Table 6
Composition of family income by family structure, 2008

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Table 6
Composition of family income by family structure, 2008
Table summary
This table displays the results of Composition of family income by family structure. The information is grouped by Income source appearing as row headers and is grouped by Non-elderly families, Married couples, Two-parent families with children, Married couples with other relatives, Lone parent with at least one child, Female lone-parent, Male lone-parent, Other non-elderly families, Elderly families appearing as column headers, calculated using percentage as a unit of measure.
Income source Non-elderly families1
Married
couples
Two-parent
families with children
Married couples
with other relatives2
Lone parent with at
least one child
Elderly
families3
Female lone-parent Male
lone-parent
Other
non-elderly families
percentage
Wages and salaries 76.1 80.9 82.9 63.5 79.9 80.1 9.7
Net income from self-employment 6.8 7.7 6.8E 2.6E F 5.9E 3.6
Investment income 4.0 3.0 2.9 1.0E F F 11.0
Retirement income 6.2 0.4E 2.5 F F F 32.6
Total government transfers 5.1 6.4 3.0 22.9E 8.6 7.5E 39.0
Other income 1.9 1.6 1.9 9.6 F 3.8E 4.1
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total income ($) 86,000 100,200 127,800 42,300 60,400 59,000 59,400
1. Includes families with major income earner less than age 65.
2. Includes families with children aged 18 and over and/or other relatives.
3. Includes families with the major income earner is aged 65 and over.
Note: Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.
Source: Statistics Canada, Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics.
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