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2001 census: Income of Canadian families

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Author: 
Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
13 May 2003
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Available in print for order (see SOURCE) and online for download.

Selected highlights:

CANADA

* Overview: High-income families make gains, while incomes remain stable for rest
* Total income: Top tenth of families accounted for more than a quarter of all income
* Government transfers: Share in income declines for working-age families
* Low income: Proportion of seniors in low income now below the proportion of children
* Couple and lone-parent families: Gains for nuclear families with young children

PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES

- Biggest gains in median income in Alberta and Saskatchewan
- Family income most unequally distributed in Nunavut
- Share of income that comes from government sources down in most provinces and territories

SUB-PROVINCIAL

- Median family income highest in Ottawa-Hull, Oshawa
- Family income most unequally distributed in Toronto and Vancouver
- Government transfer share of family income highest in St. John's

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Entered Date: 
21 May 2003
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