Reminders

The Gap 2009

The Gap Between the Rich and Poor: 2009 Archive

Identifying income shortfalls assists us in improving our community by helping those who need it most.

Supplementary Local and National Comparison Information

 4-1 The Ratio of Money Income of the 10th and 90th Percentile is a measure of the number of times the income of those at the richest 10 percent is higher than those in the poorest 10 percent. 

Ratio of Money Income of the 10th and 90th Percentile.jpg      

 200120052006
Waterloo Region666.25

Source: Statistics Canada special request, based on tax data.

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4-2 The Pre-Tax Poverty Rate for Children is an indication of the level of poverty felt by children in our community.

Pre-Tax Poverty Rate for Children.jpg 

 20002001200220032004200520062007
Waterloo Region14.31311.89.41416.414.412.7
Ontario16.315.216.416.31817.415.614.5
Canada18.217.418.21817.916.915.915

Source: Statistics Canada. "Income Trends in Canada 1976-2007". Table 202-0802 titled "Persons in low income, Canada, provinces and select CMAs."  Based on SLID data.

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4-3 The Overall Poverty Rate is an indication of the level of poverty in our community. 

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 20002001200220032004200520062007
Waterloo Region12.49.810.39.310.414.712.412
Ontario13.912.914.514.415.314.513.812.9
Canada16.415.516.21615.815.314.513.6

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Statistics Canada. "Income Trends in Canada 1976-2007". Table 202-0802 titled "Persons in low income, Canada, provinces and select CMAs".

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4-4 The Pre-Tax Poverty Rate for Persons Aged 65 and Over is an indication of the level of poverty felt by seniors in our community.

Pre-Tax Poverty Rate for Persons aged 65 and over.jpg 

 20002001200220032004200520062007
Waterloo Region9.156.45.77.18.86.78.2
Ontario13.611.812.312.211.21110.19.4
Canada16.61515.915.214.114.512.912.5

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Statistics Canada. "Income Trends in Canada 1976-2007". Table 202-0802 titled "Persons in low income, Canada, provinces and select CMAs".

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