Reminders

Gap 2008 Supplementary

The Gap Between the Rich and Poor: 2008 Archive - Supplemental Information

For nearly two decades, the Canadian economy experienced vibrant growth. However, the benefits of this growth have not been equally shared by all Canadians. Striking differences in income have caused "the wealth gap" to widen; in addition, it appears that wealthy people live longer, and that they're healthier at every stage of their lives.

Monthly Social Assistance Caseload per 100,000 Residents: 2005, 2006

Monthly Social Assistance Caseload per 100,000 Residents 2005, 2006 The Gap Supplemental Graphs 2008 34 (1).jpg

 20052006
Waterloo Region38633796
Ontario Median40974119

Source: OMBI 2006

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1-2 Overall Poverty Rate (%) for All Persons, 2001 and 2005

Overall Poverty Rate (%25) for All Persons, 2001 and 2005 The Gap Supplemental Graphs 2008 34 (4).jpg

 20012005
Waterloo Region11.410.5
Ontario14.514.7
Canada16.315.3

Source: : Data for After tax are from the 2006 Census Community Profiles, while Before Tax data are from Statistics Canada Census topic based tabulations.

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1-3 Overall Incidence of Poverty (%) After Tax, 2001-2006

Overall Incidence of Poverty (%25) After Tax, 2001-2006 The Gap Supplemental Graphs 2008 34 (5).jpg

 2001200120022003200420052006
Waterloo Region10.55.66.76.46.998.2
Ontario10.89.310.710.41110.310.3
Canada12.511.211.611.611.410.810.5

Source: Statistics Canada. "Income Trends in Canada 1976-2006". Table 202-0802 titled "Persons in low income, Canada, provinces and select CMAs".

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1-4 Ratio of Money Income of the 10th and 90th Percentile

Ratio of Money Income of the 10th and 90th Percentile, Current Dollars, Waterloo Region The Gap Supplemental Graphs 2008 34 (7).jpg

 20012005
Waterloo Region6.06.2

Source: Statistics Canada special request, based on tax data

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1-5 Vital Signs® Canada Original Data Sources

1-6 Vital Signs® Canada Original Data Sources - Where Waterloo Region Stands

I-2-a: Overall Poverty Rate

 Percent shares of low income Families in all Families
 2000200120022003200420052006
Kitchener CMA15.715.415.515.816.216.116.4

In 2006, the overall poverty rate in Kitchener, based on the Low Income Measure (LIM), an indicator of relative poverty, was 16.4 per cent, up 4.2 per cent from 15.7 per cent in 2000. The 2006 figure was 22.5 per cent lower than the provincial average and 23.1 per cent lower than the national average.

Source: Statistics Canada. Small Area Administrative Data. Family characteristics, Low Income Measures (LIM), by family type and family type composition, annual. Cansim Table 111-0015. Cansim series: v21388890, v21388977, v21390276, v21390363, v21390507, v21390594, v21390738. CA data retrieved through Statistics Canada special request.

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I-2-b Pre-tax Overall Poverty Rate for Vital Signs Communities, (LICO), based on Census, 2000-2005

Before taxAfter tax
 20002005% change 2000-20052005
Kitchener CMA11.410.5-7.97.8

In 2005, the before-tax overall poverty rate in Kitchener, based on the Low Income Cut-offs (LICO), an indicator of relative poverty, was 10.5 per cent, down 0.9 per cent from 11.4 per cent in 2000. The 2005 figure was 28.6 per cent lower than the provincial average and 31.4 per cent lower than the national average.

Source: http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=PR&Code1=01&Geo2=PR&Code2=01&Data=Count&SearchText=Canada&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=Income%20and%20earnings&Custom=
and
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/topics/RetrieveProductTable.cfm?TPL=RETR&ALEVEL=3&APATH=3&CATNO=&DETAIL=0&DIM=&DS=99&FL=0&FREE=0&GAL=0&GC=99&GK=NA&GRP=1&IPS=&METH=0&ORDER=1&PID=94206&PTYPE=88971&RL=0&S=1&ShowAll=No&StartRow=1&SUB=0&Temporal=

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I-2-c-ii Pre-tax Overall Poverty Rate for Vital Signs CMAs, (LICO), 2000-2005

 19801985199019952000200120022003200420052006
Kitchener CMA7.411.26.114.012.49.810.39.310.414.712.4

In 2006, the overall poverty rate in Kitchener, based on the Low Income Cut-offs (LICO), an indicator of relative poverty, was 12.4 per cent, equal to the rate in 2000. The 2005 figure was 10.1 per cent lower than the provincial average and 14.5 per cent lower than the national average.

Source: Statistics Canada. "Income Trends in Canada 1976-2006". Table 202-0802 titled "Persons in low income, Canada, provinces and select CMAs".

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I-3-a: Child Poverty Rate

 2000200120022003200420052006
Kitchener CMA19.017.417.318.118.517.517.5

In 2006, the child poverty rate in Kitchener, based on the Low Income Measure (LIM), an indicator of relative poverty, was 17.5 per cent, down 7.7 per cent from 19.0 per cent in 2000. The 2006 figure was 25.1 per cent lower than the provincial average and 24.3 per cent lower than the national average

Source: Statistics Canada. Small Area Administrative Data. Family characteristics, Low Income Measures (LIM), by family type and family type composition, annual. Table 111-0015 Cansim. CA data retrieved through Statistics Canada special request.

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I-3-b-i Pre-tax Child Poverty Rate for Vital Signs Communities, (LICO), based on Census, 2000-2005

 20002005% change 2000-2005
Kitchener CMA13.913.1-5.8

In 2005, the child (persons 15 years and under) poverty rate in Kitchener, based on the Low Income Cut-offs (LICO), an indicator of relative poverty, was 13.1 per cent, down 0.8 percentage points from 13.9 per cent in 2000. The 2005 figure was 29.2 per cent lower than the provincial average and 28.4 per cent lower than the national average.

Source: http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/topics/RetrieveProductTable.cfm?ALEVEL=3&APATH=3&CATNO=&DETAIL=0&DIM=&DS=99&FL=0&FREE=0&GAL=0&GC=99&GK=NA&GRP=1&IPS=&METH=0&ORDER=1&PID=94192&PTYPE=88971&RL=0&S=1&ShowAll=No&StartRow=1&SUB=0&Temporal=2006&Theme=81&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF=

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I-3-c-ii Pre-tax Child Poverty Rate for Vital Signs CMAs, (LICO), 2000-2005

 2000200120022003200420052006
Kitchener CMA13.713.011.89.414.016.414.2

In 2005, the child (persons 18 years and under) poverty rate in Kitchener, based on the Low Income Cut-offs (LICO), an indicator of relative poverty, was 14.2 per cent, up 0.5 percentage points from 13.7 in 2000. The 2005 figure was 9.0 per cent lower than the provincial average and 10.1 per cent lower than the national average.

Source: Statistics Canada. "Income Trends in Canada 1976-2006". Table 202-0802 titled "Persons in low income, Canada, provinces and select CMAs." Based on SLID data.

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I-4: Use of Food Banks

 Total Number of People Assisted in March
 19972004200520062007
Kitchener CMAn.a.n.a.n.a.13,96012,675

In Kitchener, the total number of people using food banks in March 2007 was 12,675, down 9.2 per cent from 13,960 in March 2006

Source for provincial and national data: Canadian Association of Food Banks, HungerCount 1997 to 2007 http://www.cafb-acba.ca/main2.cfm?id=10718668-B6A7-8AA0-6E4255B2954F4EEE

Source for city data: Canadian Association of Food Banks (CAFB), by special request and Ontario Hunger Report 2006 and 2007. http://oafb.ca/portal/images/downloads/Research/Ontario%20Hunger%20Report%202007.pdf http://oafb.ca/portal/images/downloads/Research/Ontario%20Hunger%20Report%202006.pdf

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I-5-a: Elderly Poverty

 percent share of low income families in all families
 2000200120022003200420052006
Kitchener CMA7.37.97.87.58.38.07.7

In 2006, the elderly (persons 65 and over) poverty rate in Kitchener, based on the Low Income Measure (LIM), an indicator of relative poverty, was 7.7 per cent, up 6.1 per cent from 7.3 per cent in 2000. The 2006 figure was 31.8 per cent lower than the provincial average and 42.8 per cent lower than the national average

Source: Statistics Canada. Small Area Administrative Data. Family characteristics, Low Income Measures (LIM), by family type and family type composition, annual. Table 111-0015 Cansim. CA data retrieved through Statistics Canada special request

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I-5-b Pre-tax Elderly Poverty Rate for Vital Signs Communities, (LICO), 2000-2005, based on Census

 20002005% change 2000-2005
Kitchener CMA12.08.2-31.7

In 2005 in Kitchener, the elderly (persons 65 and over) poverty rate, based on the Low Income Cut-offs (LICO), an indicator of relative poverty, was 8.2 per cent, down 3.8 percentage points from 12.0 per cent in 2000. The 2005 figure was 31.9 per cent lower than the provincial average and 43.1 per cent lower than the national average.

Source: Statistics Canada census data, Topic-based Tabulations http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/topics/RetrieveProductTable.cfm?ALEVEL=3&APATH=3&CATNO=&DETAIL=0&DIM=&DS=99&FL=0&FREE=0&GAL=0&GC=99&GK=NA&GRP=1&IPS=&METH=0&ORDER=1&PID=94192&PTYPE=88971&RL=0&S=1&ShowAll=No&StartRow=1&SUB=0&Temporal=2006&Theme=81&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF=

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I-5-c-ii Pre-tax Elderly Poverty Rate for Vital Signs CMAs, (LICO), 2000-2005

 2000200120022003200420052006% change1980-2006% change 2000-2006
Kitchener CMA9.15.06.45.77.18.86.7-79.8-26.4

In 2005, the elderly (persons 65 years and older) poverty rate in Kitchener, based on the Low Income Cut-offs (LICO), an indicator of relative poverty, was 6.7 per cent, down 2.4 percentage points from 9.1 in 2000. The 2005 figure was 33.7 per cent lower than the provincial average and 48.1 per cent lower than the national average.

Source: Statistics Canada. "Income Trends in Canada 1976-2006". Table 202-0802 titled "Persons in low income, Canada, provinces and select CMAs". Accessed through CD Rom

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I-6: Proportion of Economic Families in Income Brackets

 Kitchener CMA
 20002005% change, 2000-2005
Total - Family income groups100.00100.000.00
Under $5,0001.370.91-33.41
$5,000 to $9,9991.320.87-33.80
$10,000 to $14,9991.571.33-14.93
$15,000 to $19,9991.891.82-3.64
$20,000 to $24,9992.612.27-12.88
$25,000 to $29,9993.533.09-12.26
$30,000 to $34,9993.433.594.90
$35,000 to $39,9994.004.194.81
$40,000 to $44,9994.244.373.22
$45,000 to $49,9994.774.37-8.20
$50,000 to $59,9998.858.73-1.42
$60,000 to $69,9999.259.15-1.07
$70,000 to $79,9999.028.85-1.95
$80,000 to $89,9998.888.59-3.29
$90,000 to $99,9997.237.422.60
$100,000 to $124,99912.7612.991.80
$125,000 to $149,9996.737.288.24
$150,000 and over8.5610.1518.62
Less than $25,0008.757.21-17.61
More than $100,00028.0530.428.48

In 2005, 7.2 per cent of families in Kitchener had annual incomes lower than $25,000, compared to 9.5 per cent in Ontario and 10.5 per cent in Canada. There was a 17.6 per cent fall in the proportion of families in Kitchener making less than $25,000 (2005$) between 2000 and 2005. In 2005, 30.4 per cent of families in Kitchener had annual incomes of over $100,000, compared to 30.5 per cent in Ontario and 25.5 per cent in Canada. There was an 8.5 per cent increase in the proportion of families in Kitchener with incomes above $100,000 between 2000 and 2005.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-563-XCB2006023

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