Reminders

Gap 2009 Supplementary

The Gap Between Rich and Poor: 2009 Archive - Supplementary Information

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

4-1 After Tax Poverty Rate

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 20002001200220032004200520062007
Waterloo Region12.87.16.371313.3108.7
Ontario1310.411.711.513.312.711.99.4
Canada13.912.212.412.71311.811.49.5

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.


4-2 Monthly Social Assistance Caseload

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 200520062007
Waterloo Region386337963408
Ontario Median409741194124

Source: OMBI 2007

 

4-3 Pre-Tax Overall Poverty Rate

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 2000200120022003200420052006
Waterloo Region15.715.415.515.816.216.116.4
Ontario20.520.120.420.721.221.121.2
Canada22.121.521.521.522.221.721.3

Source: Statistics Canada.  Small Area Administrative Data.  Family characteristics, Low Income Measures (LIM), by family type and family type composition, annual.

 

4-4 Overall Incidence of Poverty

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 20002001200220032004200520062007
Waterloo Region10.55.66.76.46.998.27.7
Ontario10.89.310.710.41110.310.38.8
Canada12.511.211.611.611.410.810.59.2

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

 

4-5 Median Family Income

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 20012002200320042005*
Waterloo Region6340065900670006920074070
Ontario5840059600605006250069156
Canada5350055000560005810074070

 

*Note:  2001-2004 based on tax-filings, 2005 based on Census reporting

Source: Statistics Canada http://www40.statcan.ca/l01/cst01/famil107a.htm

 

4-6 Median Before-Tax Income for Economic Families

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                                 2000         2001         2002         2003         2004         2005         2006

Waterloo Region $65,000    $65,500    $62,900    $62,400    $64,100    $68,200    $66,500

Ontario                    $65,900    $65,800    $65,500    $64,100    $64,800    $64,800    $64,600

Canada                   $57,500    $57,400    $56,800    $56,800    $57,900    $58,800    $59,600

 

Source: Statistics Canada.  Cansim Table 202-0203. Based on SLID.

 

4-7 Median After-Tax Income for Economic Families

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                                 1995         1996         1997         1998         1999         2000         2001         2002           

Waterloo Region $54,600    $55,400    $55,200    $58,300    $59,500    $59,000    $62,100    $57,600        

Ontario                    $53,700    $54,500    $54,700    $57,200    $59,400    $60,600    $61,700    $62,600        

Canada                   $48,800    $49,100    $49,400    $50,900    $52,600    $53,400    $55,600    $55,500      

 

                                 2003         2004         2005         2006

Waterloo Region $60,800    $60,400    $64,300    $65,100

Ontario                    $61,800    $61,700    $62,200    $62,400

Canada                   $55,400    $56,200    $57,100    $58,300

 

Source: Statistics Canada. Income Trends in Canada 1980-2005. Table 202-0605 titled "Median after-tax income, by economic family type, 2006 constant dollars, Canada, provinces and select CMAs". Based on SLID.

 

4-8 Percent of Economic Families in Income Brackets

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                                          Canada    Ontario     Waterloo Region

Under $5,000                     1.23          1.32                0.91

$5,000 to $9,999               1.17          1.13                0.87

$10,000 to $14,999           1.89          1.68                1.33

$15,000 to $19,999           2.57          2.28                1.82

$20,000 to $24,999           3.66          3.08                2.27

$25,000 to $29,999           4.54          3.74                3.09

$30,000 to $34,999           4.72          4.03                3.59

$35,000 to $39,999           5.11          4.57                4.19

$40,000 to $44,999           5.02          4.42                4.37

$45,000 to $49,999           4.85          4.37                4.37

$50,000 to $59,999           9.46          8.63                8.73

$60,000 to $69,999           8.95          8.48                9.15

$70,000 to $79,999           8.15          8.04                8.85

$80,000 to $89,999           7.16          7.36                8.59

$90,000 to $99,999           6.05          6.41                7.42

$100,000 to $124,999      10.76        12.07              12.99

$125,000 to $149,999      5.99          7.21                7.28

$150,000 and over            8.72          11.19              10.15

 

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


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