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12. Percentage of economic family income from government transfers
Refers to the aggregate income received by economic families from government sources (child benefits, Old Age Security pensions, benefits from Canada or Quebec Pension Plans, benefits from Employment Insurance and other income from government sources) as a percentage of aggregate economic family total income.
Canadian censuses were conducted in 1996, 2001 and 2006. Income data from these censuses relate to the calendar year prior to the census year, i.e., 1995, 2000 and 2005, respectively. For additional information, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, Catalogue no. 92-566-XWE.