Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Payments received by parents or guardians with dependent children from various federal, provincial and territorial child benefit programs during the reference period.
For the 2016 Census, the reference period is the calendar year 2015 for all income variables.
2016 (100% data); 2011Note 1 (30% sample); 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986 and 1981 (20% sample). For availability prior to 1981, refer to Appendix 2.0.
Population aged 15 years and over in private households
Variable derived based on administrative tax and benefit records received from the Canada Revenue Agency.
Positive dollar value or nil
See 'Remarks' under total income.
See also income sources and the detailed definitions for each of the components: basic Canada child tax benefit (CCTB), national child benefit supplement (NCBS), universal child care benefit (UCCB) and provincial and territorial child benefits.
For more information, please refer to Appendix 4.1, Components of income in 2015.
Excludes orphans' benefits and payments for foster children.
For additional information about data collection method, coverage, reference period, concepts, data quality and intercensal comparability of the income data, refer to the Income Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.
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