Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Table 4.1
Summary of low-income lines in the 2016 Census of Population Program

Release date: May 3, 2017
Table 4.1 Summary of low-income lines in the 2016 Census of Population Program
Table summary
This table displays the results of Table 4.1 Summary of low-income lines in the 2016 Census of Population Program. The information is grouped by Dimensions (appearing as row headers), Low-income concept, calculated using Low-income measures (LIM), Low-income cut-offs (LICO) and Market Basket Measure (MBM) units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Dimensions Low-income concept
Low-income measures (LIM) Low-income cut-offs (LICO) Market Basket Measure (MBM)
Geography One level across Canada Size of area of residence 50 regions
Unit for income Households Economic families and persons not in economic families Economic families and persons not in economic families
Adjustment factor Square root of household size Different lines based on size of economic family up to 7+ members category Square root of economic family size
Income After-tax income of householdsTable 4.1 Note 1 After-tax income of economic families and persons not in economic familiesTable 4.1 Note 3 Disposable income for MBM for economic families and persons not in economic familiesTable 4.1 Note 5
Total income of householdsTable 4.1 Note 2 Total income of economic families and persons not in economic familiesTable 4.1 Note 4
Line Half the median of adjusted income Income level at which families usually spend 20 percentage points more than the average family on shelter, food and clothingTable 4.1 Note 6 Price of the basket of goods and services for the reference familyTable 4.1 Note 7
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