Increase in BC incomes falls short of inflation rate: census

In Ontario the downturn in the manufacturing sector slowed income growth and the proportion of low-income residents has been on the rise

In Ontario the downturn in the manufacturing sector slowed income growth and the proportion of low-income residents has been on the rise

Median total household income in the Hamilton CMA rose from $71,660 in 2005 to about $75,460 in 2015.

Lone-parent families and those with more than one children are more likely to be low-income, Statistics Canada.

New data from the 2016 census reveals that the median income of Canadian households rose to $70,336 in 2015, up 10.8 per cent from $63,457 in 2005. Median incomes went up 11.2 per cent in Vancouver.

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A person earning the median income in 2015, for example, took home $4,200 less, accounting for inflation, than they did 10 years earlier. But in this case, the country's migration west followed a rise in oil prices, fuelling a construction boom that helped drive up median incomes and drive down poverty rates.

But the story is not so rosy in Ontario, where the downturn in the manufacturing sector slowed income growth and the proportion of low-income residents has been on the rise. However, Quebec, which is one of the lowest-income provinces, has the second-lowest number of low-income children. "I feel like I'm well on track to be more financially secure. but I would say that it's still very hard to step back into the private market when you don't have that security". That's partly because the southern Ontario city saw a 6.4 per cent drop in household income, the largest decline of any large city. Canada Without Poverty (CWP), a national charitable organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty, sees the data as an indication that, while the low-income rate has decreased in some areas like Newfoundland and Labrador, it is still at critical levels across the country, with 14.2% of people in Canada living in low-income.

Statistics Canada thinks this may be partly due to Quebec's generous child benefits and lower child care costs, but it could be a result of a variety of things.

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"We know from other research that government transfers are important for reducing people in low income". Data for this year to measure the impact of the Liberal's $23-billion-a-year child benefit program won't be available for at least three more years.

"The fact that low income is stable means that people at the bottom of the (income) distribution are more or less keeping up with that growth", said Andrew Heisz, assistant director in Statistics Canada's income statistics division.

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