Characteristics of families, After-tax low income status of census families based on Census Family Low Income
Measure (CFLIM-AT), by family type and family composition
This table is based on the updated methodology for the census family low income measures.
According to the Census Family Low Income Measure (CFLIM-AT), the information as outlined below is available for low-income family units (including size 1), census families, couple families, lone-parent families, and persons not in census families:
- Count of low-income family units (including size 1), census families, couple families, lone-parent families, and persons not in census families by number of children and total
- Median after-tax family income by number of children and total Includes data as of 2004.
Web Table 11-10-0020-01 (formerly CANSIM Table 111-0047)
For more information on these tables, see the Technical Reference Guide.
Starting with 2019 data, the majority of the T1FF tables (Family, Individual and Senior tables) will include data for Census Subdivision geographies. Records with Census Subdivision level data are indicated in the "Level of geo" column with the value 71. If you are using Census Subdivision level data from the T1FF, please consult the "T1FF_CSD_Quality_Note.docx" document included in the file package. The included Excel file provides a comparison between intercensal population estimates and the T1FF population estimates. The difference between these values should inform the user as to whether T1FF data at the CSD is reliable or not.
Table F-20 does not include the total number of families for calculating prevalence of low income. Table F-19 has counts that can be used as denominators with F-20 low income counts to calculate prevalence of low income.
In 2018, Statistics Canada updated the Census Family Low Income Measure methodology (affecting income reference year 2015). For more information on the methodology change, please read "Methodology Changes: Census Family Low Income Measure Based on the T1 Family File" from Statistics Canada's Income Research Paper Series.