Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Earner or employment income recipient
Person with employment income during the reference period. Employment income can be in the form of wages, salaries and commissions or net self-employment income.
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 15 years and over
Census families in private households
Economic families in private households
See also employment income, wages, salaries and commissions and net self-employment income.
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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