Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021
Table 2.1
Summary of low-income lines in the 2021 Census of Population Program

Release date: November 17, 2021
Table 2.1
Summary of low-income lines in the 2021 Census of Population Program
Table summary
This table displays the results of Summary of low-income lines in the 2021 Census of Population Program. The information is grouped by Dimensions (appearing as row headers), Low-income concept, calculated using Market basket measure (MBM), Low-income measure (LIM) and Low-income cut-off (LICO) units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Dimensions Low‑income concept
Market basket measure (MBM)Table 2.1 Note 1 Low‑income measure (LIM) Low‑income cut‑off (LICO)
Geography 53 regions One level across Canada Size of area of residence
Unit for income Economic families and persons not in economic families Households Economic families and persons not in economic families
Adjustment factor Square root of economic family size Square root of household size Different lines based on size of economic family up to the 7 or more members category
Income Disposable income for MBM for economic families and persons not in economic familiesTable 2.1 Note 2 After-tax income of householdsTable 2.1 Note 4 After-tax income of economic families and persons not in economic familiesTable 2.1 Note 6
Total income of householdsTable 2.1 Note 5 Total income of economic families and persons not in economic familiesTable 2.1 Note 7
Line Price of the basket of goods and services for the reference familyTable 2.1 Note 3 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 2.1 Note 8
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