Topics, 2021 Census
Income

Release date: July 13, 2022 Updated on: November 9, 2022

The 2021 Census of Population Program offers a wide range of analysis, data, reference and geographical information according to topics (subjects) that paint a portrait of Canada and its population.

2021 Census of Population products by type: Income

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2022-07-13

Title:Census Profile, 2021: Families, households and marital status, and Income

Profile of a community or region: 98-316-X2021001

Description: This profile presents information from the 2021 Census of Population for various levels of geography, including provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, communities and census tracts.

Data product
2022-10-26

Title:Data tables: Income

Table

Description: This series of cross-tabulations presents a portrait of Canada. They range in complexity and are available for various levels of geography.

Data product
2022-07-13

Title:Focus on Geography Series: Income

Profile of a community or region: 98-404-X2021001

Description: Focusing on a selected geographic area, this product presents data highlights, through text, tables and figures, for each of the major releases of the 2021 Census.

Data product
2022-07-13

Title:Census Program Data Viewer: Families, households and marital status, and Income

Interactive dashboard: 98-507-X2021001

Description: The Census Program Data Viewer (CPDV) is a web-based data visualization tool that makes statistical information more interpretable by presenting key indicators in a statistical dashboard. Users can click and zoom in on a map of Canada or the user can search by place name or postal codeOM. The CPDV displays the appropriate thematic map showing boundaries and other features. Results can be exported (CSV or XLSX), or the user can share their customized dashboard by a link.

Data product
2022-07-13

Title:Income Explorer, 2021 Census

Interactive chart: 98-505-X2021002

Description: This interactive chart is comprised of two visualizations showing statistics of selected income sources by various characteristics and geographies.

Data product
2022-07-13

Title:Thematic maps: Income

Thematic map: 92-173-X2021001

Description: A thematic map shows the spatial distribution of one or more specific census data themes for standard geographic areas. The map may be qualitative in nature (e.g., predominant mother tongue) or quantitative (e.g., percentage population change).

Data product
2022-07-13

Title:2021 Census key indicators: Income

Key indicators

Description: The key indicators provide a quick snapshot of census data highlights by topic.

Data product
2022-08-17

Title:Data quality tables, 2021 Census of Population

Table

Description: These tables present data quality indicators for the Census of Population. Data quality indicators are available for various levels of geography, most questions on the Census of Population questionnaires and other key variables of the Census of Population.

Data product
2022-07-13

Title:Income in Canada, 2020

Infographic: 11-627-M-X 2022040

Description: Based on the data from the 2021 Census, the following infographic looks at income in Canada for 2020, including median household income, the prevalence of low-income and income inequality.

Data product
2022-08-12

Title:Income profile of Canadians

The Daily

Description: This American Sign Language video highlights income data from the third release of the 2021 Census of Population included in the Daily.

Analytical product
2022-11-09

Title:Disaggregated trends in poverty from the 2021 Census of Population

Census in Brief: 98-200-X2021009

Description: This Census in Brief article focuses on the experiences of poverty in Canada based on data from the 2021 Census. It examines disaggregated poverty trends by age, gender, family situation, immigration status as well as by Indigenous identity and for racialized groups. When possible, comparisons are made to data from the 2016 Census.

Analytical product
2022-08-02

Title:The contribution of pandemic relief benefits to the incomes of Canadians in 2020

Census in Brief: 98-200-X2021005

Description: This Census in Brief article provides a profile of the population who received pandemic-related benefits in 2020, based on data from the 2021 Census of Population. Benefits examined include the newly-established federal emergency and recovery benefits, top-ups to existing federal programs, including the Old Age Security, the Guaranteed Income Supplement and the Canada Child Benefit, as well as pandemic-related benefits from provincial and territorial governments. The share of the population receiving benefits, the median amounts received and the contribution of these benefits to the incomes of recipients are examined by gender, age group, income level and geography.

Analytical product
2022-07-13

Title:Pandemic benefits cushion losses for low income earners and narrow income inequality – after-tax income grows across Canada except in Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador

The Daily

Description: Fewer Canadians received employment income during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, losses in employment income were offset by pandemic-related benefits. Median after-tax income of households was $73,000 in 2020, up 9.8% compared with five years earlier. Income inequality and the share of Canadians in a low-income situation also decreased.

Analytical product
2022-10-26

Title:Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021

Dictionary: 98-301-X2021001

Description: The Census Dictionary is a reference document which contains detailed definitions of Census of Population concepts, variables, and geographic terms, as well as historical information.

Reference material
2022-10-26

Title:Guide to the Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-304-X2021001

Description: This reference document provides an overview of the Census of Population content determination, collection, processing, data quality assessment and data dissemination.

Reference material
2022-07-13

Title:Income Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021004

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret income data from the 2021 Census.

Reference material
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