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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Selected Demographic, Sociocultural, Income and Labour Characteristics (334) and Low-income Geographic Concentration in 2010 (6) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Census Metropolitan Areas and Tracted Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

About this variable: Low-income geographic concentration in 2010 (6)


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  1. Total - Low-income geographic concentration in 2010 Footnote 1
  2. Applicable census tracts Footnote 2
  3. Prevalence of low income less than 30% in census tract
  4. Prevalence of low income 30% or more in census tract
  5. Prevalence of low income 40% or more in census tract
  6. Outside applicable census tracts Footnote 6


Footnote 1

Low-income concentration - For this analysis, the population in census tracts is classified based on their place of residence between 'applicable census tracts' and 'outside applicable census tracts.' A census tract is not applicable if all its population is excluded from the low-income concept.

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Footnote 2

Census tract - Area that is small and relatively stable. Census tracts usually have a population between 2,500 and 8,000 persons. They are located in census metropolitan areas and in census agglomerations that have a core population of 50,000 or more.

This includes census tracts where the low-income concepts were applicable for the whole population and the applicable parts of census tracts where the concepts are partly applicable. The population in scope for low- income measurement excludes residents of certain census subdivisions (CSDs). Where the census tract overlaps two CSDs with different types, the low-income concept may only be applicable to part of the full census tract population. In this analysis, the population living in the applicable part of the CT is included with the applicable census tracts. The census tract itself is counted only once under 'applicable census tracts' even if part of the population is counted under 'outside applicable census tracts.'

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Footnote 6

Includes areas outside census tracts and census tracts where low-income concepts were not considered applicable for the whole census tract based on the census subdivision type(s). It also includes the population in the non-applicable part of a census tract when the census tract is partly applicable.

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