Even after inflation, the average income of the top 1% richest in the Hamilton Census Metropolitan area has grown by almost 50% since 1982, while the average income of the bottom 90% of taxfilers has grown by only 2% in this same period. For every dollar in new income in the Hamilton community in the last three decades, the top 1% have received 13 cents, while the bottom 90% have only shared 60 cents. Read more...
T1-derived datasets from the Income Statistics Division of Statistics Canada (known as Annual Estimates for Census Families and Individuals, or simply Taxfiler data) are an increasingly important source of Canada-wide small-area income data.
Taxfiler data offers income-related information down to the CT and rural six-digit postal code level. This information is generated from individual tax files from the Canada Revenue Agency, and published on a yearly basis.
The CDP team is working hard to draft our custom data orders for the National Household Survey and other surveys. The Urban Poverty Tables are always a key component of our order. In the past, we have requested poverty data by employment status and age. This year we would like to review past practice and open up a conversation about the most useful measure of working poverty to include. Several different definitions of working poverty have been used in recent years, including John Stapleton’s work for the Metcalf Foundation in Toronto.