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However, almost 1.2 million children under 18, 17 per cent of Canada's 6.8 million kids, lived in a low-income household, about one quarter of the 4.8 million people who were living in poverty in 2015 - the largest share of them in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

The report also shows an increasing number of senior citizens listed as living in a low income situation ( i.e. less than half of the average income for all households).

Of Canada's 14 million households, 65.2 per cent contributed to one of either a registered pension plan, a registered retirement savings plan or a tax-free savings account.

The statistics show however that the increase in income was not even across Canada, but favoured resource rich provinces like Alberta, Nunavut, and Saskatchewan. About 30 per cent contributed to more than one, and 9.3 per cent to all three. And almost 96% of Canada's 8.2 million married or common-law couples saw both spouses report income in 2015, significantly more than about two-thirds of couples in the mid-1970s. Only about 20 per cent of couples had equal incomes that year. Conversely, a struggling manufacturing sector held median income growth in Ontario and Quebec to 3.8% and 8.9%, respectively.

On average, Canadians saw a steady rise in their income between 2005 and 2015, when the median national income weighed in at $70,336, up 10.8 per cent from $63,457 a decade earlier, once adjusted for inflation. The median household income in Windsor in 2015 was $55,450 compared to Ontario's median household income of $74,287.


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