Average Annual After-Tax Household Income

What's the average yearly after-tax incomes in Canada?

How much does an average Canadian make after the income tax is deducted? See the summary table below for Canadian After-Tax Household Income. It appears that families with kids tend to have higher after-tax incomes, mostly likely attributed to additional benefits and tax credits available from children; eg, tax credit for dependants (lines 305 & 367), children fitness tax credit (line 365), adoption expenses (line 313), education credits transferred from children (line 324), combined medical expenses (lines 330, 331, 332), child care expenses (line 214), universal child care benefit (line 117), tax-deferred investment options (RESP contributions), etc.

Canadian After-Tax Household Income

Average Annual Household Incomes: Before Tax | After Tax

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Economic Families 68,200 69,100 70,700 73,500 74,600
Elderly Families 49,400 51,400 52,400 55,800 55,900
Married Couples 48,900 49,400 50,500 54,200 53,500
All Other Elderly Families 51,200 58,600 59,200 61,000 65,300
Non-Elderly Families 71,400 72,100 74,000 76,800 78,000
Married Couples 64,300 66,800 68,800 71,600 71,700
  One earner 53,600 55,700 55,000 57,500 56,600
  Two earners 71,600 74,800 77,000 79,300 80,500
Two Parents + Kids 79,600 77,900 79,900 83,900 84,900
  One earner 58,200 56,200 57,400 60,000 61,200
  Two earners 79,400 78,600 79,300 83,300 84,800
  Three or more earners 99,800 97,700 101,100 104,800 106,400
 Single Parent Family 36,600 41,400 42,100 42,700 43,700
Unattached Individuals 28,300 28,800 29,800 30,500 31,000
Elderly male earner 32,900 41,400 39,900 44,000 42,100
Elderly female earner 33,000 32,800 33,800 34,600 34,300
Non-elderly male earner 34,300 36,100 36,100 37,300 38,400
Non-elderly female earner 30,500 30,000 30,600 32,300 32,300

Reference: StatCan


1. An economic family is a group of individuals sharing a common dwelling unit who are related by blood, marriage (including common-law relationships) or adoption.
2. Families in which the major income earner is 65 years of age and over.
3. Families in which the major income earner is less than 65 years of age.
4. With children less than 18 years of age.

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