Census paints grim income picture for Ontario

The latest numbers from the 2016 census suggest Canadians were a little more comfortably off than they were in 2005, except if you live in this province.

 

Statistics Canada reports the median total income of Canadian households reached 70-thousand, 336-dollars in 2015.

 

That’s a nearly 11 per cent increase from 63-thousand, 457-dollars in 2005.

 

That spike was largely driven by the commodity price boom of the last decade in the western provinces.

 

But, in Ontario, income growth was the worst in the country between 2005 and 201, rising by just 3.8 per cent.

 

Auto-dependent Windsor fared worst of all of Ontario’s cities, with median household income dropping 6.4 per cent.

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