Table 28.3 Income sources of seniors, 2005 to 2009
Table summary
This table displays the results of table 28.3 income sources of seniors 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, calculated using number of seniors, $ thousands and $ units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
  number of seniors
Seniors with income 4,134,590 4,232,680 4,315,860 4,444,490 4,575,000
Employment income 790,360 847,790 927,810 1,000,270 1,055,810
Wages, salaries and commissions 569,420 619,530 691,700 756,280 804,170
Self-employment 271,930 284,370 297,270 310,780 320,810
Investment income 2,385,030 2,464,280 2,580,720 2,666,010 2,626,720
Government transfers 4,095,270 4,197,130 4,293,360 4,426,320 4,553,330
Employment Insurance 35,600 38,600 41,980 47,030 62,810
Old Age Security and net federal supplements 3,991,510 4,089,690 4,186,720 4,303,830 4,429,270
Canada Pension Plan and Quebec Pension Plan 3,672,410 3,780,480 3,897,500 4,028,890 4,166,330
Canada Child Tax Benefit 6,600 7,520 7,650 7,920 8,070
Goods and Services Tax Credit and Harmonized Sales Tax Credit 1,928,390 2,050,160 1,913,290 1,950,080 2,016,570
Workers' compensation 103,710 105,530 113,620 118,450 118,220
Social assistance 249,130 249,190 251,600 246,850 257,530
Provincial refundable tax credits and family benefits 1,691,570 2,005,630 1,728,100 2,311,180 2,188,540
Private pensions 2,415,010 2,494,340 2,577,180 2,639,880 2,701,900
Registered Retirement Savings Plans 415,630 382,970 366,980 367,580 384,400
Other incomeNote 1 1,082,520 1,196,340 1,213,500 1,246,260 1,231,150
  $ thousands
Total income of seniors 123,758,734 134,270,968 144,843,200 153,404,800 157,510,940
Employment income 14,494,560 16,402,798 18,705,585 20,442,305 21,126,995
Wages, salaries and commissions 11,935,868 13,541,692 15,414,095 16,947,075 17,405,810
Self-employment 2,558,692 2,861,105 3,291,485 3,495,225 3,721,180
Investment income 13,660,905 15,790,904 18,086,835 19,540,665 19,312,025
Government transfers 52,657,997 55,715,074 58,318,660 61,389,345 64,718,145
Employment Insurance 191,054 211,263 235,690 266,055 414,715
Old Age Security and net federal supplements 27,560,921 29,083,974 30,541,685 31,807,400 33,278,530
Canada Pension Plan and Quebec Pension Plan 22,247,273 23,397,612 24,608,835 25,962,515 27,484,275
Canada Child Tax Benefit 17,622 20,843 22,260 23,105 24,520
Goods and Services Tax Credit and Harmonized Sales Tax Credit 657,189 825,792 676,215 701,995 744,270
Workers' compensation 768,363 791,413 875,605 946,340 980,095
Social assistance 499,139 508,994 516,805 519,630 579,685
Provincial refundable tax credits and family benefits 716,436 875,184 841,565 1,162,305 1,212,055
Private pensions 35,800,725 38,520,388 41,605,265 43,519,150 44,358,240
Registered Retirement Savings Plans 2,595,343 2,611,953 2,595,495 2,668,120 2,792,050
Other incomeNote 1 4,549,203 5,229,851 5,531,355 5,845,220 5,203,485
  $
Median total income of seniors 20,100 21,000 22,110 22,820 23,110
Note: Seniors are people aged 65 and older.
1. Taxable income not reported elsewhere, such as net rental income, support payments, retiring allowances and scholarships.
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 111-0035.
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