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December 2001     Vol. 2, no. 12

Household spending, 2000

Households spent an average of $55,830 in 2000 on everything from shelter to travel, allocating more to vehicle purchases and energy costs than in previous years. On average, households spent about 4% more in 2000, a year of strong economic growth. Personal taxes accounted for an estimated 22% of the household budget, shelter costs claimed about 19%, food, 11%, and transportation, 14%.


Survey of the Construction Industry

Data on Canada's multi-billion-dollar construction industry are now available with the return of the Survey of the Construction Industry, which had not been conducted since 1989. The construction industry accounted for roughly 5.2% of Canada's gross domestic product in 1999, and 5.3% of total employment.


National Occupational Classification for Statistics, 2001

The manual National Occupational Classification for Statistics 2001 (NOC-S), now available, provides a systematic classification structure to identify and categorize the entire range of occupational activity in Canada.


Employer-sponsored pension plans

Membership in employer-sponsored Registered Pension Plans (RPPs) rose 3.5% from 1997 to 1999, the first upturn in the biennial trend since 1991. This growth was due mainly to a strong economy led by job creation during 1998 and 1999. At the end of 1999, nearly 5.3 million workers belonged to 15,557 RPPs.


Income trends in Canada, 1980 to 1999

Income trends in Canada on CD-ROM provides accurate and reliable statistics about income from employment and other sources, taxes, the impact of government transfers on family income, differences in earnings between women and men, seniors' incomes, income inequality and the depth of low income, and more.


Participation in postsecondary education and family income, 1998

Young people from high-income families were 2.5 times as likely as those from low-income families to have participated in university education in 1998 or before, according to data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID).


Differences in interprovincial productivity, 1996-1997

Alberta led Canadian business sector productivity during the late 1990s, according to a recent study examining differences in labour productivity among the provinces. The research paper Differences in interprovincial productivity levels is now available.


Farming operating revenues and expenses, 2000

Average operating revenues per farm rose 9.0% in 2000 to $172,796, according to taxation records. In the same period, average operating expenses rose at a similar rate (8.6%) to $148,395. Operating margins were 14.1 cents per dollar of revenue, up from 13.8 cents in 1999.


Annual Survey of Manufactures, 1999 (revised)

The Annual Survey of Manufactures provides information on over 250 different industries. Data for the industries are now available for Canada for 1999.


Savers, investors and investment income, 2000

The number of Canadians reporting investment income in 2000 rose twice as quickly as the dollars they received compared with 1999. About 8.5 million Canadians reported investment income in 2000, up 7.8% from 1999. The amount of investment income increased 3.5% to reach $31.8 billion in 2000.


Personal service industry, 1999

Data for the personal service industry, which provides personal care, funeral, laundry and other personal services, are now available for 1999. Results from the Annual Survey of Personal Services show that 35,471 firms provided personal services to the Canadian economy and the industry earned revenues of $6.3 billion in 1999.


Registered Retirement Savings Plan contributions, 2000

Canadians contributed more to their Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) last year than they ever have, according to income tax returns for the 2000 tax year. Almost 6.3 million taxfilers contributed just under $29.3 billion-both were records.


Charitable donors, 2000

Total charitable donations by Canadians in 2000 grew four times as fast as the number of donors. Donations totalled $5.4 billion in 2000, up 9.2% from 1999 after adjustment for inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index. After declining slightly in 1999, the number of people reporting charitable donations rose from 5.4 million to 5.5 million in 2000, up 2.3%.


Low-income cutoffs for 2000 and low-income measures for 1999

Low-income cutoffs (LICOs) for 2000 and low-income measures (LIMs) for 1999, before and after tax, are now available. The updated thresholds for both measurements are contained in a single publication. This publication incorporates a detailed description of the methods used to arrive at both measurements. It also explains how base years are defined and how LICOs are updated using the Consumer Price Index.


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