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Table 3 Renter households by shelter-cost burden
Severe
Moderate
None
Expenditures
 
Income
Expenditures
Income
Expenditures
Income

%
Renters 7.3 12.2 23.3 23.1 69.4 64.8
   
Household type
Senior living alone
33.4
24.9 22.5
21
5.5 5.8
Other senior
9.4
4.6 10.3
10
16 13.3
             
Non-senior living alone
40
41.6 38
34.3
29.7 28.9
Non-senior couple
7.9
E 15 15.1
18.7
42.5 42.9
Other non-senior
F
F
2.2 E
1.9
E 3 3.2
Lone-parent family
F
8
E 7.9
8.6
6.6 6.2
       
Disability
Yes
44.1
37.1
32.5
30
15.5 16
No
55.9
62.9
67.5
70
84.5 84
     
Major source of income
Wages and salaries
F
19.8
30.7
36.5
77.1 78.6
Self-employment
3.2
4.3
E 4.8
5.9
6 5.5
Investments
F
F
1.8 E
F
1.2 0.9
Government transfers
80.8
67.9
54.6
47.8
10.6 10.1
Other
F
6.3
E 7
7.5
4.9 5
   
Household income
Up to $19,190
80.1
83.4
53.7 44.6 10 5.1
$19,191 to $32,500
16.9
15.1
32.5 42.8 23.3 21.2
$32,501 to $52,000
3
1.5
11.1 10.4 31.8 35.2
Over $52,000
F
F
2.8 2.2 34.9 38.5
   
Total expenditure
Up to $22,135 81.9
65.3
57.6 47.9 7.7 8.7
$22,136 to $34,409 15.1
21.7
31.4 30.9 24 22.7
$34,410 to $52,361 3
9.1
8.9 15.9 32.9 32
Over $52,361 0
4
2.2 5.4 35.4 36.6
             
Average household size 1.4 1.6 1.7 1.8 2.2 2.2
$
Shelter costs 9,440 8,980 8,280 8,340 8,340 8,280
Total expenses 15,860 22,960 22,640 26,490 49,530 49,710
Income before taxes 15,050 14,030 21,390 22,560 47,990 51,050
Earnings 1,280 3,050 8,520 10,190 40,160 43,010
Government transfers 11,160 9,350 9,570 9,090 4,640 4,810
Other money receipts 580 3,730 1,070 770 1,350 570

Note: Excludes those in subsidized housing.
Source: Statistics Canada, Survey of Household Spending, 2004