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Table 4 Household expenditures on gambling activities

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  At least one gambling activity Government lotteries Other lotteries/raffles, etc. Casinos, slot machines and VLTs Bingos
$ % $ % $ % $ % $ %
All households
2000 492 74 239 63 82 31 523 21 729 9
2001 513 72 249 61 94 29 536 20 797 9
2002 570 73 252 63 123 30 679 21 901 7
2003 506 74 237 64 95 28 649 19 800 8
2004 514 71 262 61 100 28 653 19 802 6
2005 549 69 251 60 141 26 712 17 946 6
2006 493 73 254 64 109 28 686 19 521 6
20071 646 52 282 48 123 17 850 17 792 4
One-person households2 670 45 241 40 150 12 1,111 14 774 3
Men 814 49 312 44 226 12 1,438 15 892 2
18 to 44 578 49 155 41 118 12 1,033 19 F F
45 to 64 1,084 54 384 51 163 14 2,895 11 F F
65 and over 874 42 545 38 780 8 772 13 F F
Women 516 40 165 36 87 13 795 14 717 4
18 to 44 285 39 147 35 80 16 246 18 F F
45 to 64 679 50 176 47 87 15 1,586 14 657 4
65 and over 530 35 167 29 96 9 739 11 978 5
All households
Newfoundland and Labrador 567 52 303 48 97 25 611 8 701 11
Prince Edward Island 525 54 258 47 107 26 385 13 918 9
Nova Scotia 599 55 266 50 96 26 498 12 1,278 9
New Brunswick 440 54 246 51 116 21 512 7 683 7
Quebec 456 55 284 53 63 11 585 12 521 5
Ontario 726 50 297 45 142 17 905 21 671 3
Manitoba 709 56 243 49 83 26 736 25 1,044 7
Saskatchewan 731 55 264 49 115 31 748 24 1,058 6
Alberta 927 48 282 42 183 24 1,246 20 950 4
British Columbia 628 52 264 48 114 17 847 17 1,060 3
Income after tax
Less than $20,000 678 34 198 30 234 7 1,624 8 621 4
$20,000 to $39,999 602 49 271 45 101 13 794 15 734 6
$40,000 to $59,999 587 55 277 50 98 18 761 17 766 5
$60,000 to $79,999 558 61 306 57 99 22 592 21 562 4
$80,000 and over 798 58 311 54 149 25 951 23 1,309 3
1. New screening questions were added in 2007 to reduce response burden, but for some categories, including games of chance, the response rate was lower than expected. These screening questions will be modified for 2008. See catalogue no. 62F0026M, no. 1 for more details.
2. Using one-person households allows examination of individual characteristics. Persons 18 and over were selected as this is the legal age for gambling in most provinces.
Note: Expenditures are per spending household. Unless otherwise indicated, figures are for 2007.
Source: Statistics Canada, Survey of Household Spending.