Table 3
Low income measures by income concept, for household size of four persons

Table 3
Low income measures by income concept, for household size of four persons
Table summary
This table displays the results of low income measures by income concept. This information is grouped by income concept, market income, before tax and after tax (appearing as column headers), calculated using current dollars as a unit of measure.
  Income concept
Market income Before tax After tax
Current dollars
1976 8,492 9,160 7,914
1977 9,290 10,044 8,736
1978 10,162 10,978 9,578
1979 11,408 12,248 10,594
1980 12,746 13,686 11,854
1981 14,144 15,264 13,132
1982 14,994 16,444 14,208
1983 15,188 16,894 14,628
1984 16,360 18,056 15,558
1985 17,438 19,188 16,440
1986 18,714 20,460 17,220
1987 19,750 21,650 18,020
1988 21,332 23,256 19,292
1989 22,798 25,000 20,700
1990 22,840 25,518 21,030
1991 22,512 25,612 21,136
1992 22,574 26,022 21,652
1993 22,408 25,894 21,604
1994 22,728 26,164 21,822
1995 23,348 26,680 22,266
1996 23,502 27,028 22,560
1997 24,390 27,780 23,136
1998 25,548 28,938 24,158
1999 27,062 30,346 25,508
2000 28,566 31,876 26,716
2001 29,338 33,058 28,340
2002 30,154 33,954 29,254
2003 30,978 34,888 30,066
2004 31,968 36,078 31,020
2005 33,216 37,380 32,326
2006 34,232 38,806 33,578
2007 35,906 40,630 35,512
2008 37,736 42,596 37,336
2009 37,300 42,500 37,562
2010 37,920 43,544 38,322
Notes: To convert to other household sizes, divide these values by 2 (the square root of the household size of four persons) and then multiply by the square root of the desired household size.
LIMs for 2006 to 2009 have been revised.  See section on the Historical Revision for details.
Date modified: