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Median after-tax income

Chart 17 Median after-tax income, by Aboriginal identity, population aged 15 years and older, Canada, 2010

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Median after-tax income lower for Aboriginal people

In 2010, the median after-tax income for Aboriginal people was just over $20,000 compared to $27,600 for their non-Aboriginal counterparts.

Among the Aboriginal population, First Nations people had the lowest median after-tax income ($17,620). Incomes were higher for Inuit ($20,400) and Métis ($24,550). The median after-tax income of Métis was the most comparable to that of the non-Aboriginal population.

For additional information on income, see 2011 National Household Survey: Data tables.

Median income by level of education

Chart 18 Median income for population aged 25 to 54 years, by selected level of education and Aboriginal identity, Canada, 2010

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Median income rises with completed postsecondary education

Among people 25 to 54 years of age, the income gap between all Aboriginal groups and non-Aboriginal people is lessened with the completion of postsecondary school.

Among First Nations people, the overall median income was $23,600, and the median income for those with postsecondary qualifications was $33,100. For Métis, the overall median income was $34,900. In contrast, Métis with postsecondary qualifications had a median income of $41,400.

The overall median income for Inuit was $29,000. For Inuit with postsecondary qualifications however, the median income was $42,200. This is close to the median income of the non-Aboriginal population with postsecondary education ($43,800).

For additional information on income, see 2011 National Household Survey: Data tables.