Assets and debts held by family units, median amounts

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Assets and debts held by family units, median amounts
  1999 2005
  median amount in 2005 constant dollars number of family units (thousands) % holding assets and debts median amount in 2005 constant dollars number of family units (thousands) % holding assets and debts
Assets 184,622 12,216 100.0 229,930 13,348 100.0
Private pension assets1 57,602 8,511 69.7 68,020 9,417 70.6
  RRSPs, LIRAs, RRIFs and other2 23,041 7,197 58.9 30,000 7,748 58.0
  EPPs3 56,214 5,611 45.9 68,305 6,490 48.6
Financial assets, non pension 5,299 10,965 89.8 6,100 11,932 89.4
  Deposits in financial institutions 2,880 10,685 87.5 3,600 11,613 87.0
  Mutual funds, investment funds and income trusts 14,976 1,706 14.0 24,200 1,641 12.3
  Stocks 10,368 1,207 9.9 11,500 1,321 9.9
  Bonds (savings and other) 2,880 1,715 14.0 2,500 1,394 10.4
  Other financial assets4 5,530 1,615 13.2 6,000 2,329 17.5
Non-financial assets 115,204 12,216 100.0 141,700 13,348 100.0
  Principal residence 144,005 7,278 59.6 180,000 8,265 61.9
  Other real estate 72,578 1,987 16.3 85,000 2,142 16.1
  Vehicles 10,368 9,346 76.5 11,557 10,062 75.4
  Other non-financial assets5 11,520 12,216 100.0 10,000 13,348 100.0
Equity in business 10,368 2,325 19.0 15,794 2,221 16.6
Debts 32,257 8,215 67.3 44,500 9,263 69.4
Mortgages 79,490 4,191 34.3 93,000 4,870 36.5
  Principal residence 76,610 3,908 32.0 90,000 4,557 34.1
  Other real estate 69,122 563 4.6 90,000 624 4.7
Line of credit 5,760 1,880 15.4 9,000 3,323 24.9
Credit card and installment debt6 2,074 4,648 38.0 2,400 5,252 39.3
Student loans 8,295 1,435 11.7 9,000 1,574 11.8
Vehicle loans 10,368 2,541 20.8 11,000 3,449 25.8
Other debt 4,608 1,983 16.2 6,000 1,878 14.1
Net worth (assets less debts)7 120,451 12,209 99.9 148,350 13,342 100.0

To learn more about the results of this survey, see The Wealth of Canadians: An Overview of the Results of the 2005 Survey of Financial Security.

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