Net worth of family units, by selected family characteristics (by sex and age)

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Net worth of family units, by selected family characteristics
(by sex and age)
  1999 2005
  Family units Net worth1 Family units Net worth1
  % % Median2 ($) Debt to asset ratio % % Median2 ($) Debt to asset ratio
Both sexes, all ages3 100.0 100.0 120,451 0.13 100.0 100.0 148,350 0.14
Less than 65 81.6 75.2 97,251 0.16 82.0 76.0 120,200 0.17
Less than 35 25.4 7.9 20,460 0.34 25.0 5.3 18,750 0.39
35 to 44 25.2 19.6 109,789 0.21 21.8 18.2 135,408 0.24
45 to 54 19.1 25.9 214,647 0.13 20.7 26.6 231,900 0.13
55 to 64 11.9 21.8 311,509 0.06 14.5 25.9 407,417 0.07
65 and older 18.4 24.8 238,060 0.02 18.0 24.0 303,167 0.02
Males, all ages 100.0 100.0 151,493 0.13 100.0 100.0 184,964 0.14
Less than 65 83.5 75.6 121,041 0.16 83.4 75.9 151,471 0.17
Less than 35 24.5 7.5 30,875 0.34 23.9 5.2 28,203 0.41
35 to 44 25.8 19.2 124,384 0.21 22.5 18.1 150,225 0.25
45 to 54 20.3 25.8 238,875 0.12 21.7 25.9 273,483 0.13
55 to 64 12.9 23.1 385,425 0.06 15.3 26.8 448,795 0.07
65 and older 16.5 24.4 325,681 0.02 16.6 24.1 405,000 0.02
Females, all ages 100.0 100.0 81,083 0.14 100.0 100.0 105,470 0.13
Less than 65 78.2 74.2 67,610 0.17 79.9 76.2 76,499 0.16
Less than 35 26.9 9.0 10,852 0.33 26.6 5.6 9,900 0.37
35 to 44 24.1 20.4 82,905 0.21 20.7 18.6 96,856 0.22
45 to 54 17.0 26.0 170,564 0.14 19.2 28.1 178,650 0.14
55 to 64 10.2 18.8 197,166 0.06 13.4 24.0 345,877 0.07
65 and older 21.8 25.8 149,884 0.02 20.1 23.8 204,833 F

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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