Assets and debts held by family units, total amounts, by education level
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|1999||2005||1999 to 2005|
|$ millions1||$ millions1||change in $ millions1||% change|
|All education levels|
|Net worth (assets less debts)||3,432,347||4,862,486||1,430,139||41.7|
|Less than high school|
|Net worth (assets less debts)||686,891||729,625||42,734||6.2|
|Graduated high school|
|Net worth (assets less debts)||732,073||1,101,031||368,958||50.4|
|Non-university post-secondary certificate3|
|Net worth (assets less debts)||828,464||1,273,899||445,435||53.8|
|University degree or certificate4|
|Net worth (assets less debts)||1,184,919||1,757,931||573,012||48.4|
- Family units: economic families (a group of two or more persons who live in the same dwelling and are related to each other by blood, marriage, common-law or adoption) and unattached individuals (a person living either alone or with others to whom he or she is unrelated).
- Education refers to an unattached individual or, for families, the major income recipient.
1. In 2005 constant dollars.
2. Includes Employer-sponsored Registered Pension Plans (EPPs). These plans were valued on a termination basis. Only plan membership to the time of the Survey of Financial Security was considered. Interest rates are assumed based on current market rates. Excludes public plans administered or sponsored by governments: Old Age Security (OAS) including the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) and the Spouse's Allowance (SPA), as well as the Canada Pension Plan/Quebec Pension Plan (CPP/QPP).
3. Non-university certificate includes a certificate or diploma from a trade or vocational school, community college, CEGEP, technical institute or hospital school of nursing.
4. University certificate includes certificate above Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, Doctorate, degree in law, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and optometry.
Source: Statistics Canada, Survey of Financial Security (SFS).
Last modified: 2006-12-07.
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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