Low income by province

Statistics last updated April 29, 2013.

Percentage of People in Low Income by Province, After Tax Low Income Cut-Offs 1992 Base

Incidence of Low Income, After-Tax LICO
 Nova Scotia, 2006 to 2010

Key points

  • Nova Scotia has had a lower incidence of low income than Canada since 1999.
  • In 2011, Nova Scotia had the fifth lowest incidence of low income among the ten Canadian provinces.
Percentage of People in Low Income by Province, After Tax Low Income Cut-Offs 1992 Base
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Canada 10.3% 9.1% 9.3% 9.5% 9.0% 8.8%
NL 7.7% 6.8% 7.3% 7.1% 6.4% 5.3%
PEI 5.5% 5.1% 5.2% 4.9% 3.9% 4.4%
NS 8.6% 8.2% 8.2% 8.0% 7.7% 7.0%
NB 9.4% 8.3% 7.5% 6.9% 5.5% 5.8%
PQ 11.1% 10.4% 10.9% 8.9% 10.0% 9.5%
ON 10.3% 8.8% 9.3% 10.1% 8.8% 9.0%
MB 11.2% 10.2% 8.5% 8.8% 9.2% 8.9%
SK 10.7% 8.0% 7.3% 7.1% 6.4% 5.3%
AB 7.1% 6.1% 5.7% 7.7% 6.8% 7.0%
BC 12.6% 11.0% 11.1% 12.0% 11.5% 10.7%
Source
Statistics Canada, CANSIM Table 202-0802.

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