Household Income

  • According to Statistics Canada, 19% of households earn under $30,000 per year.
  • 43% earn less than $60,000, which is very close to the maximum amount for a 4 bedroom units allowed for Saskatchewan Housing Income Maximums (SHIM), the income levels that the Government of Saskatchewan bases eligibility for access affordable housing programs.

                        Figure 1.1 Distribution of households among income categories, 2010

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     Source: Statistics Canada – 2011 National Household Survey. Catalogue Number 99-014-X2011047.

SHIM-Moderate Levels
Household Type Rooming House 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4 Bedroom
Non-disabled TBA $38,000 $46,000 $51,200 $62,500
Disabled TBA $43,700 $52,900 $58,800 $71,900

 

  • In the 2011 National Household Survey, low income measure based on after-tax income measure (LIM-AT) has been used to classify persons by income status.
  • This income threshold is based on half the Canadian median after-tax income (Saskatoon median income: $68,288). This amount is also adjusted to account for household size (see Table 1.3). Households with income below this threshold were considered to be low-income.
  • Based on after-tax income, the portion of the population in low income status in Saskatoon was 14%.
  • After ten years of straight decline, the number of low-income households in Saskatoon has started to rise. Consequently, an increasing number of people are living in poverty and hence facing difficulties in meeting their housing need.
  • Lone-parent families are particularly disadvantaged as income is lower but shelter requirements are higher.

                                             Figure 1.2 Low-income Situations in Saskatoon

Picture2                                   Source: Statistics Canada, Census 1996-2006; National Household Survey

Table 1.3 Household total income by income group, 2010 in Saskatoon
Household income in 2010 Total – Household type Census-family One-family-only Couple-family Without children With children Lone-parent-family Other family types Non-census-family
Household total income 104,290 68,360 62,740 54,210 25,825 28,390 8,530 5,615 35,925
Under $5,000 2,465 890 795 675 425 250 125 85 1,575
$5,000 to $9,999 1,530 585 515 315 90 220 200 70 940
$10,000 to $14,999 2,855 790 715 430 200 230 285 70 2,065
$15,000 to $19,999 4,965 1,005 985 420 260 160 570 20 3,960
$20,000 to $29,999 8,390 3,120 3,010 1,620 1,140 480 1385 105 5,270
$30,000 to $39,999 8,435 4,065 3,800 2,760 1,825 940 1035 270 4,370
$40,000 to $49,999 8,555 4,475 4,240 3,105 2,025 1,080 1140 235 4,085
$50,000 to $59,999 8,460 4,915 4,635 3,720 2,185 1,540 915 280 3,555
$60,000 to $79,999 15,115 10,485 9,540 8,290 4,640 3,650 1245 950 4,630
$80,000 to $99,999 12,190 9,805 8,905 8,195 4,030 4,165 710 900 2,385
$100,000 to $124,999 11,810 10,015 9,200 8,640 3,720 4,920 560 820 1,795
$125,000 to $149,999 7,015 6,375 5,760 5,590 2,090 3,505 170 620 640
$150,000 and over 12,495 11,840 10,640 10,440 3,180 7,255 195 1205 655
Median household total income $ 68,288 87,057 86,278 94,135 80,412 10,6620 45,544 95,811 39,627
Average household total income $ 84,811 103,792 103,138 110,791 95,742 124,481 54,493 111,108 48,697
Source: Statistics Canada – 2011 National Household Survey. Catalogue Number 99-014-X2011047.