Annual Income Estimates for Census Families and Individuals (T1 Family File)

Economic dependency ratio of geographic area, index

Economic dependency ratio refers to the sum of transfer payment dollars received as benefits in a given area, compared to every $100 of employment income in the same area. For example an Employment Insurance EDR of 4.69 means that $4.69 in EI benefits were received for every $100 of employment income for the area.

Geographic area refers to areas whose boundaries are specifically delimited in accordance with well-defined concepts and which, in total, cover the entire landmass of Canada. It excludes Canadian territorial enclaves abroad.

The data for this variable are reported using the following measurements:

  • Index of region using the value of Canada equal to 100
  • Index of region using the value of the province equal to 100
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