Income Estimates for Subprovincial Areas

Detailed information for 1985

Status:

Inactive

Frequency:

Annual

Record number:

4301

This annual survey produced estimates of per-capita and aggregate amounts of personal and personal disposable income, of money income before and after tax, of income tax and direct taxes; estimates of aggregate wages and salaries, self-employment income, government transfer payments, investment income including rents, and miscellaneous money income.

Data release - July 10, 1991

Description

This annual survey produces estimates of per-capita and aggregate amounts of personal and personal disposable income, of money income before and after tax, of income tax and direct taxes; estimates of aggregate wages and salaries, self-employment income, government transfer payments, investment income including rents, and miscellaneous money income.

Subjects

  • Household, family and personal income
  • Income, pensions, spending and wealth
  • Personal and household taxation

Data sources and methodology

Sampling

This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design and a longitudinal follow-up.

Data sources

Responding to this survey is voluntary.

Data are extracted from administrative files.

All individual tax records are received in machine-readable form from Revenue Canada Taxation. The file is partially coded and edited by the Small Area and Administrative Data Division. The Labour and Household Surveys Analysis Division provides additional edits and consistency checks.

Estimation

Geographic distributions of income components based on Revenue Canada Taxation (RCT) data are applied to benchmarks from National Accounts. Thus small-area estimates fit National Accounts control totals at the provincial level. Components not reflected in National Accounts, such as alimony, are taken from RCT as reported. Components are estimated at a finer level of detail than published; e.g. farm and non-farm income from self-employment are estimated separately and then combined for publication as self-employment income. All design and estimation procedures are described in detail in 13-216. These procedures are carried out by Labour and Household Surveys Analysis Division staff.

Quality evaluation

1985 data compared with Census income data: money income and wages of good quality, some weaknesses in government transfer payments and in miscellaneous income; sparsely populated northern areas are especially susceptible to weaknesses and are footnoted in tables where applicable. Experiments with estimates for census agglomerations (CA's) have shown deficiencies in geographic coding. Most of these seem to be the result of incomplete changeover from 1981 to 1986 SGC.

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.

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