Canadian Income Survey - 2012

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Activity (Labour Force) (ACT1)

Activity (Labour Force) (ACT1) - Question identifier:ACT1_Q01

Did you work at a job or business in ^DV_REFYEAR?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Activity (Labour Force) (ACT1) - Question identifier:ACT1_Q05

During ^DV_REFYEAR, how many weeks did you work at a job or business? [Include vacation, maternity or parental leave, illness, strikes and lock-outs./(Include vacation, maternity or parental leave, illness, strikes and lock-outs.)]

Min = 00; Max = 52

Activity (Labour Force) (ACT1) - Question identifier:ACT1_Q10

During [that week/those weeks], how many hours did you [work/usually work per week] at all jobs?

Min = 1.0; Max = 168.0

Activity (Labour Force) (ACT1) - Question identifier:ACT1_Q15

Considering all the jobs you have held in ^DV_REFYEAR, did you work...

  • 1: as an employee?
  • 2: as self-employed?
  • 3: in a family business without pay?
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Activity (Labour Force) (ACT2)

Activity (Labour Force) (ACT2) - Question identifier:ACT2_Q05

[During ^DV_REFYEAR,/(During ^DV_REFYEAR,)] how many weeks were you without work AND looking for work? [Include temporary lay-offs./(Include temporary lay-offs.)]

Min = 00; Max = 52

Activity (Labour Force) (ACT2) - Question identifier:ACT2_Q10

What was your main activity during the [week/weeks] when you were neither working nor looking for work?

  • 1: Ill, or disabled and unable to work
  • 2: Took care of home or family
  • 3: Went to school
  • 4: Retired
  • 5: Other
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Activity (School) (ACT3)

Activity (School) (ACT3) - Question identifier:ACT3_Q05

Did you attend a school, college, CEGEP or university [at any time between January and December ^DV_REFYEAR/(at any time between January and December ^DV_REFYEAR)]?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Activity (School) (ACT3) - Question identifier:ACT3_Q10

Were you enrolled as...?

  • 1: A full-time student
  • 2: A part-time student
  • 3: Both full-time and part-time student
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Activity (School) (ACT3) - Question identifier:ACT3_Q15

Did you receive any money from a scholarship, bursary or fellowship in ^DV_REFYEAR?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Activity (School) (ACT3) - Question identifier:ACT3_Q20

What was the total amount you received in ^DV_REYEAR?

Min = 1; Max = 999995

Activity Limitation (ALM1)

Activity Limitation (ALM1) - Question identifier:ALM1_Q05

Do you have any difficulty learning, hearing, seeing, communicating, walking, climbing stairs, bending or doing any similar activities?

  • 1: Yes, sometimes
  • 2: Yes, often
  • 3: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Activity Limitation (ALM1) - Question identifier:ALM1_Q10

Does a physical condition or mental condition or health problem reduce the amount or the kind of activity you can do:

at home?

  • 1: Yes, sometimes
  • 2: Yes, often
  • 3: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Activity Limitation (ALM1) - Question identifier:ALM1_Q15

(Does a physical condition or mental condition or health problem reduce the amount or the kind of activity you can do:)

at work or at school?

  • 1: Yes, sometimes
  • 2: Yes, often
  • 3: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Activity Limitation (ALM1) - Question identifier:ALM1_Q20

(Does a physical condition or mental condition or health problem reduce the amount or the kind of activity you can do:)

in other activities, for example, transportation or leisure?

  • 1: Yes, sometimes
  • 2: Yes, often
  • 3: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Support payments (SCC1)

Support payments (SCC1) - Question identifier:SCC1_Q05

Between January and December ^DV_REFYEAR, did you receive support payments from a former spouse or partner? [By support payments I mean a formal agreement for spousal support, alimony, separation allowance, or child support./(By support payments I mean a formal agreement for spousal support, alimony, separation allowance, or child support.)]

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Support payments (SCC1) - Question identifier:SCC1_Q10

What is your best estimate of the amount of support payments you received in ^DV_REFYEAR?

Min = 1; Max = 99999995

Support payments (SCC2)

Support payments (SCC2) - Question identifier:SCC2_Q05

Between January and December ^DV_REFYEAR, did you make support payments to a former spouse or partner? (By support payments I mean a formal agreement for spousal support, alimony, separation allowance, or child support.)

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Support payments (SCC2) - Question identifier:SCC2_Q10

What is your best estimate of the total amount you paid in support payments in ^DV_REFYEAR?

Min = 1; Max = 99999995

Childcare Expenses (SCC3)

Childcare Expenses (SCC3) - Question identifier:SCC3_Q05

Between January and December ^DV_REFYEAR, did you pay for child care, so that you could work at your paid job(s)?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Childcare Expenses (SCC3) - Question identifier:SCC3_Q10

What is your best estimate of the total amount you paid for child care between January and December ^DV_REFYEAR? [blank/Please exclude any amount previously reported.]

Min = 0; Max = 99999995

Inter-household transfers (IHT1)

Inter-household transfers (IHT1) - Question identifier:IHT1_Q05

Excluding spousal and child support payments from a formal agreement, did anyone not living with you help to pay for your annual living expenses by giving you money or paying bills, [between January and December ^DV_REFYEAR/(between January and December ^DV_REFYEAR)]?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Inter-household transfers (IHT1) - Question identifier:IHT1_Q10

[Between January and December ^DV_REFYEAR,/(Between January and December ^DV_REFYEAR,)] did anyone not living with you help to pay for your annual living expenses by giving you money or paying bills?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Inter-household transfers (IHT1) - Question identifier:IHT1_Q15

In total, how much did you receive from anyone not living with you between January and December ^DV_REFYEAR?

Min = 0; Max = 9999995

Inter-household transfers (IHT2)

Inter-household transfers (IHT2) - Question identifier:IHT2_Q05

Excluding spousal and child support payments from a formal agreement, did you help anyone not living with you pay for their annual living expenses by giving them money or paying their bills, [between January and December ^DV_REFYEAR/(between January and December ^DV_REFYEAR)]?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Inter-household transfers (IHT2) - Question identifier:IHT2_Q10

[between January and December ^DV_REFYEAR/(between January and December ^DV_REFYEAR)] did you help anyone not living with you pay for their annual living expenses by giving them money or paying their bills?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Inter-household transfers (IHT2) - Question identifier:IHT2_Q15

In total, how much did you give to anyone not living with you between January and December ^DV_REFYEAR?

Min = 0; Max = 99999995

Total Personal Income (INC1)

Total Personal Income (INC1) - Question identifier:INC1_Q05

What is your best estimate of your total personal income, before taxes and deductions, from all sources during the year ending December 31, ^DV_REFYEAR?

[Income can come from various sources such as from work, investments, pensions or government. Examples include Employment Insurance, Social Assistance, Child Tax Benefit and other income such as child support, spousal support (alimony) and rental income./(Income can come from various sources such as from work, investments, pensions or government. Examples include Employment Insurance, Social Assistance, Child Tax Benefit and other income such as child support, spousal support (alimony) and rental income.)]

Min = -9000000; Max = 90000000

Total Personal Income (INC1) - Question identifier:INC1_Q10

Can you estimate in which of the following groups your personal income falls? Was your total personal income during the year ending December 31, ^DV_REFYEAR... ?

  • 1: Less than $30,000, including income loss
  • 2: $30,000 and more
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Total Personal Income (INC1) - Question identifier:INC1_Q15

Please stop me when I have read the category which applies to you.

Was it... ?

  • 1: Less than $5,000
  • 2: $5,000 to less than $10,000
  • 3: $10,000 to less than $15,000
  • 4: $15,000 to less than $20,000
  • 5: $20,000 to less than $25,000
  • 6: $25,000 to less than $30,000
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Total Personal Income (INC1) - Question identifier:INC1_Q20

Please stop me when I have read the category which applies to you.

Was it... ?

  • 01: $30,000 to less than $40,000
  • 02: $40,000 to less than $50,000
  • 03: $50,000 to less than $60,000
  • 04: $60,000 to less than $70,000
  • 05: $70,000 to less than $80,000
  • 06: $80,000 to less than $90,000
  • 07: $90,000 to less than $100,000
  • 08: $100,000 and over
  • 98: RF
  • 99: DK

Total Personal Income (INC1) - Question identifier:INC1_Q25

Does this amount include any Social Assistance payments?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Owners and Renters (DWL)

Owners and Renters (DWL) - Question identifier:DWL_R05

The next series of questions will be about your dwelling.

Owners and Renters (DWL) - Question identifier:DWL_Q05

Is this dwelling part of a condominium development?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Owners and Renters (DWL) - Question identifier:DWL_Q10

Is this dwelling in need of any repairs? Do not include remodelling or additions.

  • 1: No, only regular maintenance is needed (painting, furnace cleaning, etc.)
  • 2: Yes, minor repairs are needed (missing or loose floor tiles, bricks or shingles, defective steps, railing or siding, etc.)
  • 3: Yes, major repairs are needed (defective plumbing or electrical wiring, structural repairs to walls, floors or ceilings, etc.)
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Owners (OWN)

Owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q05

Does anyone in your household operate a farm on this property?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q10

Does anyone in your household operate a business from this dwelling or property?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q15

How many bedrooms are there in this dwelling?

Min = 0; Max = 95

Owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q20

Is there a mortgage on this dwelling?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q25

Are property taxes included in your mortgage payments?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q30

Do you have more than one mortgage on your dwelling?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q35

How often do you make regular mortgage payments?

  • 01: Weekly
  • 02: Every two weeks
  • 03: Twice a month
  • 04: Biweekly
  • 05: Monthly
  • 06: Quarterly
  • 07: Annually
  • 08: Twice a year
  • 09: Other - Specify
  • 98: RF
  • 99: DK

Owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q40

Is that...?

  • 1: Every two weeks
  • 2: Twice a month
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q45

How much do you pay [for your mortgage ^OWN_Q35/for each of these regular mortgage payments], including your property taxes? Exclude irregular and lump sum payments.

Min = 1; Max = 99999995

Owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q50

How much do you pay [for your mortgage ^OWN_Q35/for each of these regular mortgage payments]? Exclude irregular and lump sum payments.

Min = 1; Max = 99999995

Owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q55

How much do you pay monthly for all these mortgages, including your property taxes? Exclude irregular and lump sum payments.

Min = 1; Max = 99999995

Owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q60

How much do you pay monthly for all these mortgages? Exclude irregular and lump sum payments.

Min = 1; Max = 99999995

Owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q65

What is the total annual property tax bill for this dwelling? Include school taxes, special service charges and local improvements.

Min = 0; Max = 99999995

Owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q70

Is water included in the payments just mentioned?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK

Owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q75

What is the regular monthly condominium fee for this dwelling?

Min = 0; Max = 99999995

Owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q80

Are any of the following items included in the payments just mentioned?

  • 1: Electricity
  • 2: Heating fuel
  • 3: Water
  • 4: None of the above
  • 8: RF
  • 9: DK
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