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Ontario: National Household Survey 2011: Low Income

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Geography:Ontario
Account:Income, Consumption and Leisure
Information:National Household Survey 2011: Low Income
Data Source:National Household Survey, Statistics Canada, May - August 2011.
Copyright:Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Gender breakdown is not available for owner and tenant household data.

The global non-response rate (GNR) is a weighted measure of survey non-response, calculated based on the number of households that did not respond to the survey and the number of questions that respondents left out. The GNR can be used as an indicator of data quality, with lower values indicating more accurate data. Geographies with a GNR of higher than 50% were suppressed by Statistics Canada due to concerns about data accuracy. If a geography has a GNR of 0, it means that there was a response from all households surveyed, not necessarily that the data is representative of all households in the geography.

Figures may not add to total due to random rounding.

National Household Survey (NHS)
The National Household Survey is the replacement for Statistics Canada's long form census. The survey was given to about 4.5 million households in Canada (about 30% of households), and asked questions regarding Aboriginal peoples, immigration, ethnocultural diversity, education, labour, mobility, migration, income and housing. 

Unlike the former long form census survey the NHS is not mandatory, which could result in non-response bias being introduced into the survey.Statistics Canada has employed several techniques to minimize this bias, but it should still be taken into account when interpreting this data.
Non-Response Bias
Non-response bias occours when those who respond to a survey have a different set of characteristics than those who do not respond. For example, if those with lower education levels are less likely to fill out the census form, it may artificially inflate the education level of the population.
Global Non-Response Rate
The global non-response rate (GNR) is a weighted measure of survey non-response, calculated based on the number of households that did not respond to the survey and the number of questions that respondents left out. The GNR can be used as an indicator of data quality, with lower values indicating more accurate data. 

Geographies with a GNR of higher than 50% were suppressed by Statistics Canada due to concerns about data accuracy. If a geography has a GNR of 0, it means that there was a response from all households surveyed, not necessarily that the data is representative of all households in the geography.
NHS Suppression Standards
  • Suppress all data for a community if the Global non-reponse rate is greater than 50%.
  • Suppress income data if the population of the area is less than 250, or if there are less than 40 private households.
  • Cell values greater than 10 are randomly rounded to a multiple of 5. Values less than 10 are rounded to either 0 or 10.
  • Some data may have been suppressed due to data quality or privacy concerns.

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    National Household Survey global non-response rate for Ontario: 27.1%
       
      Male Female Total

    Total in private households in low income809,655 936,250 1,745,900
    Less than 18 years239,125 224,820 463,945
    Less than 6 years79,670 74,985 154,655
    18 to 64 years524,335 612,980 1,137,315
    65 years and over46,200 98,445 144,640
     
    Total in private households in low income - Percent13.2% 14.5% 13.9%
    Less than 18 years17.4% 17.3% 17.3%
    Less than 6 years18.6% 18.3% 18.4%
    18 to 64 years13.2% 14.6% 13.9%
    65 years and over5.8% 10.3% 8.3%
     
    Total owner and tenant households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratio.. .. 4,823,720
    Spending less than 30% of household total income on shelter costs.. .. 3,520,530
    Spending 30% or more of household total income on shelter costs.. .. 1,303,190
    Spending 30% to less than 100% of household total income on shelter costs.. .. 1,079,520
     
    Total owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings.. .. 3,446,650
    Percent of owner households with a mortgage.. .. 59.5%
    Percent of owner households spending 30% or more of household total income on shelter costs.. .. 20.9%
     
    Total tenant households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings.. .. 1,385,535
    Percent of tenant households in subsidized housing.. .. 16.3%
    Percent of tenant households spending 30% or more of household total income on shelter costs.. .. 42.3%

    Notes:

    Gender breakdown is not available for owner and tenant household data.

    The global non-response rate (GNR) is a weighted measure of survey non-response, calculated based on the number of households that did not respond to the survey and the number of questions that respondents left out. The GNR can be used as an indicator of data quality, with lower values indicating more accurate data. Geographies with a GNR of higher than 50% were suppressed by Statistics Canada due to concerns about data accuracy. If a geography has a GNR of 0, it means that there was a response from all households surveyed, not necessarily that the data is representative of all households in the geography.

    Figures may not add to total due to random rounding.

    Source: National Household Survey, Statistics Canada, May - August 2011.


    Copyright: Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

    Data last updated on January 24, 2017

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