facebooktwitterjoin mailing list

Abbotsford Poverty Fact Sheet 2015


Download Abbotsford Poverty Fact Sheet 2015 | Download Abbotsford Poverty Fact Sheet 2015 - Data Sources

Abbotsford Poverty Fact Sheet 2015 - Data Sources


#

Indicator

Description

Region

Year

Definition(s)

Source

1

No high school certificate

Percent of the total population who did not graduate from a secondary school or equivalent of total population (aged 25-64)

British Columbia, Fraser Valley RD, Abbotsford CY

2011

N/A

Statistics Canada: National Household Survey 2011

2

Number of lone parent families

Total number of lone parent families of total number of census families in private households

Abbotsford CY

2011

Lone-parent family: Lone parent living with one or more children.

Statistics Canada: Census 2011

3

Participation/Activity limitation

Percent of people aged 12 and older limited in selected activities because of a physical condition, mental condition or health problem which has lasted or is expected to last 6 months or longer

Fraser East Health Service Delivery Area

2013

N/A

Statistics Canada: Table 105-0501 - Health indicator profile

4

Weak sense of community belonging

Percent of the population aged 12 and over who did not report their sense of belonging to local community to be somewhat strong or very strong

Fraser East Health Service Delivery Area

2013

N/A

Statistics Canada: Table 105-0501 - Health indicator profile

5

Percentage of the population below after-tax low income measure (map)

Percent of the population in low income using LIM-After Tax

Abbotsford-Mission CMA

2011

Low Income Measure (LIM): A fixed percentage (50%) of adjusted median family income where adjusted indicates a consideration of family needs. For the LIM, each additional adult, first child (regardless of age) in a lone-parent family, or child over 15 years of age, is assumed to increase the family’s needs by 40% of the needs of the first adult. Each child less than 16 years of age (other than the first child in a lone-parent family) is assumed to increase the family’s needs by 30% of the first adult. A family is considered to be low income when their income is below the Low-Income Measure (LIM) for their family type and size.

Statistics Canada: National Household Survey 2011 - Geography Division

6

% Low Income (LICO-Before Tax)

Percent of persons in low income using LICO-Before Tax of total population in private households

Abbotsford CY

2006

Low Income Cut-Off (LICO): Income thresholds below which a family will likely devote a larger share of its income on the necessities of food, shelter and clothing than the average family. The approach is essentially to estimate an income threshold at which families are expected to spend 20 percentage points more than the average family on food, shelter and clothing.

Statistics Canada: Urban Poverty Project - Table 1

7

% Low Income (LIM-After Tax)

Percent of individuals and families in low income using LIM-After Tax of all families of that family type

Abbotsford CSD

2011

Low Income Measure (LIM): See “Percentage of the population below after-tax low income measure.”
All persons: Persons in families plus non-family persons.
All families: Families plus non-family persons.
Children: People aged 0-17.
Seniors: Taxfilers aged 65+.
Couple Family: A couple living together (married or common-law) at the same address, and any children living at the same address; taxfiling children do not live with their spouse, have no child of their own and live with their parent or parents.
Lone parent family: Family with only one parent with at least one child.
Non-family person: An individual who is not part of a census family – couple family or a lone-parent family. These persons may live with their married children or with their children who have children of their own (e.g., grandparent). They may be living with a family to whom they are related (e.g., sibling, cousin) or unrelated (e.g., lodger, roommate). They may also be living alone or with other persons not in census families.

Statistics Canada: T1 Family File

8

Labour force working full time

Percent of labour force population who worked full-time in 2010 of total labour force population (aged 15 and older)

Abbotsford CY

2011

Labour force population: Persons who worked for pay or in self-employment in 2010. These persons were asked to report whether the weeks they worked in 2010 were full-time weeks (30 hours or more per week) or not, on the basis of all jobs held.

Statistics Canada: National Household Survey 2011

9

Number of working poor individuals

Number of Working Poor individuals aged 18-64 and excluding students and living on their own

Abbotsford CSD

2010

Working Poor: An individual is counted among the working poor if they meet the following conditions: (i) has an after-tax income below the Low Income Measure, (ii) has earnings of at least $3000 a year (income threshold for receiving the Working Income Tax Benefit), (iii) is not a student, (iv) lives independently (non-institutional population).

Statistics Canada: T1 Family File

10

Poor children with one or more parents employed full-time, full-year

Proportion of poor children (0-17) living in families with at least one parent working full-time full-year using LIM-Before Tax

British Columbia

2011

Low Income Measure (LIM): See “Percentage of the population below after-tax low income measure.”

First Call: BC Child Poverty Report Card 2014

11

Median family incomes

Median total income of couple families and lone-parent families

Abbotsford-Mission CMA

2012

Median: The middle number in a group of numbers, where exactly half of the incomes reported are greater than or equal to the median amount. Zero values are not included.
Couple family: A couple living together (married or common-law, including same-sex couples) living at the same address with or without children.
Lone-parent family: One parent, male or female, and with at least one child.

Statistics Canada: Table 111-0009 - Family Characteristics, Summary

12

Children living in poverty

Percent of children (0-17) living in poverty using LIM-After Tax

British Columbia

2012

Low Income Measure (LIM): See “Percentage of the population below after-tax low income measure.”

First Call: BC Child Poverty Report Card 2014

13

Dollars below the poverty line

Dollars below the poverty line for taxfilers using LIM-Before Tax (parents working full-time full-year at minimum wage) and LIM-After Tax (parents on income assistance)

British Columbia

2012

Low Income Measure (LIM): See “Percentage of the population below after-tax low income measure.”

First Call: BC Child Poverty Report Card 2014

14

Average monthly shelter cost

Average total monthly shelter cost paid by the household for their dwelling of total number of households

British Columbia, Fraser Valley RD, Abbotsford-Mission CMA

2011

Shelter cost: For renters, includes rent and any payments for electricity, fuel, water and other municipal services. For owners, includes mortgage payments (principal and interest), property taxes, and any condominium fees, along with payments for electricity, fuel, water and other municipal services.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation: Housing in Canada Online

15

Unaffordable households

Proportion of households that fall below the housing affordability standard

Abbotsford-Mission CMA

2011

Affordable households: Cost less than 30% of total before-tax household income.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation: Housing in Canada Online

16

Number of shelter beds available for number of homeless persons

Total number of shelter beds (includes extreme weather beds, transition house beds (for women fleeing violence or abuse), and youth shelter beds over the total number of homeless people

Abbotsford

2014

Homeless persons: Persons with no fixed address, with no regular and/or adequate nighttime residence where they can expect to stay for more than 30 days. Includes persons in emergency shelters, safe houses, and transition houses. Also includes those living outside and “sleeping rough”, in r­­eference to people living on the streets with no permanent physical shelter of their own (sleeping in parks or bus shelters, on sidewalks, under bridges, or in tunnels, vehicles, tents, dumpsters, etc.), and those who “couch surf” (sleep at a friend’s or family member’s place for a few nights then move on)

Fraser Valley Regional District: Homelessness Survey 2014

17

Cost of food

Average cost of the National Nutritious Food Basket (NNFB)

Fraser Health

2013

National Nutritious Food Basket: Average monthly cost of a nutritionally adequate, balanced diet in British Columbia. Includes 67 food items that are minimally processed, require preparation and are commonly eaten by most Canadians. The monthly food cost is based on a reference family of four, which is made up of a male and female (age 31-50), a boy (14-18 years old), and a girl (4-8 years old).

Provincial Health Services Authority: Food costing in BC 2013 & The Cost of Eating in BC (2011, 2009, 2007)

18

Food bank usage

Percent change in number of individuals using food banks from 2008 to 2014

British Columbia

2014

N/A

Food Banks Canada: Hunger Count 2014

19

Food bank users who are children

Percent of children (0-17) assisted by food banks of total individuals assisted by food banks

British Columbia

2014

N/A

Food Banks Canada: Hunger Count 2014

20

Food insecurity

Percent of food insecure persons (moderate and severe) over total number of persons in households

Fraser East Health Service Delivery Area, British Columbia

2012

Moderately food insecure: Compromising in quality and/or quantity of food consumed.
Severely food insecure: Reduced food intake and disrupted eating patterns.
Definitions are based on the Canadian Community Health Survey Food Security module, a set of 18 questions which indicates whether households were able to afford the food they needed in the previous 12 months.

Statistics Canada: Table 105-0547 - Household food insecurity