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Money: giving till it hurts

Canada Day Special 2010


 

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Even though Prince Edward Islanders have shallower pockets than most Canadians—P.E.I. has the lowest disposable incomes—nobody digs deeper to help those in need.

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HIGHEST
LOWEST
Family income
Alberta $129,421 Newfoundland: $73,629
Disposable income per capita
Alberta: $38,298 P.E.I.: $24,613
Mortgage-free? % of households
Newfoundland: 44.1% Quebec: 25.4%
Did you contribute to your RRSP? % of all tax filers
Alberta: 29.8% Newfoundland: 16.4%
Median charitable donation
P.E.I.: $370 Quebec: $130
Source: Family income (average cash income, families with two or more individuals, 2010 estimate): Fraser Institute; disposable income (2010 estimate): Conference Board of Canada; mortgage (2008): StatsCan’s Survey of Household Spending; RRSP (2008), charitable donation (by tax filers, 2008): StatsCan


The full province-by-province breakdown:

Are you employed?
Alberta
68.3%
Saskatchewan
66.6%
Manitoba
66.4%
Ontario
61.5%
B.C.
60.8%
P.E.I.
60.5%
Quebec
60.1%
Nova Scotia
59.0%
New Brunswick
58.7%
Newfoundland and Labrador
52.6%
Are you unemployed?
Saskatchewan
5.0%
Manitoba
5.7%
Alberta
6.6%
B.C.
7.5%
Quebec
8.0%
Nova Scotia
8.7%
New Brunswick
8.8%
Ontario
8.9%
P.E.I.
10.7%
Newfoundland and Labrador
13.8%
Hours spent at work (per week)
Quebec
35.2
B.C.
35.3
Ontario
36
Nova Scotia
36.3
Manitoba
36.6
P.E.I.
36.9
New Brunswick
37.1
Alberta
37.5
Saskatchewan
37.7
Newfoundland and Labrador
38.2
Earnings (per week)
Alberta
$905
Ontario
$816
B.C.
$781
Saskatchewan
$763
Newfoundland and Labrador
$735
Quebec
$711
Manitoba
$704
Nova Scotia
$675
New Brunswick
$672
P.E.I.
$632
Do you have a pension plan at work?
Saskatchewan
47.7%
Manitoba
47.0%
Newfoundland and Labrador
46.8%
Quebec
41.9%
Nova Scotia
41.1%
New Brunswick
38.8%
Ontario
37.7%
B.C.
34.4%
P.E.I.
33.8%
Alberta
33.6%
Are you self-employed?
B.C.
19.7%
Saskatchewan
19.1%
Alberta
17.7%
Ontario
15.7%
Quebec
14.7%
P.E.I.
14.7%
Manitoba
13.8%
Nova Scotia
13.4%
New Brunswick
11.7%
Newfoundland and Labrador
9.6%

 
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Money: giving till it hurts

  1. Well, interesting to see that the lowest disposable income per capita, in a province with the highest taxes, is also the province with the highest median donation to charity.

    While the province with the highest income, highest disposable income per capita, and lowest tax rate.. isn't.

    Anybody want to make that argument for privately funded welfare again?

  2. Working more hours doesn't close the wealth gap if one follows this study.