Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) (Statistics Canada website)
Analytical products and data
First drop in income before transfers and taxes since 1996, but exceptional increase in after-tax income in 2020
These statistics focus on low household and individual income as defined by the Low Income Measure (LIM), as well as on low family unit and individual income as defined by the Market Basket Measure (MBM).
These statistics are provided according to three types of income (market income, total income, and after-tax income) and are broken down by various socio-demographic characteristics of households and individuals.
These tables contain two measures of income inequality among households and individuals aged 16 and over: income quintiles and the Gini coefficient. These statistics are presented according to three types of income: market income, total income, and after-tax income.
In 2019, the median after-tax income in Quebec was $32,700 for individuals and $59,800 for households. By comparison, in 1996, it was $20,900 for individuals and $42,800 for households.