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Last updated: 2002

Child Poverty Rates by Province, Canada, 1980-1989

 1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
 Incidence (%)
Atlantic Provinces21.121.124.326.224.822.520.520.617.617.7
Newfoundland28.921.625.731.228.828.625.725.421.019.8
PEI14.322.720.116.117.714.814.115.113.212.7
Nova Scotia15.918.022.122.820.619.918.417.614.916.5
New Brunswick20.323.926.227.327.021.219.220.718.518.0
Quebec19.320.021.021.224.121.219.820.919.016.3
Ontario14.413.617.517.416.615.913.112.712.011.6
Prairie Provinces13.515.517.121.123.121.020.220.919.720.5
Manitoba18.519.624.523.821.222.824.223.222.122.7
Saskatchewan11.419.718.222.623.821.224.919.921.922.0
Alberta12.311.913.719.323.520.216.620.417.819.1
British Columbia10.614.318.416.721.121.720.518.715.414.7
CANADA15.816.419.119.821.019.517.617.716.115.3

Notes: Children under 18 years of age. Based on Statistics Canada's Low-income Cut-offs, 1992 base.

Source: Prepared by the Canadian Council on Social Development, using data from Statistics Canada, Cat. 13-569-XPB.

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Example: 21.1% of all children under the age of 18 in the Atlantic provinces were poor in 1980. The Atlantic child poverty rate had decreased to 17.7% by 1989. A higher percentage of children in Nova Scotia, however, were poor in 1989 than in 1980.

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