Figure 2.3.5: Poverty in selected sub-groups
Percent of population in low income households based on individual Market Basket Measure (MBM), Middlesex-London and Ontario, 2015
The percent of the population living below the poverty line based on the Market Basket Measure, Canada’s new official poverty line, was 15.0% for Middlesex-London in 2015; higher compared to Ontario overall (13.9%).
A similar percent of females (15.1%) and males (14.9%) were living below the poverty line in Middlesex-London.
Those without postsecondary education (no secondary school certificate, 29.6%; secondary school diploma, 16.2%) were more likely than those with postsecondary education (10.8%) to be living in poverty.
Those aged 25 to 64 who were not in the labour force (21.7%) or who were unemployed (28.0%) were more likely to be living in poverty than those that were employed (8.4%).