- The median income after tax in 2005 for all households in Middlesex-London was $55,435, which was lower than Ontario as a whole (Fig. 2.13).
- Median incomes were highest for couples with children at $87,703 and lowest for single person households at $28,391 in Middlesex-London (Fig. 2.13).
- The median income of households with two parents was more than double the median income of single-parent families in Middlesex-London and in Ontario in 2006. Female single-parent families had much lower incomes than male single-parent families (Fig. 2.14).
- Maps can be used to determine the locations of the highest levels of median household income in the City of London and the County of Middlesex (Fig 2.15 and Fig. 2.16).
- A smaller proportion of the population of Middlesex-London was below the low income cut-off than the population of Ontario (Fig. 2.17).
- Young people under age 18 were more likely to be below the low income cut-off compared to the entire population in both Middlesex-London and Ontario as a whole. Regardless of age, females were more likely to be below the low income cut-off than males (Fig. 2.17 and Fig. 2.18).
- Maps can be used to show the percent of the population below the low income cut-off in Middlesex County and the City of London (Fig. 2.19 and Fig. 2.20).
- Over 40% of households that rented their dwelling spent more than 30% of household income on rental payments. This proportion was similar for both residents of Middlesex-London and Ontario (Fig. 2.21).
- Maps can be used to determine the percent of the population spending more than 30% of household income on housing in Middlesex County and the City of London (Fig. 2.22 and Fig. 2.23).
- The majority of seniors aged 65+ were living with a spouse and/or children. Of those who were not, nearly 85% were living alone. More seniors in Middlesex-London were living alone compared to 77% in the rest of the province (Fig. 2.24).
Population Health Assessment and Surveillance Protocol - Section 1, Subsections b-i
Chronic Disease Prevention Standard - Requirement #2
Low Income Cut-off
Low income cut‐offs (LICOs) are income thresholds, determined by analyzing trends in family spending.
Spending more than 30% of the household income on housing costs like rent or mortgage payments, property taxes and utilities can leave people without enough money for other important necessities like food, clothing and transportation.