Also known colloquially as “Taxfiler data”, these data are collected primarily from income tax returns submitted to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), provide income and demographic information for smaller geographic areas. These data cover all persons who completed a T1 tax return for the year of reference who received CCTB (Canada Child Tax Benefits), their non-filing spouses (including wage and salary information from the T4 file), their non-filing children identified from three sources (the CCTB file, the birth files, and an historical file) and filing children who reported the same address as their parent. Small area family data is based on the census family concept, which groups individuals either in a census family (parent(s) and children living at the same address), or identifies them as persons not in census families. In 2014, Taxfiler data represents 95.6% of the Canadian population, with coverage greater than 91% of the populations across all provinces and territories. Since the data is taken from tax records, they are current data from tax returns filed for the years used. For example, 2012 income records are taken from 2013 tax returns filed in the spring of 2013.
As part of the Simcoe County Data Consortium, SMDHU has access to custom data sets purchased from Statistics Canada through the national Community Data Program. These include Taxfiler datasets at custom and smaller geographic levels not publicly available through Statistics Canada. Taxfiler data via the Consortium are available at the Simcoe County and District of Muskoka Census Division level.
For more information on Taxfiler data, see:
Taxfiler data was used on the following HealthSTATS pages:
Low Income Measure After tax