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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 19, Number 3, Nov./Dec. 2006

Wealth in Canada in 1999

The wealthiest 10% of family units held 53% of all personal wealth. The poorest 10% were in debt by $2,100.

Deciles Total Median
(family units ranked by net worth) net worth % net worth $
All family units 100 81,000
Lowest 10% –2,100
Second 10% 3,100
Third 10% 1 14,300
Fourth 10% 2 35,500
Fifth 10% 3 64,700
Sixth 10% 5 101,500
Seventh 10% 8 152,600
Eighth 10% 11 220,800
Ninth 10% 17 338,100
Highest 10% 53 703,500

— amount too small to be expressed


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