2016 census suggests Canadians possess more cash than before.




The latest batch of numbers from the 2016 census suggests Canadians are a little more flush with cash than they were in 2005 — but a lot depends on where they live.

Statistics Canada reports the median total income of Canadian households reached $70,336 in 2015, a 10.8 per cent increase from $63,457 in 2005.

Nunavut and Saskatchewan saw increases of more than 36 per cent, while Newfoundland and Labrador, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Manitoba also grew by more than 20 per cent.