The median household income in Windsor in 2015 was $55,450 compared to Ontario's median household income of $74,287.
Children account for almost one quarter of all low-income Canadians, and while their share of the population has decreased since the mid-1990s, their share of the low-income population has decreased faster, according to Statistics Canada - something it attributes to family-related benefit programs among other factors.
Media Release (09/13/2017) - Statistics Canada released the 2016 Census data on income today, revealing that while the income gap between the country's richest and poorest is narrowing slightly, poverty is still a pressing concern across Canada.
But if you're in an opposite-sex relationship, your median income was only $87,605.
Between 2005 to 2015 Canadian median income rose from $63,457 in 2005 to $70,336, an increase of 10.8%. And the younger a child is, the more likely they are to be living in poverty - something Statistics Canada says is linked to new mothers' earnings typically dropping the year that they give birth and for several years thereafter.
Concurrently, a slowdown in the manufacturing sector impacted household income levels in Quebec and Ontario. That's partly because the southern Ontario city saw a 6.4 per cent drop in household income, the largest decline of any large city.
More detailed income data about immigrants and Indigenous Peoples, both on and off-reserve, is scheduled for release next month.
With 4.8 million people in Canada living in poverty and an economy which is adding more part-time and precarious jobs than full-time jobs, it is a critical time for federal leadership on income inequality.
Statistics Canada thinks this may be partly due to Quebec's generous child benefits and lower child care costs, but it could be a result of a variety of things.
Youth under 25 are the most likely to be in low-income families, from 18 per cent for kids up to four years old to 18.6 per cent for ages 15-19 and 19.8 per cent for those aged 20 to 24. "There could be differences in government transfers".
The 10.8 per cent rise in income over the most recent decade compared with 9.2 per cent growth in the previous decade and a decline of 1.8 per cent in the decade before that. "But they aren't necessarily catching up either", Heisz said.