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Spending Patterns in Canada 2003 - PDF file

Spending Patterns in Canada presents analysis and key tables from the annual Survey of Household Spending (SHS). The survey gathers information about household spending in Canada on a wide variety of goods and services, from food and shelter to education and health care. The SHS also collects data about dwelling characteristics, household appliances, home entertainment and communications equipment, and vehicles.

The publication includes analytical articles covering topics such as recent trends in household spending, the effect of income level on spending patterns, regional variations in spending, and possession of household equipment for different types of households.

Also included are data tables presenting summary-level spending information by province/territory, metropolitan area, income quintile, housing tenure, and type of household.

Published by Statistics Canada, 2005.

Note: Statistics Canada released Spending Patterns in Canada 2003 on June 17, 2005, as a PDF file for $36.00. Effective April 24, 2006, Statistics Canada will offer this PDF file free of charge. It can be downloaded from Statistics Canada’s website:

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