ONTARIO WORKS CASELOAD DECREASING 

infogram Ontario Works Caseload is decreasing

Ontario Works helps people who are in financial need; this includes financial and employment assistance.  In 2015, the Ontario Works caseload for CK was 2,962. Since 2013, the Ontario Case load has been decreasing. 

PERSONAL & HOUSEHOLD  INCOME

In 2013, the median personal income, after-tax, was $27,280 for Chatham-Kent and $29,292 for Ontario.  The median household income after-tax for all family and non-family person (i.e., married couple, common-law couple, lone parent, non-family households) was $44,460 for Chatham-Kent and $49,040 for Ontario.  

infogram Median persona income after tax $22,280 vrs On $29,290

HOUSEHOLDS EXPERIENCING FOOD INSECURITY

People who experience food insecurity has been linked to poorer health.  In 2013/14, 8% of households in CK were food insecure in that they struggled to afford food.

FAMILIES EXPERIENCING POVERTY

In 2011, 17.6% of adults (18+) and 23.4% of children lived in low income households (based on the Local Income Measure, after-tax;  LIM-AT). The LIM-AT cannot describe the full extent of poverty and one can assume that the situation has worsened in recent years.17

infographic 8% of CK households experience food insecurity

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References for each indicator can be seen by downloading the “CK Counts 2015 Reference Sheet” on the right hand side of the Community Context Page