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Livable Incomes

A LIVABLE INCOME is the amount of income an individual or family needs to meet basic needs, maintain a safe, decent standard of living in their community, and save for future needs and goals. Livable incomes can be achieved through employment earnings, as well as government transfers and benefits, such as social assistance.


  • 9.7% of private households in Guelph-Wellington are living below the Low-Income Measure After-Tax
  • The median after-tax income was $70,728 in Guelph-Wellington in 2015. Median incomes were lowest in Wellington North ($56,905) and Minto ($60,658).
  • Since 2010, the number of Ontario Works cases has increased by just under 9% in Guelph-Wellington