Individuals with low income have inadequate resources for basic needs, maintaining a healthy standard of living, and enabling a sense of security and full participation in society. Low income and poverty are consistently linked to poorer health, more stress on family members, greater reliance on community and social services, and diminished school success. The rate of low income individuals is a measure of Surrey's overall social and economic well-being, and the City aims to see a downward trend over time. (Data Source: Statistics Canada. Note: 2011 data quality may be inferior to previous years due to the voluntary nature of the National Household Survey that has replaced the mandatory long form census, and the use of the Low-Income Measure-After Tax (LIM-AT) that has replaced the Low Income Cut Off (LICO)).