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Farm Statistics, 2001, 2006 and 2011 Census

Hired Farm Labour, 2001, 2006 and 2011 Census

Area Grown to Major Field Crops, 201, 2006 and 2011 Census

Number of Livestock and Poultry on Farms, 2001, 2006 and 2011 Census

Area of Major Fruit Crops, 2001, 2006 and 2011 Census

Area Harvested of Major Vegetable Crops, 2001, 2006 and 2011 Census

Area of Greenhouse Crops, 2001, 2006 and 2011 Census

Machinery on Farms, 2001, 2006 and 2011 Census

Farm Capital Value, 2001, 2006 and 2011 Census

Farm Income Statistics, 2001, 2006 and 2011

Top Commodities in Terms of Market Receipts, 2001, 2006 and 2011

 

Farm Statistics (number)
Item 2001 2006 2011
Number of farm operators
85,020
82,410
74,840
Total number of farms
59,728
57,211
51,950
Number of farms with sales over $25,000
32,980
31,883
30,589
Number of farms with sales over $100,000
18,576
17,965
17,680
Number of farms with sales over $250,000
8,989
10,000
10,950
Farms reporting under 53 hectares
29,638
29,710
27,201
Farms reporting 53 to 161 hectares
21,279
18,648
16,230
Farms reporting 162 hectares and over
8,811
8,853
8,519


Farm Statistics (hectares)
Item 2001 2006 2011
Total area of Farms
5,466,233
5,386,453
5,126,653
Total cropland
3,656,705
3,660,941
3,613,821
Summer fallow
14,235
11,895
9,490
Pasture
844,977
753,681
661,081
Christmas tree area, woodland and wetland
750,355
652,533
All other land
950,316
209,581
189,720
Total area owned (historical basis)
3,793,190
3,597,531
3,622,767
Total area rented or crop shared (historical basis)
1,673,043
1,788,922
1,643,398


Hired Farm Labour (number)
Item
2001 2006 2011
Farms reporting any hired labour
24,013
20,837
16,119


Hired Farm Labour (weeks)
Item
2001 2006 2011
Year-round labour
1,376,166
1,392,257
1,405,252
Seasonal labour
911,030
878,920
812,057
Total labour
2,287,196
2,271,177
2,217,309


Area Grown to Major Field Crops (hectares)
Item
2001 2006 2011
Hay
1,013,343
1,037,062
840,901
Soybeans
909,922
872,455
997,497
Grain corn
810,595
638,538
822,465
Winter wheat
220,707
416,209
445,155
Silage corn
129,242
129,807
109,953
Barley
124,938
89,447
51,347
Spring wheat
50,779
82,112
46,394
Mixed grain
88,329
70,194
42,962
Dry field beans
49,299
61,775
37,477
Oats
41,144
53,399
28,749
Fall rye
26,919
25,565
13,328
Tobacco
23,607
12,816
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Canola
14,746
7,517
35,525


Number of Livestock and Poultry on Farms
( '000 head or '000 birds)
Item
2001 2006 2011
Dairy cows
364
330
318
Beef cows
376
377
282
Steers
332
312
291
All heifers
449
414
373
Calves
595
527
457
Total cattle and calves
2,141
1,983
1,741
Sows and gilts
356
418
281
Total pigs
3,457
3,951
3,089
Total sheep and lambs
338
311
353
Broilers and roasters
27,931
29,151
31,901
Laying hens and pullets
17,469
14,950
13,207
Turkeys
3,403
3,556
3,484


Area of Major Fruit Crops (hectares)

Item
2001 2006 2011
Grapes
7,368
8,335
7,439
Apples
9,814
8,162
6,406
Peaches
2,677
3,195
2,612
Strawberries
2,024
1,717
1,329
Sour cherries
936
1,030
948
Pears
1,080
1,030
560
Plums and prunes
546
498
435
Raspberries
526
467
365
Sweet cherries
402
384
233


Area of Major Vegetable Crops (hectares)

Item
2001 2006 2011
Sweet corn
19,837
15,628
10,336
Potatoes
17,562
15,441
15,129
Green peas
9,432
8,693
6,119
Tomatoes (excluding greenhouse)
8,580
8,173
6,710
Green and wax beans
5,275
4,807
3,717
Carrots
3,590
4,044
3,988
Pumpkin and squash
3,142
3,762
3,338
Dry onions
2,681
2,805
2,613
Cucumbers (excluding greenhouse)
2,671
1,678
1,410
Peppers
1,664
1,625
1,575
Broccoli
1,157
1,502
1,824
Cabbage
1,674
1,500
1,357
Asparagus
913
1,313
1,100


Area of Greenhouse Crops ('000 sq m)

Item
2001 2006 2011
Vegetables
4,434
6,485
8,009
Flowers
4,056
4,591
3,957


Machinery on Farms (number)
Item
Ontario
Ontario
Ontario
Tractors
183,704
185,576
171,406
Combines
17,677
15,982
14,282
Balers
35,385
33,052
28,916
Farms reporting computers for farm management
23,552
26,260
30,381


Farm Capital Value ( $ million )

Item
2001 2006 2011
Market value of land and buildings
40,898
55,912
75,818
Machinery and equipment
6,564
7,076
7,616
Livestock and poultry
3,067
2,349
2,269


Farm Income Statistics ($ million )

Item
2001 2006 2011
+ Total crop receipts
3,178
3,851
5,631
+ Total livestock receipts
4,520
4,351
5,214
= Total market receipts
7,698
8,202
10,845
+ Total payments
777
662
282
Total farm cash receipts
8,475
8,864
11,127
- Operating expenses after rebates
6,942
7,590
9,093
= Net cash income (receipts less expenses)
1,533
1,274
2,034
- Depreciation
11
10
9
+ Income-in-kind
1,017
1,126
1,313
= Realized net farm income
527
158
730


Top Commodities in terms of Market Receipts( $ million )
Item
2001 2006 2011
Dairy products
1,369
1,591
1,895
Vegetables (including greenhouse)
738
987
1,272
Soybeans
449
937
1,077
Corn
388
868
1,338
Cattle and calves
1,252
846
1,028
Floriculture and nursery
755
634
784
Poultry
612
547
891
Hogs
946
454
902
Eggs
211
292
301
Wheat
102
213
315
Fruit
224
192
203
Potatoes
72
178
103
Dry beans
22
90
70

 

Reference: Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture


Author:
Kumuduni Kulasekera - Economist - OMAF/MRA
Last Reviewed: 14 May 2013

For more information:
Email: stats.omafra@ontario.ca