Ontario Farm Data, Census of Agriculture, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016

 

Item 1996 2001 2006 2011 2016
Number of census farms
67,520
59,728
57,211
51,950
49,600
Total area of farms (acres)
13,879,565
13,507,357
13,310,216
12,668,236
12,348,463
Total area owned (acres)
9,764,607
9,373,178
8,889,694
8,952,054
8,746,547
Total area rented (acres)
4,114,958
4,134,179
4,420,522
3,755,724
3,552,153
Number of Farm Operators
96,940
85,015
82,410
74,840
70,470
Average farm size (acres)
206
226
233
244
249
Cropland (acres)
8,759,707
9,035,915
9,046,383
8,929,948
9,021,298
Pasture (acres)
2,502,478
2,087,985
1,862,387
1,633,566
1,297,734
Summerfallow (acres)
48,492
35,175
29,394
23,450
15,885
All other land (acres)
2,568,888
2,348,282
2,372,052
2,081,272
2,013,546
Winter wheat (acres)
719,498
545,380
1,028,476
1,100,003
1,080,378
Spring wheat (acres)
59,149
125,477
202,902
114,643
120,482
Oats (acres)
98,357
101,670
131,952
71,040
82,206
Barley (acres)
332,821
308,728
221,029
126,881
103,717
Mixed grain (acres)
279,762
218,265
173,454
106,162
92,837
All rye (acres)
65,483
68,332
65,356
34,868
57,899
Buckwheat (acres)
6,808
5,941
6,133
6,306
10,622
Soybeans (acres)
1,918,055
2,248,466
2,155,884
2,464,870
2,783,443
Canola (acres)
53,304
36,439
18,575
88,279
39,543
Grain corn (acres)
1,895,650
2,003,025
1,577,862
2,032,356
2,162,004
Silage corn (acres)
296,029
319,364
320,759
271,701
295,660
Flaxseed (acres)
1,582
1,983
4,257
2,973
2,636
Dry field beans (acres)
108,545
121,821
163,901
92,608
130,649
Dry field peas (acres)
955
3,127
4,376
4,803
8,351
Sunflowers (acres)
1,069
1,109
2,501
1,336
2,267
Hay and fodder crops (acres)
2,515,846
2,504,026
2,562,637
2,077,911
1,721,214
Tobacco (acres)
68,194
58,333
31,669
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Ginseng (acres)
..
4,480
7,156
7,232
9,822
Sugar beets (acres)
210
6,006
9,353
10,816
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Fruit (acres)
70,664
65,076
63,704
52,740
51,192
Vegetables (acres)
158,471
170,147
155,594
129,595
135,420
Potatoes (acres)
39,905
43,396
38,155
37,384
34,685
Nursery products (acres)
26,217
25,488
27,079
25,270
21,676
Sod (acres)
23,538
28,674
32,196
28,414
22,833
Total of above crops (acres)
8,740,112
9,014,753
9,004,960
8,888,191
8,969,536
Greenhouse area (thousand square feet)
63,303
98,374
126,590
135,076
159,815
Number of bulls
32,677
24,435
22,536
20,297
18,031
Number of dairy cows
404,797
363,544
329,737
318,158
311,960
Number of beef cows
441,211
376,020
377,354
282,062
236,253
Number of heifers
450,777
449,326
414,483
372,934
327,745
Number of steers
348,663
332,215
311,989
291,263
305,514
Number of calves
607,871
595,191
526,552
456,667
424,207
Total number of cattle and calves
2,285,996
2,140,731
1,982,651
1,741,381
1,623,710
Number of sows and boars
312,083
369,360
427,234
285,801
318,810
Number of all other pigs
2,518,999
3,087,986
3,523,358
2,802,845
3,215,294
Total number of pigs
2,831,082
3,457,346
3,950,592
3,088,646
3,534,104
Number of sheep and lambs
231,087
337,625
311,162
352,807
321,495
Number of horses (on census farms only)
76,553
83,337
97,285
86,642
64,536
Number of hens and chickens
35,596,946
43,624,696
44,101,552
46,902,316
50,759,994
Number of turkeys
3,447,259
3,402,697
3,556,250
3,483,828
3,772,146
Number of tractors
180,213
183,704
185,576
171,406
165,042
Number of combines
19,855
17,677
15,982
14,282
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Number of balers
38,329
35,385
33,052
28,916
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Number of farms reporting computers for farm management
14,131
23,552
26,260
30,381
27,904
Percentage of of farms with computers for farm management
21
39
46
58
56
Market value of land and buildings (dollars '000)
33,167,842
40,898,278
55,912,249
75,817,764
118,298,182
Value of machinery and equipment (dollars '000)
5,410,519
6,564,008
7,075,892
7,616,206
9,531,912
Value of livestock and poultry (dollars '000 )
2,282,575
3,067,498
2,348,655
2,269,368
3,955,261
Total capital value (dollars'000)
40,860,936
50,529,784
65,336,796
85,703,337
131,785,355
Number of farms reporting paid agricultural labour
27,946
24,013
20,837
16,118
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Weeks of year-round paid labour
1,147,368
1,376,166
1,392,257
1,405,252
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Weeks of seasonal paid labour
780,765
911,030
878,920
812,057
-
Total weeks of paid labour
1,928,133
2,287,196
2,271,177
2,217,309
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Reference: Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture.


Author :  
Siva Mailvaganam - Statistician/OMAFRA
Last Reviewed :  
 10 May 2017
For more information:
E-mail: stats.omafra@ontario.ca