Central Ontario Region at a Glance

Farms, 2016 & 2011 Census (number)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Central Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Central Ontario Province Percent of province
Total
7,147
49,600
14.41
-8.57
7,817
51,950
15.05
Reporting under 10 acres
459
3,051
15.04
26.45
363
2,741
13.24
Reporting 10 to 69 acres
1,835
12,625
14.53
-7.18
1,977
12,681
15.59
Reporting 70 to 129 acres
1,654
10,742
15.40
-13.08
1,903
11,779
16.16
Reporting 130 to 179 acres
635
4,592
13.83
-15.89
755
4,969
15.19
Reporing 180 to 239 acres
630
4,282
14.71
-13.82
731
4,801
15.23
Reporting 240 to 399 acres
847
6,008
14.10
-9.89
940
6,460
14.55
Reporting 400 to 559 acres
407
3,093
13.16
-12.66
466
3,359
13.87
Reporting 560 to 759 acres
290
1,990
14.57
1.40
286
2,206
14.12
Reporting 760 to 1,119 acres
177
1,593
11.11
-12.38
202
1,587
12.73
Reporting 1,120 to 1,599 acres
98
801
12.23
6.52
92
788
11.68
Reporting 1,600 to 2,239 acres
62
457
13.57
1.64
61
436
13.99
Reporting 2,240 to 2,879 acres
34
168
20.24
112.50
16
152
10.53
Reporting 2,880 to 3,519 acres
6
88
6.82
-50.00
12
79
15.19
Reporting 3,520 acres and over
13
110
11.82
0.00
13
92
14.13

 

Land Use, 2011 Census (acres)

Item 2016 Census 2011 Census
Central Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Central Ontario Province Percent of province
Land in crops
1,000,120
9,021,298
11.09
-1.60
1,016,412
8,929,948
11.38
Summerfallow land
2,691
15,885
16.94
-40.31
4,508
23,450
19.22
Tame or seeded pasture
98,147
514,168
19.09
-23.86
128,910
648,758
19.87
Natural land for pasture
199,331
783,566
25.44
-17.89
242,753
984,808
24.65
Christmas trees, woodland & wetland
286,551
1,542,637
18.58
-6.30
305,813
1,612,445
18.97
All other land
78,769
470,909
16.73
4.71
75,299
468,827
16.05
Total area of farms
1,665,609
12,348,463
13.49
-6.09
1,773,625
12,668,236
14.00

 

Greenhouse Area, 2016 & 2011 Census (square feet)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Central Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Central Ontario Province Percent of province
Total area in use on census day
5,375,923
158,511,328
3.39
4.85
5,127,283
133,520,541
3.84

 

Hired Farm Labour, 2016 & 2011, Census (employees)

Item 2016 Census 2011 Census
Central Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Central Ontario Province Percent of province
Paid work on a seasonal or temporary basis
5,667
46,139
0.12
-0.14
6,565
51,607
0.13
Total number of employees
9,992
82,058
0.12
-0.03
82,058
84,878
0.12

 

Farm Capital Value, 2016 & 2011 Census (farms reporting)

Item 2016 Census 2011 Census
Central Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Central Ontario Province Percent of province
Under $ 200,000
380
2,142
17.74
-16.11
453
2,562
17.68
$ 200,000 to $ 499,999
1,479
7,433
19.90
-41.38
2,523
12,994
19.42
$ 500,000 to $ 999,999
2,280
12,500
18.24
-10.87
2,558
15,276
16.75
$ 1,000,000 and over
3,008
27,525
10.93
-31.76
2,283
21,118
10.81

 

Total Gross Farm Receipts, 2016 & 2011 Census (farms reporting)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Central Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Central Ontario Province Percent of province
Under $ 10,000
2,147
9,536
22.51
-22.80
2,781
12,263
22.68
$ 10,000 to $ 24,999
1,514
8,376
18.08
-11.98
1,720
9,098
18.91
$ 25,000 to $ 49,999
979
6,755
14.49
3.05
950
6,720
14.14
$ 50,000 to $ 99,999
808
6,263
12.90
9.78
736
6,189
11.89
$ 100,000 to $ 249,999
693
7,022
9.87
5.00
660
6,985
9.45
$ 250,000 to $ 499,999
437
4,707
9.28
-9.71
484
5,086
9.52
$ 500,000 to $ 999,999
327
3,689
8.86
14.34
286
3,248
8.81
$ 1,000,000 to $ 1,999,999
152
2,019
7.53
15.15
132
1,558
8.47
$ 2,000,000 and over
90
1,233
7.30
32.35
68
803
8.47

 

Farms by Industry Group, 2016 & 2011 Census (number of farms)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Central Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Central Ontario Province Percent of province
Beef cattle ranching and farming
1,297
6,786
19.11
-10.98
1,457
7,105
20.51
Dairy cattle and milk production
360
3,439
10.47
-21.57
459
4,036
11.37
Hog and pig farming
19
1,229
1.55
-26.92
26
1,235
2.11
Poultry and egg production
204
1,816
11.23
23.64
165
1,619
10.19
Sheep and goat farming
206
1,097
18.78
-24.54
273
1,446
18.88
Other animal production
1,200
5,902
20.33
-16.84
1,443
6,966
20.71
Oilseed and grain farming
1,299
16,876
7.70
13.85
1,141
15,818
7.21
Vegetable and melon farming
344
1,856
18.53
26.47
272
1,531
17.77
Fruit and tree nut farming
178
1,362
13.07
-2.20
182
1,548
11.76
Greenhouse, nursery and floriculture
380
2,050
18.54
-12.84
436
2,372
18.38
Other crop farming
1,660
7,187
23.10
-15.44
1,963
8,274
23.72

 

Major Field Crops, 2016 & 2011 Census (acres)

Item 2016 Census 2011 Census
Central Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Central Ontario Province Percent of province
Winter wheat
94,041
1,808,378
8.70
-2.28
96,234
1,100,003
8.75
Oats for grain
12,925
82,206
15.72
2.44
12,617
71,406
17.76
Barley for grain
12,168
103,717
11.73
-21.34
15,469
126,881
12.19
Mixed grains
17,495
92,837
18.84
0.60
17,391
106,162
16.38
Corn for grain
200,446
2,162,004
9.27
7.79
185,965
2,032,356
9.15
Corn for silage
27,936
295,660
9.45
9.67
25,473
271,701
9.38
Hay
336,542
1,721,214
19.55
-17.58
408,342
2,077,911
19.65
Soybeans
231,168
2,783,443
8.31
19.03
194,216
2,464,870
7.88
Potatoes
3,006
34,685
8.67
61.61
1,860
37,384
4.98

 

Major Fruit Crops, 2016 & 2011 Census (acres)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Central Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Central Ontario Province Percent of province
Total fruit crops
4,866
51,192
9.51
16.11
4,191
52,740
7.95
Apples
2,994
15,893
18.84
25.96
2,377
15,830
15.02
Sour Cherries
x
2,121
-
-
2
2,342
0.09
Peaches
x
5,232
-
-
x
6,455
-
Grapes
825
18,718
4.41
10.89
744
18,383
4.05
Strawberries
478
2,915
16.40
-20.07
598
3,283
18.22
Raspberries
149
680
21.91
-21.16
189
902
20.95

 

Major Vegetable Crops, 2016 & 2011 Census (acres)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Central Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Central Ontario Province Percent of province
Total vegetables
17,553
135,420
12.96
8.55
16,171
129,595
12.48
Sweet corn
3,377
22,910
14.74
18.12
2,859
25,540
11.19
Tomatoes
335
15,744
2.13
-30.79
484
16,558
2.92
Green peas
554
16,268
3.41
26.20
439
15,121
2.90
Green or wax beans
195
9,732
2.00
14.04
171
9,186
1.86

 

Livestock Inventories, 2016 & 2011 Census (number)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Central Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Central Ontario Province Percent of province
Total cattle and calves
181,923
1,623,710
11.20
-13.18
209,536
1,741,381
12.03
Steers
17,777
305,514
5.82
-2.95
18,318
291,263
6.29
Beef cows
49,067
236,253
20.77
-12.71
56,214
282,062
19.93
Dairy cows
26,755
311,960
8.58
-10.74
29,973
318,158
9.42
Total pigs
40,141
3,534,104
1.14
6.47
37,700
3,088,646
1.22
Total sheep and lambs
69,917
321,495
21.75
12.85
61,958
352,807
17.56

 

Poultry Inventories, 2016 & 2011 Census (number)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Central Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Central Ontario Province Percent of province
Total hens and chickens
2,671,756
50,759,994
5.26
-14.28
3,116,786
46,902,316
6.65
Total turkeys
89,480
3,772,146
2.37
43.90
62,183
3,483,828
1.78

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Reference: 2016 & 2011 Census of Agriculture and Strategic Policy Branch, OMAFRA


Author :  
Longfeng (Jamison) Weng - Economist/OMAFRA
Last Reviewed :  
01 June, 2017

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