Northern Ontario Region at a Glance

Farms, 2016 & 2011 Census (number)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Northern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Northern Ontario Province Percent of province
Total
1,985
49,600
4.00
-12.21
2,261
51,950
4.35
Reporting under 10 acres
92
3,051
3.02
8.24
85
2,741
3.10
Reporting 10 to 69 acres
245
12,625
1.94
-6.84
263
12,681
2.07
Reporting 70 to 129 acres
273
10,742
2.54
-14.42
319
11,779
2.71
Reporting 130 to 179 acres
240
4,592
5.23
-17.24
290
4,969
5.84
Reporing 180 to 239 acres
160
4,282
3.74
-17.59
195
4,801
4.06
Reporting 240 to 399 acres
327
6,008
5.44
-10.16
364
6,460
5.63
Reporting 400 to 559 acres
201
3,093
6.50
-19.28
249
3,359
7.41
Reporting 560 to 759 acres
172
1,990
8.64
1.18
170
2,206
8.39
Reporting 760 to 1,119 acres
141
1,593
8.85
-22.10
181
1,587
11.41
Reporting 1,120 to 1,599 acres
72
801
8.99
-5.26
76
788
9.64
Reporting 1,600 to 2,239 acres
39
457
8.53
-4.88
41
436
9.40
Reporting 2,240 to 2,879 acres
8
168
4.76
-38.46
13
152
8.55
Reporting 2,880 to 3,519 acres
5
88
5.68
0.00
5
79
6.33
Reporting 3,520 acres and over
10
110
9.09
0.00
10
92
10.87

 

Land Use, 2016 & 2011 Census (acres)

Item 2016 Census 2011 Census
Northern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Northern Ontario Province Percent of province
Land in crops
340,293
9,021,298
3.77
-5.69
360,813
8,929,948
4.04
Summerfallow land
1,262
15,885
7.94
-35.45
1,955
23,450
8.34
Tame or seeded pasture
64,562
514,168
12.56
-23.29
84,165
648,758
12.97
Natural land for pasture
183,231
783,566
23.38
-15.04
215,656
984,808
21.90
Christmas trees, woodland & wetland
183,787
1,542,637
11.91
-16.63
220,444
1,612,445
13.67
All other land
44,109
470,909
9.37
2.28
43,125
468,827
9.20
Total area of farms
817,244
12,348,463
6.62
-11.76
962,158
12,668,236
7.31

 

Greenhouse Area, 2016 & 2011 Census (square feet)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Northern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Northern Ontario Province Percent of province
Total area in use on census day
1,365,740
158,511,328
0.86
-34.74
2,092,833
133,520,541
1.57

 

Hired Farm Labour, 2016 & 2011 Census (employees)

Item 2016 Census 2011 Census
Northern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Northern Ontario Province Percent of province
Paid work on a seasonal or temporary basis
1,270
46,139
0.03
-0.11
1,428
51,607
0.03
Total number of employees
1,936
82,058
0.02
-0.02
1,974
84,878
0.02

 

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

Item 2016 Census 2011 Census
Northern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Northern Ontario Province Percent of province
Under $ 200,000
230
2,142
10.74
-44.98
418
2,562
16.32
$ 200,000 to $ 499,999
664
7,433
8.93
-33.47
998
12,994
7.68
$ 500,000 to $ 999,999
568
12,500
4.54
7.17
530
15,276
3.47
$ 1,000,000 and over
523
27,525
1.90
66.03
315
21,118
1.49

 

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

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Northern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Northern Ontario Province Percent of province
Under $ 10,000
647
9,536
6.78
-27.14
888
12,263
7.24
$ 10,000 to $ 24,999
388
8,376
4.63
-26.24
526
9,098
5.78
$ 25,000 to $ 49,999
298
6,755
4.41
2.76
290
6,720
4.32
$ 50,000 to $ 99,999
247
6,263
3.94
19.32
207
6,189
3.34
$ 100,000 to $ 249,999
205
7,022
2.92
22.75
167
6,985
2.39
$ 250,000 to $ 499,999
112
4,707
2.38
7.69
104
5,086
2.04
$ 500,000 to $ 999,999
63
3,689
1.71
12.50
56
3,248
1.72
$ 1,000,000 to $ 1,999,999
19
2,019
0.94
18.75
16
1,558
1.03
$ 2,000,000 and over
6
1,233
0.49
-14.29
7
803
0.87

 

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

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Northern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Northern Ontario Province Percent of province
Beef cattle ranching and farming
427
6,786
6.29
-11.04
480
7,105
6.76
Dairy cattle and milk production
112
3,439
3.26
-14.05
131
4,036
3.25
Hog and pig farming
9
1,229
0.73
28.57
7
1,235
0.57
Poultry and egg production
33
1,816
1.82
65.00
20
1,619
1.24
Sheep and goat farming
52
1,097
4.74
0.00
52
1,446
3.60
Other animal production
270
5,902
4.57
-23.51
353
6,966
5.07
Oilseed and grain farming
132
16,876
0.78
14.78
115
15,818
0.73
Vegetable and melon farming
86
1,856
4.63
32.31
65
1,531
4.25
Fruit and tree nut farming
31
1,362
2.28
-16.22
37
1,548
2.39
Greenhouse, nursery and floriculture
96
2,050
4.68
-11.11
108
2,372
4.55
Other crop farming
737
7,187
10.25
-17.47
893
8,274
10.79

 

Major Field Crops, 2016 & 2011 Census (acres)

Item 2016 Census 2011 Census
Northern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Northern Ontario Province Percent of province
Winter wheat
4,378
1,808,378
0.41
37.16
3,192
1,100,003
0.29
Oats for grain
22,975
82,206
27.95
4.31
22,025
71,406
31.00
Barley for grain
14,995
103,717
14.46
-4.39
15,683
126,881
12.36
Mixed grains
4,910
92,837
5.29
-11.88
5,572
106,162
5.25
Corn for grain
3,171
2,162,004
0.15
-8.27
3,457
2,032,356
0.17
Corn for silage
5,780
295,660
1.95
52.75
3,784
271,701
1.39
Hay
206,580
1,721,214
12.00
-14.78
242,408
2,077,911
11.67
Soybeans
26,526
2,783,443
0.95
165.26
10,000
2,464,870
0.41
Potatoes
1,750
34,685
5.05
2.10
1,714
37,384
4.58

 

Major Fruit Crops, 2016 & 2011 Census (acres)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Northern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Northern Ontario Province Percent of province
Total fruit crops
862
51,192
1.68
78.84
482
52,740
0.91
Apples
51
15,893
0.32
-8.93
56
15,830
0.35
Sour Cherries
x
2,121
-
-
4
2,342
0.17
Peaches
0
5,232
0.00
-
0
6,455
0.00
Grapes
x
18,718
-
-
2
18,383
0.01
Strawberries
232
2,915
7.96
5.94
219
3,283
6.67
Raspberries
57
680
8.38
-9.52
63
902
6.98

 

Major Vegetable Crops, 2016 & 2011 Census (acres)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Northern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Northern Ontario Province Percent of province
Total vegetables
872
135,420
0.64
27.49
684
129,595
0.53
Sweet corn
156
22,910
0.68
-34.18
237
25,540
0.93
Tomatoes
28
15,744
0.18
40.00
20
16,558
0.12
Green peas
138
16,268
0.85
220.93
43
15,121
0.28
Green or wax beans
37
9,732
0.38
32.14
28
1.86
0.30

 

Livestock Inventories, 2016 & 2011 Census (number)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Northern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Northern Ontario Province Percent of province
Total cattle and calves
84,456
1,623,710
5.20
-8.45
92,248
1,741,381
5.30
Steers
7,309
305,514
2.39
8.35
6,746
291,263
2.32
Beef cows
26,698
236,253
11.30
-13.27
30,783
282,062
10.91
Dairy cows
9,265
311,960
2.97
-6.72
9,932
318,158
3.12
Total pigs
6,683
3,534,104
0.19
9.43
6,107
3,088,646
0.20
Total sheep and lambs
13,833
321,495
4.30
-4.21
14,441
352,807
4.09

 

Poultry Inventories, 2016 & 2011 Census (number)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Northern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Northern Ontario Province Percent of province
Total hens and chickens
72,772
50,759,994
0.14
-33.76
109,865
46,902,316
0.23
Total turkeys
841
3,772,146
0.02
-10.91
944
3,483,828
0.03

x Suppressed data

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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E-mail: stats.omafra@ontario.ca