Southern Ontaro Region at a Glance

Farms, 2016 & 2011 Census (number)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Total
17,003
49,600
34.28
-0.53
17,094
51,950
32.90
Reporting under 10 acres
1,245
3,051
40.81
4.27
1,194
2,741
43.56
Reporting 10 to 69 acres
5,334
12,625
42.25
1.08
5,277
12,681
41.61
Reporting 70 to 129 acres
3,339
10,742
31.08
-5.22
3,523
11,779
29.91
Reporting 130 to 179 acres
1,416
4,592
30.84
1.72
1,392
4,969
28.01
Reporing 180 to 239 acres
1,213
4,282
28.33
-6.98
1,304
4,801
27.16
Reporting 240 to 399 acres
1,823
6,008
30.34
-1.51
1,851
6,460
28.65
Reporting 400 to 559 acres
962
3,093
31.10
2.67
937
3,359
27.90
Reporting 560 to 759 acres
598
1,990
30.05
-2.61
614
2,206
30.31
Reporting 760 to 1,119 acres
516
1,593
32.39
6.61
484
1,587
30.50
Reporting 1,120 to 1,599 acres
271
801
33.83
1.12
268
788
34.01
Reporting 1,600 to 2,239 acres
157
457
34.35
14.06
137
436
31.42
Reporting 2,240 to 2,879 acres
61
168
36.31
3.39
59
152
38.82
Reporting 2,880 to 3,519 acres
36
88
40.91
28.57
28
79
35.44
Reporting 3,520 acres and over
32
110
29.09
23.08
26
92
28.26

 

Land Use, 2016 & 2011 Census (acres)

Item 2016 Census 2011 Census
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Land in crops
3,435,217
9,021,298
38.08
3.96
3,304,465
8,929,948
37.00
Summerfallow land
5,484
15,885
34.52
-24.22
7,237
23,450
30.86
Tame or seeded pasture
56,543
514,168
11.00
-15.86
67,205
648,758
10.36
Natural land for pasture
43,488
783,566
5.55
-17.91
52,978
984,808
5.38
Christmas trees, woodland & wetland
280,298
1,542,637
18.17
1.42
276,369
1,612,445
17.14
All other land
122,853
470,909
26.09
2.65
119,687
468,827
25.53
Total area of farms
3,943,883
12,348,463
31.94
3.03
3,827,941
12,668,236
30.22

 

Greenhouse Area, 2016 & 2011 Census (square feet)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Total area in use on census day
140,143,879
158,511,328
88.41
22.42
114,475,021
133,520,541
85.74

 

Hired Farm Labour, 2016 & 2011 Census (employees)

Item 2016 Census 2011 Census
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Paid work on a seasonal or temporary basis
28,136
46,139
0.61
-0.04
29,445
51,607
0.57
Total number of employees
45,678
82,058
0.56
-0.00
45,756
84,878
0.54

 

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

Item 2016 Census 2011 Census
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Under $ 200,000
585
2,142
27.31
-5.19
617
2,562
24.08
$ 200,000 to $ 499,999
2,096
7,433
28.20
-41.86
3,605
12,994
27.74
$ 500,000 to $ 999,999
4,035
12,500
32.28
-17.26
4,877
15,276
31.93
$ 1,000,000 and over
10,287
27,525
37.37
28.67
7,995
21,118
37.86

 

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

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Under $ 10,000
2,315
9,536
24.28
-13.88
2,688
12,263
21.92
$ 10,000 to $ 24,999
2,724
8,376
32.52
3.93
2,621
9,098
28.81
$ 25,000 to $ 49,999
2,347
6,755
34.74
-4.94
2,469
6,720
36.74
$ 50,000 to $ 99,999
2,398
6,263
38.29
-0.79
2,417
6,189
39.05
$ 100,000 to $ 249,999
2,670
7,022
38.02
-0.15
2,674
6,985
38.28
$ 250,000 to $ 499,999
1,664
4,707
35.35
-6.20
1,774
5,086
34.88
$ 500,000 to $ 999,999
1,386
3,689
37.57
5.08
1,319
3,248
40.61
$ 1,000,000 to $ 1,999,999
888
2,019
43.98
21.81
729
1,558
46.79
$ 2,000,000 and over
611
1,233
49.55
51.61
403
803
50.19

 

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

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Beef cattle ranching and farming
839
6,786
12.36
11.87
750
7,105
10.56
Dairy cattle and milk production
690
3,439
20.06
-11.08
776
4,036
19.23
Hog and pig farming
452
1,229
36.78
-3.21
467
1,235
37.81
Poultry and egg production
705
1,816
38.82
9.30
645
1,619
39.84
Sheep and goat farming
231
1,097
21.06
-26.43
314
1,446
21.72
Other animal production
1,341
5,902
22.72
-15.07
1,579
6,966
22.67
Oilseed and grain farming
8,961
16,876
53.10
3.86
8,628
15,818
54.55
Vegetable and melon farming
787
1,856
42.40
9.00
722
1,531
47.16
Fruit and tree nut farming
854
1,362
62.70
-13.65
989
1,548
63.89
Greenhouse, nursery and floriculture
912
2,050
44.49
-11.97
1,036
2,372
43.68
Other crop farming
1,231
7,187
17.13
3.62
1,188
8,274
14.36

 

Major Field Crops, 2016 & 2011 Census (acres)

Item 2016 Census 2011 Census
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Winter wheat
495,041
1,808,378
45.82
-8.09
538,630
1,100,003
48.97
Oats for grain
10,206
82,206
12.42
36.41
7,482
71,406
10.53
Barley for grain
3,790
103,717
3.65
-12.73
4,343
126,881
3.42
Mixed grains
5,400
92,837
5.82
-1.53
5,484
106,162
5.17
Corn for grain
978,639
2,162,004
45.27
7.03
914,353
2,032,356
44.99
Corn for silage
71,088
295,660
24.04
14.61
62,028
271,701
22.83
Hay
214,377
1,721,214
12.45
-8.54
234,386
2,077,911
11.28
Soybeans
1,338,629
2,783,443
48.09
6.83
1,253,002
2,464,870
50.83
Potatoes
11,202
34,685
32.30
-12.82
12,849
37,384
34.37

 

Major Fruit Crops, 2016 & 2011 Census (acres)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Total fruit crops
37,862
51,192
73.96 -5.21 39,945
52,740
75.74
Apples
7,892
15,893
49.66 1.02 7,812
15,830
49.35
Sour Cherries
2,081
2,121
98.11 -10.19 2,317
2,342
98.93
Peaches
5,157
5,232
98.57 -19.77 6,428
6,455
99.58
Grapes
17,370
18,718
92.80 0.21 17,334
18,383
94.29
Strawberries
1,162
2,915
39.86 -12.04 1,321
3,283
40.24
Raspberries
165
680
24.26 -35.29 255
902
28.27

 

Major Vegetable Crops, 2016 & 2011 Census (acres)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Total vegetables
97,560
135,420
72.04
3.18
94,556
129,595
72.96
Sweet corn
16,511
22,910
72.07
-12.41
18,851
25,540
73.81
Tomatoes
15,015
15,744
95.37
-3.87
15,619
16,558
94.33
Green peas
14,919
16,268
91.71
5.41
14,153
15,121
93.60
Green or wax beans
8,332
9,732
85.61
9.06
7,640
1.86
83.17

 

Livestock Inventories, 2016 & 2011 Census (number)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Total cattle and calves
297,778
1,623,710
18.34
2.47
290,600
1,741,381
16.69
Steers
40,594
305,514
13.29
27.99
31,717
291,263
10.89
Beef cows
27,876
236,253
11.80
-16.12
33,232
282,062
11.78
Dairy cows
78,014
311,960
25.01
4.77
74,465
318,158
23.41
Total pigs
1,589,675
3,534,104
44.98
14.94
1,383,068
3,088,646
44.78
Total sheep and lambs
50,299
321,495
15.65
-17.08
60,661
352,807
17.19

 

Poultry Inventories, 2016 & 2011 Census (number)

Item
2016 Census 2011 Census
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province Percent from 2011 Census Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Total hens and chickens
19,007,825
50,759,994
37.45
5.51
18,015,476
46,902,316
38.41
Total turkeys
1,875,366
3,772,146
49.72
-10.00
2,083,683
3,483,828
59.81

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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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