Southern Ontario Region at a Glance

Farms, 2011 Census (number)

Item Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Total
17,094
51,950
32.90
Reporting under 53 hectares
9,994
27,201
36.74
Reporting 53 to 161 hectares
4,547
16,230
28.02
Reporting 162 hectares and over
2,553
8,519
29.97

 

Land Use, 2011 Census (hectares)

Item Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Land in crops
1,337,269
3,613,821
37.00
Summerfallow land
2,929
9,490
30.86
Tame or seeded pasture
27,197
262,543
10.36
Natural land for pasture
21,439
398,538
5.38
Christmas trees, woodland & wetland
111,843
652,533
17.14
All other land
48,436
189,728
25.53
Total area of farms
1,549,113
5,126,653
30.22

 

Greenhouse Area, 2011 Census (square metres)

Item
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Total area under glass or plastic
10,722,671
12,549,007
85.45

 

Hired Farm Labour, 2011 Census (weeks)

Item Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Year round
705,863
1,405,252
50.23
Seasonal
517,172
812,057
63.69
Total
1,223,035
2,217,309
55.16

 

Farm Capital Value, 2011 Census (farms reporting)

Item Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Under $ 200,000
617
2,562
24.08
$ 200,000 to $ 499,999
3,605
12,994
27.74
$ 500,000 to $ 999,999
4,877
15,276
31.93
$ 1,000,000 and over
7,995
21,118
37.86

 

Total Gross Farm Receipts, 2011 Census (farms reporting)

Item
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Under $ 10,000
2,688
12,263
21.92
$ 10,000 to $ 24,999
2,621
9,098
28.81
$ 25,000 to $ 49,999
2,469
6,720
36.74
$ 50,000 to $ 99,999
2,417
6,189
39.05
$ 100,000 to $ 249,999
2,674
6,985
38.28
$ 250,000 to $ 499,999
1,774
5,086
34.88
$ 500,000 to $ 999,999
1,319
3,248
40.61
$ 1,000,000 to $ 1,999,999
729
1,558
46.79
$ 2,000,000 and over
403
803
50.19

 

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

Item
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Dairy cattle and milk production
776
4,036
19.23
Beef cattle ranching and farming
750
7,105
10.56
Hog and pig farming
467
1,235
37.81
Sheep and goat farming
314
1,446
21.72
Poultry and egg production
645
1,619
39.84
Other animal production
1,579
6,966
22.67
Oilseed and grain farming
8,628
15,818
54.55
Vegetable and melon farming
722
1,531
47.16
Fruit and tree nut farming
989
1,548
63.89
Greenhouse, nursery and floriculture
1,036
2,372
43.68
Other crop farming
1,188
8,274
14.36

 

Major Field Crops, 2011 Census (hectares)

Item Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Winter wheat
217,976
445,155
48.97
Oats for grain
3,028
28,749
10.53
Barley for grain
1,758
51,347
3.42
Mixed grains
2,219
42,962
5.17
Corn for grain
370,025
822,465
44.99
Corn for silage
25,102
109,953
22.83
Hay
94,852
840,901
11.28
Soybeans
507,072
997,497
50.83
Dry white beans
3,013
16,283
18.50
Other dry beans
7,666
21,194
36.17
Potatoes
5,200
15,129
34.37

 

Major Fruit Crops, 2011 Census (hectares)

Item
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Apples
3,161
6,406
49.34
Peaches
2,601
2,612
99.58
Sour Cherries
938
948
98.95
Raspberries
103
365
28.22
Strawberries
535
1,329
40.26
Grapes
7,015
7,439
94.30
Total fruit crops
16,165
21,343
75.74

 

Major Vegetable Crops, 2011 Census (hectares)

Item
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Sweet corn
7,629
10,336
73.81
Tomatoes
6,321
6,701
94.33
Green peas
5,728
6,119
93.61
Green or wax beans
3,092
3,717
83.19
Total vegetables
38,265
52,445
72.96

 

Livestock Inventories, 2011 Census (number)

Item
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Dairy cows
74,465
318,158
23.41
Beef cows
33,232
282,062
11.78
Steers
31,717
291,263
10.89
Total cattle and calves
290,600
1,741,381
16.69
Total pigs
1,383,068
3,088,646
44.78
Total sheep and lambs
60,661
352,807
17.19

 

Poultry Inventories, 2011 Census (number)

Item
Southern Ontario Province Percent of province
Total hens and chickens
18,015,476
46,902,316
38.41
Total turkeys
2,083,683
3,483,828
59.81

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


Author :  
Kumuduni Kulasekera - Economist/OMAFRA
Last Reviewed :  
17 July 2012

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E-mail: stats.omafra@ontario.ca