Farm Operators' Income from Farm and Off-Farm Sources, by Region, 2005

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Gross Farm Revenue Class; Southern Ontario
Income
$ 10,000 to
$ 24,999
$ 25,000 to
$ 49,999
$ 50,000 to
$ 99,999
$ 100,000 to
$ 249,999
$ 250,000 to
$ 499,999
$ 500,000 and
over
Total
Number of operators
4,920
4,240
3,110
3,400
1,720
990
18,380
Number of farms
3,880
3,110
2,300
2,310
1,065
535
13,210
Total operating revenue ($ '000)
63,483
111,644
165,049
364,606
368,169
448,355
1,526,540
Total operating expenses a
($ '000)
77,728
104,208
142,444
301,323
297,324
374,880
1,302,271
Net operating income ($ '000)
-14,245
7,436
22,604
63,283
70,845
73,475
224,269
Average per operator ( $ )
-2,895
1,754
7,268
18,613
41,189
74,217
12,202
Total off-farm income b ($ '000)
213,275
152,152
96,640
71,462
46,281
41,065
620,874
Average per operator ( $ )
43,349
35,885
31,074
21,018
26,908
41,480
33,780
Total income of operators ($ '000)
199,030
159,587
119,244
134,745
117,127
114,540
845,144
Average per operator ( $ )
40,453
37,639
38,342
39,631
68,097
115,697
45,982

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Gross Farm Revenue Class Western Ontario
Income
$ 10,000 to
$ 24,999
$ 25,000 to
$ 49,999
$ 50,000 to
$ 99,999
$ 100,000 to
$ 249,999
$ 250,000 to
$ 499,999
$ 500,000 and
over
Total
Number of operators
3,900
3,530
2,825
2,825
2,015
965
16,060
Number of farms
3,215
2,695
2,125
2,035
1,250
590
11,915
Total operating revenue ($ '000)
55,476
97,434
152,902
333,805
427,903
550,158
1,614,260
Total operating expenses a
($ '000)
70,344
92,042
141,246
278,432
344,859
485,067
1,408,915
Net operating income ($ '000)
-14,868
5,391
11,656
55,373
83,043
65,091
205,345
Average per operator ( $ )
-3,812
1,527
4,126
19,601
41,213
67,451
12,786
Total off-farm income b ($ '000)
175,751
130,010
99,725
65,398
27,946
34,694
533,642
Average per operator ( $ )
45,064
36,830
35,301
23,150
13,869
35,952
33,228
Total income of operators ($ '000)
160,883
135,401
111,381
120,771
110,989
99,785
738,987
Average per operator ( $ )
41,252
38,357
39,427
42,751
55,081
103,404
46,014

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Gross Farm Revenue Class Central Ontario
Income
$ 10,000 to
$ 24,999
$ 25,000 to
$ 49,999
$ 50,000 to
$ 99,999
$ 100,000 to
$ 249,999
$ 250,000 to
$ 499,999
$ 500,000 and
over
Total
Number of operators
3,010
1,490
865
840
535
215
6,950
Number of farms
2,360
1,210
655
575
315
115
5,235
Total operating revenue ($ '000)
38,644
42,444
44,149
94,644
104,702
123,300
451,150
Total operating expenses a
($ '000)
52,033
42,706
45,380
82,180
85,062
110,573
420,751
Net operating income ($ '000)
-13,389
-262
-1,232
12,464
19,639
12,727
30,399
Average per operator ( $ )
-4,448
-176
-1,424
14,838
36,709
59,195
4,374
Total off-farm income b ($ '000)
125,598
61,645
28,614
18,120
8,848
5,689
248,316
Average per operator ( $ )
41,727
41,372
33,079
21,572
16,538
26,458
35,729
Total income of operators ($ '000)
112,209
61,383
27,382
30,584
28,487
18,415
278,715
Average per operator ( $ )
37,279
41,197
31,656
36,410
53,246
85,653
40,103

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Gross Farm Revenue Class Eastern Ontario
Income
$ 10,000 to
$ 24,999
$ 25,000 to
$ 49,999
$ 50,000 to
$ 99,999
$ 100,000 to
$ 249,999
$ 250,000 to
$ 499,999
$ 500,000 and
over
Total
Number of operators
2,075
1,205
1,045
1,225
985
335
6,880
Number of farms
1,705
935
720
780
515
180
4,840
Total operating revenue ($ '000)
27,372
33,047
52,056
128,708
179,916
138,236
559,697
Total operating expenses a
($ '000)
33,714
32,347
44,526
98,531
133,826
111,975
455,100
Net operating income ($ '000)
-6,342
700
7,530
30,177
46,089
26,261
104,597
Average per operator ( $ )
-3,056
581
7,206
24,634
46,791
78,390
15,203
Total off-farm income b ($ '000)
73,881
41,531
27,168
20,144
10,236
2,246
175,419
Average per operator ( $ )
35,605
34,465
25,998
16,444
10,392
6,706
25,497
Total income of operators ($ '000)
67,539
42,231
34,698
50,321
56,325
28,507
280,016
Average per operator ( $ )
32,549
35,046
33,204
41,079
57,183
85,096
40,700

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Gross Farm Revenue Class Northern Ontario
Income
$ 10,000 to
$ 24,999
$ 25,000 to
$ 49,999
$ 50,000 to
$ 99,999
$ 100,000 to
$ 249,999
$ 250,000 to
$ 499,999
$ 500,000 and
over
Total
Number of operators
595
510
250
160
105
-
1,625
Number of farms
480
420
195
105
70
-
1,265
Total operating revenue ($ '000)
8,321
14,758
13,294
15,374
25,040
-
78,250
Total operating expenses a
($ '000)
8,439
11,897
10,244
12,937
18,115
-
62,441
Net operating income ($ '000)
-118
2,861
3,051
2,437
6,925
-
15,809
Average per operator ( $ )
-198
5,609
12,204
15,229
65,951
-
9,729
Total off-farm income b ($ '000)
23,796
13,026
5,290
4,536
-281
-
46,159
Average per operator ( $ )
39,994
25,542
21,162
28,352
-2,678
-
28,406
Total income of operators ($ '000)
23,679
15,887
8,341
6,973
6,644
-
61,968
Average per operator ( $ )
39,796
31,151
33,365
43,581
63,273
-
38,134

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Gross Farm Revenue Class The Province
Income
$ 10,000 to
$ 24,999
$ 25,000 to
$ 49,999
$ 50,000 to
$ 99,999
$ 100,000 to
$ 249,999
$ 250,000 to
$ 499,999
$ 500,000 and
over
Total
Number of operators
14,515
10,965
8,095
8,450
5,355
2,530
49,920
Number of farms
11,650
8,375
6,000
5,810
3,225
1,430
36,480
Total operating revenue ($ '000)
193,475
299,493
427,824
938,120
1,109,070
1,266,228
4,231,567
Total operating expenses a
($ '000)
242,442
283,395
384,226
774,244
881,924
1,087,133
3,651,114
Net operating income ($ '000)
-48,967
16,097
43,598
163,875
227,147
179,095
580,453
Average per operator ( $ )
-3,374
1,468
5,386
19,394
42,418
70,789
11,628
Total off-farm income b ($ '000)
612,903
398,048
257,454
179,653
92,990
83,869
1,625,243
Average per operator ( $ )
42,225
36,302
31,804
21,261
17,365
33,150
32,557
Total income of operators ($ '000)
563,936
414,145
301,053
343,528
320,137
262,964
2,205,696
Average per operator ( $ )
38,852
37,770
37,190
40,654
59,783
103,938
44,185

a Excludes depreciation charges.
b Includes income from wages and salaries, net off-farm self-employment, investments, pensions and other sources.

Note: The table above includes those farm operators involved in a single, unincorporated farm with total operating revenues of $10,000 or more.

Statistics Canada, Taxation Data Program, Whole Farm Data Base.

Author:
Bill McGee - Coordinator, Statistics Section/OMAFRA
Last Reviewed: 21 September 2007

For more information:
E-mail: stats.omafra@ontario.ca