Farm Operators' Income from Farm and Off-Farm Sources, by Region, 2008


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
$500,000
and
over
Total
Number of operators
4,600
3,975
3,375
3,335
1,760
1,185
18,240
Number of farms
3,605
3,140
2,530
2,275
1,060
655
13,265
Total
operating revenue
($ '000)
60,573
114,694
180,159
361,416
369,066
571,029
1,654,992
Total
operating expensesa
($ '000)
72,155
108,254
151,709
283,925
301,344
482,321
1,398,010
Net
operating income
($ '000)
-11,582
6,439
28,450
77,491
67,722
88,708
256,982
Average
per
operator
( $ )
-2,518
1,620
8,430
23,236
38,478
74,859
14,089
Total
off-farm income b
($ '000)
230,094
181,464
110,244
96,908
43,920
26,710
689,598
Average per operator
( $ )
50,020
45,651
32,665
29,058
24,955
22,540
37,807
Total
income of operators
($ '000)
218,512
187,903
138,694
174,399
111,642
115,418
946,579
Average per operator
( $ )
47,503
47,271
41,095
52,294
63,433
97,399
51,896
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
$500,000
and
over
Total
Number of operators
3,785
2,915
2,450
3,410
2,055
1,245
15,860
Number of farms
2,960
2,315
1,995
2,400
1,330
745
11,740
Total
operating revenue
($ '000)
49,532
82,825
141,989
387,471
461,588
763,035
1,876,594
Total
operating expensesa
($ '000)
65,924
85,588
134,739
328,068
378,530
669,591
1,653,359
Net
operating income
($ '000)
-16,392
-2,763
7,250
59,403
83,058
93,444
223,235
Average
per
operator
( $ )
-4,331
-948
2,959
17,420
40,418
75,055
14,075
Total
off-farm income b
($ '000)
191,831
139,910
89,148
108,187
35,565
29,178
593,862
Average per operator
( $ )
50,682
47,996
36,387
31,726
17,306
23,436
37,444
Total
income of operators
($ '000)
175,439
137,147
96,398
167,590
118,623
122,622
817,097
Average per operator
( $ )
46,351
47,049
39,346
49,147
57,724
98,491
51,519
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
$500,000
and
over
Total
Number of operators
2,245
1,555
960
815
700
365
6,640
Number of farms
1,860
1,205
745
595
390
185
4,990
Total
operating revenue
($ '000)
29,780
43,906
51,632
98,464
132,963
163,586
524,029
Total
operating expensesa
($ '000)
40,980
51,917
50,495
86,536
111,666
139,021
483,870
Net
operating income
($ '000)
-11,199
-8,011
1,138
11,928
21,297
24,565
40,160
Average
per
operator
( $ )
-4,989
-5,152
1,185
14,635
30,425
67,302
6,048
Total
off-farm income b
($ '000)
112,149
73,661
29,613
31,695
18,593
4,957
270,668
Average per operator
( $ )
49,955
47,370
30,847
38,890
26,562
13,582
40,763
Total
income of operators
($ '000)
100,949
65,650
30,751
43,623
39,891
29,523
310,827
Average per operator
( $ )
44,966
42,219
32,032
53,525
56,987
80,884
46,811
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
$500,000
and
over
Total
Number of operators
1,950
1,145
755
1,195
880
530
6,455
Number of farms
1,360
850
555
775
500
265
4,305
Total
operating revenue
($ '000)
20,606
28,694
38,586
123,424
177,452
207,146
597,883
Total
operating expensesa
($ '000)
28,817
30,648
33,258
101,590
127,924
167,844
491,934
Net
operating income
($ '000)
-8,211
-1,954
5,328
21,834
49,528
39,302
105,950
Average
per
operator
( $ )
-4,211
-1,706
7,057
18,271
56,281
74,155
16,414
Total
off-farm income b
($ '000)
92,761
38,904
23,335
24,172
9,369
7,973
196,551
Average per operator
( $ )
47,570
33,978
30,907
20,228
10,647
15,043
30,449
Total
income of operators
($ '000)
84,550
36,951
28,663
46,007
58,897
47,275
302,500
Average per operator
( $ )
43,359
32,272
37,964
38,499
66,928
89,198
46,863
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
$500,000
and
over
Total
Number of operators
975
330
205
185
130
50
1,885
Number of farms
855
270
150
125
90
-
1,495
Total
operating revenue
($ '000)
13,043
9,031
10,297
19,447
30,997
-
101,002
Total
operating expensesa
($ '000)
13,162
11,727
10,740
14,004
27,020
-
91,506
Net
operating income
($ '000)
-120
-2,696
-443
5,443
3,977
-
9,496
Average
per
operator
( $ )
-123
-8,170
-2,160
29,424
30,595
-
5,038
Total
off-farm income b
($ '000)
36,262
12,763
4,279
5,228
641
-
59,627
Average per operator
( $ )
37,192
38,676
20,876
28,258
4,930
-
31,632
Total
income of operators
($ '000)
36,142
10,067
3,837
10,671
4,618
-
69,123
Average per operator
( $ )
37,069
30,507
18,715
57,682
35,525
-
36,670
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
$500,000
and
over
Total
Number of operators
13,570
9,920
7,770
8,955
5,530
3,375
49,125
Number of farms
10,650
7,780
5,985
6,175
3,360
1,870
35,825
Total
operating revenue
($ '000)
173,723
279,137
423,533
990,847
1,168,536
1,710,412
4,756,660
Total
operating expensesa
($ '000)
221,258
288,122
383,304
814,632
943,794
1,461,853
4,122,195
Net
operating income
($ '000)
-47,536
-8,985
40,229
176,215
224,741
248,559
634,464
Average
per
operator
( $ )
-3,503
-906
5,178
19,678
40,640
73,647
12,915
Total
off-farm income b
($ '000)
663,914
446,757
256,838
266,562
108,158
69,062
1,811,479
Average per operator
( $ )
48,925
45,036
33,055
29,767
19,558
20,463
36,875
Total
income of operators
($ '000)
616,378
437,772
297,068
442,777
332,899
317,620
2,445,943
Average per operator
( $ )
45,422
44,130
38,233
49,445
60,199
94,110
49,790


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.

 

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


Author:
Bill McGee - Coordinator, Statistics Section/OMAFRA
Last Reviewed: 30 June 2010