Farm Operators' Income from Farm and Off-Farm Sources, by Region, 2009

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 $500,000 and over Total
Number of operators
4,420
3,630
3,030
3,210
1,540
1,005
16,825
Number of farms
3,415
2,785
2,235
2,210
955
570
12,180
Total
operating revenue
($ '000)
55,539
100,071
159,381
349,233
328,211
505,344
1,492,598
Total
operating expensesa
($ '000)
71,183
106,805
144,463
289,342
266,233
418,732
1,292,464
Net
operating income
($ '000)
-15,644
-6,734
14,919
59,891
61,978
86,613
200,134
Average
per
operator
( $ )
-3,539
-1,855
4,924
18,658
40,245
86,182
11,895
Total
off-farm income b
($ '000)
219,558
154,101
112,184
100,874
34,250
18,659
639,256
Average per operator
( $ )
49,674
42,452
37,024
31,425
22,241
18,566
37,994
Total
income of operators
($ '000)
203,914
147,367
127,102
160,765
96,228
105,272
839,390
Average per operator
( $ )
46,134
40,597
41,948
50,083
62,486
104,748
49,889

 

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 $500,000 and over Total
Number of operators
4,255
3,115
2,470
2,865
2,080
1,185
15,970
Number of farms
3,295
2,370
1,855
2,040
1,280
690
11,535
Total
operating revenue
($ '000)
54,055
83,437
131,919
328,557
465,222
694,900
1,767,215
Total
operating expensesa
($ '000)
78,204
89,793
127,662
292,686
393,101
623,837
1,613,845
Net
operating income
($ '000)
-24,149
-6,356
4,257
35,871
72,122
71,064
153,371
Average
per
operator
( $ )
-5,675
-2,040
1,723
12,520
34,674
59,969
9,604
Total
off-farm income b
($ '000)
192,692
130,640
82,729
80,151
39,369
25,416
550,990
Average per operator
( $ )
45,286
41,939
33,493
27,976
18,927
21,448
34,502
Total
income of operators
($ '000)
168,544
124,284
86,986
116,022
111,491
96,479
704,360
Average per operator
( $ )
39,611
39,899
35,217
40,496
53,601
81,417
44,105

 

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 $500,000 and over Total
Number of operators
1,930
1,380
800
770
515
360
5,745
Number of farms
1,515
1,100
635
525
290
220
4,285
Total
operating revenue
($ '000)
24,301
38,515
45,332
88,823
98,580
175,885
474,483
Total
operating expensesa
($ '000)
37,155
42,648
46,911
80,288
81,949
153,971
445,568
Net
operating income
($ '000)
-12,854
-4,133
-1,579
8,535
16,631
21,914
28,915
Average
per
operator
( $ )
-6,660
-2,995
-1,973
11,084
32,293
60,871
5,033
Total
off-farm income b
($ '000)
91,442
56,332
37,422
22,458
7,777
7,874
223,304
Average per operator
( $ )
47,379
40,820
46,778
29,166
15,100
21,872
38,869
Total
income of operators
($ '000)
78,588
52,199
35,843
30,993
24,408
29,788
252,219
Average per operator
( $ )
40,719
37,825
44,804
40,251
47,394
82,743
43,902

 

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 $500,000 and over Total
Number of operators
2,105
1,030
835
1,155
955
490
6,565
Number of farms
1,570
760
610
765
540
255
4,485
Total
operating revenue
($ '000)
26,527
27,227
44,338
125,010
195,555
204,964
620,859
Total
operating expensesa
($ '000)
39,834
27,748
37,043
106,940
148,968
165,156
523,460
Net
operating income
($ '000)
-13,307
-520
7,295
18,070
46,588
39,808
97,399
Average
per
operator
( $ )
-6,322
-505
8,736
15,645
48,783
81,242
14,836
Total
off-farm income b
($ '000)
83,685
39,771
23,504
23,870
13,252
6,770
190,799
Average per operator
( $ )
39,755
38,613
28,149
20,667
13,877
13,817
29,063
Total
income of operators
($ '000)
70,378
39,251
30,799
41,940
59,840
46,579
288,198
Average per operator
( $ )
33,434
38,107
36,886
36,312
62,660
95,058
43,899

 

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 $500,000 and over Total
Number of operators
720
460
190
210
65
45
1,695
Number of farms
620
355
135
140
35
-
1,315
Total
operating revenue
($ '000)
10,240
12,298
9,284
21,194
12,366
-
80,691
Total
operating expensesa
($ '000)
16,767
13,623
8,610
20,894
9,765
-
81,740
Net
operating income
($ '000)
-6,527
-1,325
673
300
2,601
-
-1,049
Average
per
operator
( $ )
-9,065
-2,881
3,544
1,428
40,014
-
-619
Total
off-farm income b
($ '000)
32,481
13,284
3,488
5,115
314
134
54,815
Average per operator
( $ )
45,112
28,877
18,358
24,356
4,826
2,988
32,339
Total
income of operators
($ '000)
25,954
11,958
4,161
5,415
2,915
-
53,766
Average per operator
( $ )
36,048
25,996
21,902
25,784
44,840
-
31,720

 

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 $500,000 and over Total
Number of operators
13,435
9,670
7,325
8,205
5,170
3,070
46,880
Number of farms
10,430
7,415
5,480
5,690
3,105
1,755
33,870
Total
operating revenue
($ '000)
170,915
263,776
390,951
914,396
1,101,647
1,597,431
4,439,763
Total
operating expensesa
($ '000)
243,489
282,274
365,389
791,538
901,479
1,375,478
3,960,359
Net
operating income
($ '000)
-72,574
-18,497
25,562
122,858
200,168
221,953
479,404
Average
per
operator
( $ )
-5,402
-1,913
3,490
14,973
38,717
72,297
10,226
Total
off-farm income b
($ '000)
620,231
394,389
259,476
232,291
95,312
58,683
1,660,550
Average per operator
( $ )
46,165
40,785
35,423
28,311
18,436
19,115
35,421
Total
income of operators
($ '000)
547,658
375,891
285,039
355,149
295,480
280,636
2,139,954
Average per operator
( $ )
40,764
38,872
38,913
43,284
57,153
91,412
45,647

(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, Canadian Farm Financial Database.


Author:
Bill McGee - Coordinator, Science and Statistics/OMAFRA
Last Reviewed: July 07, 2011

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