Area and Number of Farms by Size of Crop Area, Ontario, 2006 and 2011


Apple
Farm Size
2006 Total Area (acres) Percent of Area 2011 Total Area (acres) Percent of Area Total Area Percentage Change (2011/2006) 2006 Number of Farms Percent of Farms 2011 Number of Farms Percent of Farms Number of Farms Percentage Change (2011/2006)
0.1 - 0.5 acres
82
0.4
97
0.6
18.3%
245
20.0
323
29.9
31.8%
0.6 - 1.0 acres
179
0.9
152
1.0
-15.1%
188
15.4
163
15.1
-13.3%
1.1 - 1.9 acres
61
0.3
56
0.4
-8.2%
40
3.3
40
3.7
0.0%
2 - 4.9 acres
611
3.0
456
2.9
-25.4%
205
16.8
163
15.1
-20.5%
5 - 9.9 acres
1,164
5.8
743
4.7
-36.2%
174
14.2
112
10.4
-35.6%
10 - 29.9 acres
3,372
16.7
2,411
15.2
-28.5%
201
16.4
149
13.8
-25.9%
30 - 49.9 acres
2,440
12.1
1,773
11.2
-27.3%
65
5.3
48
4.5
-26.2%
50 - 99.9 acres
4,437
22.0
3,133
19.8
-29.4%
65
5.3
46
4.3
-29.2%
100 acres and over
7,824
38.8
7,008
44.3
-10.4%
40
3.3
35
3.2
-12.5%
Total
20,170
100.0
15,829
100.0
-21.5%
1,223
100.0
1,079
100.0
-11.8%

Apricots
Farm Size
2006 Total Area (acres) Percent of Area 2011 Total Area (acres) Percent of Area Total Area Percentage Change (2011/2006) 2006 Number of Farms Percent of Farms 2011 Number of Farms Percent of Farms Number of Farms Percentage Change (2011/2006)
0.1 - 0.5 acres
15
10.3
14
13.7
-6.7%
52
50.5
55
55.0
5.8%
0.6 - 1.0 acres
28
19.2
25
24.5
-10.7%
29
28.2
26
26.0
-10.3%
1.1 - 1.9 acres
x
x
x
x
2
1.9
3
3.0
50.0%
2 - 4.9 acres
45
30.8
33
32.4
-26.7%
16
15.5
12
12.0
-25.0%
5 - 9.9 acres
x
x
16
15.7
2
1.9
3
3.0
50.0%
10 - 29.9 acres
x
x
x
x
1
1.0
1
1.0
0.0%
30 - 49.9 acres
x
x
0
0.0
1
1.0
0
0.0
-100.0%
Total
146
100.0
102
100.0
-30.1%
103
100.0
100
100.0
-2.9%

Grapes*
Farm Size
2006 Total Area (acres) Percent of Area 2011 Total Area (acres) Percent of Area Total Area Percentage Change (2011/2006) 2006 Number of Farms Percent of Farms 2011 Number of Farms Percent of Farms Number of Farms Percentage Change (2011/2006)
0.1 - 0.5 acres
14
0.1
18
0.1
28.6%
55
7.1
75
10.7
36.4%
0.6 - 1.0 acres
43
0.2
41
0.2
-4.7%
44
5.7
41
5.8
-6.8%
1.1 - 1.9 acres
13
0.1
21
0.1
61.5%
8
1.0
16
2.3
100.0%
2 - 4.9 acres
321
1.6
292
1.6
-9.0%
108
13.9
101
14.4
-6.5%
5 - 9.9 acres
966
4.7
771
4.2
-20.2%
147
18.9
119
16.9
-19.0%
10 - 29.9 acres
3,667
17.8
3,069
16.7
-16.3%
223
28.7
186
26.4
-16.6%
30 - 49.9 acres
2,783
13.5
2,577
14.0
-7.4%
73
9.4
68
9.7
-6.8%
50 - 99.9 acres
5,010
24.3
3,753
20.4
-25.1%
78
10.0
58
8.2
-25.6%
100 acres and over
7,779
37.8
7,842
42.7
0.8%
42
5.4
40
5.7
-4.8%
Total
20,596
100.0
18,384
100.0
-10.7%
778
100.0
704
100.0
-9.5%

* Includes both Labrusca and Vinifera Grapes

Peach
Farm Size
2006 Total Area (acres) Percent of Area 2011 Total Area (acres) Percent of Area Total Area Percentage Change (2011/2006) 2006 Number of Farms Percent of Farms 2011 Number of Farms Percent of Farms Number of Farms Percentage Change (2011/2006)
0.1 - 0.5 acres
9
0.1
13
0.2
44.4%
29
8.5
52
17.2
79.3%
0.6 - 1.0 acres
23
0.3
29
0.5
26.1%
25
7.3
31
10.3
24.0%
1.1 - 1.9 acres
19
0.2
19
0.3
0.0%
13
3.8
13
4.3
0.0%
2 - 4.9 acres
239
3.0
187
2.9
-21.8%
77
22.5
59
19.5
-23.4%
5 - 9.9 acres
362
4.6
286
4.4
-21.0%
55
16.0
42
13.9
-23.6%
10 - 29.9 acres
1,303
16.5
972
15.1
-25.4%
75
21.9
55
18.2
-26.7%
30 - 49.9 acres
981
12.4
566
8.8
-42.3%
25
7.3
15
5.0
-40.0%
50 - 99.9 acres
1,801
22.8
1,532
23.7
-14.9%
27
7.9
21
7.0
-22.2%
100 acres and over
3,159
40.0
2,850
44.2
-9.8%
17
5.0
14
4.6
-17.6%
Total
7,896
100.0
6,454
100.0
-18.3%
343
100.0
302
100.0
-12.0%

Pears
Farm Size
2006 Total Area (acres) Percent of Area 2011 Total Area (acres) Percent of Area Total Area Percentage Change (2011/2006) 2006 Number of Farms Percent of Farms 2011 Number of Farms Percent of Farms Number of Farms Percentage Change (2011/2006)
0.1 - 0.5 acres
47
1.9
55
4.0
17.0%
170
31.4
229
48.4
34.7%
0.6 - 1.0 acres
104
4.1
74
5.4
-28.8%
109
20.1
77
16.3
-29.4%
1.1 - 1.9 acres
32
1.3
x
x
21
3.9
15
3.2
-28.6%
2 - 4.9 acres
303
11.9
197
14.2
-35.0%
104
19.2
72
15.2
-30.8%
5 - 9.9 acres
360
14.1
259
18.7
-28.1%
57
10.5
41
8.7
-28.1%
10 - 29.9 acres
971
38.1
418
30.2
-57.0%
66
12.2
30
6.3
-54.5%
30 - 49.9 acres
233
9.2
227
16.4
-2.6%
7
1.3
7
1.5
0.0%
50 - 99.9 acres
496
19.5
x
x
8
1.5
2
0.4
-75.0%
Total
2,546
100.0
1,383
100.0
-45.7%
542
100.0
473
100.0
-12.7%

Plums and Prunes
Farm Size
2006 Total Area (acres) Percent of Area 2011 Total Area (acres) Percent of Area Total Area Percentage Change (2011/2006) 2006 Number of Farms Percent of Farms 2011 Number of Farms Percent of Farms Number of Farms Percentage Change (2011/2006)
0.1 - 0.5 acres
39
3.2
38
2.8
-2.6%
129
34.3
146
41.6
13.2%
0.6 - 1.0 acres
57
4.6
65
4.7
14.0%
59
15.7
67
19.1
13.6%
1.1 - 1.9 acres
34
2.8
x
x
23
6.1
15
4.3
-34.8%
2 - 4.9 acres
254
20.6
184
13.3
-27.6%
91
24.2
65
18.5
-28.6%
5 - 9.9 acres
252
20.5
191
13.8
-24.2%
40
10.6
31
8.8
-22.5%
10 - 29.9 acres
385
31.3
333
24.1
-13.5%
29
7.7
22
6.3
-24.1%
30 - 49.9 acres
x
x
x
x
4
1.1
2
0.6
-50.0%
50 - 99.9 acres
x
x
180
13.0
1
0.3
3
0.9
200.0%
Total
1,231
100.0
1,383
100.0
12.3%
376
100.0
351
100.0
-6.6%

Sweet cherry
Farm Size
2006 Total Area (acres) Percent of Area 2011 Total Area (acres) Percent of Area Total Area Percentage Change (2011/2006) 2006 Number of Farms Percent of Farms 2011 Number of Farms Percent of Farms Number of Farms Percentage Change (2011/2006)
0.1 - 0.5 acres
26
2.7
26
4.5
0.0%
95
30.7
113
42.5
18.9%
0.6 - 1.0 acres
78
8.2
48
8.3
-38.5%
80
25.8
50
18.8
-37.5%
1.1 - 1.9 acres
17
1.8
x
x
12
3.9
14
5.3
16.7%
2 - 4.9 acres
206
21.7
151
26.2
-26.7%
75
24.2
53
19.9
-29.3%
5 - 9.9 acres
172
18.1
171
29.7
-0.6%
28
9.0
27
10.2
-3.6%
10 - 29.9 acres
x
x
96
16.7
17
5.5
8
3.0
-52.9%
30 - 49.9 acres
x
x
0
0.0
1
0.3
0
0.0
-100.0%
50 - 99.9 acres
x
x
x
x
2
0.7
1
0.4
-50.0%
Total
950
100.0
576
100.0
-39.4%
310
100.0
266
100.0
-14.2%

Sour cherry
Farm Size
2006 Total Area (acres) Percent of Area 2011 Total Area (acres) Percent of Area Total Area Percentage Change (2011/2006) 2006 Number of Farms Percent of Farms 2011 Number of Farms Percent of Farms Number of Farms Percentage Change (2011/2006)
0.1 - 0.5 acres
13
0.5
15
0.6
15.4%
44
33.3
63
48.1
43.2%
0.6 - 1.0 acres
16
0.6
14
0.6
-12.5%
17
12.9
16
12.2
-5.9%
1.1 - 1.9 acres
5
0.2
6
0.3
20.0%
3
2.3
4
3.1
33.3%
2 - 4.9 acres
42
1.7
32
1.4
-23.8%
14
10.6
13
9.9
-7.1%
5 - 9.9 acres
114
4.5
36
1.5
-68.4%
16
12.1
6
4.6
-62.5%
10 - 29.9 acres
261
10.3
194
8.3
-25.7%
17
12.9
11
8.4
-35.3%
30 - 49.9 acres
276
10.8
195
8.3
-29.3%
7
5.3
5
3.8
-28.6%
50 - 99.9 acres
510
20.0
457
19.5
-10.4%
7
5.3
6
4.6
-14.3%
100 acres and over
1,310
51.4
1,393
59.5
6.3%
7
5.3
7
5.3
0.0%
Total
2,547
100.0
2,342
100.0
-8.0%
132
100.0
131
100.0
-0.8%

Strawberry
Farm Size
2006 Total Area (acres) Percent of Area 2011 Total Area (acres) Percent of Area Total Area Percentage Change (2011/2006) 2006 Number of Farms Percent of Farms 2011 Number of Farms Percent of Farms Number of Farms Percentage Change (2011/2006)
0.1 - 0.5 acres
53
1.3
59
1.8
11.3%
218
27.2
251
37.9
15.1%
0.6 - 1.0 acres
106
2.5
57
1.7
-46.2%
111
13.9
60
9.1
-45.9%
1.1 - 1.9 acres
44
1.0
x
x
30
3.8
28
4.2
-6.7%
2 - 4.9 acres
503
11.9
378
11.5
-24.9%
173
21.6
130
19.6
-24.9%
5 - 9.9 acres
964
22.7
621
18.9
-35.6%
145
18.1
97
14.6
-33.1%
10 - 29.9 acres
1,711
40.3
1,429
43.5
-16.5%
108
13.5
84
12.7
-22.2%
30 - 49.9 acres
381
9.0
326
9.9
-14.4%
10
1.3
9
1.4
-10.0%
50 acres and over
481
11.3
x
x
6
0.8
4
0.6
-33.3%
Total
4,243
100.0
3,283
100.0
-22.6%
801
100.0
663
100.0
-17.2%

x Data suppressed due to confidentiality restrictions

Reference: 2006 and 2011 Census of Agriculture, Statistics Canada


Author :  
Siva Mailvaganam - Statistician/OMAFRA
Last Reviewed :  
15 July 2014

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