Northern Ontario Region at a Glance

 

Population, 2015
Northern Ontario
Province
Percent of Province
Total
755,261
13,792,052
5.5%
0 to 19
160,719
3,038,549
5.3%
20 to 64
454,253
8,542,351
5.3%
65 and over
140,289
2,211,152
6.3%

 

Population growth 2011-2015
Northern Ontario
Province
Total
-1.2%
4.0%
0 to 19
-6.4%
-2.1%
20 to 64
-2.6%
3.3%
65 and over
11.0%
17.2%

 

Family Income, 2011 National Household Survey
Northern Ontario
Province
Percent of Province
Economic families (number)
212,740
3,528,375
6.0%
Economic families average income($)
82,239
100,152
82.1%
Couple-only (number)
90,840
1,197,250
7.6%
Couple-only average income ($)
74,234
89,678
82.8%
Couple with children (number)
83,790
1,689,175
5.0%
Couple with children average income($)
105,173
121,285
86.7%
Lone-parent (number)
31,930
520,715
6.1%
Lone-parent average income ($)
48,206
58,622
82.2%

 

Labour Force, 2011, National Household Survey
Northern Ontario
Province
Percent of Province
Employed
331,920
6,297,005
5.3%
Unemployment rate (%)
9.5%
8.3%
Unemployed
33,810
567,985
6.0%
Labour Force
356,125
6,864,990
5.2%

 

Employment by Industry, 2011 National Household Survey
Northern Ontario
Province
Percent of Province
Total
331,920
6,297,000
5.3%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting [11]
6,535
95,220
6.9%
Mining, quarrying [21]
16,945
28,190
60.1%
Utilities [22]
3,345
55,215
6.1%
Construction [23]
21,860
382,570
5.7%
Manufacturing [31-33]
19,685
657,625
3.0%
Food, Beverage and Tobacco (311 312)
1,035
89,805
1.2%
Textile mills [313]
140
3,545
3.9%
Textile product mills [314]
10
4,000
0.3%
Clothing manufacturing [315]
50
8,695
0.6%
Leather and allied product manufacturing [316]
0
1,100
0.0%
Wood product manufacturing [321]
2,765
16,090
17.2%
Paper manufacturing [322]
3,450
20,825
16.6%
Printing and related support activities [323]
380
29,880
1.3%
Petroleum and coal product manuf [324]
130
3,980
3.3%
Chemical manufacturing [325]
480
38,865
1.2%
Plastics and rubber products manuf [326]
295
42,065
0.7%
Non-metallic mineral product manuf [327]
830
18,390
4.5%
Primary metal manufacturing [331]
4,170
28,445
14.7%
Fabricated metal product manuf [332]
1,705
62,460
2.7%
Machinery manufacturing [333]
1,570
50,440
3.1%
Computer and electronic product [334]
250
45,820
0.5%
Electrical equipment [335]
55
15,985
0.3%
Transportation equipment manuf [336]
1,155
121,770
0.9%
Furniture and related product manuf [337]
330
29,805
1.1%
Miscellaneous manufacturing [339]
400
25,665
1.6%
Wholesale trade [41]
8,635
291,215
3.0%
Retail trade [44-45]
42,295
701,300
6.0%
Transportation and warehousing [48-49]
16,880
294,020
5.7%
Information and cultural industries [51]
5,135
169,540
3.0%
Finance and insurance [52]
8,130
353,230
2.3%
Real estate and rental and leasing [53]
4,640
128,355
3.6%
Professional, scientific services [54]
12,965
486,775
2.7%
Management of companies and enterprises [55]
45
6,230
0.7%
Administrative services [56]
11,055
277,785
4.0%
Educational services [61]
29,000
474,205
6.1%
Health care and social assistance [62]
50,585
668,435
7.6%
Arts, entertainment and recreation [71]
5,610
128,705
4.4%
Accommodation and food services [72]
21,835
377,605
5.8%
Other services [81]
14,685
279,405
5.3%
Public administration [91]
32,010
441,370
7.3%

 

Employment by Industry, Agri-food Industry, 2011, National Household Survey
Northern Ontario
Province
Percent of Province
Agri-food Employment
32,785
714,655
4.6%
Crop and Animal Production (111-112, 115)
2,920
88,975
3.3%
Food and Beverage (311 312)
1,035
89,805
1.2%
Food Manufacturing (311)
895
78,000
1.1%
Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing (312)
140
11,805
1.2%
Leather and allied product (316)
0
1,100
0.0%
Farm product wholesaler-distributors [411]
15
3,480
0.4%
Food, bev tobacco wholesaler-distributors [413]
1,020
36,275
2.8%
Agricultural supplies wholesaler-distrib [4183]
45
4,075
1.1%
Food and beverage stores [445]
10,695
166,575
6.4%
Food services and drinking places [722]
17,055
324,370
5.3%

 

Number of Business Locations by Industry, 2015, CBC*
Northern Ontario
Province
Percent of Province
Total
53,821
1,426,469
3.8%
Unclassified
4,343
170,274
2.6%
Sub-total, classified
49,478
1,256,195
3.9%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting [11]
2,301
48,415
4.8%
Crop and Animal Production (111-112, 115)
1,396
46,652
3.0%
Mining, quarrying [21]
387
1,999
19.4%
Utilities [22]
187
2,375
7.9%
Construction [23]
5,263
128,095
4.1%
Manufacturing [31-33]
1,150
36,207
3.2%
Food, Beverage and Tobacco (311 312)
110
3,868
2.8%
Food manufacturing [311]
87
3,238
2.7%
Beverage and tobacco manuf [312]
23
630
3.7%
Textile mills [313]
10
268
3.7%
Textile product mills [314]
23
472
4.9%
Clothing manufacturing [315]
12
1,087
1.1%
Leather and allied product manufacturing [316]
8
208
3.8%
Wood product manufacturing [321]
157
1,849
8.5%
Paper manufacturing [322]
9
378
2.4%
Printing and related support activities [323]
69
3,210
2.1%
Petroleum and coal product manuf [324]
9
152
5.9%
Chemical manufacturing [325]
36
1,333
2.7%
Plastics and rubber products manuf [326]
30
1,345
2.2%
Non-metallic mineral product manuf [327]
77
1,233
6.2%
Primary metal manufacturing [331]
14
411
3.4%
Fabricated metal product manuf [332]
171
5,301
3.2%
Machinery manufacturing [333]
124
3,739
3.3%
Computer and electronic product [334]
18
1,494
1.2%
Electrical equipment [335]
16
1,027
1.6%
Transportation equipment manuf [336]
50
1,547
3.2%
Furniture and related product manuf [337]
60
2,712
2.2%
Miscellaneous manufacturing [339]
147
4,573
3.2%
Wholesale trade [41]
1,456
42,823
3.4%
Retail trade [44-45]
5,274
94,722
5.6%
Transportation and warehousing [48-49]
2,246
72,052
3.1%
Information and cultural industries [51]
420
20,409
2.1%
Finance and insurance [52]
2,525
71,566
3.5%
Real estate and rental and leasing [53]
8,870
221,529
4.0%
Professional, scientific services [54]
3,809
180,432
2.1%
Management of companies and enterprises [55]
1,075
33,101
3.2%
Administrative services [56]
1,582
53,106
3.0%
Educational services [61]
522
13,701
3.8%
Health care and social assistance [62]
4,197
87,999
4.8%
Arts, entertainment and recreation [71]
841
21,158
4.0%
Accommodation and food services [72]
3,092
41,967
7.4%
Other services [81]
3,980
83,180
4.8%
Public administration [91]
301
1,359
22.1%

 

Number of Business Locations, 2015 All Industries, CBC*
Northern Ontario
Province
Percent of Province
Total
53,821
1,426,469
3.8%
without employees**
31,863
980,505
3.2%
total with employees
21,958
445,964
4.9%
1-4 employees
10,188
257,148
4.0%
5-9 employees
4,844
79,572
6.1%
10-19 employees
3,471
51,426
6.7%
20-49 employess
2,247
36,351
6.2%
50-99 employees
708
11,741
6.0%
100-199 employees
312
5,618
5.6%
200-499 employees
126
2,929
4.3%
500 +
62
1,179
5.3%

 

Number of Business Locations, Food and Beverage Manuf, 2015 ,CBC*
Northern Ontario
Province
Percent of Province
Total
110
3,868
2.8%
without employees**
44
1,566
2.8%
total with employees
66
2,302
2.9%
1-4 employees
18
637
2.8%
5-9 employees
24
507
4.7%
10-19 employees
11
411
2.7%
20-49 employess
8
352
2.3%
50-99 employees
4
167
2.4%
100-199 employees
0
117
0.0%
200-499 employees
1
93
1.1%
500 +
0
18
0.0%

* CBC - Canadian Business Counts, Statistics Canada
**Indeterminate category, establishment does not maintain an employee payroll, but may have a workforce which consists of contracted workers, family members or business owners

Reference: Adapted from Statistics Canada (National Household Survey, Canadian Business Counts)


Author :  
 Anna Staciwa- Statistician/OMAFRA
Last Reviewed :  
 17 June 2016
For more information:
E-mail: stats.omafra@ontario.ca