Western Ontario Region at a Glance

 

Population, 2015
Western Ontario
Province
Percent of Province
Total
3,611,421
13,792,052
26.2%
0 to 19
867,990
3,038,549
28.6%
20 to 64
2,221,113
8,542,351
26.0%
65 and over
522,318
2,211,152
23.6%

 

Population growth 2011-2015
Western Ontario
Province
Total
5.8%
4.0%
0 to 19
-0.4%
-2.1%
20 to 64
5.2%
3.3%
65 and over
21.0%
17.2%

 

Family Income, 2011 National Household Survey
Western Ontario
Province
Percent of Province
Economic families (number)
904,820
3,528,375
25.6%
Economic families average income($)
98,569
100,152
98.4%
Couple-only (number)
279,585
1,197,250
23.4%
Couple-only average income ($)
86,033
89,678
95.9%
Couple with children (number)
477,990
1,689,175
28.3%
Couple with children average income($)
119,249
121,285
98.3%
Lone-parent (number)
118,785
520,715
22.8%
Lone-parent average income ($)
57,710
58,622
98.4%

 

Labour Force, 2011, National Household Survey
Western Ontario
Province
Percent of Province
Employed
1,680,140
6,297,005
26.7%
Unemployment rate (%)
7.7%
8.3%
Unemployed
140,265
567,985
24.7%
Labour Force
1,820,395
6,864,990
26.5%

 

Employment by Industry, 2011 National Household Survey
Western Ontario
Province
Percent of Province
Total
1,680,130
6,297,000
26.7%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting [11]
30,225
95,220
31.7%
Mining, quarrying [21]
3,585
28,190
12.7%
Utilities [22]
15,695
55,215
28.4%
Construction [23]
105,095
382,570
27.5%
Manufacturing [31-33]
232,210
657,625
35.3%
Food, Beverage and Tobacco (311 312)
33,235
89,805
37.0%
Textile mills [313]
965
3,545
27.2%
Textile product mills [314]
1,330
4,000
33.3%
Clothing manufacturing [315]
1,840
8,695
21.2%
Leather and allied product manufacturing [316]
480
1,100
43.6%
Wood product manufacturing [321]
3,945
16,090
24.5%
Paper manufacturing [322]
5,335
20,825
25.6%
Printing and related support activities [323]
8,655
29,880
29.0%
Petroleum and coal product manuf [324]
1,060
3,980
26.6%
Chemical manufacturing [325]
11,820
38,865
30.4%
Plastics and rubber products manuf [326]
18,095
42,065
43.0%
Non-metallic mineral product manuf [327]
6,390
18,390
34.7%
Primary metal manufacturing [331]
5,315
28,445
18.7%
Fabricated metal product manuf [332]
24,985
62,460
40.0%
Machinery manufacturing [333]
20,450
50,440
40.5%
Computer and electronic product [334]
18,415
45,820
40.2%
Electrical equipment [335]
6,235
15,985
39.0%
Transportation equipment manuf [336]
45,855
121,770
37.7%
Furniture and related product manuf [337]
9,700
29,805
32.5%
Miscellaneous manufacturing [339]
7,905
25,665
30.8%
Wholesale trade [41]
100,690
291,215
34.6%
Retail trade [44-45]
189,605
701,300
27.0%
Transportation and warehousing [48-49]
104,720
294,020
35.6%
Information and cultural industries [51]
38,400
169,540
22.6%
Finance and insurance [52]
96,395
353,230
27.3%
Real estate and rental and leasing [53]
33,155
128,355
25.8%
Professional, scientific services [54]
120,120
486,775
24.7%
Management of companies and enterprises [55]
1,745
6,230
28.0%
Administrative services [56]
73,725
277,785
26.5%
Educational services [61]
114,505
474,205
24.1%
Health care and social assistance [62]
150,705
668,435
22.5%
Arts, entertainment and recreation [71]
29,380
128,705
22.8%
Accommodation and food services [72]
92,335
377,605
24.5%
Other services [81]
67,035
279,405
24.0%
Public administration [91]
80,760
441,370
18.3%

 

Employment by Industry, Agri-food Industry, 2011, National Household Survey
Western Ontario
Province
Percent of Province
Agri-food Employment
194,700
714,655
27.2%
Crop and Animal Production (111-112, 115)
28,685
88,975
32.2%
Food and Beverage (311 312)
28,715
89,805
32.0%
Food Manufacturing (311)
24,635
78,000
31.6%
Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing (312)
4,080
11,805
34.6%
Leather and allied product (316)
390
1,100
35.5%
Farm product wholesaler-distributors [411]
1,130
3,480
32.5%
Food, bev tobacco wholesaler-distributors [413]
11,890
36,275
32.8%
Agricultural supplies wholesaler-distrib [4183]
1,300
4,075
31.9%
Food and beverage stores [445]
42,955
166,575
25.8%
Food services and drinking places [722]
79,635
324,370
24.6%

 

Number of Business Locations by Industry, 2015, CBC*
Western Ontario
Province
Percent of Province
Total
372,726
1,426,469
26.1%
Unclassified
42,793
170,274
25.1%
Sub-total, classified
329,933
1,256,195
26.3%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting [11]
16,651
48,415
34.4%
Crop and Animal Production (111-112, 115)
16,482
46,652
35.3%
Mining, quarrying [21]
289
1,999
14.5%
Utilities [22]
656
2,375
27.6%
Construction [23]
34,217
128,095
26.7%
Manufacturing [31-33]
11,629
36,207
32.1%
Food, Beverage and Tobacco (311 312)
1,023
3,868
26.4%
Food manufacturing [311]
880
3,238
27.2%
Beverage and tobacco manuf [312]
143
630
22.7%
Textile mills [313]
77
268
28.7%
Textile product mills [314]
133
472
28.2%
Clothing manufacturing [315]
195
1,087
17.9%
Leather and allied product manufacturing [316]
65
208
31.3%
Wood product manufacturing [321]
621
1,849
33.6%
Paper manufacturing [322]
112
378
29.6%
Printing and related support activities [323]
893
3,210
27.8%
Petroleum and coal product manuf [324]
37
152
24.3%
Chemical manufacturing [325]
433
1,333
32.5%
Plastics and rubber products manuf [326]
482
1,345
35.8%
Non-metallic mineral product manuf [327]
324
1,233
26.3%
Primary metal manufacturing [331]
142
411
34.5%
Fabricated metal product manuf [332]
2,045
5,301
38.6%
Machinery manufacturing [333]
1,421
3,739
38.0%
Computer and electronic product [334]
438
1,494
29.3%
Electrical equipment [335]
380
1,027
37.0%
Transportation equipment manuf [336]
545
1,547
35.2%
Furniture and related product manuf [337]
913
2,712
33.7%
Miscellaneous manufacturing [339]
1,350
4,573
29.5%
Wholesale trade [41]
13,264
42,823
31.0%
Retail trade [44-45]
24,455
94,722
25.8%
Transportation and warehousing [48-49]
33,519
72,052
46.5%
Information and cultural industries [51]
3,710
20,409
18.2%
Finance and insurance [52]
16,262
71,566
22.7%
Real estate and rental and leasing [53]
49,810
221,529
22.5%
Professional, scientific services [54]
44,703
180,432
24.8%
Management of companies and enterprises [55]
8,000
33,101
24.2%
Administrative services [56]
14,393
53,106
27.1%
Educational services [61]
3,399
13,701
24.8%
Health care and social assistance [62]
19,855
87,999
22.6%
Arts, entertainment and recreation [71]
4,323
21,158
20.4%
Accommodation and food services [72]
9,457
41,967
22.5%
Other services [81]
21,178
83,180
25.5%
Public administration [91]
163
1,359
12.0%

 

Number of Business Locations, 2015 All Industries, CBC*
Western Ontario
Province
Percent of Province
Total
372,726
1,426,469
26.1%
without employees**
254,367
980,505
25.9%
total with employees
118,359
445,964
26.5%
1-4 employees
70,215
257,148
27.3%
5-9 employees
20,391
79,572
25.6%
10-19 employees
13,019
51,426
25.3%
20-49 employess
9,136
36,351
25.1%
50-99 employees
3,040
11,741
25.9%
100-199 employees
1,488
5,618
26.5%
200-499 employees
785
2,929
26.8%
500 +
285
1,179
24.2%

 

Number of Business Locations, Food and Beverage Manuf, 2015, CBC*
Western Ontario
Province
Percent of Province
Total
1,023
3,868
26.4%
without employees**
416
1,566
26.6%
total with employees
607
2,302
26.4%
1-4 employees
149
637
23.4%
5-9 employees
117
507
23.1%
10-19 employees
106
411
25.8%
20-49 employess
103
352
29.3%
50-99 employees
53
167
31.7%
100-199 employees
37
117
31.6%
200-499 employees
33
93
35.5%
500 +
9
18
50.0%

 

* 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