Employment in Selected Agri-food Industries, Ontario, 2006-2012

Primary Agriculture

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2007-2012 CAGR a % change 2012 to 2011 2007-2012 average
Farming (N.E.C.)(1100)
  8,000 5,800 3,400 2,500 6,200 4,000 -12.9% -35.5% 4,983
Crop Production (111)
  40,600 35,300 36,900 35,400 35,400 38,000 -1.3% 7.3% 36,933
Oilseed & Grain Farming (1111)
  2,500 1,500 1,800 1,700 1,400 2,900 3.0% 107.1% 1,967
Vegetable & Melon Farming (1112)
  3,700 3,400 2,700 2,700 1,800 3,500 -1.1% 94.4% 2,967
Fruit & Tree Nut Farming (1113)
  2,300 4,200 3,800 2,200 3,200 1,500 -8.2% -53.1% 2,867
Greenhouse, Nursery & Floriculture Prod. (1114)
  20,900 13,700 15,400 16,700 14,500 16,900 -4.2% 16.6% 16,350
Other Crop Farming (1119)
  11,300 12,400 13,100 12,100 14,500 13,200 3.2% -9.0% 12,767
Animal Production (112)
  43,900 40,400 40,600 43,600 47,500 48,400 2.0% 1.9% 44,067
Cattle Ranching & Farming (1121)
  23,100 19,400 21,800 24,200 28,900 28,600 4.4% -1.0% 24,333
Hog & Pig Farming (1122)
  3,200 2,900 2,500 3,300 3,300 2,800 -2.6% -15.2% 3,000
Poultry & Egg Prod. (1123)
  6,600 5,400 3,900 5,100 5,700 6,300 -0.9% 10.5% 5,500
Sheep & Goat Farming (1124)
  2,000 1,500 1,400 1,800 1,400 1,600 -4.4% 14.3% 1,617
Aquaculture (1125)
  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a      
Other Animal Prod. (1129)
  9,000 10,700 10,700 9,100 7,700 9,100 0.2% 18.2% 9,383
Support Activities for Crop Prod. (1151) *
  800 1,500 1,400 700 700 1,200 8.4% 71.4% 1,050
Support Activities for Animal Prod. (1152)
  1,900 1,600 1,700 2,400 2,300 2,600 6.5% 13.0% 2,083
Crop and Animal Production (primary agriculture) (111-112, 1151-1152)
99,000 95,200 84,500 84,000 84,600 92,100 94,200 -0.8% 2.3% 90,514

N.E.C- Nowhere else classified

Food, Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2006-2012 CAGR a % change 2012 to 2011 2006-2012 average
Food Manufacturing (311)
85,873 84,719 84,051 84,122 83,328 82,191 81,460 -0.9% -0.9% 83,678
Animal Food Manufacturing (3111)
3,803 3,860 3,849 3,508 3,510 3,489 3,512 -1.3% 0.7% 3,647
Grain and Oilseed Milling (3112)
4,945 4,252 4,524 3,965 4,624 4,860 4,810 -0.5% -1.0% 4,569
Sugar and Confectionery Products Manufacturing (3113)
7,918 7,295 6,459 6,273 6,211 4,973 4,385 -9.4% -11.8% 6,216
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing (3114)
11,187 12,039 11,004 10,226 10,665 10,283 9,439 -2.8% -8.2% 10,692
Dairy Product Manufacturing (3115)
6,691 6,667 7,408 7,388 7,435 8,171 8,741 4.6% 7.0% 7,500
Meat Product Manufacturing (3116)
20,074 21,050 20,848 20,713 19,682 18,987 18,817 -1.1% -0.9% 20,024
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging (3117)
864 819 764 732 632 609 614 -5.5% 0.8% 719
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing (3118)
20,290 19,719 19,123 19,862 19,776 19,421 19,654 -0.5% 1.2% 19,692
Other Food Manufacturing (3119)
10,102 9,018 10,071 11,454 10,793 11,398 11,487 2.2% 0.8% 10,618
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing (312)
12,476 11,587 11,321 11,828 12,054 11,825 13,861 1.8% 17.2% 12,136
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing (311, 312)
98,349 96,306 95,372 95,950 95,382 94,016 95,321 -0.5% 1.4% 95,814

Other manufacturing related to Agriculture

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2006-2012 CAGR a % change 2012 to 2011 2006-2012 average
Farm product wholesaler-distributors [411]
3,715 3,668 3,716 3,544 3,903 4,003 3,709 0.0% -7.3% 3,751
Food wholesaling (413)
33,579 34,671 34,991 34,285 34,790 35,332 35,852 1.1% 1.5% 34,786
Agricultural supplies wholesaler-distributors [4183]
4,221 4,543 4,629 4,539 4,190 4,597 4,780 2.1% 4.0% 4,500
Food retailing (445)
159,467 156,527 170,716 171,727 166,367 159,726 165,152 0.6% 3.4% 164,240
Food services and drinking places (722)
295,182 309,299 324,098 321,051 316,427 326,661 339,702 2.4% 4.0% 318,917
Leather and allied product manufacturing (316)
1,287 1,081 927 802 897 957 1,019 -3.8% 6.5% 996
Sub-total
497,451 509,789 539,077 535,948 526,574 531,276 550,214 1.7% 3.6% 527,190

Total Agri-food Sector

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2006-2012 CAGR a % change 2012 to 2011 2006-2012 average
Total Agri-food Sector
694,800 701,295 718,949 715,898 706,556 717,392 739,735 1.0% 3.1% 713,518

Ontario Employed Labour Force

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2006-2012 CAGR a % change 2012 to 2011 2006-2012 average
Total Employed Labour Force, Ontario
6,448,700 6,564,300 6,666,300 6,502,000 6,610,000 6,731,300 6,783,700 0.8% 0.8% 6,615,186
Agri-food employment as a percent of Total Employment
10.8% 10.7% 10.8% 11.0% 10.7% 10.7% 10.9%      

a) CAGR - Compound Annual Growth Rate

Related Links:

Food, Beverage and Tobacco Industry Manufacturing Statistics, Ontario (pdf)
GDP for Ontario Economy (excel)
GDP for Agri-Food Industries, Ontario (excel)
GDP for Goods-Producing Industries, Ontario (excel)
GDP by Manufacturing Industries, Ontario
(excel)


Selected Economic Indicators, Ontario
Consumer Price Index, Ontario

Reference: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey (for primary agriculture and total employed labour force) and Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (all other industries)


Author :  
Jeffrey James- Statistician OMAF/MRA
Last Reviewed :  
August 20, 2013
For more information:
E-mail: stats.omafra@ontario.ca