Employment, Agri-Food Industries, Ontario, 2011-2016

Primary Agriculture

2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2011-2016 CAGR a
% change 2016 to 2015
Farming (N.E.C.)(1100)
6,200
3,500
3,700
3,700
5,200
3,400
-11.3%
-34.6%
Crop Production (111)
34,400
35,900
35,500
31,900
30,700
34,300
-0.1%
11.7%
Oilseed & Grain Farming (1111)
x
2,900
3,400
1,700
2,900
3,400
17.2%
Vegetable & Melon Farming (1112)
1,800
2,900
3,000
2,500
1,600
2,800
9.2%
75.0%
Fruit & Tree Nut Farming (1113)
3,000
1,500
x
1,600
2,200
2,300
-5.2%
4.5%
Greenhouse, Nursery & Floriculture Prod. (1114)
13,900
15,600
12,500
12,900
12,000
11,600
-3.6%
-3.3%
Other Crop Farming (1119)
14,300
13,000
15,200
13,300
12,100
14,100
-0.3%
16.5%
Animal Production (112)
46,800
48,100
40,900
42,300
37,800
34,500
-5.9%
-8.7%
Cattle Ranching & Farming (1121)
28,700
28,700
23,900
21,900
18,800
18,500
-8.4%
-1.6%
Hog & Pig Farming (1122)
3,500
2,900
2,600
3,500
3,500
2,200
-8.9%
-37.1%
Poultry & Egg Prod. (1123)
5,400
6,100
5,300
5,900
5,000
4,700
-2.7%
-6.0%
Sheep & Goat Farming (1124)
x
1,500
2,400
x
1,700
x
Aquaculture (1125)
x
x
x
x
x
x
Other Animal Prod. (1129)
7,400
9,000
6,600
10,000
8,700
8,000
1.6%
-8.0%
Support Activities for Crop Prod. (1151)
x
x
x
x
x
1,600
Support Activities for Animal Prod. (1152)
2,300
2,500
2,600
2,600
2,300
4,000
11.7%
73.9%
Crop and Animal Production (primary agriculture) (111-112, 1151-1152)
90,300
91,200
83,800
81,800
76,900
77,700
-3.0%
1.0%

N.E.C - Nowhere else classified

- Numbers supressed. Confidentiality threshold at under 1500 employees

Primary Agriculture and Food, Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing

2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2011-2016 CAGR a
% change 2016 to 2015
Crop and Animal Production (primary agriculture) (111-112, 1151-1152)
90,300
91,200
83,800
81,800
76,900
77,700
-3.0%
1.0%
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing (311, 312)
95,641
97,428
98,851
98,575
97,453
94,454
-0.2%
-3.1%
Food Manufacturing (311)
82,456
82,198
83,780
83,298
81,457
77,681
-1.2%
-4.6%
Animal Food Manufacturing (3111)
3,498
3,524
3,896
3,729
3,713
3,938
2.4%
6.1%
Grain and Oilseed Milling (3112)
4,188
4,133
4,243
4,360
4,374
2,972
-6.6%
-32.1%
Sugar and Confectionery Products Manufacturing (3113)
4,994
4,423
4,641
4,825
4,970
4,620
-1.5%
-7.0%
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing (3114)
10,290
9,456
9,329
8,032
6,453
6,183
-9.7%
-4.2%
Dairy Product Manufacturing (3115)
8,197
8,781
8,133
7,893
8,422
8,777
1.4%
4.2%
Meat Product Manufacturing (3116)
18,997
18,839
19,487
19,314
17,341
16,911
-2.3%
-2.5%
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging (3117)
614
616
514
541
572
595
-0.6%
4.0%
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing (3118)
19,606
19,904
20,593
20,969
20,914
20,529
0.9%
-1.8%
Other Food Manufacturing (3119)
12,073
12,522
12,944
13,634
14,699
13,155
1.7%
-10.5%
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing (312)
13,185
15,230
15,071
15,277
15,996
16,773
4.9%
4.9%
Sub-total
185,941
188,628
182,651
180,375
174,353
172,154
-1.5%
-1.3%

 

Other manufacturing related to Agriculture

2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2011-2016 CAGR a
% change 2016 to 2015
Farm product wholesaler-distributors [411]
4,003
3,711
3,856
3,805
4,096
4,440
2.1%
8.4%
Food wholesaling (413)
36,306
36,626
39,310
42,141
43,448
44,254
4.0%
1.9%
Agricultural supplies wholesaler-distributors [4183]
4,603
4,786
4,763
4,885
4,654
4,584
-0.1%
-1.5%
Food retailing (445)
160,791
166,695
173,257
179,684
177,377
175,710
1.8%
-0.9%
Food services and drinking places (722)
332,665
347,913
362,237
373,298
386,658
404,778
4.0%
4.7%
Leather and allied product manufacturing (316)
962
1,026
935
956
1,265
1,371
7.3%
8.4%
Sub-total
539,330
560,757
584,358
604,769
617,498
635,137
3.3%
2.9%

 

Total Agri-food Sector

Agri-food Sector
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2011-2016 CAGR a
% change 2016 to 2015
Total Agri-food Sector
725,271
749,385
767,009
785,144
791,851
807,291
2.2%
1.9%

 

Ontario Employed Labour Force

 
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2011-2016 CAGR a
% change 2016 to 2015
Total Employed Labour Force, Ontario
6,658,400
6,702,600
6,823,400
6,877,900
6,923,200
6,999,600
1.0%
1.1%
Agri-food employment as a percent of Total Employment
10.9%
11.2%
11.2%
11.4%
11.4%
11.5%

a) CAGR - Compound Annual Growth Rate

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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 :  
Anna Staciwa - Statistician/OMAFRA
Last Reviewed :  
09 June 2017
For more information:
E-mail: stats.omafra@ontario.ca