2010 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review

Economic Data Tables

Ontario Economy

  1. Ontario, Gross Domestic Product, 1996–2009
  2. Ontario, Growth in Gross Domestic Product, 1996–2009
  3. Ontario, Selected Economic Indicators, 1996–2009
  4. Ontario, Selected Economic Indicators, Annual Change, 1996–2009
  5. Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2006–2009
  6. Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2006–2009
  7. Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2006–2009
  8. Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2006–2009
  9. Ontario, Housing Market Indicators, 2006–2009
  10. Selected Financial Indicators, 1996–2009

G7 Comparison

  1. Ontario and the G7, Real Gross Domestic Product Growth, 1996–2009
  2. Ontario and the G7, Employment Growth, 1996–2009
  3. Ontario and the G7, Unemployment Rates, 1996–2009
  4. Ontario and the G7, CPI Inflation Rates, 1996–2009
  5. G7, Exchange Rates, 1996–2009

Ontario, International Merchandise Trade

  1. Ontario, International Merchandise Exports by Major Commodity, 2009
  2. Ontario, International Merchandise Imports by Major Commodity, 2009
  3. Ontario, International Merchandise Exports by Top 25 Trading Partners, 2009
  4. Ontario, International Merchandise Imports by Top 25 Trading Partners, 2009

Demographic Characteristics

  1. Ontario, Selected Demographic Characteristics, 2002–2010
  2. Ontario, Components of Population Growth, 2000–01 to 2009–10

Ontario Labour Markets

  1. Ontario, Labour Force, 1996–2009
  2. Ontario, Employment, 1996–2009
  3. Ontario, Unemployment, 1996–2009
  4. Employment Insurance (EI) and Social Assistance, 1996–2009
  5. Ontario, Labour Compensation, 1996–2009
  6. Ontario, Employment by Occupation, 1998–2009
  7. Ontario, Distribution of Employment by Occupation, 1998–2009
  8. Ontario, Employment by Industry, 2000–2009
  9. Ontario, Growth in Employment by Industry, 2000–2009
  10. Ontario, Employment Level by Economic Regions, 2000–2009
  11. Ontario, Employment Level by Industry for Economic Regions, 2009
  12. Ontario Economic Regions

(Note: Data in the tables may not add to totals due to rounding.)

Table 1
Ontario, Gross Domestic Product, 1996–2009
($ Billions)
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Real GDP (chained $2002) 364.8 381.2 399.7 429.7 455.2 463.4 477.8 484.3 496.8 510.5 523.0 533.2 528.6 509.4
Consumption 208.7 218.8 226.4 236.9 248.5 254.7 264.5 272.7 281.2 290.8 300.5 312.1 320.5 320.9
Government 78.0 77.9 79.6 82.9 85.9 90.0 92.8 97.8 101.4 103.1 107.8 110.8 114.3 119.8
Residential Construction 17.5 20.0 19.7 22.0 23.5 25.8 28.3 29.0 30.1 30.6 30.8 31.4 30.4 27.9
Non-residential Construction 10.6 11.5 11.7 13.1 11.5 11.4 11.8 11.5 11.4 11.8 12.9 14.2 13.8 11.3
Machinery and Equipment 23.5 29.0 31.0 33.9 35.9 34.9 32.6 34.6 37.1 41.7 45.4 44.9 45.0 36.4
Exports 236.6 254.3 273.0 303.9 327.6 317.9 322.7 322.4 336.4 343.3 345.6 348.5 326.8 283.5
Imports 206.2 232.1 243.0 263.3 282.5 269.4 275.3 283.9 302.9 312.5 324.4 336.9 329.7 294.3
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 338.2 359.4 377.9 409.0 440.8 453.7 477.8 493.1 516.1 537.4 560.6 583.9 584.5 578.2
  • Sources: Statistics Canada.
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Table 2
Ontario, Growth in Gross Domestic Product, 1996–2009
(Per Cent Change)
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Real GDP (chained $2002) 1.1 4.5 4.8 7.5 5.9 1.8 3.1 1.4 2.6 2.8 2.4 2.0 (0.9) (3.6)
Consumption 2.3 4.8 3.5 4.6 4.9 2.5 3.8 3.1 3.1 3.4 3.4 3.8 2.7 0.1
Government (3.7) (0.1) 2.1 4.2 3.6 4.7 3.2 5.3 3.7 1.7 4.6 2.8 3.1 4.8
Residential Construction 9.6 14.5 (1.8) 11.6 7.1 9.7 9.6 2.6 3.6 1.7 0.6 2.0 (3.1) (8.1)
Non-residential Construction 21.5 9.3 1.6 11.4 (11.8) (1.1) 3.7 (2.4) (0.7) 2.9 9.9 9.7 (2.5) (18.4)
Machinery and Equipment 6.7 23.3 6.8 9.4 5.9 (2.8) (6.5) 6.1 7.2 12.3 8.9 (1.1) 0.3 (19.0)
Exports 5.6 7.5 7.3 11.3 7.8 (3.0) 1.5 (0.1) 4.4 2.1 0.7 0.8 (6.2) (13.2)
Imports 4.9 12.6 4.7 8.4 7.3 (4.6) 2.2 3.1 6.7 3.2 3.8 3.8 (2.1) (10.8)
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 2.7 6.3 5.2 8.2 7.8 2.9 5.3 3.2 4.7 4.1 4.3 4.2 0.1 (1.1)
  • Sources: Statistics Canada.
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Table 3
Ontario, Selected Economic Indicators, 1996–2009
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Retail Sales ($ Billions) 83.8 90.9 97.5 104.6 111.5 114.3 121.0 125.1 128.9 135.1 140.6 146.0 151.7 147.9
Housing Starts – Units (000s) 43.1 54.1 53.8 67.2 71.5 73.3 83.6 85.2 85.1 78.8 73.4 68.1 75.1 50.4
Personal Income ($ Billions) 276.3 289.5 304.7 321.7 347.7 361.2 369.4 381.1 401.0 419.5 442.7 466.1 478.7 477.6
Pre-tax Corporate Profits ($ Billions) 34.2 37.5 39.5 49.7 54.4 49.3 60.5 58.2 61.6 62.2 65.7 66.5 59.2 51.2
Consumer Price Index (2002 = 100) 88.2 89.8 90.6 92.4 95.1 98.0 100.0 102.7 104.6 106.9 108.8 110.8 113.3 113.7
Labour Force (000s) 5,680 5,776 5,877 6,018 6,173 6,327 6,494 6,676 6,775 6,849 6,927 7,044 7,155 7,175
Employment (000s) 5,167 5,291 5,453 5,637 5,817 5,926 6,031 6,213 6,317 6,398 6,493 6,594 6,687 6,526
Unemployment Rate (%) 9.0 8.4 7.2 6.3 5.8 6.3 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.3 6.4 6.5 9.0
  • Sources: Statistics Canada and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
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Table 4
Ontario, Selected Economic Indicators, Annual Change, 1996–2009
(Per Cent Change)
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Retail Sales 0.7 8.5 7.2 7.3 6.6 2.5 5.9 3.4 3.0 4.8 4.0 3.8 3.9 (2.5)
Housing Starts 20.2 25.6 (0.4) 24.9 6.4 2.5 14.1 1.9 (0.1) (7.4) (6.8) (7.2) 10.2 (32.9)
Personal Income 1.8 4.8 5.2 5.6 8.1 3.9 2.3 3.2 5.2 4.6 5.6 5.3 2.7 (0.2)
Pre-tax Corporate Profits 3.3 9.9 5.2 25.9 9.3 (9.2) 22.5 (3.7) 5.8 1.1 5.5 1.2 (10.9) (13.6)
Consumer Price Index 1.6 1.8 0.9 2.0 2.9 3.0 2.0 2.7 1.9 2.2 1.8 1.8 2.3 0.4
Labour Force 1.6 1.7 1.7 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.8 1.5 1.1 1.1 1.7 1.6 0.3
Employment 1.3 2.4 3.1 3.4 3.2 1.9 1.8 3.0 1.7 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.4 (2.4)
  • Sources: Statistics Canada and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
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Table 5
Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2006–2009
($2002 Chained Millions)
2006 2007 2008 2009
Goods Producing Industries 136,251 133,318 125,069 109,582
Primary 8,028 7,769 8,139 7,314
Utilities 9,887 10,120 10,113 9,252
Construction 24,530 25,316 25,167 23,483
Manufacturing1 93,624 89,668 80,452 68,385
Services Producing Industries 344,411 355,491 359,862 357,618
Wholesale Trade 30,026 31,365 31,057 29,346
Retail Trade 26,655 27,192 28,063 28,080
Transportation and Warehousing 19,089 19,312 19,480 18,635
Information and Cultural (incl. Telecommunications) 19,384 19,826 19,798 19,548
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 105,713 109,592 110,296 111,573
Professional and Administrative Services 40,788 42,429 42,880 41,851
Education 22,794 23,492 24,108 24,328
Health Care and Social Services 28,904 30,006 30,714 31,307
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 4,589 4,692 4,703 4,705
Accommodation and Food 9,453 9,510 9,695 9,327
Other Services 11,663 12,082 12,327 12,219
Public Administration 25,349 26,001 26,838 27,227
Total Production 481,238 489,739 486,161 468,961
  • 1 See Table 7 for detailed manufacturing industries.
  • Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
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Table 6
Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2006–2009
(Per Cent Change)
2006 2007 2008 2009
Goods Producing Industries (1.2) (2.2) (6.2) (12.4)
Primary (4.2) (3.2) 4.8 (10.1)
Utilities 0.8 2.4 (0.1) (8.5)
Construction 2.6 3.2 (0.6) (6.7)
Manufacturing1 (2.1) (4.2) (10.3) (15.0)
Services Producing Industries 3.5 3.2 1.2 (0.6)
Wholesale Trade 4.4 4.5 (1.0) (5.5)
Retail Trade 4.1 2.0 3.2 0.1
Transportation and Warehousing 1.7 1.2 0.9 (4.3)
Information and Cultural (incl. Telecommunications) 3.9 2.3 (0.1) (1.3)
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 3.6 3.7 0.6 1.2
Professional and Administrative Services 3.7 4.0 1.1 (2.4)
Education 4.2 3.1 2.6 0.9
Health Care and Social Services 2.9 3.8 2.4 1.9
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 0.7 2.3 0.2 0.0
Accommodation and Food 0.4 0.6 2.0 (3.8)
Other Services 1.3 3.6 2.0 (0.9)
Public Administration 4.1 2.6 3.2 1.5
Total Production 2.2 1.8 (0.7) (3.5)
  • 1 See Table 8 for detailed manufacturing industries.
  • Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
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Table 7
Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2006–2009
($2002 Chained Millions)
2006 2007 2008 2009
Manufacturing 93,624 89,668 80,452 68,385
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products 10,843 10,177 9,928 10,094
Textile, Clothing and Leather Products 1,393 1,206 1,039 842
Wood Products and Furniture 4,845 4,435 3,781 3,239
Paper Products and Printing 6,532 6,312 5,941 5,083
Chemical and Petroleum Products 8,472 8,156 7,630 7,139
Plastic and Rubber Products 5,534 5,319 4,402 3,645
Primary Metal and Fabricated Metal Products 12,854 12,180 11,326 8,293
Machinery 6,206 6,270 5,772 4,751
Electrical and Electronic Products 6,117 5,964 5,609 5,210
Transportation Equipment 26,775 25,929 20,430 15,497
Other Manufacturing 4,619 4,486 4,372 3,872
  • Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
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Table 8
Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2006–2009
(Per Cent Change)
2006 2007 2008 2009
Manufacturing (2.1) (4.2) (10.3) (15.0)
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products 0.2 (6.1) (2.4) 1.7
Textile, Clothing and Leather Products (13.8) (13.4) (13.9) (18.9)
Wood Products and Furniture (2.4) (8.5) (14.8) (14.3)
Paper Products and Printing (8.9) (3.4) (5.9) (14.4)
Chemical and Petroleum Products 2.8 (3.7) (6.5) (6.4)
Plastic and Rubber Products (5.0) (3.9) (17.2) (17.2)
Primary Metal and Fabricated Metal Products (3.2) (5.2) (7.0) (26.8)
Machinery (3.0) 1.0 (7.9) (17.7)
Electrical and Electronic Products 0.6 (2.5) (5.9) (7.1)
Transportation Equipment (1.6) (3.2) (21.2) (24.1)
Other Manufacturing 2.4 (2.9) (2.5) (11.4)
  • Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
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Table 9 - Ontario, Housing Market Indicators, 2006–2009
2006 2007 2008 2009
New Housing Market
Residential Construction, Current $ Millions 37,310 39,718 39,442 36,894
Per Cent Change 4.8 6.5 (0.7) (6.5)
Real Residential Construction ($2002 Millions) 30,757 31,363 30,388 27,912
Per Cent Change 0.6 2.0 (3.1) (8.1)
Housing Starts (Units) 73,417 68,123 75,076 50,370
Per Cent Change (6.8) (7.2) 10.2 (32.9)
Of which: Single-detached, urban areas (Units) 30,369 30,690 25,760 18,425
Per Cent Change (9.8) 1.1 (16.1) (28.5)
Multiple, urban areas (Units) 37,411 32,084 46,164 29,513
Per Cent Change (5.3) (14.2) 43.9 (36.1)
New Housing Price Index (1997 = 100) 137.5 141.1 146.1 146.1
Per Cent Change 3.7 2.6 3.5 0.1
Resale Market
Home Resales (Units) 194,930 213,379 181,001 195,840
Per Cent Change (1.1) 9.5 (15.2) 8.2
Average Resale Price ($) 278,364 299,544 302,354 318,366
Per Cent Change 5.9 7.6 0.9 5.3
  • Sources: Statistics Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Canadian Real Estate Association.
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Table 10
Selected Financial Indicators, 1996–2009
(Per Cent)
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Interest Rates
Bank Rate 4.5 3.5 5.1 4.9 5.8 4.3 2.7 3.2 2.5 2.9 4.3 4.6 3.2 0.6
Prime Rate 6.1 5.0 6.6 6.4 7.3 5.8 4.2 4.7 4.0 4.4 5.8 6.1 4.7 2.4
10-Year Government Bonds 7.2 6.1 5.3 5.6 5.9 5.5 5.3 4.8 4.6 4.1 4.2 4.3 3.6 3.3
Three-month T-Bills 4.2 3.3 4.7 4.7 5.5 3.8 2.6 2.9 2.2 2.7 4.0 4.2 2.4 0.4
Mortgage Rates
5-Year Rate 7.9 7.1 6.9 7.6 8.4 7.4 7.0 6.4 6.2 6.0 6.7 7.1 7.1 5.6
1-Year Rate 6.2 5.5 6.5 6.8 7.9 6.1 5.2 4.8 4.6 5.1 6.3 6.9 6.7 4.0
Canadian Household Debt Burden1
Consumer 23.2 24.1 24.9 26.1 26.2 27.7 29.1 30.9 32.9 34.8 35.7 37.8 39.5 42.3
Mortgage 69.8 70.9 70.5 70.5 67.8 68.9 70.1 72.5 74.6 77.3 79.2 83.5 87.2 91.4
Bank Loans 11.5 12.6 13.5 13.9 14.0 14.1 13.9 13.8 13.3 12.6 12.7 12.1 11.9 11.2
Other Loans 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.5 1.7 2.3 2.3 2.2 1.4 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.0
Total 105.3 108.5 110.0 112.0 109.7 113.0 115.4 119.5 122.2 126.4 129.3 135.2 140.5 147.0
  • 1 Debt of the persons and unincorporated business sector as a share of personal disposable income.
  • Note: All data are annual averages, except Canadian Household Debt Burden (year-end).
  • Sources: Statistics Canada’s National Balance Sheet Accounts and Bank of Canada.
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Table 11
Ontario and the G7, Real Gross Domestic Product Growth, 1996–2009
(Per Cent)
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Ontario 1.1 4.5 4.8 7.5 5.9 1.8 3.1 1.4 2.6 2.8 2.4 2.0 (0.9) (3.6)
Canada 1.6 4.2 4.1 5.5 5.2 1.8 2.9 1.9 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.2 0.5 (2.5)
France 1.1 2.2 3.5 3.3 3.9 1.9 1.0 1.1 2.5 1.9 2.2 2.4 0.2 (2.6)
Germany 1.0 1.8 2.0 2.0 3.2 1.2 0.0 (0.2) 1.2 0.8 3.4 2.7 1.0 (4.7)
Italy 1.1 1.9 1.4 1.5 3.7 1.8 0.5 0.0 1.5 0.7 2.0 1.5 (1.3) (5.0)
Japan 2.6 1.6 (2.1) (0.1) 2.9 0.2 0.3 1.4 2.7 1.9 2.0 2.4 (1.2) (5.2)
United Kingdom 2.9 3.3 3.6 3.5 3.9 2.5 2.1 2.8 3.0 2.2 2.8 2.7 (0.1) (5.0)
United States 3.7 4.5 4.4 4.8 4.1 1.1 1.8 2.5 3.6 3.1 2.7 1.9 0.0 (2.6)
  • Sources: OECD, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and Statistics Canada.
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Table 12
Ontario and the G7, Employment Growth, 1996–2009
(Per Cent)
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Ontario 1.3 2.4 3.1 3.4 3.2 1.9 1.8 3.0 1.7 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.4 (2.4)
Canada 0.9 2.1 2.5 2.6 2.5 1.2 2.4 2.4 1.8 1.4 1.9 2.3 1.5 (1.6)
France 0.5 (0.4) 1.1 1.1 2.7 1.5 1.0 (0.5) 0.4 0.7 0.7 1.7 1.4 (0.9)
Germany (0.4) (0.4) 1.6 (0.1) 0.5 0.3 (0.8) (0.9) 0.3 2.2 2.0 2.2 1.8 (0.2)
Italy 0.5 0.4 1.1 1.2 1.9 2.0 1.5 1.0 2.7 0.7 1.9 1.0 0.8 (1.6)
Japan 0.5 1.1 (0.6) (0.8) (0.2) (0.5) (1.3) (0.2) 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.5 (0.4) (1.6)
United Kingdom 1.0 1.7 1.1 1.3 1.2 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.7 (1.6)
United States 1.4 2.2 1.5 1.5 2.5 0.0 (0.3) 0.9 1.1 1.8 1.9 1.1 (0.5) (3.8)
  • Sources: OECD, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Statistics Canada.
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Table 13
Ontario and the G7, Unemployment Rates, 1996–2009
(Per Cent)
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Ontario 9.0 8.4 7.2 6.3 5.8 6.3 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.3 6.4 6.5 9.0
Canada 9.6 9.1 8.3 7.6 6.8 7.2 7.7 7.6 7.2 6.8 6.3 6.0 6.1 8.3
France 11.5 11.4 11.0 10.4 9.0 8.3 8.6 9.0 9.2 9.3 9.3 8.4 7.8 9.5
Germany 8.7 9.4 9.1 8.3 7.5 7.6 8.4 9.3 9.8 10.6 9.8 8.4 7.3 7.5
Italy 11.2 11.2 11.3 10.9 10.1 9.1 8.6 8.5 8.0 7.7 6.8 6.2 6.8 7.8
Japan 3.4 3.4 4.1 4.7 4.7 5.0 5.4 5.3 4.7 4.4 4.1 3.9 4.0 5.1
United Kingdom 7.9 6.8 6.1 5.9 5.4 5.0 5.1 5.0 4.7 4.8 5.4 5.3 5.6 7.6
United States 5.4 4.9 4.5 4.2 4.0 4.7 5.8 6.0 5.5 5.1 4.6 4.6 5.8 9.3
  • Note: Labour market data are subject to differences in definitions across countries and to many series breaks, though the latter are often of a minor nature.
  • Sources: OECD, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Statistics Canada.
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Table 14
Ontario and the G7, CPI Inflation Rates, 1996–2009
(Per Cent)
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Ontario 1.6 1.8 0.9 2.0 2.9 3.0 2.0 2.7 1.9 2.2 1.8 1.8 2.3 0.4
Canada 1.5 1.7 1.0 1.8 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.8 1.8 2.2 2.0 2.2 2.3 0.3
France 2.0 1.2 0.6 0.5 1.7 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.1 1.7 1.7 1.5 2.8 0.1
Germany 1.4 1.9 1.0 0.6 1.4 1.9 1.5 1.0 1.7 1.5 1.6 2.3 2.6 0.4
Italy 4.0 2.0 2.0 1.7 2.5 2.8 2.5 2.7 2.2 2.0 2.1 1.8 3.3 0.8
Japan 0.1 1.8 0.7 (0.3) (0.7) (0.8) (0.9) (0.2) 0.0 (0.3) 0.2 0.1 1.4 (1.4)
United Kingdom 2.5 1.8 1.6 1.3 0.8 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.3 2.0 2.3 2.3 3.6 2.2
United States 3.0 2.3 1.6 2.2 3.4 2.8 1.6 2.3 2.7 3.4 3.2 2.8 3.8 (0.4)
  • Sources: OECD, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Statistics Canada.
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Table 15
G7, Exchange Rates, 1996–2009
(Foreign Currency per Canadian Dollar)
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Euro1 0.631 0.730 0.721 0.674 0.632 0.618 0.663 0.702 0.681 0.641 0.631
France 3.752 4.211 3.968 4.139 4.787 4.730
Germany 1.104 1.251 1.183 1.234 1.427 1.410
Italy 1,131.6 1,228.5 1,168.2 1,222.5 1,412.4 1,396.6
Japan 79.8 87.3 87.8 76.3 72.6 78.4 79.7 82.7 83.1 90.6 102.5 109.6 96.4 81.95
United Kingdom 0.470 0.441 0.407 0.416 0.444 0.448 0.424 0.437 0.419 0.453 0.479 0.465 0.510 0.562
United States 0.733 0.722 0.674 0.673 0.673 0.646 0.637 0.714 0.768 0.825 0.882 0.930 0.938 0.876
  • 1Introduced January 4, 1999.
  • Note: All data are annual averages.
  • Source: Bank of Canada.
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Table 16
Ontario, International Merchandise Exports1 by Major Commodity2, 2009
Value
($ Millions)
2009 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1 Motor vehicles and parts 34,603 (29.4) 27.5
2 Mechanical equipment 13,455 (23.4) 10.7
3 Precious metals and stones 10,434 (1.8) 8.3
4 Electrical machinery 7,592 (15.0) 6.0
5 Pharmaceutical products 5,273 6.3 4.2
6 Plastic products 4,820 (21.2) 3.8
7 Iron and steel 3,240 (46.5) 2.6
8 Special transactions3 3,128 (21.2) 2.5
9 Aircraft and parts 2,782 17.3 2.2
10 Oils and other petroleum products 2,734 (41.0) 2.2
11 Paper products 2,695 (15.5) 2.1
12 Scientific equipment 2,474 (6.6) 2.0
13 Furniture and accessories 2,359 (32.5) 1.9
14 Nickel and related products 2,254 (56.8) 1.8
15 Iron and steel products 1,961 (40.4) 1.6
16 Baked products 1,950 3.0 1.6
17 Aluminum and articles 1,476 (35.0) 1.2
18 Organic chemicals 1,439 (28.7) 1.1
19 Rubber products 1,411 (13.4) 1.1
20 Inorganic chemicals 1,230 (14.0) 1.0
21 Miscellaneous chemical products 962 (15.2) 0.8
22 Miscellaneous food products 904 (5.1) 0.7
23 Perfumes and cosmetics 852 (4.1) 0.7
24 Meat 816 3.7 0.6
25 Wood products 774 (33.5) 0.6
 
Other commodities 13,988 (20.6) 11.1
 
Total Exports 125,607 (23.3) 100.0
  • 1 International merchandise exports exclude re-exports and are reported on a customs basis.
  • 2 Product groupings based on two-digit Harmonized System codes.
  • 3 Includes low valued transactions such as repairs to equipment.
  • Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
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Table 17
Ontario, International Merchandise Imports by Major Commodity1, 2009
  Value
($ Millions)
2009 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1 Motor vehicles and parts 36,992 (21.4) 17.8
2 Mechanical equipment 31,077 (17.8) 14.9
3 Electrical machinery 25,251 (11.1) 12.1
4 Pharmaceutical products 9,473 5.9 4.5
5 Plastic products 7,889 (14.8) 3.8
6 Precious metals and stones 7,771 16.0 3.7
7 Scientific equipment 7,343 (1.9) 3.5
8 Oils and other petroleum products 5,214 (43.1) 2.5
9 Furniture and accessories 3,929 (15.1) 1.9
10 Organic chemicals 3,818 (19.0) 1.8
11 Iron and steel products 3,791 (20.8) 1.8
12 Paper products 3,764 (4.6) 1.8
13 Special transactions2 3,738 (0.8) 1.8
14 Iron and steel 3,608 (31.7) 1.7
15 Rubber products 2,642 (7.9) 1.3
16 Toys and sporting goods 2,544 (9.9) 1.2
17 Books and printed material 2,422 (4.0) 1.2
18 Perfumes and cosmetics 2,121 1.9 1.0
19 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,104 (2.8) 1.0
20 Aluminum and articles 1,935 (32.9) 0.9
21 Fruit and nuts 1,928 5.1 0.9
22 Aircraft and parts 1,801 (19.7) 0.9
23 Baked products 1,676 13.5 0.8
24 Soap and wax 1,665 8.6 0.8
25 Beverages 1,653 (8.4) 0.8
 
  Other commodities 30,458 (10.5) 14.6
 
  Re-imports3 1,672 (21.1) 0.8
 
  Total Imports 208,282 (14.0) 100.0
  • 1 Product groupings based on two-digit Harmonized System codes. Data are reported on a customs basis.
  • 2 Includes low valued transactions such as repairs to equipment.
  • 3 These are goods re-entering (returned to) Ontario after having been exported abroad without having been materially altered or enhanced in value while abroad.
  • Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
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Table 18
Ontario, International Merchandise Exports1 by Top 25 Trading Partners, 2009
  Exports
($ Millions)
2009 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1 United States 100,286 (25.0) 79.8
2 United Kingdom 7,541 (1.9) 6.0
3 China 1,642 (2.1) 1.3
4 Norway 1,535 (40.3) 1.2
5 Mexico 1,436 (29.7) 1.1
6 Germany 1,190 14.1 0.9
7 Switzerland 911 (2.4) 0.7
8 Japan 877 (14.9) 0.7
9 France 778 (17.4) 0.6
10 Australia 665 (6.5) 0.5
11 South Korea 637 (10.0) 0.5
12 Netherlands 584 (16.6) 0.5
13 Hong Kong 545 (25.9) 0.4
14 India 366 (5.7) 0.3
15 Belgium 360 (18.9) 0.3
16 Ireland 353 34.3 0.3
17 Italy 349 1.0 0.3
18 Brazil 326 (26.5) 0.3
19 United Arab Emirates 300 (36.2) 0.2
20 Saudi Arabia 259 12.0 0.2
21 Russian Federation 241 (45.0) 0.2
22 Singapore 182 (18.3) 0.1
23 Egypt 182 93.6 0.1
24 Spain 179 (50.7) 0.1
25 Taiwan 177 (43.5) 0.1
 
  All other countries 3,706 (30.0) 3.0
 
  Total 125,607 (23.3) 100.0
  • 1 International merchandise exports exclude re-exports and are reported on a customs basis.
  • Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
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Table 19
Ontario, International Merchandise Imports1 by Top 25 Trading Partners, 2009
  Imports
($ Millions)
2009 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1 United States 122,065 (17.3) 58.6
2 China 21,295 (5.4) 10.2
3 Mexico 13,012 (6.3) 6.2
4 Japan 7,403 (18.0) 3.6
5 Germany 4,366 (20.1) 2.1
6 South Korea 3,616 6.1 1.7
7 United Kingdom 3,472 (6.2) 1.7
8 Switzerland 2,538 5.3 1.2
9 France 2,227 (0.7) 1.1
10 Peru 2,134 25.3 1.0
11 Italy 2,128 (10.1) 1.0
12 Taiwan 1,780 (18.4) 0.9
13 Malaysia 1,647 (18.6) 0.8
14 Thailand 1,342 (5.6) 0.6
15 India 1,158 (11.4) 0.6
16 Sweden 1,001 (12.9) 0.5
17 Brazil 845 (13.2) 0.4
18 Chile 810 68.8 0.4
19 Netherlands 737 (20.6) 0.4
20 Ireland 714 (54.1) 0.3
21 Spain 694 (2.9) 0.3
22 Israel 654 (22.2) 0.3
23 Singapore 622 (16.0) 0.3
24 Denmark 564 (38.7) 0.3
25 Belgium 551 (34.2) 0.3
 
  All other countries 9,234 (8.2) 5.2
 
  Domestic Imports 206,610 (14.0) 99.2
  Re-imports 1,672 (21.1) 0.8
 
  Total 208,282 (14.0) 100.0
  • 1 Data reported on a customs basis. Domestic imports exclude re-imports. Total imports are the sum of domestic imports and re-imports.
  • Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
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Table 20
Ontario, Selected Demographic Characteristics, 2002–20101,2,3
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Total Population (000s) 12,091 12,242 12,391 12,528 12,665 12,793 12,932 13,065 13,211
Annual Average Growth Over Preceding Year Shown (%) 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.1
Median Age (Years) 37.1 37.5 37.8 38.1 38.4 38.7 38.9 39.2 39.4
 
Age Group Shares (%)
0–4 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.4
5–14 13.4 13.2 13.0 12.7 12.3 12.0 11.8 11.5 11.3
15–24 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.7 13.7
25–44 31.2 30.8 30.4 29.9 29.4 29.0 28.6 28.1 27.8
45–64 23.7 24.2 24.8 25.3 25.9 26.5 27.0 27.5 27.9
65–74 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.9 6.9 7.0 7.2 7.3
75+ 5.7 5.8 5.9 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.5
Total Fertility Rate4 1.48 1.51 1.52 1.53 1.55 1.57 NA NA NA
 
Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)4
Female 82.2 82.4 82.7 82.7 83.1 NA NA NA NA
Male 77.7 77.8 78.3 78.5 78.8 NA NA NA NA
Families (000s)5 NA NA NA NA 3,422 NA NA NA NA
Households (000s)5 NA NA NA NA 4,555 NA NA NA NA
  • 1 Population figures are for July 1.
  • 2 Population and growth estimates are based on the 2006 Census.
  • 3 Total population and age data for 2006–2010 are from postcensal estimates as of July 1, 2010.
  • 4 Calendar-year data.
  • 5 Families and households are Census data.
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 21
Ontario, Components of Population Growth, 2000-01 to 2009–101
(Thousands)
  2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Population at Beginning of Period 11,683 11,897 12,091 12,242 12,391 12,528 12,665 12,793 12,932 13,065
Births 128 129 129 133 133 134 137 139 140 142
Deaths 81 81 83 84 85 84 87 89 92 95
Immigrants 150 153 110 128 130 133 115 115 105 117
Net Emigrants2 23 18 17 16 19 20 20 21 22 22
Net Change in Non-permanent Residents 24 17 22 5 0 0 2 10 16 12
Interprovincial Arrivals 75 70 64 57 59 56 59 62 57 74
Interprovincial Departures 56 65 64 64 71 73 79 76 73 82
Population Growth During Period 213 194 151 148 138 137 128 139 133 146
Population at End of Period3 11,897 12,091 12,242 12,391 12,528 12,665 12,793 12,932 13,065 13,211
Population Growth (%) 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.1
  • 1 Data are from July 1 to June 30 (Census year).
  • 2 Net Emigrants = Emigrants plus net change in temporary emigrants minus returning emigrants.
  • 3 The sum of the components does not equal the total change in population due to residual deviation.
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 22
Ontario, Labour Force, 1996–2009
  1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Labour Force (000s) 5,680 5,776 5,877 6,018 6,173 6,327 6,494 6,676 6,775 6,849 6,927 7,044 7,155 7,175
Annual Labour Force Growth (%) 1.6 1.7 1.7 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.8 1.5 1.1 1.1 1.7 1.6 0.3
Participation Rate (%)
Male 72.6 72.8 72.5 73.1 73.3 73.4 73.6 74.3 74.1 73.5 72.8 72.6 72.7 71.8
Female 58.9 59.0 59.6 60.3 61.0 61.4 62.0 63.0 63.0 62.7 62.9 63.5 63.6 63.0
Share of Labour Force (%)
Youth (15–24) 16.2 15.9 15.8 16.1 16.4 16.3 16.4 16.3 16.2 15.9 15.9 15.9 15.7 15.2
Older Workers (45+) 29.5 30.2 30.7 31.4 32.0 32.6 33.4 34.7 35.4 36.1 37.1 38.0 39.2 40.3
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 23
Ontario, Employment, 1996–2009
  1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total Employment (000s) 5,167 5,291 5,453 5,637 5,817 5,926 6,031 6,213 6,317 6,398 6,493 6,594 6,687 6,526
Male 2,791 2,870 2,936 3,035 3,125 3,167 3,209 3,301 3,349 3,390 3,418 3,437 3,487 3,359
Female 2,376 2,421 2,518 2,602 2,692 2,759 2,822 2,912 2,967 3,008 3,074 3,157 3,200 3,167
Annual Employment Growth (%) 1.3 2.4 3.1 3.4 3.2 1.9 1.8 3.0 1.7 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.4 (2.4)
Net Job Creation (000s) 67 124 162 183 180 109 105 182 103 81 95 101 94 (161)
Private-sector Employment (000s) 3,440 3,508 3,649 3,784 3,930 4,052 4,116 4,249 4,278 4,330 4,388 4,406 4,404 4,257
Public-sector Employment (000s) 977 938 938 962 994 1,002 1,038 1,050 1,107 1,140 1,170 1,201 1,281 1,247
Self-employment (000s) 750 845 867 891 894 873 878 914 932 928 935 987 1,002 1,022
Manufacturing Employment (% of total) 17.6 17.7 18.0 18.4 18.5 18.0 18.1 17.6 17.4 16.6 15.5 14.4 13.5 12.2
Services Employment (% of total) 73.5 73.5 73.3 72.8 72.9 73.4 73.4 73.8 74.1 74.4 75.3 76.5 77.2 78.8
Part-time (% of total) 19.2 19.2 18.7 18.0 18.0 17.8 18.3 18.5 18.1 18.1 17.7 18.0 18.6 19.3
Average Hours Worked Per Week1 37.6 37.8 37.8 38.0 38.0 37.5 37.3 36.6 37.1 37.3 36.9 37.1 36.8 36.0
  • 1 Average actual hours worked per week at all jobs, excluding persons not at work, in reference week.
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 24
Ontario, Unemployment, 1996–2009
  1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total Unemployment (000s) 513 485 424 382 356 401 462 463 459 451 435 450 467 649
Unemployment Rate (%) 9.0 8.4 7.2 6.3 5.8 6.3 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.3 6.4 6.5 9.0
Male 9.0 8.1 7.2 6.2 5.6 6.5 7.4 7.1 6.9 6.6 6.4 6.8 6.9 10.3
Female 9.1 8.7 7.3 6.5 6.0 6.2 6.8 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.2 6.0 6.1 7.7
Toronto CMA1 9.1 7.9 7.0 6.1 5.5 6.3 7.4 7.7 7.5 7.0 6.6 6.8 6.9 9.4
Northern Ontario 10.7 10.4 11.1 9.1 8.3 8.0 8.1 7.4 7.8 7.0 7.4 6.9 6.6 9.0
Youth (15–24) 14.9 16.4 14.5 13.2 11.9 12.5 13.9 14.4 14.1 13.9 13.1 13.0 13.8 17.6
Older Workers (45+) 6.4 5.9 5.3 4.2 4.0 4.4 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.7 4.3 4.5 4.9 6.7
Share of Total Unemployment (%)
Long-term Unemployed (27 weeks+) 28.2 25.5 21.9 19.1 15.4 12.8 15.5 16.2 15.6 15.1 14.3 13.0 13.4 18.4
Youth (15–24) 26.8 31.0 31.6 33.7 33.7 32.2 32.1 33.9 33.9 33.5 33.3 32.4 33.2 29.5
Older Workers (45+) 20.8 21.4 22.6 20.8 22.4 22.9 22.0 23.5 23.4 25.9 25.4 27.0 29.4 29.9
Average Duration (weeks)2 24.8 26.5 23.2 21.3 17.7 15.3 16.3 17.0 16.1 16.1 15.8 14.7 14.7 18.3
Youth (15–24) 15.4 13.8 12.8 11.6 9.8 8.6 9.4 9.4 8.8 8.7 8.7 8.1 8.3 10.9
Older Workers (45+) 31.0 42.2 39.0 34.2 28.4 25.6 24.4 27.2 24.3 23.9 23.7 22.4 21.2 26.5
  • 1 CMA is Census Metropolitan Area. Toronto CMA includes the city of Toronto; the regions of York, Peel and Halton (excluding Burlington); Uxbridge, Pickering, Ajax, Mono, Orangeville, New Tecumseth and Bradford West Gwillimbury.
  • 2 Prior to 1997, unemployment of 100 or more weeks was recorded as 99 due to data processing limitations.
    This restriction was removed for data after 1996.
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 25
Employment Insurance (EI) and Social Assistance, 1996–2009
  1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
EI Regular Beneficiaries (000s)
Ontario 180 151 131 110 101 122 136 142 136 132 129 131 143 247
Canada 707 605 577 532 486 521 556 564 542 517 494 479 486 734
EI Total Benefit Payments ($ millions)
Ontario 3,653 3,436 3,141 3,051 2,787 3,524 4,328 4,342 4,429 4,325 4,421 4,685 4,937 7,955
Canada 13,070 12,019 11,956 11,830 11,154 13,002 14,683 14,951 14,970 14,693 14,499 14,562 15,033 21,272
EI Contributions ($ millions)
Ontario1 7,582 8,173 7,679 7,614 7,671 7,477 7,384 7,219 6,895 7,108 6,975 6,801 6,821 6,725
Canada2 18,824 20,212 19,005 18,659 18,751 18,344 18,213 17,833 17,172 17,830 16,949 16,689 16,737 16,502
EI Premium Rate3 (% insured earnings)
Employer 4.13 4.06 3.78 3.57 3.36 3.15 3.08 2.94 2.77 2.73 2.62 2.52 2.42 2.42
Employee 2.95 2.90 2.70 2.55 2.40 2.25 2.20 2.10 1.98 1.95 1.87 1.80 1.73 1.73
Social Assistance Caseload (000s)4 599 568 529 479 436 408 411 413 418 431 443 454 469 515
  • 1 Figures for 2008 and 2009 are Ontario Ministry of Finance estimates.
  • 2 Figures are reported by Statistics Canada for 1996 to 2007 and by the federal Department of Finance for 2008 and 2009.
  • 3 EI premiums are collected on total earnings from the first dollar earned to the maximum insurable earnings.
  • 4 Until mid-year 1998, social assistance comprised General Welfare Assistance, Family Benefits, the Foster Care Allowance and the Handicapped Children’s Benefit. Since then, social assistance has comprised Ontario Works, the Ontario Disability Support Program, Temporary Care Assistance and Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities.
  • Note: In 2010, the EI maximum weekly benefit is $457, which is 55 per cent of EI maximum insurable earnings of $43,200.
  • Sources: Statistics Canada, Human Resources and Social Development Canada, Department of Finance Canada, Ontario Ministry of Finance and Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services.
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Table 26
Ontario, Labour Compensation, 1996–2009
  1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Average Weekly Earnings ($)1 649.30 663.50 672.52 683.58 700.02 695.23 710.43 727.69 748.48 775.96 788.41 819.12 837.54 849.57
Increase (%) 2.4 2.2 1.4 1.6 2.4 NA* 2.2 2.4 2.9 3.7 1.6 3.9 2.2 1.4
CPI Inflation (%) 1.5 1.9 0.9 1.9 2.9 3.0 2.0 2.7 1.9 2.2 1.8 1.8 2.3 0.4
AWE Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) 0.9 0.3 0.5 (0.3) (0.5) NA* 0.2 (0.3) 1.0 1.5 (0.2) 2.1 (0.1) 1.0
AWE – Manufacturing ($) 793.05 820.43 840.92 851.49 868.65 870.01 886.23 907.78 935.49 960.74 961.01 997.21 999.80 950.02
Increase (%) 3.0 3.5 2.5 1.3 2.0 NA* 1.9 2.4 3.1 2.7 0.0 3.8 0.3 (5.0)
Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) 1.5 1.6 1.6 (0.6) (0.9) NA* (0.1) (0.3) 1.2 0.5 (1.8) 2.0 (2.0) (4.6)
Wage Settlement Increases (%)2
All Sectors 1.1 1.6 1.6 2.1 2.6 3.0 3.0 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.5 3.0 2.7 2.1
Public 0.3 0.7 1.3 1.4 2.7 2.9 2.9 3.5 3.1 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.4
Private 2.2 3.3 2.1 3.1 2.4 3.0 3.0 1.9 2.7 2.4 1.7 2.9 2.0 1.3
Person Days Lost Due to Strikes and Lockouts (000s) 1,915 1,904 1,061 651 650 672 1,511 495 487 403 395 389 282 1,550
Minimum Wage at Year-end ($/hour) 6.85 6.85 6.85 6.85 6.85 6.85 6.85 6.85 7.15 7.45 7.75 8.00 8.75 9.50
  • * In January 2009, Statistics Canada began using a new estimation method aimed at improving the quality of data at the provincial level. The AWE series was revised back to 2001. For this reason, changes from 2000 to 2001 should be treated with caution.
  • 1 Average Weekly Earnings (AWE) includes overtime.
  • 2 Wage settlement increases are for collective agreements covering 200 or more employees, Ontario Ministry of Labour.
  • Sources: Statistics Canada, Ontario Ministry of Labour and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
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Table 27
Ontario, Employment by Occupation, 1998–2009
(Thousands)
  1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Management 550 546 562 551 562 587 620 625 660 639 663 649
Business, Finance and Administrative 1,010 1,031 1,056 1,115 1,119 1,149 1,203 1,176 1,225 1,225 1,262 1,237
Natural and Applied Sciences 354 398 427 455 445 448 437 470 469 485 506 486
Health 264 272 280 291 321 332 345 346 356 368 390 395
Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion 422 442 453 468 472 474 476 544 547 578 606 633
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport 156 169 172 183 177 188 200 199 199 207 227 229
Sales and Service 1,237 1,281 1,342 1,359 1,393 1,457 1,435 1,448 1,479 1,581 1,554 1,538
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators 825 820 835 850 867 890 899 910 912 907 938 883
Primary Industry 138 152 142 130 123 131 134 143 158 155 130 132
Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities 496 526 548 524 552 558 568 537 489 451 412 346
Total 5,453 5,637 5,817 5,926 6,031 6,213 6,317 6,398 6,493 6,594 6,687 6,526
  • Note: Occupational groupings based on National Occupational Classification for Statistics (NOC-S) 2001.
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 28
Ontario, Distribution of Employment by Occupation, 1998–2009
(Per Cent)
  1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Management 10.1 9.7 9.7 9.3 9.3 9.4 9.8 9.8 10.2 9.7 9.9 9.9
Business, Finance and Administrative 18.5 18.3 18.1 18.8 18.6 18.5 19.0 18.4 18.9 18.6 18.9 19.0
Natural and Applied Sciences 6.5 7.1 7.3 7.7 7.4 7.2 6.9 7.3 7.2 7.4 7.6 7.4
Health 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.9 5.3 5.3 5.5 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.8 6.1
Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.9 7.8 7.6 7.5 8.5 8.4 8.8 9.1 9.7
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.4 3.5
Sales and Service 22.7 22.7 23.1 22.9 23.1 23.5 22.7 22.6 22.8 24.0 23.2 23.6
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators 15.1 14.5 14.4 14.3 14.4 14.3 14.2 14.2 14.1 13.8 14.0 13.5
Primary Industry 2.5 2.7 2.4 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.4 2.3 1.9 2.0
Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities 9.1 9.3 9.4 8.8 9.1 9.0 9.0 8.4 7.5 6.8 6.2 5.3
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  • Note: Occupational groupings based on National Occupational Classification for Statistics (NOC-S) 2001.
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 29
Ontario, Employment by Industry, 2000–2009
(Thousands)
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Goods Producing Industries 1,576 1,575 1,603 1,630 1,639 1,637 1,601 1,552 1,528 1,384
Primary Industries 133 119 112 113 113 128 139 131 123 120
Agriculture 98 84 77 82 79 93 100 96 85 84
Manufacturing 1,075 1,068 1,094 1,093 1,100 1,064 1,007 951 901 797
Construction 323 336 345 369 368 395 405 413 439 409
Utilities 46 51 53 55 58 50 49 58 65 58
Services Producing Industries 4,241 4,352 4,428 4,584 4,678 4,761 4,892 5,041 5,160 5,142
Trade 877 928 923 945 970 995 1,016 1,027 1,026 997
Transportation and Warehousing 273 275 279 290 295 289 296 304 330 315
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 379 389 393 415 436 452 477 474 472 507
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 415 437 436 449 441 443 454 478 500 510
Business, Building and Other Support 242 241 247 264 278 283 296 295 299 270
Educational Services 367 358 369 376 390 428 445 466 482 463
Health Care and Social Assistance 541 559 582 612 635 626 638 671 698 709
Information, Culture and Recreation 282 303 298 289 303 301 320 328 310 320
Accommodation and Food Services 337 331 361 370 366 364 373 400 396 388
Public Administration 281 283 293 310 312 322 315 331 364 356
Other Services 248 248 247 264 254 257 264 267 283 309
Total Employment 5,817 5,926 6,031 6,213 6,317 6,398 6,493 6,594 6,687 6,526
  • Note: Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 30
Ontario, Growth in Employment by Industry, 2000–2009
(Per Cent Change)
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Goods Producing Industries 2.8 (0.1) 1.8 1.7 0.6 (0.1) (2.2) (3.0) (1.6) (9.4)
Primary Industries (12.5) (10.0) (6.4) 1.0 0.2 13.2 8.8 (5.9) (6.3) (2.3)
Agriculture (13.6) (14.7) (8.4) 6.3 (3.2) 18.0 7.8 (4.3) (12.1) (0.5)
Manufacturing 3.8 (0.6) 2.5 (0.1) 0.6 (3.3) (5.3) (5.6) (5.2) (11.6)
Construction 8.4 4.2 2.4 7.1 (0.4) 7.4 2.6 1.8 6.4 (6.8)
Utilities (5.7) 11.0 3.1 3.0 7.2 (14.6) (1.8) 19.0 11.7 (10.8)
Services Producing Industries 3.4 2.6 1.8 3.5 2.1 1.8 2.8 3.0 2.3 (0.3)
Trade 4.7 5.9 (0.6) 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.1 1.1 (0.2) (2.8)
Transportation and Warehousing 5.2 0.7 1.4 4.1 1.5 (1.8) 2.3 2.7 8.4 (4.5)
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 0.2 2.6 1.1 5.6 5.0 3.8 5.5 (0.5) (0.4) 7.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 5.6 5.5 (0.2) 2.8 (1.6) 0.5 2.3 5.3 4.7 2.0
Business, Building and Other Support 8.8 (0.4) 2.5 7.0 5.0 1.8 4.7 (0.3) 1.4 (9.8)
Educational Services 1.0 (2.4) 3.2 1.8 3.7 9.8 3.8 4.9 3.5 (4.0)
Health Care and Social Assistance 5.1 3.4 4.0 5.1 3.8 (1.4) 1.9 5.1 4.1 1.5
Information, Culture and Recreation 9.2 7.3 (1.5) (3.0) 4.7 (0.8) 6.3 2.7 (5.6) 3.3
Accommodation and Food Services 0.1 (1.9) 9.2 2.4 (1.1) (0.4) 2.4 7.1 (0.9) (2.0)
Public Administration (1.8) 0.9 3.5 5.6 0.9 3.3 (2.5) 5.2 9.8 (2.1)
Other Services (2.4) (0.3) (0.3) 7.1 (4.1) 1.3 2.8 1.2 5.8 9.3
Total Employment 3.2 1.9 1.8 3.0 1.7 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.4 (2.4)
  • Note: Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 31
Ontario, Employment Level by Economic Regions, 1999–2009
(Thousands)
  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Ontario 5,637 5,817 5,926 6,031 6,213 6,317 6,398 6,493 6,594 6,687 6,526
Region:*
East 749 758 784 793 816 818 830 844 869 892 871
Ottawa (510) 552 572 593 595 617 614 624 642 655 674 661
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 197 186 192 199 199 204 205 202 214 218 210
Greater Toronto Area (530)1 2,481 2,581 2,665 2,721 2,799 2,854 2,912 2,947 3,019 3,081 3,037
Central 1,311 1,358 1,363 1,387 1,451 1,476 1,494 1,529 1,540 1,553 1,511
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 156 159 152 155 175 180 170 181 180 182 174
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 541 550 559 579 597 611 637 655 656 659 643
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 614 649 651 653 680 686 687 693 703 711 694
Southwest 741 760 755 765 775 801 797 812 801 798 760
London (560) 298 307 305 307 317 330 328 331 333 329 316
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 293 302 302 306 307 307 315 324 313 313 295
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 149 152 148 151 150 164 155 157 155 156 148
North 356 360 359 365 371 367 364 360 365 364 347
Northeast (590) 246 249 251 251 254 255 256 256 259 262 248
Northwest (595) 110 111 107 113 117 112 108 105 106 103 100
  • * Standard deviations vary significantly across regions, decreasing as the size of the region increases.
  • 1 Economic Region 530 closely matches the GTA, the main exception being that it excludes the city of Burlington.
  • Note: All figures are average annual employment levels.
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 32
Ontario, Employment Level by Industry for Economic Regions, 2009
(Thousands)
  All Industries Agriculture Resources1 Manufacturing Construction Distributive2 Finance, Prof. & Mgmt.3 Info., Culture & Recreation4 Retail Trade Personal Services5 Education Health & Soc. Assistance Public Administration
Ontario 6,526 84 36 797 409 615 1,286 320 754 697 463 709 356
Region:
East 871 11 3 69 54 60 147 38 96 89 63 103 138
Ottawa (510) 661 9 2 50 38 41 120 30 66 62 45 75 123
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 210 2 2 20 16 19 27 8 29 27 18 28 15
Greater Toronto Area (530) 3,037 8 4 355 167 315 770 182 337 318 200 275 106
Central 1,511 31 5 230 112 139 231 60 185 167 116 175 60
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 174 2 2 17 17 15 26 7 24 22 13 21 8
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 643 14 2 114 50 58 97 23 72 65 55 67 26
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 694 15 2 98 45 66 109 30 89 80 48 87 26
Southwest 760 31 4 118 50 71 102 28 92 84 51 101 27
London (560) 316 9 1 45 21 27 53 11 38 33 23 45 12
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 295 9 1 51 19 25 36 13 36 33 23 38 11
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 148 14 2 23 11 18 14 4 18 18 5 19 5
North 347 2 19 25 26 30 35 12 46 39 33 55 24
Northeast (590) 248 1 16 20 19 21 24 8 32 27 24 38 18
Northwest (595) 100 1 3 5 7 9 11 4 13 12 9 18 6
  • All figures are average annual employment levels.
  • Sub-regional figures may not add up to regional totals due to rounding.
  • Employment numbers under 1,500 are suppressed because they are statistically unreliable.
  • See standard deviation and GTA note for Table 31.
  • Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
  • 1 Includes Forestry, Fishing, Mining, Oil and Gas.
  • 2 Includes Transportation and Warehousing, Utilities and Wholesale Trade.
  • 3 Includes Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing; Management of Companies, Administrative and Support Services;
    and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
  • 4 Includes industries such as Publishing, Motion Picture and Sound Recording, Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Information Services and Data Processing Services, Performing Arts, Spectator Sports and Related Industries, Heritage Institutions and Amusement, Gambling and Recreation.
  • 5 Includes Accommodation and Food Services and Other Services (such as Repair and Maintenance, Personal and Laundry, Religious, Grant-making, Civic, Professional and Similar Organizations).
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 33
Ontario Economic Regions1
East
Ottawa (510) The united counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Prescott and Russell, Leeds and Grenville, Lanark County and the Ottawa Division
Kingston-Pembroke (515) The counties of Lennox and Addington, Hastings, Renfrew and Frontenac and the Prince Edward Division
Central
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) The counties of Northumberland, Peterborough, Haliburton, the Muskoka District Municipality and the Kawartha Lakes Division
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) The counties of Dufferin, Wellington and Simcoe and the Waterloo Regional Municipality
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) The divisions of Brant, Haldimand-Norfolk and Hamilton, the Niagara Regional Municipality and the city of Burlington
Greater Toronto Area2
Toronto (530) The Toronto Division and the regional municipalities of Durham, York, Peel and Halton (excluding the city of Burlington)
Southwest
London (560) The counties of Oxford, Elgin and Middlesex
Windsor-Sarnia (570) The counties of Lambton and Essex and the Chatham-Kent Division
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) The counties of Perth, Huron, Bruce and Grey
North
Northeast (590) The districts of Nipissing, Parry Sound, Manitoulin, Sudbury, Timiskaming, Cochrane, Algoma and the Greater Sudbury Division
Northwest (595) The districts of Thunder Bay, Rainy River and Kenora
  • 1 As defined by Statistics Canada, Standard Geographical Classification SGC 2006.
  • 2 Economic Region 530 closely matches the GTA, the main exception being that it excludes the city of Burlington.
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