2013 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review

Economic Data Tables

Ontario Economy

Ontario, Gross Domestic Product, 2007–2012
Ontario, Growth in Gross Domestic Product, 2008–2012
Ontario, Selected Economic Indicators, 1999–2012
Ontario, Selected Economic Indicators, Annual Change, 1999–2012
Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2009–2012
Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2009–2012
Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2009–2012
Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2009–2012
Ontario, Housing Market Indicators, 2009–2012
Selected Financial Indicators, 1999–2012

G20 Comparison

Ontario and the G20, Real Gross Domestic Product Growth, 1999–2012
Ontario and the G20, Employment Growth, 1999–2012
Ontario and the G20, Unemployment Rates, 1999–2012
Ontario and the G20, CPI Inflation Rates, 1999–2012

Ontario, International Merchandise Trade

Ontario, International Merchandise Exports by Major Commodity, 2012
Ontario, International Merchandise Imports by Major Commodity, 2012
Ontario, International Merchandise Exports by Top 25 Trading Partners, 2012
Ontario, International Merchandise Imports by Top 25 Trading Partners, 2012

Demographic Characteristics

Ontario, Selected Demographic Characteristics, 2005–2013
Ontario, Components of Population Growth, 2003–04 to 2012–13

Ontario Labour Markets

Ontario, Labour Force, 1999–2012
Ontario, Employment, 1999–2012
Ontario, Unemployment, 1999–2012
Employment Insurance (EI) and Social Assistance, 1999–2012
Ontario, Labour Compensation, 1999–2012
Ontario, Employment by Occupation, 1999–2012
Ontario, Distribution of Employment by Occupation, 2001–2012
Ontario, Employment by Industry, 2003–2012
Ontario, Growth in Employment by Industry, 2003–2012
Ontario, Employment Level by Economic Regions, 2002–2012
Ontario, Employment Level by Industry for Economic Regions, 2012
Ontario Economic Regions
(Note: Data in the tables may not add to totals due to rounding.)

 

Ontario, Gross Domestic Product, 2007–2012 Table 1
  ($ Billions)
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Real GDP (chained $2007) 597.9 596.4 575.3 594.2 605.0 614.3
Household Spending 324.3 332.6 332.2 344.3 352.2 357.0
Government Spending 136.3 144.0 151.5 160.2 157.5 158.4
Residential Construction 40.0 38.3 35.8 38.3 39.8 42.5
Non-residential Construction 16.3 15.4 14.6 14.8 15.9 16.0
Machinery and Equipment 28.0 28.3 21.9 23.6 27.7 29.0
Exports 336.2 316.9 277.1 301.8 320.1 334.2
Imports 311.4 306.9 273.5 305.8 328.4 342.4
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 597.9 604.1 594.6 625.1 655.1 674.9
Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
Ontario, Growth in Gross Domestic Product, 2008–2012 Table 2
  (Per Cent Change)
   2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Real GDP (chained $2007) (0.3) (3.5) 3.3 1.8 1.5
Household Spending 2.6 (0.1) 3.6 2.3 1.4
Government Spending 5.6 5.2 5.8 (1.7) 0.6
Residential Construction (4.1) (6.6) 7.0 3.9 6.7
Non-residential Construction (5.4) (5.6) 1.4 8.0 0.4
Machinery and Equipment 1.0 (22.6) 7.7 17.5 4.8
Exports (5.7) (12.6) 8.9 6.1 4.4
Imports (1.4) (10.9) 11.8 7.4 4.3
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 1.0 (1.6) 5.1 4.8 3.0
Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
Ontario, Selected Economic Indicators, 1999–2012 Table 3
  1999 2000 2001  2002 2003 2004 2005
Retail Sales ($ Billions) 104.6 111.5 114.3 121.0 125.1 129.0 135.3
Housing Starts – Units (000s) 67.2 71.5 73.3 83.6 85.2 85.1 78.8
Primary Household Income ($ Billions)
Net Operating Surplus – Corporations ($ Billions)
Consumer Price Index (2002 = 100) 92.4 95.1 98.0 100.0 102.7 104.6 106.9
Labour Force (000s) 6,018 6,169 6,322 6,493 6,675 6,766 6,823
Employment (000s) 5,635 5,815 5,921 6,029 6,212 6,308 6,371
Unemployment Rate (%) 6.3 5.7 6.3 7.2 6.9 6.8 6.6
 
Table 3 (continued)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Retail Sales ($ Billions) 140.8 146.3 152.2 148.8 156.9 162.5 165.2
Housing Starts – Units (000s) 73.4 68.1 75.1 50.4 60.4 67.8 76.7
Primary Household Income ($ Billions) 401.3 412.2 410.9 423.7 441.6 455.9
Net Operating Surplus – Corporations ($ Billions) 75.4 69.8 57.3 70.7 80.7 79.1
Consumer Price Index (2002 = 100) 108.8 110.8 113.3 113.7 116.5 120.1 121.8
Labour Force (000s) 6,884 7,013 7,133 7,147 7,237 7,302 7,357
Employment (000s) 6,449 6,564 6,666 6,502 6,610 6,731 6,784
Unemployment Rate (%) 6.3 6.4 6.5 9.0 8.7 7.8 7.8
Sources: Statistics Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
Ontario, Selected Economic Indicators, Annual Change, 1999–2012 Table 4
  (Per Cent Change)
  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Retail Sales 7.3 6.6 2.5 5.9 3.4 3.1 4.9
Housing Starts 24.9 6.4 2.5 14.1 1.9 (0.1) (7.4)
Primary Household Income
Net Operating Surplus – Corporations
Consumer Price Index 2.0 2.9 3.0 2.0 2.7 1.9 2.2
Labour Force 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.8 1.4 0.8
Employment 3.3 3.2 1.8 1.8 3.0 1.5 1.0
 
Table 4 (continued)
  (Per Cent Change)
   2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Retail Sales 4.1 3.9 4.0 (2.2) 5.4 3.6 1.6
Housing Starts (6.8) (7.2) 10.2 (32.9) 20.0 12.2 13.2
Primary Household Income 2.7 (0.3) 3.1 4.2 3.2
Net Operating Surplus – Corporations (7.5) (17.9) 23.3 14.1 (2.0)
Consumer Price Index 1.8 1.8 2.3 0.4 2.5 3.1 1.4
Labour Force 0.9 1.9 1.7 0.2 1.2 0.9 0.8
Employment 1.2 1.8 1.6 (2.5) 1.7 1.8 0.8
Sources: Statistics Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2009–2012 Table 5
  ($2007 Chained Millions)
  2009 2010 2011 2012
Goods Producing Industries 120,323 128,192 130,454 131,760
Primary 10,255 10,729 11,839 11,211
Utilities 10,843 10,944 11,092 10,998
Construction 30,847 32,791 32,572 32,811
Manufacturing1 67,715 73,000 74,383 76,157
Services Producing Industries 417,168 428,363 435,974 442,391
Wholesale Trade 31,814 34,509 35,370 35,767
Retail Trade 29,278 30,368 30,971 31,207
Transportation and Warehousing 20,125 21,089 21,697 22,351
Information and Cultural (incl. Telecommunications) 21,178 21,500 21,821 22,172
Finance and Insurance 49,196 50,174 51,069 51,783
Real Estate and Leasing 71,725 73,240 75,022 76,983
Professional and Administrative Services 52,074 52,309 53,155 53,891
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,605 4,695 4,702 4,821
Education 31,771 32,643 32,749 33,138
Health Care and Social Services 38,261 39,110 39,856 40,563
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 4,636 4,627 4,557 4,519
Accommodation and Food 10,363 10,677 11,029 11,309
Other Services 11,370 11,543 11,766 11,820
Public Administration 40,681 41,802 42,177 42,062
Total Production 537,823 556,863 566,741 574,469
1 See Table 7 for detailed manufacturing industries.
Source: Statistics Canada.
Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2009–2012 Table 6
  (Per Cent Change)
  2009  2010 2011 2012
Goods Producing Industries (11.5) 6.5 1.8 1.0
Primary (21.6) 4.6 10.3 (5.3)
Utilities (1.7) 0.9 1.4 (0.9)
Construction 1.9 6.3 (0.7) 0.7
Manufacturing1 (17.0) 7.8 1.9 2.4
Services Producing Industries (0.7) 2.7 1.8 1.5
Wholesale Trade (6.8) 8.5 2.5 1.1
Retail Trade (3.5) 3.7 2.0 0.8
Transportation and Warehousing (7.0) 4.8 2.9 3.0
Information and Cultural (incl. Telecommunications) 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.6
Finance and Insurance (2.2) 2.0 1.8 1.4
Real Estate and Leasing 2.4 2.1 2.4 2.6
Professional and Administrative Services (3.2) 0.5 1.6 1.4
Management of Companies and Enterprises (1.9) 1.9 0.1 2.5
Education 1.7 2.7 0.3 1.2
Health Care and Social Services 2.3 2.2 1.9 1.8
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1.2 (0.2) (1.5) (0.8)
Accommodation and Food 0.9 3.0 3.3 2.5
Other Services (1.1) 1.5 1.9 0.5
Public Administration 2.9 2.8 0.9 (0.3)
Total Production (3.3) 3.5 1.8 1.4
1 See Table 8 for detailed manufacturing industries.
Source: Statistics Canada.
Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2009–2012 Table 7
 
  ($2007 Chained Millions)
  2009 2010 2011 2012
Manufacturing 67,715 73,000 74,383 76,157
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products 11,435 11,325 10,997 11,067
Textile, Clothing and Leather Products 970 1,104 1,087 1,037
Wood Products and Furniture 2,890 3,056 3,000 3,056
Paper Products and Printing 4,940 4,833 4,780 4,853
Chemical and Petroleum Products 7,510 7,683 7,539 7,776
Plastic and Rubber Products 3,609 3,930 4,117 4,341
Primary Metal and Fabricated Metal Products 8,258 9,488 10,020 10,254
Machinery 4,672 5,109 5,750 6,018
Electrical and Electronic Products 6,586 6,695 6,965 6,038
Transportation Equipment 12,861 15,477 15,811 17,633
Other Manufacturing 3,881 4,224 4,316 4,184
Source: Statistics Canada.
Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2009–2012 Table 8
  (Per Cent Change)
  2009  2010 2011 2012
Manufacturing (17.0) 7.8 1.9 2.4
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products (2.5) (1.0) (2.9) 0.6
Textile, Clothing and Leather Products (12.3) 13.8 (1.5) (4.6)
Wood Products and Furniture (24.2) 5.7 (1.8) 1.8
Paper Products and Printing (16.6) (2.2) (1.1) 1.5
Chemical and Petroleum Products (7.2) 2.3 (1.9) 3.2
Plastic and Rubber Products (21.2) 8.9 4.8 5.4
Primary Metal and Fabricated Metal Products (31.2) 14.9 5.6 2.3
Machinery (22.8) 9.3 12.6 4.7
Electrical and Electronic Products (2.9) 1.7 4.0 (13.3)
Transportation Equipment (24.4) 20.0 2.2 11.5
Other Manufacturing (12.9) 8.9 2.2 (3.1)
Source: Statistics Canada.
Ontario, Housing Market Indicators, 2009–2012 Table 9
  2009 2010 2011 2012
New Housing Market        
Residential Construction, Current $ Millions 37,743 41,482 44,750 49,908
Per Cent Change (4.3) 9.9 7.9 11.5
Real Residential Construction ($2007 Millions) 35,818 38,328 39,810 42,486
Per Cent Change (6.6) 7.0 3.9 6.7
Housing Starts (Units) 50,370 60,433 67,821 76,742
Per Cent Change (32.9) 20.0 12.2 13.2
Of which: Single-detached, urban areas (Units) 18,425 23,256 22,783 21,449
Per Cent Change (28.5) 26.2 (2.0) (5.9)
Multiple, urban areas (Units) 29,513 33,847 42,458 52,965
Per Cent Change (36.1) 14.7 25.4 24.7
New Housing Price Index (2007 = 100) 103.6 106.1 109.9 114.4
Per Cent Change 0.1 2.4 3.6 4.1
Resale Market        
Home Resales (Units) 197,011 196,662 201,761 197,620
Per Cent Change 8.0 (0.2) 2.6 (2.1)
Average Resale Price ($) 317,490 341,425 365,018 384,455
Per Cent Change 5.3 7.5 6.9 5.3
Sources: Statistics Canada, Ontario Ministry of Finance, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Canadian Real Estate Association.
Selected Financial Indicators, 1999–2012 Table 10
  (Per Cent)
  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004  2005
Interest Rates  
Bank Rate 4.9 5.8 4.3 2.7 3.2 2.5 2.9
Prime Rate 6.4 7.3 5.8 4.2 4.7 4.0 4.4
10-Year Government Bonds 5.6 5.9 5.5 5.3 4.8 4.6 4.1
Three-month T-Bills 4.7 5.4 3.7 2.6 2.9 2.2 2.7
Mortgage Rates    
5-Year Rate 7.6 8.4 7.4 7.0 6.4 6.2 6.0
1-Year Rate 6.8 7.9 6.1 5.2 4.8 4.6 5.1
Canadian Household Debt Burden1    
Consumer 29.9 31.2 31.6 33.1 35.4 37.6 39.8
Mortgage 66.0 64.3 65.7 68.1 71.2 74.4 77.9
Bank Loans 10.1 9.4 8.5 8.2 8.8 9.1 9.4
Other Loans 1.6 1.8 2.4 2.4 2.3 1.5 1.8
Total 107.6 106.7 108.3 111.8 117.7 122.5 129.0
 
Table 10 (continued) (Per Cent)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Interest Rates    
Bank Rate 4.3 4.6 3.2 0.6 0.9 1.3 1.3
Prime Rate 5.8 6.1 4.7 2.4 2.6 3.0 3.0
10-Year Government Bonds 4.2 4.3 3.6 3.3 3.2 2.8 1.9
Three-month T-Bills 4.0 4.1 2.3 0.3 0.6 0.9 0.9
Mortgage Rates    
5-Year Rate 6.7 7.1 7.1 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.3
1-Year Rate 6.3 6.9 6.7 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.2
Canadian Household Debt Burden1    
Consumer 40.4 42.1 44.4 48.0 47.2 47.3 46.5
Mortgage 80.3 86.0 90.8 95.0 97.9 101.2 103.0
Bank Loans 9.5 10.2 10.3 10.9 10.4 10.1 10.8
Other Loans 1.8 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.1
Total 132.1 140.2 147.5 155.9 157.7 161.0 162.4
1 Debt of the persons and unincorporated business sector as a share of household 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.
Ontario and the G20, Real Gross Domestic Product Growth, 1999–2012 Table 11
  (Per Cent)
   1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Ontario  –   –   –   –   –   –   – 
Canada 5.0 5.1 1.7 2.8 1.9 3.1 3.2
Argentina (3.4) (0.8) (4.4)        (10.9) 9.0 8.9 9.2
Australia 4.1 3.2 2.5 4.1 3.1 4.1 3.1
Brazil 0.3 4.3 1.3 2.7 1.1 5.7 3.2
China 7.6 8.4 8.3 9.1 10.0 10.1 11.3
European Union 2.9 4.0 2.2 1.4 1.7 2.7 2.4
France 3.3 3.7 1.8 0.9 0.9 2.5 1.8
Germany 1.7 3.3 1.6 0.0  (0.4) 0.7 0.8
India 7.4 4.0 5.2 3.8 8.4 7.9 9.3
Indonesia 0.8 4.2 3.6 4.5 4.8 5.0 5.7
Italy 1.5 3.7 1.9 0.5 0.0 1.7 0.9
Japan (0.2) 2.3 0.4 0.3 1.7 2.4 1.3
Mexico 2.7 5.1 (0.4) 0.1 1.4 4.1 3.2
Russia 6.4 10.0 5.1 4.7 7.3 7.2 6.4
Saudi Arabia (0.5) 5.2 0.4 0.2 7.9 4.7 7.3
South Africa 2.4 4.2 2.7 3.7 2.9 4.6 5.3
South Korea 10.7 8.8 4.0 7.2 2.8 4.6 4.0
Turkey (3.4) 6.8 (5.7) 6.2 5.3 9.4 8.4
United Kingdom 2.9 4.4 2.2 2.3 3.9 3.2 3.2
United States           4.8           4.1           0.9           1.8           2.8           3.8           3.4
Table 11 (continued) Ontario and the G20, Real GDP Growth, 1999–2012
            (Per Cent)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Ontario  –   –  (0.3) (3.5)           3.3           1.8           1.5
Canada           2.6           2.0           1.2 (2.7)           3.4           2.5           1.7
Argentina           8.5           8.7           6.8           0.9           9.2           8.9           1.9
Australia           2.7           4.6           2.7           1.4           2.6           2.4           3.7
Brazil           4.0           6.1           5.2 (0.3)           7.5           2.7           0.9
China 12.7 14.2           9.6           9.2 10.4           9.3           7.7
European Union           3.6           3.4           0.6 (4.4)           2.0           1.7 (0.3)
France           2.5           2.3 (0.1) (3.1)           1.7           2.0          0.0
Germany           3.9           3.4           0.8 (5.1)           3.9           3.4           0.9
India           9.3           9.8           3.9           8.5 10.5           6.3           3.2
Indonesia           5.5           6.3           6.0           4.6           6.2           6.5           6.2
Italy           2.2           1.7 (1.2) (5.5)           1.7           0.4 (2.4)
Japan           1.7           2.2 (1.0) (5.5)           4.7 (0.6)           2.0
Mexico           5.0           3.1           1.2 (4.5)           5.1           4.0           3.6
Russia           8.2           8.5           5.2 (7.8)           4.5           4.3           3.4
Saudi Arabia           5.6           6.0           8.4           1.8           7.4           8.6           5.1
South Africa           5.6           5.5           3.6 (1.5)           3.1           3.5           2.5
South Korea           5.2           5.1           2.3           0.3           6.3           3.7           2.0
Turkey           6.9           4.7           0.7 (4.8)           9.2           8.8           2.2
United Kingdom           2.8           3.4 (0.8) (5.2)           1.7           1.1           0.2
United States           2.7           1.8 (0.3) (2.8)           2.5           1.8           2.8
Sources: International Monetary Fund, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Ontario Ministry of Finance and Statistics Canada.
Ontario and the G20, Employment Growth, 1999–2012 Table 12
  (Per Cent)
   1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Ontario 3.3 3.2 1.8 1.8 3.0 1.5 1.0
Canada 2.5 2.5 1.2 2.4 2.4 1.7 1.3
Argentina 0.8 0.1 (1.3) 4.5 3.9 6.1 2.9
Australia 1.7 2.6 1.1 2.0 2.3 1.9 3.5
Brazil 2.2 4.3 0.7 3.1 4.0 2.9 2.6
China 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.6
European Union 1.1 1.5 0.9 0.4 0.4 0.6 1.0
France 2.0 2.7 1.8 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.6
Germany 1.5 1.7 0.2 (0.6) (0.9) 0.3 (0.1)
India  1.3*   1.3*   2.5*   2.5*   2.5*   2.4*   2.4* 
Indonesia 1.3 1.1 1.1 0.9 (0.9) 3.2 0.3
Italy 1.3 1.9 2.5 1.4 0.8 1.4 0.7
Japan (0.8) (0.2) (0.5) (1.3) (0.2) 0.2 0.4
Mexico 0.7 (0.9) 0.4 1.5 1.5 2.1 4.0
Russia (1.2) 3.5 0.2 2.3 (0.3) 1.4 1.3
Saudi Arabia 1.3 5.6 5.2 6.0 7.3 6.6 5.6
South Africa 3.0 2.3 (2.7) (1.6) (1.2) 1.7 5.4
South Korea 1.8 4.3 2.0 2.8 (0.1) 1.9 1.3
Turkey 1.2 (2.3)           0.0 (0.3) (0.8) 2.0 (7.4)
United Kingdom 1.4 1.2 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.0
United States 2.4 2.2 0.0 (1.1) (0.2) 1.1 1.7
Table 12 (continued) Ontario and the G20, Employment Growth, 1999–2012
            (Per Cent)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Ontario           1.2           1.8           1.6 (2.5)           1.7           1.8           0.8
Canada           1.8           2.4           1.7 (1.6)           1.4           1.6           1.2
Argentina           3.6           2.3           1.1           0.6           1.6           2.3           0.6
Australia           2.6           3.1           2.8           0.7           2.2           1.8           1.1
Brazil           1.9           2.6           3.4           0.7           3.5           2.1           2.2
China           0.5           0.5           0.4           0.3           0.4           0.4  0.4*
European Union           1.6           1.8           1.0 (1.8) (0.4)           0.3 (0.5)
France           1.0           1.4           0.6 (1.2)           0.1           0.3           0.1
Germany           0.6           1.7           1.3           0.1           0.5           1.4           1.1
India  0.7*   0.7*   0.6*   0.6*   0.4*   0.7*   1.1* 
Indonesia           1.6           4.7           2.6           2.3           3.2           1.4           1.0
Italy           1.8           1.0           0.8 (1.6) (0.6)           0.4 (0.2)
Japan           0.5           0.6 (0.3) (1.5) (0.3) (0.1) (0.3)
Mexico           2.7           2.1           2.0           0.7           2.8           2.2           3.3
Russia           0.9           2.5           0.5 (2.2)           0.6           1.3           1.2
Saudi Arabia           3.6           3.2           3.2           1.6  3.2*  3.5*  3.8* 
South Africa           4.5           0.8           4.4 (3.1) (1.7)           1.6           2.0
South Korea           1.3           1.2           0.6 (0.3)           1.4           1.7           1.8
Turkey           1.7           1.6           2.1           0.4           6.2           6.7           3.0
United Kingdom           0.9           0.7           0.7 (1.6)           0.2           0.5           1.2
United States           1.8           1.1 (0.6) (4.4) (0.7)           1.2           1.7
* Oxford Economics estimate.
Sources: International Monetary Fund, Oxford Economics, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Statistics Canada.
Ontario and the G20, Unemployment Rates, 1999–2012 Table 13
  (Per Cent)
   1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Ontario 6.3 5.7 6.3 7.2 6.9 6.8 6.6
Canada 7.6 6.8 7.2 7.7 7.6 7.2 6.8
Argentina 16.1 17.1 19.2 22.5 17.3 13.6 11.6
Australia 6.9 6.3 6.8 6.4 5.9 5.4 5.1
Brazil 7.6 7.1 11.3 11.7 12.3 11.5 9.8
China 3.1 3.1 3.6 4.0 4.3 4.2 4.2
European Union  –   8.9 8.6 9.0 9.1 9.3 9.1
France 10.4 9.0 8.2 8.3 8.9 9.3 9.3
Germany 8.6 8.0 7.9 8.7 9.8 10.5 11.2
India  13.7*   14.3*   14.0*   13.6*   13.2*   12.8*   12.5* 
Indonesia 6.4 6.1 8.1 9.1 9.5 9.9 11.2
Italy 10.9 10.1 9.1 8.6 8.5 8.0 7.7
Japan 4.7 4.7 5.0 5.4 5.2 4.7 4.4
Mexico 2.5 2.2 2.8 3.0 3.4 3.9 3.6
Russia 13.0 10.6 8.9 8.0 8.6 8.2 7.6
Saudi Arabia 4.3 4.6 4.6 5.3 5.6 5.8 6.1
South Africa 23.3 23.3 26.3 28.2 28.0 25.5 25.0
South Korea 6.6 4.4 4.0 3.3 3.6 3.7 3.7
Turkey 7.7 6.5 8.3 10.3 10.5 10.3 10.6
United Kingdom 6.0 5.5 5.1 5.2 5.0 4.8 4.8
United States 4.2 4.0 4.7 5.8 6.0 5.5 5.1
Table 13 (continued) Ontario and the G20, Unemployment Rates, 1999–2012
            (Per Cent)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Ontario           6.3           6.4           6.5           9.0           8.7           7.8           7.8
Canada           6.3           6.0           6.1           8.3           8.0           7.4           7.2
Argentina 10.2           8.5           7.9           8.7           7.8           7.2           7.2
Australia           4.8           4.4           4.3           5.6           5.2           5.1           5.2
Brazil 10.0           9.3           7.9           8.1           6.7           6.0           5.5
China           4.1           4.0           4.2           4.3           4.1           4.1           4.1
European Union           8.3           7.2           7.1           9.0           9.7           9.7 10.5
France           9.2           8.4           7.8           9.5           9.7           9.6 10.3
Germany 10.2           8.8           7.6           7.7           7.1           6.0           5.5
India  12.9*   12.8*   12.6*   12.5*   12.5*   12.5*   12.5* 
Indonesia 10.3           9.1           8.4           7.9           7.1           6.6           6.1
Italy           6.8           6.1           6.8           7.8           8.4           8.4 10.7
Japan           4.1           3.8           4.0           5.1           5.1           4.6           4.4
Mexico           3.6           3.7           4.0           5.5           5.4           5.2           5.0
Russia           7.2           6.1           6.3           8.4           7.3           6.5           6.0
Saudi Arabia           6.3           5.6           5.2           5.4           5.5           5.8           5.5
South Africa 23.9 23.3 22.9 24.0 24.9 24.9  25.1** 
South Korea           3.5           3.3           3.2           3.7           3.7           3.4           3.2
Turkey 10.2 10.2 10.9 14.0 11.9           9.8           9.2
United Kingdom           5.4           5.4           5.6           7.5           7.9           8.0           8.0
United States           4.6           4.6           5.8           9.3           9.6           8.9           8.1
* Oxford Economics estimate.
** International Monetary Fund estimate.
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: International Monetary Fund, Oxford Economics, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Statistics Canada.
Ontario and the G20, CPI Inflation Rates, 1999–2012 Table 14
  (Per Cent)
   1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Ontario 2.0 2.9 3.0 2.0 2.7 1.9 2.2
Canada 1.8 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.8 1.8 2.2
Argentina (1.2) (0.9) (1.1) 25.9 13.4 4.4 9.6
Australia 1.5 4.5 4.4 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.7
Brazil 4.9 7.0 6.8 8.5 14.7 6.6 6.9
China (1.4) 0.4 0.7 (0.8) 1.2 3.9 1.8
European Union 2.3 3.1 3.0 2.5 2.2 2.3 2.3
France 0.6 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.2 2.3 1.9
Germany 0.6 1.4 1.9 1.4 1.0 1.8 1.9
India 3.4 3.8 4.3 4.0 3.9 3.8 4.4
Indonesia 20.8 3.8 11.5 11.8 6.8 6.1 10.5
Italy 1.7 2.6 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.3 2.2
Japan (0.3) (0.7) (0.8) (0.9) (0.3) 0.0 (0.3)
Mexico 16.6 9.5 6.4 5.0 4.6 4.7 4.0
Russia 85.7 20.8 21.5 15.8 13.7 10.9 12.7
Saudi Arabia (2.1) (1.1) (1.3) 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.5
South Africa 5.2 5.4 5.7 9.2 5.8 1.4 3.4
South Korea 0.8 2.3 4.1 2.8 3.5 3.6 2.8
Turkey 64.9 55.0 54.2 45.1 25.3 8.6 8.2
United Kingdom 1.3 0.9 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.3 2.0
United States 2.2 3.4 2.8 1.6 2.3 2.7 3.4
Table 14 (continued) Ontario and the G20, CPI Inflation Rates, 1999–2012
            (Per Cent)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Ontario 1.8 1.8 2.3 0.4 2.5 3.1 1.4
Canada 2.0 2.2 2.3 0.3 1.8 2.9 1.5
Argentina 10.9 8.8 8.6 6.3 10.5 9.8 10.0
Australia 3.6 2.3 4.4 1.8 2.9 3.3 1.8
Brazil 4.2 3.6 5.7 4.9 5.0 6.6 5.4
China 1.5 4.8 5.9 (0.7) 3.3 5.4 2.7
European Union 2.3 2.4 3.7 0.9 2.0 3.1 2.6
France 1.9 1.6 3.2 0.1 1.7 2.3 2.2
Germany 1.8 2.3 2.8 0.2 1.2 2.5 2.1
India 6.7 6.2 9.1 12.4 10.4 8.4 10.4
Indonesia 13.1 6.7 9.8 4.8 5.1 5.4 4.3
Italy 2.2 2.0 3.5 0.8 1.6 2.9 3.3
Japan 0.2 0.1 1.4 (1.3) (0.7) (0.3) 0.0
Mexico 3.6 4.0 5.1 5.3 4.2 3.4 4.1
Russia 9.7 9.0 14.1 11.7 6.9 8.4 5.1
Saudi Arabia 1.9 5.0 6.1 4.1 3.8 3.7 2.9
South Africa 4.7 7.1 11.5 7.1 4.3 5.0 5.7
South Korea 2.2 2.5 4.7 2.8 2.9 4.0 2.2
Turkey 9.6 8.8 10.4 6.3 8.6 6.5 8.9
United Kingdom 2.3 2.3 3.6 2.1 3.3 4.5 2.8
United States 3.2 2.8 3.8 (0.4) 1.6 3.2 2.1
Sources: International Monetary Fund, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Statistics Canada.
Ontario, International Merchandise Exports1 by Major Commodity2, 2012 Table 15
  Value
($ Millions)
2012 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1 Motor vehicles and parts 56,458 17.9 34.7
2 Precious metals and stones 19,012 (6.9) 11.7
3 Mechanical equipment 14,939 4.7 9.2
4 Electrical machinery 6,470 (2.2) 4.0
5 Plastic products 5,642 2.2 3.5
6 Iron and steel 4,592 (3.9) 2.8
7 Nickel and articles thereof 3,639 (24.4) 2.2
8 Pharmaceutical products 3,265 4.1 2.0
9 Oils and other petroleum products 3,186 6.2 2.0
10 Furniture and accessories 2,880 4.8 1.8
11 Aircraft and parts 2,865 22.6 1.8
12 Scientific equipment 2,609 (0.3) 1.6
13 Iron and steel products 2,569 8.9 1.6
14 Cereal and baked products 2,156 3.3 1.3
15 Organic chemicals 2,037 (8.3) 1.3
16 Paper products 1,964 (15.6) 1.2
17 Rubber products 1,873 3.8 1.2
18 Aluminum and articles 1,822 (1.8) 1.1
19 Inorganic chemicals 1,660 (30.2) 1.0
20 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,464 8.0 0.9
21 Special transactions3 1,453 (22.4) 0.9
22 Seeds and miscellaneous grains 1,119 55.6 0.7
23 Perfumes and cosmetics 930 (0.3) 0.6
24 Miscellaneous food products 887 1.5 0.5
25 Wood products 855 14.7 0.5
  All other commodities 16,241 2.7 10.0
  Total Exports 162,587 4.6 100.0
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.
Ontario, International Merchandise Imports by Major Commodity1, 2012 Table 16
  Value
($ Millions)
2012 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1 Motor vehicles and parts 55,556 11.3 21.2
2 Mechanical equipment 37,946 4.7 14.5
3 Electrical machinery 30,296 (0.7) 11.6
4 Precious metals and stones 13,131 (4.5) 5.0
5 Pharmaceutical products 9,859 (0.2) 3.8
6 Plastic products 9,551 4.4 3.6
7 Scientific equipment 8,620 8.5 3.3
8 Oils and other petroleum products 5,707 (42.3) 2.2
9 Iron and steel 5,143 (2.5) 2.0
10 Iron and steel products 5,121 6.9 2.0
11 Furniture and accessories 5,006 9.0 1.9
12 Special transactions2 4,574 5.6 1.7
13 Organic chemicals 3,638 (3.4) 1.4
14 Rubber products 3,527 10.6 1.3
15 Paper products 3,354 (8.6) 1.3
16 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,491 5.4 1.0
17 Aluminum and articles 2,452 (1.4) 0.9
18 Toys and sporting goods 2,264 0.4 0.9
19 Perfumes and cosmetics 2,255 7.2 0.9
20 Fruit and nuts 2,247 7.9 0.9
21 Books and printed material 2,120 (2.3) 0.8
22 Meat 1,966 17.6 0.8
23 Beverages 1,902 7.9 0.7
24 Cereal and baked products 1,860 8.9 0.7
25 Aircraft and parts 1,774 (1.5) 0.7
  All other commodities 37,655 5.8 14.4
  Domestic Imports 260,017 2.8 99.3
  Re-imports3 1,811 (16.9) 0.7
  Total Imports 261,827 2.7 100.0
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.
Ontario, International Merchandise Exports1 by Top 25 Trading Partners, 2012 Table 17
  Exports
($ Millions)
2012 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1 United States 126,688 5.9 77.9
2 United Kingdom 14,651 0.8 9.0
3 Norway 1,969 (16.5) 1.2
4 China 1,964 (9.7) 1.2
5 Mexico 1,832 13.7 1.1
6 Hong Kong 1,485 (11.0) 0.9
7 Germany 1,179 (7.2) 0.7
8 Japan 1,077 (13.8) 0.7
9 Netherlands 826 (3.5) 0.5
10 France 811 8.3 0.5
11 Saudi Arabia 708 241.2 0.4
12 Australia 683 10.1 0.4
13 Switzerland 536 (30.8) 0.3
14 Brazil 452 (2.1) 0.3
15 Belgium 450 26.4 0.3
16 South Korea 446 (15.2) 0.3
17 Italy 432 41.0 0.3
18 India 426 (5.6) 0.3
19 Russian Federation 376 17.5 0.2
20 Poland 268 170.2 0.2
21 Singapore 253 0.6 0.2
22 Taiwan 235 (24.5) 0.1
23 United Arab Emirates 226 17.8 0.1
24 Spain 203 12.6 0.1
25 South Africa 195 (13.2) 0.1
  All other countries 4,214 2.4 2.6
  Total 162,587 4.6 100.0
 
1 International merchandise exports exclude re-exports and are reported on a customs basis.
Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
Ontario, International Merchandise Imports1 by Top 25 Trading Partners, 2012 Table 18
  Imports
($ Millions)
2012 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1 United States 147,504 4.2 56.3
2 China 28,321 5.3 10.8
3 Mexico 19,570 0.1 7.5
4 Japan 10,009 17.1 3.8
5 Germany 6,770 15.0 2.6
6 South Korea 4,308 3.0 1.6
7 United Kingdom 3,085 (19.8) 1.2
8 Peru 2,892 (12.2) 1.1
9 Switzerland 2,866 16.8 1.1
10 Italy 2,605 5.2 1.0
11 Taiwan 2,475 (17.0) 0.9
12 Argentina 1,857 (9.1) 0.7
13 France 1,857 (5.0) 0.7
14 Thailand 1,565 2.6 0.6
15 Malaysia 1,526 7.3 0.6
16 India 1,506 10.1 0.6
17 Brazil 1,359 12.7 0.5
18 Sweden 1,039 (15.4) 0.4
19 Chile 1,019 (17.9) 0.4
20 Spain 892 (3.7) 0.3
21 Turkey 880 32.6 0.3
22 Netherlands 813 (11.7) 0.3
23 Ireland 783 2.4 0.3
24 Vietnam 761 20.3 0.3
25 Israel 715 9.2 0.3
  All other countries 13,043 (11.7) 5.7
  Domestic imports 260,017 2.8 99.3
  Re-imports 1,811 (16.9) 0.7
  Total 261,827 2.7 100.0
 
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.
Ontario, Selected Demographic Characteristics, 2005–20131 Table 19
  2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total Population (000s) 12,528 12,662 12,764 12,883 12,998 13,135 13,264 13,412 13,538
Annual Average Growth Over Preceding Year (%) 1.1 1.1 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.9
Median Age (Years) 38.1 38.4 38.7 38.9 39.2 39.4 39.7 39.8
                   
Age Group Shares (%)                  
0–4 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3  – 
5–14 12.7 12.3 12.0 11.8 11.5 11.3 11.1 11.0  – 
15–24 13.7 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.7 13.7 13.6 13.5  – 
25–44 29.9 29.4 29.0 28.5 28.1 27.8 27.6 27.5  – 
45–64 25.3 25.9 26.5 27.0 27.5 27.9 28.1 28.1  – 
65–74 6.8 6.9 6.9 7.0 7.2 7.3 7.5 7.9  – 
75+ 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.7  – 
Total Fertility Rate2 1.53 1.55 1.57 1.58 1.56 1.53 1.52  –   – 
                   
Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)2                  
Female 83.0 83.1 83.4 83.6  –  83.9  –   –   – 
Male 78.5 78.8 79.0 79.2  –  79.8  –   –   – 
                   
Families (000s)3  –  3,422  –   –   –   –  3,612  –   – 
Households (000s)3  –        4,555  –   –   –   –        4,888  –   – 
1 Population estimates are for July 1.
2 Calendar-year data.
3 Families and households are from Census enumeration.
Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
Ontario, Components of Population Growth, 2003–04 to 2012–131 Table 20
  (Thousands)
  2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08
Population at Beginning of Period 12,244 12,390 12,528 12,662 12,764
Births 133 133 134 137 141
Deaths 84 85 84 87 88
Immigrants 128 130 133 115 115
Net Emigrants2 24 24 25 20 21
Net Change in Non-permanent Residents 5 0 0 2 11
Interprovincial Arrivals 57 59 56 59 62
Interprovincial Departures 64 71 73 79 76
Population Growth During Period 146 138 134 103 118
Population at End of Period3 12,390 12,528 12,662 12,764 12,883
Population Growth (%) 1.2 1.1 1.1 0.8 0.9
 
Table 20 (continued) Ontario, Components of Population Growth, 2003–04 to 2012–131
  (Thousands)
  2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
Population at Beginning of Period 12,883 12,998 13,135 13,264 13,412
Births 140 140 139 141 142
Deaths 88 88 91 91 94
Immigrants 105 117 105 101 106
Net Emigrants2 18 15 15 15 15
Net Change in Non-permanent Residents 16 13 15 22 7
Interprovincial Arrivals 57 60 58 60 70
Interprovincial Departures 73 64 62 71 91
Population Growth During Period 115 137 128 148 126
Population at End of Period3 12,998 13,135 13,264 13,412 13,538
Population Growth (%) 0.9 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.9
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.
Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
Ontario, Labour Force, 1999–2012 Table 21
   1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Labour Force (000s)       6,018       6,169       6,322       6,493       6,675       6,766       6,823
Annual Labour Force Growth (%) 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.8 1.4 0.8
Participation Rate (%)              
Male 73.1 73.3 73.4 73.7 74.2 74.0 73.4
Female 60.3 61.0 61.4 62.0 62.9 62.8 62.4
Share of Labour Force (%)              
Youth (15–24) 16.1 16.4 16.3 16.4 16.4 16.3 16.1
Older Workers (45+) 31.4 32.0 32.6 33.5 34.8 35.5 36.3
 
Table 21 (continued)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Labour Force (000s)       6,884       7,013       7,133       7,147       7,237       7,302       7,357
Annual Labour Force Growth (%) 0.9 1.9 1.7 0.2 1.2 0.9 0.8
Participation Rate (%)              
Male 72.6 72.5 72.7 71.7 71.4 71.4 71.1
Female 62.5 63.2 63.3 62.8 62.9 62.5 62.1
Share of Labour Force (%)              
Youth (15–24) 16.1 16.2 16.0 15.5 15.1 15.1 14.6
Older Workers (45+) 37.4 38.2 39.4 40.5 41.4 41.9 42.2
Source: Statistics Canada.
Ontario, Employment, 1999–2012 Table 22
  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Total Employment (000s) 5,635 5,815 5,921 6,029 6,212 6,308 6,371
Male 3,034 3,122 3,165 3,209 3,299 3,349 3,383
Female 2,601 2,693 2,755 2,819 2,913 2,958 2,989
Annual Employment Growth (%) 3.3 3.2 1.8 1.8 3.0 1.5 1.0
Net Job Creation (000s) 181 180 106 108 183 96 63
Private-sector Employment (000s) 3,783 3,923 4,046 4,111 4,237 4,261 4,309
Public-sector Employment (000s) 959 991 995 1,029 1,057 1,105 1,132
Self-employment (000s) 893 901 879 889 918 942 930
Manufacturing Employment              
(% of total) 18.4 18.4 18.0 18.2 17.7 17.5 16.7
Services Employment              
(% of total) 72.8 73.0 73.5 73.5 73.6 73.9 74.3
Part-time (% of total) 18.0 18.0 17.9 18.5 18.5 18.2 18.2
Average Hours Worked Per Week1 38.0 38.0 37.5 37.3 36.6 37.1 37.2
 
Table 22 (continued)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total Employment (000s) 6,449 6,564 6,666 6,502 6,610 6,731 6,784
Male 3,401 3,427 3,482 3,349 3,418 3,507 3,531
Female 3,047 3,137 3,184 3,153 3,193 3,225 3,253
Annual Employment Growth (%) 1.2 1.8 1.6 (2.5) 1.7 1.8 0.8
Net Job Creation (000s) 78 116 102 (164) 108 121 52
Private-sector Employment (000s) 4,355 4,384 4,389 4,240 4,293 4,352 4,410
Public-sector Employment (000s) 1,163 1,200 1,283 1,251 1,301 1,344 1,331
Self-employment (000s) 931 981 995 1,011 1,017 1,036 1,043
Manufacturing Employment              
(% of total) 15.5 14.4 13.4 12.2 11.8 11.8 11.8
Services Employment              
(% of total) 75.4 76.5 77.2 78.8 78.9 78.9 79.0
Part-time (% of total) 17.9 18.2 18.8 19.5 19.3 19.0 18.9
Average Hours Worked Per Week1 36.8 37.1 36.7 35.9 36.1 36.4 36.5
1 Average actual hours worked per week at all jobs, excluding persons not at work, in reference week.
Source:Statistics Canada.
Ontario, Unemployment, 1999–2012 Table 23
  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Total Unemployment (000s) 382 354 401 464 462 459 452
Unemployment Rate (%) 6.3 5.7 6.3 7.2 6.9 6.8 6.6
Male 6.2 5.6 6.5 7.4 7.1 6.9 6.6
Female 6.5 5.9 6.2 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.6
Toronto CMA1 6.1 5.5 6.3 7.4 7.7 7.5 7.0
Northern Ontario 9.1 8.2 8.0 8.2 7.4 7.8 7.0
Youth (15–24) 13.2 11.8 12.6 13.9 14.4 14.2 13.9
Older Workers (45+) 4.2 4.0 4.5 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.7
Share of Total Unemployment (%)    
Long-term Unemployed (27 weeks+) 19.1 15.4 12.8 15.5 16.2 15.5 15.1
Youth (15–24) 33.6 33.7 32.2 31.9 34.1 34.1 33.7
Older Workers (45+) 20.9 22.4 22.9 22.2 23.5 23.5 26.0
Average Duration (weeks) 21.3 17.7 15.3 16.4 17.0 16.1 16.0
Youth (15–24) 11.6 9.7 8.6 9.4 9.4 8.8 8.7
Older Workers (45+) 34.3 28.4 25.7 24.5 27.2 24.3 23.9
Table 23 (continued)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total Unemployment (000s) 435 449 466 645 627 570 574
Unemployment Rate (%) 6.3 6.4 6.5 9.0 8.7 7.8 7.8
Male 6.4 6.8 6.9 10.3 9.3 8.0 8.2
Female 6.3 6.0 6.1 7.6 8.0 7.6 7.3
Toronto CMA1 6.6 6.8 6.9 9.4 9.1 8.3 8.6
Northern Ontario 7.4 6.9 6.6 8.9 8.4 7.7 7.2
Youth (15–24) 13.3 13.0 13.7 17.5 17.2 15.8 16.9
Older Workers (45+) 4.3 4.5 4.9 6.7 6.6 5.9 5.8
Share of Total Unemployment (%)    
Long-term Unemployed (27 weeks+) 14.3 13.0 13.3 18.3 25.1 23.9 22.1
Youth (15–24) 33.8 32.9 33.7 30.1 30.0 30.5 31.7
Older Workers (45+) 25.5 27.0 29.5 29.9 31.7 31.5 31.2
Average Duration (weeks) 15.8 14.6 14.6 18.2 22.1 22.1 21.8
Youth (15–24) 8.7 8.1 8.3 10.9 11.5 12.2 12.6
Older Workers (45+) 23.7 22.4 21.2 26.5 31.5 33.1 31.5
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.
Source: Statistics Canada.
Employment Insurance (EI) and Social Assistance, 1999–2012 Table 24
   1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
EI Regular Beneficiaries (000s)              
Ontario 110 101 122 136 142 136 132
Canada 532 486 521 556 564 542 517
EI Total Benefit Payments ($ millions)              
Ontario 3,051 2,787 3,524 4,328 4,342 4,429 4,325
Canada 11,830 11,154 13,002 14,683 14,951 14,970 14,693
EI Contributions ($ millions)              
Ontario1 7,614 7,671 7,477 7,384 7,219 6,895 7,108
Canada2 18,659 18,751 18,344 18,213 17,833 17,172 17,830
EI Premium Rate3 (% insured earnings)              
Employer 3.57 3.36 3.15 3.08 2.94 2.77 2.73
Employee 2.55 2.40 2.25 2.20 2.10 1.98 1.95
Social Assistance Caseload (000s)4 479 436 408 411 413 418 431
 
Table 24 (continued)
  2006  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
EI Regular Beneficiaries (000s)              
Ontario 129 131 143 247 216 175 159
Canada 494 479 486 734 684 583 535
EI Total Benefit Payments ($ millions)              
Ontario 4,421 4,685 4,937 7,955 7,259 6,049 5,851
Canada 14,499 14,562 15,033 21,272 20,619 18,247 17,700
EI Contributions ($ millions)              
Ontario1 6,975 6,921 6,718 6,745 6,943 7,343 7,881
Canada2 16,949 17,001 16,663 16,790 17,227 18,221 19,558
EI Premium Rate3 (% insured earnings)              
Employer 2.62 2.52 2.42 2.42 2.42 2.49 2.56
Employee 1.87 1.80 1.73 1.73 1.73 1.78 1.83
Social Assistance Caseload (000s)4 443 454 469 515 551 575 591
1 Figures for 2010, 2011 and 2012 are Ontario Ministry of Finance estimates.
2 Figures are reported by Statistics Canada for 1998 to 2009 and by the federal Department of Finance for 2010, 2011 and 2012.
3 EI premiums are collected on total earnings from the first dollar earned to the maximum insurable earnings.
4 Includes cases receiving Ontario Works, the Ontario Disability Support Program, Temporary Care Assistance and Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities and includes cases in First Nations.
Note: In 2013, the EI maximum weekly benefit is $501, which is 55 per cent of EI maximum insurable earnings of $47,400.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, Department of Finance Canada, Ontario Ministry of Finance and Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services.
Ontario, Labour Compensation, 1999–2012 Table 25
  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Average Weekly Earnings ($)1 683.58 700.02 695.49 710.73 728.23 748.78 776.19
Increase (%) 1.6 2.4  NA*  2.2 2.5 2.8 3.7
CPI Inflation (%) 2.0 2.9 3.0 2.0 2.7 1.9 2.2
AWE Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) (0.4) (0.5)  NA*  0.2 (0.2) 0.9 1.5
AWE – Manufacturing ($) 851.49 868.65 870.01 886.23 907.78 935.49 960.74
Increase (%) 1.3 2.0  NA*  1.9 2.4 3.1 2.7
Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) (0.7) (0.9)  NA*  (0.1) (0.3) 1.2 0.5
Wage Settlement Increases (%)2  
All Sectors 2.1 2.6 2.9 3.0 3.1 2.9 2.7
Public 1.4 2.7 2.9 2.9 3.5 3.1 2.7
Private 3.1 2.4 2.9 3.0 1.9 2.7 2.4
Person Days Lost Due to Strikes and              
Lockouts (000s) 651 650 672 1,511 495 487 403
Minimum Wage at Year-end ($/hour) 6.85 6.85 6.85 6.85 6.85 7.15 7.45
 
Table 25 (continued)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Average Weekly Earnings ($)1 788.62 818.93 838.14 849.15 882.21 894.71 908.00
Increase (%)           1.6           3.8           2.3           1.3           3.9           1.4           1.5
CPI Inflation (%)           1.8           1.8           2.3           0.4           2.5           3.1           1.4
AWE Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) (0.2)           2.0           0.0           0.9           1.4 (1.7)           0.1
AWE – Manufacturing ($) 961.01 997.21 999.45 950.02 999.96 1,006.93 1,037.15
Increase (%) 0.0            3.8           0.2 (4.9)           5.3           0.7           3.0
Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) (1.8)           2.0 (2.1) (5.3)           2.8 (2.4)           1.6
Wage Settlement Increases (%)2  
All Sectors           2.5           3.0           2.7           2.2           2.0           1.7           1.3
Public           3.0           3.1           3.1           2.4           1.9           1.6           1.4
Private           1.8           2.9           2.0           1.2           2.0           1.9           1.2
Person Days Lost Due to Strikes and              
Lockouts (000s) 395 389 282 1,550 705 352 201
Minimum Wage at Year-end ($/hour) 7.75 8.00 8.75 9.50 10.25 10.25 10.25
* 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 for data prior to 2010 and 150+ employees from 2010 onwards, Ontario Ministry of Labour.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Ontario Ministry of Labour and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
Ontario, Employment by Occupation, 2001–2012 Table 26
  (Thousands)
  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Management 553 563 586 619 620 655
Business, Finance and Administrative 1,114 1,120 1,151 1,200 1,168 1,213
Natural and Applied Sciences 455 445 447 434 465 464
Health 292 318 330 341 344 353
Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion 465 470 474 473 540 544
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport 183 178 191 201 198 198
Sales and Service 1,358 1,394 1,452 1,432 1,444 1,473
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators 848 866 891 904 910 906
Primary Industry 129 123 130 136 145 156
Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities 524 553 562 570 537 486
Total 5,921 6,029 6,212 6,308 6,371 6,449
 
Table 26 (continued)
  (Thousands)
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Management 635 660 646 636 608 632
Business, Finance and Administrative 1,217 1,257 1,231 1,235 1,268 1,262
Natural and Applied Sciences 482 503 482 519 529 525
Health 367 387 393 395 437 427
Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion 575 603 630 661 641 658
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport 206 225 227 236 247 232
Sales and Service 1,581 1,557 1,541 1,567 1,571 1,621
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators 900 933 880 869 905 906
Primary Industry 154 131 131 135 148 144
Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities 448 410 342 358 379 378
Total 6,564 6,666 6,502 6,610 6,731 6,784
Note: Occupational groupings based on National Occupational Classification for Statistics (NOC-S) 2006.
Source: Statistics Canada.
Ontario, Distribution of Employment by Occupation, 2001–2012 Table 27
  (Per Cent)
   2001 2002  2003 2004 2005 2006
Management 9.3 9.3 9.4 9.8 9.7 10.2
Business, Finance and Administrative 18.8 18.6 18.5 19.0 18.3 18.8
Natural and Applied Sciences 7.7 7.4 7.2 6.9 7.3 7.2
Health 4.9 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.5
Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion 7.9 7.8 7.6 7.5 8.5 8.4
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.1
Sales and Service 22.9 23.1 23.4 22.7 22.7 22.8
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators 14.3 14.4 14.3 14.3 14.3 14.1
Primary Industry 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4
Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities 8.9 9.2 9.0 9.0 8.4 7.5
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
 
Table 27 (continued)
  (Per Cent)
   2007  2008  2009 2010 2011  2012
Management 9.7 9.9 9.9 9.6 9.0 9.3
Business, Finance and Administrative 18.5 18.9 18.9 18.7 18.8 18.6
Natural and Applied Sciences 7.3 7.5 7.4 7.9 7.9 7.7
Health 5.6 5.8 6.0 6.0 6.5 6.3
Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion 8.8 9.0 9.7 10.0 9.5 9.7
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport 3.1 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.4
Sales and Service 24.1 23.4 23.7 23.7 23.3 23.9
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators 13.7 14.0 13.5 13.1 13.4 13.3
Primary Industry 2.4 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.1
Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities 6.8 6.2 5.3 5.4 5.6 5.6
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Note: Occupational groupings based on National Occupational Classification for Statistics (NOC-S) 2006.
Source: Statistics Canada.
Ontario, Employment by Industry, 2003–2012 Table 28
  (Thousands)
  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Goods Producing Industries 1,638 1,647 1,637 1,589 1,540
Primary Industries 111 114 131 138 130
Manufacturing 1,100 1,104 1,065 1,001 944
Construction 372 370 393 403 408
Utilities 54 59 49 48 57
Services Producing Industries 4,574 4,661 4,734 4,860 5,025
Trade 933 962 986 1,006 1,020
Transportation and Warehousing 290 301 290 292 301
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 415 434 448 474 473
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 447 435 436 449 474
Business, Building and Other Support 267 275 280 291 293
Educational Services 378 389 427 444 466
Health Care and Social Assistance 607 627 624 635 670
Information, Culture and Recreation 297 306 299 319 327
Accommodation and Food Services 365 364 363 375 405
Public Administration 313 311 321 312 333
Other Services 263 258 260 263 265
Total Employment 6,212 6,308 6,371 6,449 6,564
Table 28 (continued) Ontario, Employment by Industry, 2003–2012
  (Thousands)
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Goods Producing Industries 1,522 1,376 1,394 1,421 1,422
Primary Industries 123 120 125 129 131
Manufacturing 896 791 781 795 801
Construction 438 409 429 443 434
Utilities 65 57 59 55 56
Services Producing Industries 5,145 5,126 5,216 5,310 5,362
Trade 1,024 1,006 1,011 992 990
Transportation and Warehousing 325 312 304 322 317
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 473 503 498 501 509
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 496 504 545 557 564
Business, Building and Other Support 297 265 284 289 294
Educational Services 480 461 489 479 504
Health Care and Social Assistance 693 705 718 766 762
Information, Culture and Recreation 309 317 322 346 333
Accommodation and Food Services 402 389 388 389 416
Public Administration 366 359 373 390 383
Other Services 281 307 284 280 291
Total Employment 6,666 6,502 6,610 6,731 6,784
Note: Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Source: Statistics Canada.
Ontario, Growth in Employment by Industry, 2003–2012 Table 29
  (Per Cent Change)
   2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Goods Producing Industries 2.4 0.5 (0.6) (3.0) (3.1)
Primary Industries 0.5 2.8 14.2 5.7 (5.7)
Manufacturing 0.5 0.3 (3.6) (6.0) (5.6)
Construction 8.8 (0.6) 6.5 2.4 1.2
Utilities 4.4 7.7 (16.9) (2.5) 20.6
Services Producing Industries 3.3 1.9 1.6 2.7 3.4
Trade 1.8 3.1 2.5 2.1 1.4
Transportation and Warehousing 3.4 3.6 (3.5) 0.7 2.8
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 5.9 4.6 3.3 5.8 (0.3)
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 2.3 (2.5) 0.2 2.9 5.5
Business, Building and Other Support 5.9 3.1 1.9 3.9 0.8
Educational Services 3.0 2.9 9.8 4.1 4.9
Health Care and Social Assistance 5.2 3.2 (0.5) 1.8 5.5
Information, Culture and Recreation (0.7) 3.0 (2.4) 6.7 2.5
Accommodation and Food Services 0.8 (0.1) (0.5) 3.3 8.0
Public Administration 5.3 (0.5) 3.2 (3.0) 6.7
Other Services 5.4 (2.2) 0.9 1.2 0.6
Total Employment 3.0 1.5 1.0 1.2 1.8
Table 29 (continued) Ontario, Growth in Employment by Industry, 2003–2012
  (Per Cent Change)
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Goods Producing Industries (1.2) (9.6) 1.3 1.9 0.1
Primary Industries (5.3) (2.8) 4.6 3.0 1.7
Manufacturing (5.1) (11.8) (1.2) 1.8 0.7
Construction 7.4 (6.6) 4.9 3.2 (1.8)
Utilities 12.6 (12.1) 3.7 (7.1) 1.8
Services Producing Industries 2.4 (0.4) 1.7 1.8 1.0
Trade 0.4 (1.8) 0.6 (1.8) (0.2)
Transportation and Warehousing 8.0 (4.0) (2.3) 5.8 (1.6)
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 0.0 6.3 (1.0) 0.7 1.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 4.6 1.7 8.0 2.2 1.3
Business, Building and Other Support 1.2 (10.8) 7.1 1.9 1.6
Educational Services 3.1 (4.0) 6.1 (2.1) 5.3
Health Care and Social Assistance 3.6 1.6 1.9 6.7 (0.6)
Information, Culture and Recreation (5.5) 2.6 1.7 7.4 (3.9)
Accommodation and Food Services (0.7) (3.1) (0.2) 0.1 7.1
Public Administration 10.0 (1.9) 3.8 4.6 (1.8)
Other Services 6.0 9.3 (7.6) (1.5) 4.1
Total Employment 1.6 (2.5) 1.7 1.8 0.8
Ontario, Employment Level by Economic Regions, 2002–2012 Table 30
  (Thousands)
   2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Ontario 6,029 6,212 6,308 6,371 6,449 6,564
Region:*            
East 795 818 819 828 842 874
Ottawa (510) 596 618 613 622 639 658
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 199 200 206 206 203 215
Greater Toronto Area (530)1 2,717 2,789 2,833 2,877 2,904 2,984
Central 1,386 1,454 1,481 1,498 1,527 1,536
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 156 176 182 170 181 180
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 581 601 616 643 658 658
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 648 677 683 684 688 698
Southwest 766 778 805 800 813 802
London (560) 308 318 332 330 333 337
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 307 309 309 317 324 312
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 151 150 164 154 155 153
North 365 373 370 368 363 369
Northeast (590) 251 255 257 259 258 263
Northwest (595) 113 118 113 109 105 106
 
 
Table 30 (continued)
            (Thousands)
  2008  2009 2010  2010  2011 2012
Ontario 6,666 6,502 6,610 6,731 6,784 6,784
Region:*            
East 901 882 882 899 911 911
Ottawa (510) 681 669 679 682 698 698
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 221 213 203 217 213 213
Greater Toronto Area (530)1 3,047 2,997 3,075 3,118 3,164 3,164
Central 1,551 1,511 1,530 1,576 1,575 1,575
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 182 174 174 177 173 173
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 662 647 663 690 687 687
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 708 691 693 709 715 715
Southwest 798 759 768 777 777 777
London (560) 333 321 325 325 328 328
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 311 292 294 295 296 296
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 154 146 149 158 153 153
North 369 352 355 361 357 357
Northeast (590) 265 251 255 262 256 256
Northwest (595) 103 101 100 99 101 101
* 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.
Ontario, Employment Level by Industry for Economic Regions, 2012 Table 31
  (Thousands)
  All Industries Agriculture Resources1 Manufacturing
Ontario 6,784 94 37 800
Region:        
East 911 14 2 59
Ottawa (510) 698 9 37
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 213 5 22
Greater Toronto Area (530) 3,164 9 4 354
Central 1,575 35 6 237
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 173 4 20
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 687 16 3 124
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 715 15 2 93
Southwest 777 32 3 127
London (560) 328 9 48
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 296 9 56
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 153 14 23
North 357 4 22 24
Northeast (590) 256 3 18 17
Northwest (595) 101 4 7
Table 31 (continued)
  (Thousands)
  Construction Distributive2 Finance, Prof.
& Mgmt.3
Info., Culture
& Recreation4
Ontario 434 593 1,367 333
Region:        
East 58 61 158 44
Ottawa (510) 42 42 128 38
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 16 18 30 6
Greater Toronto Area (530) 184 300 802 181
Central 114 131 256 64
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 15 15 26 7
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 48 57 113 26
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 51 60 116 32
Southwest 55 72 113 30
London (560) 21 30 55 12
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 19 27 38 13
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 14 15 20 5
North 25 29 38 14
Northeast (590) 18 21 27 10
Northwest (595) 6 8 11 4
Table 31 (continued)
  (Thousands)
  Health & Soc. Assistance Public Administration
Ontario 762 383
Region:    
East 116 146
Ottawa (510) 83 131
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 33 15
Greater Toronto Area (530) 305 119
Central 185 64
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 25 7
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 69 27
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 90 30
Southwest 101 26
London (560) 43 13
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 38 10
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 20 4
North 56 27
Northeast (590) 38 18
Northwest (595) 18 9
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.
Ontario Economic Regions1 Table 32
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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