Economic Data Tables

Ontario Economy

Ontario, International Merchandise Trade

Demographic Characteristics

Ontario Labour Markets

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

Table 1
Ontario, Gross Domestic Product, 2002–2008
($ Billions)
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Real GDP (chained $2007) 545.9 552.1 567.6 585.8 596.8 601.7 601.7
Household Consumption 279.2 287.4 295.3 306.3 316.1 328.2 336.2
Government 116.7 122.0 126.7 128.9 134.6 135.2 140.4
Residential Construction 36.4 36.9 38.7 39.4 39.7 40.7 38.8
Non-residential Construction 13.9 13.5 13.4 13.6 15.3 16.3 15.4
Machinery and Equipment 19.9 21.3 23.1 26.0 28.2 28.0 28.3
Exports 312.1 312.8 328.5 335.9 338.3 339.5 317.8
Imports 254.2 262.4 280.7 289.5 300.9 312.4 304.9
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 494.8 509.5 533.4 556.6 578.2 601.7 608.4
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 1
Ontario, Gross Domestic Product, 2009–2015
($ Billions)
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Real GDP (chained $2007) 582.9 600.1 614.6 622.7 631.9 648.9 665.0
Household Consumption 335.9 348.2 354.1 359.4 366.9 377.2 387.2
Government 146.7 154.7 152.2 150.8 148.5 149.9 152.8
Residential Construction 36.5 39.4 40.9 42.8 42.0 42.3 45.3
Non-residential Construction 14.5 14.8 18.1 19.6 18.7 20.2 22.1
Machinery and Equipment 21.7 23.8 24.6 24.3 21.6 22.6 24.1
Exports 276.1 298.3 313.8 321.4 332.3 347.0 356.6
Imports 270.9 302.1 317.6 320.7 323.7 336.8 349.1
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 597.9 631.0 659.7 680.1 695.3 728.0 763.3
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 2
Ontario, Growth in Gross Domestic Product, 2002–2008
(Per Cent Change)
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Real GDP (chained $2007) 3.4 1.1 2.8 3.2 1.9 0.8 0.0
Household Consumption 4.0 2.9 2.7 3.7 3.2 3.8 2.4
Government 2.8 4.5 3.9 1.7 4.4 0.4 3.9
Residential Construction 9.9 1.3 5.0 1.7 0.9 2.5 (4.7)
Non-residential Construction 2.6 (2.8) (1.2) 2.1 11.9 6.9 (5.3)
Machinery and Equipment (7.6) 7.0 8.3 12.5 8.5 (0.8) 1.3
Exports 1.7 0.2 5.0 2.2 0.7 0.4 (6.4)
Imports 2.3 3.2 7.0 3.2 3.9 3.8 (2.4)
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 5.5 3.0 4.7 4.4 3.9 4.1 1.1
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 2
Ontario, Growth in Gross Domestic Product, 2009–2015
(Per Cent Change)
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Real GDP (chained $2007) (3.1) 3.0 2.4 1.3 1.5 2.7 2.5
Household Consumption (0.1) 3.6 1.7 1.5 2.1 2.8 2.7
Government 4.5 5.5 (1.6) (0.9) (1.6) 0.9 1.9
Residential Construction (6.0) 8.1 3.6 4.7 (1.9) 0.7 7.2
Non-residential Construction (5.9) 1.6 22.7 8.0 (4.4) 7.7 9.7
Machinery and Equipment (23.4) 9.7 3.2 (0.9) (11.1) 4.3 6.8
Exports (13.1) 8.0 5.2 2.4 3.4 4.4 2.8
Imports (11.2) 11.5 5.1 1.0 0.9 4.0 3.7
Nominal Gross Domestic Product (1.7) 5.5 4.6 3.1 2.2 4.7 4.9
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 3
Ontario, Selected Economic Indicators, 2002–2008
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Retail Sales ($ Billions) 121.0 125.1 128.9 135.1 140.6 146.0 151.7
Housing Starts – Units (000s) 83.6 85.2 85.1 78.8 73.4 68.1 75.1
Primary Household Income ($ Billions) 323.2 332.9 349.1 364.9 381.9 403.4 414.7
Net Operating Surplus – Corporations ($ Billions) 65.7 68.4 70.5 74.9 74.3 73.3 66.0
Consumer Price Index (2002 = 100) 100.0 102.7 104.6 106.9 108.8 110.8 113.3
Labour Force (000s) 6,496 6,677 6,772 6,834 6,887 6,992 7,074
Employment (000s) 6,034 6,213 6,314 6,381 6,452 6,546 6,610
Unemployment Rate (%) 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.3 6.4 6.6
Sources: Statistics Canada and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Table 3
Ontario, Selected Economic Indicators, 2009–2015
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Retail Sales ($ Billions) 148.1 156.3 161.9 164.5 168.3 176.7 184.1
Housing Starts – Units (000s) 50.4 60.4 67.8 76.7 61.1 59.1 70.2
Primary Household Income ($ Billions) 412.8 424.3 444.1 459.1 472.9 490.0 511.8
Net Operating Surplus – Corporations ($ Billions) 56.0 74.4 83.4 85.9 84.8 97.5 106.4
Consumer Price Index (2002 = 100) 113.7 116.5 120.1 121.8 123.0 125.9 127.4
Labour Force (000s) 7,080 7,161 7,227 7,276 7,384 7,419 7,426
Employment (000s) 6,433 6,538 6,658 6,703 6,823 6,878 6,923
Unemployment Rate (%) 9.1 8.7 7.9 7.9 7.6 7.3 6.8
Sources: Statistics Canada and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Table 4
Ontario, Selected Economic Indicators, Annual Change, 2002–2008
(Per Cent Change)
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Retail Sales 5.9 3.4 3.0 4.8 4.0 3.8 3.9
Housing Starts 14.1 1.9 (0.1) (7.4) (6.8) (7.2) 10.2
Primary Household Income 2.4 3.0 4.9 4.5 4.6 5.6 2.8
Net Operating Surplus – Corporations 21.8 4.2 3.0 6.3 (0.9) (1.4) (9.9)
Consumer Price Index 2.0 2.7 1.9 2.2 1.8 1.8 2.3
Labour Force 2.8 2.8 1.4 0.9 0.8 1.5 1.2
Employment 1.9 3.0 1.6 1.1 1.1 1.4 1.0
Sources: Statistics Canada and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Table 4
Ontario, Selected Economic Indicators, Annual Change, 2009–2015
(Per Cent Change)
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Retail Sales (2.4) 5.5 3.6 1.6 2.3 5.0 4.2
Housing Starts (32.9) 20.0 12.2 13.2 (20.4) (3.2) 18.6
Primary Household Income (0.5) 2.8 4.7 3.4 3.0 3.6 4.4
Net Operating Surplus – Corporations (15.2) 32.9 12.1 3.0 (1.2) 14.9 9.1
Consumer Price Index 0.4 2.5 3.1 1.4 1.0 2.4 1.2
Labour Force 0.1 1.1 0.9 0.7 1.5 0.5 0.1
Employment (2.7) 1.6 1.8 0.7 1.8 0.8 0.7
Sources: Statistics Canada and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Table 5
Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2012–2015
($2007 Chained Millions)
  2012 2013 2014 2015
Goods Producing Industries (including items 1-4 below) 136,103 136,622 139,888 142,289
1. Primary 12,680 13,720 13,684 13,322
2. Utilities 11,542 11,510 11,602 11,278
3. Construction 34,823 35,065 35,604 37,551
4. Manufacturing1 76,494 75,766 78,440 79,290
Services Producing Industries (including items 1-14 below) 442,389 449,954 461,770 474,789
1. Wholesale Trade 38,662 40,144 42,158 43,873
2. Retail Trade 29,562 31,074 32,422 33,625
3. Transportation and Warehousing 21,905 22,351 23,428 24,255
4. Information and Cultural (incl. Telecommunications) 21,567 21,310 21,650 21,803
5. Finance and Insurance 52,786 54,991 57,149 60,350
6. Real Estate and Leasing 77,240 78,825 80,799 83,619
7. Professional and Administrative Services 54,474 54,796 55,783 57,033
8. Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,559 4,831 4,848 5,024
9. Education 33,975 34,475 34,852 35,076
10. Health Care and Social Services 39,631 39,074 39,692 40,540
11. Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 4,369 4,370 4,425 4,758
12. Accommodation and Food 10,861 11,436 11,863 12,217
13. Other Services 11,118 11,521 11,800 11,816
14. Public Administration 41,733 41,227 41,644 41,807
Total Production 578,794 586,913 602,010 617,457
[1] See Table 7 for detailed manufacturing industries.
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 6
Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2012–2015
(Per Cent Change)
  2012 2013 2014 2015
Goods Producing Industries (including items 1-4 below) 1.5 0.4 2.4 1.7
1. Primary (0.7) 8.2 (0.3) (2.6)
2. Utilities (3.9) (0.3) 0.8 (2.8)
3. Construction 2.8 0.7 1.5 5.5
4. Manufacturing1 2.0 (1.0) 3.5 1.1
Services Producing Industries (including items 1-14 below) 1.4 1.7 2.6 2.8
1. Wholesale Trade 3.5 3.8 5.0 4.1
2. Retail Trade (0.6) 5.1 4.3 3.7
3. Transportation and Warehousing (0.3) 2.0 4.8 3.5
4. Information and Cultural (incl. Telecommunications) 0.7 (1.2) 1.6 0.7
5. Finance and Insurance 2.2 4.2 3.9 5.6
6. Real Estate and Leasing 2.5 2.1 2.5 3.5
7. Professional and Administrative Services 2.2 0.6 1.8 2.2
8. Management of Companies and Enterprises (0.2) 6.0 0.4 3.6
9. Education 2.1 1.5 1.1 0.6
10. Health Care and Social Services 0.9 (1.4) 1.6 2.1
11. Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 0.0 0.0 1.3 7.5
12. Accommodation and Food 2.6 5.3 3.7 3.0
13. Other Services 1.8 3.6 2.4 0.1
14. Public Administration (1.6) (1.2) 1.0 0.4
Total Production 1.4 1.4 2.6 2.6
[1] See Table 8 for detailed manufacturing industries.
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 7
Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2012–2015
($2007 Chained Millions)
  2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Manufacturing 76,494 75,766 78,440 79,290
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products 11,425 11,375 11,617 11,734
Textile, Clothing and Leather Products 935 846 890 908
Wood Products and Furniture 2,921 3,116 3,165 3,383
Paper Products and Printing 4,820 4,638 4,663 4,813
Chemical and Petroleum Products 7,917 8,118 8,225 8,305
Plastic and Rubber Products 4,239 4,328 4,331 4,560
Primary Metal and Fabricated Metal Products 11,127 11,195 11,909 11,261
Machinery 5,823 5,792 5,866 6,221
Electrical and Electronic Products 5,448 4,929 5,137 5,185
Transportation Equipment 18,058 17,492 18,826 18,877
Other Manufacturing 4,018 4,101 4,198 4,255
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 8
Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2012–2015
(Per Cent Change)
  2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Manufacturing 2.0 (1.0) 3.5 1.1
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products 0.6 (0.4) 2.1 1.0
Textile, Clothing and Leather Products (1.0) (9.4) 5.2 2.0
Wood Products and Furniture 1.4 6.7 1.6 6.9
Paper Products and Printing 0.3 (3.8) 0.5 3.2
Chemical and Petroleum Products 2.5 2.5 1.3 1.0
Plastic and Rubber Products 3.9 2.1 0.1 5.3
Primary Metal and Fabricated Metal Products 1.6 0.6 6.4 (5.4)
Machinery 4.2 (0.5) 1.3 6.1
Electrical and Electronic Products (12.8) (9.5) 4.2 0.9
Transportation Equipment 10.3 (3.1) 7.6 0.3
Other Manufacturing (2.5) 2.0 2.4 1.4
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 9
Ontario, Housing Market Indicators, 2012–2015
New Housing Market
  2012 2013 2014 2015
Residential Construction, Current $ Millions 50,100 50,332 52,540 58,962
Residential Construction, Current $ Millions - Per Cent Change 9.0 0.5 4.4 12.2
Real Residential Construction ($2007 Millions) 42,778 42,068 42,220 46,025
Real Residential Construction ($2007 Millions) - Per Cent Change 4.7 (1.7) 0.4 9.0
Housing Starts (Units) 76,742 61,085 59,134 70,156
Housing Starts (Units) - Per Cent Change 13.2 (20.4) (3.2) 18.6
Of which: Single-detached, urban areas (Units) 23,580 21,312 21,352 23,446
Of which: Single-detached, urban areas (Units) - Per Cent Change (5.3) (9.6) 0.2 9.8
Of which: Multiple, urban areas (Units) 50,834 37,303 34,813 44,845
Of which: Multiple, urban areas (Units) - Per Cent Change 26.0 (26.6) (6.7) 28.8
New Housing Price Index (2007 = 100) 114.4 116.8 118.7 121.7
New Housing Price Index (2007 = 100) - Per Cent Change 4.1 2.1 1.7 2.5
Sources: Statistics Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Canadian Real Estate Association.
Table 9
Ontario, Housing Market Indicators, 2012–2015
Resale Market
  2012 2013 2014 2015
Home Resales (Units) 195,687 196,394 204,189 223,794
Home Resales (Units) - Per Cent Change (1.8) 0.4 4.0 9.6
Average Resale Price ($) 385,042 403,788 432,079 465,551
Average Resale Price ($) - Per Cent Change 5.4 4.9 7.0 7.7
Sources: Statistics Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Canadian Real Estate Association.
Table 10
Selected Financial Indicators, 2002–2008
(Per Cent)
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Interest Rates - Bank Rate 2.7 3.2 2.5 2.9 4.3 4.6 3.2
Interest Rates - Prime Rate 4.2 4.7 4.0 4.4 5.8 6.1 4.7
Interest Rates - 10-Year Government Bonds 5.3 4.8 4.6 4.1 4.2 4.3 3.6
Interest Rates - Three-month T-Bills 2.6 2.9 2.2 2.7 4.0 4.1 2.3
Mortgage Rates - 5-Year Rate 7.0 6.4 6.2 6.0 6.7 7.1 7.1
Mortgage Rates - 1-Year Rate 5.2 4.8 4.6 5.1 6.3 6.9 6.7
Canadian Household Debt Burden1 - Consumer 36.0 38.3 41.3 44.2 45.4 47.2 48.6
Canadian Household Debt Burden2 - Mortgage 68.3 71.4 75.2 79.4 82.4 88.1 91.5
Canadian Household Debt Burden3 - Bank Loans 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.9 7.6 8.0 8.1
Canadian Household Debt Burden4 - Other Loans 2.4 2.3 1.5 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.1
Canadian Household Debt Burden5 - Total 113.3 118.5 124.5 132.3 137.2 145.2 150.3
[1], [2], [3], [4], [5] Household debt 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.
Table 10
Selected Financial Indicators, 2009–2015
(Per Cent)
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Interest Rates - Bank Rate 0.6 0.9 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 0.9
Interest Rates - Prime Rate 2.4 2.6 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.8
Interest Rates - 10-Year Government Bonds 3.3 3.2 2.8 1.9 2.3 2.2 1.5
Interest Rates - Three-month T-Bills 0.3 0.6 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.5
Mortgage Rates - 5-Year Rate 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.3 5.2 4.9 4.7
Mortgage Rates - 1-Year Rate 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0
Canadian Household Debt Burden1 - Consumer 52.3 51.6 51.2 50.5 49.9 49.9 49.4
Canadian Household Debt Burden2 - Mortgage 96.2 99.0 101.3 103.0 103.5 105.7 108.3
Canadian Household Debt Burden3 - Bank Loans 8.0 7.8 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.7
Canadian Household Debt Burden4 - Other Loans 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.2
Canadian Household Debt Burden5 - Total 158.6 160.6 162.3 163.1 163.1 165.2 167.6
[1], [2], [3], [4], [5] Household debt 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.
Table 11
Ontario, International Merchandise Exports1 by Major Commodity2, 2015
  Value
($ Millions)
2015 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1. Motor vehicles and parts 68,644 14.3 34.9
2. Precious metals & stones 20,318 2.4 10.3
3. Mechanical equipment 19,371 19.4 9.8
4. Electrical machinery 7,408 15.5 3.8
5. Plastic products 7,356 12.0 3.7
6. Pharmaceutical products 6,888 18.2 3.5
7. Iron and steel 4,604 (11.0) 2.3
8. Furniture and accessories 3,919 17.9 2.0
9. Nickel & articles thereof 3,697 (0.3 1.9
10. Scientific, photo & medical equipment 3,270 16.4 1.7
11. Oils & other petroleum products 3,209 (9.8 1.6
12. Cereal and baked products 3,122 20.5 1.6
13. Aircraft and parts 2,988 13.1 1.5
14. Iron and steel products 2,789 (0.1) 1.4
15. Aluminium & articles 2,552 20.2 1.3
16. Paper products 2,348 13.2 1.2
17. Inorganic chemicals 1,844 13.0 0.9
18. Rubber products 1,659 (6.3 0.8
19. Miscellaneous chemical products 1,631 7.3 0.8
20. Organic chemicals 1,538 (21.7) 0.8
21. Seeds and miscellaneous grains 1,485 23.0 0.8
22. Wood products 1,463 18.8 0.7
23. Vegetables 1,209 16.1 0.6
24. Perfumes and cosmetics 1,133 15.2 0.6
25. Miscellaneous base metal articles 1,085 22.2 0.6
All other commodities 21,430 11.0 10.9
Total Exports 196,961 11.1 100.0
[1] International merchandise exports exclude re-exports and are reported on a customs basis.
[2] Product groupings based on two-digit Harmonized System codes.
Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
Table 12
Ontario, International Merchandise Imports by Major Commodity1, 2015
  Value
($ Millions)
2015 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1. Motor vehicles and parts 68,950 12.0 21.2
2. Mechanical equipment 49,082 13.0 15.1
3. Electrical machinery 37,291 12.6 11.5
4. Pharmaceutical products 12,281 6.7 3.8
5. Plastic products 12,120 10.3 3.7
6. Precious metals & stones 11,857 (0.7) 3.6
7. Scientific, photo & med eqmt 10,321 13.1 3.2
8. Furniture and accessories 6,336 12.3 1.9
9. Iron and steel products 6,119 8.9 1.9
10. Iron and steel 5,306 (9.1 1.6
11. Organic chemicals 5,291 19.2 1.6
12. Oils & other petroleum products 5,269 (30.6) 1.6
13. Aircraft and parts 4,282 37.0 1.3
14. Paper products 4,209 12.0 1.3
15. Rubber products 4,180 10.7 1.3
16. Aluminium & articles 3,287 14.5 1.0
17. Perfumes and cosmetics 3,209 20.2 1.0
18. Toys and sporting goods 3,029 13.1 0.9
19. Fruit and nuts 2,930 12.1 0.9
20. Miscellaneous chemical products 2,914 4.9 0.9
21. Cereal and baked products 2,726 20.2 0.8
22. Miscellaneous food products 2,441 17.4 0.8
23. Non-knitted clothes 2,428 13.9 0.7
24. Beverages 2,422 10.5 0.7
25. Knitted clothes 2,347 11.7 0.7
All other commodities 52,503 10.0 16.1
Domestic Imports 323,131 10.0 99.4
Re-imports2 2,022 3.2 0.6
Total Imports 325,153 10.0 100.0
[1] Product groupings based on two-digit Harmonized System codes.  Data reported on a customs basis. Domestic imports exclude re-imports. Total imports are the sum of domestic imports and re-imports.
[2] 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.
Table 13
Ontario, International Merchandise Exports1 by Top 25 Trading Partners, 2015
  Exports
($ Millions)
2015 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1. United States 158,594 12.9 80.5
2. United Kingdom 12,544 10.3 6.4
3. Mexico 2,803 36.5 1.4
4. Hong Kong 2,506 (23.3) 1.3
5. China 2,421 17.4 1.2
6. Norway 1,476 (19.1) 0.7
7. Japan 1,424 (28.1) 0.7
8. Germany 1,320 17.9 0.7
9. Italy 949 (14.4) 0.5
10. France 870 6.8 0.4
11. Netherlands 817 28.4 0.4
12. Switzerland 771 (28.5) 0.4
13. Belgium 743 2.0 0.4
14. South Korea 599 26.0 0.3
15. Saudi Arabia 574 5.8 0.3
16. United Arab Emirates 554 31.6 0.3
17. Australia 552 13.2 0.3
18. Singapore 523 12.5 0.3
19. Brazil 516 41.0 0.3
20. India 504 63.9 0.3
21. Botswana 408 22.0 0.2
22. Ireland 378 59.0 0.2
23. Taiwan 282 31.8 0.1
24. Malaysia 222 5.9 0.1
25. Thailand 219 24.3 0.1
All other countries 4,390 (2.2) 2.2
Total 196,961 11.1 100.0
[1] International merchandise exports exclude re-exports and are reported on a customs basis.
Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
Table 14
Ontario, International Merchandise Imports1 by Top 25 Trading Partners, 2015
  Imports
($ Millions)
2015 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1. United States 182,011 8.4 56.0
2. China 39,447 15.5 12.1
3. Mexico 24,857 11.8 7.6
4. Japan 10,306 16.0 3.2
5. Germany 8,571 11.6 2.6
6. South Korea 5,373 11.1 1.7
7. United Kingdom 4,347 13.2 1.3
8. Italy 3,736 15.8 1.1
9. Switzerland 3,622 20.0 1.1
10. France 2,925 21.6 0.9
11. Taiwan 2,867 20.0 0.9
12. Peru 2,473 10.8 0.8
13. Vietnam 2,303 68.4 0.7
14. India 1,928 18.9 0.6
15. Thailand 1,858 9.9 0.6
16. Malaysia 1,744 6.8 0.5
17. Brazil 1,530 21.0 0.5
18. Argentina 1,485 (11.2) 0.5
19. Spain 1,201 11.8 0.4
20. Belgium 1,059 (11.9) 0.3
21. Ireland 1,057 9.8 0.3
22. Sweden 1,014 8.6 0.3
23. Dominican Republic 918 (42.7) 0.3
24. Netherlands 889 4.7 0.3
25. Chile 805 11.6 0.2
All other countries 14,806 3.4 5.2
Domestic Imports 323,131 10.0 99.4
Re-imports 2,022 3.2 0.6
Total 325,153 10.0 100.0
[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.
Table 15
Ontario, Selected Demographic Characteristics, 2008–20161
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total Population (000s) 12,883 12,998 13,135 13,264 13,414 13,556 13,685 13,797 13,983
Annual Average Growth Over Preceding Year (%) 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.8 1.3
Median Age (Years) 39.0 39.3 39.6 39.8 40.0 40.2 40.4 40.6 40.6
Age Group Shares (%) - 0–4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.2
Age Group Shares (%) - 5–14 11.9 11.7 11.4 11.2 11.0 10.9 10.8 10.7 10.6
Age Group Shares (%) - 15–24 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.6 13.4 13.2 13.1
Age Group Shares (%) - 25–44 28.4 27.8 27.4 27.1 27.0 26.8 26.7 26.7 26.7
Age Group Shares (%) - 45–64 27.2 27.7 28.1 28.4 28.3 28.2 28.2 28.1 28.0
Age Group Shares (%) - 65–74 7.1 7.3 7.4 7.6 8.0 8.4 8.7 9.0 9.2
Age Group Shares (%) - 75+ 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 7.0 7.1 7.2
Total Fertility Rate2 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6
Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)3 - Female 83.3 83.5 83.8 84.0
Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)4 - Male 78.9 79.2 79.5 79.8
Families (000s)5 3,612
Households (000s)6 4,888
[1] Population estimates are for July 1.
[2] Calendar-year data.
[3], [4] For three-year periods with the reference year as the middle year.
[5], [6] Families and households are from Census enumeration.
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 16
Ontario, Components of Population Growth, 2006–07 to 2010–111
(Thousands)
  2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Population at Beginning of Period 12,662 12,764 12,883 12,998 13,135
Births 137 141 140 140 139
Deaths 87 88 88 88 91
Immigrants 115 115 105 117 105
Net Emigrants2 20 21 18 15 15
Net Change in Non-permanent Residents 2 11 16 13 15
Interprovincial Arrivals 59 62 57 60 58
Interprovincial Departures 79 76 73 64 62
Population Growth During Period 103 118 115 137 128
Population at End of Period3 12,764 12,883 12,998 13,135 13,264
Population Growth (%) 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.0
[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.
Table 16
Ontario, Components of Population Growth, 2011–12 to 2015–161
(Thousands)
  2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Population at Beginning of Period 13,264 13,414 13,556 13,685 13,797
Births 141 142 144 146 147
Deaths 88 92 96 99 103
Immigrants 101 106 102 90 120
Net Emigrants2 17 17 18 18 18
Net Change in Non-permanent Residents 24 17 11 3 34
Interprovincial Arrivals 60 55 57 63 71
Interprovincial Departures 71 69 72 72 65
Population Growth During Period 150 143 129 112 186
Population at End of Period3 13,414 13,556 13,685 13,797 13,983
Population Growth (%) 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.8 1.3
[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.
Table 17
Ontario, Labour Force, 2002–2008
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Labour Force (000s) 6,496 6,677 6,772 6,834 6,887 6,992 7,074
Annual Labour Force Growth (%) 2.8 2.8 1.4 0.9 0.8 1.5 1.2
Participation Rate (%) - Male 73.7 74.3 74.1 73.5 72.6 72.5 72.5
Participation Rate (%) - Female 62.0 62.9 62.9 62.6 62.6 63.2 63.1
Share of Labour Force (%) - Youth (15–24) 16.4 16.4 16.3 16.1 16.1 16.2 16.0
Share of Labour Force (%) - Older Workers (45+) 33.5 34.8 35.5 36.4 37.5 38.4 39.7
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 17
Ontario, Labour Force, 2009–2015
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Labour Force (000s) 7,080 7,161 7,227 7,276 7,384 7,419 7,426
Annual Labour Force Growth (%) 0.1 1.1 0.9 0.7 1.5 0.5 0.1
Participation Rate (%) - Male 71.5 71.1 71.1 70.7 70.5 70.3 70.0
Participation Rate (%) - Female 62.6 62.8 62.3 61.9 62.2 61.6 60.7
Share of Labour Force (%) - Youth (15–24) 15.5 15.1 15.3 14.9 15.0 15.1 14.8
Share of Labour Force (%) - Older Workers (45+) 40.9 41.8 42.3 42.6 42.7 43.0 43.2
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 18
Ontario, Employment, 2002–2008
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Total Employment (000s) 6,034 6,213 6,314 6,381 6,452 6,546 6,610
Total Employment (000s) - Male 3,213 3,302 3,352 3,385 3,400 3,411 3,445
Total Employment (000s) - Female 2,821 2,911 2,962 2,996 3,053 3,135 3,165
Annual Employment Growth (%) 1.9 3.0 1.6 1.1 1.1 1.4 1.0
Net Job Creation (000s) 113 179 101 67 71 93 65
Public-sector Employment (000s) 1,037 1,051 1,110 1,137 1,163 1,196 1,261
Private-sector Employment (000s) 4,105 4,245 4,267 4,309 4,351 4,366 4,346
Self-employment (000s) 892 916 937 935 939 983 1,004
Manufacturing Employment (% of total) 18.1 17.6 17.5 16.7 15.5 14.3 13.4
Services Employment (% of total) 73.5 73.7 73.9 74.3 75.4 76.6 77.3
Part-time (% of total) 18.3 18.5 18.2 18.2 17.9 18.2 18.8
Average Hours Worked Per Week1 37.3 36.6 37.1 37.2 36.8 37.1 36.7
[1] Average actual hours worked per week at all jobs, excluding persons not at work, in reference week.
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 18
Ontario, Employment, 2009–2015
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Employment (000s) 6,433 6,538 6,658 6,703 6,823 6,878 6,923
Total Employment (000s) - Male 3,301 3,364 3,450 3,472 3,523 3,567 3,607
Total Employment (000s) - Female 3,132 3,174 3,208 3,231 3,301 3,311 3,316
Annual Employment Growth (%) (2.7) 1.6 1.8 0.7 1.8 0.8 0.7
Net Job Creation (000s) (178) 105 121 44 121 55 45
Public-sector Employment (000s) 1,233 1,255 1,294 1,286 1,314 1,305 1,294
Private-sector Employment (000s) 4,195 4,268 4,340 4,373 4,447 4,517 4,541
Self-employment (000s) 1,005 1,015 1,024 1,044 1,063 1,056 1,088
Manufacturing Employment (% of total) 12.0 11.7 11.6 11.6 11.2 10.9 10.8
Services Employment (% of total) 78.8 78.9 78.8 78.9 79.5 79.9 79.8
Part-time (% of total) 19.6 19.6 19.3 19.3 19.6 19.5 18.8
Average Hours Worked Per Week1 35.9 36.0 36.3 36.5 36.3 35.8 36.3
[1] Average actual hours worked per week at all jobs, excluding persons not at work, in reference week.
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 19
Ontario, Unemployment, 2002–2008
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Total Unemployment (000s) 461 464 458 453 435 446 464
Unemployment Rate (%) 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.3 6.4 6.6
Unemployment Rate (%) - Male 7.4 7.1 6.9 6.7 6.4 6.8 6.9
Unemployment Rate (%) - Female 6.8 6.8 6.6 6.6 6.3 6.0 6.2
Unemployment Rate (%) - Toronto CMA1 7.4 7.7 7.5 7.0 6.6 6.8 6.9
Unemployment Rate (%) - Northern Ontario 8.1 7.4 7.8 7.0 7.4 6.9 6.7
Unemployment Rate (%) - Youth (15–24) 13.9 14.4 14.1 13.9 13.2 12.9 13.8
Unemployment Rate (%) - Older Workers (45+) 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.7 4.3 4.5 4.9
Share of Total Unemployment (%) - Long-term Unemployed (27 weeks+) 15.5 16.2 15.5 15.1 14.3 13.0 13.7
Share of Total Unemployment (%) - Youth
(15–24)
32.1 34.0 34.2 33.8 33.7 32.8 33.5
Share of Total Unemployment (%) - Older Workers (45+) 22.1 23.6 23.5 26.0 25.6 27.2 29.8
Average Duration (weeks) 16.3 17.0 16.1 16.0 15.8 14.6 14.8
Average Duration (weeks) - Youth
(15–24)
9.4 9.4 8.8 8.7 8.7 8.1 8.4
Average Duration (weeks) - Older Workers (45+) 24.5 27.3 24.3 23.9 23.7 22.4 20.9
[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.
Table 19
Ontario, Unemployment, 2009–2015
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Unemployment (000s) 648 623 569 574 560 541 503
Unemployment Rate (%) 9.1 8.7 7.9 7.9 7.6 7.3 6.8
Unemployment Rate (%) - Male 10.5 9.4 8.2 8.3 8.0 7.5 7.0
Unemployment Rate (%) - Female 7.7 8.0 7.6 7.5 7.2 7.1 6.5
Unemployment Rate (%) - Toronto CMA1 9.6 9.1 8.4 8.7 8.1 8.0 7.0
Unemployment Rate (%) - Northern Ontario 9.0 8.3 7.8 7.2 7.4 6.6 7.2
Unemployment Rate (%) - Youth (15–24) 17.6 17.4 15.9 17.0 16.2 15.7 14.7
Unemployment Rate (%) - Older Workers (45+) 6.8 6.6 5.9 5.8 5.5 5.3 4.9
Share of Total Unemployment (%) - Long-term Unemployed (27 weeks+) 18.8 24.9 24.1 22.7 22.9 22.8 20.0
Share of Total Unemployment (%) - Youth
(15–24)
29.8 30.3 30.9 32.1 32.1 32.4 32.1
Share of Total Unemployment (%) - Older Workers (45+) 30.4 31.8 31.6 31.3 31.2 31.1 31.1
Average Duration (weeks) 18.4 22.0 22.4 22.2 21.8 22.4 20.0
Average Duration (weeks) - Youth
(15–24)
11.1 11.4 12.2 12.7 12.7 13.4 12.4
Average Duration (weeks) - Older Workers (45+) 26.3 31.3 32.8 32.0 29.5 31.7 28.6
[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.
Table 20
Employment Insurance (EI), 2002–2008
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
EI Regular Beneficiaries1 (000s) - Ontario 136 142 137 132 129 131 142
EI Regular Beneficiaries2 (000s) - Canada 556 564 541 516 494 479 486
EI Total Benefit Payments3 ($ millions) - Ontario 3,671 3,795 3,828 3,799 3,839 4,045 4,369
EI Total Benefit Payments4 ($ millions) - Canada 12,596 12,926 12,884 12,696 12,425 12,425 13,015
EI Contributions ($ millions) - Ontario5 7,384 7,219 6,895 7,108 6,975 6,921 6,718
EI Contributions ($ millions) - Canada6 17,995 17,724 16,578 17,161 15,884 16,709 16,737
EI Premium Rate7 (% insured earnings) - Employer 3.08 2.94 2.77 2.73 2.62 2.52 2.42
EI Premium Rate8 (% insured earnings) - Employee 2.20 2.10 1.98 1.95 1.87 1.80 1.73
[1], [2] Figures are reported by Statistics Canada (year-to-date average).
[3], [4] Figures for Ontario and Canada EI Benefit Payments are Ontario Ministry of Finance estimates based on Statistics Canada CANSIM Table 276-0018. EI Total Benefit Payments do not include amounts related to Employment Benefits and Support Measures, delivered under Part II of the Employment Insurance Act.
[5] Figures for Ontario EI Contributions are Ontario Ministry of Finance estimates based on data from provincial and territorial economic accounts and data reported by the federal Department of Finance.
[6] Figures for Canada EI Contributions are reported by the federal Department of Finance as part of the Fiscal Monitor.
[7], [8] EI premiums are collected on total earnings from the first dollar earned to the maximum insurable earnings.
Note: In 2016, the EI maximum weekly benefit is $537, which is equal to 55 per cent of EI maximum insurable earnings of $50,800.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, Department of Finance Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
Table 20
Employment Insurance (EI), 2009–2015
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
EI Regular Beneficiaries1 (000s) - Ontario 246 216 175 159 155 147 144
EI Regular Beneficiaries2 (000s) - Canada 734 684 583 535 503 489 515
EI Total Benefit Payments3 ($ millions) - Ontario 6,721 6,117 5,330 5,180 5,213 5,321 5,444
EI Total Benefit Payments4 ($ millions) - Canada 18,684 17,881 16,050 15,662 15,365 15,869 17,094
EI Contributions ($ millions) - Ontario5 6,745 6,919 7,288 7,776 8,422 8,629 8,915
EI Contributions ($ millions) - Canada6 16,502 17,227 18,221 19,558 21,492 22,141 22,874
EI Premium Rate7 (% insured earnings) - Employer 2.42 2.42 2.49 2.56 2.63 2.63 2.63
EI Premium Rate8 (% insured earnings) - Employee 1.73 1.73 1.78 1.83 1.88 1.88 1.88
[1], [2] Figures are reported by Statistics Canada (year-to-date average).
[3], [4] Figures for Ontario and Canada EI Benefit Payments are Ontario Ministry of Finance estimates based on Statistics Canada CANSIM Table 276-0018. EI Total Benefit Payments do not include amounts related to Employment Benefits and Support Measures, delivered under Part II of the Employment Insurance Act.
[5] Figures for Ontario EI Contributions are Ontario Ministry of Finance estimates based on data from provincial and territorial economic accounts and data reported by the federal Department of Finance.
[6] Figures for Canada EI Contributions are reported by the federal Department of Finance as part of the Fiscal Monitor.
[7], [8] EI premiums are collected on total earnings from the first dollar earned to the maximum insurable earnings.
Note: In 2016, the EI maximum weekly benefit is $537, which is equal to 55 per cent of EI maximum insurable earnings of $50,800.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, Department of Finance Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
Table 21
Ontario, Labour Compensation, 2002–2008
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Average Weekly Earnings ($)1 711.29 728.70 748.98 776.33 788.78 819.18 838.34
Average Weekly Earnings ($) - Increase (%) 2.2 2.4 2.8 3.7 1.6 3.9 2.3
CPI Inflation (%) 2.0 2.7 1.9 2.2 1.8 1.8 2.3
AWE Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) 0.2 (0.3) 0.9 1.5 (0.2) 2.1 0.0
AWE – Manufacturing ($) 886.12 907.54 935.28 960.47 961.39 997.55 999.82
AWE – Manufacturing ($) - Increase (%) 1.9 2.4 3.1 2.7 0.1 3.8 0.2
AWE – Manufacturing ($) - Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) (0.1) (0.3) 1.2 0.5 (1.7) 2.0 (2.1)
Wage Settlement Increases (%)2 - All Sectors 3.0 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.5 3.0 2.7
Wage Settlement Increases (%)3 - Public 2.9 3.5 3.1 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.1
Wage Settlement Increases (%)4 - Private 3.0 1.9 2.7 2.4 1.8 2.9 2.0
Person Days Lost Due to Strikes and Lockouts (000s) 1,511 495 487 403 395 389 282
Minimum Wage at Year-end ($/hour) 6.85 6.85 7.15 7.45 7.75 8.00 8.75
[1] Average Weekly Earnings (AWE) includes overtime.
[2], [3], [4] Wage settlement increases are for collective agreements covering 200 or more employees for data prior to 2010 and 150+ employees from 2010 onwards, Ontario Ministry of Labour.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Ontario Ministry of Labour and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
Table 21
Ontario, Labour Compensation, 2009–2015
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Average Weekly Earnings ($)1 849.07 881.44 893.44 906.15 920.24 938.27 962.73
Average Weekly Earnings ($) - Increase (%) 1.3 3.8 1.4 1.4 1.6 2.0 2.6
CPI Inflation (%) 0.4 2.5 3.1 1.4 1.0 2.4 1.2
AWE Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) 0.9 1.3 (1.7) 0.0 0.6 (0.4) 1.4
AWE – Manufacturing ($) 950.19 999.38 1,006.53 1,036.99 1,050.75 1,071.83 1,107.35
AWE – Manufacturing ($) - Increase (%) (5.0) 5.2 0.7 3.0 1.3 2.0 3.3
AWE – Manufacturing ($) - Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) (5.4) 2.7 (2.4) 1.6 0.3 (0.4) 2.1
Wage Settlement Increases (%)2 - All Sectors 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.0 1.5 1.0
Wage Settlement Increases (%)3 - Public 2.4 1.9 1.6 1.4 0.5 1.4 0.8
Wage Settlement Increases (%)4 - Private 1.2 2.0 1.9 1.2 2.3 1.9 1.7
Person Days Lost Due to Strikes and Lockouts (000s) 1,550 705 352 201 288 132 337
Minimum Wage at Year-end ($/hour) 9.50 10.25 10.25 10.25 10.25 11.00 11.25
[1] Average Weekly Earnings (AWE) includes overtime.
[2], [3], [4] 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.
Table 22
Ontario, Employment by Occupation, 2004–2009
(Thousands)
  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Management 665 676 707 688 710 689
Business, Finance and Administration 1,105 1,080 1,090 1,091 1,145 1,111
Natural and Applied Sciences 434 464 463 479 493 465
Health 342 345 353 368 383 394
Education, Law and Social, Community and Government Services 574 633 638 685 704 719
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport 187 182 186 198 208 203
Sales and Service 1,451 1,471 1,529 1,601 1,562 1,559
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators 880 889 883 877 901 860
Natural Resources, Agriculture and Related Production 92 94 108 104 89 87
Manufacturing and Utilities 584 547 495 457 417 346
Total 6,314 6,381 6,452 6,546 6,610 6,433
Note: Occupation estimates are based on the 2011 National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 22
Ontario, Employment by Occupation, 2010–2015
(Thousands)
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Management 681 660 684 660 635 619
Business, Finance and Administration 1,113 1,161 1,146 1,156 1,150 1,169
Natural and Applied Sciences 495 506 499 509 555 566
Health 400 429 430 444 457 462
Education, Law and Social, Community and Government Services 735 723 748 769 761 802
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport 215 216 200 222 216 224
Sales and Service 1,601 1,601 1,639 1,700 1,726 1,704
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators 853 886 891 894 895 911
Natural Resources, Agriculture and Related Production 88 97 90 87 101 95
Manufacturing and Utilities 358 379 376 382 382 371
Total 6,538 6,658 6,703 6,823 6,878 6,923
Note: Occupation estimates are based on the 2011 National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 23
Ontario, Distribution of Employment by Occupation, 2004–2009
(Per Cent)
  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Management 10.5 10.6 11.0 10.5 10.7 10.7
Business, Finance and Administration 17.5 16.9 16.9 16.7 17.3 17.3
Natural and Applied Sciences 6.9 7.3 7.2 7.3 7.5 7.2
Health 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.8 6.1
Education, Law and Social, Community and Government Services 9.1 9.9 9.9 10.5 10.6 11.2
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.2
Sales and Service 23.0 23.1 23.7 24.5 23.6 24.2
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators 13.9 13.9 13.7 13.4 13.6 13.4
Natural Resources, Agriculture and Related Production 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.3 1.4
Manufacturing and Utilities 9.2 8.6 7.7 7.0 6.3 5.4
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Note: Occupation estimates are based on the 2011 National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 23
Ontario, Distribution of Employment by Occupation, 2010–2015
(Per Cent)
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Management 10.4 9.9 10.2 9.7 9.2 8.9
Business, Finance and Administration 17.0 17.4 17.1 16.9 16.7 16.9
Natural and Applied Sciences 7.6 7.6 7.4 7.5 8.1 8.2
Health 6.1 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7
Education, Law and Social, Community and Government Services 11.2 10.9 11.2 11.3 11.1 11.6
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport 3.3 3.2 3.0 3.3 3.1 3.2
Sales and Service 24.5 24.0 24.5 24.9 25.1 24.6
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators 13.1 13.3 13.3 13.1 13.0 13.2
Natural Resources, Agriculture and Related Production 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.4
Manufacturing and Utilities 5.5 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.4
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Note: Occupation estimates are based on the 2011 National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 24
Ontario, Employment by Industry, 2006–2010
(Thousands)
   2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Goods Producing Industries (includes items 1 to 4 below) 1,587 1,534 1,502 1,365 1,381
1. Primary Industries 139 131 123 121 121
2. Manufacturing 997 939 883 774 764
3. Construction 404 406 433 415 442
4. Utilities 48 57 63 56 54
Services Producing Industries (includes items 1-11 below) 4,865 5,011 5,108 5,068 5,157
1. Trade 1,012 1,018 1,017 1,007 1,009
2. Transportation and Warehousing 295 302 321 318 311
3. Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 472 469 469 480 481
4. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 449 470 489 480 512
5. Business, Building and Other Support 291 292 307 280 291
6. Educational Services 446 463 473 451 456
7. Health Care and Social Assistance 633 668 683 703 730
8. Information, Culture and Recreation 317 328 311 312 320
9. Accommodation and Food Services 377 404 397 384 393
10. Public Administration 313 331 356 354 357
11. Other Services 261 267 286 299 298
Total Employment 6,452 6,546 6,610 6,433 6,538
Note: Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 24
Ontario, Employment by Industry, 2011–2015
(Thousands)
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Goods Producing Industries (includes items 1 to 4 below) 1,409 1,415 1,398 1,382 1,401
1. Primary Industries 129 126 120 115 120
2. Manufacturing 773 779 767 749 745
3. Construction 455 458 459 467 487
4. Utilities 52 52 52 51 49
Services Producing Industries (includes items 1-11 below) 5,250 5,287 5,426 5,496 5,522
1. Trade 1,006 1,007 1,019 1,047 1,042
2. Transportation and Warehousing 323 313 336 329 321
3. Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 497 496 510 512 544
4. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 530 530 543 560 580
5. Business, Building and Other Support 296 296 328 335 333
6. Educational Services 459 465 483 495 515
7. Health Care and Social Assistance 751 769 791 798 813
8. Information, Culture and Recreation 335 320 312 316 310
9. Accommodation and Food Services 403 432 441 450 444
10. Public Administration 363 366 372 367 344
11. Other Services 288 295 292 287 276
Total Employment 6,658 6,703 6,823 6,878 6,923
Note: Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 25
Ontario, Growth in Employment by Industry, 2006–2010
(Per Cent Change)
   2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Goods Producing Industries (includes items 1 to 4 below) (3.1) (3.3) (2.1) (9.1) 1.1
1. Primary Industries 8.6 (5.7) (6.0) (2.2) 0.5
2. Manufacturing (6.2) (5.8) (6.0) (12.4) (1.3)
3. Construction 1.4 0.7 6.5 (4.1) 6.5
4. Utilities (1.0) 20.1 9.4 (10.8) (3.0)
Services Producing Industries (includes items 1-11 below) 2.6 3.0 1.9 (0.8) 1.8
1. Trade 2.0 0.6 (0.1) (1.0) 0.2
2. Transportation and Warehousing 0.9 2.2 6.3 (1.0) (2.0)
3. Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 5.4 (0.8) 0.1 2.4 0.1
4. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 3.3 4.6 4.0 (1.8) 6.6
5. Business, Building and Other Support 3.5 0.3 5.1 (8.8) 3.9
6. Educational Services 4.5 3.9 2.2 (4.7) 1.2
7. Health Care and Social Assistance 1.6 5.7 2.2 3.0 3.8
8. Information, Culture and Recreation 6.1 3.5 (5.2) 0.3 2.5
9. Accommodation and Food Services 3.3 7.1 (1.7) (3.2) 2.3
10. Public Administration (3.4) 5.9 7.5 (0.5) 0.8
11. Other Services 1.2 2.5 7.1 4.6 (0.4)
Total Employment 1.1 1.4 1.0 (2.7) 1.6
Note: Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 25
Ontario, Growth in Employment by Industry, 2011–2015
(Per Cent Change)
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Goods Producing Industries (includes items 1 to 4 below) 2.0 0.5 (1.3) (1.1) 1.4
1. Primary Industries 6.3 (2.6) (4.6) (3.9) 4.5
2. Manufacturing 1.2 0.8 (1.6) (2.4) (0.5)
3. Construction 2.9 0.8 0.2 1.8 4.3
4. Utilities (3.7) 0.0 (1.0) (1.4) (3.3)
Services Producing Industries (includes items 1-11 below) 1.8 0.7 2.6 1.3 0.5
1. Trade (0.3) 0.1 1.2 2.7 (0.4)
2. Transportation and Warehousing 3.6 (3.1) 7.6 (2.2) (2.3)
3. Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 3.4 (0.3) 2.9 0.4 6.1
4. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 3.5 0.1 2.3 3.2 3.5
5. Business, Building and Other Support 1.8 0.2 10.6 2.1 (0.4)
6. Educational Services 0.5 1.4 3.9 2.3 4.1
7. Health Care and Social Assistance 2.9 2.3 2.9 0.9 1.8
8. Information, Culture and Recreation 4.7 (4.5) (2.5) 1.6 (2.2)
9. Accommodation and Food Services 2.3 7.2 2.1 2.2 (1.3)
10. Public Administration 1.8 0.7 1.6 (1.3) (6.2)
11. Other Services (3.3) 2.4 (1.0) (1.7) (3.7)
Total Employment 1.8 0.7 1.8 0.8 0.7
Note: Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 26
Ontario, Employment Level by Economic Regions, 2005–2010
(Thousands)
  2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Ontario 6,381 6,452 6,545 6,610 6,433 6,538
Region:1 - East (includes region 510 and 515 below) 830 843 873 898 879 880
Ottawa (510) 623 641 658 678 666 676
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 207 203 215 220 213 203
Region:2 - Greater Toronto Area (530)3 2,886 2,910 2,977 3,023 2,963 3,035
Region:4 - Central (includes region 520, 540 and 550 below) 1,494 1,522 1,526 1,530 1,488 1,508
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 171 181 180 180 171 173
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 644 658 655 653 636 651
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 680 683 691 697 681 685
Region:5 - Southwest (includes region 560, 570 and 580 below) 802 813 800 791 752 762
London (560) 331 334 336 329 316 319
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 317 324 311 309 290 293
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 154 156 153 153 146 150
Region:6 - North (includes region 590 and 595 below) 368 364 369 367 351 354
Northeast (590) 260 259 263 265 251 254
Northwest (595) 109 105 106 102 100 100
[1], [2], [4], [5], [6] Standard deviations vary significantly across regions, decreasing as the size of the region increases.
[3] 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.
Table 26
Ontario, Employment Level by Economic Regions, 2011–2015
(Thousands)
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Ontario 6,658 6,703 6,823 6,878 6,923
Region:1 - East (includes region 510 and 515 below) 897 909 898 908 889
Ottawa (510) 679 695 685 698 688
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 218 214 214 210 201
Region:2 - Greater Toronto Area (530)3 3,078 3,112 3,240 3,241 3,320
Region:4 - Central (includes region 520, 540 and 550 below) 1,552 1,551 1,559 1,597 1,597
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 176 171 168 186 168
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 676 675 694 705 711
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 700 706 697 706 719
Region:5 - Southwest (includes region 560, 570 and 580 below) 771 773 769 775 770
London (560) 320 323 324 325 330
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 294 297 295 299 295
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 158 153 151 151 145
Region:6 - North (includes region 590 and 595 below) 360 357 356 357 346
Northeast (590) 261 255 254 257 248
Northwest (595) 100 102 102 100 97
[1], [2], [4], [5], [6] Standard deviations vary significantly across regions, decreasing as the size of the region increases.
[3] 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.
Table 27
Ontario, Employment Level by Industry for Economic Regions, 2015
(Thousands)
  All
Industries
Agriculture Resources1 Manufacturing
Ontario 6,923 77 43 745
Region - East (includes region 510 and 515 below) 889 9 2 48
Ottawa (510) 688 5 34
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 201 4 - 14
Region - Greater Toronto Area (530) 3,320 10 8 327
Region - Central (includes region 520, 540 and 550 below) 1,597 24 6 219
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 168 4 - 16
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 711 10 2 112
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 719 10 3 91
Region - Southwest (includes region 560, 570 and 580 below) 770 31 4 125
London (560) 330 12 - 49
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 295 10 - 53
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 145 9 2 22
Region - North (includes region 590 and 595 below) 346 3 24 25
Northeast (590) 248 2 21 19
Northwest (595) 97 - 3 7
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 30.
Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
[1] Includes Forestry, Fishing, Mining, Oil and Gas.
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 27
Ontario, Employment Level by Industry for Economic Regions, 2015 (continued)
(Thousands)
  Construction Distributive1 Finance, Prof.
& Mgmt.2
Info., Culture & Recreation3
Ontario 487 652 1,457 310
Region - East (includes region 510 and 515 below) 60 58 156 40
Ottawa (510) 47 42 128 31
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 13 16 27 8
Region - Greater Toronto Area (530) 214 358 885 175
Region - Central (includes region 520, 540 and 550 below) 132 142 263 58
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 18 13 23 7
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 57 66 113 25
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 56 63 128 26
Region - Southwest (includes region 560, 570 and 580 below) 58 67 113 25
London (560) 25 28 58 9
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 21 23 39 13
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 12 16 16 4
Region - North (includes region 590 and 595 below) 24 27 40 12
Northeast (590) 17 19 30 8
Northwest (595) 7 8 10 3
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 30.
Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
[1] Includes Transportation and Warehousing, Utilities and Wholesale Trade.
[2] Includes Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing; Management of Companies, Administrative and Support Services; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
[3] 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.
Source: Statistics Canada.
Table 27
Ontario, Employment Level by Industry for Economic Regions, 2015 (continued)
(Thousands)
  Retail
Trade
Personal
Services1
Education Health &
Soc. Assistance
Public
Administration
Ontario 761 721 515 812 344
Region - East (includes region 510 and 515 below) 102 92 69 129 126
Ottawa (510) 77 67 53 91 112
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 25 25 17 38 14
Region - Greater Toronto Area (530) 342 333 233 328 109
Region - Central (includes region 520, 540 and 550 below) 182 182 131 195 62
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 25 19 11 23 8
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 72 82 60 82 28
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 85 81 60 90 25
Region - Southwest (includes region 560, 570 and 580 below) 87 78 55 103 25
London (560) 36 32 26 44 12
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 33 32 22 38 9
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 19 13 8 21 4
Region - North (includes region 590 and 595 below) 48 36 26 58 23
Northeast (590) 35 24 18 40 15
Northwest (595) 13 12 8 18 8
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 30.
Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
[1] 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.
Table 28
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
[1] As defined by Statistics Canada, Standard Geographical Classification SGC 2011.
Table 28
Ontario Economic Regions1
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
[1] As defined by Statistics Canada, Standard Geographical Classification SGC 2011.
Table 28
Ontario Economic Regions1
Greater Toronto Area2
Toronto (530) The Toronto Division and the regional municipalities of Durham, York, Peel and Halton (excluding the city of Burlington)
[1] As defined by Statistics Canada, Standard Geographical Classification SGC 2011.
[2] Economic Region 530 closely matches the GTA, the main exception being that it excludes the city of Burlington.
Table 28
Ontario Economic Regions1
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
[1] As defined by Statistics Canada, Standard Geographical Classification SGC 2011.
Table 28
Ontario Economic Regions1
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 2011.
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