Ontario Fact Sheet April 2017

Land and Freshwater Area (in square kms)

Land 917,741
Freshwater 158, 654
Total area 1,076,395
Total land in census farms (%) 5.6

Capital - Toronto*

2016 Estimated population 6,242,273
* Census Metropolitan Area  

Economy, 2016

GDP ($ millions, nominal) 798,218
% of Canada 39.4
Primary household income ($ millions) 532,941
% of Canada 38.8
Primary household income per capita ($)
Ontario 38,114
Canada 37,861
CPI inflation, 2016 1.8%

Per Cent Distribution of GDP, 2015

Goods 22.8
Of which: Manufacturing 12.1
Services 77.2

Top Five International Export Markets, 2016 (%)

United States 80.9
United Kingdom 6.7
Mexico 1.7
China 1.4
Japan 0.9

Top Five International Exports, 2016 (%)

Motor vehicles & parts 36.6
Precious metals & stones  10.3
Mechanical equipment 9.6
Electrical machinery 3.7
Plastic products 3.6

Population

July 1, 2016 13,982,984
% of Canada 38.5
Average annual growth, 2006 - 2016 (%) 1.0
Life expectancy (years), 2011
Male 79.8
Female 84.0
Labour force (000s), 2016 7,490
Employment (000s), 2016 7,000
Job creation, 2016 76,400
Unemployment rate, 2016 6.5%

Population Profile, 2011 (% distribution)

Canadian born 70.4
Foreign born 28.5
Immigrated before 1991 13.6
Immigrated between 1991 & 2011 14.9
Non-permanent residents 1.1

Total Trade, 2016 ($ millions)*

Exports 422,250
Imports 407,016
Trade balance +15,234
* International+Interprovincial  

Top Five International Import Suppliers, 2016 (%)

United States 56.7
China 11.7
Mexico 8.0
Japan 3.4
Germany 2.6

Top Five International Imports, 2016 (%)

Motor vehicles & parts 22.1
Mechanical equipment 14.8
Electrical machinery 11.1
Plastic Products 3.9
Pharmaceutical products 3.7

Macroeconomics and Revenue Branch
Office of Economic Policy, Ontario Ministry of Finance
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