2011 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review

Economic Data Tables

Ontario Economy

  1. Ontario, Gross Domestic Product, 1997–2010
  2. Ontario, Growth in Gross Domestic Product, 1997–2010
  3. Ontario, Selected Economic Indicators, 1997–2010
  4. Ontario, Selected Economic Indicators, Annual Change, 1997–2010
  5. Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2007–2010
  6. Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2007–2010
  7. Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2007–2010
  8. Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2007–2010
  9. Ontario, Housing Market Indicators, 2007–2010
  10. Selected Financial Indicators, 1997–2010

G7 Comparison

  1. Ontario and the G7, Real Gross Domestic Product Growth, 1997–2010
  2. Ontario and the G7, Employment Growth, 1997–2010
  3. Ontario and the G7, Unemployment Rates, 1997–2010
  4. Ontario and the G7, CPI Inflation Rates, 1997–2010
  5. G7, Exchange Rates, 1997–2010

Ontario, International Merchandise Trade

  1. Ontario, International Merchandise Exports by Major Commodity, 2010
  2. Ontario, International Merchandise Imports by Major Commodity, 2010
  3. Ontario, International Merchandise Exports by Top 25 Trading Partners, 2010
  4. Ontario, International Merchandise Imports by Top 25 Trading Partners, 2010

Demographic Characteristics

  1. Ontario, Selected Demographic Characteristics, 2003–2011
  2. Ontario, Components of Population Growth, 2001–02 to 2010–11

Ontario Labour Markets

  1. Ontario, Labour Force, 1997–2010
  2. Ontario, Employment, 1997–2010
  3. Ontario, Unemployment, 1997–2010
  4. Employment Insurance (EI) and Social Assistance, 1997–2010
  5. Ontario, Labour Compensation, 1997–2010
  6. Ontario, Employment by Occupation, 1999–2010
  7. Ontario, Distribution of Employment by Occupation, 1999–2010
  8. Ontario, Employment by Industry, 2001–2010
  9. Ontario, Growth in Employment by Industry, 2001–2010
  10. Ontario, Employment Level by Economic Regions, 2000–2010
  11. Ontario, Employment Level by Industry for Economic Regions, 2010
  12. Ontario Economic Regions

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

Table 1
Ontario, Gross Domestic Product, 1997–2010
($ Billions)
  1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Real GDP (chained $2002) 381.2 399.7 429.7 455.2 463.4 477.8 484.3 496.8 510.5 523.0 533.2 529.8 512.7 527.8
Consumption 218.8 226.4 236.9 248.5 254.7 264.5 272.7 281.2 290.8 300.5 312.1 320.5 321.1 332.5
Government 77.9 79.6 82.9 85.9 90.0 92.8 97.8 101.4 103.1 107.8 110.8 115.3 121.4 128.1
Residential Construction 20.0 19.7 22.0 23.5 25.8 28.3 29.0 30.1 30.6 30.8 31.4 30.7 28.0 30.3
Non-residential Construction 11.5 11.7 13.1 11.5 11.4 11.8 11.5 11.4 11.8 12.9 14.2 13.9 12.3 12.1
Machinery and Equipment 29.0 31.0 33.9 35.9 34.9 32.6 34.6 37.1 41.7 45.4 44.9 45.8 37.3 43.0
Exports 254.3 273.0 303.9 327.6 317.9 322.7 322.7 336.4 343.3 345.6 348.5 324.9 283.9 305.2
Imports 232.1 243.0 263.3 282.5 269.4 275.3 283.9 302.9 312.5 324.4 336.9 328.3 294.1 333.3
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 359.4 377.9 409.0 440.8 453.7 477.8 493.1 516.1 537.4 560.6 583.9 587.1 581.6 612.5
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 2
Ontario, Growth in Gross Domestic Product, 1997–2010
(Per Cent Change)
   1997 1998  1999  2000 2001  2002 2003   2004 2005 2006  2007 2008 2009 2010
Real GDP (chained $2002) 4.5 4.8 7.5 5.9 1.8 3.1 1.4 2.6 2.8 2.4 2.0 (0.6) (3.2) 3.0
Consumption 4.8 3.5 4.6 4.9 2.5 3.8 3.1 3.1 3.4 3.4 3.8 2.7 0.2 3.6
Government (0.1) 2.1 4.2 3.6 4.7 3.2 5.3 3.7 1.7 4.6 2.8 4.0 5.3 5.5
Residential Construction 14.5 (1.8) 11.6 7.1 9.7 9.6 2.6 3.6 1.7 0.6 2.0 (2.3) (8.7) 8.3
Non-residential Construction 9.3 1.6 11.4 (11.8) (1.1) 3.7 (2.4) (0.7) 2.9 9.9 9.7 (2.2) (11.4) (1.6)
Machinery and Equipment 23.3 6.8 9.4 5.9 (2.8) (6.5) 6.1 7.2 12.3 8.9 (1.1) 2.1 (18.5) 15.2
Exports 7.5 7.3 11.3 7.8 (3.0) 1.5 (0.1) 4.4 2.1 0.7 0.8 (6.8) (12.6) 7.5
Imports 12.6 4.7 8.4 7.3 (4.6) 2.2 3.1 6.7 3.2 3.8 3.8 (2.6) (10.4) 13.3
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 6.3 5.2 8.2 7.8 2.9 5.3 3.2 4.7 4.1 4.3 4.2 0.5 (0.9) 5.3
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 3
Ontario, Selected Economic Indicators, 1997–2010
  1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Retail Sales ($ Billions) 90.9 97.5 104.6 111.5 114.3 121.0 125.1 128.9 135.1 140.6 146.0 151.7 147.9 155.9
Housing Starts – Units (000s) 54.1 53.8 67.2 71.5 73.3 83.6 85.2 85.1 78.8 73.4 68.1 75.1 50.4 60.4
Personal Income ($ Billions) 289.5 304.7 321.7 347.7 361.2 369.4 381.1 401.0 419.5 442.7 466.1 479.2 480.1 500.0
Pre-tax Corporate Profits ($ Billions) 37.5 39.5 49.7 54.4 49.3 60.5 58.2 61.6 62.2 65.7 66.5 62.6 53.3 63.5
Consumer Price Index (2002 = 100) 89.8 90.6 92.4 95.1 98.0 100.0 102.7 104.6 106.9 108.8 110.8 113.3 113.7 116.5
Labour Force (000s) 5,776 5,876 6,018 6,169 6,322 6,493 6,675 6,766 6,823 6,884 7,013 7,133 7,147 7,237
Employment (000s) 5,291 5,454 5,635 5,815 5,921 6,029 6,212 6,308 6,371 6,449 6,564 6,666 6,502 6,610
Unemployment Rate (%) 8.4 7.2 6.3 5.7 6.3 7.2 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.3 6.4 6.5 9.0 8.7
  • Sources: Statistics Canada and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
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Table 4
Ontario, Selected Economic Indicators, Annual Change, 1997–2010
(Per Cent Change)
  1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003  2004 2005 2006  2007 2008 2009 2010
Retail Sales 8.5 7.2 7.3 6.6 2.5 5.9 3.4 3.0 4.8 4.0 3.8 3.9 (2.5) 5.4
Housing Starts 25.6 (0.4) 24.9 6.4 2.5 14.1 1.9 (0.1) (7.4) (6.8) (7.2) 10.2 (32.9) 20.0
Personal Income 4.8 5.2 5.6 8.1 3.9 2.3 3.2 5.2 4.6 5.5 5.3 2.8 0.2 4.2
Pre-tax Corporate Profits 9.9 5.2 25.9 9.3 (9.2) 22.5 (3.7) 5.8 1.1 5.5 1.2 (5.8) (14.9) 19.1
Consumer Price Index 1.8 0.9 2.0 2.9 3.0 2.0 2.7 1.9 2.2 1.8 1.8 2.3 0.4 2.5
Labour Force 1.7 1.7 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.8 1.4 0.8 0.9 1.9 1.7 0.2 1.2
Employment 2.4 3.1 3.3 3.2 1.8 1.8 3.0 1.5 1.0 1.2 1.8 1.6 (2.5) 1.7
  • Sources: Statistics Canada and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
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Table 5
Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2007–2010
($2002 Chained Millions)
  2007 2008 2009 2010
Goods Producing Industries 133,318 126,832 110,793 117,702
Primary 7,769 8,405 7,314 7,492
Utilities 10,120 10,874 9,913 9,997
Construction 25,316 24,560 23,383 25,386
Manufacturing1 89,668 81,722 68,916 73,424
Services Producing Industries 355,491 359,547 358,897 367,257
Wholesale Trade 31,365 30,286 28,460 30,116
Retail Trade 27,192 27,641 27,610 28,687
Transportation and Warehousing 19,312 20,125 18,914 19,807
Information and Cultural (incl. Telecommunications) 19,826 20,025 19,951 20,126
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 109,592 110,863 112,780 114,843
Professional and Administrative Services 42,429 42,218 41,103 41,247
Education 23,492 24,090 24,617 25,152
Health Care and Social Services 30,006 30,837 31,536 32,034
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 4,692 4,708 4,709 4,733
Accommodation and Food 9,510 9,524 9,171 9,553
Other Services 12,082 12,263 12,210 12,340
Public Administration 26,001 26,926 27,789 28,612
Total Production 489,739 487,708 471,889 486,972
  • 1 See Table 7 for detailed manufacturing industries.
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 6
Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2007–2010
(Per Cent Change)
   2007 2008 2009  2010
Goods Producing Industries (2.2) (4.9) (12.6) 6.2
Primary (3.2) 8.2 (13.0) 2.4
Utilities 2.4 7.4 (8.8) 0.8
Construction 3.2 (3.0) (4.8) 8.6
Manufacturing1 (4.2) (8.9) (15.7) 6.5
Services Producing Industries 3.2 1.1 (0.2) 2.3
Wholesale Trade 4.5 (3.4) (6.0) 5.8
Retail Trade 2.0 1.7 (0.1) 3.9
Transportation and Warehousing 1.2 4.2 (6.0) 4.7
Information and Cultural (incl. Telecommunications) 2.3 1.0 (0.4) 0.9
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 3.7 1.2 1.7 1.8
Professional and Administrative Services 4.0 (0.5) (2.6) 0.4
Education 3.1 2.5 2.2 2.2
Health Care and Social Services 3.8 2.8 2.3 1.6
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 2.3 0.3 0.0 0.5
Accommodation and Food 0.6 0.2 (3.7) 4.2
Other Services 3.6 1.5 (0.4) 1.1
Public Administration 2.6 3.6 3.2 3.0
Total Production 1.8 (0.4) (3.2) 3.2
  • 1 See Table 8 for detailed manufacturing industries.
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 7
Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2007–2010
($2002 Chained Millions)
  2007 2008 2009 2010
Manufacturing 89,668 81,722 68,916 73,424
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products 10,177 9,999 10,258 10,148
Textile, Clothing and Leather Products 1,206 960 738 846
Wood Products and Furniture 4,435 3,950 3,222 3,390
Paper Products and Printing 6,312 5,768 5,006 4,930
Chemical and Petroleum Products 8,156 7,746 7,415 7,415
Plastic and Rubber Products 5,319 4,375 3,473 3,868
Primary Metal and Fabricated Metal Products 12,180 11,135 7,806 8,990
Machinery 6,270 5,962 4,823 5,262
Electrical and Electronic Products 5,964 5,931 5,462 5,581
Transportation Equipment 25,929 20,958 15,489 18,031
Other Manufacturing 4,486 4,356 3,713 3,971
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 8
Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2007–2010
(Per Cent Change)
  2007 2008 2009 2010
Manufacturing (4.2) (8.9) (15.7) 6.5
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products (6.1) (1.7) 2.6 (1.1)
Textile, Clothing and Leather Products (13.4) (20.4) (23.1) 14.7
Wood Products and Furniture (8.5) (11.0) (18.4) 5.2
Paper Products and Printing (3.4) (8.6) (13.2) (1.5)
Chemical and Petroleum Products (3.7) (5.0) (4.3) 0.0
Plastic and Rubber Products (3.9) (17.8) (20.6) 11.4
Primary Metal and Fabricated Metal Products (5.2) (8.6) (29.9) 15.2
Machinery 1.0 (4.9) (19.1) 9.1
Electrical and Electronic Products (2.5) (0.6) (7.9) 2.2
Transportation Equipment (3.2) (19.2) (26.1) 16.4
Other Manufacturing (2.9) (2.9) (14.7) 6.9
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 9
Ontario, Housing Market Indicators, 2007–2010
  2007 2008 2009 2010
New Housing Market        
Residential Construction, Current $ Millions 39,718 39,843 37,152 41,682
Per Cent Change 6.5 0.3 (6.8) 12.2
Real Residential Construction ($2002 Millions) 31,363 30,654 27,980 30,307
Per Cent Change 2.0 (2.3) (8.7) 8.3
Housing Starts (Units) 68,123 75,076 50,370 60,433
Per Cent Change (7.2) 10.2 (32.9) 20.0
Of which: Single-detached, urban areas (Units) 30,690 25,760 18,425 23,256
Per Cent Change 1.1 (16.1) (28.5) 26.2
Multiple, urban areas (Units) 32,084 46,164 29,513 33,847
Per Cent Change (14.2) 43.9 (36.1) 14.7
New Housing Price Index (2007 = 100) 100.0 103.5 103.6 106.1
Per Cent Change 2.6 3.5 0.1 2.4
Resale Market        
Home Resales (Units) 213,379 181,001 195,840 195,591
Per Cent Change 9.5 (15.2) 8.2 (0.1)
Average Resale Price ($) 299,544 302,354 318,366 342,245
Per Cent Change 7.6 0.9 5.3 7.5
  • Sources: Statistics Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Canadian Real Estate Association.
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Table 10
Selected Financial Indicators, 1997–2010
(Per Cent)
  1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Interest Rates
Bank Rate 3.5 5.1 4.9 5.8 4.3 2.7 3.2 2.5 2.9 4.3 4.6 3.2 0.6 0.9
Prime Rate 5.0 6.6 6.4 7.3 5.8 4.2 4.7 4.0 4.4 5.8 6.1 4.7 2.4 2.6
10-Year Government Bonds 6.1 5.3 5.6 5.9 5.5 5.3 4.8 4.6 4.1 4.2 4.3 3.6 3.3 3.2
Three-month T-Bills 3.3 4.7 4.7 5.5 3.8 2.6 2.9 2.2 2.7 4.0 4.2 2.4 0.4 0.6
Mortgage Rates
5-Year Rate 7.1 6.9 7.6 8.4 7.4 7.0 6.4 6.2 6.0 6.7 7.1 7.1 5.6 5.6
1-Year Rate 5.5 6.5 6.8 7.9 6.1 5.2 4.8 4.6 5.1 6.3 6.9 6.7 4.0 3.5
Canadian Household Debt Burden1
Consumer 24.1 24.9 26.1 26.2 27.7 29.1 30.9 32.9 34.8 35.7 37.8 39.5 42.4 42.3
Mortgage 70.9 70.5 70.5 67.8 68.9 70.1 72.5 74.6 77.3 79.2 83.5 87.1 91.6 92.9
Bank Loans 12.6 13.5 13.9 14.0 14.1 13.9 13.8 13.3 12.6 12.7 12.1 11.9 11.4 10.9
Other Loans 1.0 1.1 1.5 1.7 2.3 2.3 2.2 1.4 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.1
Total 108.5 110.0 112.0 109.7 113.0 115.4 119.5 122.2 126.4 129.3 135.2 140.5 147.4 148.2
  • 1 Debt of the persons and unincorporated business sector as a share of personal disposable income.
  • Note: All data are annual averages, except Canadian Household Debt Burden (year-end).
  • Sources: Statistics Canada’s National Balance Sheet Accounts and Bank of Canada.
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Table 11
Ontario and the G7, Real Gross Domestic Product Growth, 1997–2010
(Per Cent)
   1997 1998  1999  2000 2001  2002 2003   2004 2005 2006  2007 2008 2009 2010
Ontario 4.5 4.8 7.5 5.9 1.8 3.1 1.4 2.6 2.8 2.4 2.0 (0.6) (3.2) 3.0
Canada 4.2 4.1 5.5 5.2 1.8 2.9 1.9 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.2 0.7 (2.8) 3.2
France 2.2 3.4 3.3 3.7 1.8 0.9 0.9 2.5 1.8 2.5 2.3 (0.1) (2.7) 1.5
Germany 1.7 1.9 1.9 3.1 1.5 0.0 (0.4) 1.2 0.7 3.7 3.3 1.1 (5.1) 3.7
Italy 1.9 1.4 1.5 3.7 1.8 0.5 0.0 1.5 0.7 2.0 1.5 (1.3) (5.2) 1.3
Japan 1.6 (2.0) (0.1) 2.9 0.2 0.3 1.4 2.7 1.9 2.0 2.4 (1.2) (6.3) 4.0
United Kingdom 3.3 3.6 3.5 3.9 2.5 2.1 2.8 3.0 2.2 2.8 2.7 (0.1) (4.9) 1.4
United States 4.5 4.4 4.9 4.2 1.1 1.8 2.6 3.5 3.1 2.7 1.9 (0.3) (3.5) 3.0
  • Sources: OECD, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and Statistics Canada.
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Table 12
Ontario and the G7, Employment Growth, 1997–2010
(Per Cent)
   1997 1998  1999  2000 2001  2002 2003   2004 2005 2006  2007 2008 2009 2010
Ontario 2.4 3.1 3.3 3.2 1.8 1.8 3.0 1.5 1.0 1.2 1.8 1.6 (2.5) 1.7
Canada 2.1 2.5 2.5 2.5 1.2 2.4 2.4 1.7 1.3 1.8 2.4 1.7 (1.6) 1.4
France 0.6 1.8 2.1 2.6 1.9 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.6 1.0 1.4 0.6 (1.2)
Germany (0.4) 1.6 0.0 0.5 0.3 (0.9) (1.1) 0.0 1.5 2.3 2.2 1.5 (0.2) 0.7
Italy 0.4 1.1 1.2 1.9 2.0 1.5 1.0 1.5 0.7 1.9 1.0 0.8 (1.7) (0.7)
Japan 1.1 (0.7) (0.8) (0.2) (0.5) (1.3) (0.2) 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.5 (0.4) (1.6) (0.4)
United Kingdom 1.7 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.0 0.6 0.8 0.5 2.4 1.0 0.6 1.1 (2.0) 0.3
United States 2.2 1.5 1.5 2.5 0.0 (0.3) 0.9 1.1 1.8 1.9 1.1 (0.5) (3.8) (0.6)
  • Sources: OECD, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Statistics Canada.
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Table 13
Ontario and the G7, Unemployment Rates, 1997–2010
(Per Cent)
   1997 1998  1999  2000 2001  2002 2003   2004 2005 2006  2007 2008 2009 2010
Ontario 8.4 7.2 6.3 5.7 6.3 7.2 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.3 6.4 6.5 9.0 8.7
Canada 9.1 8.3 7.6 6.8 7.2 7.7 7.6 7.2 6.8 6.3 6.0 6.1 8.3 8.0
France 11.4 11.0 10.4 9.0 8.3 8.6 9.0 9.2 9.3 9.2 8.4 7.8 9.5 9.8
Germany 9.7 9.4 8.6 8.0 7.9 8.7 9.8 10.5 11.2 10.1 8.8 7.6 7.7 7.1
Italy 11.2 11.3 10.9 10.1 9.1 8.6 8.5 8.0 7.7 6.8 6.1 6.8 7.8 8.4
Japan 3.4 4.1 4.7 4.7 5.0 5.4 5.3 4.7 4.4 4.1 3.9 4.0 5.1 5.1
United Kingdom 6.8 6.1 5.9 5.4 5.0 5.1 5.0 4.7 4.8 5.4 5.3 5.6 7.6 7.8
United States 4.9 4.5 4.2 4.0 4.7 5.8 6.0 5.5 5.1 4.6 4.6 5.8 9.3 9.6
  • Note: Labour market data are subject to differences in definitions across countries and to many series breaks, though the latter are often of a minor nature.
  • Sources: OECD, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Statistics Canada.
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Table 14
Ontario and the G7, CPI Inflation Rates, 1997–2010
(Per Cent)
   1997 1998  1999  2000 2001  2002 2003   2004 2005 2006  2007 2008 2009 2010
Ontario 1.8 0.9 2.0 2.9 3.0 2.0 2.7 1.9 2.2 1.8 1.8 2.3 0.4 2.5
Canada 1.7 1.0 1.8 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.8 1.8 2.2 2.0 2.2 2.3 0.3 1.8
France 1.2 0.6 0.5 1.7 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.1 1.7 1.7 1.5 2.8 0.1 1.5
Germany 1.9 1.0 0.6 1.4 1.9 1.5 1.0 1.7 1.5 1.6 2.3 2.6 0.4 1.1
Italy 2.0 2.0 1.7 2.5 2.8 2.5 2.7 2.2 2.0 2.1 1.8 3.3 0.8 1.5
Japan 1.8 0.7 (0.3) (0.7) (0.8) (0.9) (0.2) 0.0 (0.3) 0.2 0.1 1.4 (1.3) (0.7)
United Kingdom 1.8 1.6 1.3 0.8 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.3 2.0 2.3 2.3 3.6 2.2 3.3
United States 2.3 1.6 2.2 3.4 2.8 1.6 2.3 2.7 3.4 3.2 2.8 3.8 (0.4) 1.6
  • Sources: OECD, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Statistics Canada.
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Table 15
G7, Exchange Rates, 1997–2010
(Foreign Currency per Canadian Dollar)
  1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Euro1 0.631 0.730 0.721 0.674 0.632 0.618 0.663 0.702 0.681 0.641 0.631 0.732
France 4.211 3.968 4.139 4.787 4.730
Germany 1.251 1.183 1.234 1.427 1.410
Italy 1,228.5 1,168.2 1,222.5 1,412.4 1,396.6
Japan 87.3 87.8 76.3 72.6 78.4 79.7 82.7 83.1 90.6 102.5 109.6 96.4 82.0 85.0
United Kingdom 0.441 0.407 0.416 0.444 0.448 0.424 0.437 0.419 0.453 0.479 0.465 0.510 0.562 0.628
United States 0.722 0.674 0.673 0.673 0.646 0.637 0.714 0.768 0.825 0.882 0.930 0.938 0.876 0.971
  • 1Introduced January 4, 1999.
  • Note: All data are annual averages.
  • Source: Bank of Canada.
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Table 16
Ontario, International Merchandise Exports1 by Major Commodity2, 2010
    Value
($ Millions)
2010 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1 Motor vehicles and parts 46,599 34.7 31.9
2 Precious metals and stones 16,279 56.0 11.1
3 Mechanical equipment 13,826 2.8 9.5
4 Electrical machinery 6,966 (8.2) 4.8
5 Plastic products 5,189 7.6 3.6
6 Iron and steel 4,745 46.4 3.2
7 Pharmaceutical products 3,667 (30.5) 2.5
8 Nickel and articles thereof 3,311 46.9 2.3
9 Aircraft and parts 2,627 (5.5) 1.8
10 Oils and other petroleum products 2,613 (3.7) 1.8
11 Furniture and accessories 2,603 10.3 1.8
12 Scientific equipment 2,463 (0.4) 1.7
13 Paper products 2,418 (10.3) 1.7
14 Iron and steel products 2,351 19.9 1.6
15 Cereal and baked products 1,985 1.8 1.4
16 Organic chemicals 1,922 33.6 1.3
17 Aluminum and articles 1,777 20.4 1.2
18 Inorganic chemicals 1,777 44.5 1.2
19 Special transactions3 1,694 (45.9) 1.2
20 Rubber products 1,556 10.3 1.1
21 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,219 26.8 0.8
22 Meat 972 19.1 0.7
23 Copper and articles thereof 944 31.4 0.6
24 Perfumes and cosmetics 876 2.7 0.6
25 Wood pulp and scrap 870 51.6 0.6
         
  All other commodities 14,821 3.1 10.1
         
  Total Exports 146,070 16.3 100
  • 1 International merchandise exports exclude re-exports and are reported on a customs basis.
  • 2 Product groupings based on two-digit Harmonized System codes.
  • 3 Includes low valued transactions such as repairs to equipment.
  • Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
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Table 17
Ontario, International Merchandise Imports by Major Commodity1, 2010
    Value
($ Millions)
2010 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1 Motor vehicles and parts 47,601 28.7 20.2
2 Mechanical equipment 34,502 11.1 14.7
3 Electrical machinery 28,589 13.2 12.2
4 Precious metals and stones 10,371 33.5 4.4
5 Pharmaceutical products 9,065 (4.5) 3.9
6 Plastic products 8,727 10.6 3.7
7 Scientific equipment 7,636 4.0 3.2
8 Iron and steel 5,092 40.9 2.2
9 Oils and other petroleum products 5,027 (3.8) 2.1
10 Furniture and accessories 4,530 15.3 1.9
11 Iron and steel products 4,336 14.4 1.8
12 Organic chemicals 4,173 9.9 1.8
13 Special transactions2 4,042 8.1 1.7
14 Paper products 3,743 (0.6) 1.6
15 Rubber products 2,789 5.6 1.2
16 Toys and sporting goods 2,513 (1.2) 1.1
17 Books and printed material 2,354 (2.8) 1.0
18 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,321 9.6 1.0
19 Aluminum and articles 2,311 19.4 1.0
20 Perfumes and cosmetics 2,136 0.7 0.9
21 Fruit and nuts 2,020 4.7 0.9
22 Aircraft and parts 1,915 9.4 0.8
23 Beverages 1,746 5.6 0.7
24 Cereal and baked products 1,607 (4.1) 0.7
25 Soap and wax 1,597 (4.0) 0.7
         
  All other commodities 32,587 7.0 13.9
         
  Re-imports3 1,805 8.4 0.8
         
  Total Imports 235,134 12.9 100.0
  • 1 Product groupings based on two-digit Harmonized System codes. Data are reported on a customs basis.
  • 2 Includes low valued transactions such as repairs to equipment.
  • 3 These are goods re-entering (returned to) Ontario after having been exported abroad without having been materially altered or enhanced in value while abroad.
  • Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
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Table 18
Ontario, International Merchandise Exports1 by Top 25 Trading Partners, 2010
    Exports
($ Millions)
2010 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1 United States 115,073 14.8 78.8
2 United Kingdom 11,149 47.9 7.6
3 Norway 2,227 45.1 1.5
4 Mexico 1,745 21.5 1.2
5 China 1,525 (7.1) 1.0
6 Germany 1,143 (3.9) 0.8
7 Japan 1,067 21.7 0.7
8 Switzerland 1,059 16.2 0.7
9 Hong Kong 863 58.4 0.6
10 Netherlands 821 40.5 0.6
11 France 713 (8.4) 0.5
12 South Korea 571 (10.3) 0.4
13 Australia 564 (15.1) 0.4
14 Brazil 467 43.1 0.3
15 India 400 9.5 0.3
16 Italy 400 14.6 0.3
17 Belgium 394 9.4 0.3
18 Saudi Arabia 301 16.3 0.2
19 Russian Federation 282 17.0 0.2
20 Singapore 223 22.4 0.2
21 Taiwan 197 11.7 0.1
22 Malaysia 173 (1.7) 0.1
23 United Arab Emirates 173 (42.5) 0.1
24 Spain 166 (7.3) 0.1
25 Latvia 165 1,675.5 0.1
         
  All other countries 4,209 3.7 2.9
         
  Total 146,070 16.3 100.0
  • 1 International merchandise exports exclude re-exports and are reported on a customs basis.
  • Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
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Table 19
Ontario, International Merchandise Imports1 by Top 25 Trading Partners, 2010
  Imports
($ Millions)
2010 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1 United States 135,424 11.0 57.6
2 China 25,119 18.0 10.7
3 Mexico 17,474 34.3 7.4
4 Japan 9,182 24.0 3.9
5 Germany 4,512 3.3 1.9
6 South Korea 4,258 17.7 1.8
7 United Kingdom 3,261 (6.1) 1.4
8 Peru 2,721 27.5 1.2
9 Italy 2,298 8.0 1.0
10 Switzerland 2,295 (9.6) 1.0
11 France 2,260 1.5 1.0
12 Taiwan 2,146 20.5 0.9
13 Malaysia 1,573 (4.5) 0.7
14 Thailand 1,428 6.4 0.6
15 Argentina 1,310 274.9 0.6
16 India 1,210 4.4 0.5
17 Sweden 1,098 9.7 0.5
18 Brazil 919 8.7 0.4
19 Chile 915 13.0 0.4
20 Denmark 889 57.5 0.4
21 Spain 728 4.9 0.3
22 Israel 669 2.3 0.3
23 Ireland 667 (6.6) 0.3
24 Netherlands 626 (15.0) 0.3
25 Belgium 607 10.1 0.3
 
  All other countries 9,740 3.3 4.9
  Domestic Imports 233,329 12.9 99.2
  Re-imports 1,805 8.4 0.8
 
  Total 235,134 12.9 100.0
  • 1 Data reported on a customs basis. Domestic imports exclude re-imports. Total imports are the sum of domestic imports and re-imports.
  • Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
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Table 20
Ontario, Selected Demographic Characteristics, 2003–20111,2,3
  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Total Population (000s) 12,242 12,391 12,528 12,665 12,793 12,934 13,073 13,228 13,373
Annual Average Growth Over Preceding Year Shown (%) 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.1
Median Age (Years) 37.5 37.8 38.1 38.4 38.7 38.9 39.2 39.4 39.6
               
Age Group Shares (%)              
0–4 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4
5–14 13.2 13.0 12.7 12.3 12.0 11.8 11.5 11.3 11.1
15–24 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.7 13.7 13.6
25–44 30.8 30.4 29.9 29.4 29.0 28.6 28.1 27.8 27.6
45–64 24.2 24.8 25.3 25.9 26.5 27.0 27.5 27.9 28.1
65–74 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.9 6.9 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.5
75+ 5.8 5.9 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.6
Total Fertility Rate4 1.5 1.52 1.53 1.55 1.57 1.58 NA NA NA
               
Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)4              
Female 82.5 82.6 83.0 83.1 83.4 NA NA NA NA
Male 77.9 78.2 78.5 78.8 79.0 NA NA NA NA
               
Families (000s)5 NA NA NA 3,422 NA NA NA NA NA
Households (000s)5 NA NA NA 4,555 NA NA NA NA NA
  • 1 Population figures are for July 1.
  • 2 Population and growth estimates are based on the 2006 Census.
  • 3 Total population and age data for 2006–2010 are from postcensal estimates as of July 1, 2010.
  • 4 Calendar-year data.
  • 5 Families and households are Census data.
  • Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.
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Table 21
Ontario, Components of Population Growth, 2001-02 to 2010–111
(Thousands)
  2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Population at Beginning of Period 11,897 12,091 12,242 12,391 12,528 12,665 12,793 12,934 13,073 13,228
Births 129 129 133 133 134 137 141 141 143 144
Deaths 81 83 84 85 84 87 88 90 92 96
Immigrants 153 110 128 130 133 115 115 105 117 105
Net Emigrants2 18 17 16 19 20 20 23 20 20 20
Net Change in Non-permanent Residents 17 22 5 0 0 2 11 16 13 14
Interprovincial Arrivals 70 64 57 59 56 59 62 57 60 75
Interprovincial Departures 65 64 64 71 73 79 76 73 64 77
Population Growth During Period 194 151 148 138 137 128 142 138 155 145
Population at End of Period3 12,091 12,242 12,391 12,528 12,665 12,793 12,934 13,073 13,228 13,373
Population Growth (%) 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.1
  • 1 Data are from July 1 to June 30 (Census year).
  • 2 Net Emigrants = Emigrants plus net change in temporary emigrants minus returning emigrants.
  • 3 The sum of the components does not equal the total change in population due to residual deviation.
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 22
Ontario, Labour Force, 1997–2010
   1997 1998  1999  2000 2001  2002 2003   2004 2005 2006  2007 2008 2009 2010
Labour Force (000s) 5,776 5,876 6,018 6,169 6,322 6,493 6,675 6,766 6,823 6,884 7,013 7,133 7,147 7,237
Annual Labour Force Growth (%) 1.7 1.7 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.8 1.4 0.8 0.9 1.9 1.7 0.2 1.2
Participation Rate (%)                            
Male 72.8 72.6 73.1 73.3 73.4 73.7 74.2 74.0 73.4 72.6 72.5 72.7 71.7 71.4
Female 59.0 59.6 60.3 61.0 61.4 62.0 62.9 62.8 62.4 62.5 63.2 63.3 62.8 62.9
Share of Labour Force (%)                            
Youth (15–24) 15.9 15.7 16.1 16.4 16.3 16.4 16.4 16.3 16.1 16.1 16.2 16.0 15.5 15.1
Older Workers (45+) 30.3 30.7 31.4 32.0 32.6 33.5 34.8 35.5 36.3 37.4 38.2 39.4 40.5 41.4
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 23
Ontario, Employment, 1997–2010
   1997 1998  1999  2000 2001  2002 2003   2004 2005 2006  2007 2008 2009 2010
Total Employment (000s) 5,291 5,454 5,635 5,815 5,921 6,029 6,212 6,308 6,371 6,449 6,564 6,666 6,502 6,610
Male 2,872 2,938 3,034 3,122 3,165 3,209 3,299 3,349 3,383 3,401 3,427 3,482 3,349 3,418
Female 2,419 2,516 2,601 2,693 2,755 2,819 2,913 2,958 2,989 3,047 3,137 3,184 3,153 3,193
Annual Employment Growth (%) 2.4 3.1 3.3 3.2 1.8 1.8 3.0 1.5 1.0 1.2 1.8 1.6 (2.5) 1.7
Net Job Creation (000s) 125 163 181 180 106 108 183 96 63 78 116 102 (164) 108
Private-sector Employment (000s) 3,503 3,641 3,783 3,923 4,046 4,111 4,237 4,261 4,309 4,355 4,384 4,389 4,240 4,293
Public-sector Employment (000s) 935 940 959 991 995 1,029 1,057 1,105 1,132 1,163 1,200 1,283 1,251 1,301
Self-employment (000s) 852 873 893 901 879 889 918 942 930 931 981 995 1,011 1,017
Manufacturing Employment (% of total) 17.8 18.1 18.4 18.4 18.0 18.2 17.7 17.5 16.7 15.5 14.4 13.4 12.2 11.8
Services Employment (% of total) 73.3 73.2 72.8 73.0 73.5 73.5 73.6 73.9 74.3 75.4 76.5 77.2 78.8 78.9
Part-time (% of total) 19.1 18.6 18.0 18.0 17.9 18.3 18.5 18.2 18.2 17.9 18.2 18.8 19.5 19.3
Average Hours Worked Per Week1 37.8 37.9 38.0 38.0 37.5 37.3 36.6 37.1 37.2 36.8 37.1 36.7 35.9 36.1
  • 1 Average actual hours worked per week at all jobs, excluding persons not at work, in reference week.
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 24
Ontario, Unemployment, 1997–2010
   1997 1998  1999  2000 2001  2002 2003   2004 2005 2006  2007 2008 2009 2010
Total Unemployment (000s) 485 423 382 354 401 464 462 459 452 435 449 466 645 627
Unemployment Rate (%) 8.4 7.2 6.3 5.7 6.3 7.2 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.3 6.4 6.5 9.0 8.7
Male 8.1 7.1 6.2 5.6 6.5 7.4 7.1 6.9 6.6 6.4 6.8 6.9 10.3 9.3
Female 8.8 7.3 6.5 5.9 6.2 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.6 6.3 6.0 6.1 7.6 8.0
Toronto CMA1 7.9 7.0 6.1 5.5 6.3 7.4 7.7 7.5 7.0 6.6 6.8 6.9 9.4 9.1
Northern Ontario 10.3 11.0 9.1 8.3 8.0 8.2 7.4 7.8 7.0 7.4 6.9 6.6 9.0 8.4
Youth (15–24) 16.5 14.5 13.2 11.8 12.6 13.9 14.4 14.0 13.9 13.3 13.0 13.7 17.5 17.2
Older Workers (45+) 5.9 5.3 4.2 4.0 4.5 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.7 4.3 4.5 4.9 6.7 6.6
Share of Total Unemployment (%)
Long-term Unemployed (27 weeks+) 25.4 21.9 19.1 15.4 12.8 15.5 16.2 15.5 15.1 14.3 13.0 13.3 18.3 25.1
Youth (15–24) 31.2 31.6 33.6 33.7 32.2 31.9 34.1 34.1 33.7 33.8 32.9 33.7 30.1 30.0
Older Workers (45+) 21.3 22.6 20.9 22.4 22.9 22.2 23.5 23.5 26.0 25.5 27.0 29.5 29.9 31.7
Average Duration (weeks) 26.5 23.1 21.3 17.7 15.3 16.4 17.0 16.1 16.0 15.8 14.6 14.6 18.2 22.1
Youth (15–24) 13.8 12.7 11.6 9.7 8.6 9.4 9.4 8.8 8.7 8.7 8.1 8.3 10.9 11.5
Older Workers (45+) 42.2 39.9 34.3 28.4 25.7 24.5 27.2 24.3 23.9 23.7 22.4 21.2 26.5 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.
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Table 25
Employment Insurance (EI) and Social Assistance, 1997–2010
  1997 1998  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004  2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
EI Regular Beneficiaries (000s)
Ontario 151 131 110 101 122 136 142 136 132 129 131 143 247 216
Canada 605 577 532 486 521 556 564 542 517 494 479 486 734 684
EI Total Benefit Payments ($ millions)
Ontario 3,436 3,141 3,051 2,787 3,524 4,328 4,342 4,429 4,325 4,421 4,685 4,937 7,955 7,249
Canada 12,019 11,956 11,830 11,154 13,002 14,683 14,951 14,970 14,693 14,499 14,562 15,033 21,272 20,592
EI Contributions ($ millions)
Ontario1 8,173 7,679 7,614 7,671 7,477 7,384 7,219 6,895 7,108 6,975 6,921 6,716 6,651 6,943
Canada2 20,212 19,005 18,659 18,751 18,344 18,213 17,833 17,172 17,830 16,949 17,001 16,663 16,502 17,227
EI Premium Rate3 (% insured earnings)
Employer 4.06 3.78 3.57 3.36 3.15 3.08 2.94 2.77 2.73 2.62 2.52 2.42 2.42 2.42
Employee 2.90 2.70 2.55 2.40 2.25 2.20 2.10 1.98 1.95 1.87 1.80 1.73 1.73 1.73
Social Assistance Caseload (000s)4 568 529 479 436 408 411 413 418 431 443 454 469 515 551
  • 1 Figures for 2009 and 2010 are Ontario Ministry of Finance estimates.
  • 2 Figures are reported by Statistics Canada for 1997 to 2008 and by the federal Department of Finance for 2009 and 2010.
  • 3 EI premiums are collected on total earnings from the first dollar earned to the maximum insurable earnings.
  • 4 Until mid-year 1998, social assistance comprised General Welfare Assistance, Family Benefits, the Foster Care Allowance and the Handicapped Children’s Benefit. Since then, social assistance has comprised Ontario Works, the Ontario Disability Support Program, Temporary Care Assistance and Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities.
  • Note: In 2011, the EI maximum weekly benefit is $468, which is 55 per cent of EI maximum insurable earnings of $44,200.
  • Sources: Statistics Canada, Human Resources and Social Development Canada, Department of Finance Canada, Ontario Ministry of Finance and Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services.
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Table 26
Ontario, Labour Compensation, 1997–2010
  1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Average Weekly Earnings ($)1 663.50 672.52 683.58 700.02 695.74 710.78 727.68 748.21 775.73 788.10 818.60 837.71 849.58 882.38
Increase (%) 2.2 1.4 1.6 2.4 NA* 2.2 2.4 2.8 3.7 1.6 3.9 2.3 1.4 3.9
CPI Inflation (%) 1.8 0.9 2.0 2.9 3.0 2.0 2.7 1.9 2.2 1.8 1.8 2.3 0.4 2.5
AWE Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) 0.4 0.5 (0.3) (0.5) NA* 0.2 (0.3) 0.9 1.5 (0.2) 2.1 0.0 1.0 1.4
AWE – Manufacturing ($) 820.43 840.92 851.49 868.65 870.01 886.23 907.78 935.49 960.74 961.01 997.21 999.45 950.02 999.96
Increase (%) 3.5 2.5 1.3 2 NA* 1.9 2.4 3.1 2.7 0 3.8 0.2 (5.0) 5.3
Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) 1.7 1.6 (0.7) (0.9) NA* (0.1) (0.3) 1.2 0.5 (1.8) 2.0 (2.1) (5.4) 2.8
Wage Settlement Increases (%)2
All Sectors 1.2 1.6 2.1 2.6 3.0 3.0 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.5 3.0 2.7 2.2 2.0
Public 0.7 1.3 1.4 2.7 2.9 2.9 3.5 3.1 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.5 1.9
Private 2.3 2.1 3.1 2.4 3.0 3.0 1.9 2.7 2.4 1.7 2.9 2.0 1.3 2.0
Person Days Lost Due to Strikes and
Lockouts (000s)
1,904 1,061 651 650 672 1,511 495 487 403 395 389 282 1,550 705
Minimum Wage at Year-end ($/hour) 6.85 6.85 6.85 6.85 6.85 6.85 6.85 7.15 7.45 7.75 8.00 8.75 9.50 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.
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Table 27
Ontario, Employment by Occupation, 1999–2010
(Thousands)
   1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004  2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Management 548 564 553 563 586 619 620 655 635 660 646 636
Business, Finance and Administrative 1,031 1,056 1,114 1,120 1,151 1,200 1,168 1,213 1,217 1,257 1,231 1,235
Natural and Applied Sciences 399 428 455 445 447 434 465 464 482 503 482 519
Health 271 280 292 318 330 341 344 353 367 387 393 395
Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion 442 452 465 470 474 473 540 544 575 603 630 661
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport 170 173 183 178 191 201 198 198 206 225 227 236
Sales and Service 1,281 1,343 1,358 1,394 1,452 1,432 1,444 1,473 1,581 1,557 1,541 1,567
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators 817 830 848 866 891 904 910 906 900 933 880 869
Primary Industry 150 141 129 123 130 136 145 156 154 131 131 135
Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities 527 547 524 553 562 570 537 486 448 410 342 358
Total 5,635 5,815 5,921 6,029 6,212 6,308 6,371 6,449 6,564 6,666 6,502 6,610
  • Note: Occupational groupings based on National Occupational Classification for Statistics (NOC-S) 2006.
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 28
Ontario, Distribution of Employment by Occupation, 1999–2010
(Per Cent)
   1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004  2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Management 9.7 9.7 9.3 9.3 9.4 9.8 9.7 10.2 9.7 9.9 9.9 9.6
Business, Finance and Administrative 18.3 18.2 18.8 18.6 18.5 19.0 18.3 18.8 18.5 18.9 18.9 18.7
Natural and Applied Sciences 7.1 7.4 7.7 7.4 7.2 6.9 7.3 7.2 7.3 7.5 7.4 7.9
Health 4.8 4.8 4.9 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.8 6.0 6.0
Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion 7.8 7.8 7.9 7.8 7.6 7.5 8.5 8.4 8.8 9.0 9.7 10.0
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.4 3.5 3.6
Sales and Service 22.7 23.1 22.9 23.1 23.4 22.7 22.7 22.8 24.1 23.4 23.7 23.7
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators 14.5 14.3 14.3 14.4 14.3 14.3 14.3 14.1 13.7 14.0 13.5 13.1
Primary Industry 2.7 2.4 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.0 2.0 2.0
Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities 9.3 9.4 8.9 9.2 9.0 9.0 8.4 7.5 6.8 6.2 5.3 5.4
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  • Note: Occupational groupings based on National Occupational Classification for Statistics (NOC-S) 2006.
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 29
Ontario, Employment by Industry, 2001–2010
(Thousands)
   2001 2002 2003 2004 2005  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Goods Producing Industries 1,570 1,600 1,638 1,647 1,637 1,589 1,540 1,522 1,376 1,394
Primary Industries 119 111 111 114 131 138 130 123 120 125
Agriculture 83 76 80 80 94 99 95 85 84 85
Manufacturing 1,067 1,095 1,100 1,104 1,065 1,001 944 896 791 781
Construction 334 342 372 370 393 403 408 438 409 429
Utilities 50 52 54 59 49 48 57 65 57 59
Services Producing Industries 4,351 4,429 4,574 4,661 4,734 4,860 5,025 5,145 5,126 5,216
Trade 932 917 933 962 986 1,006 1,020 1,024 1,006 1,011
Transportation and Warehousing 278 281 290 301 290 292 301 325 312 304
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 387 392 415 434 448 474 473 473 503 498
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 439 436 447 435 436 449 474 496 504 545
Business, Building and Other Support 239 252 267 275 280 291 293 297 265 284
Educational Services 355 367 378 389 427 444 466 480 461 489
Health Care and Social Assistance 561 577 607 627 624 635 670 693 705 718
Information, Culture and Recreation 302 299 297 306 299 319 327 309 317 322
Accommodation and Food Services 332 362 365 364 363 375 405 402 389 388
Public Administration 283 297 313 311 321 312 333 366 359 373
Other Services 244 250 263 258 260 263 265 281 307 284
Total Employment 5,921 6,029 6,212 6,308 6,371 6,449 6,564 6,666 6,502 6,610
  • Note: Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 30
Ontario, Growth in Employment by Industry, 2001–2010
(Per Cent Change)
  2001  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006  2007 2008 2009 2010
Goods Producing Industries 0.0 1.9 2.4 0.5 (0.6) (3.0) (3.1) (1.2) (9.6) 1.3
Primary Industries (9.5) (6.7) 0.5 2.8 14.2 5.7 (5.7) (5.3) (2.8) 4.6
Agriculture (14.5) (8.5) 5.5 (0.2) 17.7 5.0 (3.8) (11.2) (0.6) 0.7
Manufacturing (0.4) 2.6 0.5 0.3 (3.6) (6.0) (5.6) (5.1) (11.8) (1.2)
Construction 4.3 2.4 8.8 (0.6) 6.5 2.4 1.2 7.4 (6.6) 4.9
Utilities 9.2 4.2 4.4 7.7 (16.9) (2.5) 20.6 12.6 (12.1) 3.7
Services Producing Industries 2.5 1.8 3.3 1.9 1.6 2.7 3.4 2.4 (0.4) 1.7
Trade 6.0 (1.7) 1.8 3.1 2.5 2.1 1.4 0.4 (1.8) 0.6
Transportation and Warehousing 1.8 0.9 3.4 3.6 (3.5) 0.7 2.8 8.0 (4.0) (2.3)
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 2.1 1.3 5.9 4.6 3.3 5.8 (0.3) 0.0 6.3 (1.0)
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 5.2 (0.5) 2.3 (2.5) 0.2 2.9 5.5 4.6 1.7 8.0
Business, Building and Other Support (0.7) 5.5 5.9 3.1 1.9 3.9 0.8 1.2 (10.8) 7.1
Educational Services (2.7) 3.4 3.0 2.9 9.8 4.1 4.9 3.1 (4.0) 6.1
Health Care and Social Assistance 3.5 2.9 5.2 3.2 (0.5) 1.8 5.5 3.6 1.6 1.9
Information, Culture and Recreation 5.8 (1.0) (0.7) 3.0 (2.4) 6.7 2.5 (5.5) 2.6 1.7
Accommodation and Food Services (2.3) 8.9 0.8 (0.1) (0.5) 3.3 8.0 (0.7) (3.1) (0.2)
Public Administration 0.2 5.1 5.3 (0.5) 3.2 (3.0) 6.7 10.0 (1.9) 3.8
Other Services 0.2 2.3 5.4 (2.2) 0.9 1.2 0.6 6.0 9.3 (7.6)
Total Employment 1.8 1.8 3.0 1.5 1.0 1.2 1.8 1.6 (2.5) 1.7
  • Note: Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 31
Ontario, Employment Level by Economic Regions, 2000–2010
(Thousands)
  2000 2001  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007  2008  2009 2010
Ontario 5,815 5,920 6,029 6,212 6,308 6,371 6,449 6,564 6,666 6,502 6,610
Region:*
East 757 783 795 818 819 828 842 874 901 882 882
Ottawa (510) 571 592 596 618 613 622 639 658 681 669 679
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 186 192 199 200 206 206 203 215 221 213 203
Greater Toronto Area (530)1 2,587 2,666 2,717 2,789 2,833 2,877 2,904 2,984 3,047 2,997 3,075
Central 1,353 1,358 1,386 1,454 1,481 1,498 1,527 1,536 1,551 1,511 1,530
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 160 152 156 176 182 170 181 180 182 174 174
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 551 561 581 601 616 643 658 658 662 647 663
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 642 645 648 677 683 684 688 698 708 691 693
Southwest 758 755 766 778 805 800 813 802 798 759 768
London (560) 306 304 308 318 332 330 333 337 333 321 325
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 300 302 307 309 309 317 324 312 311 292 294
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 152 148 151 150 164 154 155 153 154 146 149
North 360 359 365 373 370 368 363 369 369 352 355
Northeast (590) 249 251 251 255 257 259 258 263 265 251 255
Northwest (595) 111 108 113 118 113 109 105 106 103 101 100
  • * Standard deviations vary significantly across regions, decreasing as the size of the region increases.
  • 1 Economic Region 530 closely matches the GTA, the main exception being that it excludes the city of Burlington.
  • Note: All figures are average annual employment levels.
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 32
Ontario, Employment Level by Industry for Economic Regions, 2010
(Thousands)
  All Industries Agriculture Resources1 Manufacturing Construction Distributive2 Finance, Prof.
& Mgmt.3
Info., Culture & Recreation4 Retail Trade Personal
Services5
Education Health & Soc. Assistance Public
Administration
Ontario 6,610 85 41 781 429 613 1,326 322 762 672 489 718 373
Region:
East 882 12 4 65 57 55 151 37 97 91 65 105 143
Ottawa 510) 679 9 - 43 43 38 123 31 68 66 48 78 129
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 203 3 2 22 14 17 28 6 29 25 17 27 14
Greater Toronto Area (530) 3,075 10 6 347 175 317 785 182 334 291 223 280 125
Central 1,530 28 4 229 118 143 241 61 188 175 114 171 58
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 174 3 - 14 19 15 26 7 20 19 13 25 10
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 663 12 2 115 51 61 108 24 78 73 52 61 24
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 693 12 - 100 48 68 106 30 90 82 49 84 23
Southwest 768 33 3 117 55 68 110 29 91 80 56 104 23
London (560) 325 10 - 44 21 28 56 12 36 34 28 45 10
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 294 7 - 54 19 22 39 13 36 31 22 41 9
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 149 15 - 19 14 19 15 4 19 15 6 18 4
North 355 2 23 24 24 30 40 13 51 35 31 59 24
Northeast (590) 255 1 18 19 18 21 28 9 36 25 22 41 17
Northwest (595) 100 1 5 6 6 9 12 4 16 10 9 18 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 31.
  • Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
  • 1 Includes Forestry, Fishing, Mining, Oil and Gas.
  • 2 Includes Transportation and Warehousing, Utilities and Wholesale Trade.
  • 3 Includes Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing; Management of Companies, Administrative and Support Services;
    and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
  • 4 Includes industries such as Publishing, Motion Picture and Sound Recording, Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Information Services and Data Processing Services, Performing Arts, Spectator Sports and Related Industries, Heritage Institutions and Amusement, Gambling and Recreation.
  • 5 Includes Accommodation and Food Services and Other Services (such as Repair and Maintenance, Personal and Laundry, Religious, Grant-making, Civic, Professional and Similar Organizations).
  • Source: Statistics Canada.
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Table 33
Ontario Economic Regions1
East
Ottawa (510) The united counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Prescott and Russell, Leeds and Grenville, Lanark County and the Ottawa Division
Kingston-Pembroke (515) The counties of Lennox and Addington, Hastings, Renfrew and Frontenac and the Prince Edward Division
Central
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) The counties of Northumberland, Peterborough, Haliburton, the Muskoka District Municipality and the Kawartha Lakes Division
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) The counties of Dufferin, Wellington and Simcoe and the Waterloo Regional Municipality
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) The divisions of Brant, Haldimand-Norfolk and Hamilton, the Niagara Regional Municipality and the city of Burlington
Greater Toronto Area2
Toronto (530) The Toronto Division and the regional municipalities of Durham, York, Peel and Halton (excluding the city of Burlington)
Southwest
London (560) The counties of Oxford, Elgin and Middlesex
Windsor-Sarnia (570) The counties of Lambton and Essex and the Chatham-Kent Division
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) The counties of Perth, Huron, Bruce and Grey
North
Northeast (590) The districts of Nipissing, Parry Sound, Manitoulin, Sudbury, Timiskaming, Cochrane, Algoma and the Greater Sudbury Division
Northwest (595) The districts of Thunder Bay, Rainy River and Kenora
  • 1 As defined by Statistics Canada, Standard Geographical Classification SGC 2006.
  • 2 Economic Region 530 closely matches the GTA, the main exception being that it excludes the city of Burlington.
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