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Contents

Ontario Economy

Table 1: Ontario, Gross Domestic Product 2003–2009 and 2010–2016

Table 2: Ontario, Growth in Gross Domestic Product 2003–2009 and 2010–2016

Table 3: Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2013–2016

Table 4: Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2013–2016

Table 5: Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2013–2016

Table 6: Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2013–2016

Table 7: Ontario, Housing Market Indicators, 2013–2016 New Housing Market and Resale Market

Table 8: Selected Financial Indicators 2003–2009 and 2010–2016

Ontario, International Merchandise Trade

Table 9: Ontario, International Merchandise Exports by Major Commodity, 2016

Table 10: Ontario, International Merchandise Imports by Major Commodity, 2016

Table 11: Ontario, International Merchandise Exports by Top 25 Trading Partners, 2016

Table 12: Ontario, International Merchandise Imports by Top 25 Trading Partners, 2016

Demographic Characteristics

Table 13: Ontario, Selected Demographic Characteristics, 2009–2017

Table 14: Ontario, Components of Population Growth 2007–08 to 2011–12 and 2012–13 to 2016–17

Ontario Labour Markets

Table 15: Ontario, Labour Force 2003 to 2009 and 2010 to 2016

Table 16: Ontario, Employment 2003 to 2009 and 2010 to 2016

Table 17: Ontario, Unemployment 2003 to 2009 and 2010 to 2016

Table 18: Employment Insurance (EI) 2003 to 2009 and 2010 to 2016

Table 19: Ontario, Labour Compensation 2003 to 2009 and 2010 to 2016

Table 20: Ontario, Employment by Occupation 2003 to 2009 and 2010 to 2016

Table 21: Ontario, Distribution of Employment by Occupation 2005 to 2010 and 2011 to 2016

Table 22: Ontario, Employment by Industry 2007 to 2011 and 2012 to 2016

Table 23: Ontario, Growth in Employment by Industry 2007 to 2011 and 2012 to 2016

Table 24: Ontario, Employment Level by Economic Regions 2006 to 2011 and 2012 to 2016

Table 25: Ontario, Employment Level by Industry for Economic Regions, 2016

Table 26: Ontario Economic Regions — East, Central, Greater Toronto Area, Southwest, North

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

Ontario Economy

TABLE 1a: Ontario, Gross Domestic Product, 2003–2009
($ Billions)

Item 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Real GDP (chained $2007) 552.2 567.7 586.0 596.9 601.7 601.7 582.9
Household Consumption 287.4 295.3 306.3 316.1 328.2 336.2 335.9
Residential Construction 36.9 38.7 39.4 39.7 40.7 38.8 36.5
Non-residential Construction 13.5 13.4 13.6 15.3 16.3 15.4 14.5
Machinery and Equipment 21.3 23.1 26.0 28.2 28.0 28.3 21.7
Exports 311.9 327.6 334.9 337.3 338.3 316.6 274.4
Imports 261.5 279.6 288.4 299.8 311.2 303.7 269.2
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 509.5 533.3 556.6 578.2 601.7 608.4 597.9
Primary Household Income 332.9 349.1 364.9 381.9 403.4 414.7 412.8
Compensation of Employees 263.3 276.9 289.6 302.9 319.0 328.2 323.2
Net Operating Surplus 68.4 70.5 74.9 74.3 73.3 66.0 56.0

Table 1a Footnotes:

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 1b: Ontario, Gross Domestic Product, 2010–2016
($ Billions)

Item 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Real GDP (chained $2007) 600.1 614.6 622.7 631.9 648.8 667.7 685
Household Consumption 348.2 354.1 359.4 366.9 376.8 387.3 398.7
Residential Construction 39.4 40.9 42.8 42 42.2 45.4 48.8
Non-residential Construction 14.8 18.1 19.6 18.7 20.8 22.4 20.1
Machinery and Equipment 23.8 24.6 24.3 21.6 25.1 26.9 24.8
Exports 297 312.7 320.2 330.7 338.8 350 358.9
Imports 300.8 316.5 319.5 322.2 332.7 343.1 343.1
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 631 659.7 680.1 695.4 726.1 762 794.8
Primary Household Income 424.3 444.1 459.1 472.9 489.4 512.6 528.4
Compensation of Employees 333.7 349 360.5 372 384.5 402.1 415.7
Net Operating Surplus 74.4 83.4 85.9 84.8 94.3 101 108.4

Table 1b Footnotes:

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 2a: Ontario, Growth in Gross Domestic Product, 2003–2009
(Per Cent Change)

Item 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Real GDP (chained $2007) 1.1 2.8 3.2 1.9 0.8 0.0 (3.1)
Household Consumption 2.9 2.7 3.7 3.2 3.8 2.4 (0.1)
Residential Construction 1.3 5.0 1.7 0.9 2.5 (4.7) (6.0)
Non-residential Construction (2.8) (1.2) 2.1 11.9 6.9 (5.3) (5.9)
Machinery and Equipment 7.0 8.3 12.5 8.5 (0.8) 1.3 (23.4)
Exports 0.2 5.0 2.2 0.7 0.3 (6.4) (13.3)
Imports 3.3 7.0 3.1 3.9 3.8 (2.4) (11.4)
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 3.0 4.7 4.4 3.9 4.1 1.1 (1.7)
Primary Household Income 3.0 4.9 4.5 4.6 5.6 2.8 (0.5)
Compensation of Employees 3.9 5.2 4.6 4.6 5.3 2.9 (1.5)
Net Operating Surplus 4.2 3.0 6.3 (0.9) (1.4) (9.9) (15.2)

Table 2a Footnotes:

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 2b: Ontario, Growth in Gross Domestic Product, 2010–2016
(Per Cent Change)

Item 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Real GDP (chained $2007) 2.9 2.4 1.3 1.5 2.7 2.9 2.6
Household Consumption 3.6 1.7 1.5 2.1 2.7 2.8 3.0
Residential Construction 8.1 3.6 4.7 (1.9) 0.5 7.7 7.5
Non-residential Construction 1.6 22.7 8.0 (4.4) 11.2 7.7 (10.1)
Machinery and Equipment 9.7 3.2 (0.9) (11.1) 16.0 7.3 (7.8)
Exports 8.2 5.3 2.4 3.3 2.4 3.3 2.5
Imports 11.8 5.2 0.9 0.8 3.3 3.2 0.0
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 5.5 4.6 3.1 2.2 4.4 5.0 4.3
Primary Household Income 2.8 4.7 3.4 3.0 3.5 4.7 3.1
Compensation of Employees 3.2 4.6 3.3 3.2 3.4 4.6 3.4
Net Operating Surplus 32.9 12.1 3.0 (1.2) 11.2 7.1 7.3

Table 2b Footnotes:

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 3: Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2013–2016
($2007 Chained Millions)

Item 2013 2014 2015 2016
Goods Producing Industries (including items 1-4 below) 136,622 139,858 142,405 144,581
1. Primary 13,720 13,279 13,015 12,820
2. Utilities 11,510 12,088 11,728 11,918
3. Construction 35,065 35,848 37,466 38,002
4. Manufacturing1 75,766 78,051 79,390 81,005
Services Producing Industries (including items 1-14 below) 449,954 461,136 475,248 489,240
1. Wholesale Trade 40,144 41,077 42,783 43,976
2. Retail Trade 31,074 31,059 32,602 34,024
3. Transportation and Warehousing 22,351 23,826 24,697 25,539
4. Information and Cultural (incl. Telecommunications) 21,310 22,418 22,402 22,708
5. Finance and Insurance 54,991 57,063 59,943 62,765
6. Real Estate and Leasing 78,825 80,068 83,032 85,999
7. Professional and Administrative Services 54,796 57,341 59,206 60,800
8. Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,831 4,494 4,606 4,493
9. Education 34,475 35,132 35,673 36,207
10. Health Care and Social Services 39,074 39,561 40,451 41,887
11. Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 4,370 4,628 4,969 5,247
12. Accommodation and Food 11,436 12,123 12,509 12,971
13. Other Services 11,521 12,016 12,059 11,941
14. Public Administration 41,227 40,816 41,122 41,698
Total Production 586,913 601,344 618,051 634,258

Table 3 Footnotes:

[1] See Table 5 for detailed manufacturing industries.

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 4: Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2013–2016
(Per Cent Change)

Item 2013 2014 2015 2016
Goods Producing Industries (including items 1-4 below) 0.4 2.4 1.8 1.5
1. Primary 8.2 (3.2) (2.0) (1.5)
2. Utilities (0.3) 5.0 (3.0) 1.6
3. Construction 0.7 2.2 4.5 1.4
4. Manufacturing1 (1.0) 3.0 1.7 2.0
Services Producing Industries (including items 1-14 below) 1.7 2.5 3.1 2.9
1. Wholesale Trade 3.8 2.3 4.2 2.8
2. Retail Trade 5.1 0.0 5.0 4.4
3. Transportation and Warehousing 2.0 6.6 3.7 3.4
4. Information and Cultural (incl. Telecommunications) (1.2) 5.2 (0.1) 1.4
5. Finance and Insurance 4.2 3.8 5.0 4.7
6. Real Estate and Leasing 2.1 1.6 3.7 3.6
7. Professional and Administrative Services 0.6 4.6 3.3 2.7
8. Management of Companies and Enterprises 6.0 (7.0) 2.5 (2.5)
9. Education 1.5 1.9 1.5 1.5
10. Health Care and Social Services (1.4) 1.2 2.3 3.5
11. Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 0.0 5.9 7.4 5.6
12. Accommodation and Food 5.3 6.0 3.2 3.7
13. Other Services 3.6 4.3 0.4 (1.0)
14. Public Administration (1.2) (1.0) 0.7 1.4
Total Production 1.4 2.5 2.8 2.6

Table 4 Footnotes:

[1] See Table 6 for detailed manufacturing industries.

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 5: Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2013–2016
($2007 Chained Millions)

Item 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total Manufacturing 75,766 78,051 79,390 81,005
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products 11,375 11,932 12,006 12,468
Textile, Clothing and Leather Products 846 886 907 895
Wood Products and Furniture 3,116 3,171 3,381 3,634
Paper Products and Printing 4,638 4,499 4,637 4,547
Chemical and Petroleum Products 8,118 7,905 8,103 8,192
Plastic and Rubber Products 4,328 4,572 4,770 5,118
Primary Metal and Fabricated Metal Products 11,195 11,783 11,247 11,238
Machinery 5,792 6,023 6,537 6,521
Electrical and Electronic Products 4,929 4,760 4,760 4,722
Transportation Equipment 17,492 19,030 19,376 20,002
Other Manufacturing 4,101 3,982 4,058 4,141

Table 5 Footnotes:

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 6: Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2013–2016
(Per Cent Change)

Item 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total Manufacturing (1.0) 3.0 1.7 2.0
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products (0.4) 4.9 0.6 3.8
Textile, Clothing and Leather Products (9.4) 4.7 2.4 (1.3)
Wood Products and Furniture 6.7 1.8 6.6 7.5
Paper Products and Printing (3.8) (3.0) 3.1 (2.0)
Chemical and Petroleum Products 2.5 (2.6) 2.5 1.1
Plastic and Rubber Products 2.1 5.6 4.3 7.3
Primary Metal and Fabricated Metal Products 0.6 5.3 (4.6) (0.1)
Machinery (0.5) 4.0 8.5 (0.3)
Electrical and Electronic Products (9.5) (3.4) 0.0 (0.8)
Transportation Equipment (3.1) 8.8 1.8 3.2
Other Manufacturing 2.0 (2.9) 1.9 2.0

Table 6 Footnotes:

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 7a: Ontario, Housing Market Indicators, 2013–2016
New Housing Market

Item 2013 2014 2015 2016
Residential Construction, Current $ Millions 50,204 52,622 58,574 66,259
Residential Construction, Current $ Millions - Per Cent Change 0.2 4.8 11.3 13.1
Real Residential Construction ($2007 Millions) 41,966 42,270 45,318 48,867
Real Residential Construction ($2007 Millions) - Per Cent Change (1.9) 0.7 7.2 7.8
Housing Starts (Units) 61,085 59,134 70,156 74,952
Housing Starts (Units) - Per Cent Change (20.4) (3.2) 18.6 6.8
Of which: Single-detached, urban areas (Units) 21,312 21,352 23,446 27,190
Of which: Single-detached, urban areas (Units) - Per Cent Change (9.6) 0.2 9.8 16.0
Multiple, urban areas (Units)  37,303 34,813 44,845 44,670
Multiple, urban areas (Units) - Per Cent Change (26.6) (6.7) 28.8 (0.4)
New Housing Price Index (2007 = 100) 88.9 90.4 92.7 97.2
New Housing Price Index (2007 = 100) - Per Cent Change 2.1 1.7 2.5 4.9

Table 7a Footnotes:

Sources: Statistics Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Canadian Real Estate Association and Ontario Ministry of Finance.

TABLE 7b: Ontario, Housing Market Indicators, 2013–2016
Resale Market

Item 2013 2014 2015 2016
Home Resales (Units) 195,026 202,478 221,713 242,720
Home Resales (Units) - Per Cent Change 0.2 3.8 9.5 9.5
Average Resale Price ($) 401,979 429,771 463,455 534,848
Average Resale Price ($) - Per Cent Change 4.8 6.9 7.8 15.4

Table 7b Footnotes:

Sources: Statistics Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Canadian Real Estate Association and Ontario Ministry of Finance.

TABLE 8a: Selected Financial Indicators, 2003–2009
(Per Cent)

Item 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Interest Rates - Bank Rate 3.2 2.5 2.9 4.3 4.6 3.2 0.6
Interest Rates - Prime Rate 4.7 4.0 4.4 5.8 6.1 4.7 2.4
Interest Rates - 10-Year Government Bonds 4.8 4.6 4.1 4.2 4.3 3.6 3.3
Interest Rates - Three-month T-Bills 2.9 2.2 2.7 4.0 4.1 2.3 0.3
Mortgage Rates - 5-Year Rate 6.4 6.2 6.0 6.7 7.1 7.1 5.6
Mortgage Rates - 1-Year Rate 4.8 4.6 5.1 6.3 6.9 6.7 4.0
Canadian Household Debt Burden1 - Consumer 39.9 42.7 45.7 46.5 49.0 50.5 53.4
Canadian Household Debt Burden1 - Mortgage 74.2 77.8 82.2 84.3 91.4 95.1 98.3
Canadian Household Debt Burden1 - Bank Loans 6.7 6.7 7.2 7.8 8.3 8.5 8.1
Canadian Household Debt Burden1 - Other Loans 2.4 1.6 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.2
Canadian Household Debt Burden1 - Total 123.2 128.8 136.9 140.4 150.8 156.3 161.9

Table 8a Footnotes:

[1] 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 8b: Selected Financial Indicators, 2010–2016
(Per Cent)

Item 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Interest Rates - Bank Rate 0.9 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 0.9 0.8
Interest Rates - Prime Rate 2.6 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.7
Interest Rates - 10-Year Government Bonds 3.2 2.8 1.9 2.3 2.2 1.5 1.3
Interest Rates - Three-month T-Bills 0.6 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.5 0.5
Mortgage Rates - 5-Year Rate 5.6 5.4 5.3 5.2 4.9 4.7 4.7
Mortgage Rates - 1-Year Rate 3.5 3.5 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1
Canadian Household Debt Burden1 - Consumer 52.7 52.6 52.2 51.6 51.4 50.3 50.2
Canadian Household Debt Burden1 - Mortgage 101.2 104.1 106.5 106.3 108.1 109.7 112.2
Canadian Household Debt Burden1 - Bank Loans 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.8 8.0 8.6 8.7
Canadian Household Debt Burden1 - Other Loans 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2
Canadian Household Debt Burden1 - Total 164.2 166.9 168.7 168.0 169.8 170.7 173.3

Table 8b Footnotes:

[1] 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.

Ontario, International Merchandise Trade

TABLE 9: Ontario, International Merchandise Exports1 by Major Commodity2, 2016

Item Value
($ Millions)
2016 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1. Motor vehicles and parts 75,193 9.5 36.6
2. Precious metals & stones 21,119 3.9 10.3
3. Mechanical equipment 19,859 2.3 9.7
4. Electrical machinery 7,687 3.7 3.7
5. Plastic products 7,403 0.6 3.6
6. Pharmaceutical products 7,063 2.5 3.4
7. Iron and steel 4,709 2.3 2.3
8. Furniture and accessories 4,245 8.3 2.1
9. Scientific, photo & med eqmt 3,435 5.0 1.7
10.Cereal and baked products 3,363 7.7 1.6
11. Aircraft and parts 2,812 -5.9 1.4
12. Iron and steel products 2,761 -1.0 1.3
13. Nickel & articles thereof 2,759 -25.4 1.3
14. Oils & other petroleum products 2,632 -18.0 1.3
15. Aluminium & articles 2,616 2.5 1.3
16. Paper products 2,424 3.2 1.2
17. Inorganic chemicals 1,796 -2.6 0.9
18. Wood products 1,700 16.2 0.8
19. Seeds and miscellaneous grains 1,658 10.2 0.8
20. Miscellaneous chemical products 1,655 1.5 0.8
21. Rubber products 1,621 -2.3 0.8
22. Organic chemicals 1,344 -12.6 0.7
23. Vegetables 1,313 8.5 0.6
24. Perfumes and cosmetics 1,211 6.9 0.6
25. Miscellaneous base metal articles 1,148 5.8 0.6
All other commodities 21,980 2.6 10.7
Total Exports 205,508 10.0 100.0

Table 9 Footnotes:

[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 10: Ontario, International Merchandise Imports by Major Commodity1, 2016

Item Value
($ Millions)
2016 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1. Motor vehicles and parts 73,721 6.9 22.1
2. Mechanical equipment 49,307 0.4 14.8
3. Electrical machinery 36,947 -0.9 11.1
4. Plastic products 13,045 7.7 3.9
5. Pharmaceutical products 12,231 -0.4 3.7
6. Precious metals & stones 11,291 -4.9 3.4
7. Scientific, photo & med eqmt 10,578 2.5 3.2
8. Furniture and accessories 6,968 10.0 2.1
9. Oils & other petroleum products 6,274 14.6 1.9
10. Iron and steel products 6,110 -0.1 1.8
11. Iron and steel 5,315 0.2 1.6
12. Organic chemicals 4,872 -8.3 1.5
13. Paper products 4,316 2.5 1.3
14. Rubber products 4,231 1.2 1.3
15. Aircraft and parts 4,001 -6.6 1.2
16. Perfumes and cosmetics 3,448 7.4 1.0
17. Aluminium & articles 3,171 -3.5 1.0
18. Fruit and nuts 3,068 4.7 0.9
19. Toys and sporting goods 3,060 1.0 0.9
20. Miscellaneous chemical products 2,935 1.4 0.9
21. Cereal and baked products 2,740 0.6 0.8
22. Beverages 2,611 7.8 0.8
23. Miscellaneous food products 2,606 6.7 0.8
24. Non-knitted clothes 2,499 3.0 0.7
25. Knitted clothes 2,437 3.8 0.7
All other commodities 53,708 2.3 16.1
Domestic Imports 331,490 2.5 99.3
Re-imports2 2,174 7.5 0.7
Total Imports  333,664 2.5 100.0

Table 10 Footnotes:

[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 11: Ontario, International Merchandise Exports1 by Top 25 Trading Partners, 2016

Item Exports
($ Millions)
2016 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1. United States 166,178 4.8 80.9
2. United Kingdom 13,721 9.4 6.7
3. Mexico 3,445 21.0 1.7
4. China 2,828 16.8 1.4
5. Japan 1,752 23.0 0.9
6. Germany 1,656 25.4 0.8
7. Norway 1,128 -23.6 0.5
8. Hong Kong 1,020 -59.6 0.5
9. Italy 959 0.9 0.5
10. Netherlands 824 0.8 0.4
11. France 807 -7.3 0.4
12. Saudi Arabia 797 38.7 0.4
13. South Korea 743 24.0 0.4
14. Brazil 597 15.8 0.3
15. Switzerland 588 -23.7 0.3
16. Australia 583 5.4 0.3
17. Belgium 577 -22.4 0.3
18. India 450 -10.7 0.2
19. United Arab Emirates 375 -32.4 0.2
20. Botswana 364 -10.9 0.2
21. Thailand 353 60.8 0.2
22. Singapore 333 -36.3 0.2
23. Taiwan 271 -3.9 0.1
24. Ireland 267 -29.5 0.1
25. Malaysia 230 3.6 0.1
All other countries 4,664 6.2 2.3
Total 205,508 4.3 100.0

Table 11 Footnotes:

[1] International merchandise exports exclude re-exports and are reported on a customs basis.

Sources: Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.

TABLE 12: Ontario, International Merchandise Imports1 by Top 25 Trading Partners, 2016

Item Imports
($ Millions)
2016 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1. United States 189,068 3.8 56.7
2. China 38,982 -1.2 11.7
3. Mexico 26,737 7.6 8.0
4. Japan 11,387 10.5 3.4
5. Germany 8,673 1.0 2.6
6. South Korea 5,437 1.2 1.6
7. Italy 3,864 3.5 1.2
8. Switzerland 3,524 -2.7 1.1
9. Vietnam 2,964 28.7 0.9
10. United Kingdom 2,775 -36.2 0.8
11. Taiwan 2,725 -5.0 0.8
12. France 2,362 -19.2 0.7
13. India 2,057 6.7 0.6
14. Thailand 1,877 1.0 0.6
15. Malaysia 1,711 -1.9 0.5
16. Peru 1,578 -36.2 0.5
17. Brazil 1,427 -6.7 0.4
18. Argentina 1,345 -9.4 0.4
19. Spain 1,173 -2.3 0.4
20. Ireland 1,155 9.3 0.3
21. Dominican Republic 1,119 21.8 0.3
22. Belgium 1,117 5.5 0.3
23. Netherlands 994 11.9 0.3
24. Egypt 970 40.4 0.3
25. Sweden 968 -4.6 0.3
All other countries 15,503 4.3 5.3
Domestic Imports 331,490 2.5 99.3
Re-imports 2,174 7.5 0.7
Total 333,664 2.5 100.0

Table 12 Footnotes:

[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.

Demographic Characteristics

TABLE 13: Ontario, Selected Demographic Characteristics, 2009–20171

Item 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total Population (000s) 12,998 13,135 13,264 13,414 13,556 13,680 13,790 13,976 14,193
Annual Average Growth Over Preceding Year (%) 0.9 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1 0.9 0.8 1.4 1.6
Median Age (Years) 39.3 39.6 39.8 40 40.2 40.4 40.6 40.7 40.6
Age Group Shares (%) - 0–4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.1
Age Group Shares (%) - 5–14 11.7 11.4 11.2 11.0 10.9 10.8 10.7 10.7 10.6
Age Group Shares (%) - 15–24 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.6 13.4 13.2 13.1 13.0
Age Group Shares (%) - 25–44 27.8 27.4 27.1 27.0 26.8 26.7 26.7 26.8 26.9
Age Group Shares (%) - 45–64 27.7 28.1 28.4 28.3 28.2 28.2 28.1 28.0 27.7
Age Group Shares (%) - 65–74 7.3 7.4 7.6 8.0 8.4 8.7 9.0 9.2 9.4
Age Group Shares (%) - 75+ 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3
Total Fertility Rate2 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5
Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)3 - Female 83.5 83.8 84.0 84.2
Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)3 - Male 79.2 79.5 79.8 80.1
Families (000s) 3,723 3,897
Households (000s)4 4,888 5,169

Table 13 Footnotes:

[1] Population estimates are for July 1.

[2] Calendar-year data.

[3] For three-year periods with the reference year as the middle year.

[4] Households are from Census enumeration.

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 14a: Ontario, Components of Population Growth, 2007–08 to 2011–121
(Thousands)

Item 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Population at Beginning of Period 12,764 12,883 12,998 13,135 13,264
Births 141 140 140 139 141
Deaths 88 88 88 91 88
Immigrants 115 105 117 105 101
Net Emigrants2 21 18 15 15 17
Net Change in Non-permanent Residents 11 16 13 15 24
Interprovincial Arrivals 62 57 60 58 60
Interprovincial Departures 76 73 64 62 71
Population Growth During Period 118 115 137 128 150
Population at End of Period3 12,883 12,998 13,135 13,264 13,414
Population Growth (%) 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.0 1.1

Table 14a Footnotes:

[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 14b: Ontario, Components of Population Growth, 2012–13 to 2016–171
(Thousands)

Item 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Population at Beginning of Period 13,414 13,556 13,680 13,790 13,976
Births 141 141 142 144 147
Deaths 93 95 98 102 105
Immigrants 106 102 90 120 98
Net Emigrants2 16 19 18 18 18
Net Change in Non-permanent Residents 19 11 2 33 69
Interprovincial Arrivals 55 57 63 72 84
Interprovincial Departures 69 72 72 63 58
Population Growth During Period 142 125 109 187 217
Population at End of Period3 13,556 13,680 13,790 13,976 14,193
Population Growth (%) 1.1 0.9 0.8 1.4 1.6

Table 14b Footnotes:

[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.

Ontario Labour Markets

TABLE 15a: Ontario, Labour Force, 2003–2009

Item 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Labour Force (000s) 6,677 6,772 6,834 6,887 6,992 7,074 7,080
Annual Labour Force Growth (%) 2.8 1.4 0.9 0.8 1.5 1.2 0.1
Participation Rate (%) - Male 74.3 74.1 73.5 72.6 72.5 72.5 71.5
Participation Rate (%) - Female 62.9 62.9 62.6 62.6 63.2 63.1 62.6
Share of Labour Force (%) - Youth (15–24) 16.4 16.3 16.1 16.1 16.2 16.0 15.5
Share of Labour Force (%) - Older Workers (45+) 34.8 35.5 36.4 37.5 38.4 39.7 40.9

Table 15a Footnotes:

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 15b: Ontario, Labour Force, 2010–2016

Item 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Labour Force (000s) 7,161 7,227 7,276 7,384 7,419 7,426 7,490
Annual Labour Force Growth (%) 1.1 0.9 0.7 1.5 0.5 0.1 0.9
Participation Rate (%) - Male 71.1 71.1 70.7 70.5 70.3 70.0 69.5
Participation Rate (%) - Female 62.8 62.3 61.9 62.2 61.6 60.7 60.7
Share of Labour Force (%) - Youth (15–24) 15.1 15.3 14.9 15.0 15.1 14.8 14.4
Share of Labour Force (%) - Older Workers (45+) 41.8 42.3 42.6 42.7 43.0 43.2 43.4

Table 15b Footnotes:

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 16a: Ontario, Employment, 2003–2009

Item 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total Employment (000s) 6,213 6,314 6,381 6,452 6,546 6,610 6,433
Total Employment (000s) - Male 3,302 3,352 3,385 3,400 3,411 3,445 3,301
Total Employment (000s) - Female 2,911 2,962 2,996 3,053 3,135 3,165 3,132
Annual Employment Growth (%) 3.0 1.6 1.1 1.1 1.4 1.0 -2.7
Net Job Creation (000s) 179 101 67 71 93 65 -178
Public-sector Employment (000s) 1,051 1,110 1,137 1,163 1,196 1,261 1,233
Private-sector Employment (000s) 4,245 4,267 4,309 4,351 4,366 4,346 4,195
Self-employment (000s) 916 937 935 939 983 1,004 1,005
Manufacturing Employment (% of total) 17.6 17.5 16.7 15.5 14.3 13.4 12.0
Services Employment (% of total) 73.7 73.9 74.3 75.4 76.6 77.3 78.8
Part-time (% of total) 18.5 18.2 18.2 17.9 18.2 18.8 19.6
Average Hours Worked Per Week1 36.6 37.1 37.2 36.8 37.1 36.7 35.9

Table 16a Footnotes:

[1] Average actual hours worked per week at all jobs, excluding persons not at work, in reference week.

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 16b: Ontario, Employment, 2010–2016

Item 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total Employment (000s) 6,538 6,658 6,703 6,823 6,878 6,923 7,000
Total Employment (000s) - Male 3,364 3,450 3,472 3,523 3,567 3,607 3,636
Total Employment (000s) - Female 3,174 3,208 3,231 3,301 3,311 3,316 3,364
Annual Employment Growth (%) 1.6 1.8 0.7 1.8 0.8 0.7 1.1
Net Job Creation (000s) 105 121 44 121 55 45 76
Public-sector Employment (000s) 1,255 1,294 1,286 1,314 1,305 1,294 1,306
Private-sector Employment (000s) 4,268 4,340 4,373 4,447 4,517 4,541 4,597
Self-employment (000s) 1,015 1,024 1,044 1,063 1,056 1,088 1,096
Manufacturing Employment (% of total) 11.7 11.6 11.6 11.2 10.9 10.8 10.7
Services Employment (% of total) 78.9 78.8 78.9 79.5 79.9 79.8 79.7
Part-time (% of total) 19.6 19.3 19.3 19.6 19.5 18.8 19.0
Average Hours Worked Per Week1 36.0 36.3 36.5 36.3 35.8 36.3 36.3

Table 16b Footnotes:

[1] Average actual hours worked per week at all jobs, excluding persons not at work, in reference week.

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 17a: Ontario, Unemployment, 2003–2009

Item 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total Unemployment (000s) 464 458 453 435 446 464 648
Unemployment Rate (%) 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.3 6.4 6.6 9.1
Unemployment Rate (%) - Male 7.1 6.9 6.7 6.4 6.8 6.9 10.5
Unemployment Rate (%) - Female 6.8 6.6 6.6 6.3 6.0 6.2 7.7
Unemployment Rate (%) - Toronto CMA1 7.7 7.5 7.0 6.6 6.8 6.9 9.6
Unemployment Rate (%) - Northern Ontario 7.4 7.8 7.0 7.4 6.9 6.7 9.0
Unemployment Rate (%) - Youth (15–24) 14.4 14.1 13.9 13.2 12.9 13.8 17.6
Unemployment Rate (%) - Older Workers (45+) 4.7 4.5 4.7 4.3 4.5 4.9 6.8
Share of Total Unemployment (%) - Long-term Unemployed (27 weeks+) 16.2 15.5 15.1 14.3 13.0 13.7 18.8
Share of Total Unemployment (%) - Youth (15–24) 34.0 34.2 33.8 33.7 32.8 33.5 29.8
Share of Total Unemployment (%) - Older Workers (45+) 23.6 23.5 26.0 25.6 27.2 29.8 30.4
Average Duration (weeks) 17.0 16.1 16.0 15.8 14.6 14.8 18.4
Average Duration (weeks) - Youth (15–24) 9.4 8.8 8.7 8.7 8.1 8.4 11.1
Average Duration (weeks) - Older Workers (45+) 27.3 24.3 23.9 23.7 22.4 20.9 26.3

Table 17a Footnotes:

[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 17b: Ontario, Unemployment, 2010–2016

Item 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total Unemployment (000s) 623 569 574 560 541 503 490
Unemployment Rate (%) 8.7 7.9 7.9 7.6 7.3 6.8 6.5
Unemployment Rate (%) - Male 9.4 8.2 8.3 8.0 7.5 7.0 6.8
Unemployment Rate (%) - Female 8.0 7.6 7.5 7.2 7.1 6.5 6.3
Unemployment Rate (%) - Toronto CMA1 9.1 8.4 8.7 8.1 8.0 7.0 7.0
Unemployment Rate (%) - Northern Ontario 8.3 7.8 7.2 7.4 6.6 7.2 7.1
Unemployment Rate (%) - Youth (15–24) 17.4 15.9 17.0 16.2 15.7 14.7 14.0
Unemployment Rate (%) - Older Workers (45+) 6.6 5.9 5.8 5.5 5.3 4.9 4.9
Share of Total Unemployment (%) - Long-term Unemployed (27 weeks+) 24.9 24.1 22.7 22.9 22.8 20.0 19.9
Share of Total Unemployment (%) - Youth (15–24) 30.3 30.9 32.1 32.1 32.4 32.1 30.9
Share of Total Unemployment (%) - Older Workers (45+) 31.8 31.6 31.3 31.2 31.1 31.1 32.5
Average Duration (weeks) 22.0 22.4 22.2 21.8 22.4 20.0 19.9
Average Duration (weeks) - Youth (15–24) 11.4 12.2 12.7 12.7 13.4 12.4 11.2
Average Duration (weeks) - Older Workers (45+) 31.3 32.8 32.0 29.5 31.7 28.6 28.2

Table 17b Footnotes:

[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 18a: Employment Insurance (EI), 2003–2009

Item 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
EI Regular Beneficiaries1 (000s) - Ontario 142 137 132 129 131 142 246
EI Regular Beneficiaries1 (000s) - Canada 561 539 514 492 477 484 731
EI Total Benefit Payments2 ($ millions) - Ontario 3,795 3,828 3,799 3,839 4,045 4,369 6,721
EI Total Benefit Payments2 ($ millions) - Canada 12,926 12,884 12,696 12,425 12,425 13,015 18,684
EI Contributions ($ millions) - Ontario3 7,219 6,895 7,108 6,975 6,921 6,718 6,745
EI Contributions ($ millions) - Canada4 17,724 16,578 17,161 15,884 16,709 16,737 16,502
EI Premium Rate5 (% insured earnings) - Employer 2.94 2.77 2.73 2.62 2.52 2.42 2.42
EI Premium Rate5 (% insured earnings) - Employee 2.10 1.98 1.95 1.87 1.80 1.73 1.73

Table 18a Footnotes:

[1] Figures are reported by Statistics Canada (Regular beneficiaries only, year-to-date average, unadjusted).

[2] 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.

[3] 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.

[4] Figures for Canada EI Contributions are reported by the federal Department of Finance as part of the Fiscal Monitor.

[5] EI premiums are collected on total earnings from the first dollar earned to the maximum insurable earnings.

Note: In 2017, the EI maximum weekly benefit is $542, which is equal to 55 per cent of EI maximum insurable earnings of $51,300.

Sources: Statistics Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, Department of Finance Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.

TABLE 18b: Employment Insurance (EI), 2010–2016

Item 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
EI Regular Beneficiaries1 (000s) - Ontario 216 175 159 155 147 145 137
EI Regular Beneficiaries1 (000s) - Canada 681 580 532 501 487 513 541
EI Total Benefit Payments2 ($ millions) - Ontario 6,117 5,330 5,180 5,213 5,321 5,444 5,493
EI Total Benefit Payments2 ($ millions) - Canada 17,881 16,050 15,662 15,365 15,869 17,094 18,542
EI Contributions ($ millions) - Ontario3 6,919 7,288 7,776 8,404 8,608 8,983 9,054
EI Contributions ($ millions) - Canada4 17,227 18,221 19,558 21,492 22,141 22,874 23,054
EI Premium Rate5 (% insured earnings) - Employer 2.42 2.49 2.56 2.63 2.63 2.63 2.63
EI Premium Rate5 (% insured earnings) - Employee 1.73 1.78 1.83 1.88 1.88 1.88 1.88

Table 18b Footnotes:

[1] Figures are reported by Statistics Canada (Regular beneficiaries only, year-to-date average, unadjusted).

[2] 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.

[3] 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.

[4] Figures for Canada EI Contributions are reported by the federal Department of Finance as part of the Fiscal Monitor.

[5] EI premiums are collected on total earnings from the first dollar earned to the maximum insurable earnings.

Note: In 2017, the EI maximum weekly benefit is $542, which is equal to 55 per cent of EI maximum insurable earnings of $51,300.

Sources: Statistics Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, Department of Finance Canada and Ontario Ministry of Finance.

TABLE 19a: Ontario, Labour Compensation, 2003–2009

Item 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Average Weekly Earnings ($)1 728.71 748.99 776.33 788.80 819.19 838.34 848.91
Average Weekly Earnings ($)1 - Increase (%) 2.4 2.8 3.7 1.6 3.9 2.3 1.3
CPI Inflation (%) 2.7 1.9 2.2 1.8 1.8 2.3 0.4
AWE Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) (0.3) 0.9 1.5 (0.2) 2.0 0.1 0.9
AWE – Manufacturing ($) 907.50 935.19 960.35 961.33 997.47 999.72 950.13
AWE – Manufacturing ($) - Increase (%) 2.4 3.1 2.7 0.1 3.8 0.2 (5.0)
AWE – Manufacturing ($) - Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) (0.3) 1.2 0.5 (1.7) 1.9 (2.0) (5.3)
Wage Settlement Increases (%)2 - All Sectors 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.5 3.0 2.7 2.2
Wage Settlement Increases (%)2 - Public 3.5 3.1 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.4
Wage Settlement Increases (%)2 - Private 1.9 2.7 2.4 1.8 2.9 2.0 1.2
Person Days Lost Due to Strikes and Lockouts (000s) 495 487 403 395 389 282 1,550
Minimum Wage at Year-end ($/hour) 6.85 7.15 7.45 7.75 8.00 8.75 9.50

Table 19a Footnotes:

[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.

TABLE 19b: Ontario, Labour Compensation, 2010–2016

Item 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Average Weekly Earnings ($)1 881.44 893.44 906.17 920.03 938.30 962.94 973.56
Average Weekly Earnings ($)1 - Increase (%) 3.8 1.4 1.4 1.5 2.0 2.6 1.1
CPI Inflation (%) 2.5 3.1 1.4 1.0 2.4 1.2 1.8
AWE Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) 1.4 (1.7) 0.0 0.5 (0.4) 1.4 (0.7)
AWE – Manufacturing ($) 999.23 1006.42 1036.99 1050.59 1071.73 1107.09 1119.28
AWE – Manufacturing ($) - Increase (%) 5.2 0.7 3.0 1.3 2.0 3.3 1.1
AWE – Manufacturing ($) - Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) 2.7 (2.4) 1.6 0.3 (0.3) 2.1 (0.7)
Wage Settlement Increases (%)2 - All Sectors 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.0 1.5 1.0 1.6
Wage Settlement Increases (%)2 - Public 1.9 1.6 1.4 0.5 1.4 0.8 1.4
Wage Settlement Increases (%)2 - Private 2.0 1.9 1.2 2.3 1.9 1.7 1.8
Person Days Lost Due to Strikes and Lockouts (000s) 705 352 201 288 132 337 245
Minimum Wage at Year-end ($/hour) 10.25 10.25 10.25 10.25 11.00 11.25 11.40

Table 19b Footnotes:

[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.

TABLE 20a: Ontario, Employment by Occupation, 2003–2009
(Thousands)

Item 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Management 633 665 676 707 688 710 689
Business, Finance and Administration 1066 1105 1080 1090 1091 1145 1111
Natural and Applied Sciences 448 434 464 463 479 493 465
Health 333 342 345 353 368 383 394
Education, Law and Social, Community and Government Services 574 574 633 638 685 704 719
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport 178 187 182 186 198 208 203
Sales and Service 1454 1451 1471 1529 1601 1562 1559
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators 867 880 889 883 877 901 860
Natural Resources, Agriculture and Related Production 87 92 94 108 104 89 87
Manufacturing and Utilities 575 584 547 495 457 417 346
Total 6213 6314 6381 6452 6546 6610 6433

Table 20a Footnotes:

Note: Occupation estimates are based on the 2016 National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 20b: Ontario, Employment by Occupation, 2010–2016
(Thousands)

Item 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Management 681 660 684 660 635 619 634
Business, Finance and Administration 1113 1161 1146 1156 1150 1169 1159
Natural and Applied Sciences 495 506 499 509 555 566 574
Health 400 429 430 444 457 462 478
Education, Law and Social, Community and Government Services 735 723 748 769 761 802 833
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport 215 216 200 222 216 224 232
Sales and Service 1601 1601 1639 1700 1726 1704 1697
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators 853 886 891 894 895 911 908
Natural Resources, Agriculture and Related Production 88 97 90 87 101 95 100
Manufacturing and Utilities 358 379 376 382 382 371 385
Total 6538 6658 6703 6823 6878 6923 7000

Table 20b Footnotes:

Note: Occupation estimates are based on the 2016 National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 21a: Ontario, Distribution of Employment by Occupation, 2003–2009
(Per Cent)

Item 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Management 10.2 10.5 10.6 11.0 10.5 10.7 10.7
Business, Finance and Administration 17.2 17.5 16.9 16.9 16.7 17.3 17.3
Natural and Applied Sciences 7.2 6.9 7.3 7.2 7.3 7.5 7.2
Health 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.8 6.1
Education, Law and Social, Community and Government Services 9.2 9.1 9.9 9.9 10.5 10.6 11.2
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.2
Sales and Service 23.4 23.0 23.1 23.7 24.5 23.6 24.2
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators 13.9 13.9 13.9 13.7 13.4 13.6 13.4
Natural Resources, Agriculture and Related Production 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.3 1.4
Manufacturing and Utilities 9.2 9.2 8.6 7.7 7.0 6.3 5.4
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Table 21a Footnotes:

Note: Occupation estimates are based on the 2016 National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 21b: Ontario, Distribution of Employment by Occupation, 2010–2016
(Per Cent)

Item 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Management 10.4 9.9 10.2 9.7 9.2 8.9 9.1
Business, Finance and Administration 17.0 17.4 17.1 16.9 16.7 16.9 16.6
Natural and Applied Sciences 7.6 7.6 7.4 7.5 8.1 8.2 8.2
Health 6.1 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8
Education, Law and Social, Community and Government Services 11.2 10.9 11.2 11.3 11.1 11.6 11.9
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport 3.3 3.2 3.0 3.3 3.1 3.2 3.3
Sales and Service 24.5 24.0 24.5 24.9 25.1 24.6 24.2
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators 13.1 13.3 13.3 13.1 13.0 13.2 13.0
Natural Resources, Agriculture and Related Production 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.4
Manufacturing and Utilities 5.5 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.5
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Table 21b Footnotes:

Note: Occupation estimates are based on the 2016 National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 22a: Ontario, Employment by Industry, 2007–2011
(Thousands)

Item 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Goods Producing Industries (includes items 1 to 4 below) 1,534 1,502 1,365 1,381 1,409
1. Primary Industries 131 123 121 121 129
2. Manufacturing 939 883 774 764 773
3. Construction 406 433 415 442 455
4. Utilities 57 63 56 54 52
Services Producing Industries (includes items 1-11 below) 5,011 5,108 5,068 5,157 5,250
1. Trade 1,018 1,017 1,007 1,009 1,006
2. Transportation and Warehousing 302 321 318 311 323
3. Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 469 469 480 481 497
4. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 470 489 480 512 530
5. Business, Building and Other Support 292 307 280 291 296
6. Educational Services 463 473 451 456 459
7. Health Care and Social Assistance 668 683 703 730 751
8. Information, Culture and Recreation 328 311 312 320 335
9. Accommodation and Food Services 404 397 384 393 403
10. Public Administration 331 356 354 357 363
11. Other Services 267 286 299 298 288
Total Employment 6,546 6,610 6,433 6,538 6,658

Table 22a Footnotes:

Note: Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 22b: Ontario, Employment by Industry, 2012–2016
(Thousands)

Item 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Goods Producing Industries (includes items 1 to 4 below) 1,415 1,398 1,382 1,401 1,418
1. Primary Industries 126 120 115 120 114
2. Manufacturing 779 767 749 745 751
3. Construction 458 459 467 487 504
4. Utilities 52 52 51 49 50
Services Producing Industries (includes items 1-11 below) 5,287 5,426 5,496 5,522 5,581
1. Trade 1,007 1,019 1,047 1,042 1,033
2. Transportation and Warehousing 313 336 329 321 327
3. Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 496 510 512 544 555
4. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 530 543 560 580 595
5. Business, Building and Other Support 296 328 335 333 326
6. Educational Services 465 483 495 515 503
7. Health Care and Social Assistance 769 791 798 813 838
8. Information, Culture and Recreation 320 312 317 310 318
9. Accommodation and Food Services 432 441 450 444 457
10. Public Administration 366 372 367 344 353
11. Other Services 295 292 287 276 276
Total Employment 6,703 6,823 6,878 6,923 7,000

Table 22b Footnotes:

Note: Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 23a: Ontario, Growth in Employment by Industry, 2007–2011
(Per Cent Change)

Item 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Goods Producing Industries (includes items 1 to 4 below) (3.3) (2.1) (9.1) 1.1 2.0
1. Primary Industries (5.7) (6.0) (2.2) 0.5 6.3
2. Manufacturing (5.8) (6.0) (12.4) (1.3) 1.2
3. Construction 0.7 6.5 (4.1) 6.5 2.9
4. Utilities 20.1 9.4 (10.8) (3.0) (3.7)
Services Producing Industries (includes items 1-11 below) 3.0 1.9 (0.8) 1.8 1.8
1. Trade 0.6 (0.1) (1.0) 0.2 (0.3)
2. Transportation and Warehousing 2.2 6.3 (1.0) (2.0) 3.6
3. Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing (0.8) 0.1 2.4 0.1 3.4
4. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 4.6 4.0 (1.8) 6.6 3.5
5. Business, Building and Other Support 0.3 5.1 (8.8) 3.9 1.8
6. Educational Services 3.9 2.1 (4.7) 1.2 0.5
7. Health Care and Social Assistance 5.7 2.2 3.0 3.8 2.9
8. Information, Culture and Recreation 3.5 (5.2) 0.3 2.5 4.7
9. Accommodation and Food Services 7.1 (1.7) (3.2) 2.3 2.3
10. Public Administration 5.9 7.5 (0.5) 0.8 1.8
11. Other Services 2.5 7.1 4.6 (0.4) (3.3)
Total Employment 1.4 1.0 (2.7) 1.6 1.8

Table 23a Footnotes:

Note: Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 23b: Ontario, Growth in Employment by Industry, 2012–2016
(Per Cent Change)

Item 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Goods Producing Industries (includes items 1 to 4 below) 0.5 (1.3) (1.1) 1.4 1.2
1. Primary Industries (2.6) (4.6) (3.9) 4.5 (5.6)
2. Manufacturing 0.8 (1.6) (2.4) (0.5) 0.9
3. Construction 0.8 0.2 1.8 4.3 3.4
4. Utilities 0.0 (1.0) (1.4) (3.3) 0.2
Services Producing Industries (includes items 1-11 below) 0.7 2.6 1.3 0.5 1.1
1. Trade 0.1 1.2 2.7 (0.4) (0.9)
2. Transportation and Warehousing (3.1) 7.6 (2.2) (2.3) 1.8
3. Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing (0.3) 2.9 0.4 6.1 2.2
4. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 0.1 2.3 3.2 3.5 2.6
5. Business, Building and Other Support 0.2 10.6 2.1 (0.4) (2.2)
6. Educational Services 1.4 3.9 2.3 4.1 (2.3)
7. Health Care and Social Assistance 2.3 2.9 0.9 1.8 3.2
8. Information, Culture and Recreation (4.5) (2.5) 1.6 (2.2) 2.7
9. Accommodation and Food Services 7.2 2.1 2.2 (1.3) 2.8
10. Public Administration 0.7 1.6 (1.3) (6.2) 2.6
11. Other Services 2.4 (1.0) (1.7) (3.7) (0.1)
Total Employment 0.7 1.8 0.8 0.7 1.1

Table 23b Footnotes:

Note: Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 24a: Ontario, Employment Level by Economic Regions, 2006–2011
(Thousands)

Item 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Ontario 6,452 6,545 6,610 6,433 6,538 6,658
Region:1 - East (includes region 510 and 515 below) 843 873 898 879 880 897
Ottawa (510) 641 658 678 666 676 679
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 203 215 220 213 203 218
Region:1 - Greater Toronto Area (530)2 2,910 2,977 3,023 2,963 3,035 3,078
Region:1 - Central (includes region 520, 540 and 550 below) 1,522 1,526 1,530 1,488 1,508 1,552
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 181 180 180 171 173 176
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 658 655 653 636 651 676
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 683 691 697 681 685 700
Region:1 - Southwest (includes region 560, 570 and 580 below) 813 800 791 752 762 771
London (560) 334 336 329 316 319 320
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 324 311 309 290 293 294
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 156 153 153 146 150 158
Region:1 - North (includes region 590 and 595 below) 364 369 367 351 354 360
Northeast (590) 259 263 265 251 254 261
Northwest (595) 105 106 102 100 100 100

Table 24a Footnotes:

[1] Standard deviations vary significantly across regions, decreasing as the size of the region increases.

[2] 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 24b: Ontario, Employment Level by Economic Regions, 2012–2016
(Thousands)

Item 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Ontario 6,703 6,823 6,878 6,923 7,000
Region:1 - East (includes region 510 and 515 below) 909 898 908 889 905
Ottawa (510) 695 685 698 688 692
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 214 214 210 201 212
Region:1 - Greater Toronto Area (530)2 3,112 3,240 3,241 3,320 3,373
Region:1 - Central (includes region 520, 540 and 550 below) 1,551 1,559 1,597 1,597 1,598
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 171 168 186 168 171
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 675 694 705 711 706
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 706 697 706 719 721
Region:1 - Southwest (includes region 560, 570 and 580 below) 773 769 775 770 776
London (560) 323 324 325 330 331
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 297 295 299 295 299
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 153 151 151 145 145
Region:1 - North (includes region 590 and 595 below) 357 356 357 346 348
Northeast (590) 255 254 257 248 248
Northwest (595) 102 102 100 97 100

Table 24b Footnotes:

[1] Standard deviations vary significantly across regions, decreasing as the size of the region increases.

[2] 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 25a: Ontario, Employment Level by Industry for Economic Regions, 2016
(Thousands)

Item All
Industries
Agriculture Resources1 Manufacturing
Ontario 7,000 78 36 751
Region: East (includes region 510 and 515 below) 905 8 - 46
Ottawa (510) 692 5 - 31
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 212 4 - 15
Region: Greater Toronto Area (530) 3,373 8 6 340
Region: Central (includes region 520, 540 and 550 below) 1,598 28 4 215
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 171 3 - 11
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 706 11 2 119
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 721 14 2 86
Region: Southwest (includes region 560, 570 and 580 below) 776 31 3 130
London (560) 331 11 - 50
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 299 10 - 60
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 145 10 2 19
Region: North (includes region 590 and 595 below) 348 3 21 21
Northeast (590) 248 2 18 16
Northwest (595) 100 - 4 6

Table 25a Footnotes:

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 24.
Industrial groupings based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

[1] Includes Forestry, Fishing, Mining, Oil and Gas.

Source: Statistics Canada.

TABLE 25b: Ontario, Employment Level by Industry for Economic Regions, 2016
(Thousands)

Item Construction Distributive1 Finance, Prof.
& Mgmt.2
Info., Culture &
Recreation3
Ontario 504 656 1,476 318
Region: East (includes region 510 and 515 below) 57 63 165 39
Ottawa (510) 41 49 131 33
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 15 14 34 7
Region: Greater Toronto Area (530) 223 347 906 173
Region: Central (includes region 520, 540 and 550 below) 137 144 255 72
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 21 16 26 7
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 56 63 114 31
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 59 64 114 34
Region: Southwest (includes region 560, 570 and 580 below) 60 70 107 28
London (560) 24 28 53 13
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 22 26 37 11
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 14 16 16 5
Region: North (includes region 590 and 595 below) 27 32 38 10
Northeast (590) 19 23 28 7
Northwest (595) 8 9 10 3

Table 25b Footnotes:

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 24.
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 25c: Ontario, Employment Level by Industry for Economic Regions, 2016
(Thousands)

Item Retail
Trade
Personal
Services1
Education Health &
Soc. Assistance
Public
Administration
Ontario 754 733 503 838 353
Region: East (includes region 510 and 515 below) 96 91 80 130 128
Ottawa (510) 67 67 58 95 115
Kingston-Pembroke (515) 28 24 22 36 13
Region: Greater Toronto Area (530) 353 340 219 343 116
Region: Central (includes region 520, 540 and 550 below) 180 175 122 203 64
Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 16 23 11 27 7
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 78 71 58 75 29
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 85 82 52 101 28
Region: Southwest (includes region 560, 570 and 580 below) 81 88 54 104 21
London (560) 32 36 26 49 8
Windsor-Sarnia (570) 31 32 20 39 9
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 18 19 8 16 4
Region: North (includes region 590 and 595 below) 46 38 28 58 24
Northeast (590) 33 26 19 40 17
Northwest (595) 13 13 9 19 6

Table 25c Footnotes:

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 24.
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 26a: 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.

Table 26a Footnotes:

[1] As defined by Statistics Canada, Standard Geographical Classification SGC 2011.

TABLE 26b: 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.

Table 26b Footnotes:

[1] As defined by Statistics Canada, Standard Geographical Classification SGC 2011.

TABLE 26c: 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).

Table 26c Footnotes:

[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 26d: 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.

Table 26d Footnotes:

[1] As defined by Statistics Canada, Standard Geographical Classification SGC 2011.

TABLE 26e: 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.

Table 26e Footnotes:

[1] As defined by Statistics Canada, Standard Geographical Classification SGC 2011.