Ontario Fact Sheet

Population

January 1, 2019 14,446,515
January 1, 2019 — % of Canada 38.7
10-Year average annual growth (%) 1.1

Population by Urban Area, 2018

Greater Toronto Area 6,847,794
Greater Toronto Area — Toronto CMA 6,341,953
Ottawa-Gatineau CMA (Ontario part) 1,074,524
Hamilton CMA 786,641
Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo CMA 567,740
London CMA 532,984

Economy, 2018

GDP ($ Millions, Nominal) 854,272
GDP — % of Canada 38.7
Primary household income ($ Millions) 568,219
Primary household income — % of Canada 39.0
Primary household income per capita ($) — Ontario 39,672
Primary household income per capita ($) — Canada 39,280
CPI inflation 2.4%

Top Five International Export Markets, 2018 (% Share)

United States 78.8
United Kingdom 6.1
China 2.0
Mexico 1.5
Japan 0.9

Top Five International Exports, 2018 (% Share)

Motor vehicles & parts 33.4
Mechanical equipment 10.2
Precious metals & stones 9.3
Electrical machinery 4.0
Plastic products 4.0

Population Profile, 2016 (% Distribution)

Canadian born 69.4
Foreign born 29.1
Non-permanent residents 1.5
Life expectancy (Years), 2015: Male 80.5
Life expectancy (Years), 2015: Female 84.5

Labour Market, 2018

Labour force 7,673,000
Employment 7,242,400
Job creation 114,400
Unemployment rate 5.6%
Participation rate 64.5%

Distribution of GDP, 2018 (%)

Goods 22.7
Goods — Of which: Manufacturing 12.2
Services 77.3

Total Trade, 2018 ($ Millions)*

Exports 444,797
Imports 454,411
Trade balance −9,614
* International + Interprovincial

Top Five International Import Suppliers, 2018 (% Share)

United States 54.3
China 12.8
Mexico 8.2
Japan 3.3
Germany 2.6

Top Five International Imports, 2018 (% Share)

Motor vehicles & parts 21.7
Mechanical equipment 14.8
Electrical machinery 11.5
Plastic products 4.0
Pharmaceutical products 3.6

Macroeconomics and Revenue Branch
Office of Economic Policy, Ontario Ministry of Finance
Updated: May 2019. Sources: Ontario Ministry of Finance and Statistics Canada.
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