Ontario Fact Sheet

Population

October 1, 2020 14,733,119
October 1, 2020 — % of Canada 38.8
10-Year average annual growth (%) 1.2

Population by Urban Area, 2020

Greater Toronto Area 7,074,318
Greater Toronto Area — Toronto CMA 6,555,205
Ottawa-Gatineau CMA (Ontario part) 1,111,773
Hamilton CMA 804,691
Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo CMA 593,882
London CMA 551,066

Economy, 2019

GDP ($ Millions, Nominal) 891,811
GDP — % of Canada 38.6
Primary household income ($ Millions) 591,527
Primary household income — % of Canada 39.2
Primary household income per capita ($) — Ontario 40,670
Primary household income per capita ($) — Canada 40,169

Top Five International Export Markets, 2019 (% Share)

United States 77.2
United Kingdom 7.7
Mexico 1.4
China 1.4
Hong Kong 1.4

Top Five International Exports, 2019 (% Share)

Motor vehicles & parts 33.3
Precious metals & stones 11.5
Mechanical equipment 10.2
Electrical machinery 3.8
Plastic products 3.8

Population Profile, 2016 (% Distribution)

Canadian born 69.4
Foreign born 29.1
Non-permanent residents 1.5
Life expectancy (Years), 2017: Male 80.3
Life expectancy (Years), 2017: Female 84.4

Labour Market, 2020

Labour force 7,766,000
Employment 7,021,600
Job change −355,300
Unemployment rate 9.6%
Participation rate 63.6%

Distribution of GDP, 2019 (%)

Goods 22.3
Goods — Of which: Manufacturing 11.7
Services 77.7

Total Trade, 2019 ($ Millions)*

Exports 449,394
Imports 456,624
Trade balance −7,230
* International + Interprovincial

Top Five International Import Suppliers, 2019 (% Share)

United States 53.8
China 12.4
Mexico 8.0
Japan 3.2
Germany 2.6

Top Five International Imports, 2019 (% Share)

Motor vehicles & parts 21.6
Mechanical equipment 14.6
Electrical machinery 11.4
Pharmaceutical products 4.1
Plastic products 3.9

Macroeconomics and Revenue Branch
Office of Economic Policy, Ontario Ministry of Finance
Updated: February 2021. Source: Statistics Canada.
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