Economic Data Tables

Contents

Ontario Economy

Ontario, International Merchandise Trade

Demographic Characteristics

Ontario Labour Markets

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

Ontario Economy

Table 1a: Ontario, Gross Domestic Product, 2004–2010
($ Billions)
Item 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Real GDP (chained $2007) 620.0 640.0 651.9 657.2 657.1 636.6 655.4
Household Consumption 314.6 326.4 336.8 349.7 358.2 357.9 371.0
Residential Construction 45.4 46.1 46.5 47.7 45.4 42.7 46.2
Non-Residential Construction 15.3 15.6 17.4 18.6 17.6 16.6 16.9
Machinery and Equipment 21.6 24.3 26.4 26.2 26.5 20.3 22.3
Exports 350.8 358.7 361.2 362.3 339.1 293.9 318.0
Imports 297.1 306.5 318.5 330.7 322.7 286.0 319.6
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 533.3 556.6 578.2 601.7 608.4 597.9 631.0
Primary Household Income 349.1 364.9 381.9 403.4 414.7 412.8 424.3
Compensation of Employees 272.8 285.0 298.1 315.0 324.2 321.1 330.2
Net Operating Surplus — Corporations 70.5 74.9 74.3 73.3 66.0 56.0 74.4

Table 1a footnotes:

Source: Statistics Canada.

Table 1b: Ontario, Gross Domestic Product, 2011–2017
($ Billions)
Item 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Real GDP (chained $2007) 671.2 680.1 689.4 706.5 723.9 740.7 761.3
Household Consumption 377.3 382.9 391.1 401.5 413.3 424.3 441.0
Residential Construction 47.9 50.1 49.2 49.5 53.3 57.3 57.9
Non-Residential Construction 20.7 22.4 21.4 23.8 26.7 24.6 25.0
Machinery and Equipment 23.0 22.8 20.2 23.5 25.8 24.7 26.7
Exports 334.8 342.9 354.2 369.1 377.1 387.4 394.3
Imports 336.3 339.5 345.7 364.7 373.8 378.6 397.8
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 659.7 680.1 695.4 726.1 759.4 792.9 825.8
Primary Household Income 444.1 459.1 472.9 489.4 511.6 519.4 544.1
Compensation of Employees 345.3 356.6 367.9 380.6 396.8 403.0 422.2
Net Operating Surplus — Corporations 83.4 85.9 84.8 94.3 97.2 112.6 114.6

Table 1b footnotes:

Source: Statistics Canada.

Table 2a: Ontario, Growth in Gross Domestic Product, 2004–2010
(Per Cent Change)
Item 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Real GDP (Chained $2012) 2.8 3.2 1.9 0.8 0.0 (3.1) 2.9
Household Consumption 2.7 3.7 3.2 3.8 2.4 (0.1) 3.6
Residential Construction 5.0 1.7 0.9 2.5 (4.7) (6.0) 8.1
Non-Residential Construction (1.2) 2.1 11.9 6.9 (5.3) (5.9) 1.6
Machinery and Equipment 8.2 12.5 8.5 (0.8) 1.3 (23.4) 9.7
Exports 5.0 2.2 0.7 0.3 (6.4) (13.3) 8.2
Imports 7.0 3.1 3.9 3.8 (2.4) (11.4) 11.8
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 4.7 4.4 3.9 4.1 1.1 (1.7) 5.5
Primary Household Income 4.9 4.5 4.6 5.6 2.8 (0.5) 2.8
Compensation of Employees 5.1 4.5 4.6 5.7 2.9 (1.0) 2.9
Net Operating Surplus — Corporations 3.0 6.3 (0.9) (1.4) (9.9) (15.2) 32.9

Table 2a footnotes:

Source: Statistics Canada.

Table 2b: Ontario, Growth in Gross Domestic Product, 2011–2017
(Per Cent Change)
Item 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Real GDP (Chained $2012) 2.4 1.3 1.4 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.8
Household Consumption 1.7 1.5 2.1 2.7 2.9 2.7 3.9
Residential Construction 3.6 4.7 (1.8) 0.7 7.7 7.5 1.0
Non-Residential Construction 22.7 8.0 (4.4) 11.2 12.1 (7.9) 1.7
Machinery and Equipment 3.2 (0.9) (11.1) 16.0 9.9 (4.2) 7.9
Exports 5.3 2.4 3.3 4.2 2.2 2.7 1.8
Imports 5.2 0.9 1.8 5.5 2.5 1.3 5.1
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 4.6 3.1 2.2 4.4 4.6 4.4 4.1
Primary Household Income 4.7 3.4 3.0 3.5 4.5 1.5 4.7
Compensation of Employees 4.6 3.3 3.2 3.4 4.3 1.6 4.7
Net Operating Surplus - Corporations 12.1 3.0 (1.2) 11.2 3.1 15.8 1.8

Table 2b footnotes:

Source: Statistics Canada.

Table 3: Ontario, Real Gross Domestic Product by Industry at Basic Prices, 2014–2017
($2012 Chained Millions)
Item 2014 2015 2016 2017
Goods Producing Industries (including items 1-4 below) 154,387 159,400 161,753 165,685
1. Primary 14,158 14,161 13,841 13,672
2. Utilities 13,314 13,087 13,341 13,374
3. Construction 44,133 47,782 48,362 50,612
4. Manufacturing1 82,775 84,408 86,196 88,032
Services Producing Industries (including items 1-14 below) 504,367 516,799 530,990 546,241
1. Wholesale Trade 44,019 44,100 45,730 48,458
2. Retail Trade 31,450 31,444 32,739 35,134
3. Transportation and Warehousing 25,915 26,848 27,633 28,574
4. Information and Cultural 24,945 25,482 26,008 26,681
5. Finance and Insurance 58,382 61,707 64,533 66,888
6. Real Estate and Leasing 85,588 88,142 90,781 92,405
7. Professional and Administrative Services 65,009 67,105 68,486 70,155
8. Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,520 4,953 4,851 4,584
9. Education 39,726 39,962 40,671 41,114
10. Health Care and Social Services 44,736 45,451 46,910 47,926
11. Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 5,579 5,801 6,024 6,215
12. Accommodation and Food 13,473 14,097 14,791 15,364
13. Other Services 13,483 13,654 13,427 13,423
14. Public Administration 47,645 48,074 48,494 49,547
Total Production 658,808 676,235 692,800 711,994

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, 2014–2017
(Per Cent Change)
Item 2014 2015 2016 2017
Goods Producing Industries (including items 1-4 below) 2.4 3.2 1.5 2.4
1. Primary (3.3) 0.0 (2.3) (1.2)
2. Utilities 5.0 (1.7) 1.9 0.2
3. Construction 2.2 8.3 1.2 4.7
4. Manufacturing1 3.0 2.0 2.1 2.1
Services Producing Industries (including items 1-14 below) 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.9
1. Wholesale Trade 2.3 0.2 3.7 6.0
2. Retail Trade 0.0 0.0 4.1 7.3
3. Transportation and Warehousing 6.6 3.6 2.9 3.4
4. Information and Cultural 5.2 2.1 2.1 2.6
5. Finance and Insurance 3.8 5.7 4.6 3.6
6. Real Estate and Leasing 1.6 3.0 3.0 1.8
7. Professional and Administrative Services 4.6 3.2 2.1 2.4
8. Management of Companies and Enterprises (7.0) 9.6 (2.1) (5.5)
9. Education 1.9 0.6 1.8 1.1
10. Health Care and Social Services 1.2 1.6 3.2 2.2
11. Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 5.9 4.0 3.9 3.2
12. Accommodation and Food 6.0 4.6 4.9 3.9
13. Other Services 4.3 1.3 (1.7) 0.0
14. Public Administration (1.0) 0.9 0.9 2.2
Total Production 2.5 2.6 2.4 2.8

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, 2014–2017
($2012 Chained Millions)
Item 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total Manufacturing 82,775 84,408 86,196 88,032
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products 12,867 13,000 13,517 14,173
Textile, Clothing and Leather Products 842 977 960 1,028
Wood Products and Furniture 3,326 3,541 3,910 4,087
Paper Products and Printing 4,485 4,681 4,692 4,994
Chemical and Petroleum Products 11,052 11,725 11,792 12,133
Plastic and Rubber Products 4,718 4,987 5,337 5,535
Primary Metal and Fabricated Metal Products 11,245 10,931 10,768 10,815
Machinery 6,809 7,329 7,283 8,409
Electrical and Electronic Products 5,026 5,020 5,034 5,103
Transportation Equipment 17,842 17,536 18,066 17,144
Other Manufacturing 4,551 4,752 4,895 4,907

Table 5 footnotes:

Source: Statistics Canada.

Table 6: Ontario, Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 2014–2017
(Per Cent Change)
Item 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total Manufacturing 3.0 2.0 2.1 2.1
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products 4.9 1.0 4.0 4.9
Textile, Clothing and Leather Products 4.6 16.0 (1.7) 7.1
Wood Products and Furniture 1.5 6.5 10.4 4.5
Paper Products and Printing (3.0) 4.4 0.2 6.4
Chemical and Petroleum Products (1.6) 6.1 0.6 2.9
Plastic and Rubber Products 5.6 5.7 7.0 3.7
Primary Metal and Fabricated Metal Products 3.9 (2.8) (1.5) 0.4
Machinery 4.0 7.6 (0.6) 15.5
Electrical and Electronic Products (3.6) (0.1) 0.3 1.4
Transportation Equipment 8.8 (1.7) 3.0 (5.1)
Other Manufacturing (3.1) 4.4 3.0 0.2

Table 6 footnotes:

Source: Statistics Canada.

Table 7a: Ontario, Housing Market Indicators, 2014–2017
New Housing Market
Item 2014 2015 2016 2017
Residential Construction (Current $ Millions) 52,479 58,629 66,374 71,378
Residential Construction — Per Cent Change 4.5 11.7 13.2 7.5
Real Residential Construction ($2007 Millions) 42,165 45,394 48,776 49,503
Real Residential Construction — Per Cent Change 0.5 7.7 7.5 1.5
Housing Starts (Units) 59,134 70,156 74,952 79,123
Housing Starts — Per Cent Change (3.2) 18.6 6.8 5.6
Of which: Single-Detached, Urban Areas (Units) 21,352 23,446 27,190 26,340
Of which: Single-Detached, Urban Areas — Per Cent Change 0.2 9.8 16.0 (3.1)
Of which: Multiple, Urban Areas (Units) 34,813 44,845 44,670 48,864
Of which: Multiple, Urban Areas — Per Cent Change (6.7) 28.8 (0.4) 9.4
New Housing Price Index (Dec. 2016=100) 90.4 92.7 97.2 103.3
New Housing Price Index — Per Cent Change 1.7 2.5 4.9 6.3

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, 2014–2017
Resale Market
Item 2014 2015 2016 2017
Home Resales (Units) 205,454 225,389 244,934 220,975
Home Resales — Per Cent Change 3.9 9.7 8.7 (9.8)
Average Resale Price ($) 428,763 461,986 533,297 585,110
Average Resale Price — Per Cent Change 6.9 7.7 15.4 9.7

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, 2004–2010
(Per Cent)
Item 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Interest Rates — Bank Rate 2.5 2.9 4.3 4.6 3.2 0.6 0.9
Interest Rates — Prime Rate 4.0 4.4 5.8 6.1 4.7 2.4 2.6
Interest Rates — 10-Year Government Bonds 4.6 4.1 4.2 4.3 3.6 3.3 3.2
Interest Rates — Three-Month T-Bills 2.2 2.7 4.0 4.1 2.3 0.3 0.6
Mortgage Rates — Five-Year Rate 6.2 6.0 6.7 7.1 7.1 5.6 5.6
Mortgage Rates — One-Year Rate 4.6 5.1 6.3 6.9 6.7 4.0 3.5
Canadian Household Debt Burden1 — Consumer 42.7 45.7 46.4 49.1 50.5 53.4 52.8
Canadian Household Debt Burden2 — Mortgage 77.8 82.2 84.3 91.4 95.1 98.3 101.2
Canadian Household Debt Burden3 — Bank Loans 6.7 7.2 7.8 8.2 8.4 8.1 7.9
Canadian Household Debt Burden4 — Other Loans 1.6 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.3
Canadian Household Debt Burden5 — Total 128.8 136.9 140.4 150.7 156.2 161.9 164.2

Table 8a footnotes:

[1], [2], [3], [4], [5] 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 and Bank of Canada.

Table 8b: Selected Financial Indicators, 2011–2017
(Per Cent)
Item 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Interest Rates — Bank Rate 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 0.9 0.8 1.0
Interest Rates — Prime Rate 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.9
Interest Rates — 10-Year Government Bonds 2.8 1.9 2.3 2.2 1.5 1.3 1.8
Interest Rates — Three-Month T-Bills 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.7
Mortgage Rates — Five-Year Rate 5.4 5.3 5.2 4.9 4.7 4.7 4.8
Mortgage Rates — One-Year Rate 3.5 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.2
Canadian Household Debt Burden1 — Consumer 52.7 52.3 51.6 51.6 50.5 50.7 51.2
Canadian Household Debt Burden2 — Mortgage 103.6 105.9 106.4 108.3 110.0 112.7 113.3
Canadian Household Debt Burden3 — Bank Loans 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.9 8.3 8.5 8.2
Canadian Household Debt Burden4 — Other Loans 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.3
Canadian Household Debt Burden5 — Total 166.4 168.2 168.1 170.1 171.0 174.2 174.9

Table 8b footnotes:

[1], [2], [3], [4], [5] 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 and Bank of Canada.

Ontario, International Merchandise Trade

Table 9: Ontario, International Merchandise Exports1 by Major Commodity,2 2017
Item Value
($ Millions)
2017 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1. Motor vehicles and parts 70,429 (6.3) 35.3
2. Mechanical equipment 20,189 1.9 10.1
3. Precious metals & stones 19,456 (7.9) 9.8
4. Electrical machinery 7,753 0.8 3.9
5. Plastic products 7,273 (1.8) 3.6
6. Iron and steel 5,624 19.4 2.8
7. Pharmaceutical products 5,473 (22.5) 2.7
8. Furniture and accessories 4,090 (3.7) 2.1
9. Scientific, photo & med eqmt. 3,753 9.4 1.9
10. Cereal and baked products 3,390 0.8 1.7
11. Iron and steel products 3,100 12.3 1.6
12. Aluminium & articles 2,873 9.8 1.4
13. Oils & other petroleum products 2,693 2.3 1.4
14. Aircraft and parts 2,490 (11.5) 1.2
15. Nickel & articles thereof 2,400 (13.0) 1.2
16. Paper products 2,312 (4.6) 1.2
17. Wood products 1,865 9.7 0.9
18. Rubber products 1,601 (1.3) 0.8
19. Miscellaneous chemical products 1,592 (3.8) 0.8
20. Inorganic chemicals 1,585 (11.7) 0.8
21. Vegetables 1,488 13.3 0.7
22. Organic chemicals 1,477 9.9 0.7
23. Seeds and miscellaneous grains 1,402 (15.4) 0.7
24. Copper & articles thereof 1,298 52.0 0.7
25. Perfumes and cosmetics 1,259 4.0 0.6
All other commodities 22,441 0.7 11.3
Total Exports 199,309 (3.0) 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 Commodity,1 2017
Item Value
($ Millions)
2017 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1. Motor vehicles and parts 78,408 6.4 22.6
2. Mechanical equipment 50,125 1.6 14.4
3. Electrical machinery 39,380 6.6 11.4
4. Plastic products 13,593 4.2 3.9
5. Pharmaceutical products 11,813 (3.4) 3.4
6. Precious metals & stones 10,579 (6.3) 3.0
7. Scientific, photo & med eqmt. 10,572 (0.1) 3.0
8. Oils & other petroleum products 8,030 28.0 2.3
9. Furniture and accessories 7,097 1.9 2.0
10. Iron and steel products 6,403 4.8 1.8
11. Iron and steel 6,303 18.6 1.8
12. Organic chemicals 5,173 6.2 1.5
13. Paper products 4,391 1.7 1.3
14. Rubber products 4,357 2.9 1.3
15. Aircraft and parts 3,865 (3.4) 1.1
16. Perfumes and cosmetics 3,583 3.9 1.0
17. Aluminium & articles 3,342 5.5 1.0
18. Fruit and nuts 3,173 3.6 0.9
19. Miscellaneous chemical products 3,100 5.6 0.9
20. Toys and sporting goods 3,095 1.1 0.9
21. Cereal and baked products 2,725 (0.5) 0.8
22. Beverages 2,694 3.2 0.8
23. Knitted clothes 2,655 9.0 0.8
24. Miscellaneous food products 2,624 0.7 0.8
25. Non-knitted clothes 2,591 3.7 0.7
All other commodities 55,093 2.6 15.9
Domestic Imports 344,763 4.0 99.4
Re-Imports2 2,163 (0.5) 0.6
Total Imports 346,926 4.0 100.0

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, 2017
Item Exports
($ Millions)
2017 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1. United States 160,108 (3.6) 80.3
2. United Kingdom 14,473 5.5 7.3
3. Mexico 2,980 (13.5) 1.5
4. China 2,727 (3.7) 1.4
5. Japan 1,601 (8.6) 0.8
6. Norway 1,583 40.3 0.8
7. Germany 1,547 (6.6) 0.8
8. Hong Kong 1,042 2.1 0.5
9. Saudi Arabia 972 21.9 0.5
10. Italy 875 (8.7) 0.4
11. Netherlands 653 (20.8) 0.3
12. France 638 (21.0) 0.3
13. South Korea 632 (15.0) 0.3
14. Belgium 607 5.2 0.3
15. Australia 545 (6.6) 0.3
16. Switzerland 492 (16.4) 0.2
17. India 365 (18.9) 0.2
18. Brazil 356 (40.5) 0.2
19. Botswana 303 (16.7) 0.2
20. Ireland 293 9.4 0.1
21. Singapore 290 (13.1) 0.1
22. Taiwan 263 (3.0) 0.1
23. United Arab Emirates 263 (29.8) 0.1
24. Philippines 248 156.1 0.1
25. Turkey 235 79.9 0.1
All Other Countries 5,221 4.1 2.6
Total Exports 199,309 (3.0) 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, 2017
Item Imports
($ Millions)
2017 Growth
(Per Cent)
Per Cent
of Total
1. United States 192,254 1.7 55.4
2. China 42,932 10.1 12.4
3. Mexico 28,524 6.7 8.2
4. Japan 13,027 14.4 3.8
5. Germany 8,757 1.3 2.5
6. South Korea 5,776 6.3 1.7
7. Italy 4,198 8.6 1.2
8. Switzerland 3,409 (3.3) 1.0
9. Vietnam 2,989 0.9 0.9
10. United Kingdom 2,917 4.9 0.8
11. Taiwan 2,853 4.7 0.8
12. France 2,424 2.6 0.7
13. India 2,237 8.8 0.6
14. Thailand 1,997 6.3 0.6
15. Malaysia 1,839 7.5 0.5
16. Brazil 1,658 16.2 0.5
17. Belgium 1,541 37.9 0.4
18. Argentina 1,526 13.4 0.4
19. Ireland 1,289 11.7 0.4
20. Spain 1,227 4.6 0.4
21. Dominican Republic 1,181 5.6 0.3
22. Netherlands 1,074 8.1 0.3
23. Sweden 1,013 4.8 0.3
24. Turkey 970 48.8 0.3
25. Egypt 921 (5.1) 0.3
All Other Countries 16,230 (1.1) 5.3
Domestic Imports 344,763 4.0 99.4
Re-Imports 2,163 (0.5) 0.6
Total Imports 346,926 4.0 100.0

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, 2010–20171
Item 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total Population (000s) 13,136 13,261 13,391 13,511 13,618 13,707 13,875 14,071
Annual Average Growth over Preceding Year (%) 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.7 1.2 1.4
Median Age (Years) 39.6 39.8 40.0 40.2 40.4 40.6 40.7 40.6
Age Group Shares (%) — 0–4 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.1
Age Group Shares (%) — 5–14 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 13.6 13.4 13.2 13.1 13.0
Age Group Shares (%) — 25–44 27.4 27.1 27.0 26.8 26.7 26.7 26.8 26.9
Age Group Shares (%) — 45–64 28.1 28.4 28.3 28.2 28.2 28.1 28.0 27.7
Age Group Shares (%) — 65–74 7.4 7.6 8.0 8.4 8.7 9.0 9.2 9.4
Age Group Shares (%) — 75+ 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 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4
Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)3 — Female 83.8 84.0 84.2 84.3 84.4 84.5
Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)4 — Male 79.5 79.8 80.1 80.2 80.4 80.5
Families (000s) 3,688 3,723 3,750 3,790 3,828 3,862 3,900 3,937
Households (000s)5 4,888 5,169

Table 13 footnotes:

[1] Population estimates are for July 1.

[2] Calendar-year data.

[3], [4] For three-year periods with the reference year as the middle year.

[5] Households are from Census enumeration.

Source: Statistics Canada.

Table 14a: Ontario, Components of Population Growth, 2008–09 to 2012–131
(Thousands)
Item 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
Population at Beginning of Period 12,884 12,998 13,136 13,261 13,391
Births 140 140 139 141 141
Deaths 88 88 91 89 93
Immigrants 105 117 105 101 106
Net Emigrants2 22 18 18 25 24
Net Change in Non-Permanent Residents 17 13 15 24 16
Interprovincial Arrivals 57 60 58 60 55
Interprovincial Departures 73 64 62 71 69
Population Growth during Period 115 137 126 129 120
Population at End of Period3 12,998 13,136 13,261 13,391 13,511
Population Growth (%) 0.9 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.9

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, 2013–14 to 2017–181
(Thousands)
Item 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18
Population at Beginning of Period 13,511 13,618 13,707 13,875 14,071
Births 140 140 140 142 145
Deaths 94 98 97 101 104
Immigrants 102 90 120 98 132
Net Emigrants2 25 24 25 25 25
Net Change in Non-Permanent Residents 11 2 31 69 86
Interprovincial Arrivals 57 63 72 72 80
Interprovincial Departures 72 72 63 58 62
Population Growth during Period 107 90 168 196 251
Population at End of Period3 13,618 13,707 13,875 14,071 14,323
Population Growth (%) 0.8 0.7 1.2 1.4 1.8

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, 2004–2010
Item 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Labour Force (000s) 6,772 6,834 6,887 6,992 7,074 7,080 7,161
Annual Labour Force Growth (%) 1.4 0.9 0.8 1.5 1.2 0.1 1.1
Participation Rate (%) — Male 74.1 73.5 72.6 72.5 72.5 71.5 71.1
Participation Rate (%) — Female 62.9 62.6 62.6 63.2 63.1 62.6 62.8
Share of Labour Force (%) — Youth (15–24) 16.3 16.1 16.1 16.2 16.0 15.5 15.1
Share of Labour Force (%) — Older Workers (45+) 35.5 36.4 37.5 38.4 39.7 40.9 41.8

Table 15a footnotes:

Source: Statistics Canada.

Table 15b: Ontario, Labour Force, 2011–2017
Item 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Labour Force (000s) 7,227 7,276 7,384 7,419 7,426 7,490 7,580
Annual Labour Force Growth (%) 0.9 0.7 1.5 0.5 0.1 0.9 1.2
Participation Rate (%) — Male 71.1 70.7 70.5 70.3 70.0 69.5 69.2
Participation Rate (%) — Female 62.3 61.9 62.2 61.6 60.7 60.7 60.7
Share of Labour Force (%) — Youth (15–24) 15.3 14.9 15.0 15.1 14.8 14.4 14.3
Share of Labour Force (%) — Older Workers (45+) 42.3 42.6 42.7 43.0 43.2 43.4 43.4

Table 15b footnotes:

Source: Statistics Canada.

Table 16a: Ontario, Employment, 2004–2010
Item 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Total Employment (000s) 6,314 6,381 6,452 6,546 6,610 6,433 6,538
Total Employment (000s) — Male 3,352 3,385 3,400 3,411 3,445 3,301 3,364
Total Employment (000s) — Female 2,962 2,996 3,053 3,135 3,165 3,132 3,174
Annual Employment Growth (%) 1.6 1.1 1.1 1.4 1.0 (2.7) 1.6
Net Job Creation (000s) 101 67 71 93 65 (178) 105
Public-Sector Employment (000s) 1,110 1,137 1,163 1,196 1,261 1,233 1,255
Private-Sector Employment (000s) 4,267 4,309 4,351 4,366 4,346 4,195 4,268
Self-Employment (000s) 937 935 939 983 1,004 1,005 1,015
Manufacturing Employment (% of total) 17.5 16.7 15.5 14.3 13.4 12.0 11.7
Services Employment (% of total) 73.9 74.3 75.4 76.6 77.3 78.8 78.9
Part-Time (% of total) 18.2 18.2 17.9 18.2 18.8 19.6 19.6
Average Hours Worked Per Week1 37.1 37.2 36.8 37.1 36.7 35.9 36.0

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, 2011–2017
Item 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total Employment (000s) 6,658 6,703 6,823 6,878 6,923 7,000 7,128
Total Employment (000s) — Male 3,450 3,472 3,523 3,567 3,607 3,636 3,701
Total Employment (000s) — Female 3,208 3,231 3,301 3,311 3,316 3,364 3,427
Annual Employment Growth (%) 1.8 0.7 1.8 0.8 0.7 1.1 1.8
Net Job Creation (000s) 121 44 121 55 45 76 128
Public-Sector Employment (000s) 1,294 1,286 1,314 1,305 1,294 1,306 1,329
Private-Sector Employment (000s) 4,340 4,373 4,447 4,517 4,541 4,597 4,691
Self-Employment (000s) 1,024 1,044 1,063 1,056 1,088 1,096 1,108
Manufacturing Employment — (% of total) 11.6 11.6 11.2 10.9 10.8 10.7 10.8
Services Employment — (% of total) 78.8 78.9 79.5 79.9 79.8 79.7 79.9
Part-Time (% of total) 19.3 19.3 19.6 19.5 18.8 19.0 18.9
Average Hours Worked Per Week1 36.3 36.5 36.3 35.8 36.3 36.3 36.0

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, 2004–2010
Item 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Total Unemployment (000s) 458 453 435 446 464 648 623
Unemployment Rate (%) 6.8 6.6 6.3 6.4 6.6 9.1 8.7
Unemployment Rate (%) — Male 6.9 6.7 6.4 6.8 6.9 10.5 9.4
Unemployment Rate (%) — Female 6.6 6.6 6.3 6.0 6.2 7.7 8.0
Unemployment Rate (%) — Toronto CMA1 7.5 7.0 6.6 6.8 6.9 9.6 9.1
Unemployment Rate (%) — Northern Ontario 7.8 7.0 7.4 6.9 6.7 9.0 8.3
Unemployment Rate (%) — Youth (15–24) 14.1 13.9 13.2 12.9 13.8 17.6 17.4
Unemployment Rate (%) — Older Workers (45+) 4.5 4.7 4.3 4.5 4.9 6.8 6.6
Share of Total Unemployment (%) — Long-Term Unemployed (27 Weeks+) 15.5 15.1 14.3 13.0 13.7 18.8 24.9
Share of Total Unemployment (%) — Youth (15–24) 34.2 33.8 33.7 32.8 33.5 29.8 30.3
Share of Total Unemployment (%) — Older Workers (45+) 23.5 26.0 25.6 27.2 29.8 30.4 31.8
Average Duration (Weeks) 16.1 16.0 15.8 14.6 14.8 18.4 22.0
Average Duration (Weeks) — Youth (15–24) 8.8 8.7 8.7 8.1 8.4 11.1 11.4
Average Duration (Weeks) — Older Workers (45+) 24.3 23.9 23.7 22.4 20.9 26.3 31.3

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, 2011–2017
Item 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total Unemployment (000s) 569 574 560 541 503 490 452
Unemployment Rate (%) 7.9 7.9 7.6 7.3 6.8 6.5 6.0
Unemployment Rate (%) — Male 8.2 8.3 8.0 7.5 7.0 6.8 6.2
Unemployment Rate (%) — Female 7.6 7.5 7.2 7.1 6.5 6.3 5.7
Unemployment Rate (%) — Toronto CMA1 8.4 8.7 8.1 8.0 7.0 7.0 6.4
Unemployment Rate (%) — Northern Ontario 7.8 7.2 7.4 6.6 7.2 7.1 6.4
Unemployment Rate (%) — Youth (15–24) 15.9 17.0 16.2 15.7 14.7 14.0 12.3
Unemployment Rate (%) — Older Workers (45+) 5.9 5.8 5.5 5.3 4.9 4.9 4.5
Share of Total Unemployment (%) — Long-Term Unemployed (27 weeks+) 24.1 22.7 22.9 22.8 20.0 19.9 19.5
Share of Total Unemployment (%) — Youth (15–24) 30.9 32.1 32.1 32.4 32.1 30.9 29.5
Share of Total Unemployment (%) — Older Workers (45+) 31.6 31.3 31.2 31.1 31.1 32.5 32.5
Average Duration (Weeks) 22.4 22.2 21.8 22.4 20.0 19.9 19.3
Average Duration (Weeks) — Youth (15–24) 12.2 12.7 12.7 13.4 12.4 11.2 10.7
Average Duration (Weeks) — Older Workers (45+) 32.8 32.0 29.5 31.7 28.6 28.2 26.6

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: Ontario, Employment by Industry, 2008–2012
(Thousands)
Item 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Goods Producing Industries (including items 1-4 below) 1,502 1,365 1,381 1,409 1,415
1. Primary Industries 123 121 121 129 126
2. Manufacturing 883 774 764 773 779
3. Construction 433 415 442 455 458
4. Utilities 63 56 54 52 52
Services Producing Industries (including items 1-11 below) 5,108 5,068 5,157 5,250 5,287
1. Trade 1,017 1,007 1,009 1,006 1,007
2. Transportation and Warehousing 321 318 311 323 313
3. Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 469 480 481 497 496
4. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 489 480 512 530 530
5. Business, Building and Other Support 307 280 291 296 296
6. Educational Services 473 451 456 459 465
7. Health Care and Social Assistance 683 703 730 751 769
8. Information, Culture and Recreation 311 312 320 335 320
9. Accommodation and Food Services 397 384 393 403 432
10. Public Administration 356 354 357 363 366
11. Other Services 286 299 298 288 295
Total Employment 6,610 6,433 6,538 6,658 6,703

Table 18a footnotes:

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

Source: Statistics Canada.

Table 18b: Ontario, Employment by Industry, 2013–2017
(Thousands)
Item 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Goods Producing Industries (including items 1-4 below) 1,398 1,382 1,401 1,418 1,433
1, Primary Industries 120 115 120 114 104
2. Manufacturing 767 749 745 751 769
3. Construction 459 467 487 504 513
4. Utilities 52 51 49 50 47
Services Producing Industries (including items 1-11 below) 5,426 5,496 5,522 5,581 5,695
1. Trade 1,019 1,047 1,042 1,033 1,069
2. Transportation and Warehousing 336 329 321 327 341
3. Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 510 512 544 555 561
4. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 543 560 580 595 629
5. Business, Building and Other Support 328 335 333 326 315
6. Educational Services 483 495 515 503 497
7. Health Care and Social Assistance 791 798 813 838 870
8. Information, Culture and Recreation 312 317 310 318 313
9. Accommodation and Food Services 441 450 444 457 454
10. Public Administration 372 367 344 353 371
11. Other Services 292 287 276 276 276
Total Employment 6,823 6,878 6,923 7,000 7,128

Table 18b footnotes:

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

Source: Statistics Canada.

Table 19a: Ontario, Growth in Employment by Industry, 2008–2012
(Per Cent Change)
Item 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Goods Producing Industries (including items 1-4 below) (2.1) (9.1) 1.1 2.0 0.5
1. Primary Industries (6.0) (2.2) 0.5 6.3 (2.6)
2. Manufacturing (6.0) (12.4) (1.3) 1.2 0.8
3. Construction 6.5 (4.1) 6.5 2.9 0.8
4. Utilities 9.4 (10.8) (3.0) (3.7) 0.0
Services Producing Industries (including items 1-11 below) 1.9 (0.8) 1.8 1.8 0.7
1. Trade (0.1) (1.0) 0.2 (0.3) 0.1
2. Transportation and Warehousing 6.3 (1.0) (2.0) 3.6 (3.1)
3. Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 0.1 2.4 0.1 3.4 (0.3)
4. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 4.0 (1.8) 6.6 3.5 0.1
5. Business, Building and Other Support 5.1 (8.8) 3.9 1.8 0.2
6. Educational Services 2.1 (4.7) 1.2 0.5 1.4
7. Health Care and Social Assistance 2.2 3.0 3.8 2.9 2.3
8. Information, Culture and Recreation (5.2) 0.3 2.5 4.7 (4.5)
9. Accommodation and Food Services (1.7) (3.2) 2.3 2.3 7.2
10. Public Administration 7.5 (0.5) 0.8 1.8 0.7
11. Other Services 7.1 4.6 (0.4) (3.3) 2.4
Total Employment 1.0 (2.7) 1.6 1.8 0.7

Table 19a footnotes:

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

Source: Statistics Canada.

Table 19b: Ontario, Growth in Employment by Industry, 2013–2017
(Per Cent Change)
Item 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Goods Producing Industries (including items 1-4 below) (1.3) (1.1) 1.4 1.2 1.0
1. Primary Industries (4.6) (3.9) 4.5 (5.6) (8.7)
2. Manufacturing (1.6) (2.4) (0.5) 0.9 2.4
3. Construction 0.2 1.8 4.3 3.4 1.7
4. Utilities (1.0) (1.4) (3.3) 0.2 (4.6)
Services Producing Industries (including items 1-11 below) 2.6 1.3 0.5 1.1 2.0
1. Trade 1.2 2.7 (0.4) (0.9) 3.5
2. Transportation and Warehousing 7.6 (2.2) (2.3) 1.8 4.3
3. Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 2.9 0.4 6.1 2.2 0.9
4. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 2.3 3.2 3.5 2.6 5.8
5. Business, Building and Other Support 10.6 2.1 (0.4) (2.2) (3.5)
6. Educational Services 3.9 2.3 4.1 (2.3) (1.1)
7. Health Care and Social Assistance 2.9 0.9 1.8 3.2 3.7
8. Information, Culture and Recreation (2.5) 1.6 (2.2) 2.7 (1.6)
9. Accommodation and Food Services 2.1 2.2 (1.3) 2.8 (0.5)
10. Public Administration 1.6 (1.3) (6.2) 2.6 5.2
11. Other Services (1.0) (1.7) (3.7) (0.1) (0.1)
Total Employment 1.8 0.8 0.7 1.1 1.8

Table 19b footnotes:

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

Source: Statistics Canada.

Table 20a: Employment Insurance (EI), 2004–2010
Item 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
EI Regular Beneficiaries1 (000s) — Ontario 137 132 129 131 142 246 216
EI Regular Beneficiaries2 (000s) — Canada 541 516 494 479 486 734 684
EI Total Benefit Payments3 ($ millions) — Ontario 3,828 3,799 3,839 4,045 4,369 6,721 6,117
EI Total Benefit Payments4 ($ millions) — Canada 12,884 12,696 12,426 12,426 13,015 18,684 17,881
EI Contributions ($ millions) — Ontario5 6,895 7,108 6,975 6,921 6,718 6,745 6,919
EI Contributions ($ millions) — Canada6 16,578 17,161 15,884 16,709 16,737 16,502 17,227
EI Premium Rate7 (% insured earnings) — Employer 2.77 2.73 2.62 2.52 2.42 2.42 2.42
EI Premium Rate8 (% insured earnings) — Employee 1.98 1.95 1.87 1.80 1.73 1.73 1.73

Table 20a footnotes:

[1], [2] Figures are reported by Statistics Canada (Regular Beneficiaries only, year-to-date average, unadjusted).

[3], [4] Figures for Ontario and Canada EI Benefit Payments are Ontario Ministry of Finance estimates based on Statistics Canada CANSIM Table 14-10-0007-01 (formerly CANSIM 276-0017). EI Total Benefit Payments do not include amounts related to Employment Benefits and Support Measures, delivered under Part II of the Employment Insurance Act.

[5] 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.

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

[7], [8] EI premiums are collected on total earnings from the first dollar earned to the maximum insurable earnings.

Note: In 2018, the EI maximum weekly benefit is $547, which is equal to 55 per cent of EI maximum insurable earnings of $51,700.

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

Table 20b: Employment Insurance (EI), 2011–2017
Item 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
EI Regular Beneficiaries1 (000s) — Ontario 175 159 155 147 145 137 131
EI Regular Beneficiaries2 (000s) — Canada 583 535 503 489 515 543 512
EI Total Benefit Payments3 ($ millions) — Ontario 5,330 5,180 5,213 5,321 5,444 5,493 5,505
EI Total Benefit Payments4 ($ millions) — Canada 16,050 15,662 15,365 15,869 17,094 18,543 18,197
EI Contributions ($ millions) — Ontario5 7,288 7,776 8,404 8,608 8,983 9,054 8,259
EI Contributions ($ millions) — Canada6 18,221 19,558 21,492 22,141 22,872 23,054 20,597
EI Premium Rate7 (% insured earnings) — Employer 2.49 2.56 2.63 2.63 2.63 2.63 2.32
EI Premium Rate8 (% insured earnings) — Employee 1.78 1.83 1.88 1.88 1.88 1.88 1.66

Table 20b footnotes:

[1], [2] Figures are reported by Statistics Canada (Regular Beneficiaries only, year-to-date average, unadjusted).

[3], [4] Figures for Ontario and Canada EI Benefit Payments are Ontario Ministry of Finance estimates based on Statistics Canada CANSIM Table 14-10-0007-01 (formerly CANSIM 276-0017). EI Total Benefit Payments do not include amounts related to Employment Benefits and Support Measures, delivered under Part II of the Employment Insurance Act.

[5] 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.

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

[7], [8] EI premiums are collected on total earnings from the first dollar earned to the maximum insurable earnings.

Note: In 2018, the EI maximum weekly benefit is $547, which is equal to 55 per cent of EI maximum insurable earnings of $51,700.

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

Table 21a: Ontario, Labour Compensation, 2004–2010
Item 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Average Weekly Earnings ($)1 748.99 776.33 788.8 819.19 838.34 848.77 881.36
Average Weekly Earnings — Increase (%) 2.8 3.7 1.6 3.9 2.3 1.2 3.8
CPI Inflation (%) 1.9 2.2 1.8 1.8 2.3 0.4 2.5
AWE Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) 0.9 1.5 (0.2) 2.0 0.1 0.9 1.4
AWE — Manufacturing ($) 935.19 960.35 961.33 997.47 999.72 950.13 999.23
AWE — Manufacturing — Increase (%) 3.1 2.7 0.1 3.8 0.2 (5.0) 5.2
AWE — Manufacturing — Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) 1.2 0.5 (1.7) 1.9 (2.0) (5.3) 2.7
Wage Settlement Increases (%)2 -— All Sectors 2.9 2.7 2.5 3.0 2.7 2.2 2.0
Wage Settlement Increases (%)3 -— Public 3.2 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.4 1.9
Wage Settlement Increases (%)4 -— Private 2.7 2.4 1.8 2.9 2.0 1.2 2.0
Person Days Lost Due to Strikes and Lockouts (000s) 487 403 395 389 282 1,550 705
Minimum Wage at Year-End ($/hour) 7.15 7.45 7.75 8.00 8.75 9.50 10.25

Table 21a footnotes:

[1] Average Weekly Earnings (AWE) include overtime.

[2], [3], [4] 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 21b: Ontario, Labour Compensation, 2011–2017
Item 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Average Weekly Earnings ($)1 893.4 906.08 919.93 938.24 962.86 973.75 992.55
Average Weekly Earnings — Increase (%) 1.4 1.4 1.5 2.0 2.6 1.1 1.9
CPI Inflation (%) 3.1 1.4 1.0 2.4 1.2 1.8 1.7
AWE Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) (1.7) 0.0 0.5 (0.4) 1.4 (0.7) 0.2
AWE — Manufacturing ($) 1,006.42 1,036.99 1,050.59 1,071.73 1,107.09 1,119.28 1,125.36
AWE — Manufacturing — Increase (%) 0.7 3.0 1.3 2.0 3.3 1.1 0.5
AWE — Manufacturing — Increase Less CPI Inflation (%) (2.4) 1.6 0.3 (0.3) 2.1 (0.7) (1.2)
Wage Settlement Increases (%)2 -— All Sectors 1.7 1.3 1.0 1.5 1.0 1.6 1.9
Wage Settlement Increases (%)3 -— Public 1.6 1.4 0.5 1.4 0.8 1.4 1.9
Wage Settlement Increases (%)4 -— Private 1.9 1.2 2.3 1.9 1.7 1.9 2.1
Person Days Lost Due to Strikes and Lockouts (000s) 352 201 288 132 337 245 418
Minimum Wage at Year-End ($/hour) 10.25 10.25 10.25 11.00 11.25 11.40 11.60

Table 21b footnotes:

[1] Average Weekly Earnings (AWE) include overtime.

[2], [3], [4] 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 22a: Ontario, Employment Level by Economic Regions, 2008–2012
(Thousands)
Region:1 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Ontario 6,610 6,433 6,538 6,658 6,703
East 898 879 880 897 909
East — Ottawa (510) 678 666 676 679 695
East — Kingston-Pembroke (515) 220 213 203 218 214
Greater Toronto Area (530)2 3,023 2,963 3,035 3,078 3,112
Central 1,530 1,488 1,508 1,552 1,551
Central — Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 180 171 173 176 171
Central — Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 653 636 651 676 675
Central — Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 697 681 685 700 706
Southwest 791 752 762 771 773
Southwest — London (560) 329 316 319 320 323
Southwest — Windsor-Sarnia (570) 309 290 293 294 297
Southwest — Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 153 146 150 158 153
North 367 351 354 360 357
North — Northeast (590) 265 251 254 261 255
North — Northwest (595) 102 100 100 100 102

Table 22a 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 22b: Ontario, Employment Level by Economic Regions, 2013–2017
(Thousands)
Region:1 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Ontario 6,823 6,878 6,923 7,000 7,128
East 898 908 889 905 903
East — Ottawa (510) 685 698 688 692 695
East — Kingston-Pembroke (515) 214 210 201 212 208
Greater Toronto Area (530)2 3,240 3,241 3,320 3,373 3,443
Central 1,559 1,597 1,597 1,598 1,655
Central — Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 168 186 168 171 181
Central — Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 694 705 711 706 724
Central — Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 697 706 719 721 750
Southwest 769 775 770 776 778
Southwest — London (560) 324 325 330 331 330
Southwest — Windsor-Sarnia (570) 295 299 295 299 299
Southwest — Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 151 151 145 145 149
North 356 357 346 348 348
North — Northeast (590) 254 257 248 248 245
North — Northwest (595) 102 100 97 100 103

Table 22b 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 23a: Ontario, Employment Level by Industry for Economic Regions, 2017
(Thousands)
Region: All
Industries
Agriculture Resources1 Manufacturing
Ontario 7,128 68 35 769
East 903 6 - 45
East — Ottawa (510) 695 4 - 32
East — Kingston-Pembroke (515) 208 3 - 13
Greater Toronto Area (530) 3,443 7 5 346
Central 1,655 27 3 227
Central — Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 181 3 - 13
Central — Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 724 12 - 118
Central — Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 750 11 - 96
Southwest 778 26 4 127
Southwest — London (560) 330 7 - 48
Southwest — Windsor-Sarnia (570) 299 8 2 58
Southwest — Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 149 12 2 20
North 348 2 22 24
North — Northeast (590) 245 2 17 18
North — Northwest (595) 103 - 5 6

Table 23a 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 22.

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

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

Source: Statistics Canada.

Table 23b: Ontario, Employment Level by Industry for Economic Regions, 2017
(Thousands)
Region: Construction Distributive1 Finance, Prof.
& Mgmt.2
Info., Culture &
Recreation3
Ontario 513 651 1,504 313
East 61 58 159 35
East — Ottawa (510) 44 44 127 29
East — Kingston-Pembroke (515) 17 13 33 6
Greater Toronto Area (530) 215 354 923 173
Central 143 145 265 75
Central — Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 20 18 27 10
Central — Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 62 60 115 36
Central — Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 61 67 123 30
Southwest 65 65 113 25
Southwest — London (560) 27 28 55 10
Southwest — Windsor-Sarnia (570) 22 24 40 10
Southwest — Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 16 13 19 5
North 29 31 36 13
North — Northeast (590) 21 21 26 9
North — Northwest (595) 8 9 10 3

Table 23b 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 22.

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 23c: Ontario, Employment Level by Industry for Economic Regions, 2017
(Thousands)
Region: Retail
Trade
Personal
Services1
Education Health &
Soc. Assistance
Public
Administration
Ontario 806 730 497 869 371
East 97 93 74 127 148
East — Ottawa (510) 72 68 54 88 134
East — Kingston-Pembroke (515) 25 25 20 39 14
Greater Toronto Area (530) 385 337 221 362 115
Central 192 177 121 213 66
Central — Muskoka-Kawarthas (520) 22 18 12 29 9
Central — Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) 80 73 58 81 27
Central — Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) 90 86 52 103 30
Southwest 89 83 52 108 21
Southwest — London (560) 36 34 26 49 8
Southwest — Windsor-Sarnia (570) 34 34 19 42 9
Southwest — Stratford-Bruce Peninsula (580) 19 15 7 17 3
North 43 39 29 59 22
North — Northeast (590) 30 27 20 39 15
North — Northwest (595) 12 13 9 20 7

Table 23c 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 22.

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 24: 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.
East — 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.
Central — Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (540) The counties of Dufferin, Wellington and Simcoe and the Waterloo Regional Municipality.
Central — Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula (550) The divisions of Brant, Haldimand-Norfolk and Hamilton, the Regional Municipality of Niagara 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.
Southwest — Windsor-Sarnia (570) The counties of Lambton and Essex and the Chatham-Kent Division.
Southwest — 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.
North — Northwest (595) The districts of Thunder Bay, Rainy River and Kenora.

Table 24 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.

Updated: November 15, 2018
Published: November 15, 2018