2016 Census of Agriculture

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The Census of Agriculture provides a statistical portrait of Canada's agriculture industry and its farm operators and families.

Detailed documentation about: Census of Agriculture

Related surveys: Census of Population, National Household Survey

Key indicators: Canada

Data 1 Total number of farms
(2011 Census of Agriculture)
205,730

Data 2 Total farm area
(2011 Census of Agriculture)
64.8 million hectares

Total gross farm receipts
(2011 Census of Agriculture)
$51.1 billion

Farm capital
(2011 Census of Agriculture)
$330.8 billion

Total number of farm operators
(2011 Census of Agriculture)
293,925

Land in crops (excluding Christmas trees)
(2011 Census of Agriculture)
35.4 million hectares

Cattle
(2011 Census of Agriculture)
12.8 million

Pigs
(2011 Census of Agriculture)
12.7 million

Hens and chickens
(2011 Census of Agriculture)
133.0 million

Average age of farm operators
(2011 Census of Agriculture)
54.0

Features from the 2011 Census of Agriculture


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