Table 1 Horses and ponies

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  1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 % change from 1981 to 1986 % change from 1986 to 1991 % change from 1991 to 1996 % change from 1996 to 2001 % change from 2001 to 2006
Canada
Number of animals 358,122 394,953 356,204 443,889 460,569 453,965 10 -10 25 4 -1
Number of farms reporting 69,178 69,148 58,509 56,707 53,925 54,169 0 -15 -3 -5 0
Average number per farm 5.2 5.7 6.1 7.8 8.5 8.4 10 7 28 9 -1
 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Number of animals 340 410 309 275 288 286 21 -25 -11 5 -1
Number of farms reporting 158 153 113 80 72 77 -3 -26 -29 -10 7
Average number per farm 2.2 2.7 2.7 3.4 4.0 3.7 23 0 26 18 -8
 
Prince Edward Island
Number of animals 2,317 2,357 1,891 1,869 1,565 1,921 2 -20 -1 -16 23
Number of farms reporting 687 657 432 379 289 288 -4 -34 -12 -24 0
Average number per farm 3.4 3.6 4.4 4.9 5.4 6.7 6 22 11 10 24
 
Nova Scotia
Number of animals 3,297 3,171 2,957 2,907 3,009 3,705 -4 -7 -2 4 23
Number of farms reporting 1,049 927 780 648 592 643 -12 -16 -17 -9 9
Average number per farm 3.1 3.4 3.8 4.5 5.1 5.8 10 12 18 13 14
 
New Brunswick
Number of animals 2,972 3,339 3,133 2,757 2,661 2,973 12 -6 -12 -3 12
Number of farms reporting 930 839 667 552 471 476 -10 -21 -17 -15 1
Average number per farm 3.2 4.0 4.7 5.0 5.6 6.2 25 18 6 12 11
 
Quebec
Number of animals 24,682 25,481 25,787 25,108 22,284 26,522 3 1 -3 -11 19
Number of farms reporting 7,047 6,607 5,307 4,518 3,838 4,259 -6 -20 -15 -15 11
Average number per farm 3.5 3.9 4.9 5.6 5.8 6.2 11 26 14 4 7
 
Ontario
Number of animals 74,986 74,961 75,132 76,553 83,337 97,285 0 0 2 9 17
Number of farms reporting 14,535 13,523 12,358 11,829 11,258 12,333 -7 -9 -4 -5 10
Average number per farm 5.2 5.5 6.1 6.5 7.4 7.9 6 11 7 14 7
 
Manitoba
Number of animals 31,284 40,691 44,130 68,783 62,791 46,580 30 8 56 -9 -26
Number of farms reporting 5,593 5,540 4,203 4,155 3,730 3,646 -1 -24 -1 -10 -2
Average number per farm 5.6 7.3 10.5 16.6 16.8 12.8 30 44 58 1 -24
 
Saskatchewan
Number of animals 60,180 67,484 53,843 66,372 71,306 65,914 12 -20 23 7 -8
Number of farms reporting 13,474 13,420 10,564 9,472 9,048 8,531 0 -21 -10 -4 -6
Average number per farm 4.5 5.0 5.1 7.0 7.9 7.7 11 2 37 13 -3
 
Alberta
Number of animals 118,708 135,025 109,237 149,960 159,962 155,533 14 -19 37 7 -3
Number of farms reporting 19,291 20,921 17,782 17,951 17,807 17,219 8 -15 1 -1 -3
Average number per farm 6.2 6.5 6.1 8.4 9.0 9.0 5 -6 38 7 0
 
British Columbia
Number of animals 39,356 42,034 39,785 49,305 53,366 53,246 7 -5 24 8 0
Number of farms reporting 6,414 6,561 6,303 7,123 6,820 6,697 2 -4 13 -4 -2
Average number per farm 6.1 6.4 6.3 6.9 7.8 8.0 5 -2 10 13 3
Table source: Statistics Canada, 2008, Alternative Livestock on Canadian Farms, catalogue number 23-502-XIE.