Total farm area, land tenure and land in crops, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1986 to 2006) (Canada)

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Total farm area, land tenure and land in crops, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1986 to 2006)
(Canada)
  1986 1991 1996 2001 2006
  number
Canada  
Total number of farms 293,089 280,043 276,548 246,923 229,373
Total farm area          
Area in hectares1 67,825,757 67,753,700 68,054,956 67,502,446 67,586,739
Farms reporting 293,089 280,043 276,548 246,923 229,373
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 231 242 246 273 295
Total area owned          
Area in hectares1 43,218,905 42,961,352 43,060,963 42,265,706 41,377,673
Farms reporting 273,963 264,837 262,152 235,131 220,513
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 158 162 164 180 188
Total area rented or leased from others2          
Area in hectares1 24,606,852 24,792,348 24,993,993 25,236,740 26,209,066
Farms reporting 118,735 111,387 111,718 103,484 97,989
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 207 223 224 244 267
Land in crops (excluding Christmas tree area)          
Area in hectares1 33,181,235 33,507,780 34,918,733 36,395,150 35,912,247
Farms reporting 264,141 248,147 237,760 215,581 194,717
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 126 135 147 169 184

For more information on the concepts, methods and quality of the data contained in this table, consult the 2006 Census of Agriculture.