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

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Total farm area, land tenure and land in crops, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1986 to 2006)
(Ontario)
  1986 1991 1996 2001 2006
  number
Ont.  
Total number of farms 72,713 68,633 67,520 59,728 57,211
Total farm area          
Area in hectares1 5,646,582 5,451,379 5,616,860 5,466,233 5,386,453
Farms reporting 72,713 68,633 67,520 59,728 57,211
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 78 79 83 92 94
Total area owned          
Area in hectares1 4,229,662 4,001,527 3,951,596 3,793,190 3,597,531
Farms reporting 68,469 65,328 64,354 57,156 55,179
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 62 61 61 66 65
Total area rented or leased from others2          
Area in hectares1 1,416,920 1,449,852 1,665,264 1,673,043 1,788,922
Farms reporting 24,487 22,427 24,191 22,055 21,508
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 58 65 69 76 83
Land in crops (excluding Christmas tree area)          
Area in hectares1 3,457,966 3,411,667 3,544,927 3,656,705 3,660,941
Farms reporting 65,943 61,353 59,269 53,799 50,169
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 52 56 60 68 73

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