Halloween 2022 … by the numbers

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Description: By the numbers - Halloween, 2022

Pumpkin galore

According to the Census of Agriculture, there were over 11,000 acres of pumpkin patches in Canada in 2021.

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 32-10-0355-01 Field vegetables, Census of Agriculture, 2021.

Dressing up this year?

Rental costumes are typically a hit! In 2020, 69.9% of total sales by firms in consumer goods rental and general rental centres were made to individuals and households.

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 21-10-0017-01 Consumer goods rental, sales by type of client.

Ghosts, ghouls and graveyards

One of Canada's spookiest jobs: In 2021, employees working in funeral services got paid an average of $827.65 per week.

The estimated value of caskets and coffins manufactured in Canada in 2020 was $284 million.

Sources: Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0204-01 Average weekly earnings by industry, annual; Annual Survey of Manufacturing and Logging Industries.

Trick or treat!

On July 1, 2022, the estimated number of children in Canada of prime trick-or-treating age (5 to 14 years) was 4,189,586.

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 17-10-0005-01 Population estimates on July 1st, by age and sex.

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