Socioeconomic overview of the farm population

Release date: November 29, 2018

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The data are derived from Agriculture–Population Linkage 25% sample data, which have been used to derive estimates for the entire population. These data will differ from corresponding data in the Farm and Farm Operator Data release tables, which were based on data collected for all farms.

Population data excludes the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and collective dwellings.

Farm population refers to all persons who are members of a farm operator's household.

The concept "urban" includes small population centres, medium population centres and large urban population centres, which are defined in the Census of Population dictionary.

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Definitions
Agricultural operation / Census farm

An operation is considered a census farm (agricultural operation) if it produces at least one of the following products intended for sale: crops (hay, field crops, tree fruits or nuts, berries or grapes, vegetables, seed); livestock (cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, game animals, other livestock); poultry (hens, chickens, turkeys, chicks, game birds, other poultry); animal products (milk or cream, eggs, wool, furs, meat); and other agricultural products (Christmas trees, sod, greenhouse or nursery products, mushrooms, honey or bees, maple syrup and its products).

Source: Statistics Canada. 2016 Census of Agriculture. The Daily

Farm operator

A farm operator is any person responsible for the management decisions made for an agricultural operation as of May 10, 2016.

Source: Statistics Canada. 2016 Census of Agriculture. The Daily

Farm population

Farm population refers to farm operators and the individuals in their households.

Source: Statistics Canada. Socioeconomic overview of the farm population, 2011.

Farm type

Farm type is established through a procedure that classifies each census farm according to the predominant type of production. This is done by estimating the potential receipts from the inventories of crops and livestock reported on the questionnaire and determining the product or group of products that make up the majority of the estimated receipts. For example, a census farm with total potential receipts of 60% from hogs, 20% from beef cattle and 20% from wheat, would be classified as a hog and pig farm. The farm types presented in this document are derived based on the 2012 North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS).

Source: Statistics Canada. Socioeconomic overview of the farm population, 2011. The Daily

Immigrant

Source: Statistics Canada. Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016.

Mother tongue
Source: Statistics Canada. Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016.
Population centre

Source: Statistics Canada. Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016.

Educational attainment of person

Source: Statistics Canada. Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016.

Total income of private household

Source: Statistics Canada. Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016.

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