Farm and Farm Operator Data
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2011 farm and farm operator data are available without charge on CANSIM: Tables 004-0200 to 004-0242.
2011 Census of Agriculture
In 2011, Canada had 205,730 census farms, a decrease of 10.3% (or 23,643 farms) since the last census.
The total land on farms stands at 160,155,748 acres, down 4.1% since 2006.
Compared to 2006, the average size of a Canadian farm increased from 728 acres to 778 acres, a growth of 6.9%.
For the first time, operators in the age group 55 and over represented the largest share of total operators. They accounted for 48.3% compared to 40.7% in 2006, up from 32.1% in 1991.
Gross farm receipts grew by 3.9% (at 2010 constant prices) since 2005 in Canada. This growth occurred primarily on larger farms.