Canadian Population Impact On Animal Agriculture
Canadians represent about 0.5% of the global population, produce about 1.5% of the food in the world, and consume about 0.6% of world food production. In 2004, Canada ranked 8th in the world for production of cereals, including wheat, barley and oats 10th in meat production; and 19th in fisheries and aquaculture production . As the global population increases, the interdependency of food, energy, water, land and biological resources becomes more apparent.
Farm and non-farm Population in Canada 1931 to 2006:
In 1921, Canada was largely a rural country, with half of Canadians living in rural areas, compared to less than a fifth of the population in 2006. The number of people living on the farm has also declined since the early 20th century. Almost a third of Canadians lived on farms in 1931, compared to 2% in 2006.
In 1921, agriculture was the single most common occupation, employing 1,041,618 Canadians and accounting for 33% of all jobs, followed by manufacturing (17%), trade (10%) and transportation (8%). In comparison, 346,400 Canadians were primarily employed in agriculture in 2006, accounting for 2% of total employment.