Economic Indicators

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Economic indicators by industry

Find industry information on a variety of sectors, including number of business establishments and employed workers.


Business establishments by industry - Calgary Economic Region, 2009-2013

Industry 2009 2013

2009 - 2013

Total growth (%)

Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 638 650 1.9%
Mining, quarrying & oil & gas extraction 1,774 1,660 -6.4%
Utilities 105 107 1.9%
Construction 6,892 7,577 9.9%
Manufacturing 1,848 1,830 -1.0%
Wholesale trade 2,754 2,763 0.3%
Retail trade 4,775 5,224 9.4%
Transportation & warehousing 1,808 2,203 21.8%
Information & cultural industries 505 569 12.7%
Finance, insurance, real estate & rental & leasing 3,945 4,864 23.3%
Professional, scientific & technical services 11,529 13,581 17.8%
Management of companies & enterprises 1,014 896 -11.6%
Administrative & support, waste management & remediation services 2,685 2,935 9.3%
Educational services 566 692 22.3%
Health care & social assistance 3,524 4,184 18.7%
Arts, entertainment & recreation 553 529 -4.3%
Accommodation & food services 2,850 3,310 16.1%
Other services (except Public administration) 5,839 4,938 -15.4%
Public administration 75 82 9.3%
All industries 53,679 58,594 9.2%

Source: Statistics Canada

Historical GDP by industry: Calgary CMA, 2009-2013

Industry

2009

 (2007 $ Millions)

2013

(2007 $ Millions)

2009 - 2013

Total growth (%)

Goods-producing industries 41,783 51,363 22.9%
   Manufacturing 5,600 6,720 20.0%
   Construction 6,718 9,377 39.6%
   Primary and utilities 29,466 35,267 19.7%
Services-producing industries 52,162 60,047 15.1%
   Transportation and warehousing 4,013 4,793 19.4%
   Information and cultural industries 2,975 3,595 20.8%
   Wholesale and retail trade 7,253 8,520 17.5%
   Finance, insurance and real estate and leasing 14,628 16,737 14.4%
   Business services 9,471 10,816 14.2%
   Personal services 3,782 4,454 17.8%
   Non-commercial services 6,862 7,940 15.7%
   Public administration and defence 3,178 3,191 0.4%
All industries 93,946 111,410 18.6%

Source: Conference Board of Canada

Historical employment by industry: Calgary Economic Region, 2009-2013

Industry 2009(000s) 2013(000s)

2009-2013

Total growth (%)

Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 12.8 4.9 -61.7%
Mining, quarrying & oil & gas extraction 50.0 65.2 30.4%
Utilities 8.6 7.9 -8.1%
Construction 72.9 81.5 11.8%
Manufacturing 46.7 47.1 0.9%
Wholesale trade 26.6 28.1 5.6%
Retail trade 78.0 84.8 8.7%
Transportation & warehousing 43.4 48.2 11.1%
Information & cultural industries 16.4 15.1 -7.9%
Finance, insurance, real estate & leasing 49.5 46.5 -6.1%
Professional, scientific & technical services 83.8 100.8 20.3%
Management of companies & enterprises 0.0 0.0 0.0%
Administrative & support, waste management & remediation services 30.1 30.9 2.7%
Educational services 44.8 46.8 4.5%
Health care & social assistance 71.6 89.2 24.6
Arts, entertainment & recreation 19.9 20.5 3.0%
Accommodation & food services 43.7 51.9 18.8%
Other services 37.4 37.1 -0.8%
Public administration 26.3 25.6 -2.7%
All industries 762.9 832.4 9.1%

Source: Statistics Canada

Average overall wages by industry - Calgary CMA, 2013

Industry Hourly Rate ($)
Agriculture, forestry, logging, fishing and hunting NA
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction $43.87
Utilities $40.38
Construction $28.52
Manufacturing $27.13
Wholesale trade $29.94
Retail trade $17.59
Transportation and warehousing $26.77
Information and cultural industries $30.51
Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing $29.06
Professional, scientific and technical services $38.29
Management of companies and enterprises NA
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services $21.44
Educational services $31.86
Health care and social assistance $29.89
Arts, entertainment and recreation $22.29
Accommodation and food services $14.52
Other services $21.57
Public administration $37.57
All industries $28.92

Source: Statistics Canada