Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Portage la Prairie, RM - Manitoba 1

Map of Portage la Prairie, RM (shaded in green), Manitoba

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Portage la Prairie, RM - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Portage la Prairie, RM - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
18
Nat. rank
576

In 2011, Portage la Prairie (Rural municipality) had a population of 6,525, representing a percentage change of -3.9% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 1,964.32 square kilometres with a population density of 3.3 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 552,329.52 square kilometres with a population density of 2.2 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Portage la Prairie (Rural municipality) had 2,072 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was -5.1%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Portage la Prairie (Rural municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Portage la Prairie (Rural municipality) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
South Norfolk, Man. RM 1,125 1,170 -3.8
North Norfolk, Man. RM 2,799 2,742 2.1
Westbourne, Man. RM 1,878 1,906 -1.5
Grey, Man. RM 2,025 2,004 1.0
Long Plain (Part) 6, Man. IRI 1,078 752 E 43.4
Dakota Plains 6A, Man. IRI 111 65 70.8
Dakota Tipi 1, Man. IRI 164 156 5.1
Portage la Prairie, Man. CY 12,996 12,728 2.1
Cartier, Man. RM 3,153 3,162 -0.3
St. Franois Xavier, Man. RM 1,240 1,087 14.1
Woodlands, Man. RM 3,521 3,562 -1.2
Division No. 18, Unorganized, West Part, Man. NO 0 0  ···

Manitoba – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth

Table 2 Manitoba – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
La Broquerie RM 5,198 3,659 42.1
Stanley RM 8,356 6,367 31.2
Steinbach CY 13,524 11,066 22.2
Morden T 7,812 6,571 18.9
Hanover RM 14,026 11,871 18.2

Manitoba – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth

Table 3 Manitoba – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Thompson CY 12,829 13,446 -4.6
Flin Flon (Part) CY 5,363 5,594 -4.1
Portage la Prairie RM 6,525 6,793 -3.9
The Pas T 5,513 5,589 -1.4
Gimli RM 5,845 5,797 0.8

Age and sex

Portage la Prairie, RM – Age distribution

Table 4 Portage la Prairie, RM – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 21.7% 22.8% 20.7%
15 to 64 65.4% 64.2% 66.5%
65 and over 13.0% 13.2% 12.7%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Portage la Prairie, RM was 13.0%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 65.4% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 21.7%. In comparison, the national percentages were 68.5% for the population aged 15 to 64 and 16.7% for the population aged 0 to 14.

Portage la Prairie, RM – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Portage la Prairie, RM – Population by broad age groups, sex and population change between 2006 and 2011, 2006 to 2011 censuses
Broad age groups by sex Population
2011 2006 change % change
Both sexes
Total 6,525 6,790 -265 -3.9
0 to 14 1,415 1,455 -40 -2.7
15 to 64 4,265 4,510 -245 -5.4
65 and over 845 835 10 1.2
Males
Total 3,335 3,475 -140 -4.0
0 to 14 760 785 -25 -3.2
15 to 64 2,140 2,270 -130 -5.7
65 and over 440 425 15 3.5
Females
Total 3,190 3,320 -130 -3.9
0 to 14 660 665 -5 -0.8
15 to 64 2,120 2,240 -120 -5.4
65 and over 405 410 -5 -1.2

Portage la Prairie, RM – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Portage la Prairie, RM – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 6,525 3,335 3,190
0 to 4 years 435 235 205
5 to 9 years 470 250 220
10 to 14 years 510 275 235
15 to 19 years 485 275 210
20 to 24 years 340 175 170
25 to 29 years 375 185 185
30 to 34 years 340 155 190
35 to 39 years 390 185 210
40 to 44 years 380 195 190
45 to 49 years 495 255 240
50 to 54 years 575 285 290
55 to 59 years 475 230 250
60 to 64 years 400 210 185
65 to 69 years 305 160 145
70 to 74 years 250 130 125
75 to 79 years 125 65 60
80 to 84 years 100 55 40
85 years and over 65 30 35
Median age 38.9 38.3 39.4

Portage la Prairie, RM – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Portage la Prairie, RM was 38.9 years. In comparison, the median age of Manitoba was 38.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Manitoba and Portage la Prairie, RM – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Manitoba 38.1 38.4
Portage la Prairie, RM 39.6 38.9

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Portage la Prairie was 1,675, which represents a change of -4.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Portage la Prairie, 77.6% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 11.0% were common-law-couples and 11.3% were lone-parent families.

Portage la Prairie – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Manitoba, CSD of Portage la Prairie, RM and neighbouring census subdivisions – Distribution of census families by family structure, 2011 Census
Geographic name Total families Married-couple families Common-law-couple families Lone-parent families % change, census families, 2006 to 2011
number % number % number %
Canada  9,389,695 6,293,950 67.0 1,567,905 16.7 1,527,840 16.3 5.5
Manitoba  327,875 232,635 71.0 39,060 11.9 56,185 17.1 4.8
Portage la Prairie, RM 1,675 1,300 77.6 185 11.0 190 11.3 -4.3
South Norfolk, RM 275 235 85.5 15 5.5 25 9.1 -5.2
North Norfolk, RM 685 590 86.1 40 5.8 55 8.0 3.8
Westbourne, RM 390 325 83.3 40 10.3 25 6.4 -7.1
Grey, RM 535 455 85.0 45 8.4 40 7.5 10.3
Long Plain (Part) 6, IRI 255 45 17.6 95 37.3 120 47.1 50.0
Dakota Tipi 1, IRI 40 10 25.0 10 25.0 20 50.0 0.0
Portage la Prairie, CY 3,465 2,215 63.9 470 13.6 780 22.5 2.5
Cartier, RM 615 490 79.7 70 11.4 60 9.8 -0.8
St. Franois Xavier, RM 370 305 82.4 45 12.2 20 5.4 21.3
Woodlands, RM 945 750 79.4 115 12.2 80 8.5 -3.6

Portage la Prairie – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Portage la Prairie, 41.8% were couples with children aged 24 and under at home. In comparison, as a whole, 46.9% of couples in Canada had children aged 24 and under at home.

Presence of children within couple families
* Children aged 24 and under at home
Married couples with children * 520
Married couples without children * 780
Common-law-couples with children * 100
Common-law-couples without children * 85

Portage la Prairie – Marital status

In Portage la Prairie, 67.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (59.9%) or living with a common-law partner (7.1%).

The remaining 32.9% were not married and not living with a common-law partner, including those who were single (never-married), separated, divorced or widowed.

Note: Percentages may not total 100 percent due to random rounding.

Table 9 Canada, Manitoba, Portage la Prairie, RM – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Portage la Prairie, RM Manitoba Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 5,110 100.0 977,110 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,430 67.1 558,505 57.2 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 3,060 59.9 480,135 49.1 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 365 7.1 78,370 8.0 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,680 32.9 418,600 42.8 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,225 24.0 282,460 28.9 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 75 1.5 23,620 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 165 3.2 52,215 5.3 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 210 4.1 60,300 6.2 1,584,525 5.7

Portage la Prairie – Types of private households

There were 2,070 private households4 in Portage la Prairie in 2011, a change of -5.0% from 2006. Of these, 29.5% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -12.2% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Manitoba, Portage la Prairie, RM – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Portage la Prairie, RM Manitoba Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,070 100.0 466,140 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
610 29.5 125,025 26.8 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
830 40.1 134,525 28.9 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 165 8.0 48,255 10.4 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 395 19.1 131,480 28.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 35 1.7 9,665 2.1 268,060 2.0
Other households10 35 1.7 17,190 3.7 543,340 4.1

Portage la Prairie – Structural type of dwelling

In Portage la Prairie, 80.4% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.0% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Manitoba, Portage la Prairie, RM – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Portage la Prairie, RM Manitoba Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,070 100.0 466,140 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,665 80.4 322,800 69.2 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 160 7.7 14,445 3.1 646,240 4.9
Row house 20 1.0 14,435 3.1 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 37,665 8.1 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 5 0.2 61,410 13.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 0 0.0 6,105 1.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 0 0.0 730 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 225 10.9 8,550 1.8 183,510 1.4

Language

Portage la Prairie, RM – Mother tongue

Chart J: Portage la Prairie, RM - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Portage la Prairie, RM - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Note: Counts for mother tongue as well as those for language spoken most often at home include single responses only.

In Portage la Prairie, 76.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 3.4% reported French only, and 19.3% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 72.9% for English only, 3.5% for French only and 21.5% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 85.5% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 1.1% spoke only French and 12.5% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 84.4% for only English, 1.5% for only French and 10.5% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Portage la Prairie, RM – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 6,525 100.0 6,525 100.0
English 5,005 76.7 5,580 85.5
French 220 3.4 70 1.1
Non-official language 1,260 19.3 815 12.5
Multiple responses 45 0.7 65 1.0
Table 13 Portage la Prairie, RM – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention13
(in percentage)
Total retention; language spoken at home at least on a regular basis Complete retention; language spoken most often at home Partial retention; language spoken at home on a regular basis
Note: Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French.
English 99.9 99.8 0.1
French 50.0 31.3 18.8
Non-official language 79.0 66.1 12.8

Portage la Prairie, RM – Non-official languages

In Portage la Prairie, the three most common mother tongues were German (17.4%), Dutch (0.5%) and Ukrainian (0.5%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were German (5.8%), Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (3.4%) and Cree, n.o.s. (1.7%).

Table 14 Portage la Prairie, RM – The most common non-official-language mother tongues, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Number Percentage of non-official language mother-tongue population Percentage of total population
Note: Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French.
German 1,135 88.3 17.4
Dutch 30 2.3 0.5
Ukrainian 30 2.3 0.5
Ojibway 20 1.6 0.3
Spanish 15 1.2 0.2

Portage la Prairie, RM – Bilingualism

Table 15 Portage la Prairie, RM – Rate of English-French bilingualism by mother tongue and age groups, 2011 Census
Age groups Mother tongue
Total English French Non-official language
Note: Counts for mother tongue include single responses only. Consequently, the total excludes multiple responses.
Total 6.0 4.1 77.8 0.8
0 to 19 5.5 5.1 75.0 0.0
20 to 44 6.3 6.2 75.0 1.2
45 to 64 6.0 2.6 83.3 3.4
65 and over 6.0 0.8 81.8 3.0
Table 16 Portage la Prairie, RM – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 6,530 100.0
English only 6,065 92.9
French only 0 0.0
English and French 410 6.3
Neither English nor French 50 0.8

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement. For further information, refer to Notes.
A
adjusted figure due to boundary change. For further information, refer to Content considerations.
E
use with caution. For further information, refer to Cautionary note.


Source:

Statistics Canada. 2012. Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-310-XWE2011004. Ottawa, Ontario. Analytical products, 2011 Census. Last updated October 24, 2012.
 

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