Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Winnipeg, CY - Manitoba

Map of Winnipeg, CY (shaded in green), Manitoba

Map of Winnipeg, CY

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Prov. rank

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Nat. rank

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In 2011, Winnipeg (City) had a population of 663,617, representing a percentage change of 4.8% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 464.08 square kilometres with a population density of 1,430.0 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, Winnipeg (City) had 268,753 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 2.9%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Winnipeg (City) is part of the census metropolitan area of Winnipeg.

Population and dwelling counts

Winnipeg (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Winnipeg (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Ritchot, Man. RM 5,478 5,051 8.5
Macdonald, Man. RM 6,280 5,653 11.1
Headingley, Man. RM 3,215 2,726 17.9
Springfield, Man. RM 14,069 12,990 8.3
East St. Paul, Man. RM 9,046 8,733 3.6
West St. Paul, Man. RM 4,932 4,357 13.2
Rosser, Man. RM 1,352 1,364 -0.9

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

Winnipeg, CY – Age distribution

Table 4 Winnipeg, CY – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 16.9% 17.8% 16.0%
15 to 64 68.7% 69.9% 67.7%
65 and over 14.4% 12.3% 16.4%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Winnipeg, CY was 14.4%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 68.7% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 16.9%. 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.

Winnipeg, CY – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Winnipeg, CY – 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 663,620 633,450 30,170 4.8
0 to 14 111,860 111,025 835 0.8
15 to 64 456,210 432,375 23,835 5.5
65 and over 95,545 90,055 5,490 6.1
Males
Total 322,195 305,905 16,290 5.3
0 to 14 57,380 56,935 445 0.8
15 to 64 225,120 212,365 12,755 6.0
65 and over 39,700 36,600 3,100 8.5
Females
Total 341,420 327,545 13,875 4.2
0 to 14 54,480 54,090 390 0.7
15 to 64 231,095 220,005 11,090 5.0
65 and over 55,845 53,450 2,395 4.5

Winnipeg, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Winnipeg, CY – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 663,620 322,195 341,420
0 to 4 years 36,860 18,645 18,210
5 to 9 years 35,925 18,455 17,475
10 to 14 years 39,075 20,280 18,795
15 to 19 years 44,320 22,585 21,735
20 to 24 years 48,470 24,265 24,205
25 to 29 years 47,490 23,500 23,990
30 to 34 years 44,885 22,035 22,850
35 to 39 years 43,555 21,480 22,075
40 to 44 years 44,175 21,775 22,400
45 to 49 years 50,700 25,020 25,680
50 to 54 years 50,010 24,735 25,280
55 to 59 years 44,460 21,530 22,930
60 to 64 years 38,145 18,190 19,950
65 to 69 years 26,875 12,640 14,235
70 to 74 years 20,460 9,185 11,280
75 to 79 years 17,875 7,680 10,195
80 to 84 years 14,880 5,665 9,215
85 years and over 15,455 4,530 10,920
Median age 39.0 37.6 40.3

Winnipeg, CY – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Winnipeg, CY was 39 years. In comparison, the median age of Manitoba was 38.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Manitoba and Winnipeg, CY – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Manitoba 38.1 38.4
Winnipeg, CY 38.7 39.0

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Winnipeg was 178,690, which represents a change of 3.9% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Winnipeg, 68.9% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 12.0% were common-law-couples and 19.1% were lone-parent families.

Winnipeg – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Manitoba, CSD of Winnipeg, CY 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
Winnipeg, CY 178,690 123,080 68.9 21,500 12.0 34,115 19.1 3.9
Ritchot, RM 1,595 1,305 81.8 145 9.1 135 8.5 6.0
Macdonald, RM 1,805 1,530 84.8 140 7.8 135 7.5 11.4
Headingley, RM 820 690 84.1 75 9.1 60 7.3 28.1
Springfield, RM 4,125 3,425 83.0 415 10.1 290 7.0 7.6
East St. Paul, RM 2,755 2,440 88.6 135 4.9 185 6.7 4.8
West St. Paul, RM 1,430 1,180 82.5 130 9.1 120 8.4 14.9
Rosser, RM 365 275 75.3 45 12.3 45 12.3 -1.4

Winnipeg – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Winnipeg, 48.5% 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 * 61,975
Married couples without children * 61,100
Common-law-couples with children * 8,170
Common-law-couples without children * 13,330

Winnipeg – Marital status

In Winnipeg, 53.7% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (45.9%) or living with a common-law partner (7.8%).

The remaining 46.3% 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, Winnipeg, CY – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Winnipeg, CY Manitoba Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 551,755 100.0 977,110 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 296,315 53.7 558,505 57.2 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 253,135 45.9 480,135 49.1 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 43,185 7.8 78,370 8.0 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 255,440 46.3 418,600 42.8 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 171,180 31.0 282,460 28.9 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 14,650 2.7 23,620 2.4 698,245 2.5
Divorced 35,265 6.4 52,215 5.3 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 34,340 6.2 60,300 6.2 1,584,525 5.7

Winnipeg – Types of private households

There were 268,755 private households3 in Winnipeg in 2011, a change of 2.9% from 2006. Of these, 24.9% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 1.6% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Manitoba, Winnipeg, CY – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Winnipeg, CY Manitoba Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 268,755 100.0 466,140 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
66,815 24.9 125,025 26.8 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
70,665 26.3 134,525 28.9 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 30,515 11.4 48,255 10.4 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 83,520 31.1 131,480 28.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 5,180 1.9 9,665 2.1 268,060 2.0
Other households9 12,055 4.5 17,190 3.7 543,340 4.1

Winnipeg – Structural type of dwelling

In Winnipeg, 60.3% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 13.2% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Manitoba, Winnipeg, CY – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Winnipeg, CY Manitoba Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 268,755 100.0 466,140 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 162,175 60.3 322,800 69.2 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 10,300 3.8 14,445 3.1 646,240 4.9
Row house 8,840 3.3 14,435 3.1 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 35,350 13.2 37,665 8.1 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 46,480 17.3 61,410 13.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 4,680 1.7 6,105 1.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 300 0.1 730 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 625 0.2 8,550 1.8 183,510 1.4

Language

Winnipeg, CY – Mother tongue

Chart J: Winnipeg, CY - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Winnipeg, CY - 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 Winnipeg, 71.4% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 3.6% reported French only, and 22.3% 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, 82.9% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 1.5% spoke only French and 10.7% 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 Winnipeg, CY – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 655,600 100.0 655,600 100.0
English 468,305 71.4 543,445 82.9
French 23,450 3.6 9,700 1.5
Non-official language 146,335 22.3 70,060 10.7
Multiple responses 17,500 2.7 32,395 4.9
Table 13 Winnipeg, CY – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention12
(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 99.5 99.0 0.5
French 62.2 39.6 22.6
Non-official language 76.5 56.6 19.8

Winnipeg, CY – Non-official languages

In Winnipeg, the three most common mother tongues were Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) (5.9%), German (2.6%) and Ukrainian (1.6%), 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 Winnipeg, CY – 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.
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 38,415 23.8 5.9
German 17,020 10.6 2.6
Ukrainian 10,235 6.3 1.6
Panjabi (Punjabi) 10,005 6.2 1.5
Chinese, n.o.s. 6,605 4.1 1.0

Winnipeg, CY – Bilingualism

Table 15 Winnipeg, CY – 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 10.1 8.2 89.8 3.4
0 to 19 12.1 11.6 82.7 5.4
20 to 44 11.4 10.5 93.1 3.9
45 to 64 7.6 3.9 89.8 2.8
65 and over 8.5 3.0 89.7 2.0
Table 16 Winnipeg, CY – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 655,600 100.0
English only 578,905 88.3
French only 925 0.1
English and French 67,275 10.3
Neither English nor French 8,485 1.3

Symbols:

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not applicable
excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements. For further information, refer to Notes.
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.

Note(s):

  1. Median age: Age 'x' that divides a population in two groups of the same population size, one group being older than age 'x' and the other group being younger than age 'x'.
  2. Census family: Refers to a married couple (with or without children), a common-law couple (with or without children) or a lone parent family.
  3. Household, private: Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy a private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada.
  4. Household type: Refers to the basic division of private households into family and non-family households. Family household refers to a household that contains at least one census family, that is, a married couple with or without children, or a couple living in common-law with or without children or a lone parent living with one or more children.
  5. Couple-family households with children: Refers to couple households with at least one child aged 24 and under.
  6. Couple-family households without children: Refers to couple households without children aged 24 and under. Includes couple households with all children aged 25 and over.
  7. Lone-parent-family households: Refers to all lone-parent family households regardless of age of children.
  8. Multiple-family households: Refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional persons) occupy the same private dwelling.
  9. Other households: Refers to two or more people who share a private dwelling, but who do not constitute a census family.
  10. Other single-attached house: A single dwelling that is attached to another building and that does not fall into any of the other categories, such as a single dwelling attached to a non-residential structure (e.g., a store or a church) or occasionally to another residential structure (e.g., an apartment building).
  11. Movable dwelling includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.
  12. Mother-tongue retention: Retention refers to the situation where people speak their mother tongue at home. Retention is defined as 'complete' when the mother tongue is the language spoken most often and 'partial' when it is spoken on a regular basis but not most often. The (complete or partial) retention rate refers to the proportion of the population with a given mother tongue that speaks that language at home most often or on a regular basis. The retention rate provides an indication of a group's linguistic vitality, particularly the importance of transmitting languages between generations.


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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