Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses
Provincial population rank
1 of 6
National population rank
8 of 152
- In 2016, the enumerated population of Winnipeg census metropolitan area (CMA) was 778,489, which represents a change of 6.6% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 5.8% and the national average of 5.0%.
- The land area of Winnipeg is 5,306.79 square kilometres and the population density was 146.7 people per square kilometre.
- In 2016, there were 306,550 private dwellings occupied in Winnipeg, which represent a change of 5.2% from 2011.
Figure 1.2 Population in the last 20 years, Winnipeg
Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 20 years, Winnipeg
Population change (in percentage), census metropolitan areas, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016
Population and dwelling counts
Population change, 2011 to 2016 for census subdivisions in the Winnipeg CMA
Population change and rank, 2011 to 2016 for CMAs or CAs in Manitoba
|CMA or CA name||Type||Population||Rank|
|Winnipeg Winnipeg - Census metropolitan area||CMA||778,489||730,018||6.6||8||1|
|Brandon Brandon - Census agglomeration||CA||58,003||54,847revised r||5.8||58||2|
|Winkler Winkler - Census agglomeration||CA||30,297||26,838revised r||12.9||89||3|
|Steinbach Steinbach - Census agglomeration||CA||15,829||13,524||17.0||126||4|
|Thompson Thompson - Census agglomeration||CA||13,678||12,829revised r||6.6||136||5|
|Portage la Prairie Portage la Prairie - Census agglomeration||CA||13,304||12,996||2.4||141||6|
Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.