Demographics in Manitoba

Population Marital Status Employment Spoken Language Median Income Households Housing Education Commute Time

What is the population of Manitoba?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 1,342,150
Male population 666,490 49.7%
Female population 675,660 50.3%
Average age 39.7
Male population 49.7%
Female population 50.3%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 252,935 18.8%
15 to 24 172,320 12.8%
25 to 34 182,275 13.6%
35 to 44 174,680 13.0%
45 to 54 158,445 11.8%
55 to 64 172,450 12.8%
Over 65 229,050 17.1%
Under 14 18.8%
15 to 24 12.8%
25 to 34 13.6%
35 to 44 13.0%
45 to 54 11.8%
55 to 64 12.8%
Over 65 17.1%
There are 1,342,150 residents in Manitoba, with an average age of 39.7. Males make up 49.7% of the population, while females account for 50.3%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Manitoba (252,935 individuals), followed by those aged over 65 (229,050 people).

What is the marital status of Manitoba residents?

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% of Total
Married 515,480 47.3%
Common law 100,785 9.2%
Single 330,855 30.4%
Separated 24,470 2.2%
Divorced 57,440 5.3%
Widowed 60,190 5.5%
Married 47.3%
Common law 9.2%
Single 30.4%
Separated 2.2%
Divorced 5.3%
Widowed 5.5%
A total of 330,855 people in Manitoba have never been married (which represents 30.4% of the population). Wedded people in Manitoba (515,480 locals) account for 47.3% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 9.2% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 100,785 people).

What are the employment statistics in Manitoba?

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Unemployment rate 8.3%
% of Total
Management 6,440 1.0%
Business, finance and administration 106,520 16.0%
Natural and applied sciences 39,030 5.9%
Health 57,585 8.6%
Education, law, community and government services 91,725 13.8%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 15,375 2.3%
Sales and service 160,900 24.2%
Trades and transport 124,140 18.6%
Natural resources and agriculture 29,805 4.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 34,355 5.2%
Management 1.0%
Business, finance and administration 16.0%
Natural and applied sciences 5.9%
Health 8.6%
Education, law, community and government services 13.8%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.3%
Sales and service 24.2%
Trades and transport 18.6%
Natural resources and agriculture 4.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 5.2%
Manitoba has an unemployment rate of 8.3%. Regarding the most common jobs in Manitoba, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (160,900 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (124,140 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (106,520 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Manitoba?

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% of Total
English 1,269,710 95.7%
French 36,195 2.7%
English and French 4,365 0.3%
Neither English nor French 16,555 1.2%
The majority of Manitoba residents (that’s 95.7%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Manitoba?

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Median household income $79,500
Median after-tax household income $69,000
The median household income in Manitoba is $79,500, while the median after-tax household income sits at $69,000 per year.

How many households are there in Manitoba?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 518,055
Owned households 349,325 67.4%
Rented households 156,490 30.2%
Other households 12,240 2.4%
Owned households 67.4%
Rented households 30.2%
Other households 2.4%

Household size

Average household size 2.5
% of Total
1 person 146,225 28.2%
2 person 173,990 33.6%
3 person 74,615 14.4%
4 person 69,480 13.4%
5 person 53,740 10.4%
1 person 28.2%
2 person 33.6%
3 person 14.4%
4 person 13.4%
5 person 10.4%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 96,220 18.6%
35 to 44 92,145 17.8%
45 to 54 88,630 17.1%
55 to 64 100,500 19.4%
Over 65 140,555 27.1%
Under 34 18.6%
35 to 44 17.8%
45 to 54 17.1%
55 to 64 19.4%
Over 65 27.1%
There is a total of 518,055 households in Manitoba, 67.4% of which are owner-occupied and 30.2% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Manitoba is 2.5 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (173,990 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (146,225 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Manitoba, at 27.1%.

What are the housing characteristics in Manitoba?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 66,415 12.8%
Between 1946 and 1960 70,815 13.7%
Between 1961 and 1970 68,760 13.3%
Between 1971 and 1980 88,430 17.1%
Between 1981 and 1990 65,065 12.6%
Between 1991 and 2000 43,795 8.4%
Between 2001 and 2010 47,920 9.2%
After 2011 66,865 12.9%
Before 1945 12.8%
Between 1946 and 1960 13.7%
Between 1961 and 1970 13.3%
Between 1971 and 1980 17.1%
Between 1981 and 1990 12.6%
Between 1991 and 2000 8.4%
Between 2001 and 2010 9.2%
After 2011 12.9%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 5,050 1.0%
1 bedroom 67,100 13.0%
2 bedrooms 129,795 25.0%
3 bedrooms 184,620 35.6%
4 or more bedroom 131,485 25.4%
No bedrooms 1.0%
1 bedroom 13.0%
2 bedrooms 25.0%
2 bedrooms 35.6%
4 or more bedroom 25.4%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 343,990 66.4%
Apartments 43,665 8.4%
Attached homes 120,820 23.3%
Movable homes 9,590 1.8%
Single-detached homes 66.4%
Apartments 8.4%
Attached homes 23.3%
Movable homes 1.8%
Median home value $304,000
Average home value $338,800

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 346,445 66.9%
Major repairs 39,615 7.6%
Minor repairs 131,990 25.5%
Regular maintenance 66.9%
Minor repairs 25.5%
Major repairs 7.6%
Single-detached houses account for 66.4% of the residential buildings in Manitoba. Apartments make up 8.4% of the Manitoba housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $304,000 and the average figure sits at $338,800. Of all the properties in Manitoba, 3 bedrooms units include 184,620 (the highest share) and 4 or more bedrooms units have 131,485 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (66.9%) and minor repairs (25.5%).

What is the education level in Manitoba?

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% of Total
No diploma 199,845 18.9%
High school diploma 326,725 30.9%
Apprenticeship diploma 70,655 6.7%
College diploma 187,205 17.7%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 31,915 3.0%
University degree 242,070 22.9%
No diploma 18.9%
High school diploma 30.9%
Apprenticeship diploma 6.7%
College diploma 17.7%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 3.0%
University degree 22.9%
Approximately 30.9% of the population in Manitoba has a high school diploma (that’s 326,725 residents). Manitoba locals holding a college diploma (187,205 people) account for 17.7% of the resident pool. Additionally, 22.9% of them hold a university degree (242,070 people).

What is the average commute time in Manitoba?

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Average commute time 21 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 445,070 86.1%
By public transit 29,345 5.7%
By bicycle/by walking 32,835 6.4%
By other methods 9,855 1.9%
By car, truck or van 86.1%
By public transit 5.7%
By bicycle/by walking 6.4%
By other methods 1.9%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 328,415 74.9%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 107,240 24.4%
Commute to a different province 3,055 0.7%
Commute within the same municipality 74.9%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 24.4%
Commute to a different province 0.7%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 187,385 36.2%
15 to 29 minutes 191,315 37.0%
30 to 44 minutes 90,020 17.4%
45 to 59 minutes 25,475 4.9%
More than 60 minutes 22,915 4.4%
Less than 15 minutes 36.2%
15 to 29 minutes 37.0%
30 to 44 minutes 17.4%
45 to 59 minutes 4.9%
More than 60 minutes 4.4%
Most employed people in Manitoba (191,315 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (187,385 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Manitoba is 21 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Manitoba locals commute within the same municipality to get to work.

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest census data from Statistics Canada (2021).
Census aggregated data represented here is extracted from Data Tables, by topic, at census subdivision area level. Differences may be found between the totals of the various categories due to multiple variables.
The information is updated as soon as new data is made available. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information.