Demographics in Winnipeg, MB

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

What is the population of Winnipeg?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 749,605
Male population 369,205 49.2%
Female population 380,400 50.8%
Average age 40.3
Male population 49.2%
Female population 50.8%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 124,345 16.6%
15 to 24 98,855 13.2%
25 to 34 109,970 14.7%
35 to 44 103,960 13.9%
45 to 54 91,190 12.2%
55 to 64 93,965 12.5%
Over 65 127,320 17.0%
Under 14 16.6%
15 to 24 13.2%
25 to 34 14.7%
35 to 44 13.9%
45 to 54 12.2%
55 to 64 12.5%
Over 65 17.0%
There are 749,605 residents in Winnipeg, with an average age of 40.3. Males make up 49.2% of the population, while females account for 50.8%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Winnipeg (127,320 individuals), followed by those aged under 14 (124,345 people).

What is the marital status of Winnipeg residents?

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% of Total
Married 280,110 44.8%
Common law 55,970 9.0%
Single 203,765 32.6%
Separated 14,415 2.3%
Divorced 37,040 5.9%
Widowed 33,965 5.4%
Married 44.8%
Common law 9.0%
Single 32.6%
Separated 2.3%
Divorced 5.9%
Widowed 5.4%
A total of 203,765 people in Winnipeg have never been married (which represents 32.6% of the population). Wedded people in Winnipeg (280,110 locals) account for 44.8% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 9% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 55,970 people).

What are the employment statistics in Winnipeg?

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Unemployment rate 8.9%
% of Total
Management 3,615 0.9%
Business, finance and administration 69,570 17.7%
Natural and applied sciences 28,430 7.2%
Health 35,390 9.0%
Education, law, community and government services 53,890 13.7%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 11,125 2.8%
Sales and service 102,610 26.1%
Trades and transport 64,295 16.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 4,325 1.1%
Manufacturing and utilities 19,425 5.0%
Management 0.9%
Business, finance and administration 17.7%
Natural and applied sciences 7.2%
Health 9.0%
Education, law, community and government services 13.7%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.8%
Sales and service 26.1%
Trades and transport 16.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.1%
Manufacturing and utilities 5.0%
Winnipeg has an unemployment rate of 8.9%. Regarding the most common jobs in Winnipeg, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (102,610 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (69,570 individuals) and Trades and transport (64,295 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Winnipeg?

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% of Total
English 706,105 95.1%
French 20,820 2.8%
English and French 3,465 0.5%
Neither English nor French 11,960 1.6%
The majority of Winnipeg residents (that’s 95.1%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Winnipeg?

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Median household income $80,000
Median after-tax household income $69,500
The median household income in Winnipeg is $80,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $69,500 per year.

How many households are there in Winnipeg?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 300,430
Owned households 189,575 63.1%
Rented households 110,855 36.9%
Owned households 63.1%
Rented households 36.9%

Household size

Average household size 2.5
% of Total
1 person 90,705 30.2%
2 person 96,125 32.0%
3 person 45,425 15.1%
4 person 40,895 13.6%
5 person 27,285 9.1%
1 person 30.2%
2 person 32.0%
3 person 15.1%
4 person 13.6%
5 person 9.1%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 57,900 19.3%
35 to 44 55,860 18.6%
45 to 54 51,940 17.3%
55 to 64 56,510 18.8%
Over 65 78,230 26.0%
Under 34 19.3%
35 to 44 18.6%
45 to 54 17.3%
55 to 64 18.8%
Over 65 26.0%
There is a total of 300,430 households in Winnipeg, 63.1% of which are owner-occupied and 36.9% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Winnipeg is 2.5 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (96,125 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (90,705 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Winnipeg, at 26%.

What are the housing characteristics in Winnipeg?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 47,015 15.6%
Between 1946 and 1960 46,990 15.6%
Between 1961 and 1970 42,170 14.0%
Between 1971 and 1980 50,240 16.7%
Between 1981 and 1990 36,605 12.2%
Between 1991 and 2000 19,030 6.3%
Between 2001 and 2010 21,755 7.2%
After 2011 36,625 12.2%
Before 1945 15.6%
Between 1946 and 1960 15.6%
Between 1961 and 1970 14.0%
Between 1971 and 1980 16.7%
Between 1981 and 1990 12.2%
Between 1991 and 2000 6.3%
Between 2001 and 2010 7.2%
After 2011 12.2%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 4,000 1.3%
1 bedroom 50,935 17.0%
2 bedrooms 79,835 26.6%
3 bedrooms 101,020 33.6%
4 or more bedroom 64,640 21.5%
No bedrooms 1.3%
1 bedroom 17.0%
2 bedrooms 26.6%
2 bedrooms 33.6%
4 or more bedroom 21.5%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 172,765 57.5%
Apartments 41,055 13.7%
Attached homes 85,945 28.6%
Movable homes 665 0.2%
Single-detached homes 57.5%
Apartments 13.7%
Attached homes 28.6%
Movable homes 0.2%
Median home value $340,000
Average home value $364,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 206,945 68.9%
Major repairs 19,580 6.5%
Minor repairs 73,910 24.6%
Regular maintenance 68.9%
Minor repairs 24.6%
Major repairs 6.5%
Single-detached houses account for 57.5% of the residential buildings in Winnipeg. Apartments make up 13.7% of the Winnipeg housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $340,000 and the average figure sits at $364,000. Of all the properties in Winnipeg, 3 bedrooms units include 101,020 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 79,835 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (68.9%) and minor repairs (24.6%).

What is the education level in Winnipeg?

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% of Total
No diploma 89,430 14.6%
High school diploma 182,910 29.9%
Apprenticeship diploma 34,885 5.7%
College diploma 107,675 17.6%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 18,910 3.1%
University degree 178,745 29.2%
No diploma 14.6%
High school diploma 29.9%
Apprenticeship diploma 5.7%
College diploma 17.6%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 3.1%
University degree 29.2%
Approximately 29.9% of the population in Winnipeg has a high school diploma (that’s 182,910 residents). Winnipeg locals holding a college diploma (107,675 people) account for 17.6% of the resident pool. Additionally, 29.2% of them hold a university degree (178,745 people).

What is the average commute time in Winnipeg?

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Average commute time 22 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 245,055 82.6%
By public transit 27,710 9.3%
By bicycle/by walking 17,970 6.0%
By other methods 6,050 2.0%
By car, truck or van 82.6%
By public transit 9.3%
By bicycle/by walking 6.0%
By other methods 2.0%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 236,720 92.7%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 17,540 6.9%
Commute to a different province 1,165 0.5%
Commute within the same municipality 92.7%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 6.9%
Commute to a different province 0.5%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 80,145 27.0%
15 to 29 minutes 135,335 45.6%
30 to 44 minutes 58,480 19.7%
45 to 59 minutes 12,270 4.1%
More than 60 minutes 10,540 3.6%
Less than 15 minutes 27.0%
15 to 29 minutes 45.6%
30 to 44 minutes 19.7%
45 to 59 minutes 4.1%
More than 60 minutes 3.6%
Most employed people in Winnipeg (135,335 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (80,145 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Winnipeg is 22 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Winnipeg 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.