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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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 766,894 0.5%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 705,245
Male population 344,400 48.8%
Female population 360,845 51.2%
Average age 39.9
Male population 48.8%
Female population 51.2%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 118,785 16.8%
15 to 24 93,720 13.3%
25 to 34 103,285 14.6%
35 to 44 93,660 13.3%
45 to 54 95,410 13.5%
55 to 64 90,050 12.8%
Over 65 110,330 15.6%
Under 14 16.8%
15 to 24 13.3%
25 to 34 14.6%
35 to 44 13.3%
45 to 54 13.5%
55 to 64 12.8%
Over 65 15.6%
There are 705,245 residents in Winnipeg, with an average age of 39.9. Males make up 48.8% of the population, while females account for 51.2%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Winnipeg (118,785 individuals), followed by those aged over 65 (110,330 people).

What is the marital status of Winnipeg residents?

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% of Total
Married 268,770 45.8%
Common law 49,040 8.4%
Single 183,200 31.2%
Separated 15,075 2.6%
Divorced 35,835 6.1%
Widowed 34,530 5.9%
Married 45.8%
Common law 8.4%
Single 31.2%
Separated 2.6%
Divorced 6.1%
Widowed 5.9%
A total of 183,200 people in Winnipeg have never been married (which represents 31.2% of the population). Wedded people in Winnipeg (268,770 locals) account for 45.8% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 8.4% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 49,040 people).

What are the employment statistics in Winnipeg?

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Unemployment rate 6.5%
% of Total
Management 34,130 9.5%
Business, finance and administration 59,075 16.5%
Natural and applied sciences 23,580 6.6%
Health 31,500 8.8%
Education, law, community and government services 48,990 13.7%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 9,785 2.7%
Sales and service 85,710 23.9%
Trades and transport 46,015 12.8%
Natural resources and agriculture 3,095 0.9%
Manufacturing and utilities 16,420 4.6%
Management 9.5%
Business, finance and administration 16.5%
Natural and applied sciences 6.6%
Health 8.8%
Education, law, community and government services 13.7%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.7%
Sales and service 23.9%
Trades and transport 12.8%
Natural resources and agriculture 0.9%
Manufacturing and utilities 4.6%
Winnipeg has an unemployment rate of 6.5%. Regarding the most common jobs in Winnipeg, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (85,710 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (59,075 individuals) and Education, law, community and government services (48,990 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Winnipeg?

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% of Total
English 660,495 94.9%
French 22,155 3.2%
English and French 2,870 0.4%
Neither English nor French 10,740 1.5%
The majority of Winnipeg residents (that’s 94.9%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Winnipeg?

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Median household income $68,402
Median after-tax household income $58,987
The median household income in Winnipeg is $68,402, while the median after-tax household income sits at $58,987 per year.

How many households are there in Winnipeg?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 281,045
Owned households 182,395 64.9%
Rented households 98,650 35.1%
Owned households 64.9%
Rented households 35.1%

Household size

Average household size 2.5
% of Total
1 person 84,600 30.1%
2 person 90,015 32.0%
3 person 42,585 15.2%
4 person 38,335 13.6%
5 person 25,510 9.1%
1 person 30.1%
2 person 32.0%
3 person 15.2%
4 person 13.6%
5 person 9.1%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 54,425 19.4%
35 to 44 50,500 18.0%
45 to 54 55,305 19.7%
55 to 64 54,060 19.2%
Over 65 66,760 23.8%
Under 34 19.4%
35 to 44 18.0%
45 to 54 19.7%
55 to 64 19.2%
Over 65 23.8%
There is a total of 281,045 households in Winnipeg, 64.9% of which are owner-occupied and 35.1% 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 (90,015 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (84,600 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Winnipeg, at 23.8%.

What are the housing characteristics in Winnipeg?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 48,005 17.1%
Between 1946 and 1960 49,095 17.5%
Between 1961 and 1970 41,700 14.8%
Between 1971 and 1980 51,935 18.5%
Between 1981 and 1990 36,080 12.8%
Between 1991 and 2000 17,865 6.4%
Between 2001 and 2010 20,900 7.4%
After 2011 15,455 5.5%
Before 1945 17.1%
Between 1946 and 1960 17.5%
Between 1961 and 1970 14.8%
Between 1971 and 1980 18.5%
Between 1981 and 1990 12.8%
Between 1991 and 2000 6.4%
Between 2001 and 2010 7.4%
After 2011 5.5%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 3,030 1.1%
1 bedroom 47,890 17.0%
2 bedrooms 73,365 26.1%
3 bedrooms 95,885 34.1%
4 or more bedroom 60,875 21.7%
No bedrooms 1.1%
1 bedroom 17.0%
2 bedrooms 26.1%
2 bedrooms 34.1%
4 or more bedroom 21.7%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 166,960 59.4%
Apartments 36,735 13.1%
Attached homes 76,730 27.3%
Movable homes 625 0.2%
Single-detached homes 59.4%
Apartments 13.1%
Attached homes 27.3%
Movable homes 0.2%
Median home value $296,186
Average home value $317,505

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 182,600 65.0%
Major repairs 22,015 7.8%
Minor repairs 76,430 27.2%
Regular maintenance 65.0%
Minor repairs 27.2%
Major repairs 7.8%
Single-detached houses account for 59.4% of the residential buildings in Winnipeg. Apartments make up 13.1% of the Winnipeg housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $296,186 and the average figure sits at $317,505. Of all the properties in Winnipeg, 3 bedrooms units include 95,885 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 73,365 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (65%) and minor repairs (27.2%).

What is the education level in Winnipeg?

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% of Total
No diploma 96,905 17.0%
High school diploma 170,840 29.9%
Apprenticeship diploma 37,375 6.5%
College diploma 101,645 17.8%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 15,780 2.8%
University degree 149,035 26.1%
No diploma 17.0%
High school diploma 29.9%
Apprenticeship diploma 6.5%
College diploma 17.8%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.8%
University degree 26.1%
Approximately 29.9% of the population in Winnipeg has a high school diploma (that’s 170,840 residents). Winnipeg locals holding a college diploma (101,645 people) account for 17.8% of the resident pool. Additionally, 26.1% of them hold a university degree (149,035 people).

What is the average commute time in Winnipeg?

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Average commute time 24 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 264,755 77.4%
By public transit 51,055 14.9%
By bicycle/by walking 22,880 6.7%
By other methods 3,535 1.0%
By car, truck or van 77.4%
By public transit 14.9%
By bicycle/by walking 6.7%
By other methods 1.0%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 289,440 94.2%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 16,665 5.4%
Commute to a different province 1,200 0.4%
Commute within the same municipality 94.2%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 5.4%
Commute to a different province 0.4%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 77,510 22.6%
15 to 29 minutes 149,170 43.6%
30 to 44 minutes 80,890 23.6%
45 to 59 minutes 20,950 6.1%
More than 60 minutes 13,705 4.0%
Less than 15 minutes 22.6%
15 to 29 minutes 43.6%
30 to 44 minutes 23.6%
45 to 59 minutes 6.1%
More than 60 minutes 4.0%
Most employed people in Winnipeg (149,170 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 30 to 44 min (80,890 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Winnipeg is 24 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 (2016).
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.
*Total population 2020 extracted from Annual Population Estimates.

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