Manitoba by the Numbers: Population

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The first in a series
Compiled by Micah Zerbe, CCPA MB Research Affiliate

Population indicators

1,303,900 Manitoba’s population estimated by Statistics Canada as of January 1, 2016.[1]

16,200 The amount the Manitoba Bureau of Statistics estimates Statistics Canada undercounted Manitoba’s population number above. This impacts per capita transfers from the federal government to Manitoba.

1.71% Manitoba’s population growth rate from July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016. Canada’s growth rate for the same period was 1.22%.[2]

1.6% Manitoba’s population growth rate for people aged 20-34 from 2014 to 2015.[3]

37.8 Manitoba’s median age in 2011. Canada’s median age was 40.0.[4]

First Nations & Indigenous people

21.0 Median age for First Nations people in Manitoba in 2011. This is due to higher fertility rates and lower life expectancy as a result of the impact of colonization and systematic oppression.[5]

17% Percentage of Manitoba’s population represented by Aboriginal peoples in 2011. Aboriginal peoples represented 5.6% of Canada’s total population.[6]

2.67% Expected 2016 population growth rate for First Nations peoples in Manitoba.[7]

Migration

10,400 Net migration to Manitoba in 2015, including international migration and interprovincial migration.[8]

6,971 Manitoba’s net interprovincial migration population loss in 2015. The loss in 2014 was 7,336. 2015 was the first year that the interprovincial migration loss had decreased since 2009.[9]

37.7% Percentage of Manitobans who left to other provinces in 2015 who were aged 20-34. This is the second lowest of all the provinces after Alberta at 35.3%. For Saskatchewan this percentage is 39.0% and for the Maritimes it is 43.7%.[10]

81% Percentage of interprovincial migrants who left Manitoba and went to Alberta, Ontario, or British Columbia in 2015.[11]

Immigration

6.2% Percentage of Canada’s total immigrants that were received by Manitoba in 2014. Manitoba’s population represented only 3.6% of Canada’s total population.[12]

13,300 Number of international migrants to Manitoba in 2015. This follows Manitoba’s record-breaking 14,600 migrants in 2014.

12,849 Number of immigrants in 2014 who came in the economic class (79.2%).[13]

1,831 Number of immigrants in 2014 who came in the family class (11.3%).[14]

1,495 Number of immigrants in 2014 who came in the refugee class (9.2%).[15]

85.1% Percentage of Manitoba immigrants in 2014 for whom Winnipeg was the final destination.[16]

1,100 Number of Syrian refugees that Manitoba welcomed between November 4, 2015 and August 7, 2016.[17]

22% Percentage of Canada’s privately sponsored refugees that settled in Manitoba. Manitoba also settled almost 6% of all government sponsored refugees.[18]

 

References

[1] Manitoba Bureau of Statistics, The Review 2015. [Winnipeg]. June 21, 2016.

[2] Statistics Canada. Table  051-0005 –  Estimates of population, Canada, provinces and territories, quarterly (persons),  CANSIM (database). (accessed: Oct 4, 2016)

[3] Statistics Canada, Table  051-0001 –  Estimates of population, by age group and sex for July 1, Canada, provinces and territories, annual (persons unless otherwise noted),  CANSIM (database). (accessed: September 19, 2016)

[4] Statistics Canada, Table  051-0001 –  Estimates of population, by age group and sex for July 1, Canada, provinces and territories, annual (persons unless otherwise noted),  CANSIM (database). (accessed: September 19, 2016)

[5] Statistics Canada. 2013. Manitoba (Code 46) (table). National Household Survey (NHS) Profile. 2011 National Household Survey. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-004-XWE. Ottawa. Released September 11, 2013. (accessed September 14, 2016).

[6] Statistics Canada. 2013. Manitoba (Code 46) (table). National Household Survey (NHS) Profile. 2011 National Household Survey. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-004-XWE. Ottawa. Released September 11, 2013. (accessed September 14, 2016).

[7] Manitoba Bureau of Statistics, Statistics Canada’s First Nations and Métis population projections – Manitoba highlights, [Winnipeg], 2016. http://www.gov.mb.ca/mbs/reports/pubs/demographic_impacts_2015/ mbs_demo_impact_2015_a2_statcan_aboriginal_projection.pdf

[8] Manitoba Bureau of Statistics, Latest Population Estimates: April 2016, [Winnipeg], 2016. http://www.gov.mb.ca/ mbs/pubs/de_popn-qrt-latest.pdf

[9] Manitoba Bureau of Statistics, Latest Population Estimates: April 2016, [Winnipeg], 2016. http://www.gov.mb.ca/ mbs/pubs/de_popn-qrt-latest.pdf

[10] Statistics Canada, Table  051-0012 –  Interprovincial migrants, by age group and sex, Canada, provinces and territories, annual (persons),  CANSIM (database). (accessed: September 14, 2016).

[11] Statistics Canada, Table  051-0019 –  Interprovincial migrants, by province or territory of origin and destination, annual (persons),  CANSIM (database). (accessed: September 14, 2016)

[12] Manitoba Labour and Immigration, Manitoba Immigration Facts 2014 Statistical Report, [Winnipeg], 2015. http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/immigration/pdf/mb_imm_facts_rep_2014.pdf

[13] Manitoba Labour and Immigration, Manitoba Immigration Facts 2014 Statistical Report, [Winnipeg], 2015. http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/immigration/pdf/mb_imm_facts_rep_2014.pdf

[14] Manitoba Labour and Immigration, Manitoba Immigration Facts 2014 Statistical Report, [Winnipeg], 2015. http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/immigration/pdf/mb_imm_facts_rep_2014.pdf

[15] Manitoba Labour and Immigration, Manitoba Immigration Facts 2014 Statistical Report, [Winnipeg], 2015. http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/immigration/pdf/mb_imm_facts_rep_2014.pdf

[16] Manitoba Labour and Immigration, Manitoba Immigration Facts 2014 Statistical Report, [Winnipeg], 2015. http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/immigration/pdf/mb_imm_facts_rep_2014.pdf

[17] Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Map of destination communities and service provider organizations, August 25, 2016. Accessed September 16, 2016. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/welcome/map.asp

[18] Manitoba Labour and Immigration, Manitoba Immigration Facts 2014 Statistical Report, [Winnipeg], 2015. http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/immigration/pdf/mb_imm_facts_rep_2014.pdf

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