Manitoba Population 2024

Manitoba is the 5th most populated province in Canada with population over around 1.3 million people. Manitoba’s population account for 3.64 percent of the country’s population. It is home to 7th city in Canada, Winnipeg. Winnipeg is also Manitoba’s capital city. Manitoba is one of the thirteen providences in Canada located in south side of Canada with land size of 548,360 km2.

Based on our research, Manitoba population will reach 1,396,091 (around 1.40 million) by the end of 2024.The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 1.12% over last 12 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate. The estimation will adjust once Statistic Canada publishes census data.

Population Growth of Manitoba

Looking back last eleven years of Manitoba’s population, the growth rate is very consistent and strong ranging from 1.03% to 1.19%, adding around 13,280 to 15,210 people each year to the overall population. Lot of workers was moving to Manitoba to take advantage of employment opportunities there, which contributes to the population growth. On the other hand, Manitoba is a very popular city for immigrants. Manitoba has recorded the strongest population growth in 2019 (1.19%).

Between census year of 2011 and 2016, Manitoba’s population has increased 70,097 people or 5.80%.

Year Population Growth Rate
2011 1,208,268 n/a
2012 1,222,287 1.16%
2013 1,236,263 1.14%
2014 1,250,585 1.16%
2015 1,263,865 1.06%
2016 1,278,365 1.15%
2017 1,293,341 1.17%
2018 1,307,038 1.06%
2019 1,322,248 1.19%
2020 1,336,396 1.07%
2021 1,350,896 1.09%
2022 1,364,860 1.03%
2023 1,380,660 1.16%

Demographics of Manitoba

According to Canada census, Manitoba is an extremely diverse city, with a huge number of ethnic and cultural groups living there. According to 2006 census, most commonly ethnic origins include: English (22.9%), followed by German (19.1%), Scottish (18.5%), Ukrainian (14.7%), Irish (13.4%), North American Indian (10.6%), Polish (7.3%), Métis (6.4%), French (5.6%), Dutch (4.9%), Russian (4.0%), and Icelandic (2.4%).

According 2001 census date, the religious makeup of Manitoba is: Christian (68.7%), followed by Jewish (1.2%), Buddhist (0.5%), Sikh (0.5%), Muslim (0.5%), Hindu (0.3%) and Indigenous spirituality (0.3%). 18.3% of Manitobans claims no religious affiliation.

On the money side, according to Government of Manitoba latest data, average weekly earnings in Manitoba is $961.23. The number of people employed are 574,700. Unemployment rate has jumped by 6.3% to 11.4% due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Population Density of Manitoba

Manitoba’s population density is 2.30 people per kilo square meter.

Most Populated Cities in Manitoba

Based on 2016 Cesus data, here are the most populated cities in Manitoba. Canadian Statistics classify them as population are which requires population greater than 1,000 and population density not less than 400 people per square km2. Montreal is by far has the most population compared with other cities in Manitoba.

Rank City 2016 Census
1 Winnipeg 711925
2 Brandon 48324
3 Steinbach 14753
4 Thompson 12878
5 Portage la Prairie 12949
6 Winkler 14311
7 Selkirk 9839
8 Morden 7907
9 Dauphin 8095
10 The Pas 5368


Facts About Manitoba

  1. Manitoba has the largest breeding dens anywhere in the world , i.e. red-sided garter snakes.
  2. Winnipeg has the largest mature urban elm tree forest in North America with nearly 160,000 elms.
  3. Folklorama, held in Winnipeg every August, is the largest and longest running cultural event in the world, featuring over 44 cultural pavilions.
  4. Manitoba is bordered by the provinces of Ontario to the east and Saskatchewan to the west, the territories of Nunavut to the north, and the US states of North Dakota and Minnesota to the south.
  5. Manitoba ‘s climate is highly continental. Temperatures and precipitation typically decrease from south to north and increase from east to west. The Province’s “Where Canada’s Heart Beats” tagline is a clever play on the fact that Manitoba is situated in the heart of Canada.
  6. Manitobans are not only cool, they are also very friendly. You can find that more than 200 ethnic or cultural backgrounds have been reported in the province.
  7. According on the 2011 census, the main languages spoken here are: English, German , French, Tagalog (Filipino), Cree, Ukrainian, Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish and Ojibway.
  8. Manitoba will mark its 150th anniversary in 2020.


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