Concept: Small Areas in Manitoba
Last Updated: 2003-03-06
The following document provides some basic information on various areas in Manitoba. Many of these have separate individual concepts written about them. This information is compiled from various sources; some numbers may disagree between sources and should be assumed to be approximate.
Manitoba Health Defined Areas
approximately 1200 to 650000 (Churchill and Winnipeg) - the rest are between 23000 and 95000.
These areas are issues really only when dealing with small age ranges, or specific diseases/mortality
- Low risk of being too small to be statistically valid (except Churchill)
approximately 1000 - 45000
Most in range 3000 - 10000 - starting to have issues with small numbers
- Moderate to risk (note some smaller areas)
Smaller areas than above districts range outside Winnipeg
30 - 30000
Outside Winnipeg typically less than 1000
Winnipeg has municipal areas defined by Manitoba Health but rarely used as such, these represent 6000 - 60000 (typically over 20000)
- Moderate to little risk
approximately 31000 - 71000
Similar to RHA where there are issues only with rare events
- Little risk
Similar to districts above range 3400 - 37000 with most in 10000 - 17000 range
- moderate to low risk
Small often under 1000
- moderate to high risk
50-60 RHA districts and Physician Service Areas
283 Municipal areas
12 Winnipeg Community Areas
25 Winnipeg Neighbourhood Resource Networks
228 Winnipeg neighbourhoods
Census / Stats Canada Areas
2065 enumeration areas
Area canvassed by one census representative. Smallest census area.
Usually less than 500 people
- moderate to high risk
Small geographic units representing urban or rural neighbourhood like areas similar in size to Winnipeg neighbourhoods but some are found outside the Winnipeg boundary.
- Moderate to high risk
Very similar to municipal areas in size. Winnipeg is a single unit (650000)
- Moderate to little risk - not first nations communities identified with higher risk.
150 Census tracts
334 Census subdivisions
61 FSA - Forward sortation areas
Range is from 1 - 50000
Typically over 20000 though
- Low risk of individual ID (note some FSAs are small)
Typically a block face or small area.
Represents very small numbers of people.
- High risk of individual ID at any level.
24000 Postal codes
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine,
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences,
Room 408-727 McDermot Ave.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5 Canada