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Term: Manitoba Population

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Last Updated: 2006-11-01


With a population of approximately 1.17 million people (in 2005), the province of Manitoba has the 5th largest population among Canada's provinces and territories. Over half the population lives in the capital of Winnipeg (706,900 people), making it the 9th largest city in Canada. Manitoba has a relatively large aboriginal population (12.7%), with only Saskatchewan (13.1%) and the territories (Yukon: 21.1%, North West Territories: 43.6%, and Nunavut: 75.7%) reporting higher percentages of aboriginal citizens. Children under 15 years of age make up 19.7% of the population in Manitoba, which is similar to statistics from Saskatchewan and Alberta and a little higher than the national average of 17.6%.

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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