Brandon, Manitoba Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Brandon. It is a city in Canada that encompasses a land area of 79.04 km2. The city has a population density of 649.20 people per km2.

We highlight the Brandon city's various population characteristics. From gender, age distribution, ethnicity, household and dwelling, and income to spoken languages, occupation, and religion.

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Population Characteristics

According to the latest census, Brandon has a population of around 51,313 people. The city's population is in increased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has increased by 4.97%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
48,88351,313 +4.97%

Population By Genders

The male population of Brandon is around 25,150 while the female population is around 26,160.

Of the 51,313 total population in Brandon, the largest gender is female with around 26,160 women within the population.

25,15026,160 +3.86%

Population by Age Characteristics

Brandon has a young population. The majority of the population is people aged 20 to 24 years old, accounting for 7.70% of the total population. The city median age is 36.80.

20 to 24 years2,015 8.00%1,930 7.40% 4.22%3,950 7.70%
30 to 34 years1,905 7.60%1,950 7.50% 2.31%3,850 7.50%
35 to 39 years1,935 7.70%1,875 7.20% 3.10%3,810 7.40%
25 to 29 years1,955 7.80%1,805 6.90% 7.67%3,755 7.30%
40 to 44 years1,755 7.00%1,780 6.80% 1.40%3,535 6.90%
5 to 9 years1,735 6.90%1,610 6.20% 7.20%3,345 6.50%
15 to 19 years1,600 6.40%1,560 6.00% 2.50%3,160 6.20%
45 to 49 years1,570 6.20%1,535 5.90% 2.23%3,100 6.00%
10 to 14 years1,605 6.40%1,470 5.60% 8.41%3,080 6.00%
0 to 4 years1,525 6.10%1,445 5.50% 5.25%2,975 5.80%
55 to 59 years1,380 5.50%1,545 5.90% 10.68%2,925 5.70%
60 to 64 years1,300 5.20%1,460 5.60% 10.96%2,755 5.40%
50 to 54 years1,325 5.30%1,345 5.10% 1.49%2,665 5.20%
65 to 69 years1,150 4.60%1,260 4.80% 8.73%2,410 4.70%
70 to 74 years910 3.60%1,190 4.50% 23.53%2,095 4.10%
75 to 79 years575 2.30%830 3.20% 30.72%1,400 2.70%
85 years and over440 1.70%850 3.20% 48.24%1,290 2.50%
80 to 84 years485 1.90%720 2.80% 32.64%1,205 2.30%
85 to 89 years270 1.10%475 1.80% 43.16%750 1.50%
90 to 94 years140 0.60%280 1.10% 50.00%420 0.80%
95 to 99 years20 0.10%80 0.30% 75.00%105 0.20%

Broader Age Groups

If the city's population is divided into broader age groups, most of the population falls into the 15 to 64 years age group. The group accounts for 65.30% of the population. The other age groups, 0 to 14 years and 65 years and over, account for 18.30% and 16.40%, respectively.

If we look at the population data from the broader age groups, we can see that most people in Brandon are within the 15 to 64 years age group.

Average age of the population37.50%40.50%39.00%
Median age of the population35.60%38.40%36.80%
0 to 14 years19.40%17.30%18.30%
65 years and over14.20%18.50%16.40%

Population of Brandon by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Brandon is quite diverse, which contributes to the city's vibrant cultural landscape. Brandon is inclusive and accepts various ethnic groups with open arms. Furthermore, the province appreciates the unique contributions that each ethnicity brings.

The top 5 ethnicities and origins in the province are English, which accounts for 25.27% of the total population, followed by Scottish (22.12%), Irish (15.90%), Ukrainian (13.22%), and German (12.22%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include Canadian, French, Polish, First Nations (North American Indian), and Indian (India).

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
First Nations (North American Indian)3.66%3.37%3.52%
Indian (India)3.62%3.17%3.38%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 11,045 of Brandon's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 2 persons household.

Household Size

About 17.05% of the population lives in 2 persons households. 1 person households ranked second, accounting for 15.55% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 7.30%, 6.40%, and 3.70%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
2 persons7,23517.05%
1 person6,59515.55%
3 persons3,0957.30%
4 persons2,7156.40%
5 or more persons1,5603.70%

Income in Brandon

Analyzing income distribution in Brandon can help us better understand its socioeconomic dynamics.

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Brandon is $41,200.

A region's per capita data sheds light on the average income earned per person living in it. Since per capita income is calculated by dividing the region's total income by its population, it quantifies the population's economic situation on an individual basis.

Such data offers insights into the city's economic performance, spread of income across individuals, quality of life, as well as disparities within its borders.

Most of Brandon population or around 29,460 people falls in the $30,000 to $49,999 group. The next largest groups are the $10,000 to $29,999, and $50,000 to $79,999 with around 29,070 and 23,930 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Brandon's median household income is $76,000, according to 2020 data.

The data provides important insights into the city's economic landscape as well as the living standards of its population.

Analyzing such data enables researchers, policymakers, and businesses to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the city's income distribution, disparities, and trends.

Education Levels in Brandon

This data sheds light on the distribution of Brandon residents across educational milestones.

Such information is crucial in shaping the province’s policies on education, workforce development strategies, and initiatives that aim to improve access to quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities.

53.80% or most of the Brandon population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 32.05% of the population has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, 23.65% has a Bachelor's degree or higher, and 14.20% has No certificate, diploma or degree.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree16,19518,89535,08553.80%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate10,80510,56021,36532.05%
Bachelor's degree or higher6,8058,46015,26523.65%
No certificate, diploma or degree5,4354,4259,86014.20%

Employment in Brandon

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Brandon. It encompasses a wide range of sectors, industries, as well as job categories.

The data shows that the unemployment rate in Newfoundland and Labrador is at 5.09% which is quite high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate62.65%
Unemployment rate5.09%

Working as an Employee

The table shows the data on the total number of individuals in the city who work as an employee. The majority of Brandon's population (around 75.40%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the city, there are 1,435 men and 850 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 2,285.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

The Brandon industry employment sector census data offers insights into the region's economic landscape. The distribution of employment in Brandon is categorized and quantified, which reveals the region's economic composition.

Brandon has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (17%) works in the health care and social assistance sector. The Retail trade sector comes second at 14%, followed by Manufacturing at 11%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Health care and social assistance1,0253,70017%
Retail trade1,9351,96514%
Educational services8351,5059%
Accommodation and food services8301,1707%
Public administration1,1205956%
Transportation and warehousing1,0051454%
Other services (except public administration)5655004%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services4804303%
Professional, scientific and technical services4454403%
Finance and insurance2405003%
Wholesale trade5351503%
Arts, entertainment and recreation2152052%
Information and cultural industries2351652%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting2701001%
Real estate and rental and leasing1801401%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction175101%
Management of companies and enterprises15150%

Places of Work

The data offers insights into the commuting patterns as well as workplace distribution in the city. It provides a snapshot of workplaces, showing their geographic distribution and the flow of workers across different areas.

Only using 25% sample data.
Work LocationMenWomenTotalPercentage
Usual place of work9,81010,24020,05579.10%
No fixed workplace address2,3407353,07512.10%
Worked at home1,0501,1202,1658.50%
Worked outside Canada400450.20%


The data sheds light on how Brandon residents travel to school or work. It highlights the frequency of different modes of transportation like walking, cycling, carpooling, and public transit.

The data is pivotal in the making of transportation policies as well as the development of transit systems. Ultimately commuting data contributes to improving the quality of life of Brandon residents and sustainable urban planning.

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Brandon spend traveling to their workplaces. It also sheds light on the efficiency of the city's public transit systems, and road networks, as well as the accessibility of the city.

Only using 25% sample data.
Less than 15 minutes65.40%
15 to 29 minutes24.00%
30 to 44 minutes5.70%
60 minutes and over2.50%
45 to 59 minutes2.30%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Brandonshed light on its societal dynamics. It captures the diverse types of marital statuses of the population.

Long-term commitments, such as common-law partnerships, civil unions, and marriages, reflect the city's social fabric. We can gain insights into Brandon's changing preferences and norms by examining the trends in marital status.

Married or living common-law
Married or living common-law

Language Spoken

The data below highlights city's linguistic diversity, showing elegances of solo language as well as bilingual harmonies. Other than language, it also shows the cultural landscape in Canada.

English is the most spoken official language in Brandon. About 48,600 people living in the province speak English, 1,070 people speak Neither English nor French, 450 people speak French language, and 135 people speak English and French language.

Neither English nor French1,070
English and French135


Brandon is predominantly Christian. About 23,840 of its population is Christian (11,025 males and 11,025 females).

The second largest religion in the province is Hindu with 3.7% of the population adhering to the religion. There are also Muslim and Sikh, both represent 1.1% and 0.8% of the population, while Buddhist represent 0.2% of the population.