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Commuters are defined, for this report, as persons who live in one census subdivision and work in another. 82% of employed males and 81% of employed females in the City of Brandon live and work within the city (at a usual place, outside the home). About 15% of males have no usual place of work, while only about 5% of females reported this place of work status. Only 10% of males and 5% of females who live in Brandon work in another municipality in Canada. Around 3% of both sexes work out of their home.  

 

2016 Commuting Patterns of Employed Labour Force (15+ years) Brandon (CY)

Employed Labour
Force
Non-commuters Commute to Brandon
Male Female Male Female
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Brandon CY 9,070 82 10,410 81 2,005 18 2,490 19
Cornwallis RM 405 4 615 5
Whitehead RM 235 2 285 2
Oakland-Wawanesa, MU 200 2 215 2
Elton, RM 155 1 245 2
All Other Commuter Areas 1,010 9 1,130 9

 Statistics Canada; 2016 Census Data

 

Employed Labour
Force
Worked at Home No Fixed Workplace
Male Female Male Female
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Brandon CY 380 3 445 4 1,905 15 630 5

 Statistics Canada; 2016 Census Data

 

Rural dwellers are more likely to commute than those in the economic region towns and villages, as 35% of males and 30% of females, in Southwest Manitoba, work outside their census subdivision (CSD) of residence. In addition, those living in the economic region rural areas are far more likely to report working at home than those in the towns and villages. The majority of those in rural areas working at home reported working in the farming industry.

 

The Southwest Economic Region consisted of 24 municipalities in 2016 including the City of Brandon.

 

 

EMPLOYED LABOUR FORCE WITH A USUAL PLACE OF WORK IN SOUTHWEST ECONOMIC REGION

While some communities within the Southwest Economic Region (SER) reported significant proportions of those with a usual place of work commuting to the City of Brandon, others had few or no commuters to the city.

 

Census Subdivision (CSD)  Total Commuters within the CSD Commuters to Brandon CY
    No. %
Argyle RM 270 0 0
Boissevain-Morton, Municipality   810 70 9
Brenda-Waskada, Municipality   145 0 0
Carberry, Town 665 120 18
Cartwright-Roblin, Municipality 305 0 0
Cornwallis RM 1,990 1,020 51
Deloraine-Winchester, Municipality   570 25 4
Elton, RM 525 400 76
Glenboro-South Cypress, Municipality   485 80 19
Grassland, Municipality 425 80 19
Killarney-Turtle Mountain, RM 3,429 35 1
Melita, Town 1,042 0 0
North Cypress-Langford, Municipality 795 190 24
Oakland-Wawanesa, Municipality 675 410 61
Pipestone, RM 1,458 0 0
Prairie Lakes, RM 1,453 55 4
Riverdale, Municipality 715 300 42
Sifton, RM 460 90 20
Souris-Glenwood, Municipality 875 200 23
Two Borders, Municipality 325 0 0
Virden, Town 1,330 50 4
Wallace-Woodworth, RM 800 35 4
Whitehead, RM 690 520 75

Statistics Canada; 2016 Census Data
Notes:

  1. Zeros in a column indicate that a zero was reported, which could mean that a small number of commuters were reported, but that the number was randomly rounded to zero.