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Commuters are defined, for this report, as persons who live in one census subdivision and work in another. Nearly three quarters of employed males and over 85% of employed females in the City of Brandon live and work within the city (at a usual place, outside the home). About 13% of males have no usual place of work, while only about 3% of females reported this place of work status. Only 9% of males and 5% of females who live in Brandon work in another municipality in Canada. Around 5% of both sexes work out of their home.  


Commuting Patterns of Employed Labour Force (15+ years) Brandon and Economic Region (ER)*

Please note that while Commuting Data from the current Census is not available these patterns have not, historically, changed dramatically and we beleive the commuting pattern from 2006 continues to be an accurate reflection of the current situation.

 

Employed Labour
Force
Non-commuters Commuters
Male Female Male Female
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Brandon City 8,255 74 9,225 86 1,050 9 535 5
ER Towns / Villages 3,115 52 3,870 66 1,455 24 1,095 19
ER Rural Areas 855 7 685 8 4,620 40 5,485 60
Southwest ER Total 12,225 42 13,785 54 7,120 25 7,120 28

 

Employed Labour
Force
Worked at Home No Fixed Workplace
Male Female Male Female
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Brandon City 395 4 595 6 1,450 13 375 3
ER Towns / Villages 560 9 560 10 885 15 295 5
ER Rural Areas 4,650 40 2,550 28 1,450 12 350 4
Southwest ER Total 5,605 19 3,715 14 3,785 13 1,020 4

 Statistics Canada; 2006 Census Custom Tabulation, 20% Sample-based Data
*Economic Region (ER) is detailed below.

 

Twenty-four percent of males and 19% of females living in towns and villages within the Economic Region commute outside of their community for work. Nine percent of males and 10% of females in the towns and villages work at home.

 

Rural dwellers are more likely to commute than those in the economic region towns and villages, as 40% of males and 60% of females work outside their municipality 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.

 

Within the Economic Region as a whole, 42% of males are non-commuters (who work at a usual place, outside the home) and 25% are commuters. About 19% work at home – over three quarters of whom are working in the farming industry. Among females, 54% are non-commuters and 28% are commuters. 14% of females work at home, with about half working in the farming industry.

 

The Economic Region consisted of 67 municipalities in 2006 (plus the City of Brandon itself).

 

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

While some communities within the economic region 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.

 

Jurisdiction Total Commuters to Brandon CY
No. %
Turtle Mountain RM 365 0 0
Killarney T 780 10 1
Morton RM 240 0 0
Boissevain T 570 10 2
Winchester RM 135 - 0
Deloraine T 325 - 0
Brenda RM 90 - 0
Waskada VL 55 - 0
Arthur RM 150 - 0
Melita T 355 - 0
Edward RM 190 - 0
Albert RM 100 - 0
Cameron RM 85 10 12
Hartney T 125 0 0
Whitewater RM 175 15 9
Riverside RM 235 30 13
Strathcona RM 215 0 0
Sifton RM 190 25 13
Oak Lake T 70 10 14
Pipestone RM 420 0 0
Wallace RM 360 10 3
Canupawakpa Dakota First
Nation (Oak Lake 59) IRI
70 0 0
Elkhorn VL 155 10 6
Virden T 1,195 25 2
Woodworth RM 280 40 14
Sioux Valley Dakota
Nation IRI
235 20 9
South Cypress RM 165 20 12
Glenboro VL 185 0 0
Oakland RM 410 315 77
Wawansea VL 220 35 16
Glenwood RM 200 65 33
Souris T 590 125 21
Whitehead RM 710 570 80
Cornwallis RM 1,940 1085 56
North Cypress RM 680 140 21
Carberry T 515 100 19
Elton RM 555 410 74
Daly RM 285 110 39
Rivers T 405 135 33
Langford RM 265 25 9
Neepawa T 1,275 45 4
Odanah RM 140 60 43
Saskatchewan RM 200 40 20
Rapid City T 130 70 54
Blanshard RM 130 15 12
Hamiota RM 170 - 0
Hamiota T 285 10 4
Miniota RM 235 10 4
Birdtail Creek 57 IRI 55 - 0
Archie RM 105 - 0
Ellice RM 120 - 0
St. Lazare VL 135 10 7
Birtle RM 175 - 0
Birtle T 230 - 0
Shoal Lake RM 195 10 5
Shoal Lake T 220 - 0
Strathclair RM 295 10 3
Harrison RM 175 10 6
Rolling River 67 IRI 115 0 0
Minto RM 230 25 11
Minnedosa T 935 110 12
Rosedale RM 415 10 2
Clanwilliam RM 165 15 9
Erickson T 175 - 0
Park (South) RM 435 35 8

 

Statistics Canada; 2006 Census Standard Tabulation – 97-561-XCB2006008 Notes:

  1. In addition to the Census Sub-Dividions (CSDs) listed above, the Economic Region included Gambler 63 (Part) IRI and Keeseekoowenin 61 IRI – both of which are suppressed.
  2. Dashes in the column showing the number of commuters to Brandon indicate that no commuting data from that CSD to Brandon CY was reported. Zeros in that 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.

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