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.
|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|
|Worked at Home||No Fixed Workplace|
|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|
|Turtle Mountain RM||365||0||0|
|Oak Lake T||70||10||14|
|Canupawakpa Dakota First
Nation (Oak Lake 59) IRI
|Sioux Valley Dakota
|South Cypress RM||165||20||12|
|North Cypress RM||680||140||21|
|Rapid City T||130||70||54|
|Birdtail Creek 57 IRI||55||-||0|
|St. Lazare VL||135||10||7|
|Shoal Lake RM||195||10||5|
|Shoal Lake T||220||-||0|
|Rolling River 67 IRI||115||0||0|
|Park (South) RM||435||35||8|
Statistics Canada; 2006 Census Standard Tabulation – 97-561-XCB2006008 Notes:
- 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.
- 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.