Saturday, April 25, 2009

Downtown population up, slightly

I will leave in-depth (and even remotely scientific) analysis for the amateur staticians, but it looks as though fourteen central Winnipeg neighborhoods experienced population increases from 2001 Census numbers, according to the 2006 Census. In the 2001 Census, I believe Central Park was the only central neighborhood to post an increase in population. In some of the smaller neighborhoods, the numbers might not reflect real population growth (South Point Douglas' 35% increase might simply be from the census man counted the residents of the Mount Royal and King's Hotel in 2005). In any case, these number show that, overall, downtown neighborhoods are growing, if only modestly, while the old "mid-town" City neighborhoods, like Wolseley, St. John's, or River Heights, continue to slowly decrease in population.

Still, the decline appears to be slowing in some instances. My neighborhood's decrease of -1.5% is a far cry from the -21.9% between 1996 and 2001, or the -9.6% between '91 and '96.

[Population] [+/-] [Density (if over 4,000 persons/km2)]
South Point Douglas - 230 (35.3%)
Portage-Ellice - 1,105 (28.5%) (6,520/km2)
Exchange District (west and east of Main) - 420 (21.7%)
Colony - 715 (14.4%) (5,699/km2)
Spence - 4,260 (13.6%) (8,805/km2)
Chinatown - 605 (11.0%) (9,213/km2)
Central Park - 3,555 (10.9%) (15,275/km2)
South Portage - 1,860 (9.7%) (2,816/km2)
William Whyte (Selkirk, McGregor, Alfred, Main) - 6,220 (8.3%) (5,357/km2)
West Broadway 5,325 (5.6%) (7,896/km2)
Wellington Crescent (between Academy and the River) - 1,605 (5.6%)
River-Osborne - 4,880 (3.5%)
Earl Grey - 4,410 (2.4%)
Daniel McIntyre - 9,750 (0.3%) (7,646/km2)
Riverview - 4,350 (0.0%)
Luxton - 2,565 (-0.4%)
North River Heights (north of Corydon)- 5,660 (-0.8%)
Crescentwood - 2,705 (-1.1%)
Roslyn - 4,145 (-1.2%) (13,236/km2)
St. John's (Alfred, McGregor, Carruthers, Main) 7,725 (-1.5%) (4,987/km2)
North Point Douglas - 2225 (-1.5%)
Minto (Portage, Arlington, Ellice, Maryland) - 5,795 (-1.5%) (6,804/km2)
Lord Roberts - 4,955 (-2.3%)
Wolseley - 7,610 (-2.8%) (4,396/km2 )
West Alexander - 4,000 (-3.5%)
Minto - 5,360 (-3.9%)
Centennial - 2,225 (-6.7%)
Broadway-Assiniboine (downtown between Broadway and the Assiniboine River 5,080 (-6.7%) (14,895/km2)

2 Comments:

Blogger MacD said...

The North River Heights decrease is likely an increase in empty-nester households (ie. kids moving out for various reasons).

12:41 PM  
Blogger n3rd said...

Hey! What about Saint Boniface, St. Vital and the rest if us guys east of the Red?

3:27 PM  

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