Bigger than Brandon? New Population Estimate for Waverley West

2016 Census data identified the population of the Waverley West Ward to be 44,006 people. However, Waverley West is the fastest-growing residential neighbourhood in the City of Winnipeg. I recently requested an estimated update on the population of the ward. The Property and Planning department reviewed all residential permits take out up until December 31, 2018 and estimated the new population numbers.

  • As of December 31, 2018, the estimated population of Waverley West Ward is now 55,777 residents.  (see chart below)
  • This figure does not account for the almost 900 multi-family units approved in 2019 – which are to be constructed this year.

For comparison, the City of Brandon’s population in 2016 was 48,849 people. I am not sure how fast Brandon is growing, but I’d be surprised if it was growing faster than Waverley West.