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Portage--Lisgar is currently represented by Candice Bergen (Conservative). Candice Bergen won the riding for the Conservatives in 2015 with 25,060 of 41,186 votes (60.85%). Ken Werbiski of the Liberals finished second with 10,621 (25.79%) votes. Dean Harder of the New Democrats finished third with 2,554 (6.20%) votes.
As per the 2016 census, Portage--Lisgar is home to 97,354 people. That is an increase of 6,335 (7%) from 2011. It ranks 249th overall in population size nationally, and is less populous than the national average of 103,417.
Portage--Lisgar is younger than average with its average age being 37.2 compared to the national average of 41.06 and a median age of 35.5 compared to the national median of 41.7. Seniors (65 and older) are 14.5 per cent of the population. There are 6,405 male seniors and 11,030 female seniors.
Households in Portage--Lisgar are poorer than average. The median total income of households was $67,392 in 2015. The national average was $73,050. This ranks Portage--Lisgar as 195th overall in median total household income. The median after-tax income in 2015 was $58,804.
Fewer than half of Portage--Lisgar residents 15 years or older have postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. In contrast, 21,630 (30.80%) have no certificate, diploma or degree and 20,675 (29.44%) have only a high school diploma or equivalency certificate.
Portage--Lisgar has seen some migration. There were 4,875 internal migrants who moved to a different city, town, township, village or Indian reserve within Portage--Lisgar. There were also 4,125 intraprovincial migrants who moved to Portage--Lisgar from a different riding in Manitoba. Additionally there were 755 interprovincial migrants who moved from a different province and 760 external migrants who lived outside Canada before moving to Portage--Lisgar.
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