The riding's population in 1996 was 20,113. In 1999, the average family income was $54084, and the unemployment rate was 4.60%. Radisson's francophone population is 9%, and there are also significant Ukrainian (7%) and German (6%) communities.
Manufacturing accounts for 14% of Radisson's industry, with a further 13% in the retail trade.
Radisson normally elects New Democratic Party MLAs (former party leader Russell Paulley represented the riding for many years), although the boundaries changed dramatically with the 1998 redistribution, and as a result it is not considered completely safe for the party. The Progressive Conservatives won the riding in 1977, and the Liberals did the same in 1988. In both cases, the NDP regained the seat after a single term.