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Government

Yukon became a territory in 1898. Currently, the Yukon Legislative Assembly consists of 19 elected members. Present standings in the Legislative Assembly are:

Yukon Party

12

New Democratic Party

6

Liberal Party

1

 

Commissioner of Yukon:

 

The Hon. Douglas George Phillips

Premier:

The Hon. Darrell Pasloski

Opposition Leader:

Elizabeth Hanson

Member of Parliament:

The Hon. Ryan Leef

Senator:

The Hon. Daniel Lang

 

Government Finance Projections ($000)

2012-2013 Supplementary Estimates No. 2 

Revenues

1,137,406

Appropriations*

1,180,061

Surplus for the year

81,073

2013-2014 Estimates

Revenues

1,156,310

Appropriations*

1,230,122

Surplus for the year

72,878

*Operation & maintenance and capital.

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Land

Yukon represents 4.8% of Canada's total land area. Of the ten provinces and three territories, Yukon is the ninth-largest. Mount Logan in the St. Elias Mountains in Yukon's Kluane Park is the highest point in Canada, with an elevation of 5,959 meters above sea level.

Total Area of Yukon

482,443 km2

 Land Area

474,391 km2

 Freshwater Area

8,052 km2

Principal Rivers and Lakes

Rivers:

Donjek, Klondike, Liard, MacMillan, McQuesten, Nisutlin, Peel, Pelly, Porcupine, Ross, Snake, Stewart, White, Wind, and the Yukon.

Lakes:

Aishihik, Bennett, Dezadeash, Frances, Kluane, Kusawa, Laberge, Little Salmon, Marsh, Mayo, Quiet, Tagish, and Teslin.

 

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Climate

Temperatures in Yukon are usually more extreme than those experienced in the southern provinces of Canada.

Temperature: Daily Averages (1971-2000) & Records (Celsius)

Averages

Records

January

July

Low

High

Beaver Creek

-26.9

14.0

-55.0

32.8

Burwash Landing

-22.0

12.8

-55.0

31.7

Dawson City

-26.7

15.6

-55.8

34.7

Faro

-21.5

15.0

-52.0

33.9

Mayo

-25.7

16.0

-62.2

36.1

Old Crow

-31.1

14.6

-59.4

32.8

Teslin

-19.2

13.9

-52.8

33.3

Watson Lake

-24.2

15.1

-58.9

34.2

Whitehorse

-17.7

14.1

-52.2

34.4

Precipitation: Average Annual Totals (1971-2000)

Total
(mm)

Rain
(mm)

Snow
(cm)

Beaver Creek

416.3

295.7

123.1

Burwash Landing

279.7

192.1

106.4

Dawson City

324.3

199.9

160.0

Faro

316.0

214.4

111.6

Mayo

312.9

205.3

147.0

Old Crow

265.5

144.2

129.3

Teslin

343.3

203.7

148.2

Watson Lake

404.4

255.2

196.5

Whitehorse

267.4

163.1

145.0

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Population

Community Profile

Cities

1

Towns

7

Local Advisory Areas

5

Population, December 2012

Total

Male

Female

Beaver Creek

114

62

52

Burwash Landing

96

54

43

Carcross

440

232

208

Carmacks

513

257

256

Dawson City

2,000

1,058

942

Destruction Bay

52

25

27

Faro

384

213

171

Haines Junction

843

429

414

Marsh Lake

522

281

241

Mayo

468

238

230

Old Crow

241

133

108

Pelly Crossing

332

175

157

Ross River

364

207

157

Tagish

250

128

122

Teslin

446

242

204

Watson Lake

1,512

804

707

Whitehorse

27,753

13,943

13,810

Other

71

45

26

Total Yukon

 36,402

18,527

 17,876

 

Population by Age Group, December 2012

Age Group

Population

Age Group

Population

0-4

2,058

40-44

2,616

5-9

1,902

45-49

2,883

10-14

1,842

50-54

3,310

15-19

2,064

55-59

3,004

20-24

2,552

60-64

2,341

25-29

2,935

65-69

1,618

30-34

2,712

70-74

841

35-39

2,617

75+

1,107

 

Median Age of Population (Years)

39

Population Aged Under 15 Years

5,803

Population Aged 15 to 24 Years 

4,615

Population Aged 25 to 64 Years 

22,418

Population Aged 65+ Years 

 3,566

 

 

Yukon population growth, Dec '11 to Dec '12

 2.9%

Percent of Canada's population in Yukon

 0.1%

 

Source: Yukon Health and Social Services and Yukon Bureau of Statistics

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Demographics

Vital Statistics

Births

Deaths

Marriages

2012

 427

 199

 147

2011

418

178

147

2010

372

188

143

2009

375

189

154

2008

361

193

133

Source: Yukon Health and Social Services and Yukon Bureau of Statistics

Migration Estimates (July 1 to June 30)

 

In

Out

Gross

Net

2011/2012

2,175

1,637

3,812

538

2010/2011

1,750

1,156

3,906

594

2009/2010

1,854

1,135

2,989

719

2008/2009

1,694

1,276

2,970

418

2007/2008

1,694

1,308

3,002

386

Census 2011 Mother Tongue (% of Population)

English 

83.4%

French

4.3%

Aboriginal

2.5%

Non-Aboriginal

8.3%

Multiple Response

1.5%

Note: The term 'mother tongue' refers to the first language learned at home in childhood and still understood at the time of the census. 

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