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Government

Yukon became a territory of Canada 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)

2013-2014 Supplementary Estimates No. 2 

Revenues

1,168,795

Appropriations*

1,269,533

Surplus for the year

31,952

2014-2015 Estimates

Revenues

1,214,541

Appropriations*

1,318,400

Surplus for the year

72,207

*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 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, by Community, December 2013

Total

Male

Female

Beaver Creek

114

65

49

Burwash Landing

104

56

48

Carcross

436

242

195

Carmacks

521

260

262

Dawson City

1,998

1,071

927

Destruction Bay

44

21

23

Faro

381

211

170

Haines Junction

840

428

412

Marsh Lake

525

278

247

Mayo

490

247

243

Old Crow

251

144

107

Pelly Crossing

366

198

167

Ross River

366

206

160

Tagish

243

124

118

Teslin

454

246

208

Watson Lake

1,456

767

688

Whitehorse

27,825

14,031

13,794

Other

69

41

28

Total Yukon

 36,483

18,637

 17,846

 

Population by Age Group, Yukon, December 2013

Age Group

Population

Age Group

Population

0-4

2,086

40-44

2,650

5-9

1,939

45-49

2,679

10-14

1,897

50-54

3,295

15-19

1,972

55-59

3,077

20-24

2,381

60-64

2,316

25-29

2,906

65-69

1,669

30-34

2,935

70-74

920

35-39

2,605

75+

1,166

 

Median Age of Population (Years)

39

Population Aged Under 15 Years

5,922

Population Aged 15 to 24 Years 

4,353

Population Aged 25 to 64 Years 

22,453

Population Aged 65+ Years 

 3,755

 

 

Yukon population growth, Dec '12 to Dec '13

 0.2%

Percent of Canada's population in Yukon

 0.1%

 Source: Yukon Bureau of Statistics

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Demographics

Vital Statistics

Births

Deaths

Marriages

2009

 375

 189

 154

2010

372

188

143

2011

418

178

147

2012r

427

199

148

2013

392

204

161

Source:  Yukon Bureau of Statistics

Migration Estimates (July 1 to June 30)

 

In

Out

Gross

Net

2008/2009r

1,697

1,259

2,956

438

2009/2010r

1,870

1,136

3,006

734

2010/2011r

1,757

1,147

2,904

610

2011/2012r

1,849

1,244

3,093

605

2012/2013

2,018

1,806

3,824

212

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.

Legend:

r = revised 

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