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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)

2014-2015 Supplementary Estimates No. 2 

Revenues

1,224,137

Appropriations*

1,306,284

Surplus for the year

49,001

2015-2016 Estimates

Revenues

1,250,339

Appropriations*

1,367,070

Surplus for the year

23,242

*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. Yukon’s Mount Logan of the St. Elias Mountains in the Kluane National 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

Most of Yukon has a sub-arctic continental climate with a longer winter and a shorter but pleasant summer compared to most southern provinces. Temperature across Yukon communities varies according to their geographic locations.

Daily Temperature (1981-2010) (Celsius)

Daily Maximum

Daily Minimum

January

July

January

July

Beaver Creek

-20.4

20.3

-30.0

7.8

Burwash Landing

-14.3

19.6

-26.7

6.4

Dawson City

-21.8

23.1

-30.1

8.2

Faro

-16.0

21.0

-24.6

8.9

Mayo

-18.0

22.8

-28.2

9.4

Old Crow

-25.2

20.2

-33.5

8.9

Teslin

-12.6

20.2

-21.5

7.9

Watson Lake

-17.5

21.5

-27.5

9.0

Whitehorse

-11.0

20.6

-19.2

8.0

Precipitation: Average Annual Totals (1981-2010)

Total
(mm)

Rain
(mm)

Snow
(cm)

Beaver Creek

417.3

298.6

117.9

Burwash Landing

274.7

196.2

105.5

Dawson City

324.3

201.3

166.5

Faro

319.7

218.4

114.0

Mayo

313.5

203.8

160.6

Old Crow

278.6

154.8

141.4

Teslin

346.3

209.5

148.4

Watson Lake

416.4

262.0

196.1

Whitehorse

262.3

160.9

141.8

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Population

Community Profile

Cities

1

Towns

7

Local Advisory Areas

5

Population, by Community, December 31, 2014

Total

Male

Female

Beaver Creek

112

62

50

Burwash Landing

98

49

49

Carcross

436

238

198

Carmacks

530

268

262

Dawson City

2,016

1,079

937

Destruction Bay

42

23

19

Faro

372

205

167

Haines Junction

861

437

424

Marsh Lake

528

281

247

Mayo

478

244

234

Old Crow

249

138

112

Pelly Crossing

388

207

181

Ross River

375

212

163

Tagish

258

132

126

Teslin

448

249

199

Watson Lake

1,471

792

680

Whitehorse

28,455

14,327

14,128

Other

65

41

25

Total Yukon

 37,183

18,983

 18,200

 

Population by Age Group, Yukon, December 31, 2014

Age Group

Population

Age Group

Population

0-4

2,139

40-44

2,661

5-9

2,056

45-49

2,620

10-14

2,010

50-54

3,204

15-19

1,981

55-59

3,072

20-24

2,340

60-64

2,418

25-29

2,916

65-69

1,745

30-34

3,147

70-74

1,018

35-39

2,641

75+

1,214

 

Median Age of Population (Years)

38

Population Aged Under 15 Years

6,205

Population Aged 15 to 24 Years 

4,322

Population Aged 25 to 64 Years 

22,680

Population Aged 65+ Years 

 3,977

 

 

Yukon population growth, Dec '13 to Dec '14

 1.9%

Percent of Canada's population in Yukon

 0.1%

 Source: Yukon Bureau of Statistics

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Demographics

Vital Statistics

Births

Deaths

Marriages

2010

 372

 188

 143

2011

418

178

147

2012

427

199

148

2013r

392

204

163

2014

386

201

178

Source:  Yukon Bureau of Statistics

Migration Estimates (July 1 to June 30)

 

In

Out

Net

2009/2010

1,870

1,136

734

2010/2011

1,757

1,147

610

2011/2012r

1,855

1,328

527

2012/2013r

1,397

1,431

-34

2013/2014

1,854

1,933

-79

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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