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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

11

New Democratic Party

6

Liberal Party

1

Independent

1

 

Commissioner of Yukon:

 

The Hon. Douglas George Phillips

Premier:

The Hon. Darrell Pasloski

Opposition Leader:

Elizabeth Hanson

Member of Parliament:

The Hon. Larry Bagnell

Senator:

The Hon. Daniel Lang

 

Government Finance Projections ($000)

2015-2016 Supplementary Estimates No. 1

Revenues

1,224,201

Appropriations*

1,401,947

Surplus for the year

4,613

2015-2016 Supplementary Estimates No. 2

Revenues

1,225,371

Appropriations*

1,383,139

Surplus for the year

1,235

2016-2017 Estimates

Revenues

1,256,242

Appropriations*

1,391,649

Surplus for the year

9,483

*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, March 31, 2016

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 Total

Male

        Female

Beaver Creek

105

60

45

Burwash Landing

111

59

52

Carcross

512

278

234

Carmacks

547

275

272

Dawson City

2,128

1,140

988

Destruction Bay

48

25

23

Faro

395

213

182

Haines Junction

913

467

446

Mayo

487

249

238

Old Crow

253

144

109

Pelly Crossing

382

202

180

Ross River

404

229

175

Tagish

262

138

124

Teslin

494

273

221

Watson Lake

1,451

781

670

Whitehorse Area* 

29,092

14,698

14,394

Other

58

38

20

Total Yukon

 37,642

19,269

 18,373

*Includes Marsh Lake.

 

Population by Age Group, Yukon, March 31, 2016

Age Group

Population

Age Group

Population

0-4

2,173

40-44

2,688

5-9

2,038

45-49

2,535

10-14

1,925

50-54

3,069

15-19

1,943

55-59

3,077

20-24

2,283

60-64

2,653

25-29

3,036

65-69

1,870

30-34

3,198

70-74

1,103

35-39

2,787

75+

1,264

 

Median Age of Population (Years)

38

Population Aged Under 15 Years

6,136

Population Aged 15 to 24 Years 

4,226

Population Aged 25 to 64 Years 

23,043

Population Aged 65+ Years 

 4,237

 

 

Yukon population growth, Mar '15 to Mar '16

 1.2%

Percent of Canada's population in Yukon

 0.1%

 Source: Yukon Bureau of Statistics

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Demographics

Vital Statistics

Births

Deaths

Marriages

2011

 418

 178

 147

2012

427

199

148

2013

392

204

163

2014r

386

202

179

2015

423

205

164

Source:  Yukon Bureau of Statistics

Migration Estimates (July 1 to June 30)

 

In

Out

Net

2010/2011

1,757

1,147

610

2011/2012r

1,838

1,287

551

2012/2013r

1,348

1,339

9

2013/2014r

1,742

1,399

343

2014/2015

1,832

1,605

227

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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