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Yukon Fact Sheet

Resources, health and more

 

Resources

Mineral Production (Value in $000)

 

2014

2015

2016

2017r

2018p

Copper

 159,437

 110,727

 193,520

 151,967

 77,914

Silver

56,961

8,090

7,827

12,836

2,100

Gold

122,771

105,861

183,225

150,048

130,960

Zinc

54,893

9,510

0

0

0

Lead

4,972

300

0

0

0

Non-metallic

8,967

11,738

6,570

3,205

5,793

Mineral Exploration and Deposit Appraisal Expenditures (Value in $000)

2014

107,100

2015

92,200

2016

90,400

2017r

168,700

2018p

 186,100

Net Merchantable Roundwood Harvested* (Cubic metres)

 

Total

Industrial Roundwood

Fuelwood &
Firewood

2013

37,250

 4,250

 33,000

2014

23,000

1,000

22,000

2015

17,000

2,000

15,000

2016

 17,900

2,900

15,000

2017

15,745

3,075

12,670

*Estimates only.

Electricity Generation (Megawatt Hours)

 

Total

Hydro

Thermal
Combustion

Wind

2013

448,558

424,990

23,291

227

2014

 433,686

410,668

22,684

334

2015

447,879

421,696

25,533

650

2016

446,998

419,461

27,028

509

2017

484,818

448,151

36,634

33

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Health & Education

Health, July 2019

  • Number of hospitals: 3
  • Number of staffed hospital beds: 68
  • Number of health centres: 14
  • Number of Yukon resident physicians: 102
  • Number of Yukon non-resident physicians: 256
  • Number of Yukon resident dentists: 25
  • Number of Yukon non-resident dentists: 27

Education

  • Number of public schools, 2019: 29
  • Total school enrolment (K-12), May 2019: 5,456
  • Teachers in the public school system (full-time equivalent), June 2019: 530
  • Post-secondary institutions (Yukon College): 1
  • Yukon College enrolment (all campuses, 2018-2019):
    • Full-time: 668
    • Part-time (credit programming): 543
    • Non-credited programming: 4,512

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Transportation & Communications

Travellers Entering Yukon through Canada Border Services Agency Points of Entry

 

Total
 

USA
Residents

Canadian
Residents

Other
Foreign
 

2014

 413,886

290,428

 78,226

 45,232

2015

 405,120

 292,962

 67,906

 44,252

2016

419,244

301,676

73,505

 44,063

2017

436,879

308,099

82,110

 46,670

2018

501,788

365,275

85,711

 50,802

Source: Yukon Bureau of Statistics

Vehicle Registrations

 

Total
Registrations*

 Cars and
trucks

Trailers

2014

53,045

35,787

14,305

2015

54,302

36,499

14,836

 

2016

56,063

37,579

15,308

2017

58,102

38,804

15,911

2018

60,118

40,129

 16,435

*Total also includes: motorcycles; off-road vehicles; buses; and special vehicles such as firetrucks and cranes.

Source: Yukon Bureau of Statistics

Road Surfaces Maintained, 2018 - 2019 Estimate (km)

Primary Highways

  • Pavement: 337
  • Bituminous surface: 1,912
  • Gravel: 1,451
  • Bridges/Ferry crossings: 7

Total: 3,707

Secondary Roads

  • Bituminous surface: 120
  • Gravel: 1,001
  • Bridges/Ferry crossings: 1

Total: 1,122

Total, All Roads: 4,829

Communications, 2019

  • Number of newspapers: 4
  • Number of radio stations: 4
  • Number of television stations: 2 

Legend:
p = preliminary
r = revised

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