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Yukon Fact Sheet

Resources, health and more

 

Resources

Mineral Production (Value in $000)

 

2012

2013

2014

2015r

2016p

Copper

 136,664

 127,785

 159,437

 110,727

 201,692

Silver

136,306

116,136

56,961

8,090

8,406

Gold

134,421

125,205

122,771

105,861

186,704

Zinc

47,508

72,725

54,893

9,510

0

Lead

18,970

15,359

4,972

300

0

Non-metallic

11,020

9,342

8,967

11,738

12,298

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

2012

233,200

2013

100,600

2014

107,100

2015r

92,200

2016p

 87,900

Net Merchantable Roundwood Harvested* (Cubic metres)

 

Total

Industrial Roundwood

Fuelwood &
Firewood

2011

27,000

 6,000

 21,000

2012

27,000

6,000

21,000

2013

37,250

4,250

33,000

2014

 23,000

1,000

22,000

2015

17,000

2,000

15,000

*Estimates only.

Electricity Generation (Megawatt Hours)

 

Total

Hydro

Thermal
Combustion

Wind

2011

425,336

388,066

36,868

402

2012

 455,004

430,194

24,365

445

2013

448,558

424,990

23,291

277

2014

433,686

410,668

22,684

334

2015

447,878

421,696

25,532

650

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Health & Education

Health, June 2017

  • Number of hospitals: 3
  • Number of staffed hospital beds: 67
  • Number of health centres: 14
  • Number of Yukon resident physicians: 90
  • Number of Yukon non-resident physicians: 221
  • Number of Yukon resident dentists: 25
  • Number of Yukon non-resident dentists: 28

Education

  • Number of public schools, 2017: 29
  • Total school enrolment (K-12), May 2017: 5,343
  • Teachers in the public school system (full-time equivalent), June 2017: 484
  • Post-secondary institutions (Yukon College): 1
  • Yukon College enrolment (all campuses, September 2016 to June 2017):
    • Full-time: 650
    • Part-time (credit programming): 520
    • Non-credited programming: 4,072

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Transportation & Communications

Travellers Entering Yukon by Land through Canada Border Services Points of Entry

 

Total
 

USA
Residents

Yukon
Residents

Other
Canadian

Other
Foreign
 

2012

 406,133

296,799

 46,343

 29,050

 33,941

2013

 432,171

 314,270

 48,232

 33,012

 36,657

2014

408,104

292,369

45,530

30,480

 39,725

2015

399,340

292,557

39,047

27,780

 39,956

2016

408,070

293,795

44,520

30,701

 39,054

Source: Yukon Bureau of Statistics

Vehicle Registrations

 

Total
Registrations*

 Cars and
trucks

Trailers

2012

50,670

34,766

13,259

2013

48,482

32,447

13,487

 

2014

53,045

35,787

14,305

2015

54,302

36,499

14,836

2016

56,063

37,579

 15,308

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

Source: Yukon Bureau of Statistics

Road Surfaces Maintained, 2016 - 2017 Estimate (km)

Primary Highways

  • Pavement: 336
  • Bituminous surface: 1,916
  • Gravel: 1,447
  • Bridges/Ferry crossings: 7

Total: 3,706

Secondary Roads

  • Bituminous surface: 112
  • Gravel: 1,002
  • Bridges/Ferry crossings: 7

Total: 1,115

Total, All Roads: 4,821

Communications, 2017

  • Number of newspapers: 5
  • Number of radio stations: 5
  • Number of television stations: 2 

Legend:
p = preliminary
r = revised
.. = unavailable
... = not appropriate/applicable

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