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Yukon Fact Sheet

Resources, health and more

 

Resources

Mineral Production (Value in $000)

 

2013

2014

2015

2016r

2017p

Copper

 127,785

 159,437

 110,727

 193,502

 130,417

Silver

116,136

56,961

8,090

7,827

4,966

Gold

125,205

122,771

105,861

183,225

161,847

Zinc

72,725

54,893

9,510

0

0

Lead

15,359

4,972

300

0

0

Non-metallic

9,342

8,967

11,738

6,570

3,909

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

2013

100,600

2014

107,100

2015

92,300

2016r

90,400

2017p

 165,100

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

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

25,533

650

2016

446,998

419,461

27,028

509

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Health & Education

Health, July 2018

  • Number of hospitals: 3
  • Number of staffed hospital beds: 67
  • Number of health centres: 14
  • Number of Yukon resident physicians: 98
  • Number of Yukon non-resident physicians: 242
  • Number of Yukon resident dentists: 27
  • Number of Yukon non-resident dentists: 29

Education

  • Number of public schools, 2018: 29
  • Total school enrolment (K-12), May 2018: 5,386
  • Teachers in the public school system (full-time equivalent), June 2018: 526
  • Post-secondary institutions (Yukon College): 1
  • Yukon College enrolment (all campuses, Sep 1 '17 to Aug 2 '18):
    • Full-time: 709
    • Part-time (credit programming): 496
    • Non-credited programming: 4,695

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Transportation & Communications

Travellers Entering Yukon through Canada Border Services Agency Points of Entry

 

Total
 

USA
Residents

Canadian
Residents

Other
Foreign
 

2013

 435,102

316,033

 78,328

 40,741

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

Source: Yukon Bureau of Statistics

Vehicle Registrations

 

Total
Registrations*

 Cars and
trucks

Trailers

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

2017

58,102

38,804

 15,911

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

Source: Yukon Bureau of Statistics

Road Surfaces Maintained, 2017 - 2018 Estimate (km)

Primary Highways

  • Pavement: 337
  • Bituminous surface: 1,915
  • Gravel: 1,447
  • Bridges/Ferry crossings: 7

Total: 3,706

Secondary Roads

  • Bituminous surface: 119
  • Gravel: 996
  • Bridges/Ferry crossings: 1

Total: 1,116

Total, All Roads: 4,822

Communications, 2018

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

Legend:
p = preliminary
r = revised

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