Demographics in Saskatchewan

Population Marital Status Employment Spoken Language Median Income Households Housing Education Commute Time

What is the population of Saskatchewan?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 1,132,505
Male population 563,120 49.7%
Female population 569,385 50.3%
Average age 39.8
Male population 49.7%
Female population 50.3%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 223,115 19.7%
15 to 24 135,380 12.0%
25 to 34 148,410 13.1%
35 to 44 152,475 13.5%
45 to 54 127,820 11.3%
55 to 64 147,320 13.0%
Over 65 197,980 17.5%
Under 14 19.7%
15 to 24 12.0%
25 to 34 13.1%
35 to 44 13.5%
45 to 54 11.3%
55 to 64 13.0%
Over 65 17.5%
There are 1,132,505 residents in Saskatchewan, with an average age of 39.8. Males make up 49.7% of the population, while females account for 50.3%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Saskatchewan (223,115 individuals), followed by those aged over 65 (197,980 people).

What is the marital status of Saskatchewan residents?

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% of Total
Married 440,040 48.4%
Common law 86,795 9.5%
Single 258,905 28.5%
Separated 20,685 2.3%
Divorced 50,635 5.6%
Widowed 52,330 5.8%
Married 48.4%
Common law 9.5%
Single 28.5%
Separated 2.3%
Divorced 5.6%
Widowed 5.8%
A total of 258,905 people in Saskatchewan have never been married (which represents 28.5% of the population). Wedded people in Saskatchewan (440,040 locals) account for 48.4% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 9.5% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 86,795 people).

What are the employment statistics in Saskatchewan?

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Unemployment rate 8.4%
% of Total
Management 5,305 0.9%
Business, finance and administration 82,325 14.6%
Natural and applied sciences 30,545 5.4%
Health 49,765 8.8%
Education, law, community and government services 71,380 12.7%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 11,145 2.0%
Sales and service 133,655 23.7%
Trades and transport 105,470 18.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 54,755 9.7%
Manufacturing and utilities 19,165 3.4%
Management 0.9%
Business, finance and administration 14.6%
Natural and applied sciences 5.4%
Health 8.8%
Education, law, community and government services 12.7%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.0%
Sales and service 23.7%
Trades and transport 18.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 9.7%
Manufacturing and utilities 3.4%
Saskatchewan has an unemployment rate of 8.4%. Regarding the most common jobs in Saskatchewan, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (133,655 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (105,470 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (82,325 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Saskatchewan?

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% of Total
English 1,094,690 98.1%
French 11,335 1.0%
English and French 1,815 0.2%
Neither English nor French 8,200 0.7%
The majority of Saskatchewan residents (that’s 98.1%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Saskatchewan?

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Median household income $82,000
Median after-tax household income $73,000
The median household income in Saskatchewan is $82,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $73,000 per year.

How many households are there in Saskatchewan?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 449,580
Owned households 317,655 70.7%
Rented households 118,590 26.4%
Other households 13,335 3.0%
Owned households 70.7%
Rented households 26.4%
Other households 3.0%

Household size

Average household size 2.5
% of Total
1 person 130,110 28.9%
2 person 158,555 35.3%
3 person 60,185 13.4%
4 person 57,860 12.9%
5 person 42,875 9.5%
1 person 28.9%
2 person 35.3%
3 person 13.4%
4 person 12.9%
5 person 9.5%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 86,320 19.2%
35 to 44 82,625 18.4%
45 to 54 72,290 16.1%
55 to 64 85,955 19.1%
Over 65 122,385 27.2%
Under 34 19.2%
35 to 44 18.4%
45 to 54 16.1%
55 to 64 19.1%
Over 65 27.2%
There is a total of 449,580 households in Saskatchewan, 70.7% of which are owner-occupied and 26.4% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Saskatchewan is 2.5 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (158,555 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (130,110 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Saskatchewan, at 27.2%.

What are the housing characteristics in Saskatchewan?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 42,665 9.5%
Between 1946 and 1960 52,735 11.7%
Between 1961 and 1970 61,570 13.7%
Between 1971 and 1980 86,150 19.2%
Between 1981 and 1990 61,990 13.8%
Between 1991 and 2000 35,005 7.8%
Between 2001 and 2010 45,660 10.2%
After 2011 63,820 14.2%
Before 1945 9.5%
Between 1946 and 1960 11.7%
Between 1961 and 1970 13.7%
Between 1971 and 1980 19.2%
Between 1981 and 1990 13.8%
Between 1991 and 2000 7.8%
Between 2001 and 2010 10.2%
After 2011 14.2%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 1,945 0.4%
1 bedroom 41,900 9.3%
2 bedrooms 103,860 23.1%
3 bedrooms 150,360 33.4%
4 or more bedroom 151,520 33.7%
No bedrooms 0.4%
1 bedroom 9.3%
2 bedrooms 23.1%
2 bedrooms 33.4%
4 or more bedroom 33.7%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 322,070 71.6%
Apartments 11,040 2.5%
Attached homes 107,390 23.9%
Movable homes 9,090 2.0%
Single-detached homes 71.6%
Apartments 2.5%
Attached homes 23.9%
Movable homes 2.0%
Median home value $300,000
Average home value $324,400

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 287,330 63.9%
Major repairs 35,365 7.9%
Minor repairs 126,880 28.2%
Regular maintenance 63.9%
Minor repairs 28.2%
Major repairs 7.9%
Single-detached houses account for 71.6% of the residential buildings in Saskatchewan. Apartments make up 2.5% of the Saskatchewan housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $300,000 and the average figure sits at $324,400. Of all the properties in Saskatchewan, 4 or more bedrooms units include 151,520 (the highest share) and 3 bedrooms units have 150,360 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (63.9%) and minor repairs (28.2%).

What is the education level in Saskatchewan?

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% of Total
No diploma 159,815 18.1%
High school diploma 284,345 32.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 84,485 9.6%
College diploma 143,610 16.3%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 29,260 3.3%
University degree 181,255 20.5%
No diploma 18.1%
High school diploma 32.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 9.6%
College diploma 16.3%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 3.3%
University degree 20.5%
Approximately 32.2% of the population in Saskatchewan has a high school diploma (that’s 284,345 residents). Saskatchewan locals holding a college diploma (143,610 people) account for 16.3% of the resident pool. Additionally, 20.5% of them hold a university degree (181,255 people).

What is the average commute time in Saskatchewan?

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Average commute time 18 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 389,035 90.3%
By public transit 7,935 1.8%
By bicycle/by walking 25,150 5.8%
By other methods 8,505 2.0%
By car, truck or van 90.3%
By public transit 1.8%
By bicycle/by walking 5.8%
By other methods 2.0%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 245,520 68.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 105,280 29.3%
Commute to a different province 8,735 2.4%
Commute within the same municipality 68.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 29.3%
Commute to a different province 2.4%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 202,860 47.1%
15 to 29 minutes 152,070 35.3%
30 to 44 minutes 42,705 9.9%
45 to 59 minutes 14,775 3.4%
More than 60 minutes 18,210 4.2%
Less than 15 minutes 47.1%
15 to 29 minutes 35.3%
30 to 44 minutes 9.9%
45 to 59 minutes 3.4%
More than 60 minutes 4.2%
Most employed people in Saskatchewan (202,860 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (152,070 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Saskatchewan is 18 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Saskatchewan locals commute within the same municipality to get to work.

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest census data from Statistics Canada (2021).
Census aggregated data represented here is extracted from Data Tables, by topic, at census subdivision area level. Differences may be found between the totals of the various categories due to multiple variables.
The information is updated as soon as new data is made available. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information.