Demographics in Yukon

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

What is the population of Yukon?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 40,230
Male population 20,100 50.0%
Female population 20,130 50.0%
Average age 39.9
Male population 50.0%
Female population 50.0%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 6,820 17.0%
15 to 24 4,225 10.5%
25 to 34 6,120 15.2%
35 to 44 6,265 15.6%
45 to 54 5,075 12.6%
55 to 64 5,685 14.1%
Over 65 6,050 15.0%
Under 14 17.0%
15 to 24 10.5%
25 to 34 15.2%
35 to 44 15.6%
45 to 54 12.6%
55 to 64 14.1%
Over 65 15.0%
There are 40,230 residents in Yukon, with an average age of 39.9. Males make up 50% of the population, while females account for 50%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Yukon (6,820 individuals), followed by those aged 35 to 44 (6,265 people).

What is the marital status of Yukon residents?

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% of Total
Married 12,450 37.3%
Common law 5,830 17.4%
Single 10,650 31.9%
Separated 795 2.4%
Divorced 2,435 7.3%
Widowed 1,250 3.7%
Married 37.3%
Common law 17.4%
Single 31.9%
Separated 2.4%
Divorced 7.3%
Widowed 3.7%
A total of 10,650 people in Yukon have never been married (which represents 31.9% of the population). Wedded people in Yukon (12,450 locals) account for 37.3% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 17.4% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 5,830 people).

What are the employment statistics in Yukon?

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Unemployment rate 6.8%
% of Total
Management 420 1.8%
Business, finance and administration 4,215 18.2%
Natural and applied sciences 1,635 7.1%
Health 1,525 6.6%
Education, law, community and government services 4,420 19.1%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 805 3.5%
Sales and service 4,735 20.5%
Trades and transport 4,270 18.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 715 3.1%
Manufacturing and utilities 400 1.7%
Management 1.8%
Business, finance and administration 18.2%
Natural and applied sciences 7.1%
Health 6.6%
Education, law, community and government services 19.1%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 3.5%
Sales and service 20.5%
Trades and transport 18.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 3.1%
Manufacturing and utilities 1.7%
Yukon has an unemployment rate of 6.8%. Regarding the most common jobs in Yukon, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (4,735 individuals), followed by those in Education, law, community and government services (4,420 individuals) and Trades and transport (4,270 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Yukon?

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% of Total
English 37,720 94.7%
French 1,810 4.5%
English and French 170 0.4%
Neither English nor French 140 0.4%
The majority of Yukon residents (that’s 94.7%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Yukon?

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Median household income $100,000
Median after-tax household income $88,000
The median household income in Yukon is $100,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $88,000 per year.

How many households are there in Yukon?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 17,180
Owned households 11,065 64.4%
Rented households 5,530 32.2%
Other households 585 3.4%
Owned households 64.4%
Rented households 32.2%
Other households 3.4%

Household size

Average household size 2.3
% of Total
1 person 5,615 32.7%
2 person 5,800 33.8%
3 person 2,500 14.6%
4 person 2,100 12.2%
5 person 1,165 6.8%
1 person 32.7%
2 person 33.8%
3 person 14.6%
4 person 12.2%
5 person 6.8%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 3,220 18.7%
35 to 44 3,345 19.5%
45 to 54 3,050 17.8%
55 to 64 3,645 21.2%
Over 65 3,920 22.8%
Under 34 18.7%
35 to 44 19.5%
45 to 54 17.8%
55 to 64 21.2%
Over 65 22.8%
There is a total of 17,180 households in Yukon, 64.4% of which are owner-occupied and 32.2% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Yukon is 2.3 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (5,800 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (5,615 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Yukon, at 22.8%.

What are the housing characteristics in Yukon?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 355 2.1%
Between 1946 and 1960 920 5.4%
Between 1961 and 1970 1,335 7.8%
Between 1971 and 1980 3,370 19.6%
Between 1981 and 1990 2,365 13.8%
Between 1991 and 2000 2,820 16.4%
Between 2001 and 2010 2,410 14.0%
After 2011 3,610 21.0%
Before 1945 2.1%
Between 1946 and 1960 5.4%
Between 1961 and 1970 7.8%
Between 1971 and 1980 19.6%
Between 1981 and 1990 13.8%
Between 1991 and 2000 16.4%
Between 2001 and 2010 14.0%
After 2011 21.0%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 245 1.4%
1 bedroom 2,885 16.8%
2 bedrooms 4,705 27.4%
3 bedrooms 5,995 34.9%
4 or more bedroom 3,355 19.5%
No bedrooms 1.4%
1 bedroom 16.8%
2 bedrooms 27.4%
2 bedrooms 34.9%
4 or more bedroom 19.5%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 10,355 60.3%
Apartments 55 0.3%
Attached homes 5,325 31.0%
Movable homes 1,445 8.4%
Single-detached homes 60.3%
Apartments 0.3%
Attached homes 31.0%
Movable homes 8.4%
Median home value $500,000
Average home value $488,800

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 9,915 57.7%
Major repairs 2,105 12.2%
Minor repairs 5,160 30.0%
Regular maintenance 57.7%
Minor repairs 30.0%
Major repairs 12.2%
Single-detached houses account for 60.3% of the residential buildings in Yukon. Apartments make up 0.3% of the Yukon housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $500,000 and the average figure sits at $488,800. Of all the properties in Yukon, 3 bedrooms units include 5,995 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 4,705 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (57.7%) and minor repairs (30%).

What is the education level in Yukon?

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% of Total
No diploma 4,860 14.8%
High school diploma 8,370 25.5%
Apprenticeship diploma 3,145 9.6%
College diploma 6,270 19.1%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1,170 3.6%
University degree 8,965 27.4%
No diploma 14.8%
High school diploma 25.5%
Apprenticeship diploma 9.6%
College diploma 19.1%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 3.6%
University degree 27.4%
Approximately 25.5% of the population in Yukon has a high school diploma (that’s 8,370 residents). Yukon locals holding a college diploma (6,270 people) account for 19.1% of the resident pool. Additionally, 27.4% of them hold a university degree (8,965 people).

What is the average commute time in Yukon?

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Average commute time 16 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 16,410 84.6%
By public transit 485 2.5%
By bicycle/by walking 2,145 11.1%
By other methods 360 1.9%
By car, truck or van 84.6%
By public transit 2.5%
By bicycle/by walking 11.1%
By other methods 1.9%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 13,810 82.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 2,205 13.1%
Commute to a different province 770 4.6%
Commute within the same municipality 82.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 13.1%
Commute to a different province 4.6%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 10,020 51.7%
15 to 29 minutes 7,180 37.0%
30 to 44 minutes 1,275 6.6%
45 to 59 minutes 435 2.2%
More than 60 minutes 485 2.5%
Less than 15 minutes 51.7%
15 to 29 minutes 37.0%
30 to 44 minutes 6.6%
45 to 59 minutes 2.2%
More than 60 minutes 2.5%
Most employed people in Yukon (10,020 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (7,180 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Yukon is 16 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Yukon 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.