Percentage of Canadian population : 0.10%
Population growth rate for 2007: +5.8%
|Rank among provinces|
|Total population||Total aboriginal||First Nation||Métis||Inuit||Multiple||Other||Percentage of total|
|Rk||Name||Total pop.||Aboriginal pop.||Percent||Rk||Name||Total pop.||Aboriginal pop.||Percent|
|1||Upper Liard||110||110||100%||12||Beaver Creek||130||60||46.1%|
|2||Two Mile Village||100||100||100%||13||Haines Junction||575||230||40.0%|
|3||Two and 1/2 Mile Village||40||40||100%||14||Ibex Valley||320||90||28.2%|
|4||Old Crow||280||250||89.3%||15||Watson Lake||995||220||27.1%|
|5||Pelly Crossing||240||205||84.5%||16||Dawson City||1280||345||26.9%|
|Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2006 Census)|
|Population group||Population||% of total population|
|Visible minority group
|Visible minority, n.i.e.||15||0%|
|Multiple visible minority||40||0.1%|
|Total visible minority population||1,220||4%|
|Multiple Aboriginal identity||55||0.2%|
|Total Aboriginal population||7,580||25.1%|
The 2006 Canadian census showed a population of 30,372.
Of the 29,940 singular responses to the census question concerning 'mother tongue' the most commonly reported languages were:
There were also about 40 single-language responses for Ukrainian; 30 each for Czech and the Scandinavian languages; and about 25 single-language responses each for Italian and Japanese. In addition, there were also 130 responses of both English and a 'non-official language'; 10 of both French and a 'non-official language'; 110 of both English and French; and about 175 people who either did not respond to the question, or reported multiple non-official languages, or else gave some other unenumerated response. The Yukon's official languages are shown in bold. (Figures shown are for the number of single language responses and the percentage of total single-language responses.)
There were also about forty immigrants from Austria and New Zealand, thirty from the Czech Republic and South Africa, and about twenty-five each from Belgium, Ireland and Poland.
A total of 7,400 people moved to Yukon from other parts of Canada between 1996 and 2006 while 10,505 people moved in the opposite direction. These movements resulted in a net influx of 230 from the Northwest Territories; and a net outmigration of 2,505 to Alberta, 915 to British Columbia and 115 to New Brunswick. There was a net influx of 120 francophones from Quebec during this period. (All net inter-provincial and official minority movements of more than 100 persons are given.)
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Yukon.
Yukon is the westernmost and smallest of Canada's three federal territories. Whitehorse is the territorial capital. The Territory was named after the Yukon River. The word Yukon means "Great River" or "Big Stream" in Gwich'in.Yukon
Yukon ( (listen); French: [jykɔ̃]; also commonly called the Yukon) is the smallest and westernmost of Canada's three federal territories (the other two are the Northwest Territories and Nunavut). It has the smallest population of any province or territory in Canada, with 35,874 people, although it has the largest city in any of the three territories. Whitehorse is the territorial capital and Yukon's only city.
Yukon was split from the Northwest Territories in 1898 and was originally named the Yukon Territory. The federal government's Yukon Act, which received royal assent on March 27, 2002, established Yukon as the territory's official name, though Yukon Territory is also still popular in usage and Canada Post continues to use the territory's internationally approved postal abbreviation of YT. Though officially bilingual (English and French), the Yukon government also recognizes First Nations languages.
At 5,959 m (19,551 ft), Yukon's Mount Logan, in Kluane National Park and Reserve, is the highest mountain in Canada and the second-highest on the North American continent (after Denali in the U.S. state of Alaska). Most of Yukon has a subarctic climate, characterized by long cold winters and brief warm summers. The Arctic Ocean coast has a tundra climate.
Notable rivers include the Yukon River (after which the territory was named), as well as the Pelly, Stewart, Peel, White, and Tatshenshini rivers.