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Population of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is a  province in Western Canada. It is bordered on the west by Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the east by Manitoba, to the northeast by Nunavut, and on the south by the U.S. states of Montana and North Dakota.

Saskatchewan is Canada’s sixth most populous province and its seventh-largest province by area.  As per the Canada Census Bureau, the population of Saskatchewan in 2021 is 1,132,505 (1.13 million) and population Saskatchewan in 2024 is 1,218,976 or 1.2 million.

Source: Statistics Canada

Saskatchewan Population 2016-2021

Saskatchewan has a population growth rate of 3.1% during 2016-2021. It has population increase of  34,153 since 2016.

SaskatchewanCensus 2021
Total Population1,132,505
Percentage Change since 20163.1%
Population Rank6th
Total Land Area577,060 sq. km (228,450 sq mi)
Area Rank7th
Population Density2/km2 (5.2/sq mi)
Capital CityRegina
Largest CitySaskatoon

Source: Statistics Canada

Saskatchewan Historical Population

Saskatchewan has a population growth rate during 2016-2020 of 7.42%. In 1901 Population of Saskatchewan was 91,279 amd Year 2021 it reached 1.18 million, an increase of almost 1 million. 

Let’s look at population & percentage change from the Year 1901 to 2021.

YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change
190191,279
1911492,432401,153439.48%
1921757,510265,07853.83%
1931921,785164,27521.69%
1941895,992-25,793-2.80%
1951831,728-64,264-7.17%
1956880,66548,9375.88%
1961925,18144,5165.05%
1966955,34430,1633.26%
1971926,242-29,102-3.05%
1976921,325-4,917-0.53%
1981968,31346,9885.10%
19861,009,61341,3004.27%
1991988,928-20,685-2.05%
1996976,615-12,313-1.25%
2001978,9332,3180.24%
2006985,3866,4530.66%
20111,053,96068,5746.96%
20161,098,35244,3924.21%
20211,132,50534,1533.1%
Source: Statistics Canada

Saskatchewan Ethnic composition

The ethnic origin most often reported in Saskatchewan was German, followed by Canadian, English, Scottish, Irish, Ukrainian & French. European origins (68.55%) of the population are most common and Aboriginals are 17% of Ontario’s Population. First Nations, Metis & Inuit are major Aboriginal people.

Almost 14.45% of the population of Ontario belongs to a visible minority group. The Main Visible minority communities are South Asian, Chinese, Black, Filipino, Latino, and Arab.

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Top cities in Saskatchewan by population

Saskatchewan consists of 16 cities with a cumulative population of 689,756 as per the 2021 Census. The average population of these cities is around 31,110. Saskatoon is the largest city among them with a population of 266,141, followed by Regina with a population of 226,404. The smallest city in Saskatchewan is Melville, with a population of 4,933.

#CityPopulation 2021
1Saskatoon266,141
2Regina226,404
3Prince Albert37,756
4Moose Jaw33,665
5Swift Current16,750
6Yorkton16,280
7North Battleford13,836
8Warman12,419
9Lloydminster 11,843
10Weyburn11,019
11Estevan10,851
12Martensville10,549
13Humboldt 6,033
14Melfort 5,955
15Meadow Lake 5,322
16Melville4,933

Source: Statistics Canada 2021

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