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Population of Yukon

Yukon is the smallest and westernmost of Canada’s three territories. It’s the second least populated province or territory in Canada. As per the Canada Census Bureau, the population of Yukon in 2021 is 40,232 and its population in 2024 is 45,148

Source: Statistics Canada

Yukon Population 2016-2021

Yukon has a population growth rate of 12.1% during 2016-2021. It has population increase of 4358 since 2016. 

YukonCensus 2021
Total Population40,232
Percentage Change since 201612.1%
Population Rank12th
Total Land Area472,345 km2 (182,373 sq mi)
Area Rank9th
Population Density0.08/km2 (0.2/sq mi)
Capital CityWhitehorse
Largest CityWhitehorse

Source: Statistics Canada

Yukon Historical Population

Yukon has a population growth rate during 2016-2021 of 19.82%.  Let’s look at population & percentage change from the Year 1901 to 2021.

YearPopulationAbsolute ChangePercentage Change
19118,512-18,707   -68.73         
19214,157-4,355   -51.16         
19314,230+73   +1.76         
19414,914+684   +16.17         
19519,096+4,182   +85.10         
195612,190+3,094   +34.01         
196114,628+2,438   +20.0         
196614,382-+246   -+1.68         
197118,390+4,008   +27.87         
197621,835+3,445   +18.73         
198123,150+1,315   +6.02         
198623,505+355   +1.53         
199127,797+4,292   +18.26         
199630,766+2,969   +10.68         
200128,674-+2,092   -+6.80         
200630,372+1,698   +5.92         
201133,897+3,525   +11.61         
201635,874+1,977   +5.83         

Source: Statistics Canada

Religion in Yukon

Christianity is the largest religion in Yukon and is followed by 35% of the people. Roughly  59.7% of the population, had no religious affiliation. 

With immigration patterns, there were growing proportions of the population who reported religious affiliations other than Christian. These religions included Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Jews, and Buddhists. 

In 2021, people who identified themselves as Sikh made up 1% of the population, Hindu 0.7%,  Buddhist  0.7%, Muslim 0.5%, and Jews 0.2%.  Indigenous religions account for 0.8% Other smaller faiths are 0.5% of the population.

Let’s Look at the Religion wise population & percentage of Yukon

North American Indigenous3250.8%
No religion/ Unaffiliated23,64059.7%
Other religions and spiritual traditions6001.5%

Source: Canada Census 2011

Christianity in Yukon

As per Canadian Census 2021, 35% of the Yukon population reported that they were affiliated with a Christian religion. Roman Catholics were the largest Christian religious group in 2021.  About  14.4% of people identified themselves as Roman Catholic. It’s followed by the various branches of Protestantism Churches. Anglican is the second largest and it has 1,955 adherents or 5% of the Yukon population followed by the United Church (2.4%) and Baptist (2.4%).

Let’s look at the Christian Affiliations percentage and numbers in Yukon

Christian AffiliationsNumbersPercentage
Catholic5,69014.4 %
United Church9552.4%
Pentecostal and other Charismatic2700.7%
Jehovah’s Witness1350.3%
Christian Orthodox1300.3%
Methodist and Wesleyan (Holiness)1050.3%
Latter Day Saints700.2%
Christian, n.o.s.1562,5606.5%
Other Christian and Christian-related traditions7001.8%

Source: Canada Census 2021

Yukon Ethnic composition

Yukon is majority populated by Europeans & also has significant Indigenous people. European origins are 65% of the population and Aboriginals make up 22.2% of the Yukon Population. First Nations, Metis, and Inuit are major Aboriginal people. Almost 12.80% of the population of Yukon belongs to a visible minority group. The Main Visible minority communities are South Asian, Chinese, Black, Filipino, Latino and Arab.

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