Demographics of Whitehorse, Yukon

Overview
Population, 2021

28,201

12.4%
Population, 2016: 25,085
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 413.94
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 68.1
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$67,700
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$57,500
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$130,800
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$111,200
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
70%
Unemployment rate
5.6%
Participation rate
74.2%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$521,000
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,754
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$1,474
Population
Population, 2021 28,201
Population, 2016 25,085
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 12.40%
Total private dwellings, 2021 11,970
Total private dwellings, 2016 10,710
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 11.80%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 11,436
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 10,187
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 12.30%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 414
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 68
National population rank, 2021 166
Province/territory population rank, 2021 1
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 27,730
Official languages 27,620
English 27,540
French 4,440
Non-official languages 5,480
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 22,785
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 22,095
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $67,700
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 22,110
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $57,500
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 20,700
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $64,600
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 18,385
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $61,450
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 18,720
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $8,470
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,885
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $7,200
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 4,710
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $7,970
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 22,785
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 9,945
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $79,500
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $83,900
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 6,715
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $28,400
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $37,480
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 89.40%
Employment income (%) 75.60%
Government transfers (%) 10.60%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 0.90%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 2.90%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 2.50%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 22,785
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 21,850
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $65,200
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 21,860
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $55,100
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 20,670
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $63,750
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 18,540
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $59,600
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 17,065
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $6,280
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 1,755
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $7,970
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 22,785
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 9,845
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $75,000
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $78,900
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 6,505
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $30,600
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $39,920
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 92.40%
Employment income (%) 77.60%
Government transfers (%) 7.50%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.00%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 11,435
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $130,800
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $111,200
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 3,310
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $69,000
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $58,950
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 8,125
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $156,000
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $132,400
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 7,610
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $153,400
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $130,000
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 2,920
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $147,400
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $123,400
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 3,110
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $185,200
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $156,000
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,285
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $97,000
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $85,900
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 5,195
Average total income in 2020 ($) $63,100
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $54,250
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 27,725
Canadian citizens 25,230
Canadian citizens aged under 18 5,685
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 19,545
Not Canadian citizens 2,500
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 11,435
Owner 7,735
Renter 3,700
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 11,435
Condominium 1,965
Not condominium 9,470
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 11,435
No bedrooms 130
1 bedroom 1,475
2 bedrooms 3,005
3 bedrooms 4,140
4 or more bedrooms 2,685
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 11,435
1 to 4 rooms 3,840
5 rooms 1,895
6 rooms 1,840
7 rooms 1,400
8 or more rooms 2,460
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 11,435
1960 or before 930
1961 to 1980 3,440
1981 to 1990 1,225
1991 to 2000 1,760
2001 to 2005 665
2006 to 2010 985
2011 to 2015 1,130
2016 to 2021 1,295
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 11,435
15 to 24 years 295
25 to 34 years 2,015
35 to 44 years 2,375
45 to 54 years 2,125
55 to 64 years 2,215
65 to 74 years 1,620
75 to 84 years 590
85 years and over 200
Total - Owner and tenant households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratio - 25% sample data 11,420
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 9,465
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 1,955
30% to less than 100% 1,835
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 7,735
% of owner households with a mortgage 67.00%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 11.70%
% in core housing need 4.90%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,800
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,754
Median value of dwellings ($) $500,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $521,000
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,400
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,474
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 22,785
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 3,370
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 19,420
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 16,145
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,505
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 14,645
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 22,785
No certificate, diploma or degree 2,825
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 5,850
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 14,115
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 7,160
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,970
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 675
Apprenticeship certificate 1,290
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 4,295
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 890
Bachelor’s degree or higher 6,955
Bachelor's degree 4,315
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 425
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 125
Master's degree 1,905
Earned doctorate 180
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 16,150
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,175
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 3,585
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 11,385
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 5,405
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,410
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 460
Apprenticeship certificate 945
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 3,315
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 680
Bachelor’s degree or higher 5,980
Bachelor's degree 3,700
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 370
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 100
Master's degree 1,660
Earned doctorate 150
Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2021 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 22,785
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 8,670
Education 1,165
13. Education 1,165
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 300
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 25
50. Visual and performing arts 275
Humanities 760
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 55
23. English language and literature/letters 155
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 280
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 15
38. Philosophy and religious studies 35
39. Theology and religious vocations 70
54. History 120
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 35
Social and behavioural sciences and law 2,025
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 30
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 225
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 335
22. Legal professions and studies 255
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 70
42. Psychology 290
45. Social sciences 815
Business, management and public administration 2,635
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 450
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 2,180
Physical and life sciences and technologies 725
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 340
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 150
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 30
40. Physical sciences 170
41. Science technologies/technicians 30
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 430
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 310
25. Library science 50
27. Mathematics and statistics 50
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 10
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 2,610
04. Architecture and related services 125
14. Engineering 490
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 390
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 775
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 665
48. Precision production 170
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 680
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 145
03. Natural resources and conservation 535
Health and related fields 1,925
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 200
51. Health professions and related programs 1,690
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 30
Personal, protective and transportation services 855
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 465
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 205
49. Transportation and materials moving 180
Other 0
Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2021 for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 16,145
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 4,765
Education 925
13. Education 925
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 230
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 20
50. Visual and performing arts 210
Humanities 540
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 30
23. English language and literature/letters 115
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 175
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 10
38. Philosophy and religious studies 30
39. Theology and religious vocations 50
54. History 95
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 30
Social and behavioural sciences and law 1,680
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 20
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 205
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 235
22. Legal professions and studies 220
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 65
42. Psychology 255
45. Social sciences 685
Business, management and public administration 2,140
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 375
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 1,770
Physical and life sciences and technologies 625
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 300
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 135
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 25
40. Physical sciences 150
41. Science technologies/technicians 20
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 385
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 285
25. Library science 45
27. Mathematics and statistics 40
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 10
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 1,965
04. Architecture and related services 115
14. Engineering 415
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 285
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 580
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 480
48. Precision production 85
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 610
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 130
03. Natural resources and conservation 485
Health and related fields 1,615
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 175
51. Health professions and related programs 1,420
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 15
Personal, protective and transportation services 670
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 365
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 165
49. Transportation and materials moving 135
Other 0
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 22,785
In the labour force 16,900
Employed 15,960
Unemployed 940
Not in the labour force 5,885
Participation rate 74.20%
Employment rate 70.00%
Unemployment rate 5.60%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 22,785
Did not work 5,530
Worked 17,250
Worked full year full time 10,120
Worked part year and/or part time 7,130
Average weeks worked in reference year 43
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by class of worker including job permanency - 25% sample data 16,900
Class of worker - not applicable 230
All classes of workers 16,675
Employee 14,595
Permanent position 11,780
Temporary position 2,815
Fixed term (1 year or more) 1,010
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 1,805
Self-employed 2,075
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 16,900
Occupation - not applicable 230
All occupations 16,675
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 270
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 3,230
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 1,330
3 Health occupations 1,245
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 3,230
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 560
6 Sales and service occupations 3,460
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 2,835
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 290
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 220
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 16,900
Industry - not applicable 230
All industries 16,675
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 115
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 390
22 Utilities 130
23 Construction 1,425
31-33 Manufacturing 230
41 Wholesale trade 230
44-45 Retail trade 1,745
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 625
51 Information and cultural industries 430
52 Finance and insurance 275
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 190
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 980
55 Management of companies and enterprises 0
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 390
61 Educational services 1,215
62 Health care and social assistance 2,175
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 365
72 Accommodation and food services 895
81 Other services (except public administration) 770
91 Public administration 4,110
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 15,960
Worked at home 1,725
Worked outside Canada 15
No fixed workplace address 1,715
Usual place of work 12,510
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 12,510
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 11,885
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 150
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 0
Commute to a different province or territory 475
Total - Main mode of commuting for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address - 25% sample data 14,220
Car, truck or van 12,150
Car, truck or van - as a driver 11,130
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 1,020
Public transit 475
Walked 970
Bicycle 390
Other method 240
Total - Commuting duration for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address - 25% sample data 14,220
Less than 15 minutes 7,305
15 to 29 minutes 5,960
30 to 44 minutes 600
45 to 59 minutes 150
60 minutes and over 200
Language of Work
Total - All languages used at work for the population in private households aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2020 - 25% sample data 18,200
English 17,240
French 195
Non-official language 15
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 15
English and French 530
English and non-official language(s) 210
French and non-official language(s) 0
English, French and non-official language(s) 10
Multiple non-official languages 0
Total - Language used most often at work for the population aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2020, in private households, 2021 Census - 25% sample data 18,200
Official languages 18,080
English 17,810
French 265
Non-official languages 30
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 26,180
Non-movers 13,595
Movers 12,585
Non-migrants 6,675
Migrants 5,905
Internal migrants 4,665
Intraprovincial migrants 890
Interprovincial migrants 3,775
External migrants 1,240
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