Saskatchewan Has the Highest Proportion of Young People Among Provinces

“Saskatchewan’s future has never been brighter as shown in today’s release of census data indicating that we have one of the youngest populations in Canada,” Economy Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  “Having one of the youngest populations in Canada shows that Saskatchewan continues to be a great place to live, work, do business and to raise a family, attracting tens of thousands of new residents from across Canada and around the world over the past decade.”

Saskatchewan has more children 14 years of age and younger than seniors 65 years of age and older, compared to Canada where the opposite is true – more seniors than young people.

Saskatchewan has the highest proportion of young people, aged 14 and below, among provinces and also had the highest growth in that age group between 2011 and 2016, growing from 19.1 per cent to 19.6 per cent.