New census data released shows that Saskatchewan is bucking the national trend and getting younger. As the Canadian population ages, Saskatchewan is the only province that saw its median age and percentage of seniors get lower between 2006 and 2011.
“We have been working hard at making Saskatchewan the best place to live, work, do business and raise a family,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said. “These results show that we are doing the right thing as more young people are choosing to stay in Saskatchewan and moving to Saskatchewan to find work.”
According to results released by Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan was the only province whose median age got younger between 2006 and 2011, dropping from 38.7 to 38.2. Saskatchewan now has the second lowest median age in Canada, behind only Alberta. The Canadian average median age increased from 39.5 to 40.6.
The percentage of seniors in the province, 65 and over, dropped from 15.4 per cent of the population in 2006, to 14.9 per cent in 2011.