Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Province of Saskatchewan

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Immigrant population

Figure 1.1 Number and percentage of the immigrant population, Saskatchewan, 2001 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Number and percentage of the immigrant population, Saskatchewan, 2001 to 2016

Population by immigrant status and period of immigration, Saskatchewan and Canada, 2016

Immigrant status and period of immigration Saskatchewan Canada
number % of the total population % of the immigrant population number % of the total population % of the immigrant population
Total population in private households 1,070,560 100.0 ... 34,460,060 100.0 ...
Non-immigrants 945,810 88.3 ... 26,412,615 76.6 ...
Immigrants 112,495 10.5 100.0 7,540,830 21.9 100.0
Period of immigration: Before 2001 31,515 2.9 28.0 4,343,720 12.6 57.6
Period of immigration: 2001 to 2005 8,670 0.8 7.7 928,940 2.7 12.3
Period of immigration: 2006 to 2010 24,370 2.3 21.7 1,056,090 3.1 14.0
Period of immigration: 2011 to 2016 47,935 4.5 42.6 1,212,075 3.5 16.1
Non-permanent residents 12,260 1.1 ... 506,625 1.5 ...

Number and distribution (in percentage) of the immigrant population and recent immigrants in census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, Saskatchewan, 2016

Geography Total population Immigrant population Recent immigrants
(2011 to 2016)
Number Number % Number %
Saskatchewan 1,070,560 112,490 10.5 47,935 4.5
Saskatoon 288,900 45,160 15.6 18,585 6.4
Regina 232,615 36,910 15.9 16,195 7.0
Prince Albert 42,380 3,060 7.2 1,475 3.5
Moose Jaw 34,015 2,655 7.8 990 2.9
North Battleford 18,945 1,895 10.0 885 4.7
Estevan 13,395 1,495 11.2 875 6.5
Yorkton 18,475 1,430 7.7 705 3.8
Swift Current 17,895 1,460 8.2 625 3.5
Weyburn 10,560 990 9.4 620 5.9

Immigrant population by selected demographic, migration and ethnocultural characteristics, Saskatchewan, 2011 and 2016

  2011 2016
All immigrants Recent immigrants
(2006 to 2011)
All immigrants Recent immigrants
(2011 to 2016)
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Population in private households 68,775 .. 26,920 .. 112,490 .. 47,935 ..
Age groups 68,780 100.0 26,920 100.0 112,495 100.0 47,935 100.0
Less than 15 years 8,275 12.0 6,705 24.9 14,915 13.3 10,615 22.1
15 to 24 years 6,550 9.5 3,825 14.2 12,980 11.5 6,260 13.1
25 to 64 years 42,340 61.6 16,085 59.8 71,340 63.4 30,415 63.5
65 years and older 11,605 16.9 310 1.2 13,260 11.8 645 1.3
Median age 41.6 .. 29.9 .. 37.9 .. 30.7 ..
Admission categories for immigrants admitted since 1980 ... ... ... ... 96,750 100.0 47,935 100.0
Economic immigrants ... ... ... ... 66,935 69.2 38,485 80.3
Principal applicants ... ... ... ... 26,480 27.4 15,400 32.1
Secondary applicants ... ... ... ... 40,460 41.8 23,085 48.2
Immigrants sponsored by family ... ... ... ... 16,835 17.4 5,530 11.5
Refugees ... ... ... ... 12,625 13.0 3,810 7.9
Region of birth1 68,775 100.0 26,925 100.0 112,490 100.0 47,940 100.0
Americas 9,305 13.5 1,775 6.6 10,750 9.6 2,320 4.8
Europe 20,630 30.0 3,815 14.2 23,635 21.0 4,860 10.1
Africa 4,790 7.0 2,400 8.9 10,290 9.1 4,400 9.2
Asia 33,370 48.5 18,805 69.8 67,125 59.7 36,200 75.5
Oceania 665 1.0 130 0.5 680 0.6 150 0.3

Top places of birth of immigrants and recent immigrants,2 Saskatchewan, 2016

Place of birth 2016
Number Percent Rank
Immigrant population 112,490 100.0 ...
Philippines 26,860 23.9 1
India 9,630 8.6 2
China 7,485 6.7 3
United Kingdom 7,020 6.2 4
Pakistan 6,860 6.1 5
United States 4,845 4.3 6
Ukraine 3,280 2.9 7
Viet Nam 2,620 2.3 8
Bangladesh 2,575 2.3 9
Germany 2,570 2.3 10
Recent immigrants (2011 to 2016) 47,935 100.0 ...
Philippines 16,615 34.7 1
India 6,155 12.8 2
Pakistan 3,465 7.2 3
China 3,345 7.0 4
Bangladesh 1,495 3.1 5
Ukraine 1,320 2.8 6
Syria 1,105 2.3 7
Nigeria 1,035 2.2 8
United Kingdom 855 1.8 9
Viet Nam 855 1.8 9

Immigrant population and recent immigrants by non-official language spoken most often at home,3 Saskatchewan, 2016

Languages 2016
Number Percent Rank
Immigrant population 112,490 100.0 ...
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 18,840 16.7 1
Urdu 5,330 4.7 2
Mandarin 4,295 3.8 3
Punjabi (Panjabi) 3,495 3.1 4
Arabic 2,875 2.6 5
Cantonese 2,320 2.1 6
Bengali 2,160 1.9 7
Spanish 2,120 1.9 8
Gujarati 1,980 1.8 9
Vietnamese 1,835 1.6 10
Recent immigrants (2011 to 2016) 47,935 100.0 ...
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 12,065 25.2 1
Urdu 2,795 5.8 2
Mandarin 2,475 5.2 3
Punjabi (Panjabi) 2,040 4.3 4
Arabic 1,960 4.1 5
Gujarati 1,490 3.1 6
Bengali 1,285 2.7 7
Hindi 840 1.8 8
Ukrainian 785 1.6 9
Vietnamese 780 1.6 10

Generation status

Population by generation status and median age, Saskatchewan, 2011 and 2016

Generation status 2011 2016
Number Percent Median age Number Percent Median age
Total population in private households 1,008,760 100.0 37.8 1,070,555 100.0 37.4
First generation (born abroad) 78,615 7.8 39.4 127,725 11.9 36.3
Second generation (born in Canada with at least one parent born abroad) 136,910 13.6 63.0 129,255 12.1 58.7
Born in Canada with both parents born abroad 53,545 5.3 71.1 51,540 4.8 56.6
Born in Canada with one parent born in Canada and the other born abroad 83,365 8.3 59.5 77,720 7.3 59.5
Third generation or more (born in Canada with both parents born in Canada) 793,235 78.6 33.9 813,585 76.0 35.6

Visible minority population

Figure 1.2 Population (in percentage) belonging to a visible minority group, Saskatchewan, 2001 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Figure 1.2 Population (in percentage) belonging to a visible minority group, Saskatchewan, 2001 to 2016

Population by visible minority group and median age, Saskatchewan, 2011 and 2016

  2011 2016
Number % of the total population % of the visible minority population Median age Number % of the total population % of the visible minority population Median age
Total population in private households 1,008,760 100.0 .. 37.8 1,070,555 100.0 .. 37.4
Visible minority population 63,275 6.3 100.0 29.6 115,870 10.8 100.0 29.8
South Asian 12,325 1.2 19.5 28.0 29,965 2.8 25.9 28.7
Chinese 11,300 1.1 17.9 31.9 15,545 1.5 13.4 32.3
Black 7,260 0.7 11.5 25.9 14,925 1.4 12.9 25.6
Filipino 16,025 1.6 25.3 30.7 32,340 3.0 27.9 32.1
Latin American 3,250 0.3 5.1 33.9 4,195 0.4 3.6 35.2
Arab 2,100 0.2 3.3 26.5 4,305 0.4 3.7 25.3
Southeast Asian 4,915 0.5 7.8 29.3 5,745 0.5 5.0 31.3
West Asian 1,595 0.2 2.5 28.2 2,065 0.2 1.8 31.7
Korean 1,265 0.1 2.0 31.0 1,880 0.2 1.6 30.7
Japanese 720 0.1 1.1 28.2 955 0.1 0.8 28.9
Visible minority, n.i.e. 745 0.1 1.2 23.2 1,150 0.1 1.0 31.7
Multiple visible minorities 1,775 0.2 2.8 23.9 2,820 0.3 2.4 25.6
Not a visible minority 945,485 93.7 .. 38.7 954,685 89.2 .. 39.0

Visible minority population in census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, Saskatchewan, ranked by visible minority population, 2016

Geography Visible minority population
Name of the CMA or CA Type Number % of the total population of the CMA/CA
Saskatoon CMA 49,295 17.1
Regina CMA 41,230 17.7
Prince Albert CA 2,960 7.0
Moose Jaw CA 2,375 7.0
North Battleford CA 1,710 9.0
Swift Current CA 1,580 8.8
Estevan CA 1,555 11.6
Yorkton CA 1,310 7.1
Weyburn CA 1,000 9.5

Census subdivisions with a population of 5,000 or more with the highest proportion of visible minorities, Saskatchewan, 2016

Geography Visible minority population
Name of the census subdivision Number % of the total population of the CSD
Saskatoon 47,780 19.8
Regina 40,745 19.2
Prince Albert 2,835 8.1
Lloydminster (Part) 2,615 22.4
Moose Jaw 2,355 7.2

Ethnic and cultural origins of the population

The three most commonly reported ethnic origins,4 Saskatchewan and Canada, 2016

Ethnic origin Saskatchewan Canada
Number of responses % Rank Number of responses % Rank
German 296,385 27.7 1 3,322,400 9.6 6
English 253,205 23.7 2 6,320,085 18.3 2
Canadian 220,960 20.6 3 11,135,970 32.3 1

Figure 1.3 Percentage of the population by region of ethnic origin,5 Saskatchewan and Canada, 2016

Figure 1.3 description Figure 1.3 Percentage of the population by region of ethnic origin,5 Saskatchewan and Canada, 2016

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Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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