Saskatoon has lowest median age in Canada, StatsCan says
Regina, Saskatoon have relatively fewer seniors than most cities
There's some new data out suggesting Saskatoon is Canada's youngest city.
According to a report released today by Statistics Canada, the median age in Saskatoon is 34.5 years — the lowest for any major city in the country.
Trois-Rivières, Quebec, meanwhile, had the highest median age — 45.7 years.
There are other signs that Saskatchewan cities are relatively young, according to the federal statistics agency.
It turns out that Regina and Saskatoon are the only urban areas in the country where seniors as a percentage of the total population actually fell over the past 10 years.
In 33 other cities, the percentage of over-65ers grew over the past decade.
For a second consecutive year, the four fastest-growing census metropolitan areas in 2013 were in Alberta and Saskatchewan, with Calgary recording the strongest population growth rate at 4.3 per cent, StatsCan said.
The urban areas with the next highest population growth rates were Saskatoon (3.9 per cent), Edmonton (3.8 per cent) and Regina (3.1 per cent).