Municipality Profiles

City of Saskatoon

Full Name: City of Saskatoon
Website: www.saskatoon.ca
Census Division: 11

Demographics

In 2011, Saskatoon had a population of 222,189, representing a percentage change of 9.8% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Saskatoon was 12.8%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working-age population (15 to 64) was 70.21% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 17%. In comparison, the national percentages were 68.5% for the population aged 15 to 64 and 16.7% for the population aged 0 to 14.

Saskatoon occupies a land area of 209.56 square kilometers with a population density of 1060.3 persons per square kilometer. This compares to the provincial land area of 588,239.21 square kilometres with a population density of 1.8 persons per square kilometre.

83.0% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.5% reported French only, and 15.5% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, Saskatchewan`s  provincial percentages were 85.6% for English only, 1.6% for French only and 12.8% for only non-official languages.

Elections Notes

  • Method of Voting: Paper Ballot

  • Voter Turnout (2012): 36.86%

  • Offices to be Elected: 

    • Mayor (elected at-large)
    • 10 Councillors (elected by ward)

Financial Info

  • Total Annual Expenditures: $735,262,000 (2015 unaudited)
  • Total Annual Revenues: $945,825,000 (2015 unaudited)
  • Property Tax Rate: Residential 
    • Mill Rate: 7.257
    • Mill Rate Factor: 0.9448
  • Mayor’s Salary: $121,436.10 per annum (1/3 tax exempt) (2014)
  • Councillor’s Salary: $54,646.25 per annum (1/3 tax exempt) (2014)

School Divisions

  • Saskatoon Public School Board Division No. 13 (Wards 1-10)
  • St. Paul’s Roman Catholic School Board Division No. 20
  • Conseil scolaire fransaskois

Responsibilities

  • Culture & Arts
  • Fire Services
  • Grants & Social Programs
  • Heritage & History
  • Police Services
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Transit Services
  • Waste & Recycling
  • Water & Sewer

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