eHealth Saskatchewan Covered Population 2015

This report, published annually by eHealth Saskatchewan, is a count of all persons who held Saskatchewan health coverage on June 30th. The Covered Population is not a census since it only counts persons who are registered for provincial health coverage and not every person who may have been a resident in Saskatchewan on June 30th. All residents of Saskatchewan are included except: (a) members of the Canadian Forces and inmates of federal prisons, all of whom are covered by the federal government; and (b) people not yet meeting the residency requirement (coverage begins on the first day of the third calendar month following their move to Saskatchewan). Saskatchewan residents moving elsewhere remain eligible for coverage for the same period, and anyone whose coverage extends through June (i.e. who left the province April 1st or later) is included in the report. In the case of death, people who had coverage any time in June are included. Follow this link for a more detailed description of the methodology and content of the 2015 Covered Population.

An error in Covered Population Report 2010 led to the some residents being incorrectly allocated into some urban centres, which incorrectly increased their 2010. This error was most evident in the population of the city of Saskatoon where approximately 20,000 people were allocated in error. Other centres in the province were also allocated larger populations in 2010 to lesser degrees. The issue affected only the allocations within the province and not the 2010 provincial total. There was no double-counting. The issue was corrected for the Covered Population Report 2011, however it is not possible to retroactively change the 2010 numbers. Therefore, caution should be exercised when comparing numbers between 2010 and other years, as it could lead to incorrect conclusions about population changes (gains or losses) in Saskatchewan communities.

Maps: Regional Health Authorities Regional Health Authorities and Rural Municipalities

Questions: Answers to commonly asked questions may be found in the Notice to Readers and Methodology or the notes about the comma separated data tables.

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Available Formats
Adobe HTML MS Office
This format is suitable for viewing and printing the entire Covered Population book from your web browser if you have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. This format is useful for looking up the population of a particular residence code, regional health authority or health district in your web browser. If you have Microsoft Office (97 or higher) you can download and view or print these files. The pages are set up to print on legal sized paper.
Provincial Population
Cover Page and Maps

2015 Covered Population Book
Regional Health Authority List Notice to Readers and Methodology
Numerical List 2015 Covered Population Book
Alphabetical List Regional Health Authority Totals

Notice to Readers and Methodology

Plot of the Population of the Province of Saskatchewan 1984 to 2015

Historical Data and Comma Separated Data Files: This format is suitable for researchers who want to import the data into a database package. It is not a suitable format for viewing or printing. Follow this link for a list of the tables.