A PROFILE OF SOUTHWEST SASKATCHEWAN
The Southwest Economic Region is home to about 100,000 Saskatchewan people with one-half
living in Swift Current or Moose Jaw, leaving the rest of the region rather sparsely populated. The
economy is heavily dependent on agriculture so it did well from 2009 to 2014 although not as well as
parts of the province with a more diversified economy.
The outlook for the northeast part of the region is positive over the next few years because of
developments in the Regina/Moose Jaw corridor including the K+S potash mine.
- From 2009 to 2014 population and employment have grown by an average of 0.2% and 0.1% per
- More than a third of residents are 55 years of age or older and relatively few are in the family
formation age group.
- Education levels are near the provincial average but post-secondary graduates tend to have
certificates/diplomas rather than university degrees.
- Incomes are growing more quickly than the rate of inflation but are still 8% below the provincial
- Residents are less likely than other Saskatchewanians to report that they are in good physical and
mental health but almost all are satisfied with “life in general”.
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