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Sask Trends Monitor tracks social, economic, and demographic trends in Saskatchewan.

The newsletter is published monthly by QED Information Systems, a Regina based consulting firm specializing in surveys and statistical analysis. Sask Trends Monitor is in its 35th year of publication.

Doug Elliott is the owner of QED Information Systems and publisher of Sask Trends Monitor. Mr. Elliott was born and raised in Saskatchewan, educated in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Regina, and is a well-respected commentator on provincial issues. A Consultant since 1984, his client group includes First Nations; local, provincial, and federal governments; private sector organizations; and the non-profit sector.

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Saskatchewan Declining Productivity
The picture painted by the census income statistics is consistent and positive. Measured at the
individual, family, or household levels, incomes in Saskatchewan are growing more quickly than
inflation and are the second or third highest among the provinces.
  • In the ten years from 2005 to 2015, and after adjusting for inflation, average individual, family, and household incomes before taxes have increased by an average of 2.5% per year.
  • The proportion of high-income households, taken to be those with gross income of $100,000 or more, is increasing and now represents more than a third of households.
  • The incidence of low incomes has fallen from 10% to 6% between 2005 and 2015 with a particularly dramatic decline among children.

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