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Posted: January 2017
Population Commentary, 2016 Q3
Next due: late March 2017

Population stood at 530,376 as of October 1, 2016

The population of the province was 530,376 as of October 1, 2016, according to the information released by Statistics Canada, an increase of 248 from July 1, 2016.

The population change was the result of gains from net international migration, large enough to offset the net interprovincial out-migration (see table).

Population, July 1, 2016
Total Net Migration
Inter-provincial net-migration
Inter-provincial in-migration
Inter-provincial out-migration
Net International Migration
Natural Population Change
Population, October 1, 2016

Natural population change was -8 persons in the July to October 2016 period. The number of births has been trending downward for four decades because of lower fertility rates and, more recently, a decline in the number of women of child-bearing age.

Newfoundland and Labrador, Annually, July 1st

Graph of Population

Statistical Reference:Statistics used in this analysis were the latest available at the time of writing. For the latest in population statistics visit the Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency site.

Provincial population projections are also available by age, gender and various levels of geography. For analysis of regional demographic trends, see Regional Demographic Profiles, Newfoundland and Labrador, November 2007

Economic Research & Analysis Division, Department of Finance - (709) 729-3255 - infoera@gov.nl.ca

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