Economic and Project Analysis

Posted: November 2017
Population Commentary, 2017 Q2
Next due: January 2018

Population stood at 528,817 as of July 1, 2017

The population of the province was 528,817 as of July 1, 2017, according to the information released by Statistics Canada, a decrease of 387 persons from April 1, 2017.

The population change was the result of losses from net interprovincial migration and natural decline (lower births than deaths), partly offset by gains from net international migration (see table).

Population, April 1, 2017
Total Net Migration
Inter-provincial net-migration
Inter-provincial in-migration
Inter-provincial out-migration
Net International Migration
Natural Population Change
Population, July 1, 2017

Natural population change was -176 persons in the April to July 2017 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, Quarterly

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

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