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||
|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.
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