Finance

Economic and Project Analysis

Posted: April 2017
Population Commentary, 2016 Q4
Next due: late June 2017

Population stood at 529,696 as of January 1, 2017

The population of the province was 529,696 as of January 1, 2017, according to the information released by Statistics Canada, a decrease of 680 persons from October 1, 2016.

The population change was the result of losses from both net international migration and net interprovincial out-migration, as well as natural population change (see table).

Population, October 1, 2016
530,376
Total Net Migration
-406
Inter-provincial net-migration
-232
Inter-provincial in-migration
877
Inter-provincial out-migration
1,109
Net International Migration
-174
Natural Population Change
-274
Births
1,027
Deaths
1,301
Population, January 1, 2017
529,696

Natural population change was -274 persons in the October 2016 to January 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.

Population
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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