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

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.

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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