The Population Projections for Newfoundland and Labrador are produced by the Economic Research and Analysis Division of the Department of Finance. The projections are generally released in April of each year. The current projections were produced in July 2016.
The projections provide population by age (five-year age cohorts) and gender for various geographies in Newfoundland and Labrador until the year 2036.
Three different projection scenarios are available. The medium scenario is considered to be the “most likely” scenario and is integrated with government’s economic forecast. This scenario is the one used by government for planning purposes.
A Population Projection Simulator is also provided which allows users to observe the sensitivity of population projections to changes in key assumptions.
Questions and requests related to the projections should be addressed to the Manager of Modelling and Technical Analysis.