Economic and Project Analysis

Posted: March 2018
Population Commentary, 2017 Q4
Next due: late June 2018

Population stood at 527,613 as of January 1, 2018

The population of the province was 527,613 as of January 1, 2018, according to the information released by Statistics Canada, a decrease of 817 persons from October 1, 2017.

The population change was the result of losses from net interprovincial migration, net international migration and natural decline (fewer births than deaths; see table).

Population, October 1, 2017
Total Net Migration
Inter-provincial net-migration
Inter-provincial in-migration
Inter-provincial out-migration
Net International Migration
Natural Population Change
Population, January 1, 2018

Natural population change was -240 persons in the October 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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