Economic and Project Analysis

Posted: April 2019
Population Commentary, 2018 Q4
Next due: June 2019

Population stood at 523,790 as of January 1, 2019

The population of the province was 523,790 as of January 1, 2019, according to the information released by Statistics Canada, a decrease of 1,283 persons from October 1, 2018.

The population change was the result of losses from net interprovincial migration and natural decline (lower births than deaths), partly offset by gains from net international migration (see table).

Population, October 1, 2018
Total Net Migration
Inter-provincial net-migration
Inter-provincial in-migration
Inter-provincial out-migration
Net International Migration
Natural Population Change
Population, January 1, 2019

Natural population change was -380 persons in the October 2018 to January 2019 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.

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