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Posted: April 2016
Population Commentary, 2016
Next due: June 2016

Population stood at 528,336 as of January 1, 2016

The population of the province was 528,336 as of January 1, 2016, according to the information released by Statistics Canada, an increase of 146 from October 1, 2015.

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

Population, Oct 1, 2015
Total Net Migration
Inter-provincial net-migration
Inter-provincial in-migration
Inter-provincial out-migration
Net International Migration
Natural Population Change
Population, Jan 1, 2016

Change in natural population decreased by 106 persons in the October 2015 to January 2016 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, Annually, July 1st

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

Economic Research & Analysis Division, Department of Finance - (709) 729-3255 - infoera@gov.nl.ca

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