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Posted: March 27, 2014
Population Commentary, January 1, 2014
Next due: July 2014

Population stood at 526,896 as of January 1, 2014

The province’s population was 526,896 as of January 1, 2014, according to the latest information released by Statistics Canada. This represents a decrease of 568 persons from October 1, 2013 (the previous quarter) and a decrease of 858 persons from January 1, 2013 (the previous year).

The change in population from October 2013 to January 2014 was the result of negative net migration and natural population change. Net out-migration totaled 481 persons during the fourth quarter of 2013 as the province experienced net inter-provincial out-migration of 260 persons and net international out-migration of 221.

Population, October 1, 2013 527,464
Total Net Migration 
Inter-provincial net-migration
Inter-provincial in-migration
Inter-provincial out-migration
Net International Migration
Natural Population Change
Population, January 1, 2014 526,896

Natural population (deaths minus births) decreased by 87 persons in the October to December 2013 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.


Graph of Population

Source: Statistics Canada

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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