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Posted: April 2015
Population Commentary January 1, 2015
Next due: September 2015

Population stood at 526,329 as of January 1, 2015

The population of the province was 526,329 as of January 1, 2015, according to the information released by Statistics Canada.

The change in population from October 2014 to January 2015 was the result of negative net migration and natural population change. Net out-migration totaled 386 persons during the fourth quarter of 2014, largely attributable to interprovincial migration.

Population, October 1, 2014
Total Net Migration 
Inter-provincial net-migration
Inter-provincial in-migration
Inter-provincial out-migration
Net International Migration
Natural Population Change
Population, January 1, 2015

Natural population (deaths minus births) decreased by 122 persons in the October to December 2014 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

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

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