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Posted: January 2017
Population Commentary, 2016 Q3
Next due: late March 2017

Population stood at 530,376 as of October 1, 2016

The population of the province was 530,376 as of October 1, 2016, according to the information released by Statistics Canada, an increase of 248 from July 1, 2016.

The population change was the result of gains from net international migration, large enough to offset the net interprovincial out-migration (see table).

Population, July 1, 2016
530,128
Total Net Migration
256
Inter-provincial net-migration
-794
Inter-provincial in-migration
1,481
Inter-provincial out-migration
2,275
Net International Migration
1,050
Natural Population Change
-8
Births
1,140
Deaths
1,148
Population, October 1, 2016
530,376

Natural population change was -8 persons in the July to October 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.

Population
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


 
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