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||
|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.
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