Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

St. John's, (CMA) - Newfoundland and Labrador

Data quality

Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Figure 1.1 description Long description for Figure 1.1 Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Provincial population rank
1 of 5
National population rank
20 of 152
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of St. John's census metropolitan area (CMA) was 205,955, which represents a change of 4.6% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 1.0% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of St. John's is 804.79 square kilometres and the population density was 255.9 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 85,015 private dwellings occupied in St. John's, which represent a change of 7.7% from 2011.

Figure 1.2 Population in the last 20 years, St. John's

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population in the last 20 years, St. John's

Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 20 years, St. John's

Figure 1.3 description Long description for Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 20 years, St. John's

Population change (in percentage), census metropolitan areas, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016

Figure 1.4 description Long description for Figure 1.4 Population change (in percentage), census metropolitan areas, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016

Population and dwelling counts

Population change, 2011 to 2016 for census subdivisions in the St. John's CMA

Table 1 St. John's CMA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2016 2011 % change
St. John's Census subdivision - St. John's, City CY 108,860 106,172 2.5
Conception Bay South Census subdivision - Conception Bay South, Town T 26,199 24,848 5.4
Mount Pearl Census subdivision - Mount Pearl, City CY 22,957 24,284 -5.5
Paradise Census subdivision - Paradise, Town T 21,389 17,695 20.9
Portugal Cove-St. Philip's Census subdivision - Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Town T 8,147 7,366 10.6
Torbay Census subdivision - Torbay, Town T 7,899 7,397 6.8
Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove Census subdivision - Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove, Town T 2,221 2,098 5.9
Pouch Cove Census subdivision - Pouch Cove, Town T 2,069 1,866 10.9
Flatrock Census subdivision - Flatrock, Town T 1,683 1,457 15.5
Witless Bay Census subdivision - Witless Bay, Town T 1,619 1,167 revised r 38.7
Bay Bulls Census subdivision - Bay Bulls, Town T 1,500 1,283 16.9
Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove Census subdivision - Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove, Town T 960 924 3.9
Bauline Census subdivision - Bauline, Town T 452 397 13.9

Population change and rank, 2011 to 2016 for CMAs or CAs in Newfoundland and Labrador

Table 2 Newfoundland and Labrador – Metropolitan areas, population rank and population change, 2011 to 2016
CMA or CA name Type Population Rank
2016 2011 % change Nat. Prov.
St. John's St. John's - Census metropolitan area CMA 205,955 196,954revised r 4.6 20 1
Corner Brook Corner Brook - Census agglomeration CA 31,917 31,417revised r 1.6 83 2
Grand Falls-Windsor Grand Falls-Windsor - Census agglomeration CA 14,171 13,725 3.2 133 3
Gander Gander - Census agglomeration CA 13,234 12,683revised r 4.3 142 4
Bay Roberts Bay Roberts - Census agglomeration CA 11,083 10,871 2.0 150 5

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Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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