Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Saint John, (CMA) - New Brunswick

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
2 of 6
National population rank
31 of 152
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Saint John census metropolitan area (CMA) was 126,202, which represents a change of -2.2% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of -0.5% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Saint John is 3,509.62 square kilometres and the population density was 36.0 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 52,872 private dwellings occupied in Saint John, which represent a change of 0.2% from 2011.

Figure 1.2 Population in the last 20 years, Saint John

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population in the last 20 years, Saint John

Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 20 years, Saint John

Figure 1.3 description Long description for Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 20 years, Saint John

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 Saint John CMA

Table 1 Saint John CMA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2016 2011 % change
Saint John Census subdivision - Saint John, City C 67,575 70,063 -3.6
Quispamsis Census subdivision - Quispamsis, Town TV 18,245 17,941 revised r 1.7
Rothesay Census subdivision - Rothesay, Town TV 11,659 11,892 revised r -2.0
Grand Bay-Westfield Census subdivision - Grand Bay-Westfield, Town TV 4,964 5,117 -3.0
Hampton Census subdivision - Hampton, Town TV 4,289 4,292 -0.1
Simonds Census subdivision - Simonds, Parish P 3,843 3,828 0.4
Kingston Census subdivision - Kingston, Parish P 2,913 2,952 -1.3
Hampton Census subdivision - Hampton, Parish P 2,809 2,734 2.7
Westfield Census subdivision - Westfield, Parish P 1,962 2,108 -6.9
Norton Census subdivision - Norton, Parish P 1,301 1,296 0.4
Upham Census subdivision - Upham, Parish P 1,269 1,306 -2.8
Musquash Census subdivision - Musquash, Parish P 1,194 1,200 -0.5
Saint Martins Census subdivision - Saint Martins, Parish P 1,132 1,145 -1.1
Greenwich Census subdivision - Greenwich, Parish P 1,058 1,047 1.1
Lepreau Census subdivision - Lepreau, Parish P 707 752 -6.0
Petersville Census subdivision - Petersville, Parish P 681 723 -5.8
Rothesay Census subdivision - Rothesay, Parish P 325 347 -6.3
St. Martins Census subdivision - St. Martins, Village VL 276 314 -12.1

Population change and rank, 2011 to 2016 for CMAs or CAs in New Brunswick

Table 2 New Brunswick – Metropolitan areas, population rank and population change, 2011 to 2016
CMA or CA name Type Population Rank
2016 2011 % change Nat. Prov.
Moncton Moncton - Census metropolitan area CMA 144,810 139,287revised r 4.0 29 1
Saint John Saint John - Census metropolitan area CMA 126,202 129,057revised r -2.2 31 2
Fredericton Fredericton - Census agglomeration CA 101,760 98,320revised r 3.5 39 3
Bathurst Bathurst - Census agglomeration CA 31,110 31,936revised r -2.6 88 4
Miramichi Miramichi - Census agglomeration CA 27,523 28,115 -2.1 99 5
Edmundston Edmundston - Census agglomeration CA 23,524 23,819revised r -1.2 104 6
Campbellton Campbellton - Census agglomeration CA 15,746 17,361revised r -9.3 127  not applicable ···
Campbellton (New Brunswick part)   13,114 14,039revised r -6.6  not applicable ··· 7
Campbellton (Quebec part)   2,632 3,322 -20.8  not applicable ··· 29

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
r
revised
E
use with caution

Source:

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

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