Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

Population change (in percentage), provinces and territories, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Long description for Figure 1.1 Population change (in percentage), provinces and territories, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016

  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Newfoundland and Labrador was 519,716 which represents a change of 1.0% from 2011. This growth was lower than the national rate of 5.0%.
  • In 2016, there were 218,673 private dwellings occupied in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2016 which represent a change of 4.7% from 2011. This growth was lower than the national rate of 5.6%.
  • The land area of Newfoundland and Labrador is 370,514.08 square kilometres and the population density was 1.4 people per square kilometre.

Figure 1.2 Population in the last 65 years, Newfoundland and Labrador

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population in the last 65 years, Newfoundland and Labrador

Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 65 years, Newfoundland and Labrador

Figure 1.3 Description Long description for Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 65 years, Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador – Census metropolitan areas (CMAs), census agglomerations (CAs) and regions outside CMAs and CAs

In 2016, 53.2% of the population of Newfoundland and Labrador lived inside a census metropolitan area (CMA) or census agglomeration (CA). That represents 276,360 persons. This was lower than the national rate of 83.2%.

The number of persons living outside a census metropolitan area (CMA) or a census agglomeration (CA) was 243,356, which accounts for 46.8% of the population. This was higher than the national rate of 16.8%.

Figure 1.4 description Long description for Figure 1.4 Newfoundland and Labrador – Census metropolitan areas (CMAs), census agglomerations (CAs) and regions outside CMAs and CAs

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

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

Newfoundland and Labrador – Census subdivisions with the highest population growth among those with 5,000-plus population

Table 2 Newfoundland and Labrador – Census subdivisions, with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
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
Happy Valley-Goose Bay Census subdivision - Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Town T 8,109 7,552 7.4
Torbay Census subdivision - Torbay, Town T 7,899 7,397 6.8
Gander Census subdivision - Gander, Town T 11,688 11,054 5.7

Newfoundland and Labrador – Census subdivisions with the lowest population growth among those with 5,000-plus population

Table 3 Newfoundland and Labrador – Census subdivisions, with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Mount Pearl Census subdivision - Mount Pearl, City CY 22,957 24,284 -5.5
Marystown Census subdivision - Marystown, Town T 5,316 5,506 -3.5
Labrador City Census subdivision - Labrador City, Town T 7,220 7,367 -2.0
Stephenville Census subdivision - Stephenville, Town T 6,623 6,719 -1.4
Corner Brook Census subdivision - Corner Brook, City CY 19,806 19,886 -0.4

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
r
revised
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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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