Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
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 1.3 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
Population and dwelling counts
Population change, 2011 to 2016 for census subdivisions in the St. John's CMA
Population change and rank, 2011 to 2016 for CMAs or CAs in Newfoundland and Labrador
|CMA or CA name||Type||Population||Rank|
|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|
Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.