Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Province of New Brunswick

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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 New Brunswick was 747,101 which represents a change of -0.5% from 2011. This growth was lower than the national rate of 5.0%.
  • In 2016, there were 319,773 private dwellings occupied in New Brunswick in 2016 which represent a change of 1.8% from 2011. This growth was lower than the national rate of 5.6%.
  • The land area of New Brunswick is 71,388.81 square kilometres and the population density was 10.5 people per square kilometre.

Figure 1.2 Population in the last 165 years, New Brunswick

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population in the last 165 years, New Brunswick

Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 165 years, New Brunswick

Figure 1.3 Description Long description for Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 165 years, New Brunswick

New Brunswick – Census metropolitan areas (CMAs), census agglomerations (CAs) and regions outside CMAs and CAs

In 2016, 62.6% of the population of New Brunswick lived inside a census metropolitan area (CMA) or census agglomeration (CA). That represents 468,043 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 279,058, which accounts for 37.4% of the population. This was higher than the national rate of 16.8%.

Figure 1.4 description Long description for Figure 1.4 New Brunswick – 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 New Brunswick

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

New Brunswick – Census subdivisions with the highest population growth among those with 5,000-plus population

Table 2 New Brunswick – 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
Lincoln Census subdivision - Lincoln, Parish P 7,177 6,458 11.1
Shediac Census subdivision - Shediac, Town TV 6,664 6,053 10.1
Dieppe Census subdivision - Dieppe, City C 25,384 23,310 8.9
Moncton Census subdivision - Moncton, City C 71,889 69,074 4.1
Moncton Census subdivision - Moncton, Parish P 9,811 9,421 4.1

New Brunswick – Census subdivisions with the lowest population growth among those with 5,000-plus population

Table 3 New Brunswick – 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
Campbellton Census subdivision - Campbellton, City C 6,883 7,385 -6.8
Grand Falls / Grand-Sault Census subdivision - Grand Falls / Grand-Sault, Town TV 5,326 5,706 -6.7
Burton Census subdivision - Burton, Parish P 5,119 5,421 -5.6
Sackville Census subdivision - Sackville, Town TV 5,331 5,558 -4.1
Saint John Census subdivision - Saint John, City C 67,575 70,063 -3.6

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. Data products, 2016 Census.

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