The population of the province was 523,790 as of January 1, 2019, according to the information released by Statistics Canada, a decrease of 1,283 persons from October 1, 2018.
The population change was the result of losses from net interprovincial migration and natural decline (lower births than deaths), partly offset by gains from net international migration (see table).
|Population, October 1, 2018||
|Total Net Migration||
|Net International Migration||
|Natural Population Change||
|Population, January 1, 2019||
Natural population change was -380 persons in the October 2018 to January 2019 period. The number of births has been trending downward for four decades because of lower fertility rates and, more recently, a decline in the number of women of child-bearing age.
Statistical Reference:Statistics used in this analysis were the latest available at the time of writing. For the latest in population statistics visit the Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency site.
Provincial population projections are also available by age, gender and various levels of geography.