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Population of Newfoundland and Labrador 2022

Newfoundland and Labrador  is a Province of Canada &  composed of the island of Newfoundland and the continental region of Labrador. Its the most easterly province in Canada, and is at the north-eastern corner of North America.

Newfoundland and Labrador is the ninth most populous province of Canada & Its fourth-smallest province by area.  As per the Canada Census Bureau, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2021 is 510,550 (0.51 million) 

Source: Statistics Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador Population 2016-2021

Newfoundland and Labrador has a population growth rate of -1.8% during 2016-2021. It has population deacrease of 9166 since 2016. Its estimated population in 2022 is 0.52 million

Population of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2022 – 0.52 million 
Newfoundland and LabradorCensus 2021
Total Population510,550
Percentage Change since 2016-1.8%
Population Rank9th
Total Land Area358,170 sq. km (144,353 sq mi)
Area Rank10th
Population Density1.4/km2 (3.6/sq mi)
Capital CitySt. John’s
Largest CitySt. John’s

Source: Statistics Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador Historic Population

Newfoundland and Labrador has a population growth rate during 2016-2020 of 01.6%. Let’s look at population & percentage change from the Year 1825 to 2021.

Census Year Population Absolute Change Percentage Change
1825 55,719
1836 75,094 +19,375    +34.77         
1845 96,295 +21,201    +28.23         
1851 101,600 +5,305    +5.51         
1857 124,288 +22,688    +22.33         
1869 146,536 +22,248    +17.90         
1874 161,374 +14,838    +10.13         
1884 197,335 +35,961    +22.28         
1891 202,040 +4,705    +2.38         
1901 220,984 +18,944    +9.38         
1911 242,619 +21,635    +9.79         
1921 263,033 +20,414    +8.41         
1935 289,588 +26,555    +10.10         
1945 321,819 +32,231    +11.13         
1951 361,416 +39,597    +12.30         
1956 415,074 +53,658    +14.85         
1966 493,396 +78,322    +18.87         
1971 522,100 +28,704    +5.82         
1976 557,720 +35,620    +6.82         
1981 567,681 +9,961    +1.79         
1986 568,350 +669    +0.12         
1991 568,475 +125    +0.02         
1996 551,790 -16,685    -2.94         
2001 512,930 -38,860    -7.04         
2006 505,469 -7,461    -1.45         
2011  514,536 +9,067    +1.79         
2016 519,716 +5,180    +1.01         
2021 510,550 -9166 -1.8       
Source: Statistics Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador Ethnic composition

Ethnic origin refers to the ethnic or cultural origins of the respondent’s ancestors. 

The ethnic origin most often reported in Newfoundland and Labrador  was Canadian followed by English, Irish, Scottish, French & North American Indians. 88.8% population is European, 8.9% is aboriginal & 2.3% is visible minority

Let’s look at the top Ethnic Origins of Ontario Population

Ethnicity2001Percentage
Canadian271,34553.41%
English200,12039.39%
Irish100,26019.73%
Scottish30,2955.96%
French27,7855.47%
North American Indian16,0303.16%
Inuit7,4451.47%
German6,2751.24%
Métis6,1201.20%
Newfoundlander3,5850.71%
Welsh2,7900.55%
Dutch (Netherlands)1,3850.27%
Italian1,1800.23%
Norwegian1,1800.23%
Chinese1,1100.22%
American (USA)1,0650.21%
East Indian9400.19%
British9250.18%
Spanish7650.15%
Portuguese7350.14%
Polish6650.13%
Swedish6550.13%
Ukrainian5800.11%
Lebanese5150.10%
Danish4550.09%
Jewish3700.07%
Filipino3400.07%
Russian2850.06%
Greek2450.05%
Hungarian (Magyar)2450.05%
Austrian2250.04%
African (Black), n.i.e.1800.04%
Egyptian1650.03%
Finnish1450.03%
Black1200.02%
Jamaican1200.02%
Acadian1150.02%
Arab, n.i.e.1150.02%
Belgian1150.02%
Czech1150.02%
Romanian1150.02%
South African1050.02%

 

Source: Statistics Canada 2016

Top cities in Newfoundland and Labrador by population

Urban AreaPopulation 2016
St. John’s205,955
Corner Brook 31,917
Grand Falls-Windsor 14,171
Gander13,234
Bay Roberts11,083

Source: Statistics Canada 2016

Newfoundland and Labrador Population 2023