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Census 2016: Conception Bay South’s Population Has Grown To 26,199

Media Release
February 9, 2017

Census 2016 data released this week by Statistics Canada shows the Town of Conception Bay South continues to experience consistent and steady population growth.

In 2016, Conception Bay South had a population of 26,199, representing a 5.4 per cent growth from 2011. This compares to the provincial average growth of 1.0 per cent.

 “As a result of the expansion within the housing sector, the Town of Conception Bay South remains the second largest municipality in Newfoundland and Labrador,” says Mayor Steve Tessier. “While Conception Bay South has experienced incredible growth since our incorporation in 1973, there is still a strong sense of community pride here. As a municipality, we will continue strive to make our community a great place to live, raise a family and to do business.”
Census 2016 Highlights:

  • In 2016, Conception Bay South had a population of 26,199, representing a percentage change of 5.4 per cent from 2011. This compares to the provincial average growth of 1.0 per cent.
  • In the last 15 years, Conception Bay South has had a total population growth of 6,427.
  • In the last 5 years, the average annual growth rate has been 1.1 per cent, or 270 residents per year. Comparatively, the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador has grown 0.2 per cent per year, while Canada has grown 1.0 per cent per year.
  • Conception Bay South is part of the census metropolitan area of St. John’s, which grew 4.6 per cent in the last 5 years.
  • In 2016, Conception Bay South had 10,553 private dwellings. The change in private dwellings from 2011 was 10.8 per cent. For the St. John’s CMA as a whole, the number of private dwellings increased 17.0 per cent.
  • Conception Bay South has a population density of 443.3 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial density of 1.4 persons per square kilometre.

Census Links:

Census Made Simple - Conception Bay South Population and Dwelling Counts

Population Size and Growth in Canada: Key Results From the 2016 Census 

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Media Contact:
Kristina George, Communications Coordinator
Town of Conception Bay South
T. 709-834-6500 Ext. 108 C. 709-770-2267
kristina.george@conceptionbaysouth.ca