St. John's metropolitan area

The St. John's metropolitan area is the most populous census metropolitan area (CMA) in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. With a population of 212,579 in the 2021 Canadian Census,[1] the CMA is the second largest in Atlantic Canada and the 20th largest CMA in Canada.[2]

St. John's metropolitan area
Downtown St. John's from Signal Hill
St. John's metropolitan area is located in Newfoundland
St. John's metropolitan area
Location of St John's in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 47°34′3″N 52°42′26″W / 47.56750°N 52.70722°W / 47.56750; -52.70722Coordinates: 47°34′3″N 52°42′26″W / 47.56750°N 52.70722°W / 47.56750; -52.70722
Country Canada
Province Newfoundland and Labrador
Census division1
Government
 • MPs
 • MHAs
Area
 • Metro
931.56 km2 (359.68 sq mi)
Population
 • Metro
212,579
 • Metro density228.2/km2 (591/sq mi)
 20th Largest metropolitan area in Canada
Time zoneUTC-3:30 (NST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2:30 (NDT)
Area code709

The St. John’s CMA has an estimated population of 212,579 as of 2021.[3] The CMA comprises the City of St. John's and twelve other communities, the largest of which are the town of Conception Bay South and the city of Mount Pearl.[4]

DemographicsEdit

The following information is from: Statistics Canada[4][5][6]

Population changeEdit

St. John's metropolitan area

Year Population
 % change
1986 164,593 N/A
1991 175,391 6.6
1996 174,051 -0.1
2001 172,918 -0.7
2006 181,113 4.7
2011 196,966 8.8
2016 208,418 4.6
2021 212,579 2.0

MunicipalitiesEdit

Municipality Type 2001 2006 2011 2016 2021[7]
St. John's City 99,182 100,646 106,172 108,860 110,525
Conception Bay South Town 19,772 21,966 24,848 26,199 27,168
Paradise Town 9,598 12,584 17,695 21,389 22,975
Mount Pearl City 24,964 24,671 24,284 22,957 22,447
Portugal Cove – St. Philip's Town 5,866 6,575 7,366 8,147 8,415
Torbay Town 5,474 6,281 7,397 7,899 7,852
Holyrood[8] Town 1,906 2,005 1,995 2,463 2,471
Logy Bay – Middle Cove – Outer Cove Town 1,872 1,978 2,098 2,221 2,364
Pouch Cove Town 1,669 1,756 1,866 2,069 2,063
Flatrock Town 1,138 1,214 1,457 1,683 1,722
Witless Bay Town 1,056 1,070 1,179 1,619 1,640
Bay Bulls Town 1,014 1,078 1,283 1,500 1,566
Petty Harbour – Maddox Cove Town 949 915 924 960 947
Bauline Town 364 379 397 452 412

Population densityEdit

Rank Municipality Population Land Area Population Density
km2 mi2 /km2 /mi2
- St. John's metropolitan area 205,955 804.65 310.68 244.8 634
1 St. John's 108,860 446.04 172.22 238.0 616
2 Conception Bay South 26,199 59.27 22.88 419.2 1,086
3 Mount Pearl 22,957 15.75 6.08 1,542.1 3,994
4 Paradise 21,389 29.24 11.29 605.2 1,567
5 Portugal Cove – St. Philip's 8,147 57.35 22.14 128.4 333
6 Torbay 7,899 34.88 13.47 212.1 549
7 Logy Bay – Middle Cove – Outer Cove 2,221 16.98 6.56 123.6 320
8 Pouch Cove 2,069 58.34 22.53 32.0 83
9 Flatrock 1,683 18.12 7.00 80.4 208
10 Witless Bay 1,619 18.49 7.14 67.4 175
11 Bay Bulls 1,500 30.74 11.87 41.7 108
12 Petty Harbour – Maddox Cove 960 4.51 1.74 205.1 531
13 Bauline 452 15.95 6.16 24.9 64

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2021 Census: St. John's [Census metropolitan area], Newfoundland and Labrador".
  2. ^ The City of St. John's — City Information Archived 2009-02-22 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Table 4 Population estimates by census metropolitan area". Statistics Canada. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  4. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census: St. John's [Census metropolitan area], Newfoundland and Labrador". Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  6. ^ Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (2022-02-09). "Data table, Census Profile, 2021 Census of Population - St. John's [Census metropolitan area], Newfoundland and Labrador". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  7. ^ "Census Profile, 2021 Census of Population". 9 February 2022.
  8. ^ "Census geography: Maps". 17 November 2021.