BY THE NUMBERS

BY CONNOR JAY

New Brunswick population in 2011: 755,500.

New Brunswick population today: 753,914.

In 2014, New Brunswick had more deaths than births.

Number of births in New Brunswick from January to September, 2015: 5,040.

Number of deaths in New Brunswick from January to September, 2015: 5,381.

Population growth in New Brunswick from January to September, 2015: -840

Number of people who left New Brunswick between January and March, 2015: 3,497.

Number of new immigrants who arrived in New Brunswick from January to September, 2015: 1,955

Number of Syrian refugees who arrived in Fredericton, N.B., in January and February 2016: 330.

Number of people who will age out of the working population in New Brunswick during the next five years: 30,000.

Percentage of the Canadian population that lives in New Brunswick: 2.2.

Percentage of new Canadian immigrants that settle in New Brunswick each year: 0.8.

Percentage of the Canadian population that lives in Nova Scotia: 2.8.

Percentage of new Canadian immigrants that settle in Nova Scotia each year: 0.9.

Percentage of immigrants in New Brunswick: 3.9.

Percentage of immigrants in Nova Scotia: 5.3.

Percentage of immigrants in Canada: 20.6.

Percentage increase in the Canadian population between 2006 and 2011: 5.9

Percentage increase in the New Brunswick population between 2006 and 2011: 2.9.

Fertility’s contribution to Canada’s population growth in 2011: One-third.

Immigration’s contribution to Canada’s population growth in 2011: Two-thirds.

Estimated percentage contribution of immigration to Canada’s population growth during the next 15 years: 80.

Estimated population growth in Canada in 20 years without immigration: 0.

Percentage of New Brunswickers whose native language is other than English or French: 2.5.

Percentage of Canadians whose native language is other than English or French: 20.6

Estimated number of refugees loyal to the British who came to New Brunswick during the American Revolution between 1785 and 1790: 14,000

Estimated number of Irish refugees fleeing the potato famine who arrived in Saint John, N.B., in 1847: 15,000.

Percentage of the Saint John population that was of Irish origin in 1871: 54.

With files from Alex Corbett.