Census 2016 | The Ups and Downs For Green Bay Newfoundland

Census 2016 | The Ups and Downs For Green Bay Newfoundland

Initial data from Census 2016 was released on February 8, 2017. For Green Bay there are few surprises. That our towns are, generally, slowly downsizing has been widely known for some time.

But there is good news. Four communities grew in population between 2011 and 2016. Springdale came up 2.2% and Brighton gained 9.9%. Sheppardville grew 10.4%. Harry’s Harbour picked up an increase of 5.8%. Some communities, like Robert’s Arm and South Brook, are holding steady at nearly the same population as in 2011.

All other communities in Green Bay North and Green Bay South took hits, ranging from very slight to a significant -31.1% drop.

Here is the population data from the 2016 census. (Communities are listed in no particular order.) The numbers for 2006 and 2011 are also provided, for comparison.

[EDIT, Feb. 9 ~ Do you think a stat below is not actually an accurate reflection of the number of people in your community? Contact Green Bay Feed]

[EDIT, Feb. 9 ~The table below is not responsive and will not resize for smart phones, unfortunately. Sorry about that.)

COMMUNITY   2006 pop.   2011 pop.   2016 pop.   CHANGE 2011-16

 

Little Bay Islands  152  97  71  -26.8%
Lushes Bight-Beaumont  275  220  168  -23.6%
Triton  1029  998  983  -1.5%
Springdale  2764  2907  2971  +2.2%
King’s Point  670  675  659  -2.4%
Rattling Brook  99  101  90  -10.9%
Jackson’s Cove-Langdon’s Cove- Silverdale  147  150  129  -14%
Harry’s Harbour  82  69  73  +5.8%
South Brook  531  487  482  -1%
St. Patrick’s  37  45  31  -31.1%
Little Bay  116  108  105  -2.8%
Sheppardville  112  77  85  +10.4
Beachside  183  150  132  -12%
Robert’s Arm  841  807  805  -0.2%
Pilley’s Island  317  301  294  -2.3%
Port Anson  155  165  130  -21.2
Miles Cove  140  137  104  -24.1
Brighton  203  171  188  +9.9