PEI Population Report Quarterly
Population Report, Second Quarter 2021
DIAGRAM 1: PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND POPULATION, QUARTERLY, 2016 - 2021
TABLE 1: NATIONAL AND PROVINCIAL POPULATION & GROWTH RATES, QUARTERLY
|Canada||Prince Edward Island|
|Quarter||Population||Growth rate (%)||Population||Growth rate (%)|
|Apr. 1, 2019||37,422,946||0.3||155,916||0.4|
|Jul. 1, 2019||37,601,230||0.5||157,419||1.0|
|Oct. 1, 2019||37,811,399||0.6||158,778||0.9|
|Jan. 1, 2020||37,908,599||0.3||159,387||0.4|
|Apr. 1, 2020||38,000,056||0.2||160,417||0.6|
|Jul. 1, 2020||38,037,204||0.1||161,329||0.6|
|Oct. 1, 2020||38,033,014||0.0||161,402||0.0|
|Jan. 1, 2021||38,068,872||0.1||161,514||0.1|
|Apr. 1, 2021||38,153,211||0.2||162,596||0.7|
|Jul. 1, 2021||38,246,108||0.2||164,318||1.1|
Newfoundland and Labrador was the only jurisdictions to see a year-over-year population decline (July 1, 2021 compared to July 1, 2020). Population estimates for July 1, 2020 and 2021 for all provinces and territories are shown in Table 2 below. The population growth rates and level change for the twelve-month period ending June 30, 2021 are also included.
TABLE 2: POPULATION OF PROVINCES & TERRITORIES, JULY 1, 2020, 2021 & ANNUAL GROWTH RATES
|Jul 1, 2020||Jul 1, 2021||Growth||Level|
Components of Growth
The total increase in PEI’s population from April 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021 was 1,722 people.
There were 328 births and 386 deaths on Prince Edward Island from April 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021, resulting in natural growth (births minus deaths) of minus 58.
The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on international migration has been evident since the second quarter of 2020. International immigration decreased by 10.8 per cent in the third quarter of 2020 compared to the second quarter of 2020, following a decline of 42.1 per cent in the second quarter. Immigration during the fourth quarter of 2020 remained steady compared to the previous quarter but was down 42.3 per cent compared to the same period in 2019.
During second quarter of 2021, 328 international immigrants came to the province, as compared to 368 the previous quarter. Immigration was up on a year-over-year basis, rising 15.9 per cent as compared to the second quarter of 2020. At a rate of 2.0 per thousand , the province had the fourth highest quarterly immigration rate in the country, behind Yukon at 3.6 per thousand, Ontario at 2.6 per thousand, and British Columbia at 2.4 per thousand. The immigration rate for Canada was 1.9 per thousand.
Net international migration was estimated to be 911 persons during the second quarter of 2021. This consisted of the 328 international immigrants, 604 non-permanent residents (net), and 5 returning Canadians entering the province, while 22 international emigrants and 4 temporarily abroad Canadians left the province. Net international migration for PEI over the last 12-month period (July 2020 to June 2021) was 2,075. This compares to 2,825 over the previous 12-month period.
Net non-permanent residents (NPRs) was +604 for the second quarter of 2021, following +324 for the first quarter. NPRs include foreign workers, foreign students, the humanitarian population and other temporary residents. The humanitarian population includes refugee claimants and temporary residents who are allowed to remain in Canada on humanitarian grounds and are not categorized as either foreign workers or foreign students.
TABLE 3: ORIGIN & DESTINATION OF INTER-PROVINCIAL MIGRANTS, APRIL 1, 2021 TO JUNE 30, 2021
TABLE 4: PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND QUARTERLY POPULATION AND COMPONENTS OF GROWTH JANUARY 1 2019 – JULY 1 2021
|Quarter||Population||(+) Births||(-) Deaths||(+) Immigrants||(+) Other International*||(+) Interprovincial In-Migration||(-) Interprovincial Out-Migration|
|Jan 1, 2019||155,254||299||331||544||17||793||660|
|Apr 1, 2019||155,916||325||347||601||505||1,510||1,091|
|Jul 1, 2019||157,419||378||353||855||687||845||1,053|
|Oct 1, 2019||158,778||323||349||447||-33||1,011||790|
|Jan 1, 2020||159,387||319||360||494||-47||1,290||666|
|Apr 1, 2020||160,417||324||347||283||139||1,651||1,138|
|Jul 1, 2020||161,329||339||328||256||-62||646||778|
|Oct 1, 2020||161,402||327||329||259||35||530||710|
|Jan 1, 2021||161,514||323||350||368||308||1,298||865|
|Apr 1, 2021||162,596||328||386||328||583||2,116||1,247|
|Jul 1, 2021||164,318|
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Notes: Current population estimates are now based on the 2016 Census.
Source: Statistics Canada
Table 17-10-0009-01, Estimates of population, Canada, provinces and territories, quarterly (persons)
Table 17-10-0040-01, International migration components, Canada, provinces and territories, quarterly (persons)
Table 17-10-0020-01, Interprovincial migrants, Canada, provinces and territories, quarterly (persons)
Table 17-10-0045-01, Estimates of interprovincial migrants by province or territory of origin and destination, quarterly (persons)
Table 17-10-0059-01, Estimates of the components of natural increase, Canada, provinces and territories, quarterly (number)
Prepared by PEI Statistics Bureau