The 2016 Census of Population, conducted in May, 2016, counted Nova Scotia’s population to be 923,948. This compares to the official population estimate of 948,618 as of July 1, 2016. This population estimate is based on the 2011 Census. Population estimates based on the 2016 Census will be released on September 27, 2018.
The difference in these numbers is because of some people being counted more than once in the Census and many more being missed. There are many factors contributing to this in attempting to count over 35 million people living in almost 15.5 million dwellings for a one day snapshot of Canada’s population. For 2016, the census was as of Tuesday, May 10.
Preliminary net under-coverage, the official term for the above, for Nova Scotia is a little under 2% for the 2016 Census of Population.
Highlights of the 2016 Census, as well as a few historical comparisons, are included on other pages of this website. Your comments and questions are welcome.
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