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Population Estimates


The Bureau of Statistics annually calculates July 1 population estimates for every community in the Northwest Territories. The most recent estimates cover the 2001 to 2014 period for Territorial Single Years of Age by gender, age group and ethnicity. The estimates are calculated by allocating the demographic components of growth, down to a community level using information from a variety of sources.

Detailed estimates by the various characteristics found below can be viewed or downloaded directly in Excel worksheets.


Quarterly Population Estimates

Each quarter, the Bureau of Statistics publishes Northwest Territories population estimates based on figures provided by Statistics Canada. These Newstats releases include information on components of population change for the Northwest Territories (births, deaths, and migration) along with population figures for Canada, the Provinces and Territories.

Download Current Population Estimates in PDF

  • April 1, 2015 NWT Population Estimates
  • January 1, 2015 NWT Population Estimates



  • Population and Components of Change
    Quarterly: persons
     
    Population

    Components
        NWT
    V6
    % Change from Prev Period
    % Change from Prev Year
    NWT
    Births
    V67
    NWT
    Deaths
    V82
    Net
    Migration
    TS951
     
    2015 Q2 43,234 -0.8 -1.1 #NA #NA #NA
    Q1 43,595 -0.5 -0.8 179 46 -494
     
    2014 Q4 43,795 0.4 -0.1 157 52 -305
    Q3 43,623 -0.2 -0.5 195 59 36
    Q2 43,725 -0.5 -0.3 160 46 -216
    Q1 43,933 0.2 0.3 183 44 -347
     
    2013 Q4 43,830 -0.0 0.3 158 50 -5
    Q3 43,841 0.0 0.5 197 57 -151
     
       
    Annual Totals    
       
    201343,8410.5698194-373
    201243,6390.3694189-204
    201143,5010.5690188-211
    201043,2780.3700184-85
    200943,149-0.5711186-537
    200843,350-0.1721201-626
    200743,3740.5725174-139
    200643,178-0.5687182-732