Truro, New Glasgow areas see population decline in latest census data

Census data released Thursday from Statistics Canada says Nova Scotia's population barely moved from 2011 to 2016.

The province has a population of 923,598, which is an increase of just two-tenths of a percent and the second lowest change in the country.

New Brunswick was the only province with a population decline, dropping half a percent since 2011.

The report says the New Glasgow census agglomeration had the third lowest population growth rate in Canada in that five year period at -3.7 percent.

Statistics Canada

Truro's census agglomeration saw a population decline of three-tenths of a percent.

Statistics Canada

Overall, Canada's population jumped five percent to 35,151,728.