Fredericton's population growth slower than average
New census data shows the population of Fredericton fell below the national growth rate over the last five years.
Statistics Canada released the first batch of numbers from the 2016 census on Wednesday and the population of Fredericton increased by 3.6 per cent since the last census in 2011.
The city's growth rate was below the national growth rate of 5.0 per cent, while the population of New Brunswick decreased by -0.5 per cent.
When the 2016 census was taken last May, the population of Fredericton was 58,220, compared with 56,224 from the 2011 census.
Canada's population on census day was 35,151,728, Statistics Canada reported.
The national census is conducted every five years.
At the provincial level, growth in New Brunswick shrank by 0.5 per cent - the first time since 2006 a province has reported a negative growth rate.