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March 07, 2012

The following charts show the component population change by County for the last three five-year periods.
In terms of natural increase, only a few counties experience natural increases over the last five years. Most of the natural increase for the province is experienced in Halifax County.

Net international population change is greatest in Halifax, though some counties do benefit from smaller population contributions from international migrants:

Net interprovincial population change is seen across all areas of the province, though pronounced effects are in Cape Breton, Kings, and Halifax Counties:

Net intraprovincial changes have been following predictable rural to urban patterns. Movements within the province are most often (and in greatest numbers) into counties such as Halifax, Colchester, Kings, and (historically) Hants County.

Sources: CANSIM 051-0049, 051-0050, 051-0051, 051-0052, 051-0053, 051-0054
Annual Demographic Estimates: Subprovincial Areas, 2006 to 2011 (91-214, free).