The changing landscape of Canadian metropolitan areas
Saint John, New Brunswick



Highlights

  • At the CMA level, built-up area increased from 74 km2 in 1971 to 250 km2 in 2011, an increase of 235%.
  • At the CMA-E level, built-up area increased from 96 km2 in 1971 to 318 km2 in 2011, an increase of 232%.
  • In 2011, the natural and semi-natural land class was divided into forest (78%), water (6%) and other (16%).
  • From 1971 to 2011, 31 km2 of arable land and 124 km2 of natural and semi-natural land were lost to settled area.
  • Of the natural and semi-natural land converted to settled area from 1971 to 2011, 86.2% was forest, 8.4% was natural land for pasture and 5.4% was classed as other.
  • Population in the CMA increased by 15% from 111,439 to 127,761 between 1971 and 2011.
  • The number of dwellings in the CMA increased by 89% from 29,996 to 56,775 between 1971 and 2011.

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