Table 2.1
Population counts, population growth and population distribution, by first official language spokenNote 1 in New Brunswick, 1971 to 2011

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Table 2.1
Population counts, population growth and population distribution, by first official language spoken in New Brunswick, 1971 to 2011
Table summary
This table displays the results of Population counts, population growth and population distribution, by first official language spoken in New Brunswick, 1971 to 2011. The information is grouped by Year (appearing as row headers), English, French and Total, calculated using population count, population growth (in percent) and distribution within New Brunswick's population (in percent) units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Year English French TotalNote 
population count
1971 418,825 215,130 634,555
1981 457,525 231,430 689,370
1991 473,415 242,630 716,500
1996 488,180 241,045 729,630
2001 480,920 238,445 719,710
2006 483,845 235,130 719,655
2011 503,325 235,690 739,895
  population growth (in %)
1971 to 1981 9.2 7.6 8.6
1981 to 1991 3.5 4.8 3.9
1991 to 1996 3.1 −0.7 1.8
1996 to 2001 −1.5 −1.1 −1.4
2001 to 2006 0.6 −1.4 0.0
2006 to 2011 4.0 0.2 2.8
  distribution within New Brunswick's population (in %)
1971 66.0 33.9 100.0
1981 66.4 33.6 100.0
1991 66.1 33.9 100.0
1996 66.9 33.0 100.0
2001 66.8 33.1 100.0
2006 67.2 32.7 100.0
2011 68.0 31.9 100.0
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