New population record for Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan’s population hits a new all-time high of 1,132,640 people, according to numbers released Wednesday by Statistics Canada. File / Global News

REGINA – Saskatchewan’s population has steadily grown to hit another all-time record. According to new figures released Wednesday by Statistics Canada, 1,132,640 people were living in the province on Jan. 1, 2015.

The province grew by 17,396 people last year.

Saskatchewan’s 2014 growth rate of 1.56 per cent was the second-highest in Canada, behind Alberta at 2.4 per cent.

“2014 was the eighth straight year that our population has grown by more than one-and-a-half per cent,” said BradWall.

Last year’s gain in Saskatchewan was made up of net international migration of 11,106, net interprovincial migration of 497 and a natural increase of 5,793.

According to preliminary numbers, StatsCan estimates the country’s population to be 35,702,707. Yearly growth stood at one per cent in 2014, similar to 1.1 per cent in 2013.

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