■ The current median age in Newfoundland and Labrador is 45.4 years.
■ By 2036 it is projected to be 50.2 years.
■ Between 2016 and 2036 the province is expected to experience negative growth.
■ The population is expected to decline from 527,020 to 502,332 – nearly five per cent of the population – in the next 20 years.
■ Declining population places additional strain on municipalities to maintain stable government structures and services.