Students in grades 6 to 12 who, on average, spend some time reading for fun on an average day (leisure reading)

Table

Unit %

Academic Year 2018-2019
Province
New Brunswick
63.2
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
63.5
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
63.8
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
66.1
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
60.5
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
49.8
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
61.4
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
58.9
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
65.1
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
57.9
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
52.0
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
58.0
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
46.5
Dieppe and Memramcook
59.8
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
62.2
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
59.0
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
65.8
Fredericton
67.5
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
75.8
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
69.3
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
60.7
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
57.2
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
67.2
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
58.4
Moncton
68.0
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
62.9
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
62.6
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
63.4
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
67.4
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
55.5
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
66.0
Riverview and Coverdale
65.8
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
67.1
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
61.1
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
56.0
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
52.0
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
54.0
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
58.6
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
67.9
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
65.7
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
60.5
School districts
Anglophone East School District
66.6
Anglophone North School District
59.2
Anglophone South School District
63.7
Anglophone West School District
65.7
Anglophone sector
64.5
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
58.5
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
59.6
District scolaire francophone Sud
60.9
Francophone sector
59.9
Grades
Grades 6 to 8
73.2
Grades 9 to 12
56.1
Gender
Woman/Girl
n/a
Man/Boy
n/a
Non-binary
n/a
Sex at birth
Female
71.2
Male
55.0
Race
White
n/a
South Asian
n/a
Other
n/a
Middle Eastern
n/a
Latino
n/a
East/Southeast Asian
n/a
Black
n/a
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
60.3
Non-Indigenous
63.6
Immigrant
Immigrants
74.8
Non-immigrants
62.2
Special needs
Has a special need
n/a
No special need
n/a
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of students in grades 6 to 12 who, on average, spend some time reading for fun on an average day (leisure reading).

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey - Grades 6-12

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "less than 1 hour a day, 1 to 2 hours a day, more than 2 but less than 5 hours a day or 5 or more hours a day" by the number of respondents who answered "none, less than 1 hour a day, 1 to 2 hours a day, more than 2 but less than 5 hours a day or 5 or more hours a day" to the question: On average, about how many hours a day do you do the following? c) Reading for fun (books in electronic or paper form, comic books, magazines)

Notes

Users are advised to exercise caution if comparing data from the community of Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area to other New Brunswick communities. The data for the community of Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area is based on students in grades 6 to 8, while data from the other communities are based on students in grades 6 to 12. Survey results are assigned to communities based on the location of the school. The community of Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area does not have any schools with grades 9 to 12.

Unit

%

NBHC code

SH_DAA03_6