Table

zone
Province
New Brunswick
Population Demographics
Land area km² | 2016
71,389
Population density Persons per km² | 2016
11
Population Number | 2020
781,476
0-4 Number | 2020
33,582
5-9 Number | 2020
38,199
10-14 Number | 2020
40,354
15-19 Number | 2020
40,662
20-24 Number | 2020
43,490
25-29 Number | 2020
43,981
30-34 Number | 2020
44,703
35-39 Number | 2020
46,655
40-44 Number | 2020
48,179
45-49 Number | 2020
51,551
50-54 Number | 2020
54,044
55-59 Number | 2020
63,300
60-64 Number | 2020
61,514
65-69 Number | 2020
55,477
70-74 Number | 2020
46,962
75-79 Number | 2020
30,462
80-84 Number | 2020
19,475
85 and over Number | 2020
18,886
Population change from 2016 to 2020 % | 2016 to 2020
4
Indigenous % | 2016
4.0
Immigrant % | 2016
4.6
Recent immigrant from 2011 to 2016 % | 2016
1.3
Visible minority % | 2016
3.4
Median age of population Years | 2016
46
Birth rate Rate per 1,000 population | 2014 to 2018
8
Death rate Rate per 1,000 population | 2014 to 2018
9
Household
Married or living common-law % | 2016
60
Couples with children % | 2016
43
Single parent families % | 2016
16
Average household size Number | 2016
2.3
Person living alone % | 2016
28
Private household with 5 or more people % | 2016
5
Dependents
Dependency ratio Rate per 100 people in the working age population | 2019
70
Dependent under 20 years % | 2019
20
Dependent 65 years and over % | 2019
21
Language
Language most spoken at home - English % | 2016
68.9
Language most spoken at home - French % | 2016
27.9
Language most spoken at home - English and French % | 2016
0.9
Language most spoken at home - indigenous languages % | 2016
0.1
Language most spoken at home - other languages % | 2016
1.6
Language most spoken at work - English % | 2016
73.7
Language most spoken at work - French % | 2016
21.6
Language most spoken at work - English and French % | 2016
4.4
Knowledge of official language - English only % | 2016
57
Knowledge of official language - French only % | 2016
8
Knowledge of official language - French and English % | 2016
34
Youth bilingualism - English and French % | 2016
48
Language chosen when accessing services - English % | 2020
70.3
Always receive health care services in the official language of their choice - English % | 2020
95.7
Language chosen when accessing services - French % | 2020
24.2
Always receive health care services in the official language of their choice - French % | 2020
69.9
Persons with a disability
Children diagnosed with special education needs % | 2019-2020
n/a
Autism/Asperger's syndrome % | 2019-2020
n/a
Behavioural disorder % | 2019-2020
n/a
Blind or low vision % | 2019-2020
n/a
Deaf or hard-of-hearing % | 2019-2020
n/a
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD) % | 2019-2020
n/a
Intellectual disability % | 2019-2020
n/a
Language/speech impairment % | 2019-2020
n/a
Learning disability % | 2019-2020
n/a
Physical disability % | 2019-2020
n/a
Mental illness (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder) % | 2019-2020
n/a
Gifted % | 2019-2020
n/a
Other % | 2019-2020
n/a
Youth diagnosed with special education needs % | 2021-2022
34.8
Autism/Asperger's syndrome % | 2021-2022
3.0
Behavioural disorder % | 2021-2022
1.9
Blind or low vision % | 2021-2022
3.9
Deaf or hard-of-hearing % | 2021-2022
1.4
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD) % | 2021-2022
12.6
Intellectual disability % | 2021-2022
0.5
Language/speech impairment % | 2021-2022
2.0
Learning disability % | 2021-2022
5.9
Physical disability % | 2021-2022
1.3
Mental illness (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder) % | 2021-2022
18.0
Gifted % | 2021-2022
2.8
Other % | 2021-2022
2.8
Adults and seniors - with a disability % | 2020
25.1
Adults % | 2020
20.8
Seniors % | 2020
35.6
Type of disability for adults and seniors
Seeing disability % | 2020
19.3
Hearing disability % | 2020
18.4
Mobility disability % | 2020
56.5
Flexibility disability % | 2020
54.1
Dexterity disability % | 2020
24.5
Pain-related disability % | 2020
72.4
Learning disability % | 2020
18.0
Mental health-related disability % | 2020
30.4
Memory disability % | 2020
25.9
Sexual Orientation
Youth - sexual minority % | 2021-2022
22.6
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About this Table

Demographic Context describe the people living in a community. 
 
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Demographic information, such as population count, household structures, language preferences, as well as disability information and sexual minority details. 

Why is this important?

Knowing who is part of the community is the first part to understanding the community dynamics. 
  
Availability of the data

Indicators from a variety of sources are collected, organized, and analyzed by the NBHC. These various data sources are used to represent the population health of New Brunswickers. Each have various levels of reliability and limitations as detailed in the Indicator pages.

This information is available for the 33 NBHC Communities, 7 Health Zones and for New Brunswick overall.  

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