Table

zone
Community
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
zone
Zone 2
Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
zone
Province
New Brunswick
Population Demographics
Land area km² | 2016
832
10,402
71,389
Population density Persons per km² | 2016
92
17
11
Population Number | 2020
76,442
177,094
781,476
0-4 Number | 2020
3,539
8,219
33,582
5-9 Number | 2020
3,863
9,204
38,199
10-14 Number | 2020
3,984
9,945
40,354
15-19 Number | 2020
3,767
9,853
40,662
20-24 Number | 2020
4,418
10,109
43,490
25-29 Number | 2020
5,244
9,735
43,981
30-34 Number | 2020
5,204
10,132
44,703
35-39 Number | 2020
4,920
10,210
46,655
40-44 Number | 2020
4,735
10,796
48,179
45-49 Number | 2020
4,911
11,717
51,551
50-54 Number | 2020
5,005
12,250
54,044
55-59 Number | 2020
6,042
14,416
63,300
60-64 Number | 2020
5,759
13,707
61,514
65-69 Number | 2020
4,804
12,141
55,477
70-74 Number | 2020
3,985
10,043
46,962
75-79 Number | 2020
2,650
6,528
30,462
80-84 Number | 2020
1,723
4,146
19,475
85 and over Number | 2020
1,889
3,943
18,886
Population change from 2016 to 2020 % | 2016 to 2020
5
4
4
Indigenous % | 2016
2.2
1.8
4.0
Immigrant % | 2016
5.9
5.3
4.6
Recent immigrant from 2011 to 2016 % | 2016
2.2
1.4
1.3
Visible minority % | 2016
6.5
3.9
3.4
Median age of population Years | 2016
44
45
46
Birth rate Rate per 1,000 population | 2014 to 2018
10
8
8
Death rate Rate per 1,000 population | 2014 to 2018
12
9
9
Household
Married or living common-law % | 2016
52
59
60
Couples with children % | 2016
45
46
43
Single parent families % | 2016
22
17
16
Average household size Number | 2016
2.2
2.3
2.3
Person living alone % | 2016
33
28
28
Private household with 5 or more people % | 2016
5
6
5
Dependents
Dependency ratio Rate per 100 people in the working age population | 2019
n/a
70
70
Dependent under 20 years % | 2019
n/a
21
20
Dependent 65 years and over % | 2019
n/a
20
21
Language
Language most spoken at home - English % | 2016
94.1
96.0
68.9
Language most spoken at home - French % | 2016
1.4
1.2
27.9
Language most spoken at home - English and French % | 2016
0.4
0.4
0.9
Language most spoken at home - indigenous languages % | 2016
0.0
0.0
0.1
Language most spoken at home - other languages % | 2016
3.1
1.8
1.6
Language most spoken at work - English % | 2016
97.3
98.0
73.7
Language most spoken at work - French % | 2016
1.0
0.9
21.6
Language most spoken at work - English and French % | 2016
0.9
0.7
4.4
Knowledge of official language - English only % | 2016
86
86
57
Knowledge of official language - French only % | 2016
0
0
8
Knowledge of official language - French and English % | 2016
13
14
34
Youth bilingualism - English and French % | 2016
32
37
48
Language chosen when accessing services - English % | 2020
97.4
97.2
70.3
Always receive health care services in the official language of their choice - English % | 2020
98.2
97.7
95.7
Language chosen when accessing services - French % | 2020
0.9
1.0
24.2
Always receive health care services in the official language of their choice - French % | 2020
S
S
69.9
Persons with a disability
Children diagnosed with special education needs % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Autism/Asperger's syndrome % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Behavioural disorder % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Blind or low vision % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Deaf or hard-of-hearing % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD) % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Intellectual disability % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Language/speech impairment % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Learning disability % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Physical disability % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Mental illness (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder) % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Gifted % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Other % | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
n/a
Youth diagnosed with special education needs % | 2021-2022
38.5
37.2
34.8
Autism/Asperger's syndrome % | 2021-2022
4.6
3.9
3.0
Behavioural disorder % | 2021-2022
2.3
2.0
1.9
Blind or low vision % | 2021-2022
5.1
4.5
3.9
Deaf or hard-of-hearing % | 2021-2022
1.5
1.4
1.4
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD) % | 2021-2022
12.9
12.7
12.6
Intellectual disability % | 2021-2022
0.6
0.6
0.5
Language/speech impairment % | 2021-2022
2.6
2.2
2.0
Learning disability % | 2021-2022
6.9
6.0
5.9
Physical disability % | 2021-2022
2.0
1.7
1.3
Mental illness (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder) % | 2021-2022
20.1
20.1
18.0
Gifted % | 2021-2022
2.3
2.7
2.8
Other % | 2021-2022
2.6
2.6
2.8
Adults and seniors - with a disability % | 2020
25.1
24.9
25.1
Adults % | 2020
21.6
19.7
20.8
Seniors % | 2020
36.8
36.3
35.6
Type of disability for adults and seniors
Seeing disability % | 2020
25.0
22.0
19.3
Hearing disability % | 2020
15.0
17.4
18.4
Mobility disability % | 2020
58.0
62.2
56.5
Flexibility disability % | 2020
51.4
58.5
54.1
Dexterity disability % | 2020
26.9
27.1
24.5
Pain-related disability % | 2020
70.0
77.9
72.4
Learning disability % | 2020
14.8
15.2
18.0
Mental health-related disability % | 2020
30.2
29.3
30.4
Memory disability % | 2020
24.0
25.2
25.9
Sexual Orientation
Youth - sexual minority % | 2021-2022
26.2
23.7
22.6
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

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