Table

zone
Community
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
zone
Zone 3
Fredericton and River Valley Area
zone
Province
New Brunswick
Population Demographics
Land area km² | 2016
6,544
23,211
71,389
Population density Persons per km² | 2016
3
8
11
Population Number | 2020
16,538
184,397
781,476
0-4 Number | 2020
797
8,640
33,582
5-9 Number | 2020
974
9,916
38,199
10-14 Number | 2020
985
10,173
40,354
15-19 Number | 2020
958
10,306
40,662
20-24 Number | 2020
675
11,585
43,490
25-29 Number | 2020
834
12,308
43,981
30-34 Number | 2020
930
11,568
44,703
35-39 Number | 2020
1,086
11,689
46,655
40-44 Number | 2020
1,115
11,451
48,179
45-49 Number | 2020
1,189
11,945
51,551
50-54 Number | 2020
1,251
12,138
54,044
55-59 Number | 2020
1,351
13,793
63,300
60-64 Number | 2020
1,240
13,051
61,514
65-69 Number | 2020
1,089
11,559
55,477
70-74 Number | 2020
895
9,847
46,962
75-79 Number | 2020
582
6,445
30,462
80-84 Number | 2020
339
4,100
19,475
85 and over Number | 2020
248
3,883
18,886
Population change from 2016 to 2020 % | 2016 to 2020
5
5
4
Indigenous % | 2016
3.4
4.8
4.0
Immigrant % | 2016
2.8
6.4
4.6
Recent immigrant from 2011 to 2016 % | 2016
0.2
1.8
1.3
Visible minority % | 2016
1.1
4.5
3.4
Median age of population Years | 2016
45
43
46
Birth rate Rate per 1,000 population | 2014 to 2018
9
10
8
Death rate Rate per 1,000 population | 2014 to 2018
6
9
9
Household
Married or living common-law % | 2016
67
61
60
Couples with children % | 2016
46
45
43
Single parent families % | 2016
13
15
16
Average household size Number | 2016
2.5
2.3
2.3
Person living alone % | 2016
21
27
28
Private household with 5 or more people % | 2016
7
6
5
Dependents
Dependency ratio Rate per 100 people in the working age population | 2019
n/a
67
70
Dependent under 20 years % | 2019
n/a
21
20
Dependent 65 years and over % | 2019
n/a
19
21
Language
Language most spoken at home - English % | 2016
97.2
92.7
68.9
Language most spoken at home - French % | 2016
1.7
3.5
27.9
Language most spoken at home - English and French % | 2016
0.3
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
0.5
2.6
1.6
Language most spoken at work - English % | 2016
98.1
96.5
73.7
Language most spoken at work - French % | 2016
1.0
1.6
21.6
Language most spoken at work - English and French % | 2016
0.8
1.4
4.4
Knowledge of official language - English only % | 2016
86
81
57
Knowledge of official language - French only % | 2016
0
0
8
Knowledge of official language - French and English % | 2016
14
18
34
Youth bilingualism - English and French % | 2016
28
36
48
Language chosen when accessing services - English % | 2020
96.5
94.4
70.3
Always receive health care services in the official language of their choice - English % | 2020
97.5
97.7
95.7
Language chosen when accessing services - French % | 2020
S
3.8
24.2
Always receive health care services in the official language of their choice - French % | 2020
S
24.4
69.9
Persons with a disability
Children diagnosed with special education needs % | 2019-2020
10.3
n/a
n/a
Autism/Asperger's syndrome % | 2019-2020
2.4
n/a
n/a
Behavioural disorder % | 2019-2020
2.2
n/a
n/a
Blind or low vision % | 2019-2020
1.1
n/a
n/a
Deaf or hard-of-hearing % | 2019-2020
0.0
n/a
n/a
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD) % | 2019-2020
5.7
n/a
n/a
Intellectual disability % | 2019-2020
0.0
n/a
n/a
Language/speech impairment % | 2019-2020
2.6
n/a
n/a
Learning disability % | 2019-2020
1.4
n/a
n/a
Physical disability % | 2019-2020
0.0
n/a
n/a
Mental illness (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder) % | 2019-2020
1.4
n/a
n/a
Gifted % | 2019-2020
0.0
n/a
n/a
Other % | 2019-2020
1.3
n/a
n/a
Youth diagnosed with special education needs % | 2021-2022
33.7
34.4
34.8
Autism/Asperger's syndrome % | 2021-2022
4.1
3.2
3.0
Behavioural disorder % | 2021-2022
S
1.6
1.9
Blind or low vision % | 2021-2022
6.9
4.0
3.9
Deaf or hard-of-hearing % | 2021-2022
2.7
1.4
1.4
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD) % | 2021-2022
8.9
11.8
12.6
Intellectual disability % | 2021-2022
S
0.5
0.5
Language/speech impairment % | 2021-2022
2.7
2.0
2.0
Learning disability % | 2021-2022
4.7
5.1
5.9
Physical disability % | 2021-2022
3.1
1.3
1.3
Mental illness (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder) % | 2021-2022
18.6
19.6
18.0
Gifted % | 2021-2022
4.8
2.7
2.8
Other % | 2021-2022
3.9
2.9
2.8
Adults and seniors - with a disability % | 2020
26.7
27.1
25.1
Adults % | 2020
15.9
22.4
20.8
Seniors % | 2020
52.2
39.3
35.6
Type of disability for adults and seniors
Seeing disability % | 2020
22.4
19.3
19.3
Hearing disability % | 2020
21.0
19.5
18.4
Mobility disability % | 2020
54.9
57.1
56.5
Flexibility disability % | 2020
55.3
57.5
54.1
Dexterity disability % | 2020
25.9
25.2
24.5
Pain-related disability % | 2020
58.8
70.5
72.4
Learning disability % | 2020
11.0
18.2
18.0
Mental health-related disability % | 2020
24.4
29.1
30.4
Memory disability % | 2020
15.4
26.6
25.9
Sexual Orientation
Youth - sexual minority % | 2021-2022
17.4
23.7
22.6
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

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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. 

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