Table

zone
Community
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
zone
Zone 6
Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
zone
Province
New Brunswick
Context
Percentage of eligible public schools that participated in the survey % | 2021-2022
n/a
n/a
97.0
Number of students who participated Number | 2021-2022
561
3,621
42,031
Percentage of students who participated % | 2021-2022
n/a
n/a
75.6
Language most spoken at home
English % | 2021-2022
1.7
17.9
68.1
French % | 2021-2022
85.7
65.3
17.4
English and French % | 2021-2022
11.9
15.8
8.9
Indigenous language % | 2021-2022
0.0
S
0.2
Another language or combination % | 2021-2022
S
1.0
5.3
Sex at birth
Sex at birth refers to sex assigned at birth. It is typically assigned based on a person's reproductive system and other physical characteristics.
Male % | 2021-2022
51.0
50.8
49.6
Female % | 2021-2022
49.0
49.2
50.4
Gender identity
Gender identity refers to the gender that a person feels internally and individually.
Identifies as a boy % | 2021-2022
51.2
50.9
49.1
Identifies as a girl % | 2021-2022
45.4
45.4
45.4
Identifies as non-binary % | 2021-2022
3.4
3.8
5.5
Sexual identity
Sexual identity refers to how a person perceives their sexuality (e.g., lesbian, straight, bisexual).
Heterosexual % | 2021-2022
85.2
81.4
77.4
Minority sexual identity % | 2021-2022
14.8
18.6
22.6
Homosexual % | 2021-2022
1.3
2.1
3.1
Other % | 2021-2022
13.5
16.4
19.5
Unsure % | 2021-2022
2.8
3.3
3.7
LGBTQ2+ status
LGBTQ2+ status refers to whether or not a person is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, Two-Spirit, or another non-binary gender or minority sexual identity.
LGBTQ2+ person % | 2021-2022
15.0
18.9
23.2
Non LGBTQ2+ person % | 2021-2022
85.0
81.1
76.8
Indigenous identity
Self-identifies as Indigenous % | 2021-2022
2.8
5.6
6.1
First Nations person living in a First Nation community % | 2021-2022
S
39.4
44.0
First Nations person not living in a First Nation community % | 2021-2022
S
38.9
46.5
Métis % | 2021-2022
S
25.6
11.4
Inuk/Inuit % | 2021-2022
S
S
3.8
Self-identifies as non-Indigenous % | 2021-2022
97.2
94.4
93.9
Immigrant
Immigrant % | 2021-2022
1.7
3.5
10.2
Newcomer, 2 years or less % | 2021-2022
S
37.3
31.2
Recent immigrant, 5 years or less % | 2021-2022
S
53.2
59.9
Non-immigrant % | 2021-2022
98.3
96.5
89.8
Race
While race is not supported by scientific studies, it still influences how different individuals are treated. It is imperative to measure and to report this information to address inequities.
White % | 2021-2022
91.0
88.6
83.3
Black % | 2021-2022
1.6
2.7
4.3
East/Southeast Asian % | 2021-2022
1.7
2.8
4.9
Latino % | 2021-2022
S
0.8
1.6
Middle Eastern % | 2021-2022
S
0.8
2.4
South Asian % | 2021-2022
S
0.3
1.0
Other % | 2021-2022
5.1
3.8
3.0
Special education needs
Any diagnosis % | 2021-2022
32.2
35.1
34.8
Autism / Asperger's syndrome % | 2021-2022
2.0
1.9
3.0
Behavioural disorder % | 2021-2022
1.1
2.6
1.9
Blind or low vision % | 2021-2022
S
1.9
3.9
Deaf or hard-of-hearing % | 2021-2022
S
1.1
1.4
ADHD or ADD % | 2021-2022
20.0
16.1
12.6
Intellectual disability % | 2021-2022
0.0
0.2
0.5
Language / speech impairment % | 2021-2022
S
1.3
2.0
Learning disability % | 2021-2022
3.1
5.3
5.9
Physical disability % | 2021-2022
S
0.9
1.3
Mental illness % | 2021-2022
11.6
14.9
18.0
Gifted % | 2021-2022
1.7
3.0
2.8
Other % | 2021-2022
1.4
2.8
2.8
Proxy of socio-economic condition
Experiencing food poverty % | 2021-2022
6.9
7.6
6.3
Age
11 years old % | 2021-2022
12.9
13.1
13.3
12 years old % | 2021-2022
14.3
14.2
14.0
13 years old % | 2021-2022
16.9
14.4
14.3
14 years old % | 2021-2022
14.3
14.7
14.5
15 years old % | 2021-2022
14.3
14.0
14.1
16 years old % | 2021-2022
11.0
14.1
14.3
17 years old % | 2021-2022
15.2
13.6
13.4
18 years old % | 2021-2022
S
1.2
1.4
Grade
Grade 6 % | 2021-2022
13.3
13.7
13.9
Grade 7 % | 2021-2022
14.4
14.6
14.0
Grade 8 % | 2021-2022
17.7
14.2
14.4
Grade 9 % | 2021-2022
14.2
14.6
14.7
Grade 10 % | 2021-2022
14.1
14.5
14.2
Grade 11 % | 2021-2022
10.4
13.7
14.6
Grade 12 % | 2021-2022
15.8
14.7
14.3
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About this Table

Content and description

This table presents data collected from students in grades 6 to 12 through the New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey (SWS). It contains self-reported information regarding the demographic context of New Brunswick students in grades 6 to 12. Topics include age, grade, language, sex, gender identity, sexual identity, LGBTQ2+ status, Indigenous identity, race, learning exceptionalities and special education needs, food poverty, as well as context around survey participation.
 

Why it is important

Only when we understand who our students are and where they are coming from can we support their health and educational needs.
 

Availability of the data

The information for this data table is available at different geographical levels as well as by demographic groups. More information is available on our New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey page.
 

Note about 2021-2022 data

The methodology of the 2021-2022 edition of the SWS was significantly changed. This was the first cycle to adopt online data collection, and a shorter data collection period. Also, the survey questionnaire was thoroughly revised for this cycle. Many questions were removed or amended. As such, some indicators are no longer comparable to previous years, and caution needs to be exercised when attempting to compare the results of the survey with results from prior survey cycles outside of what is displayed in this Data Table.

The 2021-2022 edition of the SWS was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some schools may have had lower participation from their students than previous years. Some students may have participated to the survey during periods of remote learning.