Table

zone
Province
New Brunswick
Built Environment
Household and place of work
Own a dwelling % | 2016
74
Rent a dwelling % | 2016
25
Live in band housing % | 2016
0.6
Occupied dwellings requiring major repairs % | 2016
8
Occupied dwellings built before 1960 % | 2016
24
Work at home (pre-COVID data) % | 2016
6
Work at usual work place (pre-COVID data) % | 2016
83
Transportation to and from work, school or health care
Children - walk, bike or skateboard to get to school % | 2019-2020
n/a
Youth - walk, bike or skateboard to get to school % | 2018-2019
7.0
Youth - walk, bike or skateboard in combination with inactive transportation to get to school % | 2018-2019
22.1
Adults and seniors - walk or bike to get to work % | 2016
5
Use public transport % | 2016
2.3
Passenger or driver in a car, truck or van % | 2016
91
Green spaces
Have a park close to home % | 2017
71
Participate in outdoor activities close to home % | 2017
76
Natural Environment
Air
Parents - report their child lives with someone who smokes % | 2019-2020
n/a
Children - live with someone who smokes % | 2019-2020
n/a
Youth - have at least one person who smokes inside their home % | 2018-2019
15.1
Parents - report smoking being allowed inside the family vehicle % | 2019-2020
n/a
Youth - report riding in a car with someone who was smoking cigarettes % | 2021-2022
18.4
Extreme heat events Number | 2020
5
Extreme cold days Days | 2020
14
Greenhouse gas emission Megatonnes of CO₂ equivalent (Mt CO₂ eq) | 2019
12
Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) Parts per billion (ppb) | 2018
6
Ground-level ozone Micrograms per m³ of ambient air (µg/m³) | 2018
52
Radon - household with high radon concentration % | 2007
25
Radon - household who has heard of radon % | 2017
63
Radon - household who has not tested for radon % | 2017
87
Land
Households - have applied chemical pesticide % | 2017
10
Water
Municipal drinking water supply % | 2017
55
Private well drinking water supply % | 2017
44
Number of boil orders Number | 2020
25
Recreational water - provincial beach water quality violations Number | 2020
23
Energy
Source of energy for household heating equipment - wood/wood pellets % | 2017
16
Source of energy for household heating equipment - electricity % | 2017
55
Source of energy for household heating equipment - heating oil % | 2017
9
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About this Table

The physical environment in which we live, work and relax, is represented by the quality of the built environment as well as the natural environment.

Content and description

Information on households and places of work, transportation to and from work/school or healthcare services and green spaces. It also includes indicators related to the quality of the air, water, land and energy. 
            
Why is this important?

The decisions we make regarding our transportation, housing, industry, water use, energy use and waste management all have a direct influence on the quality and length of life.

Availability of the data

Indicators from a variety of sources are collected, organized, and analyzed by the NBHC. These 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.

The information for this data table is available for the 33 NBHC Communities, 7 Health Zones and for New Brunswick overall. 
 
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The Population Health data table series provides comprehensive view about the people who live, learn, work, take part in activities and in community life in this area.