POPULATION HEALTH

Social and economic factors

Table

zone
Province
New Brunswick
Family and Social Support
Family and friends
Parents - report eating dinner (evening meal) with their children % | 2019-2020
n/a
Children - with mental fitness needs highly satisfied by family % | 2019-2020
n/a
Children - with mental fitness needs highly satisfied by friends % | 2019-2020
n/a
Youth - eat an evening meal together with family, friends or guardians % | 2021-2022
44.5
Youth - enjoy my cultural and family traditions % | 2021-2022
53.8
Youth - my parent or caregiver knows a lot about me % | 2021-2022
48.7
Youth - my family stands by me during difficult times % | 2021-2022
49.6
Youth - with mental fitness needs highly satisfied by family % | 2021-2022
78.0
Youth - my friends stand by me during difficult times % | 2021-2022
41.8
Youth - with mental fitness needs highly satisfied by friends % | 2021-2022
82.8
Youth - have people I look up to % | 2021-2022
45.2
Adults and seniors - lack companionship some of the time or often % | 2020
36.6
Adults and seniors - feel left out some of the time or often % | 2020
31.2
Adults and seniors - feel isolated some of the time or often % | 2020
31.2
Adults and seniors - provide long-term care to someone % | 2020
9.1
School and/or work
Children - feel teachers treat me fairly % | 2019-2020
n/a
Children - feel safe at school % | 2019-2020
n/a
Children - feel connected to my school % | 2019-2020
n/a
Children - with mental fitness needs highly satisfied by school % | 2019-2020
n/a
Youth - participate in activities or groups organized by school % | 2021-2022
57.2
Youth - feel teachers treat me fairly % | 2021-2022
82.1
Youth - feel safe at school % | 2021-2022
76.0
Youth - feel connected to my school % | 2021-2022
87.3
Youth - with mental fitness needs highly satisfied by school % | 2021-2022
55.8
Youth - have opportunities to develop skills that will be useful later in life (like job skills and skills to care for others) % | 2021-2022
40.3
Community
Youth - volunteer outside school without being paid % | 2021-2022
58.4
Youth - treated fairly in my community % | 2021-2022
36.6
Youth - participate in activities or groups not organized by school % | 2021-2022
60.9
Youth - know where to go in my community to get help % | 2021-2022
26.7
Youth - sense of community belonging, somewhat strong or very strong Number | 2021-2022
18.4
Have internet access at home % | 2020
96.9
Adults % | 2020
95.7
Seniors % | 2020
85.7
Community Safety
Children
Victim of bullying % | 2019-2020
n/a
Youth
It is safe for younger children to play outside during the day % | 2021-2022
74.9
Victim of bullying % | 2021-2022
46.3
Victim of dating violence % | 2018-2019
16.6
Sexually violated % | 2018-2019
10.4
Adults and seniors
Crimes against persons Rate per 1,000 population | 2019
16
Crimes against property Rate per 1,000 population | 2019
33
Stress
Reasons for stress in adults
Time pressures or not having enough time % | 2020
45.6
Physical health problem or condition % | 2020
27.6
Emotional or mental health problem or condition % | 2020
27.1
Financial situation % | 2020
36.7
Work situation % | 2020
38.9
Caring for others - parents, family or friends % | 2020
27.9
Other personal or family responsibilities % | 2020
27.0
Health of family members % | 2020
41.8
Reasons for stress in seniors
Time pressures or not having enough time % | 2020
14.1
Physical health problem or condition % | 2020
24.9
Emotional or mental health problem or condition % | 2020
12.1
Financial situation % | 2020
14.9
Work situation % | 2020
5.1
Caring for others - parents, family or friends % | 2020
19.4
Other personal or family responsibilities % | 2020
16.1
Health of family members % | 2020
33.8
Education
Children and youth
Approved child care spaces - infants (1 and under) Rate per 100 population aged 1 and under | 2019
18
Approved child care spaces - preschool (2-4 years) Rate per 100 population aged 2 to 4 | 2019
60
Approved child care spaces - school-age (5-12 years) Rate per 100 population aged 5 to 12 | 2019
29
Kindergarten school readiness % | 2018-2019
85
Youth - school marks above average or excellent (80% or more) % | 2018-2019
62.7
School dropout rate % | 2018-2019
1.0
Adults and seniors
Difficulty understanding written information about a medical condition or prescription, always or usually % | 2020
12.3
Highest level completed of education - less than high school % | 2016
14
Highest level completed of education - high school or equivalent % | 2016
29
Highest level completed of education - postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree % | 2016
58
Employment
Labour force
Participation rate % | 2016
62
Employment rate % | 2016
55
Employment status
Employee % | 2016
90
Self-employed % | 2016
8
Work a full year, full time % | 2016
50
Work part of the year and/or part time % | 2016
50
Students with part-time jobs outside of school % | 2018-2019
33.7
Absence days of full-time employees in a year due to illness and disability Days | 2020
10
Absence days of full-time employees in a year due to personal or family responsibilities Days | 2020
1.6
Income
Household income
Household income - less than $25,000 % | 2016
17
Household income - $25,000 to $59,999 % | 2016
34
Household income - $60,000 and more % | 2016
49
Median household income $ | 2016
59,313
Median household income per household habitant $ per person | 2016
25,788
Median lone-parent family income $ | 2016
28,763
Live in low-income household % | 2016
18
Youth - live in low-income household (0-17 years) % | 2016
22
...Children - live in low-income household (0-5 years) % | 2016
25
Adults - live in low-income household % | 2016
16
Seniors - live in low-income household % | 2016
23
Family resilience to financial shock - debt to asset ratio % | 2019
15
Composition of total income
Families with children receiving social assistance or welfare benefits % | 2020
5
Population receiving Employment Insurance % | 2020
6
Composition of total income of the population in private households -market income (employment, investments, retirement, etc.) % | 2016
83
Composition of total income of the population in private households - government transfer payments (pension, old age security, employment insurance, child benefits, etc.) % | 2016
17
Food security
Children - eat at a breakfast or snack program at school % | 2019-2020
n/a
Youth - report going to school or to bed hungry because there is not enough food at home, often or always % | 2021-2022
6.3
Food insecurity - moderate to severe % | 2015 to 2019
n/a
Seniors - food insecurity - moderate to severe % | 2015 to 2019
n/a
Housing security
Median monthly shelter costs - rented residence $ | 2016
704
Median monthly shelter costs - owned residence $ | 2016
741
Tenants in subsidized housing % | 2016
14
Spending 30% or more of household total income on shelter costs % | 2016
17
Cost associated with health needs
No insurance for prescription medications % | 2020
15.6
Did not fill a prescription for medicine, or skipped doses because of the cost % | 2020
5.8
Other purchasing practices
Purchasing practices - alcohol sales $ per person aged 19 and over | 2019-2020
480
Purchasing practices - lottery sales $ per person aged 19 and over | 2019-2020
526
Purchasing practices - cannabis sales $ per person aged 19 and over | 2019-2020
70
Average debt owed at graduation - college graduate $ | 2015
15,100
Average debt owed at graduation - university degree graduate $ | 2015
40,000
College graduates with large debt at graduation of $25,000 and over % | 2015
17
University degree graduates with large debt at graduation of $25,000 and over % | 2015
72
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About this Table

Social and economic factors, such as education, stable jobs, and strong social networks are fundamental to achieving long and healthy lives.

Content and description

Information on family and social support, community safety and stress, by age group. Information regarding education, employment, and income is also available here. 

Why is this important?

Social and economic factors can significantly affect how well and how long we live. They can affect our ability to make healthy choices, afford housing, manage stress, and more.

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.