Table

zone
Community
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
zone
Zone 2
Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
zone
Province
New Brunswick
Family and Social Support
Family and friends
Parents - report eating dinner (evening meal) with their children % | 2019-2020
51.7
n/a
n/a
Children - with mental fitness needs highly satisfied by family % | 2019-2020
71.0
n/a
n/a
Children - with mental fitness needs highly satisfied by friends % | 2019-2020
88.7
n/a
n/a
Youth - eat an evening meal together with family, friends or guardians % | 2021-2022
43.5
39.8
44.5
Youth - enjoy my cultural and family traditions % | 2021-2022
55.4
55.0
53.8
Youth - my parent or caregiver knows a lot about me % | 2021-2022
47.3
47.6
48.7
Youth - my family stands by me during difficult times % | 2021-2022
52.1
50.9
49.6
Youth - with mental fitness needs highly satisfied by family % | 2021-2022
75.1
75.5
78.0
Youth - my friends stand by me during difficult times % | 2021-2022
43.0
43.1
41.8
Youth - with mental fitness needs highly satisfied by friends % | 2021-2022
80.4
82.1
82.8
Youth - have people I look up to % | 2021-2022
48.2
47.3
45.2
Adults and seniors - lack companionship some of the time or often % | 2020
37.4
36.6
36.6
Adults and seniors - feel left out some of the time or often % | 2020
33.6
33.6
31.2
Adults and seniors - feel isolated some of the time or often % | 2020
35.4
33.8
31.2
Adults and seniors - provide long-term care to someone % | 2020
10.6
9.9
9.1
School and/or work
Children - feel teachers treat me fairly % | 2019-2020
46.0
n/a
n/a
Children - feel safe at school % | 2019-2020
54.1
n/a
n/a
Children - feel connected to my school % | 2019-2020
38.9
n/a
n/a
Children - with mental fitness needs highly satisfied by school % | 2019-2020
53.7
n/a
n/a
Youth - participate in activities or groups organized by school % | 2021-2022
64.4
57.4
57.2
Youth - feel teachers treat me fairly % | 2021-2022
80.9
82.0
82.1
Youth - feel safe at school % | 2021-2022
76.9
77.1
76.0
Youth - feel connected to my school % | 2021-2022
87.1
87.1
87.3
Youth - with mental fitness needs highly satisfied by school % | 2021-2022
53.6
52.4
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
42.0
40.7
40.3
Community
Youth - volunteer outside school without being paid % | 2021-2022
60.2
62.2
58.4
Youth - treated fairly in my community % | 2021-2022
38.3
37.2
36.6
Youth - participate in activities or groups not organized by school % | 2021-2022
62.6
60.9
60.9
Youth - know where to go in my community to get help % | 2021-2022
27.7
27.0
26.7
Youth - sense of community belonging, somewhat strong or very strong Number | 2021-2022
18.0
18.4
18.4
Have internet access at home % | 2020
96.8
96.9
96.9
Adults % | 2020
98.2
97.4
95.7
Seniors % | 2020
87.6
88.0
85.7
Community Safety
Children
Victim of bullying % | 2019-2020
39.4
n/a
n/a
Youth
It is safe for younger children to play outside during the day % | 2021-2022
70.2
74.5
74.9
Victim of bullying % | 2021-2022
45.3
46.2
46.3
Victim of dating violence % | 2018-2019
19.3
19.5
16.6
Sexually violated % | 2018-2019
8.5
10.4
10.4
Adults and seniors
Crimes against persons Rate per 1,000 population | 2019
15
13
16
Crimes against property Rate per 1,000 population | 2019
29
25
33
Stress
Reasons for stress in adults
Time pressures or not having enough time % | 2020
41.2
40.9
45.6
Physical health problem or condition % | 2020
28.3
26.7
27.6
Emotional or mental health problem or condition % | 2020
25.1
24.9
27.1
Financial situation % | 2020
31.3
36.5
36.7
Work situation % | 2020
36.4
38.2
38.9
Caring for others - parents, family or friends % | 2020
28.1
25.6
27.9
Other personal or family responsibilities % | 2020
26.8
26.5
27.0
Health of family members % | 2020
43.3
39.3
41.8
Reasons for stress in seniors
Time pressures or not having enough time % | 2020
13.2
13.4
14.1
Physical health problem or condition % | 2020
26.1
27.7
24.9
Emotional or mental health problem or condition % | 2020
10.5
10.3
12.1
Financial situation % | 2020
12.8
12.4
14.9
Work situation % | 2020
4.8
4.7
5.1
Caring for others - parents, family or friends % | 2020
15.8
18.5
19.4
Other personal or family responsibilities % | 2020
19.7
18.2
16.1
Health of family members % | 2020
30.8
34.7
33.8
Education
Children and youth
Approved child care spaces - infants (1 and under) Rate per 100 population aged 1 and under | 2019
18
15
18
Approved child care spaces - preschool (2-4 years) Rate per 100 population aged 2 to 4 | 2019
43
55
60
Approved child care spaces - school-age (5-12 years) Rate per 100 population aged 5 to 12 | 2019
16
24
29
Kindergarten school readiness % | 2018-2019
93
92
85
Youth - school marks above average or excellent (80% or more) % | 2018-2019
64.9
64.0
62.7
School dropout rate % | 2018-2019
0.9
0.8
1.0
Adults and seniors
Difficulty understanding written information about a medical condition or prescription, always or usually % | 2020
9.8
10.7
12.3
Highest level completed of education - less than high school % | 2016
13
10
14
Highest level completed of education - high school or equivalent % | 2016
32
31
29
Highest level completed of education - postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree % | 2016
56
59
58
Employment
Labour force
Participation rate % | 2016
59
62
62
Employment rate % | 2016
51
56
55
Employment status
Employee % | 2016
86
90
90
Self-employed % | 2016
11
8
8
Work a full year, full time % | 2016
48
53
50
Work part of the year and/or part time % | 2016
52
47
50
Students with part-time jobs outside of school % | 2018-2019
32.6
32.0
33.7
Absence days of full-time employees in a year due to illness and disability Days | 2020
n/a
n/a
10
Absence days of full-time employees in a year due to personal or family responsibilities Days | 2020
n/a
n/a
1.6
Income
Household income
Household income - less than $25,000 % | 2016
13
11
17
Household income - $25,000 to $59,999 % | 2016
35
32
34
Household income - $60,000 and more % | 2016
45
51
49
Median household income $ | 2016
53,870
61,609
59,313
Median household income per household habitant $ per person | 2016
24,486
26,786
25,788
Median lone-parent family income $ | 2016
25,266
29,588
28,763
Live in low-income household % | 2016
22
19
18
Youth - live in low-income household (0-17 years) % | 2016
33
25
22
...Children - live in low-income household (0-5 years) % | 2016
37
28
25
Adults - live in low-income household % | 2016
20
17
16
Seniors - live in low-income household % | 2016
21
20
23
Family resilience to financial shock - debt to asset ratio % | 2019
S
15
15
Composition of total income
Families with children receiving social assistance or welfare benefits % | 2020
8
7
5
Population receiving Employment Insurance % | 2020
5
4
6
Composition of total income of the population in private households -market income (employment, investments, retirement, etc.) % | 2016
81
85
83
Composition of total income of the population in private households - government transfer payments (pension, old age security, employment insurance, child benefits, etc.) % | 2016
19
15
17
Food security
Children - eat at a breakfast or snack program at school % | 2019-2020
70.0
n/a
n/a
Youth - report going to school or to bed hungry because there is not enough food at home, often or always % | 2021-2022
4.1
6.3
6.3
Food insecurity - moderate to severe % | 2015 to 2019
n/a
9
n/a
Seniors - food insecurity - moderate to severe % | 2015 to 2019
n/a
3
n/a
Housing security
Median monthly shelter costs - rented residence $ | 2016
651
701
704
Median monthly shelter costs - owned residence $ | 2016
609
826
741
Tenants in subsidized housing % | 2016
12
14
14
Spending 30% or more of household total income on shelter costs % | 2016
18
18
17
Cost associated with health needs
No insurance for prescription medications % | 2020
15.1
15.0
15.6
Did not fill a prescription for medicine, or skipped doses because of the cost % | 2020
7.3
5.8
5.8
Other purchasing practices
Purchasing practices - alcohol sales $ per person aged 19 and over | 2019-2020
666
476
480
Purchasing practices - lottery sales $ per person aged 19 and over | 2019-2020
n/a
n/a
526
Purchasing practices - cannabis sales $ per person aged 19 and over | 2019-2020
119
67
70
Average debt owed at graduation - college graduate $ | 2015
n/a
n/a
15,100
Average debt owed at graduation - university degree graduate $ | 2015
n/a
n/a
40,000
College graduates with large debt at graduation of $25,000 and over % | 2015
n/a
n/a
17
University degree graduates with large debt at graduation of $25,000 and over % | 2015
n/a
n/a
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.