Table

zone
Community
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
zone
Zone 3
Fredericton and River Valley Area
zone
Province
New Brunswick
Family and Social Support
Family and friends
Parents - report eating dinner (evening meal) with their children % | 2019-2020
58.2
n/a
n/a
Children - with mental fitness needs highly satisfied by family % | 2019-2020
80.5
n/a
n/a
Children - with mental fitness needs highly satisfied by friends % | 2019-2020
90.3
n/a
n/a
Youth - eat an evening meal together with family, friends or guardians % | 2021-2022
39.9
42.4
44.5
Youth - enjoy my cultural and family traditions % | 2021-2022
55.4
54.7
53.8
Youth - my parent or caregiver knows a lot about me % | 2021-2022
52.7
47.7
48.7
Youth - my family stands by me during difficult times % | 2021-2022
49.6
50.8
49.6
Youth - with mental fitness needs highly satisfied by family % | 2021-2022
79.5
76.9
78.0
Youth - my friends stand by me during difficult times % | 2021-2022
49.5
43.2
41.8
Youth - with mental fitness needs highly satisfied by friends % | 2021-2022
81.3
82.8
82.8
Youth - have people I look up to % | 2021-2022
50.7
45.4
45.2
Adults and seniors - lack companionship some of the time or often % | 2020
32.7
39.5
36.6
Adults and seniors - feel left out some of the time or often % | 2020
30.9
33.7
31.2
Adults and seniors - feel isolated some of the time or often % | 2020
38.0
36.5
31.2
Adults and seniors - provide long-term care to someone % | 2020
4.3
7.9
9.1
School and/or work
Children - feel teachers treat me fairly % | 2019-2020
61.3
n/a
n/a
Children - feel safe at school % | 2019-2020
70.7
n/a
n/a
Children - feel connected to my school % | 2019-2020
51.7
n/a
n/a
Children - with mental fitness needs highly satisfied by school % | 2019-2020
59.6
n/a
n/a
Youth - participate in activities or groups organized by school % | 2021-2022
68.8
59.5
57.2
Youth - feel teachers treat me fairly % | 2021-2022
82.5
81.9
82.1
Youth - feel safe at school % | 2021-2022
77.7
71.5
76.0
Youth - feel connected to my school % | 2021-2022
87.5
85.8
87.3
Youth - with mental fitness needs highly satisfied by school % | 2021-2022
51.2
52.7
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
48.6
41.0
40.3
Community
Youth - volunteer outside school without being paid % | 2021-2022
63.5
61.4
58.4
Youth - treated fairly in my community % | 2021-2022
41.8
37.7
36.6
Youth - participate in activities or groups not organized by school % | 2021-2022
63.6
61.2
60.9
Youth - know where to go in my community to get help % | 2021-2022
33.7
28.3
26.7
Youth - sense of community belonging, somewhat strong or very strong Number | 2021-2022
18.9
18.3
18.4
Have internet access at home % | 2020
89.6
97.4
96.9
Adults % | 2020
94.1
95.9
95.7
Seniors % | 2020
83.6
86.0
85.7
Community Safety
Children
Victim of bullying % | 2019-2020
40.3
n/a
n/a
Youth
It is safe for younger children to play outside during the day % | 2021-2022
76.4
75.1
74.9
Victim of bullying % | 2021-2022
52.7
45.9
46.3
Victim of dating violence % | 2018-2019
10.7
15.9
16.6
Sexually violated % | 2018-2019
5.5
9.5
10.4
Adults and seniors
Crimes against persons Rate per 1,000 population | 2019
4
14
16
Crimes against property Rate per 1,000 population | 2019
4
28
33
Stress
Reasons for stress in adults
Time pressures or not having enough time % | 2020
52.7
47.5
45.6
Physical health problem or condition % | 2020
31.9
27.9
27.6
Emotional or mental health problem or condition % | 2020
32.1
28.2
27.1
Financial situation % | 2020
30.7
35.3
36.7
Work situation % | 2020
39.8
39.5
38.9
Caring for others - parents, family or friends % | 2020
29.8
25.6
27.9
Other personal or family responsibilities % | 2020
24.8
27.9
27.0
Health of family members % | 2020
42.1
41.7
41.8
Reasons for stress in seniors
Time pressures or not having enough time % | 2020
13.2
12.1
14.1
Physical health problem or condition % | 2020
26.7
25.7
24.9
Emotional or mental health problem or condition % | 2020
15.7
12.8
12.1
Financial situation % | 2020
16.2
13.4
14.9
Work situation % | 2020
6.0
5.6
5.1
Caring for others - parents, family or friends % | 2020
14.2
19.0
19.4
Other personal or family responsibilities % | 2020
19.1
16.2
16.1
Health of family members % | 2020
30.7
32.7
33.8
Education
Children and youth
Approved child care spaces - infants (1 and under) Rate per 100 population aged 1 and under | 2019
6
16
18
Approved child care spaces - preschool (2-4 years) Rate per 100 population aged 2 to 4 | 2019
17
58
60
Approved child care spaces - school-age (5-12 years) Rate per 100 population aged 5 to 12 | 2019
4
27
29
Kindergarten school readiness % | 2018-2019
94
92
85
Youth - school marks above average or excellent (80% or more) % | 2018-2019
65.3
67.1
62.7
School dropout rate % | 2018-2019
0.0
1.4
1.0
Adults and seniors
Difficulty understanding written information about a medical condition or prescription, always or usually % | 2020
8.4
11.3
12.3
Highest level completed of education - less than high school % | 2016
12
10
14
Highest level completed of education - high school or equivalent % | 2016
32
30
29
Highest level completed of education - postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree % | 2016
56
60
58
Employment
Labour force
Participation rate % | 2016
62
63
62
Employment rate % | 2016
55
57
55
Employment status
Employee % | 2016
89
90
90
Self-employed % | 2016
9
8
8
Work a full year, full time % | 2016
54
53
50
Work part of the year and/or part time % | 2016
46
47
50
Students with part-time jobs outside of school % | 2018-2019
24.4
29.5
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
10
10
17
Household income - $25,000 to $59,999 % | 2016
33
33
34
Household income - $60,000 and more % | 2016
53
52
49
Median household income $ | 2016
63,838
62,196
59,313
Median household income per household habitant $ per person | 2016
25,535
27,042
25,788
Median lone-parent family income $ | 2016
28,756
31,705
28,763
Live in low-income household % | 2016
19
18
18
Youth - live in low-income household (0-17 years) % | 2016
25
22
22
...Children - live in low-income household (0-5 years) % | 2016
20
24
25
Adults - live in low-income household % | 2016
14
16
16
Seniors - live in low-income household % | 2016
29
21
23
Family resilience to financial shock - debt to asset ratio % | 2019
S
14
15
Composition of total income
Families with children receiving social assistance or welfare benefits % | 2020
4
4
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
84
86
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
14
17
Food security
Children - eat at a breakfast or snack program at school % | 2019-2020
70.4
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
6.3
5.5
6.3
Food insecurity - moderate to severe % | 2015 to 2019
n/a
10
n/a
Seniors - food insecurity - moderate to severe % | 2015 to 2019
n/a
4
n/a
Housing security
Median monthly shelter costs - rented residence $ | 2016
649
795
704
Median monthly shelter costs - owned residence $ | 2016
655
750
741
Tenants in subsidized housing % | 2016
11
13
14
Spending 30% or more of household total income on shelter costs % | 2016
12
16
17
Cost associated with health needs
No insurance for prescription medications % | 2020
14.8
12.6
15.6
Did not fill a prescription for medicine, or skipped doses because of the cost % | 2020
5.8
5.0
5.8
Other purchasing practices
Purchasing practices - alcohol sales $ per person aged 19 and over | 2019-2020
265
434
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
n/a
60
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.