Demographics in New Brunswick

Population Marital Status Employment Spoken Language Median Income Households Housing Education Commute Time

What is the population of New Brunswick?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 775,610
Male population 381,455 49.2%
Female population 394,155 50.8%
Average age 44.7
Male population 49.2%
Female population 50.8%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 111,130 14.3%
15 to 24 81,215 10.5%
25 to 34 85,865 11.1%
35 to 44 93,245 12.0%
45 to 54 102,280 13.2%
55 to 64 124,710 16.1%
Over 65 177,160 22.8%
Under 14 14.3%
15 to 24 10.5%
25 to 34 11.1%
35 to 44 12.0%
45 to 54 13.2%
55 to 64 16.1%
Over 65 22.8%
There are 775,610 residents in New Brunswick, with an average age of 44.7. Males make up 49.2% of the population, while females account for 50.8%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in New Brunswick (177,160 individuals), followed by those aged 55 to 64 (124,710 people).

What is the marital status of New Brunswick residents?

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% of Total
Married 298,905 45.0%
Common law 86,900 13.1%
Single 174,335 26.2%
Separated 21,995 3.3%
Divorced 38,865 5.8%
Widowed 43,480 6.5%
Married 45.0%
Common law 13.1%
Single 26.2%
Separated 3.3%
Divorced 5.8%
Widowed 6.5%
A total of 174,335 people in New Brunswick have never been married (which represents 26.2% of the population). Wedded people in New Brunswick (298,905 locals) account for 45% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 13.1% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 86,900 people).

What are the employment statistics in New Brunswick?

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Unemployment rate 10.3%
% of Total
Management 3,630 1.0%
Business, finance and administration 58,480 15.3%
Natural and applied sciences 24,220 6.4%
Health 34,745 9.1%
Education, law, community and government services 51,285 13.4%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 7,685 2.0%
Sales and service 101,215 26.5%
Trades and transport 67,570 17.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 13,690 3.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 18,970 5.0%
Management 1.0%
Business, finance and administration 15.3%
Natural and applied sciences 6.4%
Health 9.1%
Education, law, community and government services 13.4%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.0%
Sales and service 26.5%
Trades and transport 17.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 3.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 5.0%
New Brunswick has an unemployment rate of 10.3%. Regarding the most common jobs in New Brunswick, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (101,215 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (67,570 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (58,480 individuals).

What language is most spoken in New Brunswick?

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% of Total
English 528,550 69.1%
French 229,330 30.0%
English and French 5,040 0.7%
Neither English nor French 1,710 0.2%
The majority of New Brunswick residents (that’s 69.1%) speak English.

What is the median household income in New Brunswick?

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Median household income $70,000
Median after-tax household income $62,000
The median household income in New Brunswick is $70,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $62,000 per year.

How many households are there in New Brunswick?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 337,655
Owned households 246,455 73.0%
Rented households 88,455 26.2%
Other households 2,745 0.8%
Owned households 73.0%
Rented households 26.2%
Other households 0.8%

Household size

Average household size 2.3
% of Total
1 person 100,545 29.8%
2 person 133,125 39.4%
3 person 49,350 14.6%
4 person 37,185 11.0%
5 person 17,445 5.2%
1 person 29.8%
2 person 39.4%
3 person 14.6%
4 person 11.0%
5 person 5.2%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 50,935 15.1%
35 to 44 50,205 14.9%
45 to 54 56,585 16.8%
55 to 64 71,225 21.1%
Over 65 108,700 32.2%
Under 34 15.1%
35 to 44 14.9%
45 to 54 16.8%
55 to 64 21.1%
Over 65 32.2%
There is a total of 337,655 households in New Brunswick, 73% of which are owner-occupied and 26.2% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in New Brunswick is 2.3 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (133,125 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (100,545 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in New Brunswick, at 32.2%.

What are the housing characteristics in New Brunswick?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 39,085 11.6%
Between 1946 and 1960 35,010 10.4%
Between 1961 and 1970 37,050 11.0%
Between 1971 and 1980 64,020 19.0%
Between 1981 and 1990 47,310 14.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 42,145 12.5%
Between 2001 and 2010 40,745 12.1%
After 2011 32,285 9.6%
Before 1945 11.6%
Between 1946 and 1960 10.4%
Between 1961 and 1970 11.0%
Between 1971 and 1980 19.0%
Between 1981 and 1990 14.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 12.5%
Between 2001 and 2010 12.1%
After 2011 9.6%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 1,155 0.3%
1 bedroom 32,570 9.6%
2 bedrooms 97,215 28.8%
3 bedrooms 128,185 38.0%
4 or more bedroom 78,525 23.3%
No bedrooms 0.3%
1 bedroom 9.6%
2 bedrooms 28.8%
2 bedrooms 38.0%
4 or more bedroom 23.3%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 228,950 67.8%
Apartments 4,260 1.3%
Attached homes 90,245 26.7%
Movable homes 14,195 4.2%
Single-detached homes 67.8%
Apartments 1.3%
Attached homes 26.7%
Movable homes 4.2%
Median home value $180,000
Average home value $207,800

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 216,775 64.2%
Major repairs 26,245 7.8%
Minor repairs 94,630 28.0%
Regular maintenance 64.2%
Minor repairs 28.0%
Major repairs 7.8%
Single-detached houses account for 67.8% of the residential buildings in New Brunswick. Apartments make up 1.3% of the New Brunswick housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $180,000 and the average figure sits at $207,800. Of all the properties in New Brunswick, 3 bedrooms units include 128,185 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 97,215 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (64.2%) and minor repairs (28%).

What is the education level in New Brunswick?

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% of Total
No diploma 122,485 18.9%
High school diploma 193,240 29.8%
Apprenticeship diploma 50,500 7.8%
College diploma 146,815 22.6%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 12,335 1.9%
University degree 122,865 19.0%
No diploma 18.9%
High school diploma 29.8%
Apprenticeship diploma 7.8%
College diploma 22.6%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1.9%
University degree 19.0%
Approximately 29.8% of the population in New Brunswick has a high school diploma (that’s 193,240 residents). New Brunswick locals holding a college diploma (146,815 people) account for 22.6% of the resident pool. Additionally, 19% of them hold a university degree (122,865 people).

What is the average commute time in New Brunswick?

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Average commute time 18 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 269,215 92.0%
By public transit 4,345 1.5%
By bicycle/by walking 13,435 4.6%
By other methods 5,725 2.0%
By car, truck or van 92.0%
By public transit 1.5%
By bicycle/by walking 4.6%
By other methods 2.0%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 115,805 47.0%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 127,010 51.6%
Commute to a different province 3,465 1.4%
Commute within the same municipality 47.0%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 51.6%
Commute to a different province 1.4%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 131,495 44.9%
15 to 29 minutes 104,705 35.8%
30 to 44 minutes 34,810 11.9%
45 to 59 minutes 11,180 3.8%
More than 60 minutes 10,530 3.6%
Less than 15 minutes 44.9%
15 to 29 minutes 35.8%
30 to 44 minutes 11.9%
45 to 59 minutes 3.8%
More than 60 minutes 3.6%
Most employed people in New Brunswick (131,495 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (104,705 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in New Brunswick is 18 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed New Brunswick locals commute to another municipality within the same province to get to work.

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest census data from Statistics Canada (2021).
Census aggregated data represented here is extracted from Data Tables, by topic, at census subdivision area level. Differences may be found between the totals of the various categories due to multiple variables.
The information is updated as soon as new data is made available. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information.

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