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Fredericton experienced the highest population growth of New Brunswick's major cities in the 2011 census at 11.3%!

There are over 322,670 (2006) people living within a 100 km radius of the capital city including Fredericton!  The Greater Fredericton Region has a total population of 124,172 (2006), and Fredericton's Census Agglomeration (CA) population in 2011 was 94,268.. 

Fredericton's population is younger than both the provincial and the national averages according to 2006 census data.  The median age is 38.4 years - compared to the Canadian median age of 38.8 years and NB median age of 41.5 years.  The City has a comparatively large concentration of citizens in the 20-54 year age cohort. 

With four universities, there is a concentration of young students which contributes to a skilled workforce -  particularly with respect to information technology, research & development, the life sciences, consulting engineering, aerospace & defence and e-learning employees.

2006 Age Cohorts - Fredericton,CA

link to AgeCohort 


In its 2006 Census, Statistics Canada found that 22% of the population was bilingual.

 Population by Knowledge of Official Languages - 2006
  Population Population %
 English Only 66,130 78%
 French Only 385 0.45%
 English and French18,38022%
 Neither French or English 175 0.21%
 Total 85,070 100%
 Source:  Statistics Canada  

 Consumer Price Index



 (2002 base year = 100)

Source  Statistics Canada Dec 2011

Retail Sales & Income

Retail sales - 2012
Estimated at 24% above the national average. 

Source: Financial Post Canadian Markets Demographics 2012 Edition

 Income Estimate - 2012   
 AreaFamily Income Household Income 
 Fredericton $93,485 $80,500
 Moncton $86,295 $75,717
 Saint John $86,778 $75,971
 New Brunswick $77,226 $68,135
 Source: Financial Post Canadian Markets Demographics 2012 Edition

Business Sectors

Fredericton is one of the most cost-competitive places to do business on the Eastern Seaboard.  Entrepreneurs are driving Fredericton's economy with one business for every fourteen people (KPMG's Competitive Alternatives Study).  

"Best City for Business" (Canadian Business Magazine):  The Boyd Study ranked Fredericton as the top city offering best value among nine major Canadian cities and Baltimore, Maryland, a low cost American city, when comparing a 500 person businesses occupying 125,000sq.ft. of Class A office space.

Fredericton has a diverse business sector in industries ranging from technology, R&D, education, aerospace & defence, manufacturing, retail and service.  Fredericton's government and institutional sectors provide ongoing economic stability being home to: municipal government, the seat of provincial government, and numerous federal government offices, plus four universities.  


Distribution of Businesses by NAICS category for  Fredericton, CA & Oromocto

(as of January 2012) 

 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting& Mining 17
 Mining, Quarrying and Oil & Gas Extraction
 Finance & Insurance 170
 Real Estate, Rental & Leasing 192
 Manufacturing 181
 Government (Public Administration) 256
 Retail Trade 735
 Wholesale Trade293
 Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 174
 Transportation & Warehousing 178
 Health Care & Social Assistance 460
 Adm. & Support, Waste Management & Remediation Services 440
 Educational Services 208
 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services563
 Accommodation & Foodservices308
 Management of Companies & Enterprises132
 Other Services (Except Public Administration)754

(including 373 in Oromocto) TOTAL 

 Source: Canada New Brunswick Business Service Centre (Hoovers-Dun & Bradstreet)   

Major Employers

The largest private sector employers in the City of Fredericton are:

- United Parcel Service 640

- Maple Leaf Homes 400

- Marriott Worldwide Reservation Centre 300

- ADI Ltd. 250

- Wal-Mart (Southside) 250

- Omni Facility Services Canada Corporation 250

- Hamilton-Kennedy Inc. 250

- Skillsoft 250

- York Manor Nursing Home 240

- Barrett Xplore Inc. 240

- Stantec Consulting Ltd. 230

- Delta Fredericton 220

- Wal-Mart (Northside) 200

- Costco 200


The largest public sector/institutional sector employers are:

 - River Valley Health Corporation 3600

- Province of New Brunswick in Fredericton 3000 (approx.)

- NB Power  2500

- School District 18   2500

- University of New Brunswick 2500

- City of Fredericton 600

- Service Canada 205


The largest public sector/institutional employer in the outlying Fredericton area:
- CFB Gagetown (Department of National Defence) 6000 employees

Source:  HRDC

Labour Force

 Labour Force Summary

Fredericton CA

Fredericton CA

  MaleFemaleTotal Male Female Total 
 *Labour Force 25,505 23,760 48,965 28,900 26,81755,717
 Employed Labour Force 23,510 22,18545,695  27,02625,36252,388
 (*15+yrs and older)

 2006 Census

2012 Estimates-FP Data 


link to Inddist2012

Salaries and Wages

The New Brunswick Minimum wage is $10.00per hour as of April 2012.

Well-Educated Labour Force

Fredericton has the 4th highest university-educated population in the entire country at 31%! (2006 Census), and is home to four universities!

 link to EducationalAttainment09


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