Brunswick: Challenges & Opportunities
Here are some Web
sites to help you with your research.
Here is an activity to help
you gather information from one of the Web sites:
A Rural Community in New Brunswick
Preserving rural communities and
their way of life is one challenge facing New Brunswick. Here you will
learn about one of New Brunswick's rural communities: the town of Hampton.
Brunswick Population Projections
Looking ahead to the future is an important job for the government of a
province. On this site, you can see how people have used information about
the present to estimate what the population of New Brunswick will be like
in the future.
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||What Do the Numbers Mean?
1. Visit New
Brunswick's Department of Finance to learn about population
for the province. Population projections are estimates of what the
of an area will be at a specific time in the future.
2. Look at the first chart on the
The first column
lists the year.
The second column
lists the total population of the province.
The rest of
the columns list the population for specific age groups.
3. Gather the following information
from the chart. Click here
to download a
on which to record your answers.
a. Which age group had the
largest population in the
b. In which year will the
province's total population be
c. Which age group shows
a population increase for
of the years on the chart?
d. For which age group does
the population decrease
between 2000 and 2025?
e. Which age group makes
up most of the population in
of the following years: 2000? 2015? 2025?
f. Which age group shows
the largest increase between
2000 and 2025?
4. You may have heard people say
that Canada has an "aging population." This
as time goes by, there will be fewer young people and more older
in a small group to discuss and write responses to these questions:
a. Do the population projections
on the chart suggest
New Brunswick has an aging population? Give
for your answer.
b. One of the services that the provincial
to citizens is health care. Why might an
population mean that the government will face
related to providing health care?
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