REGIONAL GROWTH DASHBOARD

POPULATION GROWTH

132,499

 541

2020: 131,958
2019: 131,089

Source: Statistics Canada, July 2021

PROPERTY TAX BASE

$11.974B

 $0.79B

2021: $11.184B
2020: $10.727B

Source: Government of New Brunswick, Dec. 2021

EMPLOYMENT

63,100

 2,600

2021: 60,500
2020: 62,100

Source: Statistics Canada, March 2022

AVERAGE SINGLE FAMILY HOME PRICE

$333,568

$53,259

2020: $269,857
2019: $141,099

Canadian Real Estate Association, March 2022

OFFICE VACANCY RATE

18.38%

 1.08%

2020: 17.3%
2019: 18.3%

Source: Turner Drake & Partners, Ltd., Dec 2021

BUILDING PERMIT VALUES

$231.9 million

$43.4 million

2020: $188.5 million
2019: $161.9 million

Source: Statistics Canada, Feb. 2022

HOUSING STARTS – SINGLE FAMILY

299

 74

2020: 225
2019: 167

Source: CMHC, April 2022

HOUSING STARTS – MULTI-FAMILY

288

59

2020: 229
2019: 283

Source: CMHC, April 2022

PORT CARGO (TONNES)

28.8 million

2.8 million

2020: 26 million
2019: 25.3 million

Source: Port Saint John, Jan. 2021

VISITORS

652,000

-1,048,000

2019: 1,700,000
2018: 1,700,000

Source: Tourism Economics, 2020

VISITOR SPENDING

$116 million

-$162 million

2019: $278 million
2018: $282 million

Source: Tourism Economics, 2020

HOTEL OCCUPANCY RATE

44.6%

21.4%

2021: 23.2%
2020: 25.9%

Source: Smith Travel Research, April 2022

AIR PASSENGERS

55,749

-3,351

2020: 59,100
2019: 281,100

Source: Saint John Airport, Jan. 2022

CRUISE SHIP VISITORS

0

0

2020: 0
2019: 196,032

Source: Saint John Port Authority, Jan. 2022