Municipality Profiles

Town of Annapolis Royal

Full name: Town of Annapolis Royal
Website: annapolisroyal.com
Geographic region: Annapolis County

Demographics

In 2011, Annapolis Royal had a population of 481 representing a percentage change of 8.3% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Annapolis Royal was 37.5%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 55.2% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 8.3%. In comparison, the national percentages were 68.5% for the population aged 15 to 64 and 16.7% for the population aged 0 to 14.

Annapolis Royal occupies a land area of 2.04 square kilometres with a population density of 235.8 persons per square kilometre. This compares to Nova Scotia’s provincial land area of 52,939.44 square kilometres with a population density of 17.4 persons per square kilometre.

93.8% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 3.1% reported French only, and 3.1% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 91.8% for English only, 3.4% for French only and 4.1% for only non-official languages.

Election Notes

Method of Voting: Paper Ballot
Voter Turnout (2012): 64.03%
Offices to be elected:

  • Mayor (elected at-large)
  • 4 Councillors (elected at-large)

Find Your Candidates: www.localdecisions.ca/find_your_candidates

Financial Information

Total annual expenses: $ 1,979,948 (2015 Actuals)
Total annual revenues: $ 2,051,293 (2015 Actuals)
Residential tax rate: 1.65% (2013)
Mayor’s salary:10,595
Councillor’s salary:5,045

School Boards

  • Annapolis Valley Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provincial

Responsibilities

  • Zero Waste Initiative
  • Police Services
  • Fire Services 
  • Water Utility

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