County of Antigonish
Full name: Municipality of the County of Antigonish
In 2011, County of Antigonish had a population of 19,589 representing a percentage change of 4.0% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.
The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Antigonish was 15.7%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 67.8% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 16.5%. 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.
County of Antigonish occupies a land area of 1,457.81 square kilometres with a population density of 13.4 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.
93.9% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 3.0% 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.
Method of Voting: Paper Ballot
Voter Turnout (2012): 48.09%
Offices to be elected:
- 10 Councillors (10 Districts)
- Warden is elected by members of council
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Residential tax rate: 0.88% (2016)
- Strait Regional School Board
- Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale
- Fire Services
- Police Services
- Public Works: Waste Collection, Water Utility.