County of Colchester
Full name: Municipality of the County of Colchester
Geographic region: Colchester County
In 2011, County of Colchester had a population of 50,968, representing a percentage change of 1.9% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%. In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in County of Colchester was 16.8%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%.
The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 68.5% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 14.8%. 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 Colchester occupies a land area of 3,627.94 square kilometres with a population density of 14.0 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 52,939.44 square kilometres with a population density of 17.4 persons per square kilometre.
96.8% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.1% reported French only, and 2.1% 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.
Voter Turnout (2012): 34.50%
Offices to be elected:
- Mayor (elected at-large)
- 11 Councillors (11 Districts)
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Total annual expenses: $42,395,100 (Actual, 2015)
Total annual revenues: $46,349,333 (Actual, 2015)
Residential tax rate: 0.87% (2015-16)
Conditional transfers from government: $ 4,165,293
Unconditional transfers from government: $536,614
Mayor’s salary: $ 39,000
Councillor’s salary: $ 18,335
- Chignecto-Central Regional School Board
- Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale
- Public Works – Infrastructure Maintenance, Wastewater Treatment, Water Utility. Solid Waste Management and Recycling
- Animal Services
- Community Planning
- Recreational Service – Summer Camps, Community Events, Trails, Parks, Active Transportation