County of Victoria
Full name: Municipality of the County of Victoria
Geographic region: Victoria County
In 2011, County of victoria had a population of 7,115 representing a percentage change of -6.3% 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 Victoria was 18.0%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working-age population (15 to 64) was 67.0% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 15.0%. 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 Victoria occupies a land area of 2,870.85 square kilometres with a population density of 2.5 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.
91.4% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.8% reported French only, and 7.8% 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: Electronic Vote (internet and telephone) and Paper Ballots
Voter Turnout (2012): 74.92%
Offices to be elected:
- 8 Councillors (8 Districts)
- Warden is elected by the members of council
Find Your Candidates: www.localdecisions.ca/find_your_candidates
Residential tax rate: 1.20% (2016)
- Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board
- Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale
- Animal Services
- Emergency Services
- Public Works: Waste Management and Recycling, Water Utility
- Community Programs Assistance
- Recreation – Museums, Sports Programs, Community Festivals and Events