Municipality Profiles

County of Victoria

Full name:  Municipality of the County of Victoria
Website: www.victoriacounty.com
Geographic region: Victoria County

Demographics

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.

Election Notes

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

Financial Information

Residential tax rate: 1.20% (2016) 

School Boards

  • Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale

Responsibilities

  • Animal Services
  • Emergency Services
  • Public Works: Waste Management and Recycling, Water Utility
  • Community Programs Assistance
  • Recreation – Museums, Sports Programs, Community Festivals and Events
  • Tourism

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