District of Argyle
Full name: The Municipality of the District of Argyle
Geographic region: Yarmouth County
In 2011, Argyle (Municipal district) had a population of 8,252, representing a percentage change of -4.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.
In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Argyle, MD was 18.7%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working-age population (15 to 64) was 66.5% 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.
District of Argyle occupies a land area of 1,528.01 square kilometres with a population density of 5.4 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.
52.3% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 45.3% reported French only, and 0.4% 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 Voting (Internet or telephone)
Voter Turnout (2012): 79.68%
Offices to be elected:
- 9 Councillors (9 Districts)
- Warden is elected by the members of council
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Total annual expenses: $7,047,649 (Actual, 2015)
Total annual revenues: $7,535,625 (Actual, 2015)
Residential tax rate: 1.07% (2016-17)
Conditional transfers from government: $466,270
Unconditional transfers from government: $161,259
Warden’s salary: $27,133
Councillor’s salary: $19,535
- Tri-County Regional School Board
- Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale
- Waste Management and Recycling
- Animal Services
- Residential Parks
- Public Safety
- Recreation – Active Living, Day Camp Programs, Recreational Activities and Events