Municipality Profiles

District of Yarmouth

Full name:  Municipality of the District of Yarmouth
Website: www.district.yarmouth.ns.ca
Geographic region: Yarmouth County

Demographics

In 2011, Yarmouth (Municipal district) had a population of 10,105, 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 Yarmouth, MD was 17.9%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 66.7% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 15.4%. 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 Yarmouth occupies a land area of 585.75 square kilometres with a population density of 17.3 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.

89.8% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 8.3% reported French only, and 1.1% 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.

Election Notes

Method of Voting: Paper Ballot
Voter Turnout (2012): 42.07%
Offices to be elected: 

  • 7 Councillors (7 Districts)
  • Warden is elected by the members of council 

Find Your Candidates: www.localdecisions.ca/find_your_candidates

Financial Information

Total annual expenses: $9,807,685 (2015 Actuals)
Total annual revenues: $10,076,133  (2015 Actuals)
Residential tax rate: 1.16% (2016-17)
Conditional transfers from government: $99,537
Unconditional transfers from government: $812,058

School Boards

  • Tri-County Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale

Responsibilities

  • Public Works – Sewage, Sidewalks, Waste Management.
  • Sustainable Energy – Wind Turbine Project
  • Senior Safety Program
  • Regional Development
  • Recreation – Community Programs and Facilities, Active Transportation, Physical Activity Plan

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