Municipality Profiles

Region of Queens Municipality

Full name: Region of Queens Municipality
Website: www.regionofqueens.com
Geographic region: Queens County

Demographics

In 2011, Queens (Regional municipality) had a population of 10,917, representing a percentage change of -2.3% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Queens, RGM was 22.6%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working-age population (15 to 64) was 64.7% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 12.8%. 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.

Queens Regional Municipality occupies a land area of 2,392.85 square kilometres with a population density of 4.6 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.

97.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.8% reported French only, and 1.3% 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

Voter Turnout (2012): 46.72%
Offices to be elected: 

  • Mayor (elected at-large)
  • 7 Councillors (7 Districts)  

Find Your Candidates: www.localdecisions.ca/find_your_candidates

Financial Information

Total annual expenses: $19,229,405 (2015 Actuals)
Total annual revenues: $20,093,887 (2015 Actuals)
Residential tax rate: 

  • District 1-12: 1.02%
  • District 13: 1.90%

Mayor’s salary: $32,550
Councillor’s salary: $18,152

School Boards

  • South Shore Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale

Responsibilities

  • Waste Management
  • Economic Development
  • Emergency services
  • Recreation – Parks, Trails and Waterways, Sports, Town Hall Arts and Culture Centre

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