Municipality Profiles

Town of Berwick

Full name: Town of Berwick
Website: www.town.berwick.ns.ca
Geographic region: Kings County

Demographics

In 2011, Berwick had a population of 2,454 representing a percentage change of 0.0% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Berwick was 29.1%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 57.8% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 13.4%. 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.

Berwick occupies a land area of 6.66 square kilometres with a population density of 368.6 persons per square kilometre. This compares to Nova Scotia’s provincial land area of 52,939.44 square kilometres with a population density of 17.4 persons per square kilometre.

97.1% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.5% reported French only, and 1.5% 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): 54.72%
Offices to be elected: 

  • Mayor (elected at-large)
  • 6 Councillors (elected at-large)

Find Your Candidates: www.localdecisions.ca/find_your_candidates

Financial Information

Total annual expenses: $ 8,684,514 (2015 Actuals)
Total annual revenues: $ 8,882,463 (2015 Actuals)
Mayor’s salary:17,605
Councillor’s salary: $ 8,503

School Boards

  • Annapolis Valley Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provincial

Responsibilities

  • Berwick Electric Commission
  • Fire Services and Berwick RCMP Detachment
  • Public Works, Planning and Operations
  • Infrastructure management
  • Wastewater management
  • Recreation and Community Development.

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