Town of Bridgewater
Full name: Town of Bridgewater
Geographic region: Lunenburg County
In 2011, Bridgewater had a population of 8,241 representing a percentage change of 3.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.
The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Bridgewater was 23.8%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 62.7% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 13.5%. 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.
Bridgewater occupies a land area of 13.60 square kilometres with a population density of 605.8 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.
96.3% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.4% reported French only, and 2.2% 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 and telephone)
Voter Turnout (2012): 45.90%
Offices to be elected:
- Mayor (elected at-large)
- 6 Councillors (elected at-large)
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Total annual expenses: $ 21,250,919 (2015 Actuals)
Total annual revenues: $ 19,992,421 (2015 Actuals)
Mayor’s salary: $ 32,733
Councillor’s salary: $ 18,630
- South Shore Regional School Board
- Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale
- Parks, Recreation and Culture
- Fire and Police Services
- Public Works
- Street and right-of-way maintenance, snow and ice removal
- Litter abatement and maintenance
- Repair of infrastructure
- Waste Water Treatment
- Water Utility Services.