Municipality Profiles

Town of Lockeport

Full name: Town of Lockeport
Website: www.lockeport.ns.ca
Geographic region: Shelburne County

Demographics

In 2011, Town of Lockeport had a population of 588, representing a percentage change of -9.0% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Town of Lockeport was 32.2%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 58.7% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 9.1%. 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.

Town of Lockeport occupies land area of 2.32 square kilometres with a population density of 253.4 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.

100% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0% reported French only, and 0% 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 Ballots
Voter Turnout (2012): 70.55%
Offices to be elected: 

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

Find Your Candidates: www.localdecisions.ca/find_your_candidates

Financial Information

Residential tax rate: 2.31% (2016-17)
Mayor’s salary: $15,000
Councillor’s salary: $10,500

School Boards

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

Responsibilities

  • Public Works
  • Waste collection
  • Emergency services
  • Recreation and culture – Library, parks, community festival, Lockeport Sea Derby

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