Municipality Profiles

Town of Stewiacke

Full name: Town of Stewiacke
Website: www.stewiacke.net
Geographic region: Colchester County

Demographics

In 2011, Stewiacke had a population of 1,438 representing a percentage change of 1.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Stewiacke was 20.9%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 64.8% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 15.3%. 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.

Stewiacke occupies a land area of 17.67 square kilometres with a population density of 81.4 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.

97.2% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.4% reported French only, and 1.4% 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: Electronic voting (internet and telephone)
Voter Turnout (2012): 58.54%
Offices to be elected: 

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

Find Your Candidates: www.localdecisions.ca/find_your_candidates

 School Boards

  • Chignecto-Central Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale

Responsibilities

  • Fire Department
  • Recreation
  • Water Utility
  • Solid Waste Management

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