Town of Westville
Full name: Town of Westville
Geographic region: Pictou County
In 2011, Westville had a population of 3,798 representing a percentage change of -0.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.
The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Westville was 14.9%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 67.4% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 17.8%. 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.
Westville occupies a land area of 14.39 square kilometres with a population density of 264.0 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.
98.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.8% reported French only, and 0.7% 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.
Voter Turnout (2012): 39.26%
Offices to be elected:
- Mayor (elected at-large)
- 4 Councillors (elected at-large)
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- Chignecto-Central Regional School Board
- Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale
- Fire Services
- Police Services
- Parks, Recreation and Culture
- Public Works:
- Transportation Services (streets, sidewalks, snow/ice removal and traffic systems)
- Environmental Services (water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection, and solid waste collection)