Municipality Profiles

City of Swift Current

Full Name: City of Swift Current
Website: www.swiftcurrent.ca
Census Division: 8

Demographics

In 2011, Swift Current had a population of 15,503 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 Swift Current was 19.8%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working-age population (15 to 64) was 63.7% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 16.5%. 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.

Swift Current occupies a land area of 24.04 square kilometres with a population density of 644.9 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 588,239.21 square kilometres with a population density of 1.8 persons per square kilometre.

88.2% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.4% reported French only, and 10.4% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, Saskatchewan’s provincial percentages were 85.6% for English only, 1.6% for French only and 12.8% for only non-official.

Elections Notes

  • Method of Voting: Paper Ballot

  • Offices to be Elected

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

Financial Info

  • Total Annual Expenses: $53,213,206 (2015 Actuals)
  • Total Annual Revenues: $52,351,607 (2015 Actuals)
  • Property Tax Rate: Residential 
    • Mill Rate: 11.462 mills (2016)
    • Mill Rate Factor: 0.368 (2016)
  • Provincial transfers:
    • Unconditional: $4,538,193  (2015)

School Divisions

  • Chinook School Division No. 211
  • Holy Trinity RCSSD No. 22

Responsibilities

  • Fire Services
  • RCMP Swift Current Detachment
  • Parks, Recreation, Culture
  • Electricity, Water and Sewer Utility
  • Garbage, Yard Waste and Recycling
  • Public Works
  • Public Transit (Swift Transit)
  • Swift Current Airport

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