Municipality Profiles

Rural Municipality of Buckland

Full Name: Rural Municipality of Buckland No. 491
Website: www.rmbuckland.ca
Census Division: 15

Demographics

In 2011, Buckland had a population of 3,658, representing a percentage change of 6.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Buckland was 13%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working-age population (15 to 64) was 58% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 19%. 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.

Buckland occupies a land area of 791 square kilometres with a population density of 4.6 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% of the population reported English only as mother tongue 4% reported French only, and 5% 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 languages.

Elections Notes

  • Offices to be Elected:

    • Reeve (elected at-large)
    • 3 Councillors (elected in divisions 1, 3, 5)

Financial Info

  • Total Annual Expenses: $3,662,239 (2015 Actuals)
  • Total Annual Revenues: $3,438,364 (2015 Actuals)

School Divisions

  • Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division No.119

Responsibilities

  • Emergency Services: Fire Department
  • District Planning
  • Water Utility
  • Recreation

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