Municipality Profiles

Rural Municipality of Shellbrook

Full Name: Rural Municipality of Shellbrook No. 493
Website: www.rmofshellbrook.com
Census Division: 16

Demographics

In 2011, R.M. of Shellbrook #493 had a population of 1,533 representing a percentage change of -5.4% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in R.M. of Shellbrook #493 was 13.4%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working-age population (15 to 64) was 67.6% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 19.6%. 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.

R.M. of Shellbrook #493 occupies a land area of 1,235.75 square kilometres with a population density of 1.2 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.

93.1% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 2.0% reported French only, and 4.9% 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

  • Method of Voting: Paper Ballot

  • Offices to be Elected

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

Financial Info

  • Total Annual Expenses:  $2,630,528 (2015 Actuals)
  • Total Annual Revenues:  $1,925,617 (2015 Actuals)
  • Property Tax Rate: Residential 
    • Mill rate: 12.00 mills 
    • Mill Rate Factor: 0.650  (2014)
  • Reeve’s Salary: $8,139
  • Councillor’s Salary:  $2,702-$5,010

School Divisions

  • Saskatchewan Rivers School Division
  • Prince Albert Catholic School Division

Responsibilities

  • Utility Services
  • Recreation and Cultural Services
  • Planning and Development
  • Environmental and Public Health Services 

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