Municipality Profiles

County of Antigonish

Full name: Municipality of the County of Antigonish


In 2011, County of Antigonish had a population of 19,589 representing a percentage change of 4.0% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Antigonish was 15.7%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 67.8% 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.

County of Antigonish occupies a land area of 1,457.81 square kilometres with a population density of 13.4 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.

93.9% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 3.0% reported French only, and 3.1% 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: Paper Ballot
Voter Turnout (2012): 48.09%
Offices to be elected: 

  • 10 Councillors (10 Districts) 
  • Warden is elected by members of council 

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Financial Information

Residential tax rate: 0.88% (2016)

School Boards

  • Strait Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale


  • Fire Services
  • Police Services
  • Recreation
  • Public Works: Waste Collection, Water Utility.

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