Municipality Profiles

District of Barrington

Full name: The Municipality of the District of Barrington 
Geographic region: Shelburne County


In 2011, Barrington (Municipal district) had a population of 6,994, representing a percentage change of -4.6% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Barrington, MD was 17.0%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working-age population (15 to 64) was 68.5% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 14.4%. 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.

District of Barrington occupies a land area of 631.94 square kilometres with a population density of 11.1 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 52,939.44 square kilometres with a population density of 17.4 persons per square kilometre.

97.8% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.4% reported French only, and 0.6% 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 Ballots
Voter Turnout (2012): 48.47%
Offices to be elected: 

  • 5 Councillors (5 Districts)
  • Warden is elected by the members of council 

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Financial Information

Residential tax rate: 1.00% (2014-15)
Warden’s salary: $21,755
Councillor’s salary: $16, 979

School Boards

  • Tri-County Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale


  • Waste Collection and Recycling
  • Animal Services
  • Public Safety
  • Recreation 
  • Public Transportation

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