Municipality Profiles

District of Digby

Full name: Municipality of the District of Digby
Geographic region: Digby County


In 2011, Digby (Municipal district) had a population of 7,463, representing a percentage change of -6.5% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%. 

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Digby, MD was 19.7%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working-age population (15 to 64) was 65.6% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 14.7%. 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 Digby occupies a land area of 1,655.88 square kilometres with a population density of 4.5 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.

94.6% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 3.8% reported French only, and 0.9% 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: Electronic Voting (internet and telephone) and Paper Ballot
Voter Turnout (2012): 53.58%
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: 1.30% (2016)
Warden’s salary: $32,693
Councillor’s salary: $23,809

School Boards

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


  • Public Works – Infrastructure Maintenance, Wastewater Management, Solid Waste Management – and Recycling
  • Green Renewable Energy
  • Regional Emergency Management
  • Recreation – Swimming Pools, Arena, Curling Club, Summer Camps, Fitness Programs

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