Municipality Profiles

District of Lunenburg

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


In 2011, District of Lunenburg had a population of 25,118 representing a percentage change of -0.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in District of Lunenburg was 18.4%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.3% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 12.3%. 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 Lunenburg occupies a land area of 1,759.64 square kilometres with a population density of 14.3 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.

97.3% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.0% reported French only, and 1.5% 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): 41.67%
Offices to be elected: 

  • Mayor (elected at-large) 
  • 10 Councillors (10 Districts)

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Financial Information

Total annual expenses: $29,028,507 (2015 Actuals)
Total annual revenues: $32,900,446 (2015 Actuals)
Residential tax rate: 0.81% (2016-17)
Conditional transfers from government: $2,517,773
Unconditional transfers from government: $81,271
Mayor’s salary: $43,988
Councillor’s salary: $23,078

School Boards

  • South Shore Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale


  • Public Works – Solid Waste Management and Recycling,
  • Regional Emergency Management
  • Municipal Planning – Community Planning, Development Control, Heritage Properties
  • Recreation – Special Events, Facilities, Parks, Beaches, Trails, Community Partnerships, Active Living, Active Transportation.
  • Youth –  P.R.O. Kids Program 

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