Municipality Profiles

Town of Digby

Full name: Town of Digby
Geographic region: Digby County


In 2011, Digby had a population of 2,152 representing a percentage change of 2.9% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Digby was 25.6%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 62.1% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 13.0%. 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.

Digby occupies a land area of 3.14 square kilometres with a population density of 686.1 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.

95.4% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 3.2% reported French only, and 1.4% 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)
Voter Turnout (2012): 53.58%
Offices to be elected: 

  • Mayor (elected at-large)
  • 6 Councillors (elected at-large)

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Financial Information

Total annual expenses:4,829,807 (2015 Actuals)
Total annual revenues: $ 4,796,981 (2015 Actuals)
Residential tax rate: 1.99% (2016-2017)
Conditional transfers from government: $2,344
Unconditional transfers from government: $376,494
Mayor’s salary: $ 20,000
Councillor’s salary:14,000

School Boards

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


  • Solid Waste Collection
  • Seniors’ Safety Program
  • Public Works
  • Planning and operations
  • Infrastructure maintenance
  • Water Utility.

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