Municipality Profiles

Town of Oxford

Full name: Town of Oxford
Geographic region: Cumberland County


In 2011, Oxford had a population of 1,151 representing a percentage change of -2.3% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Oxford was 19.5%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 63.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 15.2%. 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.

Oxford occupies a land area of 10.76 square kilometres with a population density of 106.9 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.

98.6% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.5% reported French only, and 0.5% 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 Ballot
Voter Turnout (2012): 59.72%
Offices to be elected: 

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

Find Your Candidates:

Financial Information

Total annual expenses: $2,427,276 (2017 Budget)
Total annual revenues: $2,427,276 (2017 Budget)
Residential tax rate: 1.59% (2017)

School Boards

  • Chignecto-Central Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provincial


← Back to Municipality Profiles