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Contents: Counties and Municipal Units

The population of the counties and municipal units (towns, municipalities, etc.) of Nova Scotia according to official estimates.

The Details icon links to further information about a selected division including its population structure (gender, age groups, age distribution, country of birth, mother tongue).

NameStatusPopulation
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2007-07-01
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2012-07-01
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2017-07-01
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2019-07-01
AnnapolisCounty21,66721,02321,19021,638
Annapolis RoyalTown454493519607
Annapolis, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality6,3785,9845,9595,797
Annapolis, Subdivision B (incl. Bridgetown)Subdivision of County Municipality4,7634,6844,6174,689
Annapolis, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality5,1285,0895,1095,303
Annapolis, Subdivision DSubdivision of County Municipality3,0322,9813,0883,259
Bear River 6BIndian Reserve841617
Bear River (Part) 6Indian Reserve33000
MiddletonTown1,8711,7881,8821,966
AntigonishCounty19,41319,92519,68219,866
AntigonishTown4,4194,5894,4914,563
Antigonish, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality7,9598,4268,4028,516
Antigonish, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality6,6836,5316,4246,416
Paqtnkek-Niktuek 23 (Pomquet and Afton 23)Indian Reserve352379365371
Cape BretonCounty106,818103,12599,680101,264
Cape BretonRegional Municipality102,99298,74995,05196,423
Eskasoni 3Indian Reserve3,0413,4113,5973,792
Membertou 28BIndian Reserve7859651,0321,049
ColchesterCounty51,34752,01351,41651,734
Colchester, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality3,6083,6813,4793,468
Colchester, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality19,62920,08319,75519,597
Colchester, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality13,57813,45913,47713,524
Millbrook 27Indian Reserve751895903977
StewiackeTown1,4931,4421,3961,342
TruroTown12,28812,45312,40612,826
CumberlandCounty32,55131,54530,39830,234
AmherstTown9,7989,7639,5479,484
Cumberland, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality2,2792,1451,9021,923
Cumberland, Subdivision B (incl. Springhill)Subdivision of County Municipality7,7937,4097,0036,935
Cumberland, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality5,6045,4065,3045,371
Cumberland, Subdivision DSubdivision of County Municipality4,4414,3524,1594,078
OxfordTown1,2461,1751,2501,319
Parrsboro (→ Cumberland, Subdivision A)Town1,3901,2951,2331,124
DigbyCounty19,05318,03017,59517,421
Bear River (Part) 6Indian Reserve104112141139
ClareMunicipal District8,8128,2628,0817,977
DigbyMunicipal District7,9537,4997,2527,063
DigbyTown2,1842,1572,1212,242
GuysboroughCounty8,9498,2067,6077,372
Guysborough (incl. Canso)Municipal District5,4745,0324,5934,432
MulgraveTown878797771721
St. Mary'sMunicipal District2,5972,3772,2432,219
HalifaxCounty386,421404,381421,932440,332
Beaver Lake 17Indian Reserve22232222
Cole Harbour 30Indian Reserve143199211220
HalifaxRegional Municipality386,219404,131421,662440,051
Sheet Harbour 36Indian Reserve27182729
Shubenacadie 13Indian Reserve0000
Wallace Hills 14AIndian Reserve10101010
HantsCounty42,43943,42243,41743,761
East HantsMunicipal District22,16422,84222,96422,962
Indian Brook 14Indian Reserve1,0591,1201,1171,127
West Hants (incl. Hantsport)Municipal District15,38915,51215,67516,051
WindsorTown3,8273,9483,6613,621
InvernessCounty18,90918,00217,47317,382
Inverness, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality5,7445,2965,1515,159
Inverness, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality5,3525,1515,0244,971
Inverness, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality3,6083,3963,1873,199
Port HawkesburyTown3,5353,3363,2363,197
Whycocomagh 2Indian Reserve670823875856
KingsCounty61,43061,80262,04962,788
BerwickTown2,4932,4902,5102,427
Cambridge 32Indian Reserve128148144146
Glooscap 35Indian Reserve61648485
KentvilleTown5,9946,3006,4266,632
Kings, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality22,64522,51922,75523,014
Kings, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality12,17812,27012,22712,424
Kings, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality8,3858,3388,2798,333
Kings, Subdivision DSubdivision of County Municipality5,5675,3135,3095,353
WolfvilleTown3,9794,3604,3154,374
LunenburgCounty48,04648,15248,04548,230
BridgewaterTown8,0328,3758,7978,865
ChesterMunicipal District10,90410,82010,53310,588
Gold River 21Indian Reserve70839797
LunenburgMunicipal District25,71625,55425,36325,302
LunenburgTown2,3892,3232,2452,316
Mahone BayTown9199739831,035
New Ross 20Indian Reserve0000
Pennal 19Indian Reserve16242727
PictouCounty47,06046,25244,27344,081
Fisher's Grant 24Indian Reserve448474500520
Merigomish Harbour 31Indian Reserve0000
New GlasgowTown9,7349,6269,2099,298
PictouTown3,7503,4303,2593,206
Pictou, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality6,5276,5916,0406,167
Pictou, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality6,1666,2206,0696,084
Pictou, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality8,9908,9028,6918,530
StellartonTown4,7914,4524,2784,245
TrentonTown2,6932,7112,4542,383
WestvilleTown3,9613,8463,7733,648
QueensCounty11,35711,08010,37110,259
Ponhook Lake 10Indian Reserve15111515
QueensRegional Municipality11,31911,03510,32710,215
Wildcat 12Indian Reserve23342929
RichmondCounty9,7699,3799,1009,095
Chapel Island 5Indian Reserve464535522534
Richmond, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality4,1263,9913,8253,866
Richmond, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality1,7391,5811,5841,559
Richmond, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality3,4403,2723,1693,136
ShelburneCounty15,50114,58114,14913,925
BarringtonMunicipal District7,4207,0266,7616,701
Clark's HarbourTown859820770757
LockeportTown636606538519
ShelburneMunicipal District4,6934,4144,3284,175
ShelburneTown1,8931,7151,7521,773
VictoriaCounty7,6347,1597,1537,109
Victoria, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality2,9692,7352,5712,540
Victoria, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality4,2213,8874,0364,027
Wagmatcook 1Indian Reserve444537546542
YarmouthCounty26,75125,55824,87124,904
ArgyleMunicipal District8,8998,2957,9627,988
YarmouthMunicipal District10,51910,25610,0399,958
YarmouthTown7,1736,8456,7096,797
Yarmouth 33Indian Reserve160162161161
Nova ScotiaProvince935,115943,635950,401971,395

Source: Statistics Canada (web).

Explanation: In contrast to census figures, population estimates are adjusted for underenumeration.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (C 2016)
Males446,885
Females476,715
Age Groups (C 2016)
0-17 years163,845
18-64 years575,930
65+ years183,820
Age Distribution (C 2016)
0-9 years87,985
10-19 years97,100
20-29 years109,880
30-39 years103,740
40-49 years118,935
50-59 years152,175
60-69 years133,670
70-79 years76,550
80+ years43,555
Country of Birth (C 2016)
Canada838,030
America14,150
Europe25,140
Africa4,300
Asia26,100
Oceania605
Mother Tongue (C 2016)
English840,845
French29,820
Aboriginal language4,310
Other language40,510
Multiple languages8,115