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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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2002-07-01
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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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2020-07-01
AnnapolisCounty22,19021,66721,02321,18521,609
Annapolis RoyalTown527454493519537
Annapolis, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality6,6946,3785,9845,9585,808
Annapolis, Subdivision B (incl. Bridgetown)Subdivision of County Municipality4,9204,7634,6844,6174,676
Annapolis, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality5,1985,1285,0895,1065,374
Annapolis, Subdivision DSubdivision of County Municipality3,0453,0322,9813,0883,250
Bear River 6BIndian Reserve14841616
Bear River (Part) 6Indian Reserve1033000
MiddletonTown1,7901,8711,7881,8811,948
AntigonishCounty19,90419,41319,92519,67920,145
AntigonishTown4,7254,4194,5894,4914,695
Antigonish, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality7,9307,9598,4268,4008,623
Antigonish, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality6,9266,6836,5316,4236,446
Paqtnkek-Niktuek 23 (Pomquet and Afton 23)Indian Reserve323352379365381
Cape BretonCounty111,017106,818103,12599,647100,708
Cape BretonRegional Municipality107,441102,99298,74995,01995,901
Eskasoni 3Indian Reserve2,8523,0413,4113,5973,765
Membertou 28BIndian Reserve6567859651,0311,042
ColchesterCounty50,89251,34752,01351,41451,886
Colchester, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality3,7353,6083,6813,4793,501
Colchester, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality19,35719,62920,08319,75519,689
Colchester, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality13,76813,57813,45913,47613,617
Millbrook 27Indian Reserve817751895902879
StewiackeTown1,4331,4931,4421,3961,265
TruroTown11,83412,28812,45312,40612,935
CumberlandCounty33,29132,55131,54530,39930,140
AmherstTown9,7199,7989,7639,5479,537
Cumberland, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality2,4792,2792,1451,9021,942
Cumberland, Subdivision B (incl. Springhill)Subdivision of County Municipality8,2347,7937,4097,0046,829
Cumberland, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality5,3975,6045,4065,3045,300
Cumberland, Subdivision DSubdivision of County Municipality4,5804,4414,3524,1594,074
OxfordTown1,3291,2461,1751,2501,313
Parrsboro (→ Cumberland, Subdivision A)Town1,5471,3901,2951,2331,145
DigbyCounty19,92319,05318,03017,59517,423
Bear River (Part) 6Indian Reserve92104112141140
ClareMunicipal District9,2558,8128,2628,0818,054
DigbyMunicipal District8,4367,9537,4997,2527,157
DigbyTown2,1502,1842,1572,1212,072
GuysboroughCounty9,8388,9498,2067,6077,422
Guysborough (incl. Canso)Municipal District6,1525,4745,0324,5934,477
MulgraveTown906878797771711
St. Mary'sMunicipal District2,7752,5972,3772,2432,234
HalifaxCounty374,407386,421404,381421,705448,518
Beaver Lake 17Indian Reserve522232222
Cole Harbour 30Indian Reserve59143199211225
HalifaxRegional Municipality374,325386,219404,131421,435448,231
Sheet Harbour 36Indian Reserve3527182730
Shubenacadie 13Indian Reserve00000
Wallace Hills 14AIndian Reserve1010101010
HantsCounty41,68942,43943,42243,40843,654
East HantsMunicipal District21,54422,16422,84222,95923,225
Indian Brook 14Indian Reserve9771,0591,1201,1161,120
West Hants (incl. Hantsport)Municipal District15,35715,38915,51215,67215,558
WindsorTown3,8283,8273,9483,6613,751
InvernessCounty20,30418,90918,00217,47017,298
Inverness, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality6,1455,7445,2965,1505,042
Inverness, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality5,8555,3525,1515,0234,942
Inverness, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality3,8963,6083,3963,1863,180
Port HawkesburyTown3,7543,5353,3363,2363,283
Whycocomagh 2Indian Reserve659670823875851
KingsCounty60,57061,43061,80262,04462,846
BerwickTown2,3582,4932,4902,5102,516
Cambridge 32Indian Reserve111128148144147
Glooscap 35Indian Reserve5761648486
KentvilleTown5,7595,9946,3006,4266,483
Kings, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality22,94222,64522,51922,75222,965
Kings, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality11,97812,17812,27012,22712,443
Kings, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality8,1708,3858,3388,2788,464
Kings, Subdivision DSubdivision of County Municipality5,3485,5675,3135,3095,352
WolfvilleTown3,7483,9794,3604,3144,390
LunenburgCounty48,73748,04648,15248,04548,318
BridgewaterTown7,8848,0328,3758,7988,982
ChesterMunicipal District11,05510,90410,82010,53310,493
Gold River 21Indian Reserve4570839797
LunenburgMunicipal District26,15325,71625,55425,36325,644
LunenburgTown2,5742,3892,3232,2442,155
Mahone BayTown993919973983920
New Ross 20Indian Reserve00000
Pennal 19Indian Reserve2216242727
PictouCounty47,98247,06046,25244,27044,198
Fisher's Grant 24Indian Reserve417448474501522
Merigomish Harbour 31Indian Reserve00000
New GlasgowTown9,6709,7349,6269,2099,399
PictouTown3,9403,7503,4303,2593,134
Pictou, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality6,5196,5276,5916,0396,096
Pictou, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality6,3746,1666,2206,0675,996
Pictou, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality9,3798,9908,9028,6918,588
StellartonTown4,9094,7914,4524,2784,319
TrentonTown2,8652,6932,7112,4532,485
WestvilleTown3,9563,9613,8463,7733,659
QueensCounty11,90911,35711,08010,37010,402
Ponhook Lake 10Indian Reserve2615111515
QueensRegional Municipality11,88011,31911,03510,32610,358
Wildcat 12Indian Reserve2923342929
RichmondCounty10,3129,7699,3799,1009,066
Chapel Island 5Indian Reserve424464535522468
Richmond, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality4,1724,1263,9913,8253,867
Richmond, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality1,8971,7391,5811,5841,593
Richmond, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality3,8233,4403,2723,1693,138
ShelburneCounty16,58115,50114,58114,15013,838
BarringtonMunicipal District7,8867,4207,0266,7626,564
Clark's HarbourTown948859820770754
LockeportTown692636606538527
ShelburneMunicipal District5,0314,6934,4144,3284,479
ShelburneTown2,0301,8931,7151,7521,514
VictoriaCounty8,1227,6347,1597,1537,019
Victoria, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality3,3532,9692,7352,5712,492
Victoria, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality4,3304,2213,8874,0363,991
Wagmatcook 1Indian Reserve444444537546536
YarmouthCounty27,48726,75125,55824,86724,861
ArgyleMunicipal District8,9218,8998,2957,9617,950
YarmouthMunicipal District10,74710,51910,25610,0379,926
YarmouthTown7,6957,1736,8456,7086,825
Yarmouth 33Indian Reserve130160162161160
Nova ScotiaProvince935,155935,115943,635950,108979,351

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