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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
Estimate
2002-07-01
Population
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2007-07-01
Population
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2012-07-01
Population
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2017-07-01
Population
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2021-07-01
AnnapolisCounty22,19021,66721,02321,18521,989
Annapolis RoyalTown527454493496566
Annapolis, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality6,6946,3785,9846,0365,916
Annapolis, Subdivision B (incl. Bridgetown)Subdivision of County Municipality4,9204,7634,6844,5744,645
Annapolis, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality5,1985,1285,0895,0915,478
Annapolis, Subdivision DSubdivision of County Municipality3,0453,0322,9813,0813,365
Bear River 6BIndian Reserve14841616
Bear River (Part) 6Indian Reserve1033000
MiddletonTown1,7901,8711,7881,8912,003
AntigonishCounty19,90419,41319,92519,67920,333
AntigonishTown4,7254,4194,5894,4784,703
Antigonish, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality7,9307,9598,4268,4468,971
Antigonish, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality6,9266,6836,5316,3936,278
Paqtnkek-Niktuek 23 (Pomquet and Afton 23)Indian Reserve323352379362381
Cape BretonCounty111,017106,818103,12599,64798,635
Cape BretonRegional Municipality107,441102,99298,74995,16293,898
Eskasoni 3Indian Reserve2,8523,0413,4113,4593,714
Membertou 28BIndian Reserve6567859651,0261,023
ColchesterCounty50,89251,34752,01351,41452,390
Colchester, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality3,7353,6083,6813,5293,559
Colchester, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality19,35719,62920,08319,85419,813
Colchester, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality13,76813,57813,45913,26613,510
Millbrook 27Indian Reserve817751895875871
StewiackeTown1,4331,4931,4421,3961,444
TruroTown11,83412,28812,45312,49413,193
CumberlandCounty33,29132,55131,54530,39930,364
AmherstTown9,7199,7989,7639,5079,733
Cumberland, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality2,4792,2792,1451,9401,941
Cumberland, Subdivision B (incl. Springhill)Subdivision of County Municipality8,2347,7937,4096,9576,706
Cumberland, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality5,3975,6045,4065,3485,447
Cumberland, Subdivision DSubdivision of County Municipality4,5804,4414,3524,2244,089
OxfordTown1,3291,2461,1751,2071,321
Parrsboro (→ Cumberland, Subdivision A)Town1,5471,3901,2951,2161,127
DigbyCounty19,92319,05318,03017,59517,511
Bear River (Part) 6Indian Reserve92104112141140
ClareMunicipal District9,2558,8128,2628,1457,985
DigbyMunicipal District8,4367,9537,4997,2197,323
DigbyTown2,1502,1842,1572,0902,063
GuysboroughCounty9,8388,9498,2067,6077,366
Guysborough (incl. Canso)Municipal District6,1525,4745,0324,6694,491
MulgraveTown906878797707687
St. Mary'sMunicipal District2,7752,5972,3772,2312,188
HalifaxCounty374,407386,421404,381421,705460,232
Beaver Lake 17Indian Reserve522232222
Cole Harbour 30Indian Reserve59143199209231
HalifaxRegional Municipality374,325386,219404,131421,438459,938
Sheet Harbour 36Indian Reserve3527182631
Shubenacadie 13Indian Reserve00000
Wallace Hills 14AIndian Reserve1010101010
HantsCounty41,68942,43943,42243,40844,003
East HantsMunicipal District21,54422,16422,84222,92923,561
Indian Brook 14Indian Reserve9771,0591,1201,1081,116
West Hants (incl. Hantsport)Municipal District15,35715,38915,51215,67615,377
WindsorTown3,8283,8273,9483,6953,949
InvernessCounty20,30418,90918,00217,47017,438
Inverness, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality6,1455,7445,2965,1375,091
Inverness, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality5,8555,3525,1514,9935,094
Inverness, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality3,8963,6083,3963,2473,201
Port HawkesburyTown3,7543,5353,3363,2473,253
Whycocomagh 2Indian Reserve659670823846799
KingsCounty60,57061,43061,80262,04463,277
BerwickTown2,3582,4932,4902,5662,417
Cambridge 32Indian Reserve111128148143148
Glooscap 35Indian Reserve5761648385
KentvilleTown5,7595,9946,3006,4256,703
Kings, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality22,94222,64522,51922,74723,343
Kings, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality11,97812,17812,27012,13712,388
Kings, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality8,1708,3858,3388,2868,459
Kings, Subdivision DSubdivision of County Municipality5,3485,5675,3135,3415,321
WolfvilleTown3,7483,9794,3604,3164,413
LunenburgCounty48,73748,04648,15248,04548,981
BridgewaterTown7,8848,0328,3758,7229,042
ChesterMunicipal District11,05510,90410,82010,48810,792
Gold River 21Indian Reserve4570839699
LunenburgMunicipal District26,15325,71625,55425,33925,694
LunenburgTown2,5742,3892,3232,3052,281
Mahone BayTown9939199731,0681,046
New Ross 20Indian Reserve00000
Pennal 19Indian Reserve2216242727
PictouCounty47,98247,06046,25244,27044,413
Fisher's Grant 24Indian Reserve417448474499495
Merigomish Harbour 31Indian Reserve00000
New GlasgowTown9,6709,7349,6269,1859,531
PictouTown3,9403,7503,4303,2273,293
Pictou, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality6,5196,5276,5916,1596,148
Pictou, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality6,3746,1666,2206,2386,029
Pictou, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality9,3798,9908,9028,5448,802
StellartonTown4,9094,7914,4524,2564,119
TrentonTown2,8652,6932,7112,4902,411
WestvilleTown3,9563,9613,8463,6723,585
QueensCounty11,90911,35711,08010,37010,425
Ponhook Lake 10Indian Reserve2615111515
QueensRegional Municipality11,88011,31911,03510,32610,381
Wildcat 12Indian Reserve2923342929
RichmondCounty10,3129,7699,3799,1009,100
Chapel Island 5Indian Reserve424464535520515
Richmond, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality4,1724,1263,9913,8373,722
Richmond, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality1,8971,7391,5811,5491,691
Richmond, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality3,8233,4403,2723,1943,172
ShelburneCounty16,58115,50114,58114,15013,717
BarringtonMunicipal District7,8867,4207,0266,7626,487
Clark's HarbourTown948859820765748
LockeportTown692636606529493
ShelburneMunicipal District5,0314,6934,4144,3324,392
ShelburneTown2,0301,8931,7151,7621,597
VictoriaCounty8,1227,6347,1597,1537,062
Victoria, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality3,3532,9692,7352,5672,487
Victoria, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality4,3304,2213,8874,0404,035
Wagmatcook 1Indian Reserve444444537546540
YarmouthCounty27,48726,75125,55824,86724,819
ArgyleMunicipal District8,9218,8998,2958,0607,670
YarmouthMunicipal District10,74710,51910,25610,00810,122
YarmouthTown7,6957,1736,8456,6406,866
Yarmouth 33Indian Reserve130160162159161
Nova ScotiaProvince935,155935,115943,635950,108992,055

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