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Canada: Administrative Division of Nova Scotia

Contents: Counties and Municipal Units

The population of the counties and municipal units (towns, municipalities, etc.) of Nova Scotia by census years.

NameStatusPopulation
Census
1996-05-14
Population
Census
2001-05-15
Population
Census
2006-05-16
Population
Census
2011-05-10
Population
Census
2016-05-10
AnnapolisCounty22,32421,77321,43820,75621,123
Annapolis RoyalTown583550444481491
Annapolis, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality6,7106,5766,3426,0085,866
Annapolis, Subdivision B (incl. Bridgetown)Subdivision of County Municipality5,0324,8244,6794,5994,448
Annapolis, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality5,1655,0855,0855,0164,947
Annapolis, Subdivision DSubdivision of County Municipality3,0242,9793,0072,9032,991
Bear River 6BIndian Reserve101510016
Bear River (Part) 6Indian Reserve004200
MiddletonTown1,8001,7441,8291,7491,832
AntigonishCounty19,55419,57818,83619,58919,658
AntigonishTown4,8604,7544,2364,5244,364
Antigonish, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality7,5577,7027,7308,2538,278
Antigonish, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality6,8546,8196,5096,4396,306
Pomquet And Afton 23Indian Reserve283303361373353
Cape BretonCounty117,849109,330105,928101,61999,096
Cape BretonRegional Municipality114,733105,968102,25097,39894,285
Eskasoni 3Indian Reserve2,5042,7412,9523,3093,422
Membertou 28BIndian Reserve6126217269121,015
ColchesterCounty49,26249,30750,02350,96851,337
Colchester, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality3,7553,6433,5253,6423,459
Colchester, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality18,40618,60719,29719,64319,534
Colchester, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality13,00013,39113,31213,33913,098
Millbrook 27Indian Reserve758821703847860
StewiackeTown1,4051,3881,4211,4381,373
TruroTown11,93811,45711,76512,05912,261
CumberlandCounty33,80432,60532,04631,35330,778
AmherstTown9,6699,4709,5059,7179,413
Cumberland, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality2,6992,4712,2612,1411,915
Cumberland, Subdivision B (incl. Springhill)Subdivision of County Municipality8,4088,1067,7227,4486,859
Cumberland, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality5,4125,2165,5255,3255,268
Cumberland, Subdivision DSubdivision of County Municipality4,6474,4814,4544,2664,155
OxfordTown1,3521,3321,1781,1511,190
ParrsboroTown1,6171,5291,4011,3051,205
DigbyCounty20,50019,54818,99218,03617,489
Bear River (Part) 6Indian Reserve7789101102138
ClareMunicipal District9,2989,0678,8138,3198,018
DigbyMunicipal District8,9268,2817,9867,4637,107
DigbyTown2,1992,1112,0922,1522,060
GuysboroughCounty10,9179,8279,0588,1437,354
Guysborough (incl. Canso)Municipal District7,0696,1575,5924,9954,670
MulgraveTown896904879794722
St. Mary'sMunicipal District2,9522,7662,5872,3542,233
HalifaxCounty342,966359,183372,858390,328417,868
Beaver Lake 17Indian Reserve...0212321
Cole Harbour 30Indian Reserve5038128194203
HalifaxRegional Municipality342,851359,111372,679390,086403,131
Sheet Harbour 36Indian Reserve6334301525
Shubenacadie 13Indian Reserve20000
Wallace Hills 14AIndian Reserve.........1010
HantsCounty39,48340,51341,18242,30442,950
East HantsMunicipal District19,76720,82121,39722,11122,453
Indian Brook 14Indian Reserve9469321,0141,0841,089
West Hants (incl. Hantsport)Municipal District15,04414,98215,06215,32415,368
WindsorTown3,7263,7783,7093,7853,648
InvernessCounty20,91819,93719,03617,94717,170
Inverness, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality6,5956,0095,8595,2805,076
Inverness, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality6,1325,7695,3695,1444,928
Inverness, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality3,8083,8233,6683,3573,186
Port HawkesburyTown3,8093,7013,5173,3663,214
Whycocomagh 2Indian Reserve574635623800831
KingsCounty59,19358,86660,03560,58960,817
BerwickTown2,1952,2822,4542,4542,509
Cambridge 32Indian Reserve80104120144140
Glooscap 35Indian Reserve4853605981
KentvilleTown5,5515,6105,8156,0946,271
Kings, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality22,70022,43022,16122,10322,234
Kings, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality11,49011,61912,03311,99011,858
Kings, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality8,0497,9438,1218,2758,093
Kings, Subdivision DSubdivision of County Municipality5,2475,1675,4995,2015,219
WolfvilleTown3,8333,6583,7724,2694,195
LunenburgCounty47,56147,59147,15047,31347,222
BridgewaterTown7,3517,6217,9448,2418,532
ChesterMunicipal District10,60210,78110,74110,59910,310
Gold River 21Indian Reserve2539657795
LunenburgMunicipal District25,94925,57025,16425,11824,863
LunenburgTown2,5992,5682,3172,3132,263
Mahone BayTown1,0179919049431,036
New Ross 20Indian Reserve021000
Pennal 19Indian Reserve......152227
PictouCounty48,71846,96546,51345,64345,248
Fisher's Grant 24Indian Reserve315394429467485
Merigomish Harbour 31Indian Reserve20000
New GlasgowTown9,8129,4329,4559,5629,075
PictouTown4,0223,8753,8133,4373,186
Pictou, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality6,6416,3556,4126,3976,075
Pictou, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality6,6026,2426,1036,0146,174
Pictou, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality9,4289,1819,0388,8678,443
StellartonTown4,9684,8094,7174,4854,208
TrentonTown2,9522,7982,7412,6162,474
WestvilleTown3,9763,8793,8053,7983,628
QueensCounty12,41711,72311,21210,96010,670
Ponhook Lake 10Indian Reserve...29151015
QueensRegional Municipality12,38611,66511,17710,91710,307
Wildcat 12Indian Reserve3129203329
RichmondCounty11,02210,2259,7409,2938,956
Chapel Island 5Indian Reserve350419444481506
Richmond, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality4,4374,0824,0723,9533,796
Richmond, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality2,0741,8761,7691,5731,512
Richmond, Subdivision CSubdivision of County Municipality4,1613,8483,4553,2863,150
ShelburneCounty17,00216,23115,54414,49614,039
BarringtonMunicipal District7,8837,6487,3316,9946,646
Clark's HarbourTown980944860820758
LockeportTown692701646588531
ShelburneMunicipal District5,3154,9254,8284,4084,288
ShelburneTown2,1322,0131,8791,6861,743
VictoriaCounty8,4827,9627,5947,1156,870
Victoria, Subdivision ASubdivision of County Municipality3,5953,3013,0462,7692,567
Victoria, Subdivision BSubdivision of County Municipality4,4394,2174,1403,8283,985
Wagmatcook 1Indian Reserve448444408518537
YarmouthCounty27,31026,84326,27725,27524,357
ArgyleMunicipal District8,9478,6988,6568,2527,899
YarmouthMunicipal District10,72210,46610,30410,1059,845
YarmouthTown7,5687,5617,1626,7616,518
Yarmouth 33Indian Reserve73118155157157
Nova ScotiaProvince909,282908,007913,462921,727943,002

Source: Statistics Canada (web).

Explanation: Census divisions and municipal units in the boundaries of 2016.