Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2016 Census

Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data

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This table presents the 2016 and 2011 population counts and the 2016 dwelling counts, land area, population density and population ranking for all census subdivisions by a selected province or territory, as well as the percentage change in the population counts between 2011 and 2016. In addition, the table shows the census subdivision type.

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Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses. This table presents the 2016 and 2011 population counts and the 2016 dwelling counts, land area, population density and population ranking for all census subdivisions by a selected province or territory, as well as the percentage change in the population counts between 2011 and 2016. In addition, the table shows the census subdivision type. Same-page links within the first column 'Geographic name' will move focus to the map beneath the table. When sorting the table headers (ascending or descending), the page reloads and focus moves to the top of the table.
Geographic name TypeFootnote 1 Population Private dwellings, 2016 Land area in square kilometres, 2016 Population density per square kilometre, 2016 CSD population rank, 2016
2016 2011 % change Total Occupied by usual residents National Prov. / Terr.
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CanadaFootnote 2   35,151,728 33,476,688 5.0 15,412,443 14,072,079 8,965,588.85 3.9    
Nova Scotia   923,598 921,727 0.2 458,568 401,990 52,942.27 17.4    
HalifaxFootnote 7 RGM 403,131 390,086 Revised r 3.3 187,338 173,324 5,490.35 73.4 14 1
Cape Breton RGM 94,285 97,398 -3.2 45,742 41,679 2,430.06 38.8 58 2
Lunenburg MD 24,863 25,118 -1.0 14,038 11,010 1,759.59 14.1 173 3
East Hants MD 22,453 22,111 1.5 9,930 9,057 1,786.56 12.6 185 4
Kings, Subd. A SC 22,234 22,103 0.6 10,635 9,262 1,235.43 18.0 188 5
Colchester, Subd. B SC 19,534 19,643 -0.6 9,564 8,290 1,248.53 15.6 224 6
West HantsFootnote 7 MD 15,368 15,324 Revised r 0.3 7,175 6,426 1,244.09 12.4 275 7
Colchester, Subd. C SC 13,098 13,339 -1.8 6,031 5,451 1,446.58 9.1 317 8
Truro T 12,261 12,059 1.7 6,574 6,052 34.49 355.5 338 9
Kings, Subd. B SC 11,858 11,990 -1.1 5,567 5,006 346.15 34.3 348 10
Chester MD 10,310 10,599 -2.7 6,492 4,769 1,122.11 9.2 399 11
Queens RGM 10,307 10,917 -5.6 6,586 4,742 2,392.63 4.3 400 12
Yarmouth MD 9,845 10,105 -2.6 4,981 4,250 586.65 16.8 420 13
Amherst T 9,413 9,717 -3.1 4,745 4,372 12.07 779.7 433 14
New Glasgow T 9,075 9,562 -5.1 4,640 4,208 9.96 911.6 445 15
Bridgewater T 8,532 8,241 3.5 4,299 4,077 13.63 625.9 465 16
Pictou, Subd. C SC 8,443 8,867 -4.8 4,546 3,651 1,255.36 6.7 468 17
Antigonish, Subd. A SC 8,278 8,253 0.3 4,222 3,424 927.97 8.9 476 18
Kings, Subd. C SC 8,093 8,275 -2.2 3,817 3,621 246.32 32.9 487 19
Clare MD 8,018 8,319 -3.6 4,681 3,691 852.55 9.4 490 20
Argyle MD 7,899 8,252 -4.3 3,821 3,362 1,528.17 5.2 495 21
Digby MD 7,107 7,463 -4.8 4,048 3,264 1,657.33 4.3 555 22
Cumberland, Subd. BFootnote 7 SC 6,859 7,448 Revised r -7.9 3,558 3,017 1,168.29 5.9 571 23
Barrington MD 6,646 6,994 -5.0 3,494 2,974 632.35 10.5 586 24
Yarmouth T 6,518 6,761 -3.6 3,470 3,116 10.57 616.9 593 25
Antigonish, Subd. B SC 6,306 6,439 -2.1 2,890 2,577 522.30 12.1 602 26
Kentville T 6,271 6,094 2.9 2,891 2,743 17.26 363.3 609 27
Pictou, Subd. B SC 6,174 6,014 2.7 2,769 2,582 770.66 8.0 616 28
Pictou, Subd. A SC 6,075 6,397 -5.0 3,863 2,713 771.23 7.9 622 29
Annapolis, Subd. A SC 5,866 6,008 -2.4 3,412 2,747 614.33 9.5 644 30
Cumberland, Subd. C SC 5,268 5,325 -1.1 4,003 2,321 898.15 5.9 689 31
Kings, Subd. D SC 5,219 5,201 0.3 2,529 2,219 266.15 19.6 696 32
Inverness, Subd. A SC 5,076 5,280 -3.9 3,255 2,300 2,030.39 2.5 708 33
Annapolis, Subd. C SC 4,947 5,016 -1.4 2,488 2,178 207.25 23.9 719 34
Inverness, Subd. B SC 4,928 5,144 -4.2 2,775 2,058 752.02 6.6 722 35
GuysboroughFootnote 7 MD 4,670 4,995 Revised r -6.5 3,196 2,197 2,116.86 2.2 751 36
Annapolis, Subd. BFootnote 7 SC 4,448 4,599 Revised r -3.3 2,342 1,949 377.28 11.8 776 37
Antigonish T 4,364 4,524 -3.5 2,596 1,997 5.01 871.7 786 38
Shelburne MD 4,288 4,408 -2.7 2,635 1,971 1,821.07 2.4 792 39
Stellarton T 4,208 4,485 -6.2 2,018 1,880 8.99 468.1 800 40
Wolfville T 4,195 4,269 -1.7 2,585 1,972 6.46 649.8 803 41
Cumberland, Subd. D SC 4,155 4,266 -2.6 3,380 1,861 1,054.30 3.9 806 42
Victoria, Subd. B SC 3,985 3,828 4.1 2,599 1,808 1,232.26 3.2 834 43
Richmond, Subd. A SC 3,796 3,953 -4.0 2,083 1,696 465.13 8.2 867 44
Windsor T 3,648 3,785 -3.6 1,715 1,586 9.11 400.6 892 45
Westville T 3,628 3,798 -4.5 1,698 1,586 14.23 254.9 895 46
Colchester, Subd. A SC 3,459 3,642 -5.0 2,219 1,505 877.38 3.9 924 47
Eskasoni 3 IRI 3,422 3,309 3.4 1,114 1,059 36.20 94.5 930 48
Port Hawkesbury T 3,214 3,366 -4.5 1,554 1,345 8.10 396.6 969 49
Inverness, Subd. C SC 3,186 3,357 -5.1 2,022 1,382 1,033.18 3.1 977 50
Pictou T 3,186 3,437 -7.3 1,627 1,460 8.01 397.6 977 50
Richmond, Subd. C SC 3,150 3,286 -4.1 1,621 1,397 129.69 24.3 990 52
Annapolis, Subd. D SC 2,991 2,903 3.0 1,805 1,314 1,979.35 1.5 1,021 53
Victoria, Subd. A SC 2,567 2,769 -7.3 1,672 1,135 1,621.75 1.6 1,138 54
Berwick T 2,509 2,454 2.2 1,071 1,042 6.58 381.3 1,160 55
Trenton T 2,474 2,616 -5.4 1,206 1,071 6.07 407.8 1,174 56
Lunenburg T 2,263 2,313 -2.2 1,206 1,040 4.04 560.2 1,246 57
St. Mary's MD 2,233 2,354 -5.1 1,667 1,042 1,909.47 1.2 1,253 58
Digby T 2,060 2,152 -4.3 1,145 1,036 3.15 654.6 1,323 59
Cumberland, Subd. A SC 1,915 2,141 -10.6 1,389 906 1,119.50 1.7 1,403 60
Middleton T 1,832 1,749 4.7 995 892 5.57 329.1 1,441 61
Shelburne T 1,743 1,686 3.4 909 823 8.84 197.2 1,484 62
Richmond, Subd. B SC 1,512 1,573 -3.9 1,251 729 648.90 2.3 1,631 63
Stewiacke T 1,373 1,438 -4.5 681 629 17.62 77.9 1,737 64
Parrsboro T 1,205 1,305 -7.7 773 609 14.80 81.4 1,869 65
Oxford T 1,190 1,151 3.4 597 528 10.76 110.6 1,887 66
Indian Brook 14 IRI 1,089 1,084 0.5 382 370 12.17 89.5 1,986 67
Mahone Bay T 1,036 943 9.9 571 501 3.12 332.1 2,047 68
Membertou 28B IRI 1,015 912 11.3 349 343 1.48 686.1 2,077 69
Millbrook 27 IRI 860 847 1.5 309 302 3.53 243.4 2,290 70
Whycocomagh 2 IRI 831 800 3.9 270 266 7.48 111.1 2,332 71
Clark's Harbour T 758 820 -7.6 407 361 2.81 269.6 2,440 72
Mulgrave T 722 794 -9.1 327 310 17.83 40.5 2,507 73
Wagmatcook 1 IRI 537 518 3.7 166 158 3.73 144.1 2,885 74
Lockeport T 531 588 -9.7 320 249 2.33 228.2 2,894 75
Chapel Island 5 IRI 506 481 5.2 167 161 5.62 90.1 2,952 76
Annapolis Royal T 491 481 2.1 346 294 2.04 240.8 2,990 77
Fisher's Grant 24 IRI 485 467 3.9 158 154 1.54 314.8 3,002 78
Pomquet And Afton 23 IRI 353 373 -5.4 134 131 2.71 130.0 3,376 79
Cole Harbour 30 IRI 203 194 4.6 123 120 0.19 1,079.8 3,909 80
Yarmouth 33 IRI 157 157 0.0 70 70 0.31 502.2 4,081 81
Cambridge 32 IRI 140 144 -2.8 56 54 0.65 216.4 4,150 82
Bear River (Part) 6 IRI 138 102 35.3 53 52 3.40 40.6 4,160 83
Gold River 21 IRI 95 77 23.4 34 34 2.79 34.1 4,328 84
Glooscap 35 IRI 81 59 37.3 36 32 1.71 47.3 4,410 85
Wildcat 12 IRI 29 33 -12.1 15 15 4.75 6.1 4,654 86
Pennal 19 IRI 27 22 22.7 8 8 0.44 60.8 4,661 87
Sheet Harbour 36 IRI 25 15 66.7 9 7 0.51 49.1 4,669 88
Beaver Lake 17 IRI 21 23 -8.7 5 5 0.85 24.6 4,690 89
Bear River 6B IRI 16 0 not applicable ... 3 3 0.24 66.1 4,724 90
Ponhook Lake 10 IRI 15 10 50.0 7 7 1.13 13.2 4,728 91
Wallace Hills 14AFootnote 7 IRI 10 10 Revised r 0.0 3 3 0.44 22.8 4,749 92
Shubenacadie 13 IRI 0 0 not applicable ... 0 0 3.97 0.0 4,870 93
Bear River (Part) 6 IRI 0 0 not applicable ... 0 0 3.09 0.0 4,870 93
New Ross 20 IRI 0 0 not applicable ... 0 0 4.05 0.0 4,870 93
Merigomish Harbour 31 IRI 0 0 not applicable ... 0 0 0.23 0.0 4,870 93
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