Figures from the 2016 census show populations of communities in Northeastern Nova Scotia are declining.
There are 19-thousand 301 residents in Antigonish Town and County, a drop of one and half percent from the last census in 2011. Antigonish Town’s population has dipped 3.5 per cent to 43-hundred and 64.
Guysborough County’s population fell 6.4 per cent to just over 76-hundred, while in Pictou County, it dropped 4.2 per cent to 43-thousand, 748. All Pictou County Towns also posted declines, ranging from 4.5 percent for Westville to 7.3 per cent for the Town of Pictou.
Inverness County saw its number dip by four per cent. The Town of Port Hawkesbury posted a drop of 4.5 per cent to 32-hundred and 14. Richmond County saw its population drop by 3.5 per cent. Victoria County’s population dropped by less that half a percent.