Population data refers to the total number of people who live within a defined area.

Why This Matters

Knowing how many people live in Bridgewater helps the Town budget for and make sure the basic needs of residents are being met through essential services. Population growth can also show how healthy an economy is. Determining whether population is growing from migration or new births can also show the demographic changes in Bridgewater and help to Town to understand how it is changing.

Measurement and Limitations

Some indicators use differently defined areas or boundaries. This is why different population and population estimates are available. The population presented in these indicators are based on the Statistics Canada Census of the Population, Bridgewater, Town.

Data Source 

Statistics Canada. 2017. Bridgewater, T [Census subdivision], Nova Scotia and Lunenburg, CTY [Census division], Nova Scotia (table). Census Profile. 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-X2016001. Ottawa. Released November 29, 2017.

Links to historical data found here

2016, 2011, 2006, 2001



Population in the Sustainable Development Goals

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