Total Population (2006 Census) 14,420.br> Compared to other more rural or suburban parts of the HRM, the numbers for downtown Halifax reflect an urban population. More new Haligonians arrived here from other parts of the world (70%), while only half (50.7%) of downtown denizens were born in Halifax. There are more singletons (64.9%) than married people (19%), more non-family households (65.4%) and, for Nova Scotia, there is a significant percentage of visible minorities downtown (11.1%, or 1,485 people are black and 2.4% are Chinese).
Income and employment also reflect the transient, student and blue collar nature of this district. The median household income is $29,678 and the average (mean) is $39,414, lower than any other area on the peninsula. 91.9% of workers are employees and the unemployment rate is 8.3%. Amongst youth, 56.5% of 15-24 year olds are full-time students, while 37.1% are not attending any kind of school. 40.5% in the district are university educated, while 15.2% did not finish high school.
Source: Nova Scotia Community Counts website offers statistical profiles by HRM polling district.
Development. HRM by Design. Violence. Transit. Business.
Average municipal tax comparison for single family homes
|District||Average Property 2009 (taxable)||Current Tax (2007)||Draft Tax Model (2007)||Change in taxes|
|District 12 (Halifax Downtown)||234,769||1,815||1,353||-25.50%|
Source: HRM. HRM Note: Amounts exclude Low Income Rebates. Final adjustments are not included to treat mobile homes as multi-unit; and for the 2009 changes in the Transit Tax structure. Not all area rates are included in the "Current Tax".
Dawn Marie Sloane. Click here to read her report card
Jerome Downey Profile
663 votes / 23.04%
Cameron Ells Profile
75 votes / 2.61%
Dawn Marie Sloane Profile and report card
1,144 votes / 39.75% Holds!
James Stuewe Profile
996 votes / 34.61%
Voter turnout: 27.29%
Read Tim Bousquet's Sept. 25 article "Four way fracas"
2008 School Board elections(District 5 - Hydrostone, Connaught, south end Halifax)
2004 ResultsDawn Marie Sloane 1586 (51.78%)
Voter Turnout: 35.83%
65.02% voted for Peter Kelly in 2004;
-24.96% Change in 2008 (but better than in 2000).
While only 38.04% did that in 2000.
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