Westmorland County, New Brunswick

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Westmorland
County
Location within New Brunswick.
Location within New Brunswick.
Coordinates: 46°04′N 64°31′W / 46.06°N 64.51°W / 46.06; -64.51Coordinates: 46°04′N 64°31′W / 46.06°N 64.51°W / 46.06; -64.51
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
Established 1785
Area[1]
 • Land 3,662.02 km2 (1,413.91 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 144,158
 • Density 39.4/km2 (102/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 8.5%
 • Dwellings 67,842
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 506

Westmorland County (2011 population 144,158) is a county in New Brunswick, a province of Canada. It is in the south-eastern part of the province. It contains the fast-growing commercial centre of Moncton and its northern and eastern suburbs. Also located in the county are the university town of Sackville and the tourist destination of Shediac.

Westmorland County is centrally located in the Maritimes and is New Brunswick's most populous county. Fishing and tourism are important industries along the Northumberland Strait shore while there is some mixed farming in the Petitcodiac River Valley and in the Tantramar Marsh region. The city of Moncton accounts for half the county's population and has developed as a major transportation, distribution, commercial and retail centre. Dorchester is the historical shire town of the county.

Census subdivisions[edit]

Communities[edit]

There are eleven incorporated municipalities within Westmorland County (listed by 2011 population):

Official Name Designation Area km2 Population Parish
Moncton City 141.17 69,074 Moncton
Dieppe City 51.17 23,310 Moncton
Beaubassin East Rural community 291.04 6,200 Shediac
Shediac Town 11.97 6,053 Shediac
Sackville Town 74.32 5,558 Sackville
Memramcook Village 185.71 4,831 Dorchester
Cap-Pelé Village 23.78 2,256 Botsford
Salisbury Village 13.68 2,208 Salisbury
Petitcodiac Village 17.22 1,429 Salisbury
Dorchester Village 5.74 1,167 Dorchester
Port Elgin Village 2.61 418 Westmorland

First Nations[edit]

There is one First Nations reservation in Westmorland County (listed by 2011 population):

Official Name Designation Area km2 Population Parish
Fort Folly 1 Reservation 0.58 48 Dorchester

Parishes[edit]

The county is subdivided into seven parishes (listed by 2011 population):

Official Name Area km2 Population Incorporated municipalities Unincorporated communities
Moncton 579.50 9,421 Moncton (city)
Dieppe (city)
Allison / Ammon / Berry Mills / Boundary Creek / Canaan / Cape Breton / Gallagher Ridge /
Greater Lakeburn / Indian Mountain / Irishtown / Lakeville / LeBlancville / Lutesville /
McQuade / Meadow Brook / Melanson Settlement / New Scotland / O'Neil /
Pacific Junction / Painsec / Painsec Junction / Scotch Settlement / Shaw Brook /
Steeves Mountain / Stilesville
Shediac 238.05 4,917 Beaubassin East (rural community)
Shediac (town)
Batemans Mills / Chapman Corner / East Shediac / Evangeline / MacDougall / Malakoff /
Moncton Road / Petit Pre / Ohio-du-Barachois / Pointe-du-Chêne / Scoudouc / Scoudouc Road / Shediac Bridge /
Shediac Cape / Shediac Road / Shediac River / The Bluff
Salisbury 873.60 3,417 Salisbury (village)
Petitcodiac (village)
Dobsons Corner / Fawcett / Fawcett Hill / Fredericton Road / Glenvale / Harewood / Havelock /
Hicksville / Hillgrove / Intervale / Kay Settlement / Killams Mills / Kinnear Settlement /
Leeman Hill / Lewis Mountain / Monteagle / North Branch / Pollett River / River Glade /
Scott Road / Second North River / Steeves Settlement / The Glades / Upper Ridge /
Wheaton Settlement
Sackville 578.37 1,336 Sackville (town) Aboushagan / Aboushagan Road / Anderson Settlement / Babcock Road /
British Settlement / Brooklyn / Brooklyn Road / Centre Village / Coles Island Road /
Cookville / Evans / Fairfield / Harper's Brook / Johnson's Mills / Lower Rockport / Midgic /
Rockport / Upper Rockport / Ward / West Sackville /
Westcock / Wood Point / Woodhurst
Botsford 304.00 1,074 Cap-Pelé (village) Bayfield / Bayside / Botsford / Cadman Corner / Cape Spear / Cape Tormentine /
Chapmans Corner / Hardy / Johnston Point Road / Little Shemogue / Malden / Mates Corner /
Melrose / Murray Corner / Murray Road / Petit-Cap / Smith Settlement / Spence Settlement /
The Bluff / Timber River / Westmorland / Upper Cape / Woodside
Westmorland 175.07 964 Port Elgin (village) Aulac / Baie-Verte / Baie Verte Road / Coburg / Etter Ridge / Fromm's Swamp / Halls Hill /
Jolicure / Mount Whatley / Pointe de Bute / Tidnish Bridge / Uniacke Hill / Upper Point de Bute /
Westmorland
Dorchester 90.89 477 Memramcook (village)
Dorchester (village)
Fort Folly 1 (reservation)
Calhoun / Cherry Burton / Dorchester Cape / Middleton / Taylor Village / Upper Dorchester

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Westmorland County, New Brunswick[4]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 114,745 —    
1996 120,531 +5.0%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 124,688 +3.4%
2006 132,849 +6.5%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 144,158 +8.5%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Westmorland County, New Brunswick[4]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
140,925
76,475 Increase 7.8% 54.27% 58,795 Increase 7.2% 41.72% 2,115 Increase 67.2% 1.50% 3,540 Increase 17.6% 2.51%
2006
130,080
70,945 Increase 3.6% 54.54% 54,860 Increase 7.4% 42.17% 1,265 Decrease 6.3% 0.97% 3,010 Increase 102.7% 2.31%
2001
122,405
68,510 Increase 1.2% 55.97% 51,060 Increase 6.7% 41.71% 1,350 Decrease 7.2% 1.10% 1,485 Increase 12.9% 1.21%
1996
118,330
67,700 n/a 57.21% 47,860 n/a 40.45% 1,455 n/a 1.23% 1,315 n/a 1.11%

Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the county, including external routes that start or finish at the county limits:[5]

Protected areas and attractions[edit]

Notable People[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Westmorland County, New Brunswick
  2. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  3. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  4. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7

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