Nova Scotia Community Counts - Hundreds of communities.  Thousands of facts. One website.

Nova Scotia Community Counts provides a common platform for social, economic, environmental and cultural data from many sources that illustrate the unique nature of each community. It provides easily accessible and understandable information products at 16 levels of geography. The Map Centre offers over 40,000 maps that are dynamically generated based on user requirements. Community Counts also offers comparisons of community information at the local, regional, provincial, and national levels to present a more complete picture of Nova Scotia’s communities. To download our brochure, click here. For an overview of Community Counts, click here.

Recent Updates
  • The Map Centre has been updated with Income and Dwellings data from the National Household Survey.
  • The Annual Demographic Estimates table has been updated with the most recent 2013 estimates data.
  • The third release from the 2011 National Household Survey is now available on Community Counts!  This release contains data relating to Income and Dwellings.  This data can be found within the Income and Households subject areas as well as the By Topic section.  We will be populating the Map Centre, Community Profiles, and the Policy Views with this data in the very near future.
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Upcoming Training

Community Counts Training in your Community

  • Nova Scotia Community Counts offers free training on how to use the website with all of its features – tables, charts, maps, community profiles and policy views.
    • Learn to Use Community Counts (3 hrs)
    • What’s New on Community Counts – National Household Survey (1½ hrs)
    If you would like to arrange for training in your community, we’d love to hear from you. This is what we ask you to do. Find a place that has computers with Internet access for people to use or WiFi that would enable people to bring their own laptops or tablets. Promote the session through your networks. We provide promotional materials that you can use, registration, and training kits for all participants.

    If you are interested in bringing our training to your community, get in touch with Malcolm Shookner, Chief Statistician, Community Counts,

Upcoming Training in Halifax

  • May 21
    • Learn to Use Community Counts - 9 AM to 12 PM
    • What's New on Community Counts - 1:30 to 3 PM
  • June 4
    • Community Counts for Health Planning
  • June 19
    • Learn to Use Community Counts - 9 AM to 12 PM
    • What's New on Community Counts - 1:30 to 3 PM

Upcoming Training Outside of Halifax

  • April 30 - Bridgewater
    • Learn to Use Community Counts - 9 AM to 12 PM

To register or request a training session, email us at