2020 Municipal Budget Survey
The 2020 Municipal Budget Survey was conducted between November 5 and December 14, 2020. The survey was available online to all HRM residents and was intended to inform the 2021/22 business planning and budgeting process.
The survey asked residents about their priorities and expectations, their experiences with the municipality, and their satisfaction with the services provided.
There were 4,312 responses to the survey. Results were provided to Regional Council on Tuesday January 26, 2021. The report can be found here. You can also review results by demographic here, or view the 2020 Municipal Budget Survey document here.
For questions about the survey, please contact:
2019 Citizen Survey
The 2020/21 Shape Your Budget (SYB) citizen engagement was conducted in September 2019 and included visiting community groups and hosting a series of pop-up sessions at various locations around the municipality. Participants were asked to complete a survey about their satisfaction with municipal services, their priorities, and preferences for service levels. The survey was available to all residents, not just those who attended a pop-up event.
The survey had 1,078 respondents. Results were provided to Regional Council on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.
2019 Shape Your Budget Survey report
2019 Shape Your Budget Survey document
2019 SYB Survey Crosstabs (results by question for each demographic)
2018 Citizen Survey
By participating in the 2018 Citizen Survey (invitation or open format), residents of the Halifax region had the opportunity to voice their priorities, what they think of municipal service delivery, and to help Regional Council and municipal staff make informed decisions to move toward a better future.
2018 Citizen Survey Consultants Report
2018 Citizen Survey Tabular Data (by demographic - years, gender, age, education)
2018 Citizen Survey Tabular Data (by demographic - income, property tax, area)
2018 Citizen Survey Copy
Past results- Citizen Survey 2014
Citizens answered questions about satisfaction with municipal programs and services, including transit, parking, recreation, leisure, safety, city maintenance, environment, and other key issues impacting the community.
If you have questions about the survey, please contact Michael Pappas at 902.490.5534
2014 Consultants Report
2014 Tabular Data (by demographic - Income, Home Ownership, Property Tax, Area)
2014 Tabular Data (by demographic - Gender, Age, Education, Years in the municipality)
2014 Citizen Survey Copy
Past results- Citizen Survey 2012
2012 Consultants Report
2012 Presentation to Regional Council
2012 Tabular Data (by demographic)
2012 Tabular Data (geographic)
2012 Citizen's Survey Copy
Past results- Citizen Survey 2010
2010 Consultants Report
2010 Presentation to Regional Council
2010 Tabular Data
2010 Citizen's Survey Copy