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Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh # of Female Councillors 1 1 3
Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh # of Positions Acclaimed 1 0 3
Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh # of Positions Open for Election 7 7 7
Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh % of Councillors Acclaimed 14% 0 14%
Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh % of Councillors who are Female 14% 14% 43%
Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Mayor/ Reeve Acclaimed N/A N/A Yes
Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Voter Rates 43% 51% 36%
Bluewater # of Female Councillors 2 2 0
Bluewater # of Positions Acclaimed 0 3 3
Bluewater # of Positions Open for Election 10 9 9
Bluewater % of Councillors Acclaimed 0% 33% 33%
Bluewater % of Councillors who are Female 20% 22% 0
Bluewater Mayor/ Reeve Acclaimed   No No
Bluewater Voter Rates 58% 54% 43%
Central Huron # of Female Councillors 2 3 2
Central Huron # of Positions Acclaimed 0 2 0
Central Huron # of Positions Open for Election 8 8 8
Central Huron % of Councillors Acclaimed 0% 25% 0
Central Huron % of Councillors who are Female 25% 38% 25%
Central Huron Mayor/ Reeve Acclaimed   Yes N/A
Central Huron Voter Rates 38% 28% 32%
Goderich # of Female Councillors 3 1 0
Goderich # of Positions Acclaimed 2 0 0
Goderich # of Positions Open for Election 7 7 7
Goderich % of Councillors Acclaimed 29% 0 0
Goderich % of Councillors who are Female 43% 14% 0
Goderich Mayor/ Reeve Acclaimed   N/A N/A
Goderich Voter Rates 42% 53% 62%
Howick # of Female Councillors 2 1 1
Howick # of Positions Acclaimed   0 0
Howick # of Positions Open for Election 5 5 5
Howick % of Councillors Acclaimed 0% 0 0
Howick % of Councillors who are Female 17% 20% 20%
Howick Mayor/ Reeve Acclaimed   N/A N/A
Howick Voter Rates 42% 36% 38%
Huron # of Female Councillors 12 15 15
Huron # of Positions Acclaimed   11 13
Huron # of Positions Open for Election 70 68 66
Huron % of Councillors Acclaimed   16% 20%
Huron % of Councillors who are Female 17% 22% 23%
Huron Mayor/ Reeve Acclaimed   2 2
Huron Voter Rates   46% 43%
Huron East # of Female Councillors 2 2 4
Huron East # of Positions Acclaimed   4 6
Huron East # of Positions Open for Election 12 11 11
Huron East % of Councillors Acclaimed 0% 33% 55%
Huron East % of Councillors who are Female 0% 17% 36%
Huron East Mayor/ Reeve Acclaimed   Yes No
Huron East Voter Rates 37% 37% 38%
Morris-Turnberry # of Female Councillors 0 2 1
Morris-Turnberry # of Positions Acclaimed   0 1
Morris-Turnberry # of Positions Open for Election 7 5 5
Morris-Turnberry % of Councillors Acclaimed 0% 0 20%
Morris-Turnberry % of Councillors who are Female 0% 33% 20%
Morris-Turnberry Mayor/ Reeve Acclaimed   N/A Yes
Morris-Turnberry Voter Rates 54% 50% 38%
North Huron # of Female Councillors 0 1 1
North Huron # of Positions Acclaimed 1 0 0
North Huron # of Positions Open for Election 7 7 7
North Huron % of Councillors Acclaimed 14% 0 0
North Huron % of Councillors who are Female 0% 14% 14%
North Huron Mayor/ Reeve Acclaimed   N/A N/A
North Huron Voter Rates 37% 52% 51%
North Perth # of Female Councillors 1 1 2
North Perth # of Positions Acclaimed 0 6 4
North Perth # of Positions Open for Election 10 10 10
North Perth % of Councillors Acclaimed 0% 60% 40%
North Perth % of Councillors who are Female 10% 10% 20%
North Perth Mayor/ Reeve Acclaimed   Yes N/A
North Perth Voter Rates 39% 28% 31%
Ontario # of Female Councillors 623 714 889
Ontario # of Positions Acclaimed 195   474
Ontario # of Positions Open for Election   3,306 3,270
Ontario % of Councillors Acclaimed 14%   14%
Ontario % of Councillors who are Female 22% 22% 28%
Ontario Mayor/ Reeve Acclaimed      
Ontario Voter Rates 44% 43% 38%
Perth # of Female Councillors 7 13 17
Perth # of Positions Acclaimed   13 11
Perth # of Positions Open for Election 42 53 53
Perth % of Councillors Acclaimed   25% 21%
Perth % of Councillors who are Female 17% 25% 32%
Perth Mayor/ Reeve Acclaimed   3 2
Perth Voter Rates   40% 40%
Perth East # of Female Councillors 1 2 2
Perth East # of Positions Acclaimed 1 4 1
Perth East # of Positions Open for Election 7 7 7
Perth East % of Councillors Acclaimed 14% 57% 14%
Perth East % of Councillors who are Female 14% 29% 29%
Perth East Mayor/ Reeve Acclaimed   Yes N/A
Perth East Voter Rates 27% 27% 43%
Perth South # of Female Councillors 2 2 3
Perth South # of Positions Acclaimed   0 0
Perth South # of Positions Open for Election 7 7 7
Perth South % of Councillors Acclaimed 0% 0 0
Perth South % of Councillors who are Female 29% 29% 43%
Perth South Mayor/ Reeve Acclaimed   N/A N/A
Perth South Voter Rates 45% 45% 41%
South Huron # of Female Councillors 0 2 3
South Huron # of Positions Acclaimed 1 2 0
South Huron # of Positions Open for Election 7 7 7
South Huron % of Councillors Acclaimed 14% 29% 0
South Huron % of Councillors who are Female 0% 29% 43%
South Huron Mayor/ Reeve Acclaimed   No N/A
South Huron Voter Rates 57% 56% 54%
St. Marys # of Female Councillors 1 1 3
St. Marys # of Positions Acclaimed   0 1
St. Marys # of Positions Open for Election 7 7 7
St. Marys % of Councillors Acclaimed 0% 0 14%
St. Marys % of Councillors who are Female 14% 14% 43%
St. Marys Mayor/ Reeve Acclaimed   N/A Yes
St. Marys Voter Rates 56% 55% 39%
Stratford # of Female Councillors 3 4 4
Stratford # of Positions Acclaimed 0 0 0
Stratford # of Positions Open for Election 11 11 11
Stratford % of Councillors Acclaimed 0% 0 0
Stratford % of Councillors who are Female 27% 36% 36%
Stratford Mayor/ Reeve Acclaimed   N/A N/A
Stratford Voter Rates 48% 47% 50%
West Perth # of Female Councillors 2 3 3
West Perth # of Positions Acclaimed   3 5
West Perth # of Positions Open for Election 11 11 11
West Perth % of Councillors Acclaimed   27% 45%
West Perth % of Councillors who are Female 18% 27% 27%
West Perth Mayor/ Reeve Acclaimed   Yes Yes
West Perth Voter Rates 37% 39% 34%

 

Data Source

Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO)

Patterns and Trends

Few women are elected for municipal council in Huron and Perth. In 2018, of 66 positions open for election, 15 female councilors were elected. In Perth, only seven women were elected to council seats out of 53 positions.

Although we don’t have data specifically from our area, a survey of Ontario municipal councilors and elected officials suggested that elected municipal officials are not representative of the population in several ways. Men are over-represented. In the survey, three-quarters of these officials were men, and 83% of those holding ‘head of council’ positions were males. Responding councillors are older than the population in general. The median age for councillors and mayors was 60 years of age, whereas the median age for the population of Ontario as a whole is 40. In fact 70% of the councillors and mayors responding to the survey were between the ages of 50 and 70 with only 9% falling between the ages of 18 and 40.

Despite being under represented on councils, women candidates were slightly more likely to be educated. While women running for council were successful 43% of the time, men were only won a seat 37% of the time. This may be a consequence of the fact that many more men run for office and many office seekers do not win.

 

Reference: Piper, L. (2015).Who are Ontario’s elected municipal leaders? A demographic profile and leadership analysis. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of Guelph.

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