Performance Measures

Municipal Comparative Study

The County of Wellington participates in an annual municipal comparative study compiled by Bruzzese Minshull & Associates (BMA) Management Consulting. The study is based on a survey of over 100 municipalities representing approximately 85% of Ontario's population.

The study includes important information and statistics related to socio-economic indicators, including population, assessment and income; financial indicators, including ratio analysis, reserves and debt levels; tax policies, including ratios and rates for different property types as well as information on municipal economic development programmes.  It does not account for variations in service levels, methods of service delivery, and demographic differences particularly between urban and rural municipalities. BMA information is for reference purposes only, and does not include extensive notes of interpretation.

Participation in the BMA initiative has given Wellington County the ability to monitor trends in selected indicators. This allows for ongoing evaluation of the County's financial condition and its position relative to its seven member municipalities and other neighbouring municipalities.


2020 Staff Report - Financial Indicators Analysis

2019 BMA Municipal Study


2019 Staff Report - Financial Indicators Analysis

2018 BMA Municipal Study


2018 Staff Report - Financial Indicators Analysis

2017 BMA Municipal Study


2017 Staff Report - Financial Indicators Analysis

2016 BMA Municipal Study


2016 Staff Report - Financial Indicators Analysis

2015 BMA Municipal Study


Municipal Performance Measures Programme

The County of Wellington compiles statistics according to the provincially mandated Municipal Performance Measures Programme (MPMP). The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing introduced this programme in 2000. The objectives of the programme are:

  • To provide a tool to assess how well municipal services are delivered
  • To improve performance
  • To strengthen accountability to taxpayers
  • To provide an information resource that allows municipalities to share strategies and learn new and or better practices from one another.

Note: the province discontinued this mandatory reporting programme in the 2014 fiscal year. The County now monitors its financial performance through participation in the BMA Municipal Comparison study.


2013 Municipal Performance Measures

2012 Municipal Performance Measures




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