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Council Areas

The population of the council areas of Scotland according to census results and latest official estimates.

NameAbbr.StatusCapitalArea
A (km²)
Population
Census (C)
1991-04-05
Population
Census (C)
2001-04-29
Population
Census (C)
2011-03-27
Population
Estimate (E)
2016-06-30
 
United KingdomGBRKingdLondon242,50056,466,68058,789,19463,182,17865,648,054
Aberdeen CityADCCcAAberdeen186204,885212,125222,793230,35018600
AberdeenshireADSCcAAberdeen6,313215,387226,871252,973261,960631300
AngusAGSCcAForfar2,182107,866108,400115,978116,900218200
Argyll & ButeARGCcALochgilphead6,90992,02591,30688,16686,890690900
City of EdinburghCEBCcAEdinburgh264418,748448,624476,626498,81026400
ClackmannanshireCMSCcAAlloa15947,67948,07751,44251,36015900
Dumfries & GallowayDUMCcADumfries6,426147,805147,765151,324149,670642600
Dundee CityDDCCcADundee60149,751145,663147,268148,2106000
East AyrshireEAYCcAKilmarnock1,262122,455120,235122,767122,060126200
East DunbartonshireEDBCcAKirkintilloch175109,400108,243105,026106,96017500
East LothianELTCcAHaddington67984,11490,08899,717103,05067900
East RenfrewshireERFCcAGiffnock17485,34489,31190,57492,94017400
Eilean Siar (Western Isles)EISCcASteòrnabhagh3,07129,60026,50227,68427,070307100
FalkirkFALCcAFalkirk297141,145145,191155,990158,46029700
FifeFIFCcAGlenrothes1,325341,199349,429365,198368,080132500
Glasgow CityGLCCcAGlasgow175606,651577,869593,245606,34017500
HighlandHIGCcAInverness25,659204,004208,914232,132234,1102565900
InverclydeINVCcAGreenock16090,10384,20381,48579,50016000
MidlothianMLTCcADalkeith35479,01180,94183,18787,39035400
MorayMORCcAElgin2,23883,61686,94093,29595,510223800
North AyrshireNAYCcAIrvine885136,875135,817138,146136,13088500
North LanarkshireNLNCcAMotherwell470323,826321,067337,727338,26047000
Orkney IslandsORKCcAKirkwall99019,61219,24521,34921,67099000
Perth & KinrossPERCcAPerth5,286126,231134,949146,652149,930528600
RenfrewshireRENCcAPaisley261173,212172,867174,908174,56026100
Scottish BordersSBOCcANewtown St Boswells4,732103,881106,764113,870114,030473200
Shetland IslandsSHECcALerwick1,46622,52221,98823,16723,200146600
South AyrshireSAYCcAAyr1,222112,658112,097112,799112,400122200
South LanarkshireSLNCcAHamilton1,772300,152302,216313,830316,230177200
StirlingSTICcAStirling2,18778,83386,21290,24792,830218700
West DunbartonshireWDBCcADumbarton15996,00593,37890,72089,59015900
West LothianWLTCcALivingston427143,972158,714175,118178,55042700
ScotlandSCOEdinburgh77,9254,998,5675,062,0115,295,4035,404,7007792500

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (E)
2016-06-30
1GlasgowGLC612,040
2EdinburghCEB488,050
3AberdeenADC200,680
4DundeeDDC148,280
5PaisleyREN77,220
6East KilbrideSLN75,120
7LivingstonWLT57,030
8HamiltonSLN54,080
9DunfermlineFIF53,100
10CumbernauldNLN50,920
11KirkcaldyFIF50,010

Contents: Cities & Towns

The population of all Scottish cities and towns ("localities") with more than 15,000 inhabitants by census years.

NameAdm.Population
Census (C)
1991-04-05
Population
Census (C)
2001-04-29
Population
Census (C)
2011-03-27
Population
Estimate (E)
2016-06-30
Area 
AberdeenADC182,133185,150195,040200,6805853
AirdrieNLN36,84236,22037,03037,410956
Alexandria (Vale of Leven; incl. Bonhill, Balloch)WDB.........24,300900
AlloaCMS...12,93014,13014,420589
ArbroathAGS23,68022,85023,96023,940815
AyrSAY47,96246,58046,85046,7801816
BarrheadERF16,75317,56017,44017,610492
BathgateWLT...15,45020,51022,920851
BearsdenEDB27,70727,67027,24028,120912
BellshillNLN21,62420,91020,77020,290632
BishopbriggsEDB23,82523,43022,87023,540643
BlantyreSLN18,58417,21017,24016,900503
Bo'nessFAL...14,25015,10014,760661
Bonnybridge (incl. Denny)FAL.........25,6600
BonnyriggMLT13,53414,54015,97017,530431
BroxburnWLT11,62613,11015,38015,440531
CambuslangSLN...21,96027,18029,1001087
ClydebankWDB...27,75026,74026,320874
CoatbridgeNLN43,61740,95043,84043,9601176
CumbernauldNLN49,50751,67051,84050,9202152
DumbartonWDB21,79720,87020,04020,560734
DumfriesDUM31,93631,56033,01033,4401304
DundeeDDC...145,560147,390148,2804631
DunfermlineFIF39,06841,44049,71053,1001923
East KilbrideSLN70,57973,99074,40075,1202424
EdinburghCEB400,632431,230459,630488,05011850
ElginMOR19,33821,16023,13024,760947
ErskineREN13,10215,81015,96015,510627
FalkirkFAL31,39932,39035,40035,8501383
ForfarAGS12,83213,41014,05014,230500
GiffnockERF...12,25012,16012,300386
GlasgowGLC...575,250590,570612,04014550
GlenrothesFIF38,32039,30039,28038,5102026
GrangemouthFAL18,52817,58017,37016,6501211
GreenockINV49,26746,37044,13042,6801271
HaddingtonELT8,8448,8909,0609,130288
HamiltonSLN49,98848,79053,19054,0801628
InvernessHIG40,91841,22046,64047,2902157
IrvineNAY33,40634,51034,39034,0902077
JohnstoneREN18,28016,76016,82016,090455
KilmarnockEAY44,20744,39046,22046,7701509
KilwinningNAY15,31716,02016,60016,460511
KirkcaldyFIF47,27447,38049,71050,0101886
KirkintillochEDB20,62420,66019,79021,380627
KirkwallORK6,0956,7007,1907,420401
LarkhallSLN15,57315,54015,02014,740551
LerwickSHE7,3366,9106,9606,880483
LivingstonWLT42,17852,00056,32057,0302714
LochgilpheadARG2,4212,3002,3902,300154
MotherwellNLN30,76930,32031,91032,590961
MusselburghELT20,26119,99019,48020,840593
Newton MearnsERF19,34223,19024,37026,600895
Newtown St BoswellsSBO1,1081,2401,2801,330107
PaisleyREN73,92575,50076,83077,2202665
PenicuikMLT15,66116,17015,93016,120405
PerthPER41,72443,76047,08047,4301750
PeterheadADS18,41318,05018,54019,270782
Port GlasgowINV...16,73015,41014,620475
PrestwickSAY13,44915,17014,90014,720597
RenfrewREN20,76420,18021,79022,570701
RutherglenSLN...33,10031,40031,190834
Saltcoats (incl. Ardrossan)NAY.........32,5401084
St AndrewsFIF11,13614,34016,87017,580497
Steòrnabhagh (Stornoway)EIS5,9755,3305,2205,070373
StirlingSTI29,76833,52036,14037,6101669
ViewparkNLN15,04415,84016,16015,770615
WishawNLN29,57428,69030,39030,290796

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