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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
Census (C)
2022-03-20
 
Aberdeen CityADCCcAAberdeen186204,885212,125222,793224,02118600
AberdeenshireADSCcAAberdeen6,313215,387226,871252,973263,723631300
AngusAGSCcAForfar2,182107,866108,400115,978114,342218200
Argyll and ButeARGCcALochgilphead6,90992,02591,30688,16685,970690900
City of EdinburghCEBCcAEdinburgh264418,748448,624476,626514,54326400
ClackmannanshireCMSCcAAlloa15947,67948,07751,44251,77815900
Dumfries and GallowayDUMCcADumfries6,426147,805147,765151,324145,895642600
Dundee CityDDCCcADundee60149,751145,663147,268148,6976000
East AyrshireEAYCcAKilmarnock1,262122,455120,235122,767120,324126200
East DunbartonshireEDBCcAKirkintilloch175109,400108,243105,026108,93717500
East LothianELTCcAHaddington67984,11490,08899,717112,28467900
East RenfrewshireERFCcAGiffnock17485,34489,31190,57496,81717400
FalkirkFALCcAFalkirk297141,145145,191155,990158,40429700
FifeFIFCcAGlenrothes1,325341,199349,429365,198371,781132500
Glasgow CityGLCCcAGlasgow175606,651577,869593,245620,75617500
HighlandHIGCcAInverness25,659204,004208,914232,132235,3512565900
InverclydeINVCcAGreenock16090,10384,20381,48578,42616000
MidlothianMLTCcADalkeith35479,01180,94183,18796,52735400
MorayMORCcAElgin2,23883,61686,94093,29593,293223800
Na h-Eileanan Siar [Outer Hebrides]EISCcASteòrnabhagh3,07129,60026,50227,68426,140307100
North AyrshireNAYCcAIrvine885136,875135,817138,146133,41388500
North LanarkshireNLNCcAMotherwell470323,826321,067337,727340,97347000
Orkney IslandsORKCcAKirkwall99019,61219,24521,34921,95899000
Perth and KinrossPERCcAPerth5,286126,231134,949146,652150,953528600
RenfrewshireRENCcAPaisley261173,212172,867174,908183,87426100
Scottish BordersSBOCcANewtown St Boswells4,732103,881106,764113,870116,821473200
Shetland IslandsSHECcALerwick1,46622,52221,98823,16722,986146600
South AyrshireSAYCcAAyr1,222112,658112,097112,799111,519122200
South LanarkshireSLNCcAHamilton1,772300,152302,216313,830327,056177200
StirlingSTICcAStirling2,18778,83386,21290,24792,604218700
West DunbartonshireWDBCcADumbarton15996,00593,37890,72088,39915900
West LothianWLTCcALivingston427143,972158,714175,118181,27842700
ScotlandSCOCntryEdinburgh77,9254,998,5675,062,0115,295,4035,439,8427792500
United KingdomGBRKingdLondon242,50056,466,68058,789,19463,182,178...

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Census (C)
2022-03-20
1GlasgowGLC617,794
2EdinburghCEB493,736
3AberdeenADC192,956
4DundeeDDC147,345
5PaisleyREN79,369
6East KilbrideSLN76,607
7DunfermlineFIF56,027
8LivingstonWLT55,836
9HamiltonSLN55,157
10KirkcaldyFIF51,117
11CumbernauldNLN50,498

Contents: Cities & Towns

The population of all Scottish cities and towns (localities) with more than 15,000 inhabitants according to census results and latest estimates.

NameAdm.Population
Census (C)
1991-04-05
Population
Census (C)
2001-04-29
Population
Census (C)
2011-03-27
Population
Census (C)
2022-03-20
Area 
AberdeenADC182,133185,560195,453192,9566270
AirdrieNLN36,84236,33037,13235,8461065
AlloaCMS...12,93014,13214,705597
ArbroathAGS23,68023,27024,39323,481910
AyrSAY47,96246,08046,33946,1821931
BarrheadERF16,75317,56017,44317,586600
BathgateWLT14,05215,45020,51422,222938
BearsdenEDB27,70727,67027,23728,486964
BellshillNLN21,62420,91020,77419,500574
BishopbriggsEDB23,82523,43022,87023,753723
BlantyreSLN18,58417,21017,24016,538530
Bo'nessFAL14,39714,25015,09814,885687
BonnyriggMLT13,53414,54015,97118,094520
BroxburnWLT11,62613,11015,37515,418546
CambuslangSLN...21,96027,18533,2521121
ClydebankWDB...27,75026,74426,221903
CoatbridgeNLN43,61740,95043,84142,2641326
CumbernauldNLN49,50751,67051,83950,4982306
DalkeithMLT...11,10011,82315,146461
DumbartonWDB21,79720,87020,03521,036745
DumfriesDUM31,93631,56033,00933,6761401
DundeeDDC...145,560147,389147,3454785
DunfermlineFIF39,06841,58049,77656,0272075
East KilbrideSLN70,57973,99074,39676,6072538
EdinburghCEB400,632431,230459,633493,73612378
ElginMOR19,33821,16023,12824,6401006
ErskineREN13,10215,81015,95514,880649
FalkirkFAL31,39932,39035,39834,6271550
ForfarAGS12,83213,41014,04813,801592
GiffnockERF...12,25012,15611,964386
GlasgowGLC...575,180590,578617,79414847
GlenrothesFIF38,32039,30039,27737,4682116
GrangemouthFAL18,52817,58017,37316,0161208
GreenockINV49,26746,02044,07542,8661251
HaddingtonELT8,8449,0109,12911,354368
HamiltonSLN49,98848,97053,28455,1571929
InvernessHIG40,91841,17046,53648,2482414
InverurieADS9,56711,20012,65415,106747
IrvineNAY33,40634,26034,10233,9981944
JohnstoneREN18,28016,76016,82416,491480
KilmarnockEAY44,20744,29046,15947,0641637
KilwinningNAY15,31716,02016,59916,211630
KirkcaldyFIF47,27447,38049,70951,1171998
KirkintillochEDB20,62420,53019,68922,037686
KirkwallORK6,0956,7007,1937,390447
LarkhallSLN15,57315,54015,01915,308649
LerwickSHE7,3366,9106,9586,709534
LivingstonWLT42,17852,00056,32355,8362836
LochgilpheadARG2,4212,3002,3922,488212
MotherwellNLN30,76930,32031,90633,0311071
MusselburghELT20,26119,99019,47521,479649
Newton MearnsERF19,34223,19024,37228,456966
Newtown St BoswellsSBO1,1081,2401,2791,662146
PaisleyREN73,92575,50076,83479,3692625
PenicuikMLT15,66116,17015,92616,409530
PerthPER41,72443,96047,26847,8931948
PeterheadADS18,41318,10018,63919,791867
Port GlasgowINV...16,73015,41414,288489
PrestwickSAY13,44915,68015,41114,570622
RenfrewREN20,76420,53021,85423,809703
RutherglenSLN...33,10031,40131,195832
St AndrewsFIF11,13614,34016,87016,460506
Steòrnabhagh (Stornoway)EIS5,9755,3305,2184,578398
StirlingSTI29,76833,52036,14238,5871773
TroonSAY14,09415,03014,75215,261640
ViewparkNLN15,04415,84016,16315,831666
WishawNLN29,57428,69030,39130,211883

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