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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
Population
Estimate (E)
2020-06-30
 
United KingdomGBRKingdLondon242,50056,466,68058,789,19463,182,17865,648,05467,081,234
Aberdeen CityADCCcAAberdeen186204,885212,125222,793230,350229,06018600
AberdeenshireADSCcAAberdeen6,313215,387226,871252,973261,960260,780631300
AngusAGSCcAForfar2,182107,866108,400115,978116,900115,820218200
Argyll and ButeARGCcALochgilphead6,90992,02591,30688,16686,89085,430690900
City of EdinburghCEBCcAEdinburgh264418,748448,624476,626498,810527,62026400
ClackmannanshireCMSCcAAlloa15947,67948,07751,44251,36051,29015900
Dumfries and GallowayDUMCcADumfries6,426147,805147,765151,324149,670148,290642600
Dundee CityDDCCcADundee60149,751145,663147,268148,210148,8206000
East AyrshireEAYCcAKilmarnock1,262122,455120,235122,767122,060121,600126200
East DunbartonshireEDBCcAKirkintilloch175109,400108,243105,026106,960108,75017500
East LothianELTCcAHaddington67984,11490,08899,717103,050107,90067900
East RenfrewshireERFCcAGiffnock17485,34489,31190,57492,94096,06017400
Eilean Siar (Western Isles)EISCcASteòrnabhagh3,07129,60026,50227,68427,07026,500307100
FalkirkFALCcAFalkirk297141,145145,191155,990158,460160,56029700
FifeFIFCcAGlenrothes1,325341,199349,429365,198368,080374,130132500
Glasgow CityGLCCcAGlasgow175606,651577,869593,245606,340635,64017500
HighlandHIGCcAInverness25,659204,004208,914232,132234,110235,4302565900
InverclydeINVCcAGreenock16090,10384,20381,48579,50077,06016000
MidlothianMLTCcADalkeith35479,01180,94183,18787,39093,15035400
MorayMORCcAElgin2,23883,61686,94093,29595,51095,710223800
North AyrshireNAYCcAIrvine885136,875135,817138,146136,130134,25088500
North LanarkshireNLNCcAMotherwell470323,826321,067337,727338,260341,14047000
Orkney IslandsORKCcAKirkwall99019,61219,24521,34921,67022,40099000
Perth and KinrossPERCcAPerth5,286126,231134,949146,652149,930151,910528600
RenfrewshireRENCcAPaisley261173,212172,867174,908174,560179,39026100
Scottish BordersSBOCcANewtown St Boswells4,732103,881106,764113,870114,030115,240473200
Shetland IslandsSHECcALerwick1,46622,52221,98823,16723,20022,870146600
South AyrshireSAYCcAAyr1,222112,658112,097112,799112,400112,140122200
South LanarkshireSLNCcAHamilton1,772300,152302,216313,830316,230320,820177200
StirlingSTICcAStirling2,18778,83386,21290,24792,83094,080218700
West DunbartonshireWDBCcADumbarton15996,00593,37890,72089,59088,34015900
West LothianWLTCcALivingston427143,972158,714175,118178,550183,82042700
ScotlandSCOEdinburgh77,9254,998,5675,062,0115,295,4035,404,7005,466,0007792500

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (E)
2020-06-30
1GlasgowGLC632,330
2EdinburghCEB506,560
3AberdeenADC198,410
4DundeeDDC148,280
5PaisleyREN77,250
6East KilbrideSLN75,110
7LivingstonWLT57,020
8DunfermlineFIF54,640
9HamiltonSLN54,390
10KirkcaldyFIF50,180

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
Estimate (E)
2016-06-30
Population
Estimate (E)
2020-06-30
Area 
AberdeenADC182,133185,150195,040200,680198,4105853
AirdrieNLN36,84236,22037,03037,41036,080956
AlloaCMS...12,93014,13014,42014,130589
ArbroathAGS23,68022,85023,96023,94023,040815
AyrSAY47,96246,58046,85046,78046,4801816
BarrheadERF16,75317,56017,44017,61017,760492
BathgateWLT...15,45020,51022,92023,550851
BearsdenEDB27,70727,67027,24028,12028,260912
BellshillNLN21,62420,91020,77020,29019,710632
BishopbriggsEDB23,82523,43022,87023,54023,670643
BlantyreSLN18,58417,21017,24016,90016,650503
Bo'nessFAL...14,25015,10014,76014,690661
BonnyriggMLT13,53414,54015,97017,53018,450431
BroxburnWLT11,62613,11015,38015,44015,930531
CambuslangSLN...21,96027,18029,10030,0701087
ClydebankWDB...27,75026,74026,32025,620874
CoatbridgeNLN43,61740,95043,84043,96043,7701176
CumbernauldNLN49,50751,67051,84050,92049,8002152
DumbartonWDB21,79720,87020,04020,56020,410734
DumfriesDUM31,93631,56033,01033,44033,2901304
DundeeDDC...145,560147,390148,280148,2804631
DunfermlineFIF39,06841,44049,71053,10054,6401923
East KilbrideSLN70,57973,99074,40075,12075,1102424
EdinburghCEB400,632431,230459,630488,050506,56011850
ElginMOR19,33821,16023,13024,76024,080947
ErskineREN13,10215,81015,96015,51015,250627
FalkirkFAL31,39932,39035,40035,85035,2601383
ForfarAGS12,83213,41014,05014,23014,030500
GiffnockERF...12,25012,16012,30012,230386
GlasgowGLC...575,250590,570612,040632,33014550
GlenrothesFIF38,32039,30039,28038,51038,2202026
GrangemouthFAL18,52817,58017,37016,65016,1301211
GreenockINV49,26746,37044,13042,68041,2601271
HaddingtonELT8,8448,8909,0609,1309,560288
HamiltonSLN49,98848,79053,19054,08054,3901628
InvernessHIG40,91841,22046,64047,29047,0602157
IrvineNAY33,40634,51034,39034,09033,7402077
JohnstoneREN18,28016,76016,82016,09015,910455
KilmarnockEAY44,20744,39046,22046,77046,4801509
KilwinningNAY15,31716,02016,60016,46016,110511
KirkcaldyFIF47,27447,38049,71050,01050,1801886
KirkintillochEDB20,62420,66019,79021,38021,770627
KirkwallORK6,0956,7007,1907,4207,380401
LarkhallSLN15,57315,54015,02014,74014,660551
LerwickSHE7,3366,9106,9606,8806,680483
LivingstonWLT42,17852,00056,32057,03057,0202714
LochgilpheadARG2,4212,3002,3902,3002,260154
MotherwellNLN30,76930,32031,91032,59032,590961
MusselburghELT20,26119,99019,48020,84020,440593
Newton MearnsERF19,34223,19024,37026,60028,160895
Newtown St BoswellsSBO1,1081,2401,2801,3301,480107
PaisleyREN73,92575,50076,83077,22077,2502665
PenicuikMLT15,66116,17015,93016,12016,130405
PerthPER41,72443,76047,08047,43046,6601750
PeterheadADS18,41318,05018,54019,27018,530782
Port GlasgowINV...16,73015,41014,62014,200475
PrestwickSAY13,44915,17014,90014,72014,420597
RenfrewREN20,76420,18021,79022,57024,160701
RutherglenSLN...33,10031,40031,19031,070834
St AndrewsFIF11,13614,34016,87017,58018,390497
Steòrnabhagh (Stornoway)EIS5,9755,3305,2205,0704,800373
StirlingSTI29,76833,52036,14037,61037,6701669
ViewparkNLN15,04415,84016,16015,77015,820615
WishawNLN29,57428,69030,39030,29030,010796

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