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Council Area in Scotland

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The population development in Shetland Islands as well as related information and services (Wikipedia, Google, images).

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NameStatusPopulation
Census
2001-04-29
Population
Census
2011-03-27
Population
Estimate
2020-06-30
Shetland IslandsCouncil Area21,98823,16722,870
Lerwick NorthWard3,2303,1902,930
Lerwick SouthWard4,4804,7004,440
North IslesWard2,8702,7902,670
Shetland CentralWard2,7503,1203,340
Shetland NorthWard3,1503,2803,200
Shetland SouthWard3,1403,4903,590
Shetland WestWard2,3702,6002,690
Scotland (Alba)Constituent Country5,062,0115,295,4035,466,000

Source: National Records of Scotland (web).

Explanation: The tabulated electoral wards are in effect from 4 May 2017. The population figures of wards are computed using population estimates for output areas assigned by using population-weighted centroids. This approach should be more accurate than the offical ward figures that are computed by using larger data zones with the similar type of assignment.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (C 2011)
Males11,761
Females11,406
Age Groups (C 2011)
0-17 years5,100
18-64 years14,290
65+ years3,777
Age Distribution (C 2011)
0-9 years2,715
10-19 years2,901
20-29 years2,548
30-39 years2,936
40-49 years3,511
50-59 years3,222
60-69 years2,787
70-79 years1,600
80+ years947
Nationality (C 2011)
British only22,319
British and other57
Other only791
Country of Birth (C 2011)
Scotland18,691
UK (other)3,280
EU696
Other country500
Ethnic Group (C 2011)
White22,813
Asian234
Mixed/multiple72
Other ethnic group48
Religion (C 2011)
Church of Scotland6,938
Roman Catholic943
Christian (other)2,456
Muslim96
Other religion245
No religion10,527
Language at Home (C 2011)
English17,929
Gaelic10
Scots3,508
British Sign Language62
Polish152
Other language665

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