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Contents: Council Areas and Electoral Wards

The population of the council areas and electoral wards of Scotland by census results and latest estimates.

NameStatusPopulation
Census
2001-04-29
Population
Census
2011-03-27
Population
Estimate
2017-06-30
Aberdeen CityCouncil Area212,125222,793228,800
Airyhall / Broomhill / GarthdeeWard15,68016,10016,740
Bridge of DonWard19,19018,03018,600
Dyce / Bucksburn / DanestoneWard17,91018,58019,980
George St / HarbourWard16,18020,43020,730
Hazlehead / Queens Cross / CountesswellsWard18,33018,77019,670
Hilton / Woodside / StockethillWard14,91015,31015,640
Kincorth / Nigg / CoveWard16,12015,87016,350
Kingswells / Sheddocksley / SummerhillWard14,93014,85015,010
Lower DeesideWard14,97015,09016,260
Midstocket / RosemountWard14,82015,29015,350
Northfield / Mastrick NorthWard16,82017,16016,650
Tillydrone / Seaton / Old AberdeenWard12,83015,41015,620
Torry / FerryhillWard19,40021,91022,200
AberdeenshireCouncil Area226,871252,973261,800
Aboyne, Upper Deeside and DonsideWard10,36011,04011,300
Banchory and Mid DeesideWard9,52011,01011,290
Banff and DistrictWard11,20011,53011,440
Central BuchanWard12,63013,40014,110
East GariochWard8,52013,45013,900
Ellon and DistrictWard12,95014,59014,730
Fraserburgh and DistrictWard14,87015,69015,470
Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of AlfordWard14,11015,04015,590
Inverurie and DistrictWard11,62013,26014,350
MearnsWard12,69014,61015,330
Mid FormartineWard11,80014,45014,840
North KincardineWard13,08013,92016,150
Peterhead North and RattrayWard13,92015,61015,920
Peterhead South and CrudenWard12,55011,72012,010
Stonehaven and Lower DeesideWard12,74014,47014,300
TroupWard9,72010,13010,030
Turriff and DistrictWard11,96013,38013,330
West GariochWard9,68011,16011,940
Westhill and DistrictWard13,02014,53015,760
AngusCouncil Area108,400115,978116,280
Arbroath East and LunanWard12,85013,67013,920
Arbroath West, Letham and FriockheimWard17,36018,06018,200
Brechin and EdzellWard11,12011,67011,280
Carnoustie and DistrictWard12,20013,46013,770
Forfar and DistrictWard15,08015,93015,930
Kirriemuir and DeanWard10,67010,75010,850
Monifieth and SidlawWard14,50016,52016,430
Montrose and DistrictWard14,62015,93015,910
Argyll and ButeCouncil Area91,30688,16686,810
CowalWard7,4807,2607,010
DunoonWard7,8307,7507,320
Helensburgh and Lomond SouthWard7,2007,4107,180
Helensburgh CentralWard10,0509,6409,110
Isle of ButeWard7,2306,5006,140
Kintyre and the IslandsWard6,8806,3305,950
Lomond NorthWard10,5808,6609,880
Mid ArgyllWard7,6707,7207,480
Oban North and LornWard9,5109,7409,980
Oban South and the IslesWard9,63010,25010,190
South KintyreWard7,2206,9106,560
City of EdinburghCouncil Area448,624476,626513,210
AlmondWard30,57030,30034,730
City CentreWard28,95030,42033,900
Colinton / FairmileheadWard24,15023,38024,810
Corstorphine / MurrayfieldWard23,42023,73024,850
Craigentinny / DuddingstonWard26,78028,32029,670
Drum Brae / GyleWard22,12021,72023,130
ForthWard25,27029,67032,160
Fountainbridge / CraiglockhartWard17,95021,20023,260
InverleithWard28,83030,12032,090
LeithWard15,60021,43023,380
Leith WalkWard25,10031,12033,580
Liberton / GilmertonWard32,52032,78034,400
MorningsideWard31,97031,87033,140
Pentland HillsWard29,88030,46033,070
Portobello / CraigmillarWard26,32027,36030,240
Sighthill / GorgieWard27,95029,45031,540
Southside / NewingtonWard31,23033,32035,270
ClackmannanshireCouncil Area48,07751,44251,450
Clackmannanshire CentralWard7,9008,1808,060
Clackmannanshire EastWard7,5807,9908,530
Clackmannanshire NorthWard11,77010,90010,600
Clackmannanshire SouthWard11,12011,76011,670
Clackmannanshire WestWard9,72012,61012,580
Dumfries and GallowayCouncil Area147,765151,324149,200
AbbeyWard10,46010,57010,290
Annandale East and EskdaleWard10,53010,82010,460
Annandale NorthWard14,13014,84014,710
Annandale SouthWard13,85014,55014,280
Castle Douglas and CrocketfordWard9,1809,6609,730
Dee and GlenkensWard10,34010,21010,410
LocharWard11,83012,52013,150
Mid and Upper NithsdaleWard10,54010,73010,350
Mid Galloway and Wigtown WestWard13,67013,85013,430
NithWard13,81013,71013,180
North West DumfriesWard13,59014,40014,160
Stranraer and the RhinsWard15,86015,48015,050
Dundee CityCouncil Area145,663147,268148,710
ColdsideWard20,72019,96019,710
East EndWard16,45016,55016,370
LocheeWard20,72019,22019,540
MaryfieldWard14,95016,40017,360
North EastWard15,90015,67015,600
StrathmartineWard19,02019,39019,620
The FerryWard18,52019,46020,100
West EndWard19,39020,63020,400
East AyrshireCouncil Area120,235122,767121,940
AnnickWard13,31014,41015,100
BallochmyleWard14,69015,22014,600
Cumnock and New CumnockWard14,84014,28013,790
Doon ValleyWard11,56011,68011,440
Irvine ValleyWard12,42012,30012,190
Kilmarnock East and HurlfordWard16,73015,94015,290
Kilmarnock NorthWard9,97012,09012,480
Kilmarnock SouthWard11,62011,16010,690
Kilmarnock West and CrosshouseWard15,08015,68016,350
East DunbartonshireCouncil Area108,243105,026108,130
Bearsden NorthWard14,43013,91014,390
Bearsden SouthWard13,24013,33013,640
Bishopbriggs North and CampsieWard20,23019,71020,130
Bishopbriggs SouthWard15,44015,27015,620
Kirkintilloch East and North and TwecharWard16,92015,93016,850
Lenzie and Kirkintilloch SouthWard14,32013,65014,320
MilngavieWard13,66013,24013,190
East LothianCouncil Area90,08899,717104,840
Dunbar and East LintonWard11,07013,34014,590
Haddington and LammermuirWard17,03017,45017,680
MusselburghWard20,08020,41020,920
North Berwick CoastalWard11,35012,52013,270
Preston, Seton and GosfordWard15,58017,54018,030
Tranent, Wallyford and MacmerryWard14,97018,47020,340
East RenfrewshireCouncil Area89,31190,57494,760
Barrhead, Liboside and UplawmoorWard18,78018,65018,900
Clarkston, Netherlee and WilliamwoodWard20,62020,86021,440
Giffnock and ThornliebankWard16,24016,21016,390
Newton Mearns North and NeilstonWard13,62013,76014,900
Newton Mearns South and EagleshamWard20,05021,11023,130
Eilean SiarCouncil Area26,50227,68426,950
An Taobh Siar agus NisWard3,1603,2403,000
Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a DeasWard3,1203,1603,030
Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a TuathWard2,9102,9502,910
Loch a TuathWard2,4502,8602,900
Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan LochWard2,4502,3702,290
Sgire an RubhaWard2,2102,5302,500
Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan LochWard2,8502,9502,840
Steòrnabhagh a DeasWard3,7103,8103,740
Steòrnabhagh a TuathWard3,6403,8203,750
FalkirkCouncil Area145,191155,990160,130
Bo'ness and BlacknessWard14,78015,62015,470
Bonnybridge and LarbertWard13,15016,74016,950
Carse, Kinnaird and TrystWard18,52019,43021,350
Denny and BanknockWard17,51018,47018,870
Falkirk NorthWard20,22021,96022,190
Falkirk SouthWard15,70016,77016,750
GrangemouthWard17,58017,37016,540
Lower BraesWard13,28013,85015,430
Upper BraesWard14,45015,79016,590
FifeCouncil Area349,429365,198371,410
Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss VillagesWard19,09018,26018,040
Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western KirkcaldyWard13,07014,73014,990
CowdenbeathWard19,57020,59021,350
CuparWard13,82014,41014,220
Dunfermline CentralWard17,43018,10019,680
Dunfermline NorthWard14,03015,29015,270
Dunfermline SouthWard14,77021,12023,440
East Neuk and LandwardWard13,52012,47012,870
Glenrothes Central and ThorntonWard15,93016,41016,080
Glenrothes North, Leslie and MarkinchWard17,97018,46018,300
Glenrothes West and KinglassieWard16,44016,13015,930
Howe of Fife and Tay CoastWard13,57013,75013,770
Inverkeithing and Dalgety BayWard18,61018,32017,980
Kirkcaldy CentralWard14,98014,85014,730
Kirkcaldy EastWard13,94014,33014,720
Kirkcaldy NorthWard14,67015,84015,820
Leven, Kennoway and LargoWard17,56018,41018,490
Lochgelly, Cardenden and BenartyWard18,60018,76019,010
RosythWard14,33015,40015,630
St AndrewsWard16,70018,31019,610
Tay BridgeheadWard14,48014,95015,460
West Fife and Coastal VillagesWard16,37016,31016,020
Glasgow CityCouncil Area577,869593,245621,020
Anderston / City / YorkhillWard21,06028,15034,090
BailliestonWard21,54021,54022,250
CaltonWard20,36023,15028,030
CanalWard25,91026,93027,330
CardonaldWard31,46030,57029,720
DennistounWard21,94022,54021,850
Drumchapel / AnnieslandWard28,42028,96029,020
East CentreWard26,93026,70027,550
Garscadden / ScotstounhillWard29,79030,67030,770
GovanWard25,26024,94027,850
Greater PollokWard26,69030,05031,790
HillheadWard21,98022,94025,580
LangsideWard29,64029,38030,440
LinnWard29,63029,40029,020
MaryhillWard20,76019,87021,120
Newlands / AuldburnWard24,31023,32023,010
North EastWard21,33020,00021,180
Partick East / KelvindaleWard25,47026,90028,620
PollokshieldsWard25,92027,07027,170
ShettlestonWard27,88026,98027,790
Southside CentralWard23,56024,52026,730
Springburn / RobroystonWard29,20027,05027,070
Victoria ParkWard18,76021,61023,030
HighlandCouncil Area208,914232,132235,180
Aird and Loch NessWard9,56011,56012,430
Badenoch and StrathspeyWard11,76013,68013,930
Black IsleWard8,7609,82010,290
Caol and MallaigWard8,1908,7908,890
Cromarty FirthWard11,71012,84012,760
Culloden and ArdersierWard10,70010,93011,070
Dingwall and SeaforthWard11,37012,58012,930
East Sutherland and EddertonWard7,3007,6307,590
Eilean á ChèoWard9,45010,18010,460
Fort William and ArdnamurchanWard10,58011,17010,980
Inverness CentralWard11,29012,50012,300
Inverness MillburnWard10,38010,39010,100
Inverness Ness-sideWard8,99010,33010,480
Inverness SouthWard6,22013,05015,110
Inverness WestWard9,6109,92010,110
Nairn and CawdorWard11,07012,65012,960
North, West and Central SutherlandWard6,0906,1305,860
Tain and Easter RossWard8,6909,2709,100
Thurso and Northwest CaithnessWard12,60013,23012,690
Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and LochalshWard11,62012,23012,210
Wick and East CaithnessWard12,98013,26012,920
InverclydeCouncil Area84,20381,48578,760
Inverclyde CentralWard13,30011,51010,990
Inverclyde EastWard12,13011,32011,040
Inverclyde East CentralWard10,68010,81010,510
Inverclyde NorthWard13,48013,74013,080
Inverclyde SouthWard12,11011,17010,520
Inverclyde South WestWard11,51012,04012,120
Inverclyde WestWard11,00010,88010,500
MidlothianCouncil Area80,94183,18790,090
BonnyriggWard14,77016,09018,330
DalkeithWard11,25011,73013,340
Midlothian EastWard14,44014,16015,210
Midlothian SouthWard12,32013,37014,370
Midlothian WestWard13,87014,02015,030
PenicuikWard14,29013,81013,800
MorayCouncil Area86,94093,29595,780
BuckieWard9,6209,97010,170
Elgin City NorthWard11,32011,99011,860
Elgin City SouthWard9,92011,30011,660
Fochabers LhanbrydeWard9,58010,23011,110
ForresWard15,10015,16016,150
Heldon and LaichWard13,11014,62014,940
Keith and CullenWard9,92010,49010,480
Speyside GlenlivetWard8,3609,5409,400
North AyrshireCouncil Area135,817138,146135,790
Ardrossan and ArranWard12,34012,06011,830
Dalry and West KilbrideWard12,01012,61012,310
Irvine EastWard12,24012,52012,110
Irvine SouthWard11,77011,73011,430
Irvine WestWard15,83015,59015,810
Kilbirnie and BeithWard13,95013,97013,450
KilwinningWard16,89017,39017,240
North Coast and CumbraesWard16,43016,60016,300
SaltcoatsWard11,75013,12012,720
StevenstonWard12,62012,55012,590
North LanarkshireCouncil Area321,067337,727339,960
Airdrie CentralWard16,75016,74016,910
Airdrie NorthWard17,17019,02020,400
Airdrie SouthWard18,88019,68019,240
BellshillWard16,01016,53015,860
Coatbridge NorthWard16,34015,90015,470
Coatbridge SouthWard14,76016,73017,260
Coatbridge WestWard11,96013,88013,730
Cumbernauld EastWard18,67017,62016,800
Cumbernauld NorthWard15,61018,05017,910
Cumbernauld SouthWard17,80017,26016,640
FortissatWard15,72015,91015,900
Gartcosh, Glenboig and MoodiesburnWard10,19012,52013,000
KilsythWard12,41012,22013,290
Mossend and HolytownWard12,93012,64012,590
Motherwell NorthWard16,67018,27018,540
Motherwell South East and RavenscraigWard15,63017,66019,110
Motherwell WestWard13,76014,38014,130
MurdostounWard18,74018,94019,460
Stepps, Chryston and MuirheadWard9,14011,07011,750
ThorniewoodWard14,34013,96013,730
WishawWard17,60018,75018,260
Orkney IslandsCouncil Area19,24521,34922,000
East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and BurrayWard2,8003,2803,550
Kirkwall EastWard4,3504,5704,560
Kirkwall West and OrphirWard3,5304,0204,270
North IslesWard2,2202,3402,210
Stromness and South IslesWard2,6002,8102,850
West MainlandWard3,7504,3304,550
Perth and KinrossCouncil Area134,949146,652151,100
Almond and EarnWard8,7309,94011,100
Blairgowrie and GlensWard9,90010,76010,880
Carse of GowrieWard7,6309,74010,450
HighlandWard9,1509,2909,380
Kinross-shireWard12,06012,72013,640
Perth City CentreWard16,15017,49017,660
Perth City NorthWard11,69013,00013,090
Perth City SouthWard15,85016,48016,090
StrathallanWard9,2809,86010,950
StrathearnWard9,95010,90010,750
StrathmoreWard14,12015,06015,380
StrathtayWard10,42011,43011,720
RenfrewshireCouncil Area172,867174,908176,830
Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and LangbankWard11,32011,40011,810
Erskine and InchinnanWard17,56017,43017,090
Houston, Crosslee and LinwoodWard16,84015,86016,560
Johnstone North, Kilbarchan, Howwood and LochwinnochWard15,04015,53015,040
Johnstone South and ElderslieWard16,38016,66016,330
Paisley East and CentralWard11,17011,83012,630
Paisley Northeast and RalstonWard11,47011,58011,690
Paisley NorthwestWard17,68018,42018,820
Paisley SoutheastWard12,28012,31011,930
Paisley SouthwestWard17,35016,41016,040
Renfrew North and BraeheadWard13,00014,67016,160
Renfrew South and GallowhillWard12,90012,81012,710
Scottish BordersCouncil Area106,764113,870115,020
East BerwickshireWard9,89010,50010,440
Galashiels and DistrictWard13,77014,59014,770
Hawick and DenholmWard9,5209,5209,330
Hawick and HermitageWard9,2208,7608,610
Jedburgh and DistrictWard8,5909,3209,270
Kelso and DistrictWard9,34010,11010,210
Leaderdale and MelroseWard9,25010,87011,080
Mid BerwickshireWard9,71010,46010,510
SelkirkshireWard9,4309,6509,470
Tweeddale EastWard8,37010,15010,920
Tweeddale WestWard9,6609,95010,410
Shetland IslandsCouncil Area21,98823,16723,080
Lerwick NorthWard3,2303,1902,960
Lerwick SouthWard4,4804,7004,510
North IslesWard2,8702,7902,740
Shetland CentralWard2,7503,1203,300
Shetland NorthWard3,1503,2803,280
Shetland SouthWard3,1403,4903,580
Shetland WestWard2,3702,6002,710
South AyrshireCouncil Area112,097112,799112,680
Ayr EastWard13,67012,97012,490
Ayr NorthWard16,79016,74016,770
Ayr WestWard15,62016,63016,660
Girvan and South CarrickWard11,64011,19010,890
KyleWard11,96012,62013,370
Maybole, North Carrick and CoyltonWard11,25012,14012,180
PrestwickWard15,68015,41015,330
TroonWard15,50015,10014,980
South LanarkshireCouncil Area302,216313,830318,170
Avondale and StonehouseWard16,24016,47016,480
BlantyreWard16,47016,61016,100
Bothwell and UddingstonWard11,85012,00012,960
Cambuslang EastWard10,05013,72015,610
Cambuslang WestWard14,11015,51015,540
Clydesdale EastWard12,04012,73012,770
Clydesdale NorthWard14,01014,79014,800
Clydesdale SouthWard13,87015,12014,910
Clydesdale WestWard18,66019,17019,120
East Kilbride Central NorthWard16,25016,33016,090
East Kilbride Central SouthWard16,12015,48015,350
East Kilbride EastWard14,25013,73013,780
East Kilbride SouthWard14,18014,82016,390
East Kilbride WestWard14,05015,04015,160
Hamilton North and EastWard11,82013,94014,670
Hamilton SouthWard21,25021,40021,370
Hamilton West and EarnockWard16,85018,83019,160
LarkhallWard19,07018,71018,570
Rutherglen Central and NorthWard15,53014,83014,510
Rutherglen SouthWard15,49014,61014,860
StirlingCouncil Area86,21290,24794,000
BannockburnWard11,26011,65011,670
Dunblane and Bridge of AllanWard13,89014,50015,630
Forth and EndrickWard12,37012,59013,080
Stirling EastWard11,54011,55011,230
Stirling NorthWard14,74016,97017,710
Stirling WestWard11,27011,68012,580
Trossachs and TeithWard11,16011,31012,100
West DunbartonshireCouncil Area93,37890,72089,610
Clydebank CentralWard16,35015,70015,460
Clydebank WaterfrontWard16,72016,07015,360
DumbartonWard17,21016,93017,000
KilpatrickWard12,39012,40011,850
LevenWard18,76017,87018,200
LomondWard11,98011,76011,750
West LothianCouncil Area158,714175,118181,310
Armadale and BlackridgeWard12,69015,46015,660
BathgateWard15,71020,86023,850
Broxburn, Uphall and WinchburghWard17,18019,42019,980
East Livingston and East CalderWard19,82020,17021,390
Fauldhouse and the Breich ValleyWard15,21016,32016,060
LinlithgowWard15,52015,72015,720
Livingston NorthWard21,26023,36023,400
Livingston SouthWard22,41023,83023,910
Whitburn and BlackburnWard18,96019,99021,340
Scotland (Alba)Constituent Country5,062,0115,295,4035,424,800

Source: General 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.