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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)
2018-06-30
 
United KingdomGBRKingdLondon242,50056,466,68058,789,19463,182,17865,648,05466,435,550
Aberdeen CityADCCcAAberdeen186204,885212,125222,793230,350227,56018600
AberdeenshireADSCcAAberdeen6,313215,387226,871252,973261,960261,470631300
AngusAGSCcAForfar2,182107,866108,400115,978116,900116,040218200
Argyll and ButeARGCcALochgilphead6,90992,02591,30688,16686,89086,260690900
City of EdinburghCEBCcAEdinburgh264418,748448,624476,626498,810518,50026400
ClackmannanshireCMSCcAAlloa15947,67948,07751,44251,36051,40015900
Dumfries and GallowayDUMCcADumfries6,426147,805147,765151,324149,670148,790642600
Dundee CityDDCCcADundee60149,751145,663147,268148,210148,7506000
East AyrshireEAYCcAKilmarnock1,262122,455120,235122,767122,060121,840126200
East DunbartonshireEDBCcAKirkintilloch175109,400108,243105,026106,960108,33017500
East LothianELTCcAHaddington67984,11490,08899,717103,050105,79067900
East RenfrewshireERFCcAGiffnock17485,34489,31190,57492,94095,17017400
Eilean Siar (Western Isles)EISCcASteòrnabhagh3,07129,60026,50227,68427,07026,830307100
FalkirkFALCcAFalkirk297141,145145,191155,990158,460160,34029700
FifeFIFCcAGlenrothes1,325341,199349,429365,198368,080371,910132500
Glasgow CityGLCCcAGlasgow175606,651577,869593,245606,340626,41017500
HighlandHIGCcAInverness25,659204,004208,914232,132234,110235,5402565900
InverclydeINVCcAGreenock16090,10384,20381,48579,50078,15016000
MidlothianMLTCcADalkeith35479,01180,94183,18787,39091,34035400
MorayMORCcAElgin2,23883,61686,94093,29595,51095,520223800
North AyrshireNAYCcAIrvine885136,875135,817138,146136,130135,28088500
North LanarkshireNLNCcAMotherwell470323,826321,067337,727338,260340,18047000
Orkney IslandsORKCcAKirkwall99019,61219,24521,34921,67022,19099000
Perth and KinrossPERCcAPerth5,286126,231134,949146,652149,930151,290528600
RenfrewshireRENCcAPaisley261173,212172,867174,908174,560177,79026100
Scottish BordersSBOCcANewtown St Boswells4,732103,881106,764113,870114,030115,270473200
Shetland IslandsSHECcALerwick1,46622,52221,98823,16723,20022,990146600
South AyrshireSAYCcAAyr1,222112,658112,097112,799112,400112,550122200
South LanarkshireSLNCcAHamilton1,772300,152302,216313,830316,230319,020177200
StirlingSTICcAStirling2,18778,83386,21290,24792,83094,330218700
West DunbartonshireWDBCcADumbarton15996,00593,37890,72089,59089,13015900
West LothianWLTCcALivingston427143,972158,714175,118178,550182,14042700
ScotlandSCOEdinburgh77,9254,998,5675,062,0115,295,4035,404,7005,438,1007792500

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (E)
2018-06-30
1GlasgowGLC623,260
2EdinburghCEB498,050
3AberdeenADC198,000
4DundeeDDC148,600
5PaisleyREN77,310
6East KilbrideSLN75,390
7LivingstonWLT57,030
8HamiltonSLN54,230
9DunfermlineFIF54,050
10CumbernauldNLN50,430
11KirkcaldyFIF50,180

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
Population
Estimate (E)
2018-06-30
Area 
AberdeenADC182,133185,150195,040200,680198,0005853
AirdrieNLN36,84236,22037,03037,41036,620956
AlloaCMS...12,93014,13014,42014,270589
ArbroathAGS23,68022,85023,96023,94023,490815
AyrSAY47,96246,58046,85046,78046,7201816
BarrheadERF16,75317,56017,44017,61017,570492
BathgateWLT...15,45020,51022,92023,610851
BearsdenEDB27,70727,67027,24028,12028,150912
BellshillNLN21,62420,91020,77020,29019,990632
BishopbriggsEDB23,82523,43022,87023,54023,820643
BlantyreSLN18,58417,21017,24016,90016,660503
Bo'nessFAL...14,25015,10014,76014,780661
BonnyriggMLT13,53414,54015,97017,53018,120431
BroxburnWLT11,62613,11015,38015,44015,660531
CambuslangSLN...21,96027,18029,10029,6901087
ClydebankWDB...27,75026,74026,32025,970874
CoatbridgeNLN43,61740,95043,84043,96043,9201176
CumbernauldNLN49,50751,67051,84050,92050,4302152
DumbartonWDB21,79720,87020,04020,56020,570734
DumfriesDUM31,93631,56033,01033,44033,3201304
DundeeDDC...145,560147,390148,280148,6004631
DunfermlineFIF39,06841,44049,71053,10054,0501923
East KilbrideSLN70,57973,99074,40075,12075,3902424
EdinburghCEB400,632431,230459,630488,050498,05011850
ElginMOR19,33821,16023,13024,76024,320947
ErskineREN13,10215,81015,96015,51015,460627
FalkirkFAL31,39932,39035,40035,85035,8101383
ForfarAGS12,83213,41014,05014,23014,120500
GiffnockERF...12,25012,16012,30012,300386
GlasgowGLC...575,250590,570612,040623,26014550
GlenrothesFIF38,32039,30039,28038,51038,2402026
GrangemouthFAL18,52817,58017,37016,65016,2701211
GreenockINV49,26746,37044,13042,68041,9901271
HaddingtonELT8,8448,8909,0609,1309,330288
HamiltonSLN49,98848,79053,19054,08054,2301628
InvernessHIG40,91841,22046,64047,29047,3802157
IrvineNAY33,40634,51034,39034,09034,0102077
JohnstoneREN18,28016,76016,82016,09016,090455
KilmarnockEAY44,20744,39046,22046,77046,4501509
KilwinningNAY15,31716,02016,60016,46016,320511
KirkcaldyFIF47,27447,38049,71050,01050,1801886
KirkintillochEDB20,62420,66019,79021,38021,660627
KirkwallORK6,0956,7007,1907,4207,350401
LarkhallSLN15,57315,54015,02014,74014,650551
LerwickSHE7,3366,9106,9606,8806,740483
LivingstonWLT42,17852,00056,32057,03057,0302714
LochgilpheadARG2,4212,3002,3902,3002,280154
MotherwellNLN30,76930,32031,91032,59032,480961
MusselburghELT20,26119,99019,48020,84020,680593
Newton MearnsERF19,34223,19024,37026,60027,660895
Newtown St BoswellsSBO1,1081,2401,2801,3301,430107
PaisleyREN73,92575,50076,83077,22077,3102665
PenicuikMLT15,66116,17015,93016,12016,220405
PerthPER41,72443,76047,08047,43046,9601750
PeterheadADS18,41318,05018,54019,27018,970782
Port GlasgowINV...16,73015,41014,62014,390475
PrestwickSAY13,44915,17014,90014,72014,680597
RenfrewREN20,76420,18021,79022,57023,470701
RutherglenSLN...33,10031,40031,19031,120834
St AndrewsFIF11,13614,34016,87017,58017,990497
Steòrnabhagh (Stornoway)EIS5,9755,3305,2205,0705,020373
StirlingSTI29,76833,52036,14037,61037,8101669
ViewparkNLN15,04415,84016,16015,77015,600615
WishawNLN29,57428,69030,39030,29030,250796

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