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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.

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NameStatusPopulation
Census
2001-04-29
Population
Census
2011-03-27
Population
Estimate
2019-06-30
Aberdeen CityCouncil Area212,125222,793228,670
Airyhall / Broomhill / GarthdeeWard15,68016,10016,720
Bridge of DonWard19,19018,03018,740
Dyce / Bucksburn / DanestoneWard17,91018,58020,440
George St / HarbourWard16,18020,43020,640
Hazlehead / Queens Cross / CountesswellsWard18,33018,77020,080
Hilton / Woodside / StockethillWard14,91015,31015,490
Kincorth / Nigg / CoveWard16,12015,87016,500
Kingswells / Sheddocksley / SummerhillWard14,93014,85015,080
Lower DeesideWard14,97015,09016,650
Midstocket / RosemountWard14,82015,29015,160
Northfield / Mastrick NorthWard16,82017,16016,580
Tillydrone / Seaton / Old AberdeenWard12,83015,41015,080
Torry / FerryhillWard19,40021,91021,500
AberdeenshireCouncil Area226,871252,973261,210
Aboyne, Upper Deeside and DonsideWard10,36011,04011,140
Banchory and Mid DeesideWard9,52011,01011,290
Banff and DistrictWard11,20011,53011,370
Central BuchanWard12,63013,40014,080
East GariochWard8,52013,45013,940
Ellon and DistrictWard12,95014,59014,720
Fraserburgh and DistrictWard14,87015,69015,100
Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of AlfordWard14,11015,04015,380
Inverurie and DistrictWard11,62013,26014,600
MearnsWard12,69014,61015,310
Mid FormartineWard11,80014,45014,980
North KincardineWard13,08013,92016,280
Peterhead North and RattrayWard13,92015,61015,730
Peterhead South and CrudenWard12,55011,72012,040
Stonehaven and Lower DeesideWard12,74014,47014,240
TroupWard9,72010,1309,970
Turriff and DistrictWard11,96013,38013,140
West GariochWard9,68011,16012,150
Westhill and DistrictWard13,02014,53015,770
AngusCouncil Area108,400115,978116,200
Arbroath East and LunanWard12,85013,67013,810
Arbroath West, Letham and FriockheimWard17,36018,06018,190
Brechin and EdzellWard11,12011,67011,120
Carnoustie and DistrictWard12,20013,46013,840
Forfar and DistrictWard15,08015,93016,000
Kirriemuir and DeanWard10,67010,75010,770
Monifieth and SidlawWard14,50016,52016,700
Montrose and DistrictWard14,62015,93015,770
Argyll and ButeCouncil Area91,30688,16685,870
CowalWard7,4807,2606,970
DunoonWard7,8307,7507,200
Helensburgh and Lomond SouthWard7,2007,4107,040
Helensburgh CentralWard10,0509,6409,030
Isle of ButeWard7,2306,5006,070
Kintyre and the IslandsWard6,8806,3306,000
Lomond NorthWard10,5808,6609,750
Mid ArgyllWard7,6707,7207,480
Oban North and LornWard9,5109,7409,840
Oban South and the IslesWard9,63010,25010,060
South KintyreWard7,2206,9106,430
City of EdinburghCouncil Area448,624476,626524,930
AlmondWard30,57030,30036,370
City CentreWard28,95030,42034,920
Colinton / FairmileheadWard24,15023,38024,800
Corstorphine / MurrayfieldWard23,42023,73025,100
Craigentinny / DuddingstonWard26,78028,32029,800
Drum Brae / GyleWard22,12021,72023,510
ForthWard25,27029,67032,610
Fountainbridge / CraiglockhartWard17,95021,20023,680
InverleithWard28,83030,12032,210
LeithWard15,60021,43024,330
Leith WalkWard25,10031,12034,880
Liberton / GilmertonWard32,52032,78035,480
MorningsideWard31,97031,87032,880
Pentland HillsWard29,88030,46033,610
Portobello / CraigmillarWard26,32027,36031,960
Sighthill / GorgieWard27,95029,45032,140
Southside / NewingtonWard31,23033,32036,630
ClackmannanshireCouncil Area48,07751,44251,540
Clackmannanshire CentralWard7,9008,1808,030
Clackmannanshire EastWard7,5807,9908,710
Clackmannanshire NorthWard11,77010,90010,730
Clackmannanshire SouthWard11,12011,76011,460
Clackmannanshire WestWard9,72012,61012,610
Dumfries and GallowayCouncil Area147,765151,324148,860
AbbeyWard10,46010,57010,280
Annandale East and EskdaleWard10,53010,82010,490
Annandale NorthWard14,13014,84014,700
Annandale SouthWard13,85014,55014,100
Castle Douglas and CrocketfordWard9,1809,6609,760
Dee and GlenkensWard10,34010,21010,300
LocharWard11,83012,52013,240
Mid and Upper NithsdaleWard10,54010,73010,440
Mid Galloway and Wigtown WestWard13,67013,85013,380
NithWard13,81013,71013,210
North West DumfriesWard13,59014,40014,010
Stranraer and the RhinsWard15,86015,48014,950
Dundee CityCouncil Area145,663147,268149,320
ColdsideWard20,72019,96019,640
East EndWard16,45016,55016,240
LocheeWard20,72019,22019,860
MaryfieldWard14,95016,40017,380
North EastWard15,90015,67015,750
StrathmartineWard19,02019,39019,630
The FerryWard18,52019,46020,020
West EndWard19,39020,63020,800
East AyrshireCouncil Area120,235122,767122,010
AnnickWard13,31014,41015,310
BallochmyleWard14,69015,22014,460
Cumnock and New CumnockWard14,84014,28013,660
Doon ValleyWard11,56011,68011,380
Irvine ValleyWard12,42012,30012,120
Kilmarnock East and HurlfordWard16,73015,94015,090
Kilmarnock NorthWard9,97012,09012,380
Kilmarnock SouthWard11,62011,16010,770
Kilmarnock West and CrosshouseWard15,08015,68016,840
East DunbartonshireCouncil Area108,243105,026108,640
Bearsden NorthWard14,43013,91014,570
Bearsden SouthWard13,24013,33013,630
Bishopbriggs North and CampsieWard20,23019,71020,070
Bishopbriggs SouthWard15,44015,27015,770
Kirkintilloch East and North and TwecharWard16,92015,93016,950
Lenzie and Kirkintilloch SouthWard14,32013,65014,520
MilngavieWard13,66013,24013,150
East LothianCouncil Area90,08899,717107,090
Dunbar and East LintonWard11,07013,34015,360
Haddington and LammermuirWard17,03017,45018,370
MusselburghWard20,08020,41020,910
North Berwick CoastalWard11,35012,52013,820
Preston, Seton and GosfordWard15,58017,54017,940
Tranent, Wallyford and MacmerryWard14,97018,47020,690
East RenfrewshireCouncil Area89,31190,57495,530
Barrhead, Liboside and UplawmoorWard18,78018,65019,030
Clarkston, Netherlee and WilliamwoodWard20,62020,86021,410
Giffnock and ThornliebankWard16,24016,21016,320
Newton Mearns North and NeilstonWard13,62013,76015,240
Newton Mearns South and EagleshamWard20,05021,11023,530
Eilean SiarCouncil Area26,50227,68426,720
An Taobh Siar agus NisWard3,1603,2402,980
Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a DeasWard3,1203,1603,040
Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a TuathWard2,9102,9502,880
Loch a TuathWard2,4502,8602,880
Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan LochWard2,4502,3702,260
Sgire an RubhaWard2,2102,5302,470
Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan LochWard2,8502,9502,830
Steòrnabhagh a DeasWard3,7103,8103,700
Steòrnabhagh a TuathWard3,6403,8203,680
FalkirkCouncil Area145,191155,990160,890
Bo'ness and BlacknessWard14,78015,62015,460
Bonnybridge and LarbertWard13,15016,74017,140
Carse, Kinnaird and TrystWard18,52019,43021,830
Denny and BanknockWard17,51018,47019,280
Falkirk NorthWard20,22021,96022,250
Falkirk SouthWard15,70016,77016,570
GrangemouthWard17,58017,37016,200
Lower BraesWard13,28013,85015,670
Upper BraesWard14,45015,79016,480
FifeCouncil Area349,429365,198373,550
Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss VillagesWard19,09018,26017,940
Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western KirkcaldyWard13,07014,73014,930
CowdenbeathWard19,57020,59021,840
CuparWard13,82014,41014,360
Dunfermline CentralWard17,43018,10019,930
Dunfermline NorthWard14,03015,29015,510
Dunfermline SouthWard14,77021,12023,680
East Neuk and LandwardWard13,52012,47012,920
Glenrothes Central and ThorntonWard15,93016,41016,060
Glenrothes North, Leslie and MarkinchWard17,97018,46018,150
Glenrothes West and KinglassieWard16,44016,13015,810
Howe of Fife and Tay CoastWard13,57013,75013,750
Inverkeithing and Dalgety BayWard18,61018,32017,780
Kirkcaldy CentralWard14,98014,85014,580
Kirkcaldy EastWard13,94014,33014,980
Kirkcaldy NorthWard14,67015,84015,910
Leven, Kennoway and LargoWard17,56018,41018,740
Lochgelly, Cardenden and BenartyWard18,60018,76019,200
RosythWard14,33015,40015,630
St AndrewsWard16,70018,31019,900
Tay BridgeheadWard14,48014,95015,560
West Fife and Coastal VillagesWard16,37016,31016,390
Glasgow CityCouncil Area577,869593,245633,120
Anderston / City / YorkhillWard21,06028,15037,050
BailliestonWard21,54021,54022,950
CaltonWard20,36023,15029,100
CanalWard25,91026,93027,480
CardonaldWard31,46030,57029,670
DennistounWard21,94022,54022,410
Drumchapel / AnnieslandWard28,42028,96029,140
East CentreWard26,93026,70028,330
Garscadden / ScotstounhillWard29,79030,67031,100
GovanWard25,26024,94028,210
Greater PollokWard26,69030,05032,710
HillheadWard21,98022,94025,950
LangsideWard29,64029,38030,900
LinnWard29,63029,40028,880
MaryhillWard20,76019,87021,080
Newlands / AuldburnWard24,31023,32022,980
North EastWard21,33020,00021,270
Partick East / KelvindaleWard25,47026,90029,540
PollokshieldsWard25,92027,07027,360
ShettlestonWard27,88026,98028,070
Southside CentralWard23,56024,52027,810
Springburn / RobroystonWard29,20027,05027,750
Victoria ParkWard18,76021,61023,350
HighlandCouncil Area208,914232,132235,830
Aird and Loch NessWard9,56011,56012,720
Badenoch and StrathspeyWard11,76013,68014,080
Black IsleWard8,7609,82010,450
Caol and MallaigWard8,1908,7908,820
Cromarty FirthWard11,71012,84012,890
Culloden and ArdersierWard10,70010,93010,950
Dingwall and SeaforthWard11,37012,58013,050
East Sutherland and EddertonWard7,3007,6307,590
Eilean á ChèoWard9,45010,18010,590
Fort William and ArdnamurchanWard10,58011,17010,950
Inverness CentralWard11,29012,50012,050
Inverness MillburnWard10,38010,3909,990
Inverness Ness-sideWard8,99010,33010,660
Inverness SouthWard6,22013,05015,400
Inverness WestWard9,6109,9209,950
Nairn and CawdorWard11,07012,65013,140
North, West and Central SutherlandWard6,0906,1305,830
Tain and Easter RossWard8,6909,2709,090
Thurso and Northwest CaithnessWard12,60013,23012,500
Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and LochalshWard11,62012,23012,260
Wick and East CaithnessWard12,98013,26012,860
InverclydeCouncil Area84,20381,48577,800
Inverclyde CentralWard13,30011,51010,950
Inverclyde EastWard12,13011,32010,940
Inverclyde East CentralWard10,68010,81010,350
Inverclyde NorthWard13,48013,74012,900
Inverclyde SouthWard12,11011,17010,200
Inverclyde South WestWard11,51012,04012,050
Inverclyde WestWard11,00010,88010,410
MidlothianCouncil Area80,94183,18792,460
BonnyriggWard14,77016,09018,760
DalkeithWard11,25011,73014,360
Midlothian EastWard14,44014,16015,210
Midlothian SouthWard12,32013,37015,020
Midlothian WestWard13,87014,02015,480
PenicuikWard14,29013,81013,630
MorayCouncil Area86,94093,29595,820
BuckieWard9,6209,97010,390
Elgin City NorthWard11,32011,99011,740
Elgin City SouthWard9,92011,30011,630
Fochabers LhanbrydeWard9,58010,23011,360
ForresWard15,10015,16016,130
Heldon and LaichWard13,11014,62014,950
Keith and CullenWard9,92010,49010,370
Speyside GlenlivetWard8,3609,5409,250
North AyrshireCouncil Area135,817138,146134,740
Ardrossan and ArranWard12,34012,06011,770
Dalry and West KilbrideWard12,01012,61012,360
Irvine EastWard12,24012,52012,050
Irvine SouthWard11,77011,73011,240
Irvine WestWard15,83015,59015,690
Kilbirnie and BeithWard13,95013,97013,240
KilwinningWard16,89017,39017,190
North Coast and CumbraesWard16,43016,60016,210
SaltcoatsWard11,75013,12012,550
StevenstonWard12,62012,55012,440
North LanarkshireCouncil Area321,067337,727341,370
Airdrie CentralWard16,75016,74016,690
Airdrie NorthWard17,17019,02020,470
Airdrie SouthWard18,88019,68019,260
BellshillWard16,01016,53015,580
Coatbridge NorthWard16,34015,90015,290
Coatbridge SouthWard14,76016,73017,540
Coatbridge WestWard11,96013,88013,750
Cumbernauld EastWard18,67017,62016,750
Cumbernauld NorthWard15,61018,05017,610
Cumbernauld SouthWard17,80017,26016,400
FortissatWard15,72015,91016,040
Gartcosh, Glenboig and MoodiesburnWard10,19012,52013,520
KilsythWard12,41012,22013,770
Mossend and HolytownWard12,93012,64012,510
Motherwell NorthWard16,67018,27018,820
Motherwell South East and RavenscraigWard15,63017,66019,130
Motherwell WestWard13,76014,38014,260
MurdostounWard18,74018,94019,780
Stepps, Chryston and MuirheadWard9,14011,07012,410
ThorniewoodWard14,34013,96013,770
WishawWard17,60018,75018,010
Orkney IslandsCouncil Area19,24521,34922,270
East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and BurrayWard2,8003,2803,590
Kirkwall EastWard4,3504,5704,590
Kirkwall West and OrphirWard3,5304,0204,440
North IslesWard2,2202,3402,240
Stromness and South IslesWard2,6002,8102,840
West MainlandWard3,7504,3304,570
Perth and KinrossCouncil Area134,949146,652151,950
Almond and EarnWard8,7309,94011,430
Blairgowrie and GlensWard9,90010,76010,960
Carse of GowrieWard7,6309,74010,340
HighlandWard9,1509,2909,330
Kinross-shireWard12,06012,72014,080
Perth City CentreWard16,15017,49017,690
Perth City NorthWard11,69013,00012,930
Perth City SouthWard15,85016,48015,910
StrathallanWard9,2809,86011,300
StrathearnWard9,95010,90010,750
StrathmoreWard14,12015,06015,370
StrathtayWard10,42011,43011,870
RenfrewshireCouncil Area172,867174,908179,100
Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and LangbankWard11,32011,40012,410
Erskine and InchinnanWard17,56017,43016,880
Houston, Crosslee and LinwoodWard16,84015,86016,920
Johnstone North, Kilbarchan, Howwood and LochwinnochWard15,04015,53014,870
Johnstone South and ElderslieWard16,38016,66016,590
Paisley East and CentralWard11,17011,83013,020
Paisley Northeast and RalstonWard11,47011,58011,610
Paisley NorthwestWard17,68018,42019,210
Paisley SoutheastWard12,28012,31011,940
Paisley SouthwestWard17,35016,41015,730
Renfrew North and BraeheadWard13,00014,67017,380
Renfrew South and GallowhillWard12,90012,81012,540
Scottish BordersCouncil Area106,764113,870115,510
East BerwickshireWard9,89010,50010,390
Galashiels and DistrictWard13,77014,59015,110
Hawick and DenholmWard9,5209,5209,320
Hawick and HermitageWard9,2208,7608,620
Jedburgh and DistrictWard8,5909,3209,210
Kelso and DistrictWard9,34010,11010,100
Leaderdale and MelroseWard9,25010,87011,230
Mid BerwickshireWard9,71010,46010,530
SelkirkshireWard9,4309,6509,590
Tweeddale EastWard8,37010,15010,940
Tweeddale WestWard9,6609,95010,470
Shetland IslandsCouncil Area21,98823,16722,920
Lerwick NorthWard3,2303,1902,900
Lerwick SouthWard4,4804,7004,490
North IslesWard2,8702,7902,700
Shetland CentralWard2,7503,1203,350
Shetland NorthWard3,1503,2803,220
Shetland SouthWard3,1403,4903,550
Shetland WestWard2,3702,6002,690
South AyrshireCouncil Area112,097112,799112,610
Ayr EastWard13,67012,97012,400
Ayr NorthWard16,79016,74016,790
Ayr WestWard15,62016,63016,750
Girvan and South CarrickWard11,64011,19010,750
KyleWard11,96012,62013,700
Maybole, North Carrick and CoyltonWard11,25012,14012,320
PrestwickWard15,68015,41015,170
TroonWard15,50015,10014,740
South LanarkshireCouncil Area302,216313,830320,530
Avondale and StonehouseWard16,24016,47017,250
BlantyreWard16,47016,61016,080
Bothwell and UddingstonWard11,85012,00013,190
Cambuslang EastWard10,05013,72016,530
Cambuslang WestWard14,11015,51015,320
Clydesdale EastWard12,04012,73012,780
Clydesdale NorthWard14,01014,79014,590
Clydesdale SouthWard13,87015,12014,940
Clydesdale WestWard18,66019,17019,300
East Kilbride Central NorthWard16,25016,33015,840
East Kilbride Central SouthWard16,12015,48015,250
East Kilbride EastWard14,25013,73014,280
East Kilbride SouthWard14,18014,82016,460
East Kilbride WestWard14,05015,04015,280
Hamilton North and EastWard11,82013,94014,570
Hamilton SouthWard21,25021,40021,680
Hamilton West and EarnockWard16,85018,83019,240
LarkhallWard19,07018,71018,650
Rutherglen Central and NorthWard15,53014,83014,300
Rutherglen SouthWard15,49014,61015,020
StirlingCouncil Area86,21290,24794,210
BannockburnWard11,26011,65011,630
Dunblane and Bridge of AllanWard13,89014,50015,450
Forth and EndrickWard12,37012,59013,240
Stirling EastWard11,54011,55011,250
Stirling NorthWard14,74016,97017,830
Stirling WestWard11,27011,68012,630
Trossachs and TeithWard11,16011,31012,190
West DunbartonshireCouncil Area93,37890,72088,930
Clydebank CentralWard16,35015,70015,380
Clydebank WaterfrontWard16,72016,07015,110
DumbartonWard17,21016,93017,080
KilpatrickWard12,39012,40011,690
LevenWard18,76017,87018,080
LomondWard11,98011,76011,590
West LothianCouncil Area158,714175,118183,100
Armadale and BlackridgeWard12,69015,46015,770
BathgateWard15,71020,86024,020
Broxburn, Uphall and WinchburghWard17,18019,42020,420
East Livingston and East CalderWard19,82020,17021,910
Fauldhouse and the Breich ValleyWard15,21016,32016,120
LinlithgowWard15,52015,72015,610
Livingston NorthWard21,26023,36023,260
Livingston SouthWard22,41023,83024,110
Whitburn and BlackburnWard18,96019,99021,870
Scotland (Alba)Constituent Country5,062,0115,295,4035,463,300

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.