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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
2018-06-30
Aberdeen CityCouncil Area212,125222,793227,560
Airyhall / Broomhill / GarthdeeWard15,68016,10016,620
Bridge of DonWard19,19018,03018,670
Dyce / Bucksburn / DanestoneWard17,91018,58020,220
George St / HarbourWard16,18020,43020,410
Hazlehead / Queens Cross / CountesswellsWard18,33018,77019,700
Hilton / Woodside / StockethillWard14,91015,31015,540
Kincorth / Nigg / CoveWard16,12015,87016,380
Kingswells / Sheddocksley / SummerhillWard14,93014,85014,980
Lower DeesideWard14,97015,09016,320
Midstocket / RosemountWard14,82015,29015,260
Northfield / Mastrick NorthWard16,82017,16016,480
Tillydrone / Seaton / Old AberdeenWard12,83015,41015,220
Torry / FerryhillWard19,40021,91021,760
AberdeenshireCouncil Area226,871252,973261,470
Aboyne, Upper Deeside and DonsideWard10,36011,04011,170
Banchory and Mid DeesideWard9,52011,01011,300
Banff and DistrictWard11,20011,53011,450
Central BuchanWard12,63013,40014,090
East GariochWard8,52013,45013,940
Ellon and DistrictWard12,95014,59014,690
Fraserburgh and DistrictWard14,87015,69015,270
Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of AlfordWard14,11015,04015,530
Inverurie and DistrictWard11,62013,26014,480
MearnsWard12,69014,61015,310
Mid FormartineWard11,80014,45014,960
North KincardineWard13,08013,92016,220
Peterhead North and RattrayWard13,92015,61015,800
Peterhead South and CrudenWard12,55011,72012,010
Stonehaven and Lower DeesideWard12,74014,47014,240
TroupWard9,72010,13010,010
Turriff and DistrictWard11,96013,38013,260
West GariochWard9,68011,16012,040
Westhill and DistrictWard13,02014,53015,700
AngusCouncil Area108,400115,978116,040
Arbroath East and LunanWard12,85013,67013,840
Arbroath West, Letham and FriockheimWard17,36018,06018,170
Brechin and EdzellWard11,12011,67011,180
Carnoustie and DistrictWard12,20013,46013,670
Forfar and DistrictWard15,08015,93015,950
Kirriemuir and DeanWard10,67010,75010,810
Monifieth and SidlawWard14,50016,52016,610
Montrose and DistrictWard14,62015,93015,820
Argyll and ButeCouncil Area91,30688,16686,260
CowalWard7,4807,2606,960
DunoonWard7,8307,7507,270
Helensburgh and Lomond SouthWard7,2007,4107,040
Helensburgh CentralWard10,0509,6409,050
Isle of ButeWard7,2306,5006,110
Kintyre and the IslandsWard6,8806,3306,000
Lomond NorthWard10,5808,6609,780
Mid ArgyllWard7,6707,7207,520
Oban North and LornWard9,5109,7409,850
Oban South and the IslesWard9,63010,25010,150
South KintyreWard7,2206,9106,530
City of EdinburghCouncil Area448,624476,626518,500
AlmondWard30,57030,30035,710
City CentreWard28,95030,42034,330
Colinton / FairmileheadWard24,15023,38024,880
Corstorphine / MurrayfieldWard23,42023,73025,010
Craigentinny / DuddingstonWard26,78028,32029,630
Drum Brae / GyleWard22,12021,72023,260
ForthWard25,27029,67032,220
Fountainbridge / CraiglockhartWard17,95021,20023,590
InverleithWard28,83030,12032,110
LeithWard15,60021,43023,950
Leith WalkWard25,10031,12034,020
Liberton / GilmertonWard32,52032,78034,710
MorningsideWard31,97031,87032,990
Pentland HillsWard29,88030,46033,120
Portobello / CraigmillarWard26,32027,36031,030
Sighthill / GorgieWard27,95029,45031,810
Southside / NewingtonWard31,23033,32036,150
ClackmannanshireCouncil Area48,07751,44251,400
Clackmannanshire CentralWard7,9008,1808,000
Clackmannanshire EastWard7,5807,9908,570
Clackmannanshire NorthWard11,77010,90010,730
Clackmannanshire SouthWard11,12011,76011,530
Clackmannanshire WestWard9,72012,61012,570
Dumfries and GallowayCouncil Area147,765151,324148,790
AbbeyWard10,46010,57010,240
Annandale East and EskdaleWard10,53010,82010,450
Annandale NorthWard14,13014,84014,680
Annandale SouthWard13,85014,55014,230
Castle Douglas and CrocketfordWard9,1809,6609,710
Dee and GlenkensWard10,34010,21010,310
LocharWard11,83012,52013,170
Mid and Upper NithsdaleWard10,54010,73010,440
Mid Galloway and Wigtown WestWard13,67013,85013,350
NithWard13,81013,71013,150
North West DumfriesWard13,59014,40014,120
Stranraer and the RhinsWard15,86015,48014,940
Dundee CityCouncil Area145,663147,268148,750
ColdsideWard20,72019,96019,730
East EndWard16,45016,55016,210
LocheeWard20,72019,22019,570
MaryfieldWard14,95016,40017,350
North EastWard15,90015,67015,660
StrathmartineWard19,02019,39019,640
The FerryWard18,52019,46020,120
West EndWard19,39020,63020,480
East AyrshireCouncil Area120,235122,767121,840
AnnickWard13,31014,41015,180
BallochmyleWard14,69015,22014,470
Cumnock and New CumnockWard14,84014,28013,700
Doon ValleyWard11,56011,68011,430
Irvine ValleyWard12,42012,30012,170
Kilmarnock East and HurlfordWard16,73015,94015,100
Kilmarnock NorthWard9,97012,09012,430
Kilmarnock SouthWard11,62011,16010,740
Kilmarnock West and CrosshouseWard15,08015,68016,630
East DunbartonshireCouncil Area108,243105,026108,330
Bearsden NorthWard14,43013,91014,520
Bearsden SouthWard13,24013,33013,630
Bishopbriggs North and CampsieWard20,23019,71019,980
Bishopbriggs SouthWard15,44015,27015,750
Kirkintilloch East and North and TwecharWard16,92015,93016,860
Lenzie and Kirkintilloch SouthWard14,32013,65014,420
MilngavieWard13,66013,24013,160
East LothianCouncil Area90,08899,717105,790
Dunbar and East LintonWard11,07013,34015,000
Haddington and LammermuirWard17,03017,45017,990
MusselburghWard20,08020,41020,800
North Berwick CoastalWard11,35012,52013,490
Preston, Seton and GosfordWard15,58017,54017,990
Tranent, Wallyford and MacmerryWard14,97018,47020,530
East RenfrewshireCouncil Area89,31190,57495,170
Barrhead, Liboside and UplawmoorWard18,78018,65018,890
Clarkston, Netherlee and WilliamwoodWard20,62020,86021,400
Giffnock and ThornliebankWard16,24016,21016,350
Newton Mearns North and NeilstonWard13,62013,76015,140
Newton Mearns South and EagleshamWard20,05021,11023,400
Eilean SiarCouncil Area26,50227,68426,830
An Taobh Siar agus NisWard3,1603,2402,980
Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a DeasWard3,1203,1603,030
Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a TuathWard2,9102,9502,900
Loch a TuathWard2,4502,8602,860
Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan LochWard2,4502,3702,280
Sgire an RubhaWard2,2102,5302,480
Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan LochWard2,8502,9502,850
Steòrnabhagh a DeasWard3,7103,8103,730
Steòrnabhagh a TuathWard3,6403,8203,720
FalkirkCouncil Area145,191155,990160,340
Bo'ness and BlacknessWard14,78015,62015,460
Bonnybridge and LarbertWard13,15016,74017,020
Carse, Kinnaird and TrystWard18,52019,43021,520
Denny and BanknockWard17,51018,47019,040
Falkirk NorthWard20,22021,96022,300
Falkirk SouthWard15,70016,77016,700
GrangemouthWard17,58017,37016,260
Lower BraesWard13,28013,85015,570
Upper BraesWard14,45015,79016,450
FifeCouncil Area349,429365,198371,910
Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss VillagesWard19,09018,26017,880
Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western KirkcaldyWard13,07014,73014,950
CowdenbeathWard19,57020,59021,550
CuparWard13,82014,41014,320
Dunfermline CentralWard17,43018,10019,830
Dunfermline NorthWard14,03015,29015,480
Dunfermline SouthWard14,77021,12023,470
East Neuk and LandwardWard13,52012,47012,880
Glenrothes Central and ThorntonWard15,93016,41016,060
Glenrothes North, Leslie and MarkinchWard17,97018,46018,110
Glenrothes West and KinglassieWard16,44016,13015,960
Howe of Fife and Tay CoastWard13,57013,75013,770
Inverkeithing and Dalgety BayWard18,61018,32017,790
Kirkcaldy CentralWard14,98014,85014,660
Kirkcaldy EastWard13,94014,33014,900
Kirkcaldy NorthWard14,67015,84015,840
Leven, Kennoway and LargoWard17,56018,41018,640
Lochgelly, Cardenden and BenartyWard18,60018,76019,050
RosythWard14,33015,40015,620
St AndrewsWard16,70018,31019,570
Tay BridgeheadWard14,48014,95015,460
West Fife and Coastal VillagesWard16,37016,31016,120
Glasgow CityCouncil Area577,869593,245626,410
Anderston / City / YorkhillWard21,06028,15035,660
BailliestonWard21,54021,54022,670
CaltonWard20,36023,15028,490
CanalWard25,91026,93027,330
CardonaldWard31,46030,57029,700
DennistounWard21,94022,54022,120
Drumchapel / AnnieslandWard28,42028,96029,100
East CentreWard26,93026,70027,890
Garscadden / ScotstounhillWard29,79030,67030,980
GovanWard25,26024,94027,950
Greater PollokWard26,69030,05032,300
HillheadWard21,98022,94025,640
LangsideWard29,64029,38030,720
LinnWard29,63029,40028,840
MaryhillWard20,76019,87021,030
Newlands / AuldburnWard24,31023,32023,020
North EastWard21,33020,00021,200
Partick East / KelvindaleWard25,47026,90029,020
PollokshieldsWard25,92027,07027,040
ShettlestonWard27,88026,98027,890
Southside CentralWard23,56024,52027,160
Springburn / RobroystonWard29,20027,05027,390
Victoria ParkWard18,76021,61023,270
HighlandCouncil Area208,914232,132235,540
Aird and Loch NessWard9,56011,56012,610
Badenoch and StrathspeyWard11,76013,68014,000
Black IsleWard8,7609,82010,330
Caol and MallaigWard8,1908,7908,870
Cromarty FirthWard11,71012,84012,840
Culloden and ArdersierWard10,70010,93011,020
Dingwall and SeaforthWard11,37012,58012,940
East Sutherland and EddertonWard7,3007,6307,580
Eilean á ChèoWard9,45010,18010,540
Fort William and ArdnamurchanWard10,58011,17010,960
Inverness CentralWard11,29012,50012,220
Inverness MillburnWard10,38010,39010,040
Inverness Ness-sideWard8,99010,33010,620
Inverness SouthWard6,22013,05015,260
Inverness WestWard9,6109,92010,050
Nairn and CawdorWard11,07012,65013,010
North, West and Central SutherlandWard6,0906,1305,810
Tain and Easter RossWard8,6909,2709,140
Thurso and Northwest CaithnessWard12,60013,23012,530
Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and LochalshWard11,62012,23012,280
Wick and East CaithnessWard12,98013,26012,880
InverclydeCouncil Area84,20381,48578,150
Inverclyde CentralWard13,30011,51010,960
Inverclyde EastWard12,13011,32010,960
Inverclyde East CentralWard10,68010,81010,440
Inverclyde NorthWard13,48013,74012,960
Inverclyde SouthWard12,11011,17010,290
Inverclyde South WestWard11,51012,04012,160
Inverclyde WestWard11,00010,88010,380
MidlothianCouncil Area80,94183,18791,340
BonnyriggWard14,77016,09018,540
DalkeithWard11,25011,73013,800
Midlothian EastWard14,44014,16015,220
Midlothian SouthWard12,32013,37014,780
Midlothian WestWard13,87014,02015,280
PenicuikWard14,29013,81013,720
MorayCouncil Area86,94093,29595,520
BuckieWard9,6209,97010,310
Elgin City NorthWard11,32011,99011,820
Elgin City SouthWard9,92011,30011,620
Fochabers LhanbrydeWard9,58010,23011,140
ForresWard15,10015,16016,000
Heldon and LaichWard13,11014,62014,840
Keith and CullenWard9,92010,49010,400
Speyside GlenlivetWard8,3609,5409,390
North AyrshireCouncil Area135,817138,146135,280
Ardrossan and ArranWard12,34012,06011,880
Dalry and West KilbrideWard12,01012,61012,240
Irvine EastWard12,24012,52012,140
Irvine SouthWard11,77011,73011,370
Irvine WestWard15,83015,59015,720
Kilbirnie and BeithWard13,95013,97013,370
KilwinningWard16,89017,39017,230
North Coast and CumbraesWard16,43016,60016,250
SaltcoatsWard11,75013,12012,550
StevenstonWard12,62012,55012,520
North LanarkshireCouncil Area321,067337,727340,180
Airdrie CentralWard16,75016,74016,680
Airdrie NorthWard17,17019,02020,480
Airdrie SouthWard18,88019,68019,200
BellshillWard16,01016,53015,720
Coatbridge NorthWard16,34015,90015,350
Coatbridge SouthWard14,76016,73017,330
Coatbridge WestWard11,96013,88013,710
Cumbernauld EastWard18,67017,62016,740
Cumbernauld NorthWard15,61018,05017,800
Cumbernauld SouthWard17,80017,26016,530
FortissatWard15,72015,91016,000
Gartcosh, Glenboig and MoodiesburnWard10,19012,52013,060
KilsythWard12,41012,22013,570
Mossend and HolytownWard12,93012,64012,590
Motherwell NorthWard16,67018,27018,650
Motherwell South East and RavenscraigWard15,63017,66019,140
Motherwell WestWard13,76014,38014,120
MurdostounWard18,74018,94019,610
Stepps, Chryston and MuirheadWard9,14011,07012,040
ThorniewoodWard14,34013,96013,640
WishawWard17,60018,75018,220
Orkney IslandsCouncil Area19,24521,34922,190
East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and BurrayWard2,8003,2803,570
Kirkwall EastWard4,3504,5704,560
Kirkwall West and OrphirWard3,5304,0204,340
North IslesWard2,2202,3402,220
Stromness and South IslesWard2,6002,8102,870
West MainlandWard3,7504,3304,630
Perth and KinrossCouncil Area134,949146,652151,290
Almond and EarnWard8,7309,94011,280
Blairgowrie and GlensWard9,90010,76010,870
Carse of GowrieWard7,6309,74010,390
HighlandWard9,1509,2909,370
Kinross-shireWard12,06012,72013,760
Perth City CentreWard16,15017,49017,560
Perth City NorthWard11,69013,00012,950
Perth City SouthWard15,85016,48016,020
StrathallanWard9,2809,86011,190
StrathearnWard9,95010,90010,780
StrathmoreWard14,12015,06015,400
StrathtayWard10,42011,43011,710
RenfrewshireCouncil Area172,867174,908177,790
Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and LangbankWard11,32011,40012,110
Erskine and InchinnanWard17,56017,43017,030
Houston, Crosslee and LinwoodWard16,84015,86016,780
Johnstone North, Kilbarchan, Howwood and LochwinnochWard15,04015,53014,930
Johnstone South and ElderslieWard16,38016,66016,490
Paisley East and CentralWard11,17011,83012,870
Paisley Northeast and RalstonWard11,47011,58011,640
Paisley NorthwestWard17,68018,42018,860
Paisley SoutheastWard12,28012,31011,880
Paisley SouthwestWard17,35016,41015,840
Renfrew North and BraeheadWard13,00014,67016,780
Renfrew South and GallowhillWard12,90012,81012,590
Scottish BordersCouncil Area106,764113,870115,270
East BerwickshireWard9,89010,50010,390
Galashiels and DistrictWard13,77014,59014,920
Hawick and DenholmWard9,5209,5209,330
Hawick and HermitageWard9,2208,7608,600
Jedburgh and DistrictWard8,5909,3209,280
Kelso and DistrictWard9,34010,11010,150
Leaderdale and MelroseWard9,25010,87011,140
Mid BerwickshireWard9,71010,46010,580
SelkirkshireWard9,4309,6509,540
Tweeddale EastWard8,37010,15010,940
Tweeddale WestWard9,6609,95010,410
Shetland IslandsCouncil Area21,98823,16722,990
Lerwick NorthWard3,2303,1902,940
Lerwick SouthWard4,4804,7004,510
North IslesWard2,8702,7902,720
Shetland CentralWard2,7503,1203,320
Shetland NorthWard3,1503,2803,240
Shetland SouthWard3,1403,4903,570
Shetland WestWard2,3702,6002,700
South AyrshireCouncil Area112,097112,799112,550
Ayr EastWard13,67012,97012,480
Ayr NorthWard16,79016,74016,680
Ayr WestWard15,62016,63016,680
Girvan and South CarrickWard11,64011,19010,820
KyleWard11,96012,62013,530
Maybole, North Carrick and CoyltonWard11,25012,14012,210
PrestwickWard15,68015,41015,280
TroonWard15,50015,10014,870
South LanarkshireCouncil Area302,216313,830319,020
Avondale and StonehouseWard16,24016,47016,740
BlantyreWard16,47016,61016,020
Bothwell and UddingstonWard11,85012,00013,100
Cambuslang EastWard10,05013,72016,150
Cambuslang WestWard14,11015,51015,470
Clydesdale EastWard12,04012,73012,760
Clydesdale NorthWard14,01014,79014,750
Clydesdale SouthWard13,87015,12014,860
Clydesdale WestWard18,66019,17019,250
East Kilbride Central NorthWard16,25016,33016,040
East Kilbride Central SouthWard16,12015,48015,200
East Kilbride EastWard14,25013,73013,900
East Kilbride SouthWard14,18014,82016,490
East Kilbride WestWard14,05015,04015,230
Hamilton North and EastWard11,82013,94014,610
Hamilton SouthWard21,25021,40021,560
Hamilton West and EarnockWard16,85018,83019,090
LarkhallWard19,07018,71018,510
Rutherglen Central and NorthWard15,53014,83014,340
Rutherglen SouthWard15,49014,61014,930
StirlingCouncil Area86,21290,24794,330
BannockburnWard11,26011,65011,660
Dunblane and Bridge of AllanWard13,89014,50015,510
Forth and EndrickWard12,37012,59013,160
Stirling EastWard11,54011,55011,290
Stirling NorthWard14,74016,97017,920
Stirling WestWard11,27011,68012,570
Trossachs and TeithWard11,16011,31012,220
West DunbartonshireCouncil Area93,37890,72089,130
Clydebank CentralWard16,35015,70015,420
Clydebank WaterfrontWard16,72016,07015,170
DumbartonWard17,21016,93017,050
KilpatrickWard12,39012,40011,780
LevenWard18,76017,87018,060
LomondWard11,98011,76011,650
West LothianCouncil Area158,714175,118182,140
Armadale and BlackridgeWard12,69015,46015,680
BathgateWard15,71020,86024,100
Broxburn, Uphall and WinchburghWard17,18019,42020,170
East Livingston and East CalderWard19,82020,17021,500
Fauldhouse and the Breich ValleyWard15,21016,32016,040
LinlithgowWard15,52015,72015,690
Livingston NorthWard21,26023,36023,400
Livingston SouthWard22,41023,83023,990
Whitburn and BlackburnWard18,96019,99021,560
Scotland (Alba)Constituent Country5,062,0115,295,4035,438,100

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.