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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)
2019-06-30
 
United KingdomGBRKingdLondon242,50056,466,68058,789,19463,182,17865,648,05466,796,807
Aberdeen CityADCCcAAberdeen186204,885212,125222,793230,350228,67018600
AberdeenshireADSCcAAberdeen6,313215,387226,871252,973261,960261,210631300
AngusAGSCcAForfar2,182107,866108,400115,978116,900116,200218200
Argyll and ButeARGCcALochgilphead6,90992,02591,30688,16686,89085,870690900
City of EdinburghCEBCcAEdinburgh264418,748448,624476,626498,810524,93026400
ClackmannanshireCMSCcAAlloa15947,67948,07751,44251,36051,54015900
Dumfries and GallowayDUMCcADumfries6,426147,805147,765151,324149,670148,860642600
Dundee CityDDCCcADundee60149,751145,663147,268148,210149,3206000
East AyrshireEAYCcAKilmarnock1,262122,455120,235122,767122,060122,010126200
East DunbartonshireEDBCcAKirkintilloch175109,400108,243105,026106,960108,64017500
East LothianELTCcAHaddington67984,11490,08899,717103,050107,09067900
East RenfrewshireERFCcAGiffnock17485,34489,31190,57492,94095,53017400
Eilean Siar (Western Isles)EISCcASteòrnabhagh3,07129,60026,50227,68427,07026,720307100
FalkirkFALCcAFalkirk297141,145145,191155,990158,460160,89029700
FifeFIFCcAGlenrothes1,325341,199349,429365,198368,080373,550132500
Glasgow CityGLCCcAGlasgow175606,651577,869593,245606,340633,12017500
HighlandHIGCcAInverness25,659204,004208,914232,132234,110235,8302565900
InverclydeINVCcAGreenock16090,10384,20381,48579,50077,80016000
MidlothianMLTCcADalkeith35479,01180,94183,18787,39092,46035400
MorayMORCcAElgin2,23883,61686,94093,29595,51095,820223800
North AyrshireNAYCcAIrvine885136,875135,817138,146136,130134,74088500
North LanarkshireNLNCcAMotherwell470323,826321,067337,727338,260341,37047000
Orkney IslandsORKCcAKirkwall99019,61219,24521,34921,67022,27099000
Perth and KinrossPERCcAPerth5,286126,231134,949146,652149,930151,950528600
RenfrewshireRENCcAPaisley261173,212172,867174,908174,560179,10026100
Scottish BordersSBOCcANewtown St Boswells4,732103,881106,764113,870114,030115,510473200
Shetland IslandsSHECcALerwick1,46622,52221,98823,16723,20022,920146600
South AyrshireSAYCcAAyr1,222112,658112,097112,799112,400112,610122200
South LanarkshireSLNCcAHamilton1,772300,152302,216313,830316,230320,530177200
StirlingSTICcAStirling2,18778,83386,21290,24792,83094,210218700
West DunbartonshireWDBCcADumbarton15996,00593,37890,72089,59088,93015900
West LothianWLTCcALivingston427143,972158,714175,118178,550183,10042700
ScotlandSCOEdinburgh77,9254,998,5675,062,0115,295,4035,404,7005,463,3007792500

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (E)
2019-06-30
1GlasgowGLC629,920
2EdinburghCEB504,020
3AberdeenADC198,480
4DundeeDDC149,010
5PaisleyREN77,560
6East KilbrideSLN75,460
7LivingstonWLT57,040
8HamiltonSLN54,400
9DunfermlineFIF54,360
10KirkcaldyFIF50,220
11CumbernauldNLN50,120

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)
2019-06-30
Area 
AberdeenADC182,133185,150195,040200,680198,4805853
AirdrieNLN36,84236,22037,03037,41036,430956
AlloaCMS...12,93014,13014,42014,190589
ArbroathAGS23,68022,85023,96023,94023,210815
AyrSAY47,96246,58046,85046,78046,8101816
BarrheadERF16,75317,56017,44017,61017,700492
BathgateWLT...15,45020,51022,92023,530851
BearsdenEDB27,70727,67027,24028,12028,200912
BellshillNLN21,62420,91020,77020,29019,840632
BishopbriggsEDB23,82523,43022,87023,54023,850643
BlantyreSLN18,58417,21017,24016,90016,710503
Bo'nessFAL...14,25015,10014,76014,700661
BonnyriggMLT13,53414,54015,97017,53018,270431
BroxburnWLT11,62613,11015,38015,44015,830531
CambuslangSLN...21,96027,18029,10029,9001087
ClydebankWDB...27,75026,74026,32025,890874
CoatbridgeNLN43,61740,95043,84043,96044,1001176
CumbernauldNLN49,50751,67051,84050,92050,1202152
DumbartonWDB21,79720,87020,04020,56020,510734
DumfriesDUM31,93631,56033,01033,44033,3501304
DundeeDDC...145,560147,390148,280149,0104631
DunfermlineFIF39,06841,44049,71053,10054,3601923
East KilbrideSLN70,57973,99074,40075,12075,4602424
EdinburghCEB400,632431,230459,630488,050504,02011850
ElginMOR19,33821,16023,13024,76024,220947
ErskineREN13,10215,81015,96015,51015,340627
FalkirkFAL31,39932,39035,40035,85035,6701383
ForfarAGS12,83213,41014,05014,23014,180500
GiffnockERF...12,25012,16012,30012,230386
GlasgowGLC...575,250590,570612,040629,92014550
GlenrothesFIF38,32039,30039,28038,51038,1502026
GrangemouthFAL18,52817,58017,37016,65016,2201211
GreenockINV49,26746,37044,13042,68041,7501271
HaddingtonELT8,8448,8909,0609,1309,490288
HamiltonSLN49,98848,79053,19054,08054,4001628
InvernessHIG40,91841,22046,64047,29047,1902157
IrvineNAY33,40634,51034,39034,09033,7802077
JohnstoneREN18,28016,76016,82016,09016,080455
KilmarnockEAY44,20744,39046,22046,77046,5801509
KilwinningNAY15,31716,02016,60016,46016,240511
KirkcaldyFIF47,27447,38049,71050,01050,2201886
KirkintillochEDB20,62420,66019,79021,38021,670627
KirkwallORK6,0956,7007,1907,4207,400401
LarkhallSLN15,57315,54015,02014,74014,670551
LerwickSHE7,3366,9106,9606,8806,690483
LivingstonWLT42,17852,00056,32057,03057,0402714
LochgilpheadARG2,4212,3002,3902,3002,290154
MotherwellNLN30,76930,32031,91032,59032,580961
MusselburghELT20,26119,99019,48020,84020,830593
Newton MearnsERF19,34223,19024,37026,60027,880895
Newtown St BoswellsSBO1,1081,2401,2801,3301,500107
PaisleyREN73,92575,50076,83077,22077,5602665
PenicuikMLT15,66116,17015,93016,12016,180405
PerthPER41,72443,76047,08047,43046,9601750
PeterheadADS18,41318,05018,54019,27018,820782
Port GlasgowINV...16,73015,41014,62014,340475
PrestwickSAY13,44915,17014,90014,72014,570597
RenfrewREN20,76420,18021,79022,57024,040701
RutherglenSLN...33,10031,40031,19031,140834
St AndrewsFIF11,13614,34016,87017,58018,330497
Steòrnabhagh (Stornoway)EIS5,9755,3305,2205,0704,900373
StirlingSTI29,76833,52036,14037,61037,8001669
ViewparkNLN15,04415,84016,16015,77015,700615
WishawNLN29,57428,69030,39030,29030,250796

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