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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
2020-06-30
Aberdeen CityCouncil Area212,125222,793229,060
Airyhall / Broomhill / GarthdeeWard15,68016,10016,790
Bridge of DonWard19,19018,03018,910
Dyce / Bucksburn / DanestoneWard17,91018,58020,590
George St / HarbourWard16,18020,43020,630
Hazlehead / Queens Cross / CountesswellsWard18,33018,77020,200
Hilton / Woodside / StockethillWard14,91015,31015,310
Kincorth / Nigg / CoveWard16,12015,87016,590
Kingswells / Sheddocksley / SummerhillWard14,93014,85015,110
Lower DeesideWard14,97015,09017,100
Midstocket / RosemountWard14,82015,29015,170
Northfield / Mastrick NorthWard16,82017,16016,510
Tillydrone / Seaton / Old AberdeenWard12,83015,41014,800
Torry / FerryhillWard19,40021,91021,330
AberdeenshireCouncil Area226,871252,973260,780
Aboyne, Upper Deeside and DonsideWard10,36011,04011,090
Banchory and Mid DeesideWard9,52011,01011,300
Banff and DistrictWard11,20011,53011,240
Central BuchanWard12,63013,40014,000
East GariochWard8,52013,45013,930
Ellon and DistrictWard12,95014,59014,780
Fraserburgh and DistrictWard14,87015,69014,910
Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of AlfordWard14,11015,04015,320
Inverurie and DistrictWard11,62013,26014,780
MearnsWard12,69014,61015,330
Mid FormartineWard11,80014,45015,030
North KincardineWard13,08013,92016,340
Peterhead North and RattrayWard13,92015,61015,600
Peterhead South and CrudenWard12,55011,72011,990
Stonehaven and Lower DeesideWard12,74014,47014,170
TroupWard9,72010,13010,000
Turriff and DistrictWard11,96013,38013,070
West GariochWard9,68011,16012,260
Westhill and DistrictWard13,02014,53015,660
AngusCouncil Area108,400115,978115,820
Arbroath East and LunanWard12,85013,67013,790
Arbroath West, Letham and FriockheimWard17,36018,06018,010
Brechin and EdzellWard11,12011,67011,090
Carnoustie and DistrictWard12,20013,46013,830
Forfar and DistrictWard15,08015,93015,950
Kirriemuir and DeanWard10,67010,75010,720
Monifieth and SidlawWard14,50016,52016,760
Montrose and DistrictWard14,62015,93015,680
Argyll and ButeCouncil Area91,30688,16685,430
CowalWard7,4807,2606,910
DunoonWard7,8307,7507,110
Helensburgh and Lomond SouthWard7,2007,4106,970
Helensburgh CentralWard10,0509,6408,990
Isle of ButeWard7,2306,5005,990
Kintyre and the IslandsWard6,8806,3306,050
Lomond NorthWard10,5808,6609,760
Mid ArgyllWard7,6707,7207,410
Oban North and LornWard9,5109,7409,870
Oban South and the IslesWard9,63010,2509,970
South KintyreWard7,2206,9106,410
City of EdinburghCouncil Area448,624476,626527,620
AlmondWard30,57030,30036,400
City CentreWard28,95030,42035,310
Colinton / FairmileheadWard24,15023,38024,660
Corstorphine / MurrayfieldWard23,42023,73024,970
Craigentinny / DuddingstonWard26,78028,32029,690
Drum Brae / GyleWard22,12021,72023,580
ForthWard25,27029,67032,830
Fountainbridge / CraiglockhartWard17,95021,20023,680
InverleithWard28,83030,12032,330
LeithWard15,60021,43024,630
Leith WalkWard25,10031,12035,230
Liberton / GilmertonWard32,52032,78036,170
MorningsideWard31,97031,87032,650
Pentland HillsWard29,88030,46033,510
Portobello / CraigmillarWard26,32027,36032,860
Sighthill / GorgieWard27,95029,45032,190
Southside / NewingtonWard31,23033,32036,920
ClackmannanshireCouncil Area48,07751,44251,290
Clackmannanshire CentralWard7,9008,1808,030
Clackmannanshire EastWard7,5807,9908,790
Clackmannanshire NorthWard11,77010,90010,680
Clackmannanshire SouthWard11,12011,76011,420
Clackmannanshire WestWard9,72012,61012,370
Dumfries and GallowayCouncil Area147,765151,324148,290
AbbeyWard10,46010,57010,260
Annandale East and EskdaleWard10,53010,82010,560
Annandale NorthWard14,13014,84014,600
Annandale SouthWard13,85014,55014,070
Castle Douglas and CrocketfordWard9,1809,6609,670
Dee and GlenkensWard10,34010,21010,210
LocharWard11,83012,52013,310
Mid and Upper NithsdaleWard10,54010,73010,360
Mid Galloway and Wigtown WestWard13,67013,85013,270
NithWard13,81013,71013,160
North West DumfriesWard13,59014,40013,930
Stranraer and the RhinsWard15,86015,48014,880
Dundee CityCouncil Area145,663147,268148,820
ColdsideWard20,72019,96019,570
East EndWard16,45016,55016,110
LocheeWard20,72019,22020,040
MaryfieldWard14,95016,40017,280
North EastWard15,90015,67015,700
StrathmartineWard19,02019,39019,540
The FerryWard18,52019,46019,910
West EndWard19,39020,63020,670
East AyrshireCouncil Area120,235122,767121,600
AnnickWard13,31014,41015,340
BallochmyleWard14,69015,22014,350
Cumnock and New CumnockWard14,84014,28013,570
Doon ValleyWard11,56011,68011,370
Irvine ValleyWard12,42012,30012,000
Kilmarnock East and HurlfordWard16,73015,94014,920
Kilmarnock NorthWard9,97012,09012,300
Kilmarnock SouthWard11,62011,16010,800
Kilmarnock West and CrosshouseWard15,08015,68016,960
East DunbartonshireCouncil Area108,243105,026108,750
Bearsden NorthWard14,43013,91014,680
Bearsden SouthWard13,24013,33013,580
Bishopbriggs North and CampsieWard20,23019,71019,900
Bishopbriggs SouthWard15,44015,27015,780
Kirkintilloch East and North and TwecharWard16,92015,93017,040
Lenzie and Kirkintilloch SouthWard14,32013,65014,620
MilngavieWard13,66013,24013,160
East LothianCouncil Area90,08899,717107,900
Dunbar and East LintonWard11,07013,34015,640
Haddington and LammermuirWard17,03017,45018,760
MusselburghWard20,08020,41020,540
North Berwick CoastalWard11,35012,52014,170
Preston, Seton and GosfordWard15,58017,54017,710
Tranent, Wallyford and MacmerryWard14,97018,47021,080
East RenfrewshireCouncil Area89,31190,57496,060
Barrhead, Liboside and UplawmoorWard18,78018,65019,130
Clarkston, Netherlee and WilliamwoodWard20,62020,86021,350
Giffnock and ThornliebankWard16,24016,21016,310
Newton Mearns North and NeilstonWard13,62013,76015,420
Newton Mearns South and EagleshamWard20,05021,11023,850
Eilean SiarCouncil Area26,50227,68426,500
An Taobh Siar agus NisWard3,1603,2402,940
Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a DeasWard3,1203,1603,030
Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a TuathWard2,9102,9502,880
Loch a TuathWard2,4502,8602,830
Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan LochWard2,4502,3702,210
Sgire an RubhaWard2,2102,5302,480
Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan LochWard2,8502,9502,850
Steòrnabhagh a DeasWard3,7103,8103,660
Steòrnabhagh a TuathWard3,6403,8203,630
FalkirkCouncil Area145,191155,990160,560
Bo'ness and BlacknessWard14,78015,62015,490
Bonnybridge and LarbertWard13,15016,74017,170
Carse, Kinnaird and TrystWard18,52019,43021,970
Denny and BanknockWard17,51018,47019,430
Falkirk NorthWard20,22021,96021,850
Falkirk SouthWard15,70016,77016,530
GrangemouthWard17,58017,37016,120
Lower BraesWard13,28013,85015,510
Upper BraesWard14,45015,79016,480
FifeCouncil Area349,429365,198374,130
Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss VillagesWard19,09018,26018,060
Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western KirkcaldyWard13,07014,73015,110
CowdenbeathWard19,57020,59021,960
CuparWard13,82014,41014,300
Dunfermline CentralWard17,43018,10020,030
Dunfermline NorthWard14,03015,29015,520
Dunfermline SouthWard14,77021,12023,880
East Neuk and LandwardWard13,52012,47012,910
Glenrothes Central and ThorntonWard15,93016,41016,020
Glenrothes North, Leslie and MarkinchWard17,97018,46018,150
Glenrothes West and KinglassieWard16,44016,13015,840
Howe of Fife and Tay CoastWard13,57013,75013,700
Inverkeithing and Dalgety BayWard18,61018,32017,730
Kirkcaldy CentralWard14,98014,85014,430
Kirkcaldy EastWard13,94014,33015,020
Kirkcaldy NorthWard14,67015,84015,860
Leven, Kennoway and LargoWard17,56018,41018,680
Lochgelly, Cardenden and BenartyWard18,60018,76019,240
RosythWard14,33015,40015,560
St AndrewsWard16,70018,31019,960
Tay BridgeheadWard14,48014,95015,510
West Fife and Coastal VillagesWard16,37016,31016,640
Glasgow CityCouncil Area577,869593,245635,640
Anderston / City / YorkhillWard21,06028,15037,620
BailliestonWard21,54021,54023,130
CaltonWard20,36023,15029,600
CanalWard25,91026,93027,670
CardonaldWard31,46030,57029,460
DennistounWard21,94022,54022,600
Drumchapel / AnnieslandWard28,42028,96029,080
East CentreWard26,93026,70028,310
Garscadden / ScotstounhillWard29,79030,67030,980
GovanWard25,26024,94028,280
Greater PollokWard26,69030,05033,290
HillheadWard21,98022,94025,690
LangsideWard29,64029,38031,060
LinnWard29,63029,40028,810
MaryhillWard20,76019,87021,070
Newlands / AuldburnWard24,31023,32022,950
North EastWard21,33020,00021,430
Partick East / KelvindaleWard25,47026,90029,610
PollokshieldsWard25,92027,07027,460
ShettlestonWard27,88026,98028,160
Southside CentralWard23,56024,52027,950
Springburn / RobroystonWard29,20027,05027,880
Victoria ParkWard18,76021,61023,550
HighlandCouncil Area208,914232,132235,430
Aird and Loch NessWard9,56011,56012,820
Badenoch and StrathspeyWard11,76013,68014,040
Black IsleWard8,7609,82010,460
Caol and MallaigWard8,1908,7908,840
Cromarty FirthWard11,71012,84012,840
Culloden and ArdersierWard10,70010,93011,000
Dingwall and SeaforthWard11,37012,58012,990
East Sutherland and EddertonWard7,3007,6307,630
Eilean á ChèoWard9,45010,18010,500
Fort William and ArdnamurchanWard10,58011,17010,810
Inverness CentralWard11,29012,50011,880
Inverness MillburnWard10,38010,3909,880
Inverness Ness-sideWard8,99010,33010,840
Inverness SouthWard6,22013,05015,620
Inverness WestWard9,6109,9209,900
Nairn and CawdorWard11,07012,65013,100
North, West and Central SutherlandWard6,0906,1305,750
Tain and Easter RossWard8,6909,2709,070
Thurso and Northwest CaithnessWard12,60013,23012,410
Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and LochalshWard11,62012,23012,260
Wick and East CaithnessWard12,98013,26012,780
InverclydeCouncil Area84,20381,48577,060
Inverclyde CentralWard13,30011,51010,850
Inverclyde EastWard12,13011,32010,850
Inverclyde East CentralWard10,68010,81010,260
Inverclyde NorthWard13,48013,74012,700
Inverclyde SouthWard12,11011,17010,040
Inverclyde South WestWard11,51012,04011,990
Inverclyde WestWard11,00010,88010,370
MidlothianCouncil Area80,94183,18793,150
BonnyriggWard14,77016,09018,980
DalkeithWard11,25011,73014,660
Midlothian EastWard14,44014,16015,180
Midlothian SouthWard12,32013,37015,150
Midlothian WestWard13,87014,02015,760
PenicuikWard14,29013,81013,410
MorayCouncil Area86,94093,29595,710
BuckieWard9,6209,97010,390
Elgin City NorthWard11,32011,99011,650
Elgin City SouthWard9,92011,30011,600
Fochabers LhanbrydeWard9,58010,23011,530
ForresWard15,10015,16016,060
Heldon and LaichWard13,11014,62014,940
Keith and CullenWard9,92010,49010,280
Speyside GlenlivetWard8,3609,5409,250
North AyrshireCouncil Area135,817138,146134,250
Ardrossan and ArranWard12,34012,06011,690
Dalry and West KilbrideWard12,01012,61012,430
Irvine EastWard12,24012,52011,970
Irvine SouthWard11,77011,73011,170
Irvine WestWard15,83015,59015,770
Kilbirnie and BeithWard13,95013,97013,120
KilwinningWard16,89017,39017,110
North Coast and CumbraesWard16,43016,60016,070
SaltcoatsWard11,75013,12012,470
StevenstonWard12,62012,55012,440
North LanarkshireCouncil Area321,067337,727341,140
Airdrie CentralWard16,75016,74016,520
Airdrie NorthWard17,17019,02020,440
Airdrie SouthWard18,88019,68019,290
BellshillWard16,01016,53015,580
Coatbridge NorthWard16,34015,90015,060
Coatbridge SouthWard14,76016,73017,510
Coatbridge WestWard11,96013,88013,670
Cumbernauld EastWard18,67017,62016,600
Cumbernauld NorthWard15,61018,05017,500
Cumbernauld SouthWard17,80017,26016,340
FortissatWard15,72015,91016,060
Gartcosh, Glenboig and MoodiesburnWard10,19012,52014,000
KilsythWard12,41012,22013,990
Mossend and HolytownWard12,93012,64012,380
Motherwell NorthWard16,67018,27018,810
Motherwell South East and RavenscraigWard15,63017,66019,130
Motherwell WestWard13,76014,38014,330
MurdostounWard18,74018,94019,880
Stepps, Chryston and MuirheadWard9,14011,07012,460
ThorniewoodWard14,34013,96013,860
WishawWard17,60018,75017,740
Orkney IslandsCouncil Area19,24521,34922,400
East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and BurrayWard2,8003,2803,650
Kirkwall EastWard4,3504,5704,590
Kirkwall West and OrphirWard3,5304,0204,460
North IslesWard2,2202,3402,240
Stromness and South IslesWard2,6002,8102,860
West MainlandWard3,7504,3304,590
Perth and KinrossCouncil Area134,949146,652151,910
Almond and EarnWard8,7309,94011,560
Blairgowrie and GlensWard9,90010,76011,090
Carse of GowrieWard7,6309,74010,210
HighlandWard9,1509,2909,240
Kinross-shireWard12,06012,72014,330
Perth City CentreWard16,15017,49017,650
Perth City NorthWard11,69013,00012,850
Perth City SouthWard15,85016,48015,730
StrathallanWard9,2809,86011,460
StrathearnWard9,95010,90010,640
StrathmoreWard14,12015,06015,240
StrathtayWard10,42011,43011,910
RenfrewshireCouncil Area172,867174,908179,390
Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and LangbankWard11,32011,40012,650
Erskine and InchinnanWard17,56017,43016,770
Houston, Crosslee and LinwoodWard16,84015,86017,210
Johnstone North, Kilbarchan, Howwood and LochwinnochWard15,04015,53014,720
Johnstone South and ElderslieWard16,38016,66016,670
Paisley East and CentralWard11,17011,83013,030
Paisley Northeast and RalstonWard11,47011,58011,570
Paisley NorthwestWard17,68018,42019,340
Paisley SoutheastWard12,28012,31011,790
Paisley SouthwestWard17,35016,41015,590
Renfrew North and BraeheadWard13,00014,67017,520
Renfrew South and GallowhillWard12,90012,81012,540
Scottish BordersCouncil Area106,764113,870115,240
East BerwickshireWard9,89010,50010,450
Galashiels and DistrictWard13,77014,59015,090
Hawick and DenholmWard9,5209,5209,210
Hawick and HermitageWard9,2208,7608,500
Jedburgh and DistrictWard8,5909,3209,290
Kelso and DistrictWard9,34010,11010,050
Leaderdale and MelroseWard9,25010,87011,290
Mid BerwickshireWard9,71010,46010,480
SelkirkshireWard9,4309,6509,510
Tweeddale EastWard8,37010,15010,900
Tweeddale WestWard9,6609,95010,450
Shetland IslandsCouncil Area21,98823,16722,870
Lerwick NorthWard3,2303,1902,930
Lerwick SouthWard4,4804,7004,440
North IslesWard2,8702,7902,670
Shetland CentralWard2,7503,1203,340
Shetland NorthWard3,1503,2803,200
Shetland SouthWard3,1403,4903,590
Shetland WestWard2,3702,6002,690
South AyrshireCouncil Area112,097112,799112,140
Ayr EastWard13,67012,97012,420
Ayr NorthWard16,79016,74016,740
Ayr WestWard15,62016,63016,450
Girvan and South CarrickWard11,64011,19010,680
KyleWard11,96012,62013,930
Maybole, North Carrick and CoyltonWard11,25012,14012,320
PrestwickWard15,68015,41015,000
TroonWard15,50015,10014,590
South LanarkshireCouncil Area302,216313,830320,820
Avondale and StonehouseWard16,24016,47017,570
BlantyreWard16,47016,61016,030
Bothwell and UddingstonWard11,85012,00013,180
Cambuslang EastWard10,05013,72016,920
Cambuslang WestWard14,11015,51015,150
Clydesdale EastWard12,04012,73012,820
Clydesdale NorthWard14,01014,79014,540
Clydesdale SouthWard13,87015,12014,870
Clydesdale WestWard18,66019,17019,320
East Kilbride Central NorthWard16,25016,33015,720
East Kilbride Central SouthWard16,12015,48015,080
East Kilbride EastWard14,25013,73014,470
East Kilbride SouthWard14,18014,82016,420
East Kilbride WestWard14,05015,04015,220
Hamilton North and EastWard11,82013,94014,520
Hamilton SouthWard21,25021,40021,900
Hamilton West and EarnockWard16,85018,83019,100
LarkhallWard19,07018,71018,750
Rutherglen Central and NorthWard15,53014,83014,290
Rutherglen SouthWard15,49014,61014,950
StirlingCouncil Area86,21290,24794,080
BannockburnWard11,26011,65011,620
Dunblane and Bridge of AllanWard13,89014,50015,380
Forth and EndrickWard12,37012,59013,270
Stirling EastWard11,54011,55011,270
Stirling NorthWard14,74016,97017,540
Stirling WestWard11,27011,68012,790
Trossachs and TeithWard11,16011,31012,210
West DunbartonshireCouncil Area93,37890,72088,340
Clydebank CentralWard16,35015,70015,300
Clydebank WaterfrontWard16,72016,07014,840
DumbartonWard17,21016,93017,010
KilpatrickWard12,39012,40011,620
LevenWard18,76017,87018,050
LomondWard11,98011,76011,520
West LothianCouncil Area158,714175,118183,820
Armadale and BlackridgeWard12,69015,46015,720
BathgateWard15,71020,86024,040
Broxburn, Uphall and WinchburghWard17,18019,42020,620
East Livingston and East CalderWard19,82020,17022,290
Fauldhouse and the Breich ValleyWard15,21016,32016,060
LinlithgowWard15,52015,72015,560
Livingston NorthWard21,26023,36023,160
Livingston SouthWard22,41023,83024,190
Whitburn and BlackburnWard18,96019,99022,170
Scotland (Alba)Constituent Country5,062,0115,295,4035,466,000

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.