List of Scottish council areas by population

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This is a list of council areas of Scotland ordered by population. The populations of these Scottish council areas are mid-year estimates for 2015 from the Office for National Statistics.[1]

Rank Council area Population Electors[2]
1 City of Glasgow 606,300 462,561
2 City of Edinburgh 498,800 354,153
3 Fife 368,100 274,553
4 North Lanarkshire 338,300 254,940
5 South Lanarkshire 316,200 247,933
6 Aberdeenshire 262,000 200,835
7 Highland 234,100 177,865
8 City of Aberdeen 230,400 162,847
9 West Lothian 178,600 133,751
10 Renfrewshire 174,600 125,782
11 Falkirk 158,500 118,375
12 Perth and Kinross 149,900 111,888
13 Dumfries and Galloway 149,700 115,594
14 City of Dundee 148,200 107,120
15 North Ayrshire 136,100 103,252
16 East Ayrshire 122,100 90,921
17 Angus 116,900 88,111
18 Scottish Borders 114,000 87,906
19 South Ayrshire 112,400 87,828
20 East Dunbartonshire 107,000 83,978
21 East Lothian 103,100 78,749
22 Moray 95,500 71,722
23 East Renfrewshire 92,900 68,953
24 Stirling 92,800 65,652
25 West Dunbartonshire 89,600 68,156
26 Midlothian 87,400 67,412
27 Argyll and Bute 86,900 67,782
28 Inverclyde 79,500 57,785
29 Clackmannanshire 51,400 38,165
30 Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) 27,100 21,247
31 Shetland Islands 23,200 17,437
32 Orkney Islands 21,700 16,705

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