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 2016 from the Office for National Statistics.[1]

Rank Council area Population Electors[2]
1 City of Glasgow 615,100 460,563
2 City of Edinburgh 507,200 364,346
3 Fife 370,300 280,180
4 North Lanarkshire 339,400 254,100
5 South Lanarkshire 317,100 246,220
6 Aberdeenshire 262,200 202,905
7 Highland 234,800 183,261
8 City of Aberdeen 229,800 163,622
9 West Lothian 180,100 137,359
10 Renfrewshire 175,900 129,906
11 Falkirk 159,400 120,238
12 Perth and Kinross 150,700 113,601
13 Dumfries and Galloway 149,500 116,931
14 City of Dundee 148,300 108,079
15 North Ayrshire 135,900 106,677
16 East Ayrshire 122,200 93,575
17 Angus 116,500 90,220
18 Scottish Borders 114,500 90,803
19 South Ayrshire 112,500 89,555
20 East Dunbartonshire 107,500 84,961
21 East Lothian 104,100 80,590
22 Moray 96,100 73,062
23 East Renfrewshire 93,800 70,549
24 Stirling 93,800 67,092
25 West Dunbartonshire 89,900 68,596
26 Midlothian 88,600 69,274
27 Argyll and Bute 87,100 68,577
28 Inverclyde 79,200 59,405
29 Clackmannanshire 51,400 38,603
30 Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) 26,900 21,745
31 Shetland Islands 23,200 17,826
32 Orkney Islands 21,900 17,056

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