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 2017 from the Office for National Statistics.[1]

Rank Council area Population Electors[2]
1 City of Glasgow 621,000 462,286
2 City of Edinburgh 513,200 367,762
3 Fife 371,400 280,622
4 North Lanarkshire 340,000 256,174
5 South Lanarkshire 318,200 248,875
6 Aberdeenshire 261,800 202,194
7 Highland 235,200 184,697
8 City of Aberdeen 228,800 163,196
9 West Lothian 181,300 137,614
10 Renfrewshire 176,800 133,295
11 Falkirk 160,100 122,471
12 Perth and Kinross 151,100 114,936
13 Dumfries and Galloway 149,200 116,593
14 City of Dundee 148,700 112,513
15 North Ayrshire 135,800 107,763
16 East Ayrshire 121,900 94,657
17 Angus 116,300 89,652
18 Scottish Borders 115,000 91,919
19 South Ayrshire 112,700 90,300
20 East Dunbartonshire 108,100 85,410
21 East Lothian 104,800 80,874
22 Moray 95,800 73,284
23 East Renfrewshire 94,800 71,618
24 Stirling 94,000 68,778
25 Midlothian 90,100 70,587
26 West Dunbartonshire 89,600 68,826
27 Argyll and Bute 86,800 68,271
28 Inverclyde 78,800 59,941
29 Clackmannanshire 51,500 39,186
30 Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) 27,000 21,874
31 Shetland Islands 23,100 17,837
32 Orkney Islands 22,000 17,135

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2017". Office for National Statistics. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Electoral Statistics - Scotland 1st December 2017". National Records of Scotland. 1 December 2017. Table 3. Retrieved 2018-06-29.