Regional population estimates for Scotland 2018

This statistic shows the mid-year population estimate for different regions of Scotland in 2018. There were around 626 thousand people estimated to be living in Glasgow, with a further 518 thousand people living in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. The region of Fife is also heavily populated with approximately 371 thousand people living there. The least populated areas are the islands of Scotland such as Orkney, estimated to have only 22,000 people there.

Estimated population of Scotland in 2018, by council area

Estimated population (in 1,000 inhabitants)
Glasgow City626.41
City of Edinburgh518.5
Fife371.91
North Lanarkshire340.18
South Lanarkshire319.02
Aberdeenshire261.47
Highland235.54
Aberdeen City227.56
West Lothian182.14
Renfrewshire177.79
Falkirk160.34
Perth and Kinross151.29
Dumfries and Galloway148.79
Dundee City 148.75
North Ayrshire135.28
East Ayrshire121.84
Angus116.04
Scottish Borders115.27
South Ayrshire112.55
East Dunbartonshire108.33
East Lothian105.79
Moray95.52
East Renfrewshire95.17
Stirling94.33
Midlothian91.34
West Dunbartonshire89.13
Argyll and Bute86.26
Inverclyde78.15
Clackmannanshire51.4
Na h-Eileanan Siar26.83
Shetland Islands22.99
Orkney Islands22.19
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

2018

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