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Council Area Profiles

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Council Area Profiles

Last updated 21 March 2024

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Correction - 13 October 2020
Please note that an ordering issue led to an error in the components of projected population change (natural change and net migration) for the following councils: Scottish Borders, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian. This issue also affected the figures for Scotland overall (natural change and net migration) included in the source tables within all 32 council area profiles.

This page consists of profiles for each Scottish Council area. They contain data on population, births, deaths, life expectancy, migration, marriages, civil partnerships, households and dwellings.

The method used to create these profiles is still under development and unfortunately do not allow us to make them fully accessible at this point. We are working to correct this. If you have any comments on how we could improve their accessibiliy or any other comments or suggestions please contact the Statistics customer services email: [email protected].

The base dataset is up to date and is available below in excel and CSV formats.
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The full profiles are available as HTML files. Maximum file size 3 MB.

Aberdeen City
Argyll and Bute
City of Edinburgh
Dumfries and Galloway
Dundee City
East Ayrshire
East Dunbartonshire
East Lothian
East Renfrewshire
Glasgow City
Na h-Eileanan Siar
North Ayrshire
North Lanarkshire
Orkney Islands
Perth and Kinross
Scottish Borders
Shetland Islands
South Ayrshire
South Lanarkshire
West Dunbartonshire
West Lothian

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