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Highland Population

Here are the latest population statistics on Highland in the United Kingdom. The data is updated regularly per the latest population statistics releases.

Last update: January 17, 2024

238,100

Population

5.4%

Unqualified

2.9%

Unemployment

£33,004

Salary

£191,236

Property

Quick answer: Highland is a local authority in Scotland. The population of Highland is 238,100. The population per square mile of Highland is 24. The average salary in Highland is £33,004 per year. The average property price in Highland is £191,236.


Books about Highland: Numerous fiction and non-fiction books have been produced about the rich history of Highland. Here is a link to some of the books about Highland.


Highland Demographics


The population of Highland is 238,100. The population per square mile of Highland is 24. The population has increased by 2,700 in the past year. The population has increased by 43,200 since 1981.


There are more females in Highland. They account for 50.9% of the population.


Highland Employment


71.3% of the people in Highland are in employment. There are more males in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in Highland is 2.9%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Highland Student Population


The student population of Highland is 7,000. Students account for 19.3% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


91.2% of the people in Highland have an NVQ1 qualification. 83.8% have an NVQ2 qualification. 62.3% have an NVQ3 qualification. 44.8% have an NVQ4 qualification.


5.4% of the people in Highland have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Highland Economy


There are 10,805 businesses in Highland. 88.8% are micro businesses. 9.8% are small businesses. 1.2% are medium businesses. 0.2% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in Highland are human health and social work activities businesses.


Highland Salary


The average salary in Highland is £33,004 per year. Males earn 7.4% more.


Salaries in Highland are 1.14% less than the national average of £33,384.


Highland Property


The average property price in Highland is £191,236. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Highland: £315,235 for detached houses. £192,381 for semi-detached houses. £149,211 for terrace houses. £108,116 for flats.