Authority → Orkney Islands

Orkney Islands Population

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

Last update: January 17, 2024

22,500

Population

6.2%

Unqualified

2.7%

Unemployment

£34,200

Salary

£185,988

Property

Quick answer: Orkney Islands is a local authority in Scotland. The population of Orkney Islands is 22,500. The population per square mile of Orkney Islands is 59. The average salary in Orkney Islands is £34,200 per year. The average property price in Orkney Islands is £185,988.


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Orkney Islands Demographics


The population of Orkney Islands is 22,500. The population per square mile of Orkney Islands is 59. The population has increased by 100 in the past year. The population has increased by 3,300 since 1981.


There are more females in Orkney Islands. They account for 50.2% of the population.


Orkney Islands Employment


73.2% of the people in Orkney Islands are in employment. There are more females in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in Orkney Islands is 2.7%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Orkney Islands Student Population


The student population of Orkney Islands is 600. Students account for 22.3% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


89.5% of the people in Orkney Islands have an NVQ1 qualification. 78.8% have an NVQ2 qualification. 58.8% have an NVQ3 qualification. 40.6% have an NVQ4 qualification.


6.2% of the people in Orkney Islands have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Orkney Islands Economy


There are 1,480 businesses in Orkney Islands. 90.2% are micro businesses. 9.0% are small businesses. 0.7% are medium businesses. 0.1% are large businesses.


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


Orkney Islands Salary


The average salary in Orkney Islands is £34,200 per year. Males earn 45.5% more.


Salaries in Orkney Islands are 2.45% more than the national average of £33,384.


Orkney Islands Property


The average property price in Orkney Islands is £185,988. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Orkney Islands: £281,287 for detached houses. £181,612 for semi-detached houses. £162,437 for terrace houses. £118,616 for flats.