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Shetland Islands Population

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

Last update: January 17, 2024

22,900

Population

9.8%

Unqualified

2.1%

Unemployment

£34,923

Salary

£176,584

Property

Quick answer: Shetland Islands is a local authority in Scotland. The population of Shetland Islands is 22,900. The population per square mile of Shetland Islands is 40. The average salary in Shetland Islands is £34,923 per year. The average property price in Shetland Islands is £176,584.


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Shetland Islands Demographics


The population of Shetland Islands is 22,900. The population per square mile of Shetland Islands is 40. The population has decreased by 0 in the past year. The population has decreased by 3,400 since 1981.


There are more males in Shetland Islands. They account for 50.7% of the population.


Shetland Islands Employment


77.6% of the people in Shetland 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 Shetland Islands is 2.1%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Shetland Islands Student Population


The student population of Shetland Islands is 900. Students account for 32.4% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


83.7% of the people in Shetland Islands have an NVQ1 qualification. 80.1% have an NVQ2 qualification. 64.3% have an NVQ3 qualification. 49.3% have an NVQ4 qualification.


9.8% of the people in Shetland Islands have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Shetland Islands Economy


There are 1,580 businesses in Shetland Islands. 90.2% are micro businesses. 8.7% are small businesses. 0.9% are medium businesses. 0.1% are large businesses.


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


Shetland Islands Salary


The average salary in Shetland Islands is £34,923 per year. Males earn 1.9% more.


Salaries in Shetland Islands are 4.61% more than the national average of £33,384.


Shetland Islands Property


The average property price in Shetland Islands is £176,584. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Shetland Islands: £264,175 for detached houses. £176,280 for semi-detached houses. £141,403 for terrace houses. £124,477 for flats.