Authority → West Lothian

West Lothian Population

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

Last update: January 17, 2024

185,600

Population

8.6%

Unqualified

3.1%

Unemployment

£32,973

Salary

£218,511

Property

Quick answer: West Lothian is a local authority in Scotland. The population of West Lothian is 185,600. The population per square mile of West Lothian is 1,124. The average salary in West Lothian is £32,973 per year. The average property price in West Lothian is £218,511.


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


West Lothian Demographics


The population of West Lothian is 185,600. The population per square mile of West Lothian is 1,124. The population has increased by 1,800 in the past year. The population has increased by 46,400 since 1981.


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


West Lothian Employment


75.5% of the people in West Lothian 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 West Lothian is 3.1%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


West Lothian Student Population


The student population of West Lothian is 5,800. Students account for 23.1% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


84.0% of the people in West Lothian have an NVQ1 qualification. 75.4% have an NVQ2 qualification. 59.4% have an NVQ3 qualification. 44.0% have an NVQ4 qualification.


8.6% of the people in West Lothian have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


West Lothian Economy


There are 4,550 businesses in West Lothian. 87.2% are micro businesses. 10.3% are small businesses. 2.1% are medium businesses. 0.4% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in West Lothian are wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles businesses.


West Lothian Salary


The average salary in West Lothian is £32,973 per year. Males earn 16.0% more.


Salaries in West Lothian are 1.23% less than the national average of £33,384.


West Lothian Property


The average property price in West Lothian is £218,511. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in West Lothian: £388,293 for detached houses. £209,235 for semi-detached houses. £160,942 for terrace houses. £115,574 for flats.