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Scotland Population

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

Last update: January 17, 2024

5,479,700

Population

7.4%

Unqualified

3.3%

Unemployment

£32,414

Salary

£210,485

Property

Quick answer: Scotland is a country in the United Kingdom. The population of Scotland is 5,479,700. The population per square mile of Scotland is 683. The average salary in Scotland is £32,414 per year. The average property price in Scotland is £210,485.


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


Scotland Demographics


The population of Scotland is 5,479,700. The population per square mile of Scotland is 683. The population has increased by 25,700 in the past year. The population has increased by 639,800 since 1981.


There are more females in Scotland. They account for 51.3% of the population.


Scotland Employment


74.7% of the people in Scotland 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 Scotland is 3.3%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Scotland Student Population


The student population of Scotland is 193,100. Students account for 23.1% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


87.0% of the people in Scotland have an NVQ1 qualification. 79.6% have an NVQ2 qualification. 63.6% have an NVQ3 qualification. 48.0% have an NVQ4 qualification.


7.4% of the people in Scotland have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Scotland Economy


There are 173,655 businesses in Scotland. 87.7% are micro businesses. 9.7% are small businesses. 1.0% are medium businesses. 0.0% are large businesses.


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


Scotland Salary


The average salary in Scotland is £32,414 per year. Males earn 14.9% more.


Salaries in Scotland are 4.5% less than the national average of £33,384.


Scotland Property


The average property price in Scotland is £210,485. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Scotland: £358,126 for detached houses. £208,381 for semi-detached houses. £161,475 for terrace houses. £113,957 for flats.

Authority Population Change
Aberdeenshire 262,700

Angus 116,100

Argyll And Bute 86,200

City Of Edinburgh 526,500

Clackmannanshire 51,500

Dumfries And Galloway 148,800

Dundee City 147,700

East Ayrshire 122,000

East Dunbartonshire 108,900

East Lothian 109,600

East Renfrewshire 96,600

Falkirk 160,700

Fife 374,700

Glasgow City 635,100

Highland 238,100

Inverclyde 76,700

Midlothian 94,700

Moray 96,400

Na Heileanan Siar 26,600

North Ayrshire 134,200

North Lanarkshire 341,400

Orkney Islands 22,500

Perth And Kinross 153,800

Renfrewshire 179,900

Scottish Borders 116,000

Shetland Islands 22,900

South Ayrshire 112,500

South Lanarkshire 322,600

Stirling 93,500

West Dunbartonshire 87,800

West Lothian 185,600