Key Facts 2018 - Demography

North Lanarkshire Council has the fourth largest population of all Scottish councils

Population 2017

Males  164,523
Females  175,437
Total population  339,960
  
Under 16 years19%
Adults of working age (16-64)65%
Pensioners (65 years+)17%

Source: NRS mid-year estimates 2017 Crown Copyright©

Population estimates for towns and settlements are updated every two years. The latest estimates are for 2016.

Settlement                             Population
Airdrie37,410
Bellshill20,290
Chryston 3,000
Coatbridge43,960
Cumbernauld50,920
Kilsyth10,080
Moodiesburn6,890
Motherwell32,590
Muirhead1,380
Newmains5,480
Shotts8,570
Stepps7,450
Wishaw30,290

This page shows the population for all settlements and localities in North Lanarkshire.

Source: NRS mid-year estimates for localities 2016

Population Projections 2016-2041

 2016 2021 20262041  

Change from 2016 to 2041

Females175,150176,220176,630174,850+0.3%
Males164,240165,760166,180164,770-0.2%
Total population339,390341,980342,810339,620+0.1%

Source: NRS population projections 2016 based, rounded to the nearest 10

Total Households 2016

Total households                           NLC NLCScotland
All households150,364  
Change since 2006+9,135 households+6.5%+6.8%

Source: NRS household estimates 2016 based Crown Copyright (c)

2011 census - ethnicity and country of birth  The minority ethnic population in North Lanarkshire is 2.1% of the total population(2011 census)

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