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Population information for North Lanarkshire, including life expectancy, population projections, settlement and ward populations.

North Lanarkshire Population 2020

Mid Year 2020 Population in 5-year age groups
  Total Males Females
0-4 17,759 9,022 8,737
5-11 28,017 14,211 13,806
12-15 16,502 8,558 7,944
16-17 7,941 4,055 3,886
18-29 49,059 24,877 24,182
30-44 65,481 31,564 33,917
45-64 85,229 46,347 50,223
65-74 45,704 16,097 18,266
75+ 25,448 10,303 15,145
Total 341,140 165,034 176,106
Detailed data for North Lanarkshire, Scotland and other council areas is available from National Records of Scotland.

The 2020 mid-year estimate shows a population of 341,140. This is a decrease of 230 people since 2019.

There were 3,270 live births in 2020, a fall from 3,454 in 2019.

There were 4,006 deaths (covering mid-2019 to mid-2020), an increase of 532 from the previous year.

The natural change of the population, that is the difference of deaths over births was -736.

Migration added 506 people to the population.

This data will be updated in the spring of 2022.

Mid-year 2020 population - main age groups
Age Group  Persons Males Females % of total population
All aged under 16 62,278 31,791 30,482 18.3%
All aged under 18 70,219 35,846 34,280 20.6%
All aged 16 and over 278,862 133,243 145,624 81.7%
All aged 18 and over 270,921 129,188 141,826 79.4%
All aged 18-64 211,110 102,788 108,322 61.9%
All aged 16-44 122,481 60,496 61,985 35.9%
All aged 45-64 96,570 46,347 50,223 28.3%
All aged 65 and over 59,811 26,400 33,411 17.5%
All aged 75 and over 25,448 10,303 15,145 7.5%
All aged 18-64 211,110 102,788 108,322 61.9%
All aged 16-64 219,051 106,843 112,208 64.2%

Population data for wards

Population data for wards and other sub council geographical areas is available from the Business Solutions Team.

Local and national population data is available at the National Records of Scotland website, which includes council profiles with easy to understand tables and graphs.

For further information and advice, please email PerformNL@northlan.gov.uk

Page last updated:
26 Jul 2021

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