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Key Facts

There are a number of local and national data sources which provide a valuable insight into the performance of the West Lothian economy. This section of the website highlights the key indicators of the health of the West Lothian economy, drawn from those sources.

Key indicators on the West Lothian economy show that the district has one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Scotland and is home to a extensive business base with almost 72,000 jobs in the area.

Key Statistics

Population178,600
Area42,733 hectares
Households73,761
Businesses4,365
Private sector jobs55,179
Total Jobs71,500
Residents in work89,300
Average wage levels (FT) (workplace)£12.11 per hour

 

Main town populations

Livingston56,570
Bathgate21,070
Broxburn & Uphall15,630
Linlithgow13,320
Armadale11,770
Whitburn10,460
East Calder4,710
Blackburn5,480
Fauldhouse4,840

More information can be found in the following publications:

West Lothian Economic Profile

Our publication pdf icon West Lothian Economic Profile [3Mb] provides more detail for investors, businesses, entrepreneurs and anyone with an interest in the local economy.

Working Together

The biannual newsletter pdf icon Working Together [596kb] provides information to school leavers, teachers, parents/carers on the future job market, further/higher education and training opportunities.

For further information, please contact Kenny Wheeler on 01506 283100 or at kenny.wheeler@westlothian.gov.uk