Information and Statistics

Find the latest population and census figures for West Lothian.


The population of West Lothian is 180,130 (National Records of Scotland 2016 mid-year estimate) and it is predicted to increase throughout the period to 2035 with the population predicted to be 182,014 at 2020, 185,668 at 2025 and 191,053 at 2035 (National Records of Scotland 2014 based population projections).


For census and other data about population and households:

Scotland's Census 2011 - is the main source of information from the 2011 Census.

National Records of Scotland (NRS) - are responsible for the registration of births, marriages, civil partnerships, deaths, divorces, and adoptions. NRS runs the Census and uses Census and other data to publish information about population and households. NRS is the main source of family history records.

Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics - is the Scottish Government's on-going programme to improve the availability, consistency and accessibility of small area statistics in Scotland. The website provides information on a range of small area statistics including information on health, education, poverty, unemployment, housing, population, crime and social / community issues at the data zone level and above.