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Council Area in Scotland

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The population development in Orkney Islands as well as related information and services (Wikipedia, Google, images).

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NameStatusPopulation
Census
2001-04-29
Population
Census
2011-03-27
Population
Estimate
2021-06-30
Orkney IslandsCouncil Area19,24521,34922,540
East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and BurrayWard2,8003,2803,710
Kirkwall EastWard4,3504,5704,580
Kirkwall West and OrphirWard3,5304,0204,460
North IslesWard2,2202,3402,270
Stromness and South IslesWard2,6002,8102,890
West MainlandWard3,7504,3304,630
Scotland (Alba)Constituent Country5,062,0115,295,4035,479,900

Source: National Records of Scotland (web).

Explanation: The tabulated electoral wards are in effect from 4 May 2017. The population figures of wards are computed using population estimates for output areas assigned by using population-weighted centroids. This approach should be more accurate than the offical ward figures that are computed by using larger data zones with the similar type of assignment.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (C 2011)
Males10,566
Females10,783
Age Groups (C 2011)
0-17 years4,173
18-64 years12,957
65+ years4,219
Age Distribution (C 2011)
0-9 years2,111
10-19 years2,511
20-29 years2,181
30-39 years2,281
40-49 years3,301
50-59 years3,139
60-69 years2,952
70-79 years1,825
80+ years1,048
Nationality (C 2011)
British only20,926
British and other76
Other only347
Country of Birth (C 2011)
Scotland16,654
UK (other)3,973
EU340
Other country382
Ethnic Group (C 2011)
White21,193
Asian89
Mixed/multiple39
Other ethnic group28
Religion (C 2011)
Church of Scotland8,619
Roman Catholic606
Christian (other)1,619
Muslim20
Other religion195
No religion8,363
Language at Home (C 2011)
English19,441
Gaelic64
Scots788
British Sign Language25
Polish69
Other language317

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