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Data Update | 2017 Population Estimates

05 November 2018

The latest population estimates for Fife have been released by the National Records for Scotland (2011 Data Zone based).

Based on the 2011 Census, these figures provide the best estimate of Fife's population.

The figures show that Fife's population continues to rise. The population increased by 1,080 (0.3%), reaching a total of 371,410.

Much of the increase comes from East Fife, which has increased by 573 (0.7%). West Fife population increased by 0.3%, while Central Fife population had an overall increase of 0.1%. West Fife increased by 400, while Central Fife increased by 107.

To view these latest figures and more at a number of Fife Geographies, please see the population profile here.

You can also access historical population data in KnowFife Dataset through the Data Picker under the theme Population Estimates. A table with the last 5 years total population for the Local Area Committees(2017) can be viewed here.

KnowFife Dataset


The KnowFife Dataset is part of a suite of knowledge and research products, managed by Fife Council on behalf of Fife's Community Planning partners.