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Census 2011

Population and household results from 2011 census for Aberdeenshire compared with Aberdeen City and Scotland. You can also view Aberdeenshire census infographics (PDF 426KB).

Census results by topic

The following tables summarise census results for Aberdeenshire by topic:

Population totals:

  • Aberdeenshire - 253,00
  • Aberdeen City - 222,800
  • Scotland - 5,295,400
Gender Aberdeenshire Aberdeen City Scotland
Male 125,300 110,100 2,567,400
Female 127,700 112,700 2,728,000

Age groups
Aberdeenshire Aberdeen City Scotland
0 - 4
15,100 11,500 292,800
5 - 15 32,250 20,600 623,500
16 - 24 25,350 35,850 632,500
25 - 34 27,800 38,200 667,300
35 - 44 37,500 29,500 734,700
45 - 64 74,300 55,000 1,454,100
65 - 74 22,600 16,200 481,800
75 18,100 15,800 408,500

Total number of households:

  • Aberdeenshire - 104,714
  • Aberdeen City - 103,371
  • Scotland - 2,372,777
Occupants per household Aberdeenshire Aberdeen City Scotland
1 person 27,728 39,219 823,314
2 people 38,132 35,942 807,658
3 people 17,034 14,620 357,491
4 people 15,496 9,787 272,329
5 people 6,324 3,803 111,985

Census results by administrative area

View infographics giving 2011 census information about Aberdeenshire's administrative areas such as population, ethnic group, health, household composition, tenure, economic activity, occupation, industry, qualifications, travel to work and car ownership:

This information is also available as a series of written tables. Please email statistics@aberdeenshire.gov.uk if you would like to receive it in this form.