Population

In 2017 Aberdeenshire’s population was 261,800. This represents a small fall in the population of 400 people since 2016 and is the first time Aberdeenshire’s population has fallen since 2001.

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Aberdeenshire total population by years

Year Population
2017 261,800
2016 262,190
2015 261,960
2014 260,530
 2013 257,770
 2012 255,560
 2011 253,650
 2010 251,430
 2009 249,020
 2008 246,840
 2007 244,390
 2006 241,180
 2005 237,570
 2004 234,690
 2003 231,250
 2002 228,830
 2001 226,940

Population of administrative areas

 Area  Population
Banff and Buchan 36,674
Buchan 41,404
Formartine 43,169
Garioch 38,522
Marr  38,522
Kincardine and Mearns  44,071 

Population of largest towns

Town Population
Peterhead 19,270
Inverurie 13,640
Fraserburgh 13,180
Westhill 12,290
Stonehaven 11,170
Ellon 10,200

Population and household estimates and projections

More detail about population and households for Aberdeenshire and Scotland including projected change in the future can be found on the National Records of Scotland (NRS) website.  You can also view:

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