This is a list of the ten areas in Scotland that have seen the biggest population increase in the last five years.
At the top of the list we have Midlothian, an area which saw a population boom of 7.2% from 2014 to 2019.
At the other end of the scale and not included on this list is Inverclyde.
Inverclyde saw the biggest dip in population in this time frame, decreasing by 2.6% in the last five years.
These are the top ten areas in Scotland where the population is booming:
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Midlothian has seen the biggest population boom in Scotland in the last five years going from a population of 86,222 in 2014 to 92,460 in 2019. This is an increase of 6,240 people.
2. The City of Edinburgh
The City of Edinburgh saw a population rise of 6.6% in the last five years. The population figure recorded in 2019 was 524,930 which was an increase of 32,320 from 2014.
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3. Glasgow City
The population of Glasgow City has increased by 5.6% in the last five years. In 2014 the population was 599,640 and increased by 33,480 to 633,120 in 2019.
4. East Lothian
East Lothian saw a population boom of 4.9% between in 2014 and 2019. The population in 2014 was 102,090 and it increased to 107,090 in 2019 which was an increase of exactly 5,000 people.
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