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Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

This page presents a selection of quick facts and figures about Clackmannanshire.

Our area

  • Clackmannanshire is the second smallest local authority in Scotland stretching across 159 square km,
  • Our population is 51,190 (with 25,119 males and 26,071 females) making Clackmannanshire the smallest council in mainland Scotland,
  • The most recent Census estimates a population of 51,442,
  • It is anticipated that the projected population of Clackmannanshire will decrease slightly to 49,633 by 2039,
  • Our largest settlement is Alloa with a population of 20,390.


  • The latest life expectancy figures can be found via the NRS demographic factsheet for Clackmannanshire,
  • The population of young people, that is aged 0 to 17 years old is 11,503 (2014),
  • Alloa South and East are the most deprived areas,
  • 26% of children live in poverty in Clackmannanshire,
  • 727 people are receiving home care,
  • The number of crimes recorded in Clackmannanshire rose very slightly between 2013/14 and 2014/15,
  • Obesity and overweight figures, along with other health indicators have been in decline in Clackmannanshire over the last few years.

Households and dwellings

  • The are 23,995 dwellings across the county with the majority in Alloa - the largest settlement of Clackmannanshire,
  • The number of households reached 23,217 in 2014,
  • In Clackmannanshire, the number of lone adult households is projected to increase by 47%, and the number of larger households in Clackmannanshire is projected to fall, with the number of households of 2 or more adults with children decreasing by 3% over the 25 year period.
  • Council Tax charges.
  • 24% of dwellings benefit from Council Tax Reduction,
  • In the last year, 125 new builds were completed in Clackmannanshire.

Earnings and employment

Information about local earnings and employment is produced by nomis. Please refer to their document below:

Useful statistical publications


  • If you are interested in finding out what we are consulting on or just want to share your views with us, visit Citizen Space, our consultation system.

Related Publications & Documents

For Further Information Contact

Communications and Community
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000