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Electorate data - Sixth Review

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The Sixth Review of UK Parliament Constituencies uses parliamentary electorate data from 1 December 2010. A spreadsheet giving that data for each ward within each local authority is available here.

Electorate data
Electorate by ward File icon (0.1 MB)

We have prepared a page giving counts of electorate by individual unit postcode.

We have prepared a short description of our calculation of electorate for each proposed constituency which you can download File icon.

The United Kingdom electoral quota is 76,641.2, and is explained on the United Kingdom electoral quota page. From the United Kingdom electoral quota, it is possible to calculate the theoretical entitlement to constituencies in each council area by dividing the electorate by the United Kingdom electoral quota.

The electorate of each constituency, with a few specified exceptions, has to be within 5% of the United Kingdom electoral quota - that is, an electorate no fewer than 72,810 and no more than 80,473. The exceptions that can affect Scotland are that any constituency exceeding 12,000 square kilometres, and the constituencies covering Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands council areas, can have a smaller electorate.

The table below gives the parliamentary electorate at 1 December 2010 for each local authority, and the corresponding theoretical entitlement to constituencies. Electorate figures for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands council areas are included at the foot of the table for completeness.

Map Scotland Map of constituency entitlements File icon (4.3 MB)

 

Council area1 December 2010
parliamentary
electorate
Theoretical
entitlement
Aberdeen City 152,153 1.985
Aberdeenshire 183,567 2.395
Angus 87,199 1.138
Argyll and Bute 67,692 0.883
Clackmannanshire 38,566 0.503
Dumfries and Galloway 116,317 1.518
Dundee City 105,746 1.380
East Ayrshire 95,314 1.244
East Dunbartonshire 80,819 1.055
East Lothian 74,320 0.970
East Renfrewshire 68,117 0.889
Edinburgh, City of 321,247 4.192
Falkirk 117,307 1.531
Fife 280,610 3.661
Glasgow City 448,462 5.851
Highland 172,400 2.249
Inverclyde 61,038 0.796
Midlothian 61,986 0.809
Moray 66,726 0.871
North Ayrshire 108,140 1.411
North Lanarkshire 248,333 3.240
Perth and Kinross 110,346 1.440
Renfrewshire 129,115 1.685
Scottish Borders 88,972 1.161
South Ayrshire 89,702 1.170
South Lanarkshire 242,210 3.160
Stirling 66,743 0.871
West Dunbartonshire 66,738 0.871
West Lothian 123,502 1.611
Totals 3,873,38750.539
Na h-Eileanan an Iar 21,837  
Orkney Islands 16,375
Shetland Islands 17,380

There is a separate page giving information on the existing UK Parliament constituencies at 1 December 2010, including electorates, wards and postcodes.

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