Population data is gathered to assist service planning within the Council and to provide information for members of the public and the business community. The mid year estimate of population is updated each year and population projections are also prepared every two years by the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

East Ayrshire Population

The population of East Ayrshire in 2015 was estimated to be 122,060, of which there were 59,186 males and 62,874 females. More detailed information on East Ayrshire settlement population can be found on East Ayrshire by Numbers.


Older population figures including Census of Population can be obtained from the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Contact Information

Planning and Building Standards
Opera House
8 John Finnie Street
Telephone: 01563 576790