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Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

This page presents a selection of quick facts and figures about Clackmannanshire which is the second smallest local authority in Scotland stretching across 159 square km.

Our area

  • The latest population figures can be found via the NRS demographic factsheet for Clackmannanshire. The most recent Census is also available to refer to.
  • Our population is 51,540 (with 25,196 males and 26,344 females) making Clackmannanshire the smallest council in mainland Scotland.
  • It is anticipated that the projected population of Clackmannanshire will decrease slightly to 49,924 by 2043.
  • Our largest settlement is Alloa with a population of 20,750.


Households and dwellings

  • In 2022 there were 25,109 dwellings across the county with the majority in Alloa - the largest settlement of Clackmannanshire.
  • The number of households reached 24,157 in 2022.
  • Average household size in Scotland has been decreasing over a long period, though at a slower rate in more recent years. It decreased from 2.25 people per household in 2002 to 2.18 in 2012, and then to 2.11 in 2022. (Source: NRS)
  • Council Tax charges.
    • 21.55% (5,434) of households (25,210) benefitted from Council Tax Reduction 2023/24.
  • In 2022/23, 103 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 want to share your views with us, visit Citizen Space, our consultation system.

For Further Information Contact

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