Kinross-shire: Population

The population of the locality was recorded as 13,914 in 2016, and has grown by 9% between  2001, which is twice the rate of population growth in Scotland (4.6%).

 

Action Partnership Area TOTAL0-16%Working Age%65+%
Eastern Perthshire 36,664 6,171 17% 21,245 58% 9,248 25%
Highland 9,347 1,202 13% 5,500 59% 2,645 28%
Strathtay 12,593 2,064 16% 7,713 61% 2,816 22%
Strathearn and Strathallan 22,426 3,869 17% 12,788 57% 5,769 26%
Kinross-shire 13,914 2,568 18% 8,200 59% 3,146 23%
Almond and Earn 9,182 1,918 21% 5,499 60% 1,765 19%
Perth Cty 46,974 8,375 18% 29,473 63% 9,126 19%
Perth and Kinross 151,100 26,167 17% 90,418 60% 34,515 23%

The recent population growth has meant some local services have been developed to meet the needs of the growing population – such as the replacement of Kinross High School in the town centre with the Loch Leven Community Campus. The area is a popular place for young families to settle,  of 0-16 year olds in Perth and Kinross, making up 18% of the population. People 65 and over make up 23% of the population, this age group is expected to grow significantly over the next 15 years.

Diversity 

Ethnic diversity is low, with 98.6% of the people living in the locality being white, 82.6% of people being white Scottish and 13.1% of people being white other British. The area has fewer non-British Europeans than other parts of Perth and Kinross. There are challenges for ethnic minority people living in a community where very few other people do not share the same cultural heritage as the majority of residents; this may include language barriers and awareness of cultural norms.

Settlement size

Populations of the towns and villages of the locality are: Kinross (population 4,891), Milnathort (1,890), Kinnesswood (482), Glenfarg (639) and Crook of Devon