Information about Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute's population of 89,590 is spread across the second largest local authority area in Scotland.  Our area has the third sparsest population density of the 32 Scottish local authorities, with an average population density of just 0.13 persons per hectare.

The council area is bounded by the urban areas of Helensburgh and Dunoon along the Clyde, Loch Lomond to the East, the Mull of Kintyre to the south, Atlantic Islands to the west, and the Sound of Mull and Appin to the north.

The following links will take you to pages containing more information about Argyll and Bute:

Introduction to Argyll and Bute

Quick facts and figures about Argyll and Bute


Population: where we live

Population: demographic profiles for the council's administrative areas

Population projections for Argyll and Bute: NRS 2010-based population projections

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2009: Argyll and Bute

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2009 updates

Where to find more information about Argyll and Bute