Highland facts and figures


  • Highland profile - information on the geography, population, households and environment of Highland
  • Ward profiles - this gives similar information as the Highland Profile but for Wards
  • Benefits and Unemployment - information for Highland and comparison with other Council Areas for claimants of: Attendance Allowance, Carers Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Employment Support Allowance, Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Long Term Unemployment, Pension Credits and Youth Unemployment. Universal Credit is reported separately
  • Census 2011 - analysis of the 2011 Census results for Wards, Community Council Areas, Associated Schools Groups and Settlement Zones in Highland
  • Housing land information - how many houses are built each month by ward, datazone and housing market area. Also information and documents from the Housing Land Audit which measures the supply of land to meet housing requirements 
  • Briefing notes - briefing notes providing information and statistics on a range of subjects including the economy, housing and population of Highland
  • Deprivation and fragility - looks at deprived areas across Scotland based on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, and how this relates in Highland
  • Children and Young People Health and Wellbeing Profiles - profiles for children and young people giving information on population, birth rates, schools, health protection and improvement and social care.  Available for North and West or South and Mid Areas
  • Datazones were first defined in 2001 and were revised following the 2011 Census.  Maps for both are given here.  If you do not know the number for your zone, use the lookup at the start of each list.