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Blackburn in Numbers

There are 5,876 people living in the area and we are experiencing higher population growth than the rest of West Lothian and Scotland generally. Proportionally, we have a higher number of children and young people and a lower number of older people aged 65+. There are a significantly high number of lone parent households (37.4% of families compared to the national average of 27.6%).

Blackburn is a priority area for the Council. Over half of all residents live in the 20% most deprived SIMD areas (5 of the 8 SIMD areas (Data Zones) in Blackburn are within 20% of the most deprived areas in Scotland. 1 is within the top 10% of most deprived areas and 1 is within the top 5% of most deprived areas.

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