Population Of Aberdeen | Aberdeen Population 2021

Aberdeen Population 2021:- Aberdeen is a city in northeast Scotland. It is the third most populous city in Scotland. Aberdeen city has two universities, the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University. The traditional industries of fishing, paper-making, shipbuilding, and textiles have been overtaken by the oil industry and Aberdeen’s seaport. The seaport is the largest in the northeast of Scotland.

In 2018, Aberdeen was found to be the best city in the UK to start a business in a study released by card payment firm Paymentsense.


Aberdeen Population

To know the actual Population of Aberdeen 2021, We have to look at the population of the past 20 years. They are as follows:

  • 2001:- 212,125
  • 2011:- 222,793
  • Aberdeen Population 2021:- 230,000 (Estimated)

By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of Aberdeen 2021 according to the estimates is 230,000.



According to the 2011 census, Aberdeen had a population of 222,793.

According to the 2011 census, Aberdeen is 91.9% white, ethnically, 24.7% were born outside Scotland, higher than the national average of 16%. Of this population, 7.6% were born in other parts of the UK. 8.2% of Aberdonians stated to be from an ethnic minority (non-white) in the 2011 census, with 9,519 (4.3%) being Asian, with 3,385 (1.5%) coming from India and 2,187 (1.0%) being Chinese. Aberdeen has around 5,610 (2.6%) residents of African or Caribbean origin.



  • White 91.9%
  • Asian 4.3%
  • Black 2.6%



Christianity is the main religion practised in the city. Aberdeen has the highest proportion of non-religious residents of any city in Scotland, with nearly 48% of citizens claiming to have no religion.



Traditionally, Aberdeen was home to fishing, textile mills, shipbuilding and paper-making. These industries have been largely replaced with high technology developments in the electronics design and development industry, research and the oil industry, which has been largely responsible for Aberdeen’s economic boom in the last three decades, are now major parts of Aberdeen’s economy.

Fishing was once the predominant industry but was surpassed by deep-sea fisheries. Catches have fallen because of overfishing and the use of the harbour by oil support vessels and so although still an important fishing port it is now eclipsed by the more northerly ports of Peterhead and Fraserburgh.

As oil reserves in the North Sea decrease there is an effort to rebrand Aberdeen as “Energy Capital of Europe” rather than “Oil Capital of Europe”, and there is interest in the development of new energy sources, and technology transfer from oil into renewable energy and other industries is underway.

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