Perth in Numbers

From wikipedia – no commentary on these tonight, that will come later

  • Population 45,000 (2008 census)
  • 3.06% foreign-born (3.35% Scotland average)
  • 8.16% over 75 yrs old (7.09% Scotland average)

Compared with the average demography of Scotland, Perth has low proportions of people born outside the European Union, but has both higher proportions born within the European Union and those over 75 years old.

Largest employers are P&K Council (6,000 people), NHS Tayside, Scottish & Southern Energy, Perth College UHI.

The Perth economy is ranked in the Top 10 enterprising demographics in Scotland, with an average of 42.6 registered enterprises per 10,000 residents putting it well above the Scottish average of 30.1


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