Dunfermline is a town that is located in Scotland. It is part of the Fife council area, and it Fife’s most populous town. It is also the tenth largest town in the entire country with a population of 50,380 inhabitants.
Town Size and Population Density
The town has a small area of just over 7 square miles, with a population density of 1,498 inhabitants per square mile. This town’s appeal lies in its mixture of new and old – its historic buildings and landmarks combined with modern employers such as Sky UK, Best Western, Nationwide and Amazon.
Almost one-quarter of the population falls in the 30 to 44 age range. Just 6.2% of the population is over the age of 75, which falls below the national average.
The unemployment rate is 5%, which is slightly higher than the national average. Over 62% of the population is Scottish, which is similar to Scotland’s average.
Over 30% of the population live alone, while nearly 11% live in low-income housing. The majority of people in Dunfermline work in the Wholesale, Retail and Transport industries.
Projected Population Growth
The population in 2016 was recorded at over 55,000. This number is projected to increase by 29% by the year 2026.