Electorate data - Sixth Review
The Sixth Review of UK Parliament Constituencies uses parliamentary electorate data from 1 December 2010. A spreadsheet giving that data for each ward within each local authority is available here.
|Electorate by ward||(0.1 MB)|
We have prepared a page giving counts of electorate by individual unit postcode.
We have prepared a short description of our calculation of electorate for each proposed constituency which you can download .
The United Kingdom electoral quota is 76,641.2, and is explained on the United Kingdom electoral quota page. From the United Kingdom electoral quota, it is possible to calculate the theoretical entitlement to constituencies in each council area by dividing the electorate by the United Kingdom electoral quota.
The electorate of each constituency, with a few specified exceptions, has to be within 5% of the United Kingdom electoral quota - that is, an electorate no fewer than 72,810 and no more than 80,473. The exceptions that can affect Scotland are that any constituency exceeding 12,000 square kilometres, and the constituencies covering Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands council areas, can have a smaller electorate.
The table below gives the parliamentary electorate at 1 December 2010 for each local authority, and the corresponding theoretical entitlement to constituencies. Electorate figures for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands council areas are included at the foot of the table for completeness.
|Council area||1 December 2010|
|Argyll and Bute||67,692||0.883|
|Dumfries and Galloway||116,317||1.518|
|Edinburgh, City of||321,247||4.192|
|Perth and Kinross||110,346||1.440|
|Na h-Eileanan an Iar||21,837|
There is a separate page giving information on the existing UK Parliament constituencies at 1 December 2010, including electorates, wards and postcodes.