Local Government Election 2022 Results

The count for the election will take place at West Lothian College on Friday 6 May 2022. The results will be made available using the link above.

Key Facts

There are a number of local and national data sources which provide a valuable insight into the performance of the West Lothian economy. This section of the website highlights the key indicators of the health of the West Lothian economy, drawn from those sources.

Key indicators on the West Lothian economy show that the district has one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Scotland and is home to a extensive business base with almost 72,000 jobs in the area.

Key Statistics

Area42,733 hectares
Private sector jobs55,179
Total Jobs71,500
Residents in work89,300
Average wage levels (FT) (workplace)£13.55 per hour


Main town populations

Broxburn & Uphall15,630
East Calder4,710

More information can be found in the following publications:

West Lothian Economic Profile

Our publication Icon for pdf West Lothian Economic Profile [3.44MB] provides more detail for investors, businesses, entrepreneurs and anyone with an interest in the local economy.

Working Together

The biannual newsletter Icon for pdf Working Together [895.01KB] provides information to school leavers, teachers, parents/carers on the future job market, further/higher education and training opportunities.

For further information, please contact Kenny Wheeler on 01506 283100 or at kenny.wheeler@westlothian.gov.uk

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