Linlithgow, West Lothian

Population 13,462

Linlithgow in West Lothian was a Roman fort and later an historic burgh. As a favourite with royalty (the palace is 12th century) it obtained commercial privileges. These declined after the reformation and the Union of the Crowns. In the 19th and early 20th centuries industries included the Nobel explosive works, tanneries and a distillery. Since the 1960s redevelopment of the town and new housing have seen its popularity with commuters increase. It remains a local service centre.

This type of large town is a suburban or commuter locality with a prevalence of higher income and private housing. A large proportion of the population are over 45, and many are retired. Many people own their home. There is also a high proportion of people in professional employment and a high proportion of residents are educated to HNC level or above. Many residents own two or more cars. 1 What's this?

Linlithgow is an interdependent to independent town. 2 What's this?

Its most similar towns are Bishopbriggs, Ellon, Prestwick, and Stonehaven. 3 What's this?

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Number of jobs

2
Type average 1

Diversity of jobs

6
Type average 4

Distance travelled to work

-4
Type average 0

Number of public sector jobs

2
Type average 2

Number of hospitals

-2
Type average -3

Number of GP's and dentists

-2
Type average -1

Number of children in primary schools

2
Type average 1

Number of children in secondary schools

0
Type average 1

Distance travelled to study

4
Type average 3

Number of shops

2
Type average 2

Diversity of retail offer

6
Type average 6

Number of charities

Type average 1
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Interdependent
Independent

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Education (% all people aged 16 and over)

  No education Standard grade or equivalent Higher grade or equivalent HNC, HND, SVQ4 Degree or higher degree
Linlithgow 14.28 18.37 13.77 9.83 43.74

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