Kirkcaldy Area

The Kirkcaldy area covers 80.4km2 (5.8% of Fife). It has a population of 59,784 (16.3% of our total). The population in this area is predicted to increase 18% by 2036 however, in the same period, the number of older people is set to increase by 38% and the number of children by 24%.

26.3% of households in fuel poverty 13% unemployed22.3% of children living in poverty38% increase in older people by 2036

People believe the forecast increase in numbers of children could cause issues with school places and affordable housing. The growing gap between the most and least affluent needs to be addressed by raising aspirations, creating a wider range of training, work and leisure opportunities – this will improve overall health and wellbeing.

People particularly want to see improvements in: work and local economy; moving around; streets and spaces.

Read the full report from the Kirkcaldy local strategic assessment