North Ayrshire Council

Key facts

Who runs the council? Total seats Council tax

Labour minority

30

Band D, £1,152

The population of the council area stood at 135,510 in 2009 and the authority employs about 6,700 full and part-time workers.

  • The council's budget stands at about £340m.
  • The North Ayrshire Council headquarters is in the town of Irvine.
North Ayrshire council map
  • The council has eight multi-member wards, with 30 elected councillors.
  • North Ayrshire Council was one of six local authorities facing "particular challenges" with youth unemployment which will share £9m to create work opportunities.
  • Two North Ayrshire council wards, Irvine West and Saltcoats and Stevenston, were highlighted in a report on child poverty. The Campaign to End Child Poverty said action was needed to tackle "shameful" levels of child poverty in parts of Scotland.
  • The isle of Arran is inside the local authority area which also contains the towns of Ardrossan, Largs and Kilwinning.

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