Carluke is largely a commuting town, with a variety of small stores and supermarkets available at its centre. The surrounding villages of Braidwood, Forth, Kilncadzow, and Law are supported by the various shops and services available in Carluke.
The town of Carluke had a population of just over 15,000 in 2001, the latest census information available.
Parish registers and census returns for the town of Carluke exist at the parish level (see Carluke parish).
A Vision of Britain through time: Carluke
Further sources of information can be found on the page for Carluke parish