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Future and Recent Publications

Future and Recent Publications

COVID-19 and the production of statistics

Details explaining the change in frequency for Deaths involving COVID-19 can be found at NRS Publication Schedule Changes.

NRS publishes official statistics to help government, business and the public make informed decisions. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NRS is reviewing its data gathering and release practices, and focussing efforts on priority analysis and statistics.

Throughout this process, we will be guided by the Code of Practice for Statistics, and will focus on producing statistics that are high quality, trustworthy, and of public value. Users and stakeholders will be advised of any changes as soon as possible. The latest information on publication dates and further information including contact details is available below.

Scotland’s Chief Statistician and Chief Social Researcher have also issued a statement on the Scottish Government Statistics blog.

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Recent Publications
Our recent publications can be found below.

Future Publications
The timings for some of these publications may be subject to change.
* indicates publication timing is provisional
** indicates changes to certain publication dates
For more information explaining these delays, please see NRS Publication Schedule Changes

Note Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland, weekly data
14 December 2021 Administrative Based Population Estimates, Scotland 2016-2018
14 December 2021 Births, deaths and other vital events, third quarter 2021
15 December 2021 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, November 2021
12 January 2022 National Population Projections for Scotland, 2020-based
19 January 2022 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, December 2021
February 2022 Avoidable mortality, 2020
February 2022 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, January 2022
February 2022 Healthy Life Expectancy in Scotland, 2018-2020
March 2022 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, February 2022
March 2022 Mid-Year Population Estimates, settlements and localities - Mid-2020
March 2022 Births, deaths and other vital events, fourth quarter 2021
March 2022 Baby Names, Scotland, 2021
March 2022 Most Common Surnames in Births, Marriages and Death registers, 2021
April 2022 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, March 2022
April 2022 Electoral Statistics, Scotland, December 2021
April 2022 Mid-Year Population Estimates, 2021
April 2022 Migration Statistics, Mid 2021
May 2022 Population by Country of Birth and Nationality for Scottish Areas, 2021
May 2022 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, April 2022
June 2022 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, May 2022
June 2022 Births, deaths and other vital events, first quarter 2022
June 2022 Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland, 2021
July 2022 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, June 2022
July 2022 Drug-related deaths in Scotland, 2021
August 2022 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, July 2022
August 2022 Alcohol Deaths, 2021
August 2022 Probable Suicides, 2021
August 2022 Avoidable Mortality, 2021
August 2022 Deaths from various causes, 2021
August 2022 Local Area Migration, 2021
August 2022 Small Area Population Estimates, Mid-2021
September 2022 Weekly and monthy data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, August 2022
September 2022 Life expectancy for Scotland, 2019-2021
September 2022 Population Estimates for Scottish Centenarians, 2011-2021
October 2022 Weekly and monthy data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, September 2022
November 2022 Weekly and monthy data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, October 2022

Recent Publications

30 November 2021 Deaths of people experiencing homelessness, Scotland 2020
25 November 2021 Population By Country of Birth and Nationality for Scottish Areas, July 2020 to June 2021
17 November 2021 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, October 2021
13 October 2021 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, September 2021
12 October 2021 Winter Mortality in Scotland, 2020-21