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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
17 August 2021 Vital Events Reference Tables 2020 (cause of death breakdowns)
17 August 2021 Deaths from specific causes, 2020
17 August 2021 Alcohol deaths, 2020
Delayed Avoidable mortality, 2020
17 August 2021 Suicide deaths, 2020
18 August 2021 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, July 2021
24 August 2021 Small Area Population Estimates, Mid-2020
24 August 2021 Local Area Migration, 2020
31 August 2021 Scotland's Population - The Registrar General's Annual Review of Demographic Trends, 2020
14 September 2021 Births, deaths and other vital events, second quarter 2021
15 September 2021 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, August 2021
23 September 2021 Population Estimates for Scottish Centenarians, 2010-2020
23 September 2021 Life Expectancy in Scotland 2018-2020
September 2021 Population By Country of Birth and Nationality for Scottish Areas, 2020
October 2021 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, September 2021
November 2021 Population By Country of Birth and Nationality for Scottish Areas, July 2020 to June 2021
November 2021 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, October 2021
December 2021 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, November 2021
December 2021 Births, deaths and other vital events, third quarter 2021
December 2021 Healthy Life Expectancy in Scotland, 2018-2020
December 2021 National Population Projections for Scotland, 2020-based
January 2022 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, December 2021
February 2022 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, January 2022
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-2018
April 2022 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, March 2022
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

Recent Publications

30 July 2021 Drug-related deaths in Scotland, 2020
14 July 2021 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, June 2021
14 July 2021 Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland, June 2021
29 June 2021 Vital Events Reference Tables 2020 (exluding cause of death breakdowns)
25 June 2021 Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland, 2021