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Population projections for Scotland

Population projections for Scotland

The projected population of Scotland on 30 June 2043 is:


This is from the Projected Population of Scotland (2018-based) publication. It contains more detailed breakdowns (by age and sex) and further information on these projections including the assumptions taken on furture levels of births, deaths and migration. It is released in October and updated every two years.

Further statistics on projections

For council, NHS Board and other areas: Sub-National Population Projections
Projections for the number of households: Household Projections
Using alternative assumptions about future EU migration: Variant Population Projections, Scotland

Other statistics

Population of Scotland
Households in Scotland
All statistics that we produce

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