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Population Estimates by Urban Rural Classification (2011 Data Zone based)

Population Estimates by Urban Rural Classification (2011 Data Zone based)

National Statistics LogoLast update: 24 August 2021
Next update: August 2022

Correction - 08 November 2021
We regret that an formatting issue led to an error in Table 2. The population estimate for males in the Accessible Rural category displayed an incorrect total population on sheets 2011 to 2018. The population by single year of age was unaffected. We apologise for the error and any inconvenience caused.

This section provides annual mid-year population estimates for Urban and Rural areas in Scotland. The population estimates are available for each year from 2001 onwards for 2011 Data Zones, broken down by 6 and 8 fold split, single year of age and sex.

Migration flows for Urban and Rural areas in Scotland is available broken down by total in, out and net migration and 6 fold split from 2001-02 onwards.

A brief summary of the data in these tables is included in the latest
Small Area Population Estimates report.


The latest Urban Rural Classification maps are available on the Scottish Government website.

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