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Small Area Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based)

Small Area Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based)

Re-estimation of small area population estimates time series (2001-2010)

A consistent back series of small area population estimates on 2011 Data Zone boundaries is now available from 2001 to 2010. More information and details on the production of these can be found in the methodology paper.

Information on data zones

Small area population estimates are produced at data zone level (areas with approximately 500-1,000 household residents).
Data zone Reference Material, and examples of Best Practice, are available on the Scottish Government website.

Information on population estimates across the UK

A paper on Small Area Population Estimates across the UK (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) 100 KB) is available on the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) website.

Work undertaken by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) for the project on Small Area Population Estimates for England & Wales can be found on the ONS website.

Small Area Population Estimates for Northern Ireland are available on the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) website.

Find more information on Scotland's Population from the Population section of this website.

Methodology

Mid-Year Small Area Population Estimates for Scotland: Methodology Guide (PDF 825 KB)
Published 27 August 2020

2001-2010 Re-estimated Mid-Year Small Area Population Estimations for Scotland: Methodology Guide

Further information on the quality assurance arrangements for administrative data used in population estimates are outlined in the quality assurance of population statistics section of the website.

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