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Mid-Year Population Estimates

Mid-Year Population Estimates

Background

The latest annual mid-year population estimates for Scotland and its constituent NHS Board and council areas. This section also includes historical data back to 1982 and a time series dataset. More detailed information on Migration can be found on this website. Additional commentary on population estimates and migration can be found in the Registrar General’s Annual Review. Population estimates are available for other areas, including small areas.

Data

Population Estimates Time Series Data

Population Pyramids of Scotland

Census Report 2011

Census Report 2001

Additional Information

Scotland's Census website

Methodology

Mid-2019
Mid-Year Population Estimates for Scotland: Methodology Guide - (PDF 634 KB)
Published 30 April 2020

Quality Assurance
Information on the quality assurance arrangements for data used in producing population estimates can be found here.

Information on population estimates across the UK

Population estimates for local authorities across UK constituent countries: a comparison of data sources and methods (PDF 181 KB, available from the Office for National Statistics website)

Information on the Consistency of methods used for population statistics across UK countries (PDF 746 KB, available from the Office for National Statistics website)

Contact Us 

Please get in touch if you need any further information, or have any suggestions for improvement.

Statistics Customer Services telephone: (0131) 314 4299
E-mail: [email protected]

Lead Statistician: Denise Patrick

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