Our statisticians Daniel, Esther and Alan are on the telly this evening, and this is why you should watch… Senior assistant statistician Daniel Burns A new two-part BBC documentary aims to answer the question: Who Lives in Scotland? by taking a dive into our data. Who lives in your street, your town, your council area … Continue reading Who Lives in Scotland?
Trends in baby names in Scotland It’s fascinating to see how the names people choose for their babies can tell us about changes in our society. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daDJ_1QMS-I In Scotland, parents have the freedom to get creative when choosing the name of their new baby. Unlike in some countries, there is no formalised list of names … Continue reading What’s in a name?
A support package is now available on the NRS website to help you to generate your own sub-council area projections. This work was funded by NRS and delivered in partnership with Professor Ludi Simpson (Manchester University) and Dr Alan Marshall (Edinburgh University). Why produce sub-council area projections? NRS routinely produce population projections at Scotland and … Continue reading Producing Sub-Council Area Population Projections
Online Learning Resources Our archives, records and statistics can tell us fascinating stories about the past and the present while offering a glimpse into the future. Although we’re unable to deliver our usual talks and workshops at present, our online resources can assist with teaching all ages, from primary and secondary pupils to college/university students … Continue reading NRS #LockdownLearning
At NRS, we publish a range of statistics that are useful for understanding COVID-19. Here is a summary of these statistics and where to find them. Deaths involving COVID-19 Every Wednesday, we publish statistics on all deaths where COVID-19 is mentioned on the death certificate. These figures are broken down by age, sex, location … Continue reading Statistics relevant to COVID-19
Today NRS published experimental statistics on homeless deaths in Scotland for the first time, in response to user demand. Similar information was produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for England and Wales in 2018, and there has been considerable demand since then from a wide range of stakeholders for comparable Scottish figures. We … Continue reading Statistics on homeless deaths in Scotland
Demographic information about Scotland’s population Today we’ve published ‘Scotland’s Population 2018 - The Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic Trends’, and here our statisticians explain the key findings in the report. How is Scotland’s population changing? Scotland’s population has continued to increase and now stands at a record high of 5.44 million. Since 2008, … Continue reading Scotland’s Changing Population
Today we published Scotland’s latest population estimates, one of our key statistical publications at NRS. We ask Beth Watson, Assistant Statistician, why these stats are so important and what they tell us about Scotland’s population. Beth Watson, Assistant Statistician at National Records of Scotland How are the stats used? “It’s so important to have high … Continue reading Scotland’s population at a record high
NRS released the lists of all babies’ first names registered in Scotland in 2018 this morning. We told you that Olivia and Jack headed up the lists for 2018, but how do we know this? How did we compile all this information? A lot of things have to happen behind the scenes before we can … Continue reading Baby Names – how do we do it?
What is the population of your local area? The answer depends on what area you want to know about. Is it an entire town or city? Is it a neighbourhood, or a few streets? At National Records of Scotland (NRS) we produce population estimates for various different geographies covering local populations, each using different ways … Continue reading Estimating Local Populations