Producing Sub-Council Area Population Projections

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

NRS #LockdownLearning

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

Statistics on homeless deaths in Scotland

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

Scotland’s Changing Population

  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

Scotland’s population at a record high

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

Scotland’s Changing Population

Demographic information about Scotland's population Today we’ve published ‘Scotland’s Population 2017 - The Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic Trends’, which summarises the key trends in Scotland’s population, alongside an infographic report. How is Scotland’s population changing? The population of Scotland is at its highest ever at 5.42 million. It has grown by 5% over … Continue reading Scotland’s Changing Population

Population projections and depopulation across Scotland

NRS have published the latest Population Projections for Scottish Areas. They are based on the latest mid-2016 population estimates and provide an indication of the future population size and age structure of Scottish areas based on a set of assumptions about future fertility, mortality and migration. The projections show that overall, the population of Scotland … Continue reading Population projections and depopulation across Scotland