Every year, National Records of Scotland estimates how many households there are in Scotland, and how many people live in the average household. Households can be groups of people living together in homes, or single people living alone in a home. Why is this important? Well, knowing how many households there are, and how many … Continue reading How are households in Scotland changing?
In January 2017, NRS adopted new software for recording mortality statistics. This software – IRIS – will help us to improve data relating to deaths from certain diseases and disorders. It will also help to create statistics that allow for more accurate comparison with other countries, particularly with England and Wales. When a death is … Continue reading Improving Mortality Statistics
Every year we estimate how many homes there are in Scotland, and also how many of those homes are either empty, or second homes. Our estimates are then used for planning things like housing and local services. Our latest estimates suggest there are now 2.58 million homes in Scotland. For every hundred homes in Scotland, … Continue reading Estimating the number of homes in Scotland
We’ve published figures today on Scotland’s increasing population. Over the last 20 years, the number of people living in Scotland has increased by 312,000 (6%). The latest estimate of the population is 5,404,700 at 30 June 2016, the highest level recorded. This was an increase of 31,700 (0.6%) people since the previous year. The increase … Continue reading Scotland’s population is increasing
Data can change lives! Huge amounts of data are made freely available by government and other organisations across Scotland, including NRS. Lots of people use this data in all sorts of ways, but there are plenty of people who don’t, just because they don’t know what is available. To try to help people get started, … Continue reading Changing lives with data