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
The annual NRS publication on the most popular baby names in Scotland is always popular. But did you know that the policy and process behind the registration of those names is quite complicated, and different to that used by other countries? In France, for instance, until 1993 parents had to choose from a list of … Continue reading What’s in a name?
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