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Population data

You can find out about Scotland’s population using data from Scotland’s Census.

Scotland’s Census is the official count of every person and household in the country. There has been a census in Scotland about every 10 years since 1801.

Other data

You can get other population data from, such as:

  • births
  • deaths
  • life expectancy
  • migration
  • estimates of population changes in the future

Find out more about our official statistics and research on

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