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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.

2022 census

You can complete your 2022 census response online.

Complete your census response 

Other data

You can get other population data from statistics.gov.scot, such as:

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

Find out more about our official statistics and research on gov.scot.

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