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Tuesday, 29 Sep 2020
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The number of households in Scotland is growing at a faster rate than the population with one person households the most common type, according to...

Thursday, 24 Sep 2020
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Life expectancy growth continues to stall in Scotland, with the average life expectancy at birth for males at 77.1 years and 81.1 years for...

Thursday, 24 Sep 2020
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There were 820 centenarians (people aged 100 and over) in Scotland in 2019, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland...

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2020
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As at 13 September, a total of 4,236 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death...

Wednesday, 9 Sep 2020
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A third more deaths were registered between April and June 2020, compared with the five year average, according to figures released today by...

Thursday, 27 Aug 2020
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Rural and island communities are ageing at a greater rate than those in cities as of 30 June 2019, according to statistics published by National...