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Thursday, 18 Aug 2022
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As at 14 August 2022, 15,491 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Thursday, 4 Aug 2022
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1,245 people died from conditions caused by alcohol in Scotland in 2021, according to latest figures published by National Records of Scotland.

Tuesday, 2 Aug 2022
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There were 753 probable suicides in Scotland in 2021, a decrease of 52 (6%) from 2020, according to new figures from the National Records of Scotland.

Thursday, 28 Jul 2022
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1,330 people lost their lives to drug misuse in Scotland in 2021, according to latest figures published by National Records of Scotland.

Thursday, 28 Jul 2022
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NRS is delighted to be awarded accredited archive status for the second time. The award covers all aspects of NRS’ archive service, including organisational health, archival collections and stakeholder engagement.

Tuesday, 26 Jul 2022
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6,046 deaths were caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in Scotland in 2021, a decrease of 5% (306 deaths) on 2020, according to new figures from National Records of Scotland.

Thursday, 14 Jul 2022
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As at 10 July 2022, 15,098 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Wednesday, 13 Jul 2022
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Scotland’s largest cities saw their populations fall during the pandemic while some rural areas saw their populations rise, reversing long-term trends, according to new figures from National Records of Scotland.

Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022
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47,786 live births were registered in 2021. This was 2% higher than the previous year, but still the second lowest annual total since records began in 1855, according to figures released today by National Records of Scotland.

Thursday, 23 Jun 2022
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The average household size in Scotland is now 2.12 people, down from 2.27 in 2001, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS). City of Edinburgh and Glasgow City are the main exceptions to this trend.

Thursday, 16 Jun 2022
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As at 12 June 2022, 14,858 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Tuesday, 14 Jun 2022
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There was a 21% rise in the number of marriages in the first quarter of this year, according to new figures from the National Records of Scotland.

Monday, 13 Jun 2022
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The next phase of Scotland’s Census 2022 gets underway today with the launch of the Census Coverage Survey (CCS).

Thursday, 9 Jun 2022
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National Records of Scotland (NRS) has published its latest national and local authority level census return data today, as Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture Angus Robertson MSP provided an update to Parliament.

Thursday, 2 Jun 2022
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Scotland’s Census 2022 has a ‘solid foundation’ on which to build, according to the chair of the expert ‘International Steering Group’ established by the Registrar General for Scotland. This comes as NRS prepares to move forward to its census coverage survey, the next phase of the census.

Monday, 30 May 2022
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Tomorrow is the last day to complete Scotland’s Census, as National Records of Scotland (NRS) confirms the close down of their public awareness campaign and census collection field teams on 31 May.

Saturday, 28 May 2022
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Over two million households have opted to complete the census online, according to new figures released by National Records of Scotland today.

More than 250,000 households have also returned paper forms taking the current national completion figure to 86%.

Thursday, 26 May 2022
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Of Scotland’s 32 Local Authorities, 25 now have a census return rate of over 85%, National Records of Scotland confirmed today.

Across Scotland, 2,238,784 households have now returned their census, representing a current national return rate of 85.7%.

Tuesday, 24 May 2022
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Householders have just one week left to complete Scotland’s Census 2022.

Over four out of five households...

Monday, 23 May 2022
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The first of Scotland’s 32 Local Authority areas have achieved a 90% return rate for the census – and more than half have now reached 85%, National Records of Scotland (NRS) confirmed today.

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