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Small Area Population Estimates, mid-2018

Small Area Population Estimates, mid-2018

Thursday, 22 Aug 2019
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Figures published today by the National Records of Scotland provide the latest mid-2018 population estimates for the 6,976 small areas of Scotland, known as data zones.

The Mid-2018 Small Area Population Estimates provide important information on the population at neighbourhood level and are used as building blocks to provide population estimates for a variety of geographies, including wards, parliamentary constituencies, urban/rural and deprived areas.

Our small area interactive visualisation tool allows users to enter a postcode to explore the population and a map of the data zone it is in.

Along with this release, NRS have published the following new information:

  • Population estimates for deprived areas by council area and NHS Board area.
  • Migration flows by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, 2001-02 to 2017-18.
  • Migration flows by the Scottish Government’s Urban Rural Classification, 2001-02 to 2017-18.
  • Time series of re-estimated small area population estimates from 2001 to 2010 on the latest data zone boundaries.

Local area migration

NRS have today also published a collection of local area migration statistics which brings together data produced by NRS as well as other organisations such as ONS, DWP and the Home Office. Users can compare different areas and indicators and access the latest migration data for council areas, NHS Board areas, and Scotland in the spreadsheet or our new interactive visualisation tool.