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According to statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS), over half of council areas (18 out of 32 councils) are expected to see population growth, with the remainder (14 councils) projected to face depopulation over the 10 years between mid-2018 and mid-2028.
In line with advice from the UK and Scottish Government and to delay the spread of Coronavirus we have taken the decision to close the Scotlands People and Historical and Legal search rooms in Edinburgh until further notice. ScotlandsPeople will continue to be available online.
The full list of baby names for 2019 was published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS), with Jack and Olivia retaining their titles as the most popular baby names in Scotland.
Following advice from the UK and Scottish Government to help delay the spread of Covid-19/Coronavirus we have taken the decision, in consultation with the National Museum of Scotland, to postpone the exhibition of the Declaration of Arbroath later this month.
National Records of Scotland (NRS) and National Museums Scotland have announced a programme of public events to mark the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath in 2020.
11,867 births and 15,565 deaths were registered in Scotland between 1 October and 31 December 2019, according to provisional figures released today by National Records of Scotland.
This is the lowest number of births registered in quarter four since civil registration began in 1855.
Experimental Statistics published today by National Records of Scotland indicate that there were an estimated 195 deaths of people experiencing homelessness registered in Scotland in 2018, an increase of 19% on the estimate of 164 in 2017.
From Wednesday 1 January 2020, National Records of Scotland has made Scottish Cabinet papers and other Scottish Government records from 2004 available to the public.
National Records of Scotland reveals most popular names in 2019
There were 13,155 births and 13,585 deaths registered in Scotland between 1 July and 30 September 2019, according to provisional figures released today by National Records of Scotland.
Statistics published today by National Records of Scotland show that life expectancy improvements have stalled in almost all areas of Scotland, with many areas now experiencing decreasing life expectancy.
In the year to June 2019, 373,000 non-British nationals or 483,000 non-UK born people lived in Scotland. These figures remained broadly similar over the year, following a period of growth where the non-UK population increased after the expansion of the EU in 2004.
The Keeper’s Annual Report for 2019, published under the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011, has been laid in the Scottish Parliament by the Keeper of the Records of Scotland. It summarises the sixth year of activity since the Act was implemented in January 2013.
People in Dumfries and Galloway, Glasgow and Na h-Eileanan Siar have one week to take part in the census rehearsal.
Scotland’s population is projected to increase by 2.5% to 5.57 million between mid-2018 and mid-2043, according to statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS).
Last winter, 20,188 deaths were registered in Scotland, 2,965 (13%) fewer than the previous winter, according to figures released today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).
Three areas of Scotland have been selected for a rehearsal to help National Records of Scotland deliver a successful census in 2021.
The number of people aged 100 and over has dropped to 810 in 2018 from 860 in 2017, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland.
Life expectancy for those born in Scotland in 2016-2018 was 77.0 years for males and 81.1 years for females, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland.