National Records of Scotland

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Future and Recent Publications

Future and Recent Publications

COVID-19 and the production of statistics

NRS publishes official statistics to help government, business and the public make informed decisions. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NRS is reviewing its data gathering and release practices, and focussing efforts on priority analysis and statistics.

Throughout this process, we will be guided by the Code of Practice for Statistics, and will focus on producing statistics that are high quality, trustworthy, and of public value. Users and stakeholders will be advised of any changes as soon as possible. The latest information on publication dates and further information including contact details is available below.

Scotland’s Chief Statistician and Chief Social Researcher have also issued a statement on the Scottish Government Statistics blog.

Contact Us
Please get in touch if you need any further information.
E-mail: statisticscustomerservices@nrscotland.gov.uk

Recent Publications
Our recent publications can be found below.

Future Publications
The timings for some of these publications may be subject to change.
* indicates that this publication will be delayed
** indicates that part of this publication will be delayed
For more information explaining these delays, please see NRS Publication Schedule Changes

12 Noon,
Every Wednesday from
8 April 2020
Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland
12 Noon, 10 June 2020 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, May 2020
12, Noon, 10 June 2020 Births, deaths and other vital events, first quarter 2020
18 June 2020 Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland, 2019
23 June 2020** Vital Events Reference Tables, 2019
June 2020 * Deaths from various causes, 2019
July 2020 * Drug-related deaths in Scotland, 2019
July 2020 * Volatile Substance Abuse and Helium Deaths, 2019
July 2020 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, June 2020
July 2020 Household Projections for Scotland, 2018-based
August 2020 Scotland's Population 2019 - The Registrar General's Annual Review of Demographic Trends
August 2020 Local Area Migration, 2019
August 2020 Small Area Population Estimates, Mid 2019
August 2020 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, July 2020
September 2020 Population Estimates for Scottish Centenarians, 2009-2019
September 2020 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, August 2020
September 2020 Births, deaths and other vital events, second quarter 2020
September 2020 National Life Tables for Scotland, 2017-2019
October 2020 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, September 2020
October 2020 Winter Mortality in Scotland, 2019/20
November 2020 Population By Country of Birth and Nationality for Scottish Areas, July 2019 to June 2020
November 2020 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, October 2020
December 2020 Babies' First Names, 2020
December 2020 Births, deaths and other vital events, third quarter 2020
December 2020 Life Expectancy and Healthy Life Expectancy for Areas in Scotland, 2017-2019
December 2020 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, November 2020
January 2021 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, December 2020
February 2021 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, December 2020
March 2021 Babies' First Names, 2020 (Full Lists)
March 2021 Most Common Surnames in Birth, Marriage and Death registers, 2020

Recent Publications

21 May 2020 Population By Country of Birth and Nationality for Scottish Areas, 2019
13 May 2020 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, March 2020
30 April 2020 Mid-Year Population Estimates, Mid 2019
30 April 2020 Migration Statistics, Mid-2019 update
24 April 2020 Electoral Statistics, Scotland, December 2019