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Future and Recent Publications

Future and Recent Publications

COVID-19 and the production of statistics

Details explaining the change in frequency for Deaths involving COVID-19 can be found at NRS Publication Schedule Changes.

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.

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Recent Publications
Our recent publications can be found below.

Future Publications
The timings for some of these publications may be subject to change.
* indicates publication timing is provisional
** indicates changes to certain publication dates
For more information explaining these delays, please see NRS Publication Schedule Changes

Note Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland, weekly data
19 May 2022 Deaths involving COVID-19, April 2022
19 May 2022 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, April 2022
TBC** Migration Statistics, Mid 2021
TBC** Mid-Year Population Estimates, 2021
June 2022 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, May 2022
June 2022 Births, deaths and other vital events, first quarter 2022
June 2022 Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland, 2021
July 2022 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, June 2022
July 2022 Drug-related deaths in Scotland, 2021
August 2022 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, July 2022
August 2022 Alcohol Deaths, 2021
August 2022 Probable Suicides, 2021
August 2022 Avoidable Mortality, 2021
August 2022 Deaths from various causes, 2021
August 2022 Local Area Migration, 2021
August 2022 Small Area Population Estimates, Mid-2021
September 2022 Weekly and monthy data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, August 2022
September 2022 Life expectancy for Scotland, 2019-2021
September 2022 Population Estimates for Scottish Centenarians, 2011-2021
October 2022 Weekly and monthy data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, September 2022
November 2022 Weekly and monthy data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, October 2022

Recent Publications

14 April 2022 Deaths involving COVID-19, March 2022
14 April 2022 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, March 2022
7 April 2022 Baby Names, Scotland,  2021
7 April 2022 Most Common Surnames in Births, Marriages and Death registers, 2021
5 April 2022 Electoral Statistics, Scotland, December 2021