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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
For more information explaining these delays, please see NRS Publication Schedule Changes

Published every Wednesday at 12 noon Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland, weekly data
24 November 2020 Vital Events Reference Tables 2019 (cause of death breakdowns)
24 November 2020 Deaths from Specific Causes, 2019
27 November 2020 Migration Statistics Quarterly Summary for Scotland
1 December 2020 Avoidable mortality 2019
9 December 20209 December 20209 December 2020 Births, deaths and other vital events, third quarter 2020
15 December 2020 Drug-related deaths in Scotland, 2019
15 December 2020 Volatile Substance Abuse and Helium Deaths, 2019
16 December 2020 Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland, November 2020
16 December 2020 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, November 2020
18 December 2020 Healthy Life Expectancy in Scotland, 2017-2019
Note Electoral Statistics, Scotland, March 2020
14 January 2021
Note
Population By Country of Birth and Nationality for Scottish Areas, July 2019 to June 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 Births, deaths and other vital events, fourth quarter 2020
March 2021 Electoral Statistics, Scotland, December 2020
March 2021 Most Common Surnames in Birth, Marriage and Death registers, 2020
March 2021 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, February 2021
April 2021 Mid-Year Population Estimates, Mid 2020
April 2021 Migration Statistics, Mid-2020 update
April 2021 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, March 2021
May 2021 Population By Country of Birth and Nationality for Scottish Areas, 2020
May 2021 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, April 2021
June 2021 Deaths from various causes, 2020
June 2021 Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland, 2020
June 2021 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, May 2021
July 2021 Drug-related deaths in Scotland, 2020
July 2021 Volatile Substance Abuse and Helium Deaths, 2020
July 2021 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, June 2021
August 2021 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, July 2021
September 2021 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, September 2021

Recent Publications

17 November 2020 Administrative Data Population Estimates, 2016
11 November 2020 Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland, October 2020 (monthly data)
11 November 2020 Weekly and monthly data on births and deaths registered in Scotland, October 2020
13 October 2020 Winter Mortality in Scotland, 2019/20
6 October 2020 Scotland's Population - The Registrar General's Annual Review of Demographic Trends, 2019