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Census Datasets

Census results are available for a wide range of census areas and this section provides some background on these areas and how they are defined.

One of the key reporting elements of the statistical products and datasets produced for a census is the geography or area that a table reports on. To support and enhance the use and understanding of census results specific geographical datasets are created.

Results from the census are available for a wide range of geographical areas, from the small area (Output Area) to the largest (Scotland).

The datasets provided are produced by National Records of Scotland Geography Branch for each census. Each dataset holds digital boundaries, indexes, lookups and supporting information.

2022 Census
This section contains digital boundaries, indexes, look-ups and background information for the 2022 Census.

2011 Census
This section contains digital boundaries, indexes, look-ups and background information for the 2011 Census.

2001 Census
This section contains digital boundaries, indexes, look-ups and background information for the 2001 Census.

1991 Census
This section contains digital boundaries, indexes, look-ups and background information for the 1991 Census.

Consistent Areas Through Time (CATTs)
This section contains digital boundaries, look-ups and background information for the Consistent Areas Through Time dataset.

Enquiries
Please contact our Geography Customer Services if you need any further information.
E-mail: [email protected]

A list of common definitions and acronyms used in these pages is available on our Glossary page.