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Revisions and Corrections

Revisions and Corrections

Our statistical outputs are sometimes subject to revisions or corrections.

Revisions are generally planned, although there can be occasions when they are unplanned, and are the result of either improvements in statistical methods or the availability of additional data. For example, annual population estimates are revised after a census to take account of the additional information gained from the census results. Details of planned revisions are held within the individual 'About this publication' files alongside each publication.

Corrections are unplanned and occur when errors in either the statistical data or methodology are found after release of the data.

We treat revisions and corrections according to the Scottish Government (SG) Statistician Group Revisions Policy, (available on the SG website), which follows the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Any of our statistical outputs that have recently been revised or corrected will be highlighted on this page and linked to the appropriate section of this website.

Mid-year population estimates – age distribution errors

We became aware of errors in the mid-year population estimates for 2002 to 2014 because of an issue with an input data set used in the calculation of the mid-year estimates, as well as minor unrelated processing errors. The 2012, 2013 and 2014 mid-year population estimates for council and NHS Boards have been corrected and were published in April 2016. The Small Area Population Estimates for 2011 Data Zones for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 were corrected in August 2016. Details of the impact of the errors can be found on the Corrected tables for mid-2012, mid-2013 and mid-2014 page on this website.

Recent Revisions

15 March 2016 Drug-related Deaths in Scotland in 2014

22 May 2014

Mid-2002 to Mid-2010 Revised Small Area Population Estimates

21 March 2014

Revised National Life Tables

17 December 2013

Mid-2002 to Mid-2010 Revised Population Estimates

Revised migration tables 2002 to 2011

Revised Mid-2011 Small Area Population Estimates

8 August 2013

Revised Mid-2011 Population Estimates

8 March 2012

Revision of the historical series of Divorce figures

17 August 2010

Drug Related Deaths in Scotland in 2008

Recent Corrections

6 November 2017 Population by Country of Birth and Nationality, Scotland, 2016
28 September 2017 Births Time Series Data
28 September 2017 Deaths Time Series Data
7 September 2017 Deaths Time Series Data
25 August 2017 Population by Country of Birth and Nationality, Scotland, 2016
14 March 2017 2016 Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures
15 February 2017 Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland, 2015
15 February 2017 Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland, 2014
13 January 2017 Population Projections for Scottish Areas (2014-based)
11 November 2016 Mid-2015 Small Area Population Estimates for 2011 Data Zones and corrected estimates for mid-2012, mid-2013 and mid-2014
8 September 2016 Household Projections for Scotland’s Strategic Development Plan Areas and National Parks (2012-based)
2 September 2016 Small Area Statistics on Households and Dwellings
26 August 2016

1991 Index of Populated Areas in Scotland

25 August 2016 Corrected Small Area Population Estimates for Mid-2012, Mid-2013 and Mid-2014 (2011 Data Zone based)
10 August 2016 Small Area Statistics on Households and Dwellings
3 August 2016 Vital Events Reference Tables 2014: Section 6: Deaths - Causes (Table 6.13)
26 July 2016 Total Migration to or from an Area
25 July 2016 Vital Events Reference Tables 2014: Section 5 Deaths  (Table 5.4)
20 July 2016 Migration Statistics
20 July 2016 Mid-2015 population estimates Scotland and corrected population estimates for mid-2012, mid-2013 and mid-2014
13 May 2016 Council Area Profiles
9 May 2016 Projected Population of Scotland (2014-based)
28 April 2016 Scotland's Population 2014 - The Registrar General's Annual Review of Demographic Trends - Infographic
28 April 2016 Mid-2015 population estimates Scotland and corrected population estimates for mid-2012, mid-2013 and mid-2014
20 April 2016 Electoral Statistics - Scotland 1st December 2015
5 February 2016 Local Area Migration
11 December 2015 Mid-2011 to Mid-2014 Small Area Population Estimates Scotland: Detailed Data Zone Tables
27 August 2015 Scotland's Population 2014 - The Registrar General's Annual Review of Demographic Trends
20 August 2015 Scotland's Population 2014 - The Registrar General's Annual Review of Demographic Trends
8 May 2015 Mid-2014 Population Estimates Scotland
27 January 2015

Population Projections for Scottish Areas (2012-based)

3 November 2014 Local Area Migration
25 September 2014 100 Most Common Surnames
8 July 2014

Life Expectancy at Scotland Level

22 May 2014 Life Expectancy for areas in Scotland 2008-2010
22 April 2014 Scottish Parliamentary Consituency Population Estimates (Table)

31 March 2014

Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Quarterly Figures

27 February 2014

Migration Tables
Mid-2011 and Mid-2012 Population Estimates Scotland

27 February 2014

Vital Events Reference Tables 2002: Section 5 (Table 5.2)

17 January 2014

9 January 2014

Projected Population of Scotland (2012-based)

29 November 2013

Population Projections Scotland (2012-based)

17 October 2013

12 September 2013

28 June and
10 July 2013

7 December 2012

Postcode Index Scotland

18 October 2012

Births, Deaths and other Vital Events - First Quarter 2012 (Table Q4)

9 August 2012

9 August 2012

Mid-2010 Population Estimates for Settlements and Localities in Scotland

21 June 2012

Household Projections for Scotland, 2008-based

14 June 2012

Births, Deaths and other Vital Events - First Quarter 2012 (Table Q6)

6 July 2011

4 July 2011

6 May 2011

25 March 2011

25 March 2011

Vital Events Reference Tables 2009 (Deaths - Causes - Table 6.2)

24 February 2011

Electoral Statistics - Scotland 1st December 2010

27 January 2011

2006-based Population Projections for Scottish Areas

 

Census Revisions and Corrections

Revisions and corrections to 2011 Census data are provided separately on the Scotland's Census website.

Related Organisations Revision Policy

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Revisions Policies section contains details on ONS' policy on revisions.