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Population Estimates by Urban Rural Classification (2011 Data Zone based)

Population Estimates by Urban Rural Classification (2011 Data Zone based)

Last Updated: 23 August 2018

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This section provides annual mid-year population estimates for Urban and Rural areas in Scotland. The population estimates are available for each year from 2002 up to 2014 for 2001 Data Zones, and from 2011 onwards for 2011 Data Zones, broken down by 6 and 8 fold split, single year of age and sex.

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Table 1

Population Estimates for 6-fold Urban Rural Classification, 2011-2017
(Excel    CSV)

Table 2

Population Estimates for 8-fold Urban Rural Classification, 2011-2017
(Excel    CSV)

A brief summary of the data in these tables is included in the latest
Small Area Population Estimates report.


The latest Urban Rural Classification maps are available on the Scottish Government website.

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