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UK Parliamentary Constituency Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based)

UK Parliamentary Constituency Population Estimates (2011 Data Zone based)

Last updated: 24 August 2017

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Introduction

This section provides annual mid-year population estimates for the 59 UK Parliamentary Constituencies (UKPCs) 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 sex and single year of age.

Populations for UKPCs are based on data zone population estimates where each data zone has been assigned to a particular UKPC. Where a data zone crosses the boundary of two (or more) UKPCs it was assigned to the constituency containing the location of the population-weighted centroid of the data zone.

Work carried out using 2011 Census data suggested that UKPC population estimates based on 2011 Data Zones were within 2.5 per cent of the ‘true’ (that is Postcode based) population for 57 out of the 59 UK Parliamentary Constituencies. The estimates for the remaining two UKPCs (Glasgow North West and Glasgow North) have been adjusted to account for a boundary problem.  The Evaluation of Non Standard Geography Population Estimates report on this website, gives further information on the data used in the quality assurance process.

Tables

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Table 1

Estimated population by sex, single year of age and UK Parliamentary Constituency (UKPC) area, mid-2011 to mid-2016
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A brief summary of the data in this table is included in the latest Small Area Population Estimates report. 

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