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'Mid-Year Population Estimates' from 2002 to 2011 based on the 2001 Census can be viewed by clicking on the relevant link below.

Note 1: Population estimates for 2002-2011 have been revised using the 2011 Census and were published on 17 December 2013.

Note 2: The population estimates based on the 2001 Census for 2003 to 2006 were revised after we reviewed our methodology in 2007. The revisions affected the 6 council areas of Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee City, Moray and Perth and Kinross. Note that these estimates were superceded by those revised estimates published on 17 December 2013. 


Mid-2011 Population Estimates Scotland

Mid-2010 Population Estimates Scotland

Mid-2009 Population Estimates Scotland

Mid-2008 Population Estimates Scotland

Mid-2007 Population Estimates Scotland

Mid-2006 Population Estimates Scotland

Mid-2005 Population Estimates Scotland

Revised Mid-2004 Population Estimates, Council and Health Board Areas

Revised Mid-2003 Population Estimates, Council and Health Board Areas

Mid-2002 Population Estimates, Council and Health Board Areas

Mid-Year Population Estimates for 1982-2000


Mid-Year Population Estimates for Scotland:Methodology Guide for estimates based on the 2001 Census (15 October 2010)
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