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Population by Country of Birth and Nationality, Scotland, July 2018 to June 2019

Population by Country of Birth and Nationality, Scotland, July 2018 to June 2019

28 November 2019

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Estimates of the Scottish population by Country of Birth and Nationality from the Annual Population Survey (APS), with latest figures for the mid-year period from July 2018 to June 2019. Comparable figures for the UK as a whole can be found on the ONS website.

These figures differ from the official mid-year population estimates (MYE) published by National Records of Scotland (NRS), as the APS excludes students in halls who do not have a parent resident in the UK and people in most other types of communal establishments (for example, hotels, boarding houses, hostels, care homes, prisons, mobile home sites). Whilst the official MYE are available by sex and age, the APS can be used to provide population estimates by additional variables, including country of birth and nationality.

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Table 1

Population by country of birth and nationality in Scotland, by council area, 2018-19 (split by EU and non-EU)
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Table 2

Most common non-UK countries of birth, and non-British nationalities in Scotland, 2018-19 (split by EU and non-EU).
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Table 3

Population by country of birth and nationality, Scotland, 2015-16 to 2018-19, by broad country/nationality groupings.

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