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Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates

Scottish Parliamentary Constituency (SPC) Population Estimates

Last Updated: 28 August 2012

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This section provides annual mid-year population estimates for the 73 Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies (SPCs). The constituency boundaries and names correspond to those defined for the 2011 Scottish Parliament elections. The population estimates are available for each year from mid-2001 onwards, broken down by sex and single year of age.

Parliamentary constituency boundaries may change from one election to the next. A constituency in the 2011 elections may have a different boundary from one with the same name in earlier elections. These population estimates show how the populations in the constituencies that were defined for the 2011 Scottish Parliament elections have changed over time.

Populations for SPCs are based on data zone population estimates where each data zone has been assigned to a particular SPC on a ‘best-fit’ basis. Where a data zone crosses the boundary of two (or more) SPCs it was assigned to the constituency containing the location of the population-weighted centroid of the data zone. More information on data zone population estimates is available on the Small Area Population Estimates section of this website.


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Estimated population by sex, single year of age and Scottish Parliamentary Constituency area, mid-2001 to mid-2011
(Excel – 1.6 Mb)

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


Maps and further information on the parliamentary constituency boundaries are available on the Boundary Commission for Scotland website.

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