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Small Area Population Estimates (2001 Data Zone based)

Small Area Population Estimates (2001 Data Zone based)

Latest Mid-2014 Small Area Population Estimates Scotland

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Mid-2013 Small Area Population Estimates Scotland

Revised Small Area Population Estimates for Scotland Mid-2002 to Mid-2010 revised following the 2011 Census
Unrevised Data that has been superceded by estimates based on 2011 Census
Archive - Historical Data back to 1996

Small Area Population Estimates from 1996 to 2011 can be viewed by clicking on the relevant link below.

Other Small Area Population Estimates Papers

1999 & 2000 Small Area Population Estimates, Scotland

 

Occasional Paper - 1999 Small Area Population Estimates, Scotland

Background Information

2011 Census Reconciliation Report - Small Area Population

 
Small Area Population Estimates - Background and Methodology

 
Evaluation of Non Standard Geography Population Estimates

 
2001 Data zones: Population and Household Estimates – Comparison between 2001 and 2011 Censuses

 

Further information on the quality assurance arrangements for administrative data used in population estimates can be found in the National and Official Statistics section of the website.
 

Information on data zones

Small Area Population Estimates are produced at data zone level (areas with approximately 500-1,000 household residents). More information on data zone geography can be found on the Scottish Government website.

 

Data zone Reference Material, and examples of Best Practice, are available on the Scottish Government website. 

 Information on population estimates across the UK

A paper on Small Area Population Estimates across the UK (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) 100 Kb) is available on the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) website.

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Work undertaken by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) for the project on Small Area Population Estimates for England & Wales can be found on the ONS website.

Small Area Population Estimates for Northern Ireland are available on the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) website.

Find more information on Scotland's Population from the Population section of this website.

Consultation Group

The work on small area population statistics for Scotland has been guided by a working group. Papers from meetings of the Small Area Population Estimates Working Group are available on this website.

Enquiries and Suggestions

Please contact our Statistical Customer Services if you need any further information.
E-mail: statisticscustomerservices@nrscotland.gov.uk

If you have comments or suggestions that would help us improve our outputs or our standards of service please contact:

Kirsty MacLachlan, Senior Statistician, National Records of Scotland,
Room 1/2/3, Ladywell House, Ladywell Road, Edinburgh. EH12 7TF.
Telephone: (0131) 314 4242
E-mail: kirsty.maclachlan@nrscotland.gov.uk