National Records of Scotland

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This publication contains the mid-1996 to mid-2000 Small Area Population Estimates (SAPE) for Scotland.

In late 2005, CACI Ltd produced pre-2001 historic small area population estimates for a number of years, under contract to the Scottish Government. In August 2007 National Records of Scotland published the mid-year SAPE at data zone level for 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. Further details of the background to the project and a description of the methodology used to produce the small area population estimates are available from the Statistics Customer Service team using our Contact us page.

This report presents the mid-1996 to mid-2000 estimates for data zones, by gender and five-year age groups. The estimates are consistent with the Revised Mid-Year Population Estimates for 1996 to 2000 for administrative areas.


With the exception of the range 0-4, which is split into the age groups 0 and 1-4 and the age group 10-15 which is split into 10-12, 13-14 and 15.

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