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UK Parliamentary Constituency Population Estimates (2001 Data Zone based)

UK Parliamentary Constituency Population Estimates (2001 Data Zone based)


This section provides annual mid-year population estimates for the 59 UK Parliamentary Constituencies (UKPCs) in Scotland. The population estimates are available for each year from 2002 onwards, broken down by sex and single year of age.

Populations for UKPCs are based on data zone population estimates where each data zone has been assigned to a particular UKPC. Where a data zone crosses the boundary of two (or more) UKPCs it was assigned to the constituency containing the location of the population-weighted centroid of the data zone.

Using non-standard geographies data compiled from the 2001 Census to quality assure the data, it has been shown that this method provides a good estimate for 57 (out of 59) UKPCs. The estimates for the remaining 2 UKPCs (Glasgow North West & Glasgow North) have been adjusted to account for a boundary problem. The Evaluation of Non Standard Geography Population Estimates report on this website, gives further information on the data used in the quality assurance process.


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Estimated population by sex, single year of age and UK Parliamentary Constituency area,
mid-2002 to mid-2014
(Excel – 1.51 Mb)

Adjusted Datazone-based Population Estimates 2001 to 2013
(Excel - 651 Kb)

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

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