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Population Projections

Population Projections

Uses and Limitations of Population Projections
Population projections have limitations. This section contains information about the limitations and uses of projections

Population Projections Scotland       
The latest population projections for Scotland, by sex and single year of age. This section also includes historical data back to 2001 and variant population projections for Scotland.

Sub-National Population Projections
This section contains the latest population projections for Scottish Council, NHS Board, Strategic Development Plan and National Park areas, by sex, age and area.

Population and Household Projections for Scottish Sub-Council Areas (2012 - based)  
This section contains the results of a one-off research project to produce population and household projections for smaller areas within council areas.

Information about the administrative sources used to produce population estimates which feed into the projections can be found in the 'Information on the quality assurance arrangements for administrative data used in population estimates' paper on the National and Official Statistics section of this website.


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