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Population and Household Projections for Scottish Sub-Council Areas

Population and Household Projections for Scottish Sub-Council Areas

NRS publish population and household projections at Scotland level and sub-national level covering councils, NHS Boards, Strategic Development Plan and National Park areas.

Projections for sub-council areas are not routinely published by NRS. However given user interest, NRS has developed a package of support over the years to help build capacity and meet user needs. This includes:

  • User Guidance and Support – targeted at users who are interested in producing their own sub-council area projections to inform planning and service delivery at local level.
  • Research to produce sub-council projections – this was a one-off research project that led to the production of 2012-based population and household projections for sub-council areas. The projections were produced with the assistance of Professor Ludi Simpson at the University of Manchester, and published as experimental statistics.
  • Collaboration with the Improvement Service – to support the production of an updated standard set of sub-council area projections.

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If interested in receiving updates about population projections, including any work related to sub-council projections, please register your interest in these statistics using ScotStat.

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