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Population Projections Scotland

Population Projections Scotland

Mid-year population estimates - age distribution errors - 1 October 2015

We have recently become aware of errors mainly affecting the age distribution of the mid-year population estimates for 2002 to 2014. This is because of an issue with an input data set used in the calculation of the mid-year estimates, as well as minor unrelated processing errors. Full details of the errors can be found in the Population section of this website. The projections have not been corrected.

Latest

Projected Population of Scotland (2014-based)

Previous

Projected Population of Scotland (2012-based)

Archive

Historical data back to 2001-based

Interactive Charts

A visualisation comparing projection variants for Scotland and the UK is available on the Infographics and Visualisations page of this website: Projected population change for Scotland and the UK under variant projections: 2014-based

Population Pyramids of Scotland showing the changing age and sex structure of the country over time.

Variant Population Projections, Scotland

Latest

Projected Population of Scotland (2014-based): Additional Variants Using Alternative European Union Migration Assumptions
Variant Projected Population of Scotland (2014-based) - available on the Office for National Statistics website

Previous

Variant Projected Population of Scotland (2012-based) - available on the Office for National Statistics website

Variant Projected Population of Scotland (2010-based) - available on the Office for National Statistics website
Variant Projected Population of Scotland (2008-based) - available on the Office for National Statistics website
Projected Population of Scotland (2004-based) Variant Projections

2004-based Variant Projections (available on the Government Actuary's Department (GAD) website)

2002-based Variant Projections (available on the Government Actuary's Department (GAD) website)

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

Enquiries

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