National Records of Scotland

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Population Projections Scotland

Population Projections Scotland

Latest Projected Population of Scotland (2018-based)


Projected Population of Scotland (2016-based)


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: 2018-based

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

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

Enquiries and Suggestions

Please contact our Statistics Customer Services if you need any further information.

If you have comments or suggestions that would help us improve our outputs or our standards of service please contact:

Alan Ferrier, Senior Statistician,
National Records of Scotland,
Room 1/2/3, Ladywell House, Ladywell Road, Edinburgh. EH12 7TF.
Telephone: (0131) 314 4530

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