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Projected Population of Scotland (2016-based)

Projected Population of Scotland (2016-based)


National population projections by sex and age, with UK and European comparisons


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Official Print Publication

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26 October 2017

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Correction to Key Findings - 24 May 2018
Please note, a correction has been issued to the Key Findings Infographic for the national population projections. The projected population of Scotland in 2041 according to the high migration variant was previously labelled as 5.99 million. This has now been changed to the correct figure of 5.96 million

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List of Tables

List of Figures

Variant projections

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