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Projected Population of Scotland (2018-based)

Projected Population of Scotland (2018-based)

Notice – 11 June 2020

An error has been found in the 2018-based national population projections (NPP), involving the incorrect processing of cross-border flows between Wales and England. There is no change to the projections for Scotland, Northern Ireland or the UK as a whole. More information on the error can be found on the ONS website.  Whilst there are no changes to Scotland’s projected population, this correction has affected the cross-UK and European comparisons. Corrections have been made to the infographic (page 4), section 3 (pages 15-17) and section 5 (pages 20-21) of the publication. 

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EU Migration Variants

Population projections for Scotland using different assumptions of future EU migration. Data and analysis can be found in this section

ONS Comparable Datasets

Statistical bulletin for the UK population projections, as well as open data at UK and Scotland level.

Statistical Service in Scotland

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