National Records of Scotland

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Stats at a Glance

Stats at a Glance

Registrar General's Annual Review
The Annual Review, previously known as the Annual Report, contains a summary of the numbers of births, deaths and marriages registered during the previous year. In 2001 the format of the report changed to include more commentary and items of topical interest. The Vital Events Reference Tables were made available separately.

High Level Summary of Statistics Trends
This sections gives a brief overview of our key statistics trends. You can also get more detailed information from our Statistics by Theme pages or from the Registrar General's Annual Report.

Infographics and Visualisations
The National Records of Scotland is working to increase our use of visualisation in making data available to the public. This page includes infographics and interactive data visualisations using demographic data.  

Council Area Profiles
The Council Area Profiles provide detailed demographic factsheets for each of the 32 Council Areas in Scotland.

Demographic and census profiles of European Economic Area (EEA) born residents in Scotland
This page consists of profiles for each council area and for Scotland as a whole. They contain demographic and census statistics on EEA born residents in each of the 32 Council Areas in Scotland. 

Sub-Scotland Data Sources
Our table on Data Available at Sub-Scotland Geography Levels provides a breakdown, by geography level, of data available in current National Records of Scotland (NRS) formerly General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) web publications. Links are given to publications where the data, and relevant notes and definitions, can be found.

Time Series Datasets
This page includes links to time series datasets for Population, Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces. The data will be particularly useful for users who would like the same data for a series of different years.

Statistics Releated Links
This page includes links to various information pages on our website, for example Future Publications, Glossary and Enquiries pages.