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Infographics and Visualisations

Infographics and Visualisations

We are increasing our use of visualisations. This is done in two formats:

The infographics are available as either Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) or Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). The interactive data visualisations are on external websites. You can access both of them by selecting the relevant image. The data behind most visualisations is found in the Excel and Comma Separated Value (CSV) View Source table files. The most recent examples are at the top. The max file size is 9.28 Mb.

Infographics

Population by Country of Birth and Nationality, Scotland, 2017 (PDF)

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The infographic shows information from population by country of birth and nationality estimates from the Annual Population Survey (APS). It includes visualisations on how the number of non-British nationals has changed in the last ten years, the breakdown of non-British nationals into EU and non-EU nationals (and sub-groups of these). It also includes information on the top five most common non-British nationalities in Scotland.
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Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland, 2017 (PDF)

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The infographic shows information from the Estimates of households and dwellings in Scotland 2017 publication. It includes the overall change in households over time, comparison of the change in households and population over time, change in household size over time, comparison of how many homes are occupied, empty or second homes in 2017, and how household numbers have changed across Scotland’s council areas over the last ten years.
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Mid-2017 population estimates Scotland (PDF)

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The infographic shows information from the Mid-2016 population estimates Scotland publication. It includes the total population number and change over time, the impact of net migration and natural change on the population, the population by age and sex, detail on migration to and from Scotland and how the population has changed across Scotland’s council areas over the last year.
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Population Projections for Scottish Areas (2016-based) (PDF)

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The infographic shows information from the Population Projections for Scottish Areas (2016-based) publication. It includes the projected population for 2016 to 2026 for Scotland, the projected total population change for each council area, the contribution of natural change (births minus deaths) and net migration to the projected population and the projected change in the number of people aged 75 and over.
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Electoral Statistics for Scotland, as at 1 December 2017 (PDF)

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The infographic shows information from the Electoral Statistics publication. It shows how the electorate has changed in recent years for UK Parliament elections, Scottish Parliament elections, and Local Government elections. It also illustrates how the number of attainers (young people who will become of voting age in the coming year) has changed for different electorates, as well as a look into change in electorate for Local Government electoral wards.
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How are new names created? (PDF) (Updated 20 March 2018)
Link to Babies' First Names 2017 infographic

The infographic shows information from the Babies' First Names publication. It includes a few examples of how the number of babies with a particular name has evolved over the years.
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Population Estimates for Settlements and Localities, Scotland, mid-2016

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The infographic explains what settlements and localities are. It also shows the population distribution by settlement as at mid 2016, and includes details of where to access more detailed information on the population and boundary of each settlement and locality.
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Life Expectancy in Scottish areas, 2014-2016
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The infographic shows information from the Life expectancy in Scottish areas, 2014-2016 publication. It includes information about life expectancy in Scotland for males and females, the variation across council areas, rural and urban areas and differently deprived areas.
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Projected Population of Scotland (2016-based) (PDF)
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The infographic shows information from the Population projections for Scotland 2016-based publication. It includes the projected population estimates for 2026 and 2041, the estimated population by age and sex for 2016 and 2041, the projected population change by age group, the impact of net migration and natural change on the projected population, projected population across the UK and the projected population under different plausible assumptions about fertility, mortality and migration.
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National life tables for Scotland, 2014-2016 (PDF)
Image links to the national life table for Scotland infographic

The infographic shows information from the National life tables for Scotland publication. It shows how life expectancy has increased over the past three decades and how the gap between male and female life expectancy has narrowed. It also illustrates how the increase in life expectancy has recently slowed and then stalled over the last few years and also how life expectancy in Scotland compares with that of the UK as a whole.
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Mid-2016 Small Area Population Estimates (SAPE) Scotland (PDF)
Image linking to the Mid-2016 Small Area Population Estimates (SAPE), Scotland PDF infographic

The infographic explains what small areas (data zones) are and how they fit within the national population estimates for Scotland. It also shows the population distribution by data zones and by council area for 2016, as well as how to find a map for a specific data zone using a postcode.
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Scotland's Population 2016 - The Registrar General's Annual Review of Demographic Trends (PDF)
Image that links to the infographic report for Scotland's population 2016 - The Registrar General's Annual Review of Demographic Trends

The infographic booklet shows information from the Scotland’s Population – The Registrar General’s Annual Review 2016 publication. It includes Scottish demographic information on various topics including population, births, deaths, life expectancy, migration, marriages and civil partnership, adoption and households and housing in the year 2016.
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Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland, 2016
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The infographic shows information from the Estimates of households and dwellings in Scotland 2016 publication. It includes the overall change in households over time, comparison of the change in households and population over time, change in household size over time, comparison of how many homes are occupied, empty or second homes in 2016, and how household numbers have changed across Scotland’s council areas over the last ten years.
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Mid-2016 population estimates Scotland (PDF)
Link to Mid-2016 population estimates Scotland infographic (PDF)

The infographic shows information from the Mid-2016 population estimates Scotland publication. It includes the total population number and change over time, the impact of net migration and natural change on the population, the population by age and sex, detail on migration to and from Scotland and how the population has changed across Scotland’s council areas over the last year.
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Babies' First Names 2016 (PDF) (Updated 14 March 2017)
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The infographic shows information from the Babies' First Names publication. It includes a few examples of how the number of babies with a particular name has evolved over the years, covering examples from Scottish Islands.
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Births and deaths Scotland 2016 (SVG)
Link to the infographic for the preliminary Birth and deaths Scotland 2016

The infographic shows information from the 2016 Births, Deaths and other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures publication. It includes the total number of live births, births outside and inside of marriage/civil partnership, number of deaths, stillbirths and infant mortality rates and number of deaths by age group and gender.
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Marriages and civil partnerships Scotland 2016 (SVG)
Link to infographic for the preliminary Marriages and civil partnerships Scotland 2016

The infographic shows information from the 2016 Births, Deaths and other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures publication. It includes total number of marriages, same-sex marriages, and civil partnerships over time.
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Household projections for Scotland, 2014 to 2039 (SVG)
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The infographic illustrates the results of the 2014-based Household Projections for Scotland publication. It includes information about how and why household numbers are changing.
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Life Expectancy at birth within Scotland 2013-15 (SVG)
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The infographic shows information from the Life Expectancy in Scottish Areas 2013-15 publication. It includes information about life expectancy at birth in Scotland for males and females, the gap between males and females, the variation across council areas and Scottish life expectancy compared to other European countries.
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Scotland's Population 2015 - The Registrar General's Annual Review of Demographic Trends (PDF)
Link to Scotland's Population 2015 - The Registrar General's Annual Review of Demographic Trends Infographic in PDF format

The infographic booklet shows information from the Scotland’s Population – The Registrar General’s Annual Review 2015 publication. It includes Scottish demographic information on various topics including population, births, deaths, life expectancy, migration, marriages and civil partnership, adoption and households and housing in the year 2015.
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Mid-2015 population estimates Scotland and corrected population estimates for mid-2012, mid-2013 and mid-2014 (PDF)
Link to Mid-2015 population estimates scotland and corrected population estimates for mid-2012, mid-2013 and mid-2014 infographic (PDF)

The infographic shows information from the Mid-2015 population estimates Scotland and corrected population estimates for mid-2012, mid-2013 and mid-2014 publication. It includes the total population number, the impact of net migration and natural change on the population, the estimated population by age and sex, and population change over time.
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2015 Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures - Births and deaths Scotland, 2015 (SVG)
Link to 2015 Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures - Births and deaths Scotland, 2014 infographic in SVG format

The infographic shows information from the 2015 Births, Deaths and other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures publication. It includes the total number of live births, total number of stillbirths, births outside of marriage/civil partnership, number of deaths, infant mortality, and birth and death rates over time.
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2015 Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures - Marriages and civil partnerships Scotland, 2015 (SVG)
Link to 2015 Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures - Marriages and civil partnerships Scotland, 2014 infographic in SVG format

The infographic shows information from the 2015 Births, Deaths and other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures publication. It includes total number of marriages, same-sex marriages, civil partnerships, and marriage and civil partnership rates over time.
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Babies' First Names 2015 (PDF) - Updated 15 March 2016
Link to Babies' First Names 2015 Infographic in PDF format

The infographic shows information from the Babies' First Names publication. It illustrates the number of different names and the average number of babies sharing each name between 1974 and 2015 for boys and girls. It also includes a few examples of how the number of babies with a particular name has evolved over the years, covering examples from popular culture.
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A data visualisation showing baby names trends in Scotland since 1974 is available below.

Projected Population of Scotland (2014-based) (SVG)
Link to Projected Population of Scotland (2014-based) Infographic in SVG format

The infographic shows information from the Population projections for Scotland 2014-based publication. It includes the projected population estimates for 2024 and 2039, the impact of net migration and natural change on the projected population, the estimated population by age and sex for 2014 and 2039, and the projected population change by age group.
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Scotland's Population 2014 - The Registrar General's Annual Review of Demographic Trends (PDF)

Correction 28 April 2016
We have recently become aware of error in the population pyramid on page 7 of this inforgraphics supplement. The data was incorrectly labelled for males and females and the data underlying the mid-2012 population was incorrect, this data was population at mid-2014. This infographic and the source data has now been corrected.
Link to Scotland's Population 2014 - The Registrar General's Annual Review of Demographic Trends Infographic in PDF format

The infographic booklet shows information from the Scotland’s Population – The Registrar General’s Annual Review 2014 publication. It includes Scottish demographic information on various topics including population, births, deaths, life expectancy, migration, marriages and civil partnership, adoption and households and housing in the year 2014.
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Mid-year Population Estimates 2014 (SVG)
Link to Mid-Year Population Estimates 2014 infographic in SVG format

The infographic shows information from the Mid-year Population Estimates 2014 publication. It includes the total population number, the impact of net migration and natural change on the population, the estimated population by age and sex, and population change over time.
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2014 Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures - Births and deaths Scotland, 2014 (SVG)
Link to 2014 Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures - Births and deaths Scotland, 2014 infographic in SVG format

The infographic shows information from the 2014 Births, Deaths and other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures publication. It includes the total number of live births, total number of stillbirths, births outside of marriage/civil partnership, number of deaths, infant mortality, and birth and death rates over time.
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2014 Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures - Marriages and civil partnerships Scotland, 2014 (SVG)
Link to 2014 Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures - Marriages and civil partnerships Scotland, 2014 infographic in SVG format

The infographic shows information from the 2014 Births, Deaths and other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures publication. It includes total number of marriages, same-sex marriages, civil partnerships, and marriage and civil partnership rates over time.
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Interactive Data Visualisations

Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland, 2017

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The visualisation shows the estimated number of households and average household size for Scotland and Scottish council areas from 2001 to 2017. You can use the charts to explore trends in your own council area.
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Mid-2017 population estimates Scotland

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This visualisation shows the Mid-year Population Estimates for Scotland and its council areas from 1997 to 2017. Breakdowns by age and council area are included for the estimates and for the change in population over time. The components of the change in population over the past year are also available for each council area and Scotland as a whole.
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Population Projections for Scottish Areas (2016-based)

Link to projected poulation for Scottish areas from 2016 to 2041
This interactive visualisation shows the projected population for Scottish areas from 2016 to 2041. The projected change can be broken down by age and gender and comparisons between areas can be made.
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Baby names trends in Scotland since 1974 (Updated 20 March 2018)
Link to Baby names trends in Scotland since 1974 visualisation on an external website

Baby names trends in Scotland since 1974. Enter a name on this interactive visualisation and observe how a name’s popularity has changed over the years.
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Comparisons of life expectancy at birth between council areas in Scotland
Link to the life expectancy tool on the Scotland's Census website

Enter your council area on this interactive visualisation to find out how life expectancy at birth compares to other council areas or to Scotland as a whole.
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Projected population change for Scotland and the UK under variant projections: 2016-based
Link to Projected population change for Scotland and the UK under variant projections: 2016-based visualisation

The interactive data visualisation shows information from the Population projections for Scotland 2016-based publication. These charts show the total projected population for Scotland and the UK from 2016 to 2041, projected changes in the age-sex structure of the population in Scotland and the UK, and the projected changes in the population by age group for Scotland and the UK.
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Cause of death, Scotland, 2002-2016
Link to Causes of death, Scotland, 2002-2012 visualisation on the Scotland's Census website

This interactive data visualisation shows information on cause of death in Scotland. Click and drag the bubbles around the screen to explore.
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Age-specific Birth rates, per 1,000 female population, Scotland, 1973 to 2016
Link to Age-specific Birth rates, per 1,000 female population, Scotland, 1973 to 2012 visualisation on the Scotland's Census website

This interactive data visualisation shows information about age-specific birth rates over time. Press play to observe the change in birth rates over time.
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Internal Migration in Scotland, year ending 30 June 2016
Link to Internal Migration in Scotland, year ending 30 June 2016 visualisation on the Scotland's Census website

An interactive map showing the migration flows between council areas between mid-2015 and mid-2016.
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Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland, 2016
Image that links to the household estimates interactive visualisation

The visualisation shows the estimated number of households and average household size for Scotland and Scottish council areas from 2001 to 2016. You can use the charts to explore trends in your own council area.
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Mid-2016 population estimates Scotland
Link to Mid-2016 population estimates Scotland data visualisation

This visualisation shows the Mid-year Population Estimates for Scotland and its council areas from 1996 to 2016, the components of population change over the last year, a comparison of the age-sex structure of the population over the last 20 years, changes in the size of different age groups and percentage changes in population for council areas over the last 20 years.
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Household Projections for Scottish areas: 2014-based household projection variants
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The number of households in Scotland is projected to increase by 14 per cent between 2014 and 2039, but this is not the expected trend in all areas of Scotland. What about your area? Select your council area on this interactive visualisation to explore the projected figures.
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Population pyramids for Scottish areas: 2014-based population projections

Link to the population pyramids for Scottish areas: 2014-based population projections visualisation on an external website
What is the population in your area going to look like in the future? Compare the age and sex structure of your council area to other areas to see how different they are, and how different they might be in the future.
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Projections population for Scottish areas: 2014-based population projection variants
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The population of Scotland is projected to increase by seven per cent between 2014 and 2039, but this is not the expected trend in all areas of Scotland. What about your area? Select your council area on this interactive visualisation to explore the projected population across the range of plausible future assumptions.
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Datashine Scotland interactive maps
Link takes you to the Datashine Scotland interactive maps on the Datashine Scotland website

Over 1,000 Quick/Key Statistics from Scotland’s Census 2011, mapped at output area and ward levels.
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Population pyramids comparator tool
Link to the population pyramids comparator tool on the Scotland's Census website

Enter your council area on this interactive visualisation to see Scotland’s Census 2011 data on population by age and sex, and how it has changed since 2001.
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Census interactive tools
A link to the census interactive tools on the Scotland's Census website

Explore this set of interactive maps and charts to see a range of interesting statistics from Scotland’s Census, presented in a way that is easy and accessible to use.
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