Scotland's Population - The Registrar General's Annual Review of Demographic Trends
Since civil registration began in 1855 the Registrar General for Scotland has prepared a report annually, to be laid before Parliament. Since 1999 it has been laid before the Scottish Parliament.
The Annual Review contains an overview of Scotland’s population. It includes statistics on births, deaths, life expectancy, migration, marriage and civil partnership, adoption, households and housing, and statutory registration. It also includes an invited chapter on a subject of topical interest. Tables which were previously included within the Annual Report are now contained separately within the Vital Events Reference Tables on this website.
Copies of our Annual Reports for the period 1855 to 1919 have been digitised and can be found on the Online Historical Population Reports website. Please note: National Records of Scotland is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over availability of the linked pages.
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