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Scotland's Population - Key statistics

Scotland's Population - Key statistics

This section contains the current key statistics for Scotland's Population.
More information can be found via the link on the reference period.

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    Reference Period
Population 5,424,800 mid-2017
Net Migration +23,855 mid-2017
Life Expectancy Males 77.1 (years) 2014-2016
Life Expectancy Females 81.2 (years) 2014-2016
Deaths 56,728 2016
Births 54,488 2016
Top babies names Jack and Olivia 2017
Households 2,451,869 2016

This section contains the more detailed High Level Summary of Statistics.

Scotland's Population

Migration

Births

Deaths

Households

The full High Level Summary of Statistics - Population and Migration
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