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Population Projections Working Group - (PPWG)

Population Projections Working Group - (PPWG)


Population projections are produced every two years by the National Records of Scotland (NRS), for council and NHS board areas in Scotland. The projections are controlled to make them consistent with the national projections produced by the Office for National Statistics (the national projections were previously done by the Government Actuary’s Department).

The Population Projections Working Group (PPWG) met a number of times between 2006 and 2010 and reported to the Population and Migration Statistics (PAMS) committee. PPWG advised on the review of the method used to produce the sub-national population projections for administrative areas in Scotland. The work of the group also fed into the review of household projections led by the Household Analysis Review Group (HARG).

PPWG has achieved what it was set up to do and no further meetings of the group are planned. Matters relating to population projections for Scotland will now be dealt with by the PAMS committee.

Agenda, Papers and Minutes of Meetings

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