Notes on statistical publications
This is a National Statistics publication. It has been produced to the high professional standards set out in the UK Statistics Authority Code of Practice for Official Statistics (www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/assessment/code-of-practice). These statistics go through regular quality-assurance reviews to make sure that they meet customers’ needs. They are produced in a way that is free from any political interference.
National Records of Scotland
From 1 April 2011, the General Register Office for Scotland merged with the National Archives of Scotland to become the National Records of Scotland (NRS). The GROS website will remain active until it is replaced by a new website for NRS.
We, the National Records of Scotland, are a non-ministerial department of the devolved Scottish Administration. Our aim is to provide relevant and reliable information, analysis and advice that meets the needs of government, business and the people of Scotland. We do this as follows.
- Preserving the past – We look after Scotland’s national archives so that they are available for current and future generations, and we make available important information for family history.
- Recording the present – At our network of local offices, we register births, marriages, civil partnerships, deaths, divorces and adoptions in Scotland.
- Informing the future – We are responsible for the Census of Population in Scotland which we use, with other sources of information, to produce statistics on the population and households.
You can get other detailed statistics that we have produced from the Statistics section on our website (www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics). Statistics from the 2001 Census are on Scotland’s Census Results On-Line website (www.scrol.gov.uk) and on the Census section of the GROS website (www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/census).
We provide information about future publications on our website (www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/futurepb.html). If you would like us to tell you about future statistical publications, you can register your interest on the Scottish Government ScotStat website at www.scotland.gov.uk/scotstat.
Enquiries and suggestions
Please visit our enquiries page if you need any further information.
If you have comments or suggestions that would help us improve our standards of service, please contact:Kirsty MacLachlan
National Records of Scotland
Phone: 0131 314 4242
|The Scottish Government (SG) forms the bulk of the devolved Scottish Administration. The aim of the statistical service in the SG is to provide relevant and reliable statistical information, analysis and advice that meets the needs of government, business and the people of Scotland.||
Office of the Chief Statistician
1.N04, St Andrew’s House
Edinburgh, EH1 3DG Phone: 0131 244 0442
|The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is responsible for producing a wide range of economic and social statistics. It also carries out the Census of Population for England and Wales.||
Customer Contact Centre
Office for National Statistics
Newport, NP10 8XG
Phone: 0845 601 3034
Minicom: 01633 812399
|The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) is Northern Ireland’s official statistics organisation. The agency is also responsible, for registering births, marriages, adoptions and deaths in Northern Ireland, and the Census of Population.||
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
McAuley House |
2-14 Castle Street
Belfast, BT1 1SA
Phone: 028 9034 8100
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