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Revisions and Corrections

Our statistical outputs are sometimes subject to revisions or corrections.

Revisions are generally planned, although there can be occasions when they are unplanned, and are the result of either improvements in statistical methods or the availability of additional data. For example, annual population estimates are revised after a census to take account of the additional information gained from the census results. Details of planned revisions are held within the individual 'About this publication' files alongside each publication.

Corrections are unplanned and occur when errors in either the statistical data or methodology are found after release of the data.

We treat revisions and corrections according to the Scottish Government (SG) Statistician Group Revisions Policy, (available on the SG website), which follows the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Any of our statistical outputs that have recently been revised or corrected will be highlighted on this page and linked to the appropriate section of this website.

Recent Revisions      

22 May 2014

Mid-2002 to Mid-2010 Revised Small Area Population Estimates

21 March 2014

Revised National Life Tables

17 December 2013

Mid-2002 to Mid-2010 Revised Population Estimates

Revised migration tables 2002 to 2011

Revised Mid-2011 Small Area Population Estimates

8 August 2013

Revised Mid-2011 Population Estimates

8 March 2012

Revision of the historical series of Divorce figures

17 August 2010

Drug Related Deaths in Scotland in 2008

Recent Corrections

25 September 2014

100 Most Common Surnames

14 August 2014

Scotland's Population 2013 - The Registrar General's Annual Review of Demographic Trends

30 July 2014

Population Projections for Scottish Areas (2012 based)

8 July 2014

Life Expectancy at Scotland Level

22 May 2014

Life Expectancy for Areas in Scotland 2008-2010

22 April 2014

Scottish Parliamentary Constituency Population Estimates (Table)

31 March 2014

Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Quarterly Figures

27 February 2014

Migration Tables
Mid-11 and Mid-12 Population Estimates Scotland

27 February 2014

Vital Events Reference Tables 2002: Section 5 (Table 5.2)

17 January 2014

9 January 2014

Projected Population of Scotland (2012-based)

29 November 2013

Population Projections Scotland (2012-based)

17 October 2013

12 September 2013

28 June and
10 July 2013

7 December 2012

Postcode Index Scotland

18 October 2012

Births, Deaths and other Vital Events - First Quarter 2012
(Table Q4)

9 August 2012

9 August 2012

Mid-2010 Population Estimates for Settlements and Localities in Scotland

21 June 2012

Household Projections for Scotland, 2008-based

14 June 2012

Births, Deaths and other Vital Events - First Quarter 2012
(Table Q6)

6 July 2011

4 July 2011

6 May 2011

25 March 2011

25 March 2011

Vital Events Reference Tables 2009 (Deaths - Causes - Table 6.2)

24 February 2011

Electoral Statistics - Scotland 1st December 2010

27 January 2011

2006-based Population Projections for Scottish Areas

Census Revisions and Corrections

Revisions and corrections to 2011 Census data are provided separately on the Scotland's Census website.

Related Organisations Revision Policy

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Revisions Policies section contains details on ONS' policy on revisions.

Page last updated: 23 September 2014

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