Note 1: Population estimates for mid-2011 and mid-2012 are based on the 2011 Census. These have been rolled forward using revised methodology detailed in the methodology guide.
Note 2: A Reconciliation Report has been published looking at differences between the 2011 Census population estimates and estimates rolled forward from the 2001 Census to the same point in time.
Note 3: Population estimates for 2002-2010 are to be rebased using the 2011 Census and will be published in December 2013. Comparing estimates from 2002 to 2010 with the newly published figures for 2011 and 2012 is not recommended because of the break in the time series.
Mid-Year Population Estimates for Scotland: Methodology Guide (PDF 158 Kb)
Published 8 August 2013
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