Information on data zones from Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics
Small area population estimates are produced at data zone level (areas with approximately 500-1000 household residents). They can also be obtained from the Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics (SNS) website, along with maps of data zones and geographic information, including shape files of data zone boundaries.
Data zone Reference Material, and examples of Best Practice, are available on the Scottish Government website.
Note: On 27 July 2007 the Mid-year population estimates for 2003-2006 were revised for the 6 council areas of Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee City, Moray and Perth & Kinross. The statistics available on this page for 2003-2006 were produced using the revised population estimates. These revised estimates replace the previously published figures. More details on the 'Revised Mid-year Population Estimates 2003-2006' are available from this website.
Information on population estimates across the UK
A paper on Small Area Population Estimates across the UK (PDF 100 Kb) is available on the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) website.
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Small Area Population Estimates for Northern Ireland are available on the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) website.
Find more information on Scotland's Population.
The work on small area population statistics for Scotland has been guided by a working group. Papers from meetings of the Small Area Population Estimates Working Group are available on this website.
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