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Small Area Population Estimates



Mid-2011 and Mid-2012 Small Area Population Estimates, Scotland


Historical Data back to 1996

Background Information

2011 Census Reconciliation Report - Small Area Population 

Small Area Population Estimates - Background and Methodology

Evaluation of Non Standard Geography Population Estimates

2001 Data zones: Population and Household Counts - Comparison between 2001 and 2011 Censuses

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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Work undertaken by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) for the project on Small Area Population Estimates for England & Wales can be found on the ONS website.

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.

Consultation Group

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.

Enquiries and Suggestions

Please contact our Statistics Customer Services if you need any further information.
If you have comments or suggestions that would help us improve our outputs or our standards of service please contact:
Kirsty MacLachlan, Senior Statistician, National Records of Scotland,
Room 1/2/3, Ladywell House, Ladywell Road, Edinburgh. EH12 7TF.
Telephone: (0131) 314 4242

Page last updated: 14 April 2014

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