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Our Population statistics pages describe the demographic characteristics of Scotlandís population.

For population information from the census please go to 2001 Census†or the Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics website.

Population information from the census held in 2001†can be found in the 2001 Census section on this website or the†Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics†website.

Stats at a Glance
Key statistical trends: Council Area Profiles; High Level Summaries; and Registrar Generalís Annual Report.

Population Estimates
This section contains the main publication of the Mid-Year Population Estimates for Scotland and its Administrative areas. It also contains a range of other population statistics. These additional estimates fall into two broad categories; Special Area Population Estimates and Estimates of Special Populations.

Population Projections
The Population Projections section contains the latest and previous versions of Projected Population of Scotland, Population Projections for Scottish Areas as well as Population Projections for Scotlandís Strategic Development Plan Areas and National Parks.

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