Data and Resources
Data Zone (2011) Population EstimatesCSV
Population estimates for all 6976 data zone (2011) in Scotland from 2001 to...
Intermediate Zone (2011) Population EstimatesCSV
Population estimates for all 1279 intermediate zone (2011) in Scotland from...
Council Area (2019) Population EstimatesCSV
Population estimates for all 32 council areas (2019) in Scotland from 1981 to...
Health and Social Care Partnership (2019) ...CSV
Population estimates for all 31 health and social care partnerships (2019) in...
Health Board (2019) Population EstimatesCSV
Population estimates for all 14 health board (2019) in Scotland from 1981 to...
Data Zone (2001) Population EstimatesCSV
Population estimates for all 6505 data zone (2001) in Scotland from 2001 to...
Intermediate Zone (2001) Population EstimatesCSV
Population estimates for all 1235 intermediate zone (2001) in Scotland from...
Health Board (1995) Population Estimates 1974 ...CSV
Population estimates for all 15 health boards (1995) in Scotland from 1974 to...
Health Board (1995) Population Estimates 1981 ...CSV
Population estimates for all 15 health boards (1995) in Scotland from 1981 to...
Health Board (2006) Population EstimatesCSV
Population estimates for all 14 health boards (2006) in Scotland from 1981 to...
|Author||National Records of Scotland|
|Maintainer||Geography, Population and Deprivation Support Team|
|Last Updated||July 31, 2023, 10:06 (BST)|
|Created||February 6, 2018, 17:22 (GMT)|
|Contact Address||Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB|
|Time frame of data and timeliness||The latest year is up to 2021|
|Coverage||All geography types in Scotland|
|Accuracy||Mid-year estimates for 2012 to 2014 were revised to take into account an error that was discovered in 2015.|
|Continuity of data||Mid-year estimates for 2002 to 2010 were revised to take into account results of 2011 Census. Population estimates from 1974 to 1980 are available for each year of age up to 84 years, along with an aggregated population estimate for ages 85 years and older. From 1981 onwards, population estimates are presented for each year of age up to 89 years along with and an aggregated estimate for ages 90 years and older. Therefore, these data are presented in separate resources.|
|Concepts and definitions||The mid-year population estimates after each census. Please see information on NRS website: https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/mid-year-population-estimates|
|Disclosure||No disclosure has been applied|
|Revision statement||From 02-Feb 2018 there has been a minor boundary change to Keltybridge and Fife Environmental Energy Park at Westfield. From 01-Apr 2019 there has been a boundary change to Cardowan by Stepps. This affects Council Area, Health and Social Care Partnership and Health Boards. Qualifiers have been added to the relevant resources to reflect these revisions where codes have changed. Information on Geography codes and labels can be found here: https://www.opendata.nhs.scot/dataset/geography-codes-and-labels. 02/07/2019: NRS have recently identified an error in the Scottish mid-year population estimates for 2002 to 2010 due to an issue with the method of rebasing the population estimates using the 2011 Census results; population estimates after 2010 are not affected. September 2019: Following an update from NRS revised files for 2011 data zone and intermediate zone are now containing population estimates since 2001.|
|Official statistics designation||National Statistics|
|Relevance and key uses of the statistics||For users who want to know the population estimates each year after the nearest census.|