Population Projections

Population projections for Scotland on a country, NHS health board, health and social care partnership and council area level by sex and single year of age.

More information and supporting material to this topic area can be found on the ISD Scotland - Population Projections website.

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Source Base year population data is taken from the latest mid-year population estimates. Past trends in fertility, mortality, life expectancy and migration are used for setting assumptions for the projections. The international migration assumption is based largely on International Passenger Survey (IPS) data. The cross-border migration assumptions are based on National Health Service Central Register (NHSCR) data. (https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-projections)
Author National Records of Scotland
Maintainer Geography, Population and Deprivation Support Team
Version 1.0
Last Updated June 30, 2021, 09:42 (BST)
Created April 17, 2019, 11:18 (BST)
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB
Subject Population and Migration
Frequency Biennial
Time frame of data and timeliness The most recent mid-year estimate is used as the base year for the projections. Population projections are made for 25 years from the year of publication.
Coverage Data covers Scotland at country, NHS health board, health and social care partnership and council area level for 25 years from the date of publication.
Completeness Projections are 100% complete for Scotland at country, NHS health board, health and social care partnership and council area level.
Accuracy The assumptions about future patterns in fertility, mortality and migration are based on analysis of past trends. There is limited accuracy of migration estimates as there is no comprehensive registration system in the UK.
Continuity of data Data covers 25 years from the year of publication and is based on the most recent mid-year estimate. Data is therefore subject to change in future releases.
Concepts and definitions All data is presented for calendar years.
Disclosure No disclosure has been applied.
Revision statement Projections are not subject to scheduled revision.
Official statistics designation National Statistics
Relevance and key uses of the statistics Providing an estimate of the future population of Scotland. These numbers are used in national planning in numerous fields including health.
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Language English
Links

NRS Population Projections

ISD Population Projections

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