Attitudes to family formation in Scotland

This report summarises the findings of two research studies commissioned externally by the Ministerial Population Taskforce on attitudes to family formation and ideal family size in Scotland. It includes the full report of the qualitative research exploring barriers and enablers of ideal family size


National Records of Scotland (2019), Scotland's Population – The Registrar General's Annual Review of Demographic Trends, 165th edition

Office for National Statistics (2021), Births in England and Wales - Office for National Statistics (

National Records Scotland (2021), Vital Events - List of Data Tables.

National Records Scotland (2022), Births Time Series Data.

National Records Scotland (2022), Projected Population of Scotland (Interim) 2020-based, Report.

Scottish Government (no date), Ministerial Population Taskforce.

Scottish Government (2021), 'A Scotland for the future: opportunities and challenges of Scotland's changing population'.



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