Population and migration statistics

Information is obtained from National Records of Scotland (NRS), who provide statistical information on Scotland's population, households and vital event statistics such as births, deaths and marriages.

Data sources and suitability

Information on population and migration is available from a number of different sources, and also at different geographical levels.

The sub-Scotland section provides details of information available at sub-Scotland geography levels (for example, council area).


The National Records of Scotland (NRS) publishes data on population and migration, and other demographic topics, at a number of different geography levels.

Information on data available at sub-Scotland levels (for example, NHS Board area or council area) is available on the NRS sub-Scotland data sources web page.

NRS sub-Scotland data sources

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