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.


ScotStat is a network for users and providers of Scottish Official statistics. It aims to improve communication amongst those interested in particular statistics and facilitate the setting up of working groups on specific statistical issues. Information on consultation and planning activity undertaken in relation to Population and Migration is held on the website of the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

How Can I Get Involved?

If you are keen to find out more about work relating to Population and Migration Statistics or any other facet of the work of the Scottish Government Statistics Group, you can register with ScotStat to receive updates. More information ScotStat can be found on the ScotStat homepage, including a feedback form and information on the work of the ScotStat Board.

ScotStat Committees/Groups

The Population and Migration Statistics Committee is responsible to the ScotStat board. The group discusses the characteristics, structure and dynamics of the population and assesses how this information can be extened and improved. It also acts as the Census Advisory Group for Scotland. The Population and Migration Statistics Commitee pages contain minutes and papers relating to the group.

Key Stakeholders

Our key stakeholders are members of the PAMS working group. A list of members can be obtained on request.

Other Stakeholder Engagement

Further stakeholder engagement undertaken in relation to Population and Migration is conducted through the following groups:


The Scottish Statistics Plan for Population and Migration can be viewed on the General Information on our Statistics page on the NRS website:

The plan is consistent with the view of the ScotStat Population and Migration Statistics Committee.

You can visit the Future Publications page on the NRS website to obtain information on future NRS outputs for the coming year.

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