Population programme: factsheet

Information on the Population Programme which aims to deliver Scotland’s Population Strategy.

Population Programme research and analysis

This page contains information on a range of research and analysis projects related to the Population Programme. This includes information about the Scottish Government’s independent Expert Advisory Group, including its membership and publications to date, in addition to externally commissioned research projects.

Migration and Population Expert Advisory Group

The Independent Expert Advisory Group on Migration and Population was established in October 2018. The purpose is to provide independent expert analysis and advice to Scottish Government ministers on migration and population.

Population Programme Dashboard

The Population Programme dashboard can be used to monitor progress and understand the demographic challenges in Scotland.


Population Programme dashboard 

National Records Scotland Population Projections

Other Research Projects

The links below include other research reports which explore themes relating to different elements of demographic change, linked to the issues identified in the Population Strategy.


Family formation attitudes - quantitative and qualitative evidence 

Approaches to island de-population in Japan and lessons for Scotland 

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