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General Register for Scotland
World Population Projection - US Census Bureau
Population Survey In Scotland 2005
Small Fall In
Population Of Scotland
Amongst Council areas, East Lothian and West Lothian had the largest proportionate increase at 0.6 per cent each followed by Scottish Borders at 0.4 per cent. Aberdeen City (-1.2 per cent) and Dundee City, East Dunbartonshire, Eilean Siar (all -0.9 per cent) had the largest decreases.
Of Health Board areas, Borders and Fife had the largest increases at 0.4 and 0.3 per cent, respectively. The largest decreases occurred in the Western Isles Health Board area (-0.9 per cent) and Argyll and Clyde, and Grampian (both -0.5 per cent).
A table is available presenting a summary of these estimates for Council and Health Board areas with details of the components of population change for the period mid-2001 to mid-2002. Media wishing a faxed copy of the table should telephone 0131 244 3073. Alternatively a copy of the table and more detailed information on the 2002 mid-year population estimate by age, sex and administrative area (Council and Health Board area) is available on the GROS website at www.gro-scotland.gov.uk or by contacting GROS Customer Services at the address in para 5.
2002 mid-year population estimates for the United Kingdom will be published by the Office for National Statistics on 7 August 2003.
The 2001 Census results
published in September 2002
To ensure that future
mid-year estimates are robust and do not continue to overestimate the
population, a component for unattributable population change has been
included in the 2002 mid-year estimates. This adjustment is included within
the net civilian migration column in the components of change table as it is
assumed to be wholly comprised of unmeasured migration. At the Scotland
level, this amounts to -2,600. More information on these adjustments can be
found on the GROS website at
Further work is being undertaken to review the quality of the method and data sources used to estimate migration, in particular to reduce the level of unmeasured migration. This includes analysing the detailed migration results from the 2001 Census due out later this summer. In addition, a National Statistics Quality Review of International Migration Statistics is being carried out by the Office for National Statistics. This review, to be published later this year, will recommend ways of improving the quality and accuracy of international migration.