A study of almost 7,000 small geographic areas in Scotland has revealed more detail about population changes during the pandemic. In July, National Records of Scotland (NRS) revealed that in the year to the middle of 2021, Scotland’s largest cities saw their populations fall while some r
The latest National Records of Scotland statistics show 1,330 people lost their lives to drugs in 2021 – a decrease of only one per cent on the previous year. A national mission was announced in January 2021 to tackle rising death deaths in Scotland with additional funding of £250 millio
Mid-year population estimates from National Records of Scotland show that Scotland’s population is ageing compared with previous decades. Since 2000, the number of people aged 65+ in Scotland has increased by a third, while the number of children has fallen 6%. All 32 Scottish council areas ha
An estimated 256 people died while experiencing homelessness in Scotland in 2020, according to new figures published by National Records of Scotland, with more than half of the deaths being drug-related.
The death rate of people living in Scotland's most deprived areas was almost double that of those in the least deprived areas last year, a new report from National Records of Scotland (NRS) has highlighted. Data from 'Scotland’s Population 2020 – The Registrar General’s Annual Revi
More than 200 people experiencing homelessness died during 2019 in Scotland, where the homeless death rate was higher than England and Wales. Experimental statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) estimated that 216 people experiencing homelessness died in 2
More than half of Scotland's council areas (18 out of 32) are expected to see population growth over the 10 years between mid-2018 and mid-2028 with the remainder projected to face depopulation, according to new statistics.