National Records of Scotland
Rural and island communities cannot be overlooked when it comes to making Scotland fit for the future and meeting the needs of an ageing population, according to Age Scotland.
Published 28 August 2020
Calls are being made for a special funding package and localised community testing to combat coronavirus in Inverclyde, which has become the COVID-19 capital of Scotland.
Published 4 May 2020
Scotland's population increased to 5.46 million last year with the rise driven by migration, and Edinburgh and Glasgow accounting for the largest increases.
Published 1 May 2020
Age Scotland has called for a redoubling of efforts to protect care home residents as the latest figures reveal that 537 have died as a result of COVID-19.
Published 23 April 2020
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.
Published 25 March 2020
Scotland registered an estimated 195 deaths of people experiencing homelessness in 2018, the highest rate of homeless deaths in the UK, according to new figures.
Published 5 February 2020
Scotland’s population growth is projected to slow compared to previous years and older people will make up a greater proportion of the future population, according to new national statistics.
Published 21 October 2019
Scotland recorded a 13% drop in deaths last winter and a 57% seasonal decrease in additional deaths compared to the previous year, new figures have shown.
Published 16 October 2019
New research commissioned by Aberlour Child Care Trust has revealed that people from the most deprived areas in Scotland are three times more likely to die before the age of 25.
Published 20 September 2019
Life expectancy in Scotland has increased over the past three decades but has stalled in recent years, according to a new report.
Published 15 August 2019
The number of households in Scotland has continued to increase to 2.48 million in 2018, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).
Published 18 June 2019
Scotland’s population has continued to increase and now stands at a record high of 5.44 million, the largest population ever in Scotland for the ninth year running.
Published 25 April 2019
The number of winter deaths between December 2017 and March 2018 was the highest in Scotland for 18 years, according to new statistics.
Published 17 October 2018
Scotland’s population reached its highest ever level last year with migration the main reason behind the growth.
Published 3 August 2018
The number of households in Scotland is projected to increase dramatically over the next 25 years with single person households set to become the most common type of home by 2041.
Published 12 July 2018