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[this is a data cube dataset] A data cube dataset in folders : Population, National Records of Scotland

Population Estimates (Current Geographic Boundaries)

Mid-year population estimates. Higher geographies are aggregated from 2011 Data Zones.

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Age
  1. All
  2. Children (under 16)
  3. Working Age (16 - 64)
  4. Pensionable Age (65 and over)
  5. 0-4
  6. 5-9
  7. 10-14
  8. 15-19
  9. 20-24
  10. 25-29
  11. 30-34
  12. 35-39
  13. 40-44
  14. 45-49
  15. 50-54
  16. 55-59
  17. 60-64
  18. 65-69
  19. 70-74
  20. 75-79
  21. 80-84
  22. 85-89
  23. 90 And Over
Measure Type
  1. Count
Reference Period
  1. 2011
  2. 2012
  3. 2013
  4. 2014
  5. 2015
  6. 2016
  7. 2017
Sex
  1. All
  2. Female
  3. Male
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
  2. Council Areas
  3. Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies
  4. Health Board Areas
  5. Electoral Wards
  6. 2011 Intermediate Zones
  7. 2011 Data Zones
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About the Dataset
Contact
Publisher
National Records of Scotland
Creator
National Records of Scotland
In folders
License
Issued
11/04/2017
Modified
23/08/2018
Next update due
August 2019
Description

Annual publication of mid-year population estimates by age and sex as at 30 June every year, where population for higher geographies is aggregated from the population estimates for 2011 Data Zones.

For population estimates based on 2001 data zones, see here.

Data zones are the small area geography used by the Scottish Government to allow statistics to be available across a number of policy areas. Data zones were initially set up to nest within council area boundaries and to have a population of between 500 and 1,000 household residents. As much as possible, data zones were set up to contain households with similar social characteristics and to take into consideration physical boundaries. More information on data zone geography can be found on the Scottish Government website. There are 6,976 data zones in Scotland.

Following the 2011 Census the Scottish Government completed a consultation on the redrawing of data zone boundary and finalised the new data zones. 2011 Data Zones were published at the end of 2014.

Intermediate zones are built up from data zones. Intermediate zones are the statistical small geographical areas designed to contain a population of between 2,500 and 6,000 household residents. There are 1,235 intermediate zones in Scotland. More information on intermediate geography can be found on the Scottish Government website.

For more information on population statistics, please see the NRS website here: https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/mid-year-population-estimates

Single year of age population estimates are available on the NRS website here: https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/2011-based-special-area-population-estimates/small-area-population-estimates

Details
Confidentiality Policy
Not supplied
Quality Management
Not supplied
Accuracy and Reliability

Population estimates are based on the 2011 Census and updated annually by 'ageing on' the population and applying information on births, deaths and migration.

Coherence and Comparability

Coherence - Further information on the population estimates can be found in methodology sections on the National Records of Scotland (NRS) website for Mid-year Population Estimates and Small Area Population Estimates.

Comparability - The statistics are designed to be consistent, and incorporate comparable historical data where appropriate. The small area estimates are consistent with the higher level mid-year estimates for council areas and for Scotland.

Accessibility and Clarity
Not supplied
Relevance

Population estimates are used for a variety of purposes including resource allocation and planning of services such as education and health. They are also used for calculating rates and performance measures, informing local and national policy, weighting surveys and in modelling the economy. In addition, population estimates at data zone level can be used as building blocks for a variety of different geographies that can inform planning, provision of services at sub-council area level and allocation of resources. They are used as the denominator to calculate many per capita rates and are available to use as the denominator in devising other rates a user might wish to create. The estimates are also important in a number of other applications, such as the development and maintenance of the Scottish Government’s Urban Rural Classification and the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD).

Timeliness and Punctuality

The estimates refer to the population as at 30 June each year. The population estimates and Scotland and council levels are published ten months after this data. The small area population estimates are published fourteen months after this date.

Mid-year population estimates at Scotland and council level, and Health Board areas are published by NRS in April every year. Small area population estimates at data zone and intermediate zone levels, Scottish Parliamentary Constituency and UK Parliamentary Constituency, are published by NRS in August every year. The dates of publications are preannounced on the Future Publications section of the NRS website.

Revisions

Population estimates are not subject to scheduled revision.

Revisions and corrections to previously published statistics are dealt with in accordance with the Scottish Government Statistician Group corporate policy statement on revisions and corrections - a copy of which is available on the Scottish Government website.

URI

This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.

http://statistics.gov.scot/data/population-estimates-current-geographic-boundaries
Dimensions Linked Data

A linked data-orientated view of dimensions and values

Dimension Locked Value
Age
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/age
(not locked to a value)
Reference Area
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refArea
(not locked to a value)
Reference Period
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refPeriod
(not locked to a value)
Sex
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/sex
(not locked to a value)
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
(not locked to a value)
Graphs

Linked Data is stored in graphs. We keep dataset contents (the data) separately from the metadata, to make it easier for you to find exactly what you need.

The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/population-estimates-current-geographic-boundaries

The data structure definition for this data cube dataset is stored in the same graph as the data: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/population-estimates-current-geographic-boundaries

All other metadata about this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/population-estimates-current-geographic-boundaries/metadata

Linked Data Resources

A breakdown by type of the 4,316,858 resources in this dataset's data graph.

Resource type Number of resources
Collection 2
Component specification 7
Data set 1
Data structure definition 1
Observation 4,316,847
All metadata
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/population-estimates-current-geographic-boundaries/metadata
Accuracy and Reliability http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accuracy-and-reliability
Population estimates are based on the 2011 Census and updated annually by 'ageing on' the population and applying information on births, deaths and migration. xsd:string
Comment rdfs:comment http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#comment
Mid-year population estimates. Higher geographies are aggregated from 2011 Data Zones. xsd:string
Comparability and Coherence http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/comparability-and-coherence
*Coherence* - Further information on the population estimates can be found in methodology sections on the National Records of Scotland (NRS) website for [Mid-year Population Estimates]( https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/mid-year-population-estimates) and [Small Area Population Estimates]( https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/2011-based-special-area-population-estimates/small-area-population-estimates). *Comparability* - The statistics are designed to be consistent, and incorporate comparable historical data where appropriate. The small area estimates are consistent with the higher level mid-year estimates for council areas and for Scotland. xsd:string
Contact email http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#contactEmail
mailto:statisticscustomerservices@nrscotland.gov.uk
Creator dcterms:creator http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
National Records of Scotland http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/national-records-of-scotland
Date Issued dcterms:issued http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
April 11, 2017 08:31 xsd:dateTime
April 12, 2017 16:11 xsd:dateTime
Date Modified dcterms:modified http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
August 23, 2018 08:30 xsd:dateTime
Description dcterms:description http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
Annual publication of mid-year population estimates by age and sex as at 30 June every year, where population for higher geographies is aggregated from the population estimates for 2011 Data Zones. For population estimates based on 2001 data zones, see [here](http://statistics.gov.scot/data/population-estimates-historical-geographic-boundaries). Data zones are the small area geography used by the Scottish Government to allow statistics to be available across a number of policy areas. Data zones were initially set up to nest within council area boundaries and to have a population of between 500 and 1,000 household residents. As much as possible, data zones were set up to contain households with similar social characteristics and to take into consideration physical boundaries. More information on data zone geography can be found on the [Scottish Government](http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2004/02/18917/33243) website. There are 6,976 data zones in Scotland. Following the 2011 Census the Scottish Government completed a consultation on the redrawing of data zone boundary and finalised the new data zones. 2011 Data Zones were published at the end of 2014. Intermediate zones are built up from data zones. Intermediate zones are the statistical small geographical areas designed to contain a population of between 2,500 and 6,000 household residents. There are 1,235 intermediate zones in Scotland. More information on intermediate geography can be found on the [Scottish Government](http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2005/02/20732/53081) website. For more information on population statistics, please see the NRS website here: [https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/mid-year-population-estimates](https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/mid-year-population-estimates) Single year of age population estimates are available on the NRS website here: [https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/2011-based-special-area-population-estimates/small-area-population-estimates](https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/2011-based-special-area-population-estimates/small-area-population-estimates) xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/population-estimates-current-geographic-boundaries
Has a SPARQL endpoint at void:sparqlEndpoint http://rdfs.org/ns/void#sparqlEndpoint
http://statistics.gov.scot/sparql
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue
August 2019 xsd:string
In folder http://publishmydata.com/def/ontology/folder/inFolder
Population http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/population
National Records of Scotland http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/national-records-of-scotland
Label rdfs:label http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#label
Population Estimates (Current Geographic Boundaries) xsd:string
License dcterms:license http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/
Publisher dcterms:publisher http://purl.org/dc/terms/publisher
National Records of Scotland http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/national-records-of-scotland
References dcterms:references http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
http://statistics.gov.scot/help http://statistics.gov.scot/help
Relevance http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/relevance
Population estimates are used for a variety of purposes including resource allocation and planning of services such as education and health. They are also used for calculating rates and performance measures, informing local and national policy, weighting surveys and in modelling the economy. In addition, population estimates at data zone level can be used as building blocks for a variety of different geographies that can inform planning, provision of services at sub-council area level and allocation of resources. They are used as the denominator to calculate many per capita rates and are available to use as the denominator in devising other rates a user might wish to create. The estimates are also important in a number of other applications, such as the development and maintenance of the Scottish Government’s Urban Rural Classification and the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD). xsd:string
Revisions http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/revisions
Population estimates are not subject to scheduled revision. Revisions and corrections to previously published statistics are dealt with in accordance with the Scottish Government Statistician Group corporate policy statement on revisions and corrections - a copy of which is available on the [Scottish Government]( http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/About/CPSonRevisionsCorrections/Q/EditMode/on/ForceUpdate/on) website. xsd:string
Theme dcat:theme http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#theme
Population http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/population
National Records of Scotland http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/national-records-of-scotland
Timeliness and Punctuality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/timeliness-and-punctuality
The estimates refer to the population as at 30 June each year. The population estimates and Scotland and council levels are published ten months after this data. The small area population estimates are published fourteen months after this date. Mid-year population estimates at Scotland and council level, and Health Board areas are published by NRS in April every year. Small area population estimates at data zone and intermediate zone levels, Scottish Parliamentary Constituency and UK Parliamentary Constituency, are published by NRS in August every year. The dates of publications are preannounced on the [Future Publications](https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/future-publications) section of the NRS website. xsd:string
Title dcterms:title http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
Population Estimates (Current Geographic Boundaries) xsd:string
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
Dataset http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#Dataset
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#LinkedDataset
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/population-estimates-current-geographic-boundaries
Structure qb:structure http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#structure
http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/population-estimates-current-geographic-boundaries http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/population-estimates-current-geographic-boundaries
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
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