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Population Estimates - Census 2001: a data cube slice

Population from Census Day, 29 April 2001 (number of people).

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  1. Pensionable Age
  2. All
  3. Children
  4. Working Age
  5. 0-4 years
  6. 5-9 years
  7. 10-14 years
  8. 15-19 years
  9. 20-24 years
  10. 25-29 years
  11. 30-34 years
  12. 35-39 years
  13. 40-44 years
  14. 45-49 years
  15. 50-54 years
  16. 55-59 years
  17. 60-64 years
  18. 65-69 years
  19. 70-74 years
  20. 75-79 years
  21. 80-84 years
  22. 85-89 years
  23. 90 years
  1. All
  2. Female
  3. Male
Measure Type
  1. Count
  2. Ratio
Reference Period
  1. 2001
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. Community Health Partnerships
  7. 2001 Intermediate Zones
  8. 2001 Data Zones
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These figures are the results from the 2001 Census in Scotland. They are final figures of the resident population as at Census Day, 29 April 2001, after adjusting for estimated under-enumeration in the Census. The Census results have been adjusted to take account of estimated underenumeration in the Census based on the One Number Census methodology, which used the results of the Census Coverage Survey. As a result of the adjustments for underenumeration and changes to the definition of the resident population, it is not appropriate to compare directly the results from the 2001 Census with earlier Censuses. More information on this is available on the National Records of Scotland's website . The resident population of Scotland on Census Day (29 April 2001) was 5,062,011, of which 52 per cent were female and 48 per cent were male. Children aged 15 and under accounted for 19 per cent of the population, people of working age (16-59F/64M) accounted for 62 per cent, and people of retirement age (60F/65M +) accounted for the remaining 19 per cent.

Further details on the census is available from the 'Scotland's Census' website.

Confidentiality Policy

The Registrar General has a legal obligation not to reveal information collected in confidence in the census about individual people and households. Protecting the census data is of key importance and steps have been taken to safeguard confidentiality and protect against disclosure of personal information provided on the census form. Further information is given in 'Scotland's Census - A guide to the results and how to obtain them'.

Quality Management

Details of projects intended to improve the quality of the 2001 census are available in 'Appendix 1: 2001 Census Method' of the Census Report 2001.

Accuracy and Reliability

Details of the quality assurance processes that guarantee the accuracy and reliability of the census are available on the 'Scotland's Census' website.

Coherence and Comparability

Information on the differences between the 2011 Census Population Estimates for Scotland and the population estimates which were rolled forward from the 2001 Census to Census Day 2011 is available in the '2011 Census Reconciliation Report'. This explains the reasons why the two estimates differ.

Accessibility and Clarity

It is the policy of NRS to make its website and products accessible according to published guidelines. More information is available in the Accessibility section of the NRS website.


Examples of how different people and organisations use census statistics is available on the 'Scotland's Census' website.

Timeliness and Punctuality

This dataset is not expected to have any updates.


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.


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90 years
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Reference Area
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Reference Period
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Measure Type
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