Scotland’s population at record high
August 2nd 2012
Growing levels of immigration have taken Scotland’s population to a record high, official figures today show.
• Increase in population mainly down to 27,000 more people coming to Scotland than leaving
• Scotland’s population has seen continuous rise in recent years, with more births than deaths being recorded
• The country’s population now stands at 5,254,800 inhabitants, 14,000 higher than the previous high in 1974
After nine years of continuous growth, Scotland’s population reached 5,254,800 in mid 2011 – the highest ever. The increase in the population over the previous 12 months was mainly due to 27,000 more people coming to Scotland than leaving. However, migration from the rest of the UK remained fairly steady with the biggest increase coming from abroad. There were also 4,809 more births than deaths.
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