Welcome to the Scotland's Census website

The results from the 2011 Census in Scotland paint an important picture of the characteristics of our population.  This information is vital to help shape Scotland's future by informing key decisions on how services that we all rely on such as transport, housing, schools and hospitals are delivered.

The population of Scotland on Census Day, 27 March 2011, was 5,295,403 - the highest ever.

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