1991-2011 Census results

The main set of statistical outputs from Scotland’s Census 2011 have now been published. Work continues to develop additional analysis of the census data, and details of any future census publications will be added to the Analytical Reports page.  Subscribe to our Scotland's Census newsletter (external link) to be notified when they are published or check the list of future publications on the NRS website for further details.

Now that publication of the 'standard outputs' has been completed, we are working through the requests received for commissioned outputs. For further information on submitting a request, visit the Commissioned Outputs page.

How can I access or download the results?

All standard census tables are available via the Census Data Explorer. The Census Data Explorer provides information through four main methods:

Area profiles

Area profiles can give you a snapshot of census results for a particular region. You can compare up to three regions at once.

See area profiles.

Maps and charts

With our maps and charts you can view interactive visual representations of census data.

See maps and charts.

Standard outputs

With standard outputs you can access and explore each of the 'standard' tables at a wide range of geographies, from national level right down to local level.

See standard outputs.

Data warehouse

With the data warehouse you can bulk-download all the published tables for all geographies in 'csv' format.

See the data warehouse.

In addition to the standard census tables, a variety of 'additional' and 'commissioned' tables can also be accessed and downloaded through the Data Warehouse.

Information on other census products can be seen on the Origin Destination Statistics, Microdata, and Analytical Reports pages.

Researchers looking to analyse census data in combination with other data sets can find general information on the Scottish Informatics and Linkage Collaboration (SILC) website. 

Health researchers wishing to discuss a project proposal that would require requesting linked data or census data sets being placed in the National Safe Haven, should follow the Farr (eDRIS) route – see contact details at on the ISD Scotland website

Social science researchers seeking similar access should follow the ADRN route on the Administrative Data Research website.

How can I find out what data is available?

Please use the Scotland's Census Tables Index (Excel, 324KB) to find out what 'standard', 'additional' and 'commissioned' tables have been published. Please note this search tool is currently not compatible with Mac OS X. An index only version is available (Excel, 710KB).

If the table you want isn't available you can submit a request, visit the Commissioned Outputs page for more information.

What else is planned for Scotland's Census?

Click here to subscribe to our e-newsletter and receive updates on future releases of census data, visualtisations and analystical reports. For information on current plans, visit the Future Census Publications page.