Population of Scotland

Current Population of Scotland

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the current population of Scotland is 5,466,000.

These population figures are for mid-2020. The population figures were last updated on . The ONS will release the next set of population data for Scotland in September 2022.

Scottish Population Statistics - Total Population of Scotland by Year

Population statistics for Scotland from 1971 to 2020 are shown in the table below. The table shows how the population of Scotland has increased from 5,235,600 to 5,466,000 in that time.

YearPopulation of Scotland
19715,235,600
19725,230,600
19735,233,900
19745,240,800
19755,232,400
19765,233,400
19775,226,200
19785,212,300
19795,203,600
19805,193,900
19815,180,200
19825,164,500
19835,148,100
19845,138,900
19855,127,900
19865,111,800
19875,099,000
19885,077,400
19895,078,200
19905,081,300
19915,083,300
19925,085,600
19935,092,500
19945,102,200
19955,103,700
19965,092,200
19975,083,300
19985,077,100
19995,072,000
20005,062,900
20015,064,200
20025,066,000
20035,068,500
20045,084,300
20055,110,200
20065,133,100
20075,170,000
20085,202,900
20095,231,900
20105,262,200
20115,299,900
20125,313,600
20135,327,700
20145,347,600
20155,373,000
20165,404,700
20175,424,800
20185,438,100
20195,463,300
20205,466,000

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