Population of Scotland

Scottish Population Around 5.2 million
Population of Scotland's main cities

Glasgow - 592,820
Edinburgh - 486,120
Aberdeen - 217,120
Dundee - 144,290
Inverness - 56,660
Stirling - 89,850

(National Records of Scotland 2011)

Birth rate

11.3 births per 1,000 population


(2010, General Register Office for Scotland, now National Records of Scotland)

Death rate

10.3 deaths per 1,000 population


(2010, General Register Office for Scotland, now National Records of Scotland)

Net migration rate 4.1 migrant(s) per 1,000 population
Population growth rate

0.54% (between 2009 and 2010)

(National Records of Scotland, April 2011)

Life expectancy at birth

female: 80.1 yrs
male: 75.3 yrs

(For those born around 2008)

(National Records of Scotland, 2010)

Literacy 99%

National Records of Scotland