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Thursday, 13 Jun 2019
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New questions can be asked – but answering will be voluntary.

New voluntary questions can be asked in Scotland’s 2021 Census on transgender...

Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019
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There were 12,642 births and 15,306 deaths registered in Scotland between 1 January and 31 March 2019, according to provisional figures released...

Friday, 24 May 2019
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The non-UK population living in Scotland in 2018 stood at 352,000 non-British nationals or 469,000 non-UK born in 2018, remaining broadly stable...

Thursday, 25 Apr 2019
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Scotland’s population has continued to increase and now stands at a record high of 5.44 million, the largest population ever in Scotland for the...

Friday, 12 Apr 2019
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Survey work begins on the Adam Dome.

The main entrance to General Register House (GRH) will be closed from 15 April 2019 until further...