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Breathing Earth
A map of the world showing birth and death rates and total population in real time.  Also co2 emissions.

Caithness Population
(From The Third Statistical Account of Scotland, The County of Caithness, John Smith (Ed)
and The Statistical Account of Scotland, 1791-1799, Sir John Sinclair (Ed), Vol XVIII)
1755 - 22,215
1790s- 24,802
1801 - 22,609 or 23,474
1811 - 23,419
1821 - 29,181
1831 - 31,459
1841 - 36,343
1851 - 38,709
1861 - 41,111
1871 - 39,992
1881 - 38,868
1891 - 37,177
1901 - 33,870
1911 - 32,010
1921 - 28,285
1931 - 25,056
1951 - 22,710
1961 - 27,370
1991 - 26,393
2001 - 25,195

Highland Population
2001 208,914

Population Estimates Scottish Settlements 2004
Pop Ests in Alphabetical Order
Thurso - 7540
Wick  - 7010
Halkirk - 930
Castletown - 760

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Mid 2005 Population Estimates Scotland

General Register for Scotland
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Population Reference Bureau

World Population Clock

US Census Population Clock

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World Population Projection - US Census Bureau

US Population Projection

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UK Population Estimates

UK Statistics Department


See Also
2001 UK Census


Population Survey In Scotland 2005
This web site at the Scottish Executive gives detailed information on the labour market, education and training. Results are presented here at Scotland and sub-Scotland levels.

Small Fall In Population Of Scotland
Figures released by the Registrar General for Scotland estimate Scotlandís population to have been 5,054,800 on 30 June 2002, a fall of 9,400 since mid-2001.

The small fall (0.2 per cent) in population is mostly due to a natural decline, more deaths than births, which accounts for nearly two thirds of the fall. The remaining decline is a result of net out migration.

Amongst Council areas, East Lothian and West Lothian had the largest proportionate increase at 0.6 per cent each followed by Scottish Borders at 0.4 per cent. Aberdeen City (-1.2 per cent) and Dundee City, East Dunbartonshire, Eilean Siar (all -0.9 per cent) had the largest decreases.

Of Health Board areas, Borders and Fife had the largest increases at 0.4 and 0.3 per cent, respectively. The largest decreases occurred in the Western Isles Health Board area (-0.9 per cent) and Argyll and Clyde, and Grampian (both -0.5 per cent).

A table is available presenting a summary of these estimates for Council and Health Board areas with details of the components of population change for the period mid-2001 to mid-2002. Media wishing a faxed copy of the table should telephone 0131 244 3073. Alternatively a copy of the table and more detailed information on the 2002 mid-year population estimate by age, sex and administrative area (Council and Health Board area) is available on the GROS website at www.gro-scotland.gov.uk or by contacting GROS Customer Services at the address in para 5.

2002 mid-year population estimates for the United Kingdom will be published by the Office for National Statistics on 7 August 2003.

The 2001 Census results published in September 2002
[ http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/grosweb/grosweb.nsf/pages/poprep
] showed that previous population estimates had overestimated the population of Scotland by some 50,000. This overestimate is largely attributable to errors in previous estimates of migration in the 1980s and 1990s.

To ensure that future mid-year estimates are robust and do not continue to overestimate the population, a component for unattributable population change has been included in the 2002 mid-year estimates. This adjustment is included within the net civilian migration column in the components of change table as it is assumed to be wholly comprised of unmeasured migration. At the Scotland level, this amounts to -2,600. More information on these adjustments can be found on the GROS website at
( www.gro-scotland.gov.uk ).

Further work is being undertaken to review the quality of the method and data sources used to estimate migration, in particular to reduce the level of unmeasured migration. This includes analysing the detailed migration results from the 2001 Census due out later this summer. In addition, a National Statistics Quality Review of International Migration Statistics is being carried out by the Office for National Statistics. This review, to be published later this year, will recommend ways of improving the quality and accuracy of international migration.