Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Population of Edinburgh

Edinburgh by Numbers is an annual publication from the Council and the latest edition has just arrived on my desk.  Let me just share the population figures (they are growing) with some numbers from earlier years just to give context.
  • 1811  -  82,624
  • 1861  - 168,121
  • 1911  - 320,318
  • 1951  - 466,761
  • 1991  - 436,320
  • 1996  - 444,910
  • 2001  - 449,020
  • 2006  - 463,510
  • 2007  - 468,070 + 1% (on 2006)
  • 2008  - 471,650 + 0.76%
  • 2009  - 477,660 +1.25%
 Fewer people are dying, 4,266 in 2009, and births increased to 5,052.  The remainder of the increase of 6,010 from 2008 to 2009 is attributed to net migration.

Update:  the GRO have released 2010 figures.   Click here.

2 comments:

Tim said...

Interesting the drop between 1951and 1991. I wonder what caused that? It was pretty static over the whole of Scotland for that period.

Cameron Rose said...

I don't know - but beware changes in the boundary of the city. I am most interested in the more recent figures which show a small increase year on year. In addition the future projections are being revised upwards.

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