Scottish cities

Child population projections, Scottish cities, 2018-2043
Scot cities  child projs 2018 2043
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Glasgow’s child population is projected to decrease by 7% in the period 2018 to 2043; a projected reduction of 7,100 children, decreasing the child population of the city from nearly 100,000 in 2018 to 93,000 by 2043. Over the same period, the child populations of all the other major Scottish cities are predicted to reduce also by 4% in Edinburgh, 9% in Aberdeen and by 11% in Dundee.


These population projections, produced by National Records of Scotland (NRS) are forecasts based on a range of assumptions about underlying demographics and should be treated with caution. The projected populations can change quite substantially between revisions, which are published every two years.

The projections shown are the principal projections rather than variant projections that NRS also produces. For more detailed information go to the National Records of Scotland population projections pages.