Notes on data

The indicators presented in the children’s population section are derived from national organisations.  Scottish data on births, infant deaths and population estimates and projections have been derived mainly from data supplied by National Records of Scotland (NRS).  Where data are provided for other parts of the UK, the source is Office for National Statistics (ONS).  The source data for each indicator presented is noted in the graph titling.

Historical data on population, births and deaths have been derived from past Census results and from older reports such as the Registrar General of Scotland's Annual Reports (1973-2010) and Reports of Medical Officer of Health, Glasgow (1898, 1925,1926,1972).