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Population of Scotland

Here are some statistics showing Scotland's population throughout the ages (sources: old directories, gazetteers, almanacs, census statistics etc):

  • before 1800 (mostly very approximate)
    YearPopulation
    1600800,000
    17071,000,000
    17551,265,380

     

  • 19th century
    YearPopulation
    18011,608,420
    18111,805,864
    18212,091,521
    18312,364,386
    18412,620,184
    18512,888,742
    18613,062,294
    18713,360,018
    18813,735,573
    18914,025,647

     

  • 20th century
    YearPopulation
    19014,472,103
    19114,760,904
    19214,882,497
    19314,842,554
    19395,006,700
    19515,096,000 (*)
    19615,179,000 (*)
    19715,229,000 (*)
    19815,130,735
    19914,962,152

Note: (*) indicates that a figure is the population total accurate to the nearest thousand.