Scotland: 2011 Population Increase Largest in 50 Years

According to a report released today by the General Register Office for Scotland, Scotland’s population rose by 32,700 to 5,254,800 in the year ended in June 2011. A Scottish government spokeswoman said: “This year’s net population increase is the highest we have seen for more than 50 years and demonstrates that our hard work to grow Scotland’s population to support economic growth is paying off.”

Access the General Register Office’s News Release and Full Report.