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Scotland

Area of Scotland 82,060.2 km²
Population 5.3 million
Male Population 2,585,175 (48.5%)
Female Population 2,745,758 (51.5%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +4.1%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +5.5%
Median Age 41.3 years old
Male Median Age 40.2 years old
Female Median Age 42.3 years old
Timezone British Summer Time

Scotland Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 5,123,302 5,026,771 5,051,076 5,330,928
Population Density 62.4 / km² 61.3 / km² 61.6 / km² 65.0 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Scotland Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 5.5% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Scotland +4.1% +6.1% +5.5%
United Kingdom +15.2% +13.3% +9.9%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Scotland Median Age

Median Age: 41.3 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Male)Median Age (Female)
Scotland 41.3 years 40.2 years 42.3 years
United Kingdom 39.6 years 38.5 years 40.6 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Scotland Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 149,543 143,962 293,505
5-9 138,226 132,159 270,385
10-14 150,236 142,426 292,663
15-19 168,761 163,153 331,915
20-24 181,913 183,176 365,089
25-29 171,437 176,358 347,796
30-34 159,357 163,729 323,087
35-39 167,002 174,593 341,596
40-44 192,292 203,951 396,243
45-49 201,669 211,862 413,531
50-54 185,660 193,081 378,742
55-59 163,798 170,286 334,084
60-64 166,837 173,858 340,695
65-69 126,236 138,130 264,367
70-74 101,821 121,257 223,079
75-79 77,693 102,311 180,005
80-84 49,199 77,075 126,274
85 Plus 33,494 74,393 107,888
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Scotland Population Density

Population Density: 65.0 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Scotland 5.3 million 82,060.2 km² 65.0 / km²
United Kingdom 64.5 million 251,869.6 km² 256.1 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Scotland Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 900 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
900 174,606 n/a n/a
1000 244,304 3.4% 6,969
1100 371,484 4.3% 12,718
1200 663,813 6% 29,232
1300 925,422 3.4% 26,160
1400 416,754 -7.7% -50,866
1500 603,574 3.8% 18,682
1600 718,540 1.8% 11,496
1700 970,509 3.1% 25,196
1800 1,550,063 4.8% 57,955
1900 4,307,868 10.8% 275,780
1910 4,605,447 6.9% 297,579
1920 4,743,827 3% 138,380
1930 4,720,264 -0.5% -23,563
1940 4,921,061 4.3% 200,797
1950 5,048,697 2.6% 127,636
1960 5,065,364 0.3% 16,667
1970 5,136,828 1.4% 71,464
1990 5,026,771 -1.1% -55,028
2000 5,051,076 0.5% 24,305
2020 5,521,877 4.6% 235,400
2030 5,869,862 6.3% 347,985
2040 6,174,880 5.2% 305,018
2050 6,463,079 4.7% 288,199
2060 6,713,935 3.9% 250,856
2070 6,911,182 2.9% 197,247
2080 7,068,551 2.3% 157,369
2090 7,170,967 1.4% 102,416
2100 7,216,185 0.6% 45,218
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Scotland CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Scotland 67,487,432 t 12.7 t 822.4 t/km²
United Kingdom 727,924,989 t 11.3 t 2,890 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Scotland Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1873 to 2020)

Average Temp
9.7°C
49.4°F
Average High
13.8°C
56.8°F
Average Low
5.5°C
41.9°F
   Record High Temperature
29.4°C
84.9°F
   Record Low Temperature
-7.6°C
18.3°F
   Average Precipitation
69.0 mm
2.7 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
15.2 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:07:33 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Landslide High (7)
Drought Medium (5)
Flood High (9)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

Other places in United Kingdom

Place Area Population Population Density
England 133,213.9 km² 54.3 million 407.9 / km²
Northern Ireland 14,482.9 km² 1.9 million 128.3 / km²
Wales 22,109 km² 3.1 million 140.5 / km²
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