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FIGURES PROJECT DOWNWARD TREND FOR SCOTLAND'S POPULATION

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Figures published yesterday predict that parts of Scotland could lose up to a sixth of their population in the next...
Figures published yesterday predict that parts of Scotland could lose up to a sixth of their population in the next 16 years, reports The Scotsman (p6).

Overall, the population of Scotland is projected to fall from 5,120,000 in 1998 to 5,080,000 in 2016, according to estimates from the registrar general for Scotland.

The worst falls are predicted to be in Inverclyde, down 17%, Dundee, down 16%, and Western Isles, down 14%.

However, West Lothian's population is set to increase by 14%, East Lothian by 11% and Stirling by 9%.

A spokesman for the registrar general said the statistics were based on assumptions of births, deaths and past migration patterns, and 'therefore the projections are not a prediction of what will happen, but simply a projection of what would be the outcome on the basis of particular assumptions.'
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