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Research & Information Publications

The following documents are produced by the Research & Information team using a range of official data sources. They aim to provide easily accessible information about Aberdeen City. If you wish to contact us regarding any of the information here, or require information on another topic, please use the link below.

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General Information:

Behind the Granite - Aberdeen Key Facts 2016

Behind the Granite contains statistical information on Aberdeen, covering a wide range of topics.  While the focus of the booklet is Aberdeen, some comparative information is also presented for other areas.
2011 Census Information A great deal of detailed information was collected in the 2011 census.  A separate webpage has been created that contains summaries of the latest data for Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Industrial Areas Guide 2016/17

Published Annually this guide lists companies that are operating from major industrial areas in Aberdeen. 
Council Area Profiles The National Records of Scotland has produced demographic fact sheets for all 32 Scottish Council areas.  The latest fact sheet for Aberdeen City contains information on population, births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, and households and dwellings.
It's a fact! Things you might not know about Aberdeen! 


2015 Mid Year Population Estimates - Aberdeen City

Population estimates for Aberdeen City - single year age bands.  


2015 Population Estimates - Neighbourhoods Population estimates for Aberdeen's 37 neighbourhoods disaggregated by 5-year age groups and also broken down by Males and Females. Based on data zone population estimates produced by the National Records of Scotland.
2015 Population Estimates - Multi Member Wards Population estimates for Aberdeen's 13 wards, disaggregated by 5-year age groups.

Quick Stats:

Aberdeen City's Population (Mid-2015) This infographic report provides snapshot information of Aberdeen City’s population. The information is based on Mid-2015 population estimates published by the National Records of Scotland on 28 April 2016.    


Briefing Notes:

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2016  2016/01 This briefing note is designed to provide information on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD)  SIMD 2016   . It explains what SIMD is, the methodology used, data limitations and also explains the SIMD 2016 results for Aberdeen City.       
Aberdeen City Economy 2015/01 This briefing note provides an update on the Aberdeen City Economy.
GVA and GDP 2014/01  This briefing note focuses on 2012 GVA and GDP for North East Scotland.

Briefing Papers:

Population Report, Aberdeen City and Shire 2016/03  This briefing paper examines the mid-2015 population estimates for Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire that were published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) on 28 April 2016. The mid-2015 population estimates build on the mid-2014 estimates, which are updated to account for population change during the period between 1st July 2014 and 30th June 2015 to give the mid-2015 estimates. It also looks at age structure, trends and population projections up to 2037.
Languages spoken in Aberdeen City 2016/02  This paper looks at languages spoken in Aberdeen City and includes information on the most common languages as well as the range of languages spoken.
Healthy Life Expectancy 2016/01  This Briefing Paper looks at most recent figures for estimated life expectancy and estimated healthy life expectancy at birth for Aberdeen City. 
Population of Older People in Aberdeen 2015/10  Demographic information relating to Aberdeen's 65+ population.  Includes comparisons with other council areas in Scotland and population projections.
Unemployment in Aberdeen 2015/09 This briefing paper looks at unemployment in Aberdeen City. It compares claimant totals and rates in Aberdeen City with Aberdeenshire, comparator local authorities and the overall Scottish average. Information is presented on the age of claimants, sex of claimants and the duration of their spells of unemployment. Historical data is also presented to give an indication of unemployment level in Aberdeen over the years.
Migrant Workers in Aberdeen City and Shire 2015/08   This paper looks at the inflow of migrant workers to the Aberdeen City and Shire area.
Income and Earnings in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire 2015/07  This briefing paper looks at some of the key issues surrounding income and earnings in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. The information in this paper has been extracted from the Scottish Household Survey (SHS), Income and Poverty modelled estimates and Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE).
Businesses in Aberdeen City & Shire 2015/06 A summary of the Aberdeen City & Shire data from Businesses in Scotland  2014.  Analyses number of enterprises, together with their workforce and turnover. 
Health Behaviours 2015/05  This is the last of three briefing papers which look at issues relating to the health and wellbeing of Aberdeen's population. This paper looks at a range of  behaviours and lifestyle choices which may impact the health of the City's population.
Women's and Children's Health 2015/04 This is the second of three briefing papers which look at issues relating to the health and wellbeing of Aberdeen's population. This particular paper explores health issues relating specifically to women and children in Aberdeen.
Health and Health Outcomes 2015/03 This is the first of three briefing papers which look at issues relating to the health and wellbeing of Aberdeen's population.  This particular paper covers information around the health and health outcomes of the City's adult population.
Migration Report, Aberdeen 2014/07   This paper looks at in and out migration to Aberdeen between June 2012 and June 2013.
Household Projections for Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire 2014/06 Summary of the 2012 based household projections for Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, published by the National Records of Scotland on 30 July 2014.
Groups with Protected Characteristics 2014/05  This paper gives an indication of gender statistics and compares the position of men and women and boys and girls in Aberdeen.
A Gender Audit of Statistics in Aberdeen: Comparing the position of Men & Women 2014/04 This briefing paper compares the position of men and women and boys and girls in Aberdeen.  It looks at a range of factors: for example, population, households & families, education & training, labour market & earnings, transport, crime and justice, participation in political life and health.
Population Projections Aberdeen City and Shire (Revised) 2014/02  Summary of the 2012-based population projections for Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, published by National Records of Scotland on 14 May 2014. 
Economic Output in Aberdeen City & Shire  2013/04  A summary of the official economic output data for Aberdeen City & Shire as measured by Gross Value Added (GVA) and Gross Domestic Product (GDP). 

Deprivation in Aberdeen

2013/01 Analysis of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2012. 



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External Links:

Scotland's Official Statistics

This site provides figures on Scotland's local areas for local authorities, electoral wards, and postcodes. It provides information on health, education, environment, housing, population, crime and social/community issues.

Scottish Government Statistics
This section of the Scottish Government website gives users links to ScotStat, Statbase (part of the Office for National Statistics site), Envonline (Scottish Environmental Statistics online), news of forthcoming statistical releases, and other Scottish statistical information.


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