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Aberdeen Stats and Facts

Many online sources provide statistical or factual information about various aspects of the city of Aberdeen. Some of these links set out below are to general UK or Scottish websites - they have been chosen because they allow you to narrow your search to the Aberdeen area.

Aberdeen City Council - Information & Publications

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General Information:

Behind the Granite - Aberdeen Key Facts 2014 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 City and Shire Economic Future

Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Future (ACSEF) is a joint public and private sector initiative whose main aim is to achieve strong economic growth for the area.  The 'Key Statistics' section of the ACSEF website has around 60 sheets with brief statistical information on a wide range of socio-economic topics.  The 'Reports' section contains the latest economic reviews and reports for the City and Shire area.

Aberdeen Industrial Areas Guide 2014-15

Published Annually this guide lists companies that are operating from major industrial areas in Aberdeen. 
Demographic Fact Sheet 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! 


2013 Population Estimates - Aberdeen City

Population estimates for Aberdeen City - single year age bands.  


2013 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.
2013 Population Estimates - Multi Member Wards Population estimates for Aberdeen's 13 wards, disaggregated by 5-year age groups.


School Roll Forecasts 2013 Based School roll forecasts for the 2014-2021 period for all Local Authority primary and secondary schools in Aberdeen.                                 


Aberdeen City: Children and Young People's Audit 2013-2014 Annual audit which provides robust information about the position of children and young people in Aberdeen.  The purpose of the audit is to ensure that the Aberdeen Integrated Children's Services Partnership has the information it needs to plan and deliver services for children and young people and their families.                                                                                                                        

Briefing Papers:

Population of Older People in Aberdeen 2015/01  Demographic information relating to Aberdeen's 65+ population.  Includes comparisons with other council areas in Scotland. 
Migrant Workers in Aberdeen City and Shire 2014/08  This paper looks at the inflow of migrant workers to the Aberdeen City and Shire area.
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 Report, Aberdeen City and Shire 2014/03  Analysis of the 2013 population estimates.  Includes information on age structure, historical trends and neighbourhood populations.  This updates and replaces Briefing Paper 2013/05.
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. 
Businesses in Aberdeen City & Shire 2013/08  A summary of the Aberdeen City & Shire data from Businesses in Scotland  2013.  Analyses number of enterprises, together with their workforce and turnover. 
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). 
Unemployment in Aberdeen 2013/03  A summary of unemployment trends in Aberdeen, including information on the age of claimants, the duration of unemployment and comparisons with other parts of Scotland. 
Income and Earnings in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire  2013/02  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).

Deprivation in Aberdeen

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

Briefing Notes:

GVA and GDP 2014/01  This  briefing note focuses on 2012 GVA and GDP for North East Scotland


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External Links:

Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics

Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics provides figures on Scotland's local areas for local authorities, electoral wards, and postcodes. It provides information on health, education, poverty, unemployment, housing, population, crime and social/community issues.

Scottish 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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