The Scottish Census takes place every ten years, alongside similar information gathering exercises in all UK countries. The data gathered gives a snapshot of the characteristics of the people who live in Scotland on that particular day and the information is used to inform decisions and facilitate discussion about present and future service delivery.

There has been a census of some description every ten years since 1801, with the exception of 1941. This provides us with a very valuable historic record and the ability to identify changes in social trends. Because information is available at many different geographical levels it also allow us to compare different countries, regions and towns, both with each other and with the wider area they are situated in.

Results from the 2011 Census

The following tables summarise Census results for Aberdeenshire by topic:


Administrative Areas

Infographics giving Census 2011 information about Aberdeenshire's administrative areas are also available:

This information is also available as a series of written tables. Please contact us at the address below if you would like to receive the information in this form.


Single page profiles of Aberdeenshire's largest towns can be downloaded here:


Aberdeenshire 2011, 2001, 1991

Summary Census statistics for Aberdeenshire are available for 2011, 2001 and 1991.

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