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:
Infographics giving Census 2011 information about Aberdeenshire's administrative areas are also available:
- Banff and Buchan (pdf 660Kb)
- Buchan (pdf 590KB)
- Formartine (pdf 658KB)
- Garioch (pdf 551KB)
- Kincardine and Mearns (pdf 824KB)
- Marr (pdf 705KB)
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: