Migration to Scotland

Click on the pages on the left to learn more about the population of Scotland and about the number of economic migrants and asylum seekers in the country.  

Further information on Scotland's population, including statistics and census data, is available on the National Records of Scotland (NRS) website at http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk.  NRS also produce area profiles which outline key statistical data and trends in relation to Scotland's 32 council areas.  These profiles include information on local migrant populations and can be accessed here.

Our Policy Toolkit contains a section on understanding migrant populations.  Go to Section 4 for more information.