Aberdeen City: Total Population


Up to 1961 almost all population totals, from parishes up to national totals, are computed from the census parish tables; details are in 'Source Info View'. We very carefully checked these tables both for internal consistency and against district-level totals in age structure tables. This work both eliminated almost all computerisation errors and showed that the original tables had been carefully checked before publication. However, adding the data to our system meant matching up unit names in the census table with names in our core gazetteer — the information on our 'Relationships' pages. Because of variations in naming, not all of the most detailed data are currently linked in. This usually results in a simple gap in the population time series, but very occasionally the original tables gave separate population figures for the parts of a parish. If some but not all of the names match there will be an erroneously low population total. We are working to eliminate these.

Chart View Table View Source Info View
Year Population 10 years earlier Current Total Population
1801 12,389 Show data context
1811 12,389 Show data context 16,917 Show data context
1821 16,917 Show data context 22,043 Show data context
1831 22,043 Show data context 29,345 Show data context
1841 29,345 Show data context 32,443 Show data context
1851 32,443 Show data context 36,705 Show data context
1861 36,705 Show data context
1921 171,709 Show data context
1931 171,709 Show data context 164,256 Show data context
1941 164,256 Show data context 182,467 Show data context
1951 182,467 Show data context 200,679 Show data context
1961 200,679 Show data context 205,969 Show data context
1971 205,969 Show data context 211,259 Show data context
1981 211,259 Show data context 199,770 Show data context
1991 199,770 Show data context 214,699 Show data context
2001 214,699 Show data context 212,125 Show data context
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