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. 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 10 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.

The last census was carried out in 2011 and you can find out more about it on this page. You can also view results from 2001 census and 1991 census.

Aberdeenshire census results

View main Aberdeenshire census results from 2011. The following tables summarise census results for Aberdeenshire by topic:

Census results by administrative areas

View infographics giving 2011 census information about Aberdeenshire's administrative areas such as population, ethnic group, health, household composition, tenure, economic activity, occupation, industry, qualifications, travel to work and car ownership:

This information is also available as a series of written tables. Please email statistics@aberdeenshire.gov.uk if you would like to receive it in this form.

Census results by main towns

Single page profiles of Aberdeenshire's largest towns from the 2011 census giving details of population, households, age structure, household composition, health, ethnicity, qualifications, employment and work.