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Scotland’s population hits new high

Scotland’s population hits new high

Scotland’s population reached an all-time high of 5,327,700 in mid-2013, according to new official figures.

The figures, based on 2011 census data, showed a rise of 14,100 people compared to the previous year, said the National Records of Scotland statistics.

About 47,700 people came to Scotland from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to the figures. And about 39,800 left Scotland to go in the opposite direction, resulting in a net migration gain of 7,900.

BBC report

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