World Population Day – How many people will live in Scotland in 2041?

11 July is marked each year by the United Nations as World Population Day.

Every summer, they look at whether the world is under or overpopulated, the problems this may cause, and how we can overcome these challenges.

Currently the world’s population totals 7.6 billion people and is expected to grow to nearly 10 billion by the 2050 before levelling off at around 11.2 billion by the end of the century.

With the steadily increasing global population, what does this mean for the UK, and for Scotland?

What will our population be by the end of the century, and how many more people live in Scotland now than they did 100 years ago?

Take a tour below to find out all you need to know about Scotland’s population.


All statistics taken from the National Records of Scotland.

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