HC Deb 29 April 1926 vol 194 c2211W

asked the Secretary for Scotland the numbers of the urban and rural populations, respectively, at the last Census and at the dates of the three preceding Censuses?


For the purposes of the Report on the Censuses of 1911 and 1921, the urban population of Scotland was taken to be the population of burghs and of special districts for lighting or scavenging purposes, with populations of 1,000 and over. The rural population was taken to be the population of the remainder of the country. On this footing, the urban and rural populations of Scotland at the Census of 1921 numbered 3,771,762 and 1,110,735, respectively. At the Census of 1911 the corresponding numbers were 3,591,276 and 1,169,628. Comparable statistics for the Censuses of 1891 and 1901 are not available.