HC Deb 30 October 1969 vol 790 c6W
Mr. Dewar

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will give estimates of the changes in the population of Scotland during 1968–69; and how the figures compare with those for 1967–68.

Mr. Ross

The Registrar General estimates that the net migration loss from Scotland fell from 33,000 in 1967–68 to 25,000 in 1968–69, the loss to other United Kingdom countries having fallen from 13,000 to 11,000 and the loss to overseas countries having fallen from 20,000 to 14,000. The total net loss by migration of 25,000 is the lowest since 1958–59. The population of Scotland at 30th June, 1969 is estimated to be 5,194,700, an increase of 7,200; this is the highest population increase since 1962–63.