Population Change in Scotland

Part 1- using the data in figure 1 and 2 provided I am going to talk about population change by local government area in Scotland for 2000-2010 and also the change in age structure of the Scottish population for 2010-2010.

Figure 1 (assignment booklet, p20) shows that the East of Scotland has a high percentage of population change as you can see from the map the darker areas have the highest population change and the darker areas all appear to be in the East of Scotland. However in the small islands on the outskirts of Western Scotland it appears that there is negative growth or a possible decline in population, this indicates that people might not want to live there or there hasn’t been a lot of reproduction on these islands. But when you look at North Scotland it appears that there is a steady increase of population ranging from 4 to 8%. So it appears that the Highlands population has had an average growth of around 6% between the years 2000-2010. Then when you look at Southern Scotland and small numbered areas   there has been a small percentage increase between 2000-2010 this ranges from 0-4% so here you can see a slow population increase in the years 2000-2010.

Figure 2 (assignment booklet, p21) shows that; in Scotland 2010 less children have been born/produced than in the year 2000. As the number of 0-15year olds in Scotland 2010 was down 7% from the year 2000. But when you look at the age group 75+ it appears there is a 14% increase in population in the year 2010 compared to the year 2000 so it appears that people are living longer. There could be a range of reasons for this perhaps less alcohol consumption or drug related incidents, also over this period of time the NHS has got better and medicine has been improved over the last 10 years.   According to figure 2 pictured above in Scotland as a whole there is a total of 32% increase in population in a decade between the years 2000-2010. The choropleth map shows a decrease in...