First impressions on the 1981 census in Scotland

N. A. Fraser

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The past decade was a tumultuous period in Scotland with the discovery of North Sea oil, the rise (and decline) of Scottish Nationalism and the inexorable movement into the deepest economic recession in the post-war period. A number of insights into the pattern of economic and social changes throughout this period is provided by the 'Preliminary Report on the 1981 Census of Population in Scotland'. While complete analysis must await the full details of the Census, this brief paper attempts to draw some tentative conclusions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-29
Number of pages2
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1981
Externally publishedYes


  • 1981 Census of Population in Scotland
  • population change
  • Scottish economy
  • employment migration


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