Aberdeen’s population declines as fewer in region have children


Aberdeen’s population is shrinking as fewer people are having children, figures suggest.

The number of people living in Aberdeenshire, Angus and Moray has also fallen in the last year according to the statistics, bucking the national trend as the number of people living in Scotland overall has risen.

Every three months, the Scottish Government publishes figures showing the number of births and deaths across the country.

Aberdeen had 228,000 residents in March – 1,040 fewer than March 2017.

In the first quarter of 2018, there were 714 deaths and 544 births in the city.

Aberdeenshire had 261,800 residents this March – 390 fewer than March 2017.

In the first quarter of 2018, there were 757 deaths and 637 births in Aberdeenshire.

Angus’s population fell by 390 to 116,280 in the 12 months up to March.

In the first quarter of 2018, there were 450 deaths and 235 births in Angus.

Moray’s population fell by 290 to 95,780 in the 12 months up to March.

In the first quarter of 2018, there were 239 deaths and 197 births in Moray.

Scotland’s population rose by 20,100 to 5,240,800 in the 12 months up to March.

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