Minority Groups

Council areas with large cities had the highest proportion of their population from a minority ethnic group: 12 per cent in Glasgow City, 8 per cent in City of Edinburgh and Aberdeen City and 6 per cent in Dundee City.

Scottish Identity

Eighty-three per cent of the population of Scotland felt they had some Scottish national identity, including 62 per cent who felt Scottish only.  18 per cent felt Scottish and British.  2 per cent felt Scottish plus another identity.


Marital Status

The proportion of adults (people aged 16 and over) in Scotland who are married is 45 per cent, a five percentage point decrease since 2001. The proportion of adults who are single (never married or never registered a same-sex civil partnership) rose to 35 per cent in 2011, an increase of 5 percentage points from 2001.


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