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Census shows 'highest' Scottish population ever

The first set of results from the 2011 Census in Scotland have shown that the population of the country is at its highest level ever.

The population on Census Day was 5,295,000 - up 5% (233,000) since 2001 and the highest rise between two censuses in the past century.

The number of people aged over 65 grew by 11% but the number of children between five and 14 fell by 11%.

Lorna Gordon reports from Edinburgh.

  • 17 Dec 2012