8% of Scotland’s Population are Non-British Nationals

National Records of Scotland published new figures today which estimate that during 2020, 8% of Scotland’s population (406,000 people) were non-British nationals.

61% of non-British nationals living in Scotland in 2020 were from the EU.

In 2020, Polish was the most common non-British nationality in Scotland, with 92,000 Polish nationals.

This represented 23% of the total non-British population.

During 2020, the council areas with the largest proportion of non-British nationals were Aberdeen City (20%), City of Edinburgh (19%) and Glasgow City (12%).