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  1. For certain statistics initial estimates are released with the expectation that these may be revised and updated as further data becomes available.
  2. Revisions may also be made when methods or systems are changed.

These types of planned revisions should not be confused with errors in released statistics, which are genuine mistakes. Such mistakes occur rarely and, when they do happen, corrections are made in a timely manner, announced and clearly explained to users in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (Principle 2, Practice 7).

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Correction See correction
Small errors occurred in the detailed time series Tables MYEB1 and MYEB3 affecting Scotland's council area estimates from Mid-2002 to Mid-2010. This was due to an issue with the method of rebasing the population estimates using the 2011 Census results. We have corrected this error. You can see all previous versions of this data on the previous versions page. We apologise for any inconvenience.
25 September 2018 10:11