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Thinking of moving to Aberdeen? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Aberdeen has to offer.

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The city of Aberdeen has a relatively small population of just 228,990, with the number of women slightly exceeding the number of men.

  • The city prospered considerably during the boom in oil prices and is now feeling the effects of the dramatic fall
  • Nevertheless, the population is young, with more than 25% of the population is aged 16 to 29 – compared to 18% in the rest of Scotland
  • By a similar token, only 20% of the population is aged more than 60 – compared to 24% in the rest of the country.

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  • Despite the downturn in the oil industry, the city’s economic prospects are especially rosy
  • 33 out of the 100 top Scottish companies are based in Aberdeen
  • Unemployment is still only 23% and therefore well below the UK average
  • The city has been identified as one of the top 10 cities for job growth in the private sector.

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Education 🎓

Environment 🌷

  • The natural landscape is surely one of biggest draws to this part of Scotland – from the stunning northeast coast, the Cairngorms National Park and neighbouring Royal Deeside
  • There are castles and museums galore
  • And you might not want to forget the distilleries!

Trivia 🎬

Finally, did you know …

  • Its nickname is the Granite City – and also the Silver City, on account of the sun reflected from the granite buildings
  • Aberdeen’s football ground is called Pittodrie – which in Gaelic is “pit o dree”, or dung heap!
  • The former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev was granted the freedom of the city of Aberdeen in 1993.

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