The figure shows demographic trend in Scotland. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features.
The percentage of Scotland's demographic progression from 1940 to 2020 is presented in the line graph. Overall, the birth rate is projected to decline gradually over time. While the population growth rate is estimated to hit a lowest point in around 2005, there is predicted to increase gradually in the end of period.
In 1940, the proportion of birth rate stood at 2.5 per cent. Afterwards, there was a gradual decrease to 2.0 per cent in half decade later. Then, it began to increase during the period 1945 to 1950. Finally, such a value decreased continuously over years, and it envisaged to remain stable for the following years.
Both of population growth rate and death rate were below 2.0 per cent in the beginning years, at 1.5 per cent and virtually 1.0 per cent respectively. The population growth reached a high of 1.5 per cent between 1950 to 1955. After that, It fell steadily, and hit a low of zero before 2005. On the other hand, a dramatic decline was seen in death rate during early-years of the period. However, it will rise gradually during the end of period.