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Births Time Series Data

Births Time Series Data

Last Updated: 2 August 2017

Information about the basis of these statistics is available from the Vital Events – General Information and the Births – Background Information pages.

This page contains datasets in Excel and Comma Separated Value (CSV) format. This data will be particularly useful for users who would like the same data for a series of different years rather than just for one year.

Note 1: Tables are mainly offered for the purposes of extracting figures. Due to the size of some of the files they are not recommended for printing.

Note 2: If you experience difficulty downloading the files. Please contact our Statistics Customer Services (email: statisticscustomerservices@nrscotland.gov.uk ) and request a disk with the full file.

Note 3: As from 2010, re-registrations of births are no longer included in the Adoption Chapter in Table 2.1. For information about the reasons for this please go to the Re-registration of Birth or Stillbirth section. Re-registrations are now contained in the Births Time Series Tables.

Time Series Tables       

Table BT.1

Births, by sex, Scotland, 1855 to 2016
(Excel    CSV) (20 Kb)

Table BT.2

Births, by mother's age, Scotland, 1945 to 2016
(Excel    CSV) (46 Kb)

Table BT.3

 Births registed in Scotland, by month of registration, 1954-2016

(Excel    CSV) (24 Kb)

Table BT.4

Births by sex, year and council area, 1991 to 2016
(Excel    CSV) (43 Kb)

Table BT.5

Births by sex, year and post-April 2014 NHS Board area, 1991 to 2016

(Excel    CSV) (32 Kb)

Table BT.6

Births by council area, year and mother’s age, 1991 to 2016
(Excel    CSV) (181 Kb)

Table BT.7

Births by post-April 2014 NHS Board area, year and mother’s age 1991 to 2016
(Excel    CSV) (87 Kb)

Table BT.8

Birth rates by council area 1991 to 2016
(Excel    CSV) (31 Kb)

Table BT.9

Birth rates by NHS Board area 1991 to 2016
(Excel    CSV) (27 Kb)

Table BT.10

Fertility rates by council area 1991 to 2016

(Excel    CSV) (411 Kb)

Table BT.11

Fertility rates by post-April 2014 NHS Board area 1991 to 2016

(Excel    CSV) (50 Kb)

Workbooks which contain data for several years

The following workbooks provide the data for several years in the form of a separate spreadsheet for each year which has a table of the figures for that year. These are not conventional time-series tables because they do not have a separate row (or column) for each year.

Table BT.12

Births by 2007 to 2013 NHS Board Area and sex, 1997 - 2016
(Excel    CSV) (68 Kb)

Table BT.13

Births by pre-April 2006 NHS Board area by sex, 1997 to 2006
(Excel    CSV) (36 Kb)

Table BT.14

Re-registration of births, Scotland, 1935 to 2016
(Excel    CSV) (17 Kb)

Enquiries and Suggestions

Please contact our Statistics Customer Services if you need any further information.
E-mail: statisticscustomerservices@nrscotland.gov.uk

If you have comments or suggestions that would help us improve our outputs or our standards of service contact:

Kirsty MacLachlan, Senior Statistician, National Records of Scotland,
Room 1/2/3, Ladywell House, Ladywell Road, Edinburgh. EH12 7TF.
Telephone: (0131) 314 4242
E-mail: kirsty.maclachlan@nrscotland.gov.uk