National Records of Scotland

Preserving the past, Recording the present, Informing the future

Ethnicity of the deceased person

Ethnicity of the deceased person

Further background

These pages provide further background on various aspects of the collection, when a death is registered, of information about the ethnicity of the deceased person. They include notes on some stages in the history of the collection of the information.

From the initial request to implementation

Releasing the first results

The extent to which the procedures were followed in 2012

Estimating death rates by ethnic group, age and sex

The first assessment of the quality of the data


All statistical publications