National Records of Scotland

Preserving the past, Recording the present, Informing the future

Ethnicity of the deceased person

Ethnicity of the deceased person

The quality of the data for 2012 to 2014

This report, ‘The ethnicity of the deceased person: the apparent quality of the data that are collected when deaths are registered’, was published on 14 March 2017.

The ethnicity of the deceased person: the apparent quality of the data that are collected when deaths are registered (PDF 358 Kb)

List of Tables and Chart

Note: besides the tables and chart referred to in the report, four summaries (Tables 1b, 1c, 2b and 2c) are available from the foot of this page. They are like Tables 1 and 2, but provide cross-tabulations by ethnic group and by ‘White / non-White’. 

The files below have been made available as Excel spreadsheets and can be viewed in Comma Separated Value (CSV) or Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF).

When opening the spreadsheet files your browser, depending on how it's been configured, will prompt to either open the file or save it to disk.  Maximum file size is 138 Kb.

PDF files require Acrobat Reader. Download Acrobat Reader free Get Acrobat Reader

All Tables and Chart

Ethnicity of deceased
(Excel)

Table 1

Census ethnicity code by Death Registration ethnicity code – for all deaths which were registered in 2012, 2013 or 2014
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 2

Census ethnicity code by Death Registration ethnicity code – for the types of case for which the comparison should be the most reliable
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 3

Census ethnicity and Death Registration ethnicity: number and percentage counted consistently
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 4

Census ethnicity by whether or not the ethnicity was provided when the death was registered
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 5

Deaths registered, and whether the ethnicity of the deceased was provided
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 6

Deaths registered and whether ethnicity was provided by the age of the deceased
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 7

Deaths of people who were said to have an ‘other …’ ethnicity by a spouse/partner, child, sibling or parent

(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 8

Death Registration ‘other…’ ethnicity and Census ethnicity
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 8b

Death Registration ‘other…’ ethnicity description and Census ethnicity
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 9

Deaths of people who were said to have an ‘other …’ ethnicity by all types of Informant
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 10

Agreement between Death Registration and Census data by type of Informant
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table X

Estimated numbers of deaths for certain ethnicities – using data for the deaths which were registered in 2012, 2013 or 2014
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Chart

Agreement between Death Registration and Census data – changes over time
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Extra summary tables

Note
These tables were produced by adding up the numbers that appeared in Tables 1 and 2, counting values which were shown there as ‘.’ as if they were ‘0’.  As a result, some of their figures are slightly too small, because they do not include any contribution from values of 1, 2 or 3 that were shown as ‘.’ in Tables 1 and 2.

Table 1b

Census ethnic group by Death Registration ethnic group – for all deaths which were registered in 2012, 2013 or 2014 – sum of values shown in Table 1
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 1c

Census ‘White/non-White’ by Death Registration ‘White/non-White’ – for all deaths which were registered in 2012, 2013 or 2014 – sum of values shown in Table 1
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 2b

Census ethnic group by Death Registration ethnic group – for the types of case for which the comparison should be the most reliable – sum of values shown in Table 2
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table 2c

Census ‘White/non-White’ by Death Registration ‘White/non-White’ – for the types of case for which the comparison should be the most reliable – sum of values shown in Table 2
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

 

All statistical publications