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2014 Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures

2014 Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures

Description

Provisional figures for vital events registered in Scotland in 2014

ISBN

Web Only

Official Print Publication

Web Only

11 March 2015

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This section gives the Registrar General's provisional figures for vital events registered during 2014. A news release entitled Births, Deaths and other Vital Events: Preliminary figures for 2014 released accompanies these figures.

Preliminary annual figures

This release presents provisional figures for vital events which were registered in Scotland in 2014. The tables and chart (available below) provide statistics on births, adoptions, marriages, civil partnerships, stillbirth and deaths.

Main Points

  • The number of marriages in 2014 rose by 1,500 compared to 2013 but levels are still historically low. Of a total of 29,070 marriages registered in 2014, 367 involved same sex couples following the introduction of same sex marriage on 16th December 2014.
  • Of the 367 same sex marriages registered in 2014, 173 involved male couples and 194 female couples. 359 of the marriages were conversions of civil partnerships.
  • There were 436 civil partnerships (193 male and 243 female), 94 fewer than during 2013.
  • 56,725 births were registered in the year – 711 (1.3 per cent) more than in 2013.
  • 54,239 deaths were registered in Scotland in 2014 – 461 (0.8 per cent) fewer than in 2013. This is the fourth lowest number of deaths recorded in over 150 years. Only 2009, 2010 and 2011 had fewer deaths.
  • Deaths from cancer fell by 0.3 per cent to 15,803, deaths from coronary heart disease fell by 5.9 per cent to 6,842, and there were 4,125 deaths from stroke ( a drop of 7.2 per cent). 

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All Tables

2014 Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures
(Excel)

Table P1a

Population and vital events, Scotland, annual averages 1855-60 to 2006-10
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table P1b

Population and vital events, Scotland, 1971 to 2014
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table P2

Estimated population, births, stillbirths, deaths and marriages, numbers and rates, by administrative area, Scotland, 2014
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table P3

Deaths, by sex, age and administrative area, Scotland, 2014
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table P4

Deaths, by cause, Scotland 2010 to 2014
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table P5

Deaths by sex, age and cause, Scotland, 2014
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table P6

Deaths by sex, cause and NHS Board area, Scotland, 2014
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Chart 1

Births, Marriages and Deaths registered in Scotland: 1974 to 2014
(Excel    PDF)

Infographics

Births and deaths Scotland, 2014

 

Marriages and civil partnerships Scotland, 2014

 

Both available on the Infographics and Visualisations page of this website.

 

Notes
Rates for 1994-2000 are based on revised estimates for 1994-2000, which took account of the final census-based population estimates for 2001.

Because of corrections and late registrations the provisional annual totals given in the Preliminary Return may not equal the sum of the figures given in the four Quarterly Returns.

Statistical Service in Scotland

This is an annual publication.

The dates of future publications will be announced on our Future Publications page.

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