2015 Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures

2015 Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures

Description

Provisional figures for vital events registered in Scotland in 2015

ISBN

Web Only

Official Print Publication

Web Only

9 March 2016

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This section gives the Registrar General's provisional figures for vital events registered during 2015. A news release entitled Births, Deaths and other Vital Events: Preliminary figures for 2015 released accompanies these figures.

Preliminary annual figures

This release presents provisional figures for vital events which were registered in Scotland in 2015. The tables and chart (available below) provide statistics on births, adoptions, marriages, civil partnerships, stillbirth and deaths.

Main Points

  • 57,573 deaths were registered in Scotland in 2015 – 3,334 (6.1 per cent) more than in 2014. This is the highest number of deaths recorded since 2003.
  • Deaths from cancer rose by 1.3 per cent to 16,049, deaths from coronary heart disease rose by 3.4 per cent to 7,109, and there were 4,302 deaths from cerebrovascular disease (a rise of 4.3 per cent). There was a 13.8 per cent increase (to 7,629) in deaths from respiratory diseases.
  • 55,100 births were registered in the year – 1,625 (2.9 per cent) fewer than in 2014.
  • The number of marriages in 2015 rose by 622 compared to 2014 but levels are still historically low. Of a total of 29,691 marriages registered in 2015, 1,671 involved same sex couples and, of the same sex marriages, 935 were conversions of previous civil partnerships.
  • There were 64 civil partnerships (33 male and 31 female), 372 fewer than during 2014. 

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All Tables

2015 Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures
(Excel)

Table P1a

Population and vital events, Scotland, annual averages 1855-60 to 2011-15
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table P1b

Population and vital events, Scotland, 1971 to 2015
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table P2

Estimated population, births, stillbirths, deaths and marriages, numbers and rates, by administrative area, Scotland, 2015
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table P3

Deaths, by sex, age and administrative area, Scotland, 2015
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table P4

Deaths, by cause, Scotland 2012 to 2015
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table P5

Deaths by sex, age and cause, Scotland, 2015
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table P6

Deaths by sex, cause and NHS Board area, Scotland, 2015
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Chart 1

Births, Marriages and Deaths registered in Scotland: 1974 to 2015
(Excel    PDF)

Infographics

Births and deaths Scotland, 2015

 

Marriages and civil partnerships Scotland, 2015

 

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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