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2016 Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures

2016 Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Preliminary Annual Figures

Description

Provisional figures for vital events registered in Scotland in 2016

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Official Print Publication

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8 March 2017

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Correction: 14 March 2017
An error was found in Table P6. Figures for Tayside and Shetland Health Boards were transposed. These have now been corrected to ensure the correct figures are shown for each Health Board.

This section gives the Registrar General's provisional figures for vital events registered during 2016. A news release entitled Births, Deaths and other Vital Events in Scotland: Preliminary figures for 2016 released accompanies these figures.

Preliminary annual figures

This release presents provisional figures for vital events which were registered in Scotland in 2016. The tables and chart (available below) provide statistics on births, adoptions, marriages, civil partnerships, stillbirth and deaths.

Main Points

  • 54,488 births were registered in the year – 612 (1.1 per cent) fewer than in 2015. This is the lowest number of births recorded since 2005 and  continues the general decline in number of births since the most recent peak of 60,041 in 2008.
  • 56,728 deaths were registered in Scotland in 2016 – 851 (1.5 per cent) fewer than in 2015. This is the second highest number of deaths recorded since 2003 (2015 was higher).
  • Deaths from cancer fell by 1.3 per cent to 15,890, deaths from coronary heart disease fell by 6.9 per cent to 6,651, and there were 4,143 deaths from cerebrovascular disease (a fall of 3.7 per cent). There was a 5.2 per cent fall (to 7,271) in deaths from respiratory diseases.  Deaths from dementia fell by 9.0 per cent to 3,603 and deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease rose by 10.5 per cent to 1,963.
  • The number of marriages in 2016 fell by 462 compared to 2015 and levels remain historically low. Of a total of 29,229 marriages registered in 2016, 999 involved same sex couples and, of the same sex marriages, 174 were changes from previous civil partnerships.
  • There were 70 civil partnerships (42 male and 28 female), 6 more than during 2015. 

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All Tables

2016 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 2016
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Table P2

Estimated population, births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, numbers and rates, by administrative area, Scotland 2016
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Table P3

Deaths, by sex, age and administrative area, Scotland, 2016
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table P4

Deaths, by cause, Scotland 2013 to 2016

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Table P5

Deaths by sex, age and cause, Scotland, 2016

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Table P6

Deaths by sex, cause and NHS Board area, Scotland, 2016

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Chart 1

Births, Marriages and Deaths registered in Scotland: 1974 to 2016
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Infographics

Births and deaths Scotland, 2016

 

Marriages and civil partnerships Scotland, 2016

 

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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