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Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Quarterly Figures

Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Quarterly Figures

Description

Provisional figures for vital events registered in Scotland in the first quarter of 2015

ISBN

Web Only

Official Print Publication

Web Only

10 June 2015

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First Quarter 2015

This release presents provisional figures for vital events which were registered in Scotland in the period from 1 January 2015 to 31 March 2015, inclusive. The tables and chart (available below) provide statistics of births, stillbirths, marriages, civil partnerships and deaths, including:

  • quarterly figures for Scotland for each of the past ten years;
  • the totals for each Local Authority and NHS Board area for the latest quarter; and
  • more detailed analyses of the numbers of deaths (e.g. cross-classified by sex, cause and NHS Board area) for the latest quarter.

Main Points

  • 16,521 deaths were registered in the first quarter of the year – 2,562 (18.4 per cent) more than in the same period of 2014. This was the highest number of first quarter deaths since 2000.
  • 13,320 births were registered in Scotland between 1 January and 31 March 2015 – 610 (4.4 per cent) less than in the same period of 2014. This was the lowest number of births in quarter one since 2003.
  • There were 3,889 marriages, 340 more than the figure for the first quarter of 2014 (a rise of 9.6 per cent).  Of these, 462 were same-sex marriages.
  • There were 20 civil partnerships (12 male and 8 female), 57 fewer than during the first quarter of 2014.
  • Compared with the same period in 2014, the number of deaths from coronary heart disease rose by 12.4 per cent to 2,008, deaths from stroke increased by 20.2 per cent to 1,317, and there were 4,072 deaths from cancer (an increase of 4.2 per cent).

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Tables and Chart 

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All Tables Births, deaths and other vital events - first quarter 2015
(Excel)

Table Q1

Births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, numbers and rates, Scotland, quarterly, 2005 to 2015

(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table Q2

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

Table Q3

Deaths, by sex, age and administrative area, Scotland, first quarter, 2015

(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table Q4

Deaths, by cause, Scotland, First quarters 2012-2015
(Excel    CSV    PDF

Table Q5

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

Table Q6

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

Chart 1

Births, Marriages and Deaths registered in successive periods of four quarters
(Excel    PDF)

Commentary

More detailed commentary on the final Vital Events statistics for calendar years as a whole (including some comparisons of the figures for different years, for parts of Scotland and for some other countries) can be found in the following areas of our website:

Note

This is a quarterly publication. The dates of future publications will be announced in our Future Publications page.

Enquiries and Suggestions

Please contact our Statistics Customer Services if you need any further information.
E-mail: statisticscustomerservices@nrscotland.gov.uk

If you have comments or suggestions that would help us improve our outputs or our standards of service, please contact:

Kirsty MacLachlan,
Senior Statistician, National Records of Scotland,
Room 1/2/3, Ladywell House, Ladywell Road, Edinburgh. EH12 7TF.
Telephone: (0131) 314 4242
E-mail: kirsty.maclachlan@nrscotland.gov.uk

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