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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 second quarter of 2014

ISBN

Web Only

Official Print Publication

Web Only

11 September 2014

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Second Quarter 2014

This release presents provisional figures for vital events which were registered in Scotland in the period from 1 April 2014 to 30 June 2014, 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

  • 12,846 deaths were registered in the second quarter of the year – 889 (6.5 per cent) fewer than in the same period of 2013.

  • 14,021 births were registered in Scotland between 1 April and 30 June 2014 – 112 (0.8 per cent) more than in the same period of 2013. The total number of births for the second quarter fell to a low of around 12,600 in 2002. It then rose to around 14,900 in 2008 before falling again to the current level of around 14,000 in 2014.

  • There were 8,342 marriages, 229 more than the figure for the second quarter of 2013 (a rise of 2.8 per cent).

  • There were 129 civil partnerships (54 male and 75 female), 12 fewer than during the second quarter of 2013.

  • Compared with the same period in 2013, the number of deaths from coronary heart disease fell by 11.9 per cent to 1,634, deaths from stroke fell by 13.6 per cent to 976, and there were 3,837 deaths from cancer (a fall of 3.8 per cent).

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Tables and Chart

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All Tables

Births, deaths and other vital events - second quarter 2014
(Excel)

Table Q1

Births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, numbers and rates, Scotland, quarterly, 2004 to 2014
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Table Q2

Estimated population, births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, numbers and rates, by administrative area, Scotland, second quarter, 2014
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Table Q3

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

Table Q4

Deaths, by cause, Scotland, second quarters 2011-2014
(Excel   CSV   PDF)

Table Q5

Deaths by sex, age and cause, Scotland, second quarter, 2014
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Table Q6

Deaths by sex, cause and NHS Board area, Scotland, second quarter, 2014
(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

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E-mail: statisticscustomerservices@nrscotland.gov.uk

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Senior Statistician, National Records of Scotland,
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Telephone: (0131) 314 4242
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