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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 2016

ISBN

Web Only

Official Print Publication

Web Only

14 September 2016

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Second Quarter 2016

This release presents provisional figures for vital events which were registered in Scotland in the period from 1 April 2016 to 30 June 2016, 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 (for example cross-classified by sex, cause and NHS Board area) for the latest quarter.

Main Points

  • 13,445 deaths were registered in the second quarter of the year – 448 (3.2 per cent) fewer than in the same period of 2015. 
  • 13,930 births were registered in Scotland between 1 April and 30 June 2016 – 213 (1.6 per cent) more than in the same period of 2015. 
  • There were 8,052 marriages, 135 fewer than the figure for the second quarter of 2016 (a fall of 1.6 per cent). Of the total, 282 were same-sex marriages. 
  • There were 16 civil partnerships (9 male and 7 female), three more than during the second quarter of 2015. 
  • Compared with the same period in 2015, the number of deaths from coronary heart disease fell by 7.6 per cent to 1,644, deaths from cerebrovascular disease fell by 7.9 per cent to 966, deaths from respiratory system disease fell by 9.0 per cent to 1,587 and there were 3,841 deaths from cancer (a decrease of 2.7 per cent).  

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Tables and Chart

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All Tables Births, deaths and other vital events - second quarter 2016
(Excel)

Table Q1

Births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, numbers and rates, Scotland, quarterly, 2006 to 2016

(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table Q2

Estimated population, births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, numbers and rates, by administrative area, Scotland, second quarter, 2016
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table Q3

Deaths, by sex, age and administrative area, Scotland, second quarter, 2016

(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table Q4

Deaths, by cause, Scotland, second quarter 2013 to 2016
(Excel    CSV    PDF

Table Q5

Deaths by sex, age and cause, Scotland, second quarter, 2016
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table Q6

Deaths by sex, cause and NHS Board area, Scotland, second quarter, 2016
(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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