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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 third quarter of 2015

ISBN

Web Only

Official Print Publication

Web Only

9 December 2015

 

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Third Quarter 2015

This release presents provisional figures for vital events which were registered in Scotland in the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 September 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

  • 13,083 deaths were registered in the third quarter of the year – 145 (1.1 per cent) more than in the same period of 2014. This was the highest number of third quarter deaths since 2003 although levels remain substantially lower than those seen in the 1980s and 1990s.
  • 14,606 births were registered in Scotland in quarter three – 323 (2.2 per cent) fewer than in the same period of 2014. The total number of births for the third quarter fell to a low of around 13,200 in 2001. It then rose to around 15,500 in 2008 before falling more gradually to the current level of around 14,600 in 2015. 
  • There were 11,434 marriages in total, 396 more than in the third quarter of 2014 (a rise of 3.6 per cent). Of these, 475 were same-sex marriages. 
  • There were 17 civil partnerships (8 male and 9 female), 123 fewer than during the third quarter of 2014. 
  • Compared with the same period in 2014, the number of deaths from coronary heart disease fell by 3.4 per cent to 1,553, deaths from stroke fell by 5.4 per cent to 934, and there were 3,979 deaths from cancer (an increase of 1.6 per cent).

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Tables and Chart

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All Tables

Births, deaths and other vital events - third 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, third quarter, 2015
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table Q3

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

Table Q4

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

Table Q5

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

Table Q6

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

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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