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Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Quarterly Figures: Third Quarter

Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Quarterly Figures: Third Quarter

Last update: 13 December 2022
Next update: March 2023

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Key Points

  • There were 11,692 births registered in Scotland between 1 July and 30 September 
  • 2022. This is 12.6 per cent lower than the quarter three average of 13,375.
  • At 14,925 the number of deaths in 2022 quarter three is 10.2 per cent higher than the quarter three average of 13,549. 
  • The age-standardised mortality rate for the four-quarter period ending in 2022 quarter 3 was 0.8 per cent lower than the previous four-quarter period (ending 2022 quarter 2). This rate takes into account the growing and ageing population and is therefore the best indicator of the direction of the mortality trend. 
  • There were 48 stillbirths (4.1 per 1000 live and still births), 8.4 per cent below the quarter three average. 
  • There were 34 infant deaths (2.9 per 1000 live births), 21.3% below the quarter three average. 
  • There were 10,658 marriages in quarter 3 of 2022. This was 1.8% higher than the recent average.
  • There were 382 same-sex marriages, compared with a five-year average of 356. 
  • Since June 2021 mixed-sex couples have been able to form a civil partnership. Of the 185 civil partnerships registered in the third quarter of 2022, 156 involved mixed-sex couples. 
  • There were 29 same-sex civil partnerships, compared with a five-year average of 23.

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