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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 fourth quarter of 2014

ISBN

Web Only

Official Print Publication

Web Only

11 March 2015

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Fourth Quarter 2014

This release presents provisional figures for vital events which were registered in Scotland in the period from 1 October 2014 to 31 December 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

  • 14,496 deaths were registered in the fourth quarter of the year – 846 (6.2 per cent) more than in the same period of 2013. This was the highest number of fourth quarter deaths since 2008.
  • 13,845 births were registered in Scotland between 1 October and 31 December 2014 – 110 (0.8 per cent) more than in the same period of 2013.
  • There were 6,140 marriages, 276 more than the figure for the fourth quarter of 2013 (a rise of 4.7 per cent). Of these, 367 were same-sex marriages.
  • There were 90 civil partnerships (43 male and 47 female), 42 fewer than during the fourth quarter of 2013.
  • Compared with the same period in 2013, the number of deaths from coronary heart disease fell by 0.4 per cent to 1,788, deaths from stroke fell by 0.9 per cent to 1,070, and there were 4,121 deaths from cancer (a decrease of 0.2 per cent).

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Tables and Chart

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All Tables

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

Table Q1

Births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, numbers and rates, Scotland, quarterly, 2004 to 2014
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table Q2

Estimated population, births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, numbers and rates, by administrative area, Scotland, fourth quarter, 2014
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table Q3

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

Table Q4

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

Table Q5

Deaths by sex, age and cause, Scotland, fourth quarter, 2014
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table Q6

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

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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