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Vital Events Reference Tables 2001

Vital Events Reference Tables 2001

Since 1855 the Registrar General of Scotland has, under statute, produced an annual report containing a general abstract of the numbers of births, deaths, and marriages registered during the foregoing year. We have continued the tradition for the year 2001. However, the annual report has undergone a major makeover. The reasoning behind the change was to produce a shorter easier to read report, in colour, with additional commentary and charts. To reflect the change in content and style, the title of the Report has changed to 'Scotland's Population - the Registrar General's Annual review of Demographic Trends'.

The detailed statistical tables that have formed the mainstay of reports throughout the years will continue to be produced electronically. This will provide continuity for our longstanding customers. These tables will come under the heading 'GROS Annual Reference tables 2001'.

Tables containing 2001 data will be divided into 9 sections; Summary; Population; Births; Stillbirths and infant deaths; Deaths; Deaths by cause; Marriages; Divorces and Adoptions and re-registrations. The tables - listed below - are based on vital event numbers. That is births, deaths etc. Rate tables, which rely on 2001 Census population data, will not become available until the end of September. We shall inform you by email when the next set of tables becomes accessible.

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