The number of births registered in Scotland during the third quarter of 2008 was 4.0 per cent higher than during the same period of 2007.
Registrar General for Scotland Duncan Macniven said:
“More than 15,500 births were registered in July, August and September, continuing the increase in the birth rate over the past few years. Though we should not make too much of a single quarter, there were around 600 more births in the third quarter of this year than in 2007 resulting in the highest number registered in the third quarter for 13 years. Taking the first three quarters together, there were around 2,100 more births than in the same period of 2007.
“The third quarter of 2008 saw fewer marriages and civil partnerships than the previous year and the death rate was unchanged.”
The Registrar General was speaking as he published provisional figures for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships registered during the third quarter of 2008.
Other comparisons with the third quarter of 2007 showed that:
The full report "Births, Marriages and Deaths - Third Quarter 2008" is available on this website.