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Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events – Third Quarter 2011


8 December 2011

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The Registrar General for Scotland today published provisional figures for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships registered during the third quarter of 2011.

The figures show:

  • 15,216 births were registered in the third quarter of the year – 306 (2.1 per cent) more than in the same period of 2010.
     
  • At 11,651, the number of marriages was 74 more than in the third quarter of 2010.
     
  • 194 civil partnerships (74 male and 120 female) were registered in the quarter, 23 more than in the third quarter of 2010.
     
  • 12,615 deaths were registered in Scotland in the third quarter of 2011 - 0.9 per cent more than in the same period of 2010.
     
  • Deaths from cancer rose by 0.3 per cent. Deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke fell by 5.8 per cent and 0.9 per cent respectively.

Registrar General for Scotland, George MacKenzie, said:

“Today’s figures show that the number of births in the third quarter of 2011 were higher than in the same period last year. The number of deaths also increased, and the number of marriages rose slightly compared with the same period of 2010.”

The full publication Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events: Third Quarter 2011 is available on this website.


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