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Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events - Quarterly Figures


Provisional figures for vital events registered in Scotland in the first quarter of 2012


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14 June 2012

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Correction of Table Q4

Unfortunately, there were some minor errors in a few of the figures for the first quarter of 2011 in the version of Table Q4 that was available until it was corrected on the morning of 18 October 2012. The reasons for the errors, and how they were corrected, are now explained in footnotes 3 and 5 of the table. We apologise for any problems that may have been caused by these errors.

Correction of Table Q6

Unfortunately, the version of Table Q6 that was available between 9.30am and about 12.30pm on Thursday 14th June was wrong. Due to an error in the computer procedure for producing the table, the columns for most of the NHS Boards contained figures that were actually for other NHS Boards (correct values were given for Scotland and a few of the NHS Boards). Therefore, any figures which were taken from Table Q6 that morning (and any copies of the table that were made then) should be replaced by what is in the corrected table, which was made available that afternoon. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
First Quarter 2012

This release presents provisional figures for vital events which were registered in Scotland in the period from 1 January 2012 to 31 March 2012, inclusive. The tables (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.
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Table Q1

Births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, numbers and rates, Scotland, quarterly, 2002 to 2012
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Table Q2

Estimated population, births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, numbers and rates, by administrative area, Scotland, first quarter, 2012
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table Q3

Deaths, by sex, age and administrative area, Scotland, first quarter, 2012
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table Q4

Deaths, by cause, Scotland, First quarters 2009-2012 (Corrected)
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Table Q5

Deaths by sex, age and cause, Scotland, first quarter, 2012
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

Table Q6

Deaths by sex, cause and NHS Board area, Scotland, first quarter, 2012
(Excel    CSV    PDF)

All Tables

Births, Deaths and other vital events - first quarter 2012


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:

This is a quarterly publication. The dates of future publications will be announced in our Future Publications page.
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