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Vital Events

The pages within this section provide a wide range of statistical information and documentation about Vital Events including births, marriages, deaths, civil partnerships and divorces.

General Background Information

Stats at a Glance
Key statistical trends: Council Area Profiles; High Level Summaries; and Registrar Generalís Annual Report.

General Publications
This section contains†Births, Marriages and Deaths - Quarterly Figures, Births, Marriages and Deaths - Preliminary Annual Figures, Weekly and Monthly Births and Deaths data†and the Vital Events Reference Tables.

Annual publication of the most Popular Forenames given to babies born in Scotland, Births Time Series data and other sources of Birth statistics. 

This area features a number of publications on various causes of death, including Drug-related, Alcohol-related, MRSA, C.diff and Probable Suicides. It also contains a publication on Winter Mortality, as well as Time Series data and links to other sources of death statistics including still births.

Marriages and Civil Partnerships
Data relating to Marriages and Civil Partnerships can be found within the vital events reference tables and time series data.

Divorces and Dissolutions
Time Series data, as well as further information on the production and reliability of Divorce statistics.

Further information and data on adoptions. Re-registrations data can also be found within this section.

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Page last updated: 16 January 2013

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