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Births, Deaths and other Vital Events figures released, 13/03/14 [S]

Provisional figures for births, deaths, adoptions, marriages and civil partnerships registered during 2013 have been published by the National Records of Scotland.

The provisional figures also show that:

  • There were 530 civil partnerships (216 male and 314 female), 44 fewer than during 2012.
  • 56,014 births were registered in the year 2,013 (3.5 per cent) fewer than in 2012.
  • 54,700 deaths were registered in Scotland in 2013 237 (0.4 per cent) fewer than in 2012. This is the fourth lowest number of deaths recorded in over 150 years. Only 2009, 2010 and 2011 had lower totals.
  • Deaths from cancer fell by 0.4 per cent to 15,803, deaths from coronary heart disease fell by 4.6 per cent to 7,192, and there were 4,444 deaths from stroke (a drop of 0.7 per cent).

For full details see the Scottish Government news release.

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Births, Deaths and other Vital Events figures released