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Vital Events Reference Tables 2012

Vital Events Reference Tables 2012

Section 5: Deaths

Information about the basis of these statistics is available from the Vital Events – General Background Information and the Deaths – Background Information pages of this website. 

The data in Table 5.4 are not suitable for calculating reliable mortality rates for most ethnicities. Please refer to the ethnicity of the deceased section for more information.

Revision of death rates, and removal of the breaks in the time-series of those rates that were caused by the rebasing of population estimates to use the results of the 2011 Census

Tables 5.1(a) and 5.1(b) were replaced, on 19 February 2014, by versions giving revised rates for the years concerned, between 2002 to 2011, which were calculated using the 'rebased' mid-year population estimates. Until then, the versions of these tables that were available had breaks in the time-series. More information about this is given on the Birth and deaths rates: breaks in series circa 2011 page of this website. The opportunity was also taken to expand Table 5.1(b) to include figures for 2001, 2002 and 2003.

More statistics on Deaths are available from the Deaths Time Series section on our website.  

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Table 5.1(a)

Death rates, by sex and age, Scotland, 1946-50 to 2006-2010
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Table 5.1(b)

Death rates, by sex and age, Scotland, 2004 to 2012
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Table 5.2

Deaths, by sex,  age, and administrative area,  Scotland, 2012
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Table 5.3

Deaths, by country of birth of deceased, Scotland, 1971 to 2012
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Table 5.4

Deaths by sex, age, and ethnic group, Scotland 2012 (refer to Note above)
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