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Vital Events Reference Tables 2003

Vital Events Reference Tables 2003

Since 1855 the Registrar General of Scotland has, under statute, produced an annual report containing a general abstract of the numbers of births, deaths, and marriages registered during the foregoing year. We have continued the tradition for the year 2003. However, the annual report has undergone a major makeover. The reasoning behind the change was to produce a shorter easier to read report, in colour, with additional commentary and charts. This is the second edition of 'Scotland's Population - the Registrar General's Annual review of Demographic Trends'.

Tables containing 2003 data will be divided into 9 sections; Summary; Population; Births; Stillbirths and infant deaths; Deaths; Deaths by cause; Marriages; Divorces and Adoptions and re-registrations. The tables (listed below) are based on vital event numbers.

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Note: On 27 July 2007 the Mid-year population estimates for 2003-2006 were revised for the 6 Council areas of Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee City, Moray and Perth & Kinross. As a result, Tables 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, and 3.8 have been revised. More details on the 'Revised Mid-year Population Estimates 2003-2006' are available on this website.

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