Correction

22 November 2019

In the births table we have made a minor correction to the UK general fertility rate in 2018 from 58.7 to 58.5, live births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44 years. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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    Cyswllt:
  • Dyddiad y datganiad:
    14 January 2021
  • Cyhoeddiad nesaf:
    To be announced

About this Dataset

Annual UK and constituent country figures for births, deaths, marriages, divorces, civil partnerships and civil partnership dissolutions.

Edition in the dataset

Current edition of this dataset

Previous versions of this data are available.

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Main points from latest release

  • In 2019, there were 712,680 live births in the UK, a decrease of 2.5% from 731,213 in 2018 and the lowest number of live births since 2004.

  • There were 2,763 stillbirths in the UK in 2019; the corresponding stillbirth rate was 3.9 stillbirths per 1,000 total births, which is the lowest rate on record.

  • There were 604,707 deaths registered in the UK in 2019, a decrease of 1.8% from 616,014 in 2018.

  • There were 3,251 deaths registered to children aged under five years in the UK in 2019; the corresponding mortality rate was 4.6 deaths per 1,000 live births, an increase from 4.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2018.

  • There were 2,831 infant deaths (deaths under one year) registered in the UK in 2019; the corresponding infant mortality rate was 4.0 deaths per 1,000 live births, an increase from 3.9 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2018.

  • There were 2,066 neonatal deaths (deaths under 28 days) registered in the UK in 2019; the corresponding neonatal mortality rate was 2.9 deaths per 1,000 live births, this is an increase from 2.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2018.

  • There were 271,668 marriages of opposite-sex couples in the UK in 2017, the latest year for which data are available; this was a decrease of 2.7% from 279,311 in 2016.

  • There were 100,241 divorces of opposite-sex couples in the UK in 2018, the latest year for which data are available; this was a decrease of 9.3% from 110,524 in 2017.

  • There were 1,180 civil partnerships formed in the UK in 2019, an increase of 4.5% from 1,129 in 2018.