Vital Statistics Outputs Branch
Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110
Categories: Causes of Death, Conception and Fertility Rates, Live Births and Stillbirths, Mortality Rates, Marriages, Cohabitations, Civil Partnerships and Divorces, Conceptions, Live Births, Death Registrations, Population
Frequency of release: Quarterly
Geographical coverage: UK
No new quarterly data for live births or deaths in the UK has been released this quarter
The provisional estimated number of conceptions in England and Wales in the first quarter of 2011 was 226,600 (rounded figures). This represents a small decrease of 4,300 conceptions in comparison with the previous quarter and a small decrease of 4,500 conceptions in comparison with the same quarter in 2010
The fall in the number of conceptions for the first quarter of 2011 occurred in all age groups with the exception of women aged 40 and over
The conception rate for England and Wales increased slightly from 82.8 conceptions per thousand women in the fourth quarter of 2010 to 83.0 conceptions per thousand women in the first quarter of 2011
Conception rates increased in all age groups with the exception of women aged under 16, under 18, 20-24 and 25-29
Commentary on trends in annual conception statistics can be found in Conception statistics
These tables provide annual data for a selection of key statistics under the following themes: births, deaths, marriages, divorces, civil partnerships and civil partnership dissolutions. Figures for the latest years may be provisional, these will be updated to final figures when data is available.
For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to mortality statistics, please see Mortality Metadata (775.7 Kb Pdf) and Mortality Quality and Methodology Information report (178.8 Kb Pdf) . For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to birth statistics, please see Births Metadata (375.7 Kb Pdf) and Births Quality and Methodology Information report (117.8 Kb Pdf) . For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to conception statistics, please see Conceptions Metadata (123.6 Kb Pdf) and Conceptions Quality and Methodology Information report (128.1 Kb Pdf) .
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