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

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  • 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.