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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 2016, there were 774,835 live births in the UK, a decrease of 0.3% from 777,165 in 2015.

  • There were 3,430 stillbirths in the UK in 2016; the corresponding stillbirth rate was 4.4 stillbirths per 1,000 total births, unchanged from 2015 and the lowest rate on record.

  • There were 597,206 deaths registered in the UK in 2016, a decrease of 0.9% from 602,782 in 2015.

  • There were 3,501 deaths to children aged under five years registered in the UK in 2016; the corresponding mortality rate was 4.5 deaths per 1,000 live births, unchanged since 2014.

  • There were 3,004 infant deaths registered in the UK in 2016; the corresponding infant mortality rate was 3.9 deaths per 1,000 live births, unchanged since 2013 and the lowest rate on record.

  • There were 2,136 neonatal deaths (deaths under 28 days) registered in the UK in 2016; the corresponding neonatal mortality rate was 2.8 deaths per 1,000 live births, up slightly from 2.7 between 2013 and 2015.

  • There were 1,044 civil partnerships formed in the UK in 2016, an increase of 3.0% from 1,014 in 2015.

  • UK figures for marriages, divorces and civil partnership dissolutions in 2016 are not yet available.