Provides files to download data as it existed for this dataset on previous dates.

Statistics are most often revised for 1 of 2 reasons:

  1. For certain statistics initial estimates are released with the expectation that these may be revised and updated as further data becomes available.
  2. Revisions may also be made when methods or systems are changed.

These types of planned revisions should not be confused with errors in released statistics, which are genuine mistakes. Such mistakes occur rarely and, when they do happen, corrections are made in a timely manner, announced and clearly explained to users in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (Principle 2, Practice 7).

Latest version

xls (688.6 kB)

Previous versions

Superseded files Reason for update Date superseded
xls (562.2 kB) Scheduled update/revision 20 November 2017 09:30
xls (511.5 kB) Scheduled update/revision 28 November 2016 09:30

Important notes and usage information

Main points from latest release

  • 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.