Highland profile - key facts and figures

Births and deaths

The latest information on births and deaths in Highland are available on the National Records for Scotland website.

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Highlights include:

  • In the period 2017-18, the standardised birth rate decreased from 10.7 to 10.3 (per 1000 population)
  • In 2018, the most common age group of mothers was 30-34, a change from the 25-29 age group in 1998
  • Between 1998 and 2018, both female and male have increased in number