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Population Statistics

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many births were registered in each local authority in the north east region in each of the last 10 years. (99857)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 6 November 2006:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your question about how many births were registered in each local authority in the North East Region in each of the last 10 years. I am replying in her absence. (99857).

The latest year for which figures are available is 2005. The numbers of births to women resident in each of the local authorities requested in the years 1996 to 2005 are shown in the attached table.

Table 1: Live births by area of usual residence, local and unitary authorities1 in the north east government office region. 1996 to 2005

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Darlington UA

1,189

1,177

1,163

1,188

1,053

1,078

1,139

1,179

1,254

1,218

Hartlepool UA

1,130

1,107

1,096

1,081

1,063

1,031

1,010

1,065

1,073

1,116

Middlesbrough UA

1,937

1,919

1,802

1,827

1,781

1,666

1,695

1,786

1,849

1,916

Redcar and Cleveland UA

1,705

1,602

1,559

1,490

1,365

1,432

1,357

1,446

1,509

1,577

Stockton-on-Tees UA

2,226

2,107

2,097

2,066

1,963

1,942

2,016

2,115

2,117

2,241

Chester-le-Street

640

687

659

600

595

523

551

540

536

537

Derwentside

1,014

969

955

899

911

872

840

877

899

922

Durham

835

831

829

857

780

715

801

790

806

788

Easington

1,202

1,179

1,165

1,058

928

933

987

921

1,103

1,069

Sedgefield

1,040

985

1,040

964

913

918

889

974

1,045

958

Teesdale

227

247

230

223

216

183

185

188

229

193

Wear Valley

743

702

683

661

644

624

647

639

726

722

Alnwick

323

321

336

309

265

290

270

275

281

296

Berwick-upon-Tweed

231

194

196

217

165

180

175

200

176

194

Blyth Valley

955

928

921

921

866

883

807

868

865

975

Castle Morpeth

459

463

429

407

372

378

382

379

396

368

Tynedale

540

533

565

537

506

522

512

531

562

516

Wansbeck

768

719

752

686

624

628

616

681

672

675

Gateshead

2,300

2,327

2,162

2,109

2,070

1,995

2,012

2,020

2,128

2,118

Newcastle upon Tyne

3,249

3,188

3,034

2,879

2,887

2,875

2,941

2,895

2,918

2,979

North Tyneside

2,179

2,145

2,171

2,006

2,052

1,949

2,042

2,101

2,160

2,274

South Tyneside

1,761

1,763

1,653

1,643

1,521

1,479

1,467

1,523

1,540

1,529

Sunderland

3,448

3,311

3,223

3,111

2,959

2,853

2,930

3,012

2,971

3,068

Total north east

30,101

29,404

28,720

27,739

26,499

25,949

26,271

27,005

27,815

28,249

1 Figures relate to local and unitary authority area boundaries at 1 April in the year in which the birth was registered. Source: ONS Key Population and Vital Statistics, Local and Health Authority Areas, Series VS nos. 23-31 and Population Trends no. 124.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mortality rates were for socio-economic categories (a) I, (b) II (c) III, (d) IV, and (e) V in each year since 1997. (100061)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 6 November 2006:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the mortality rates were for social classes (a) I, (b) II, (c) III, (d) IV and (e) V in each year since 1997. I am replying in her absence. (100061)

Mortality rates by social class are calculated as three year averages. It is sometimes necessary to combine social classes, and to restrict the analysis to certain age groups, to produce reliable estimates. The table below provides, for men and women aged 35-64, the mortality rates in social classes (a) I and II combined, (b) III non-manual, (c) III manual, and (d) IV and V combined, in 1997-99 (the latest period available).

Table 1. Age-standardised mortality rates1 by social class, men and women aged 35 to 64, England and Wales, 1997-992,3

Deaths per 100,000

Male

Female

Social class

Mortality rate

95 per cent. confidence interval4

Mortality rate

95 per cent. confidence interval

I and II Professional and intermediate

347

(302-399)

237

(201-281)

IIIN Skilled manual

417

(352-494)

253

(211-304)

IIIM Skilled non-manual

512

(472-556)

327

(290-369)

IV and V Partly skilled and unskilled

606

(546-672)

335

(289-388)

1 Age-standardised rates are used to allow comparison between populations which may contain different proportions of people of different ages. 2 These figures are based on the ONS Longitudinal Study, a representative 1 per cent. sample of the population of England and Wales. 3 Three year averages, based on deaths of members of the ONS Longitudinal Study in the years 1997-99 and the study population at risk of death during that period. 4 Confidence intervals are a measure of the statistical precision of an estimate and show the range of uncertainty around the estimated figure. Calculations based on small numbers of events are often subject to random fluctuations. As a general rule, if the confidence interval around one figure overlaps with the interval around another, we cannot say with certainty that there is more than a chance difference between the two figures.