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UK deaths outnumber births for first time in 40 years

Sarah Best

8th July 2021

There were more deaths registered in the UK than births last year for the first time since the mid-1970s.

Deaths attributed to the pandemic led to a sharp rise in deaths, but birth rates have also been falling for some time.

This article could be used for the Families and Households unit (demographics).

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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