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Vital Statistics / Basic Demographic Indicators. Provisional data 2021

The number of deaths decreased by 8.7% during 2021. The number of births decreased by 1.3% and the average number of children per woman remained at 1.19. The natural population growth of the resident population presented a negative balance of 113,023 people. Marriages increased by 63.0% compared to 2020.

Deaths occurred in Spain. Year 2021. Provisional data.
  Value Variation
Total deaths 450,687 -8.73
Men 231,447 -7.30
Women 219,240 -10.19
  • Variation respect the same period of the previous year
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Year 2021 Published: 15/06/2022

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Death Statistics have been prepared since 1858 and constitute one of the most traditional works in the INE. It collects data on deaths occurring in Spain, as well as the socio-demographic characteristics of the deceased.

It is carried out in collaboration with the Autonomous Communities. Data is collected through the so-called Medical Death Certificate/Statistical Death Bulletin>. This document is filled out by the doctor, who certifies the death in the section related to personal data and cause of death. The Civil Registry in which the death is registered fills out the data related to the registration and the declarant or the relatives, fill out the data related to residence, nationality and profession of the deceased. In the case of deaths occurring in special circumstances and in which a court is involved, the information is filled out by the court.