This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Relevant UK policies
Fulfilling part (a) - the latest Census was completed in 2021
Fulfilling part (b) birth and death registrations in the UK are estimated close to the 100 per cent mark due to the established policies and regulations (see embedded links). Births must be registered within 42 days of occurrence, and deaths must be registered within 5 days of occurrence (8 days in Scotland).
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Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||18 April 2019|
|Metadata last updated||09 September 2021|