Relevant UK policies

Non-statistical indicator

We have identified the following policies relevant to this indicator

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Relevant UK policies

Indicator description

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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United Kingdom

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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 03 December 2021
Metadata last updated 03 December 2021

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of countries that (a) have conducted at least one population and housing census in the last 10 years; and (b) have achieved 100 per cent birth registration and 80 per cent death registration

Target name

By 2030, build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement gross domestic product, and support statistical capacity-building in developing countries

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

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UK Government

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Official statistics

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