Death Notices and Today's Obituaries and Guest Books - Orkney Isles (OKI)

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Orkney Islands is part of Scotland with a total population of 21,590; an increase of 0.1 % from 21,570 in 2013. The population of Orkney Islands accounts for 0.4 % of the total population of Scotland.

In Orkney Islands, 15.3 % of the population is aged 16 to 29 years which in fact is lower than that of Scotland where 18.3% are aged 16 to 29 years. Orkney Islands’ total population has risen overall with about the same demographic structural change.

Between 2013 and 2014, Orkney Islands experienced a 10.0 % decline in births, dropping from 201 in 2013, to 181 in 2014. The number of births in Scotland rose by 1.3 % .The number of deaths in Orkney Islands decreased from 242 in 2013 to 205 in 2014. Over the period 2012 to 2014, the total death rate was higher for males than for females. Compared to Scotland over the period 2012 to 2014, Orkney Islands had a steady fall in the death rate due to the prevalence of cancer.

By 2037, the population of Orkney Islands is plannedto be 22,724, an increase of 5.5 % compared to the population in 2012.