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Generation gap statistics

Scotland in 1946-50

(year average)

Population: 5054million

Births: 101,222 (8.7% to unmarried parents)

Deaths: 63,584

Marriages: 43,206

Divorces: 2435


Population: 5,093million

Births: 63,571 (31.1% to unmarried parents)

Deaths: 61,171

Marriages: 32,866

Divorces: 12,584

Just over one in 10 (12%) young people went to university in the 1960s in the UK.

In 2010-11, 35.8% of Scottish school leavers went onto higher education and 23.1% went onto further education.

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