OECD Marriage and Divorce Trend: 1960 – 2005

A recap of some of the OECD countries’ trend in marriage and divorce rates (per 1000 population):

01. Austria
02. Belgium
03. Denmark
04. Finland
05. France
06. Germany
07. Greece
08. Iceland
09. Italy
10. Japan
11. Korea
12. Netherlands
13. New Zealand
14. Norway
15. Portugal
16. Sweden
17. UK
18. US

Total Fertility Rate 1995 – 2005: Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom

1. Germany:
Year / TFR
1995 — 1.25
1996 — 1.32
1997 — 1.37
1998 — 1.36
1999 — 1.36
2000 — 1.38
2001 — 1.35
2002 — 1.34
2003 — 1.34
2004 — 1.36
2005 — 1.34
2006 — 1.32

2. Ireland:
Year / TFR
1995 — 1.84
1996 — 1.88
1997 — 1.93
1998 — 1.93
1999 — 1.89
2000 — 1.88
2001 — 1.93
2002 — 1.96
2003 — 1.95
2004 — 1.93
2005 — 1.86
2006 — 1.90

3. United Kingdom:
Year / TFR
1995 — 1.71
1996 — 1.73
1997 — 1.72
1998 — 1.71
1999 — 1.68
2000 — 1.64
2001 — 1.63
2002 — 1.64
2003 — 1.71
2004 — 1.77
2005 — 1.78
2006 — 1.84

Source: Eurostat, Population and Social Conditions.

HIV Transmission By MSM and Heterosexual Contact: UK

New HIV infection cases diagnosed by man sex with man (MSM) and heterosexual contact, percentage (%) in UK from year 1997 to 2006:

Year : MSM Cases ( % MSM )
1997 — 1551 ( 54.6 )
1998 — 1507 ( 50.7 )
1999 — 1354 ( 43.4 )
2000 — 1449 ( 44.7 )
2001 — 1463 ( 35.2 )
2002 — 1980 ( 33.5 )
2003 — 2151 ( 31.2 )
2004 — 2229 ( 30.9 )
2005 — 2786 ( 33.0 )
2006 — 2597 ( 29.1 )

Year : Heterosexual ( % Heterosexual )
1997 — 979 ( 34.4 )
1998 — 1122 ( 37.8 )
1999 — 1473 ( 47.2 )
2000 — 1708 ( 52.7 )
2001 — 2247 ( 54.1 )
2002 — 3469 ( 58.6 )
2003 — 4247 ( 61.5 )
2004 — 4331 ( 60.1 )
2005 — 4697 ( 55.7 )
2006 — 4514 ( 50.6 )

Sources:
1. WHO – European health for all database (HFA-DB)
2. Europe – HIV

UK: HIV Cases 1990 – 2006

HIV cases reported from year 1990 to 2006 in UK of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:

Year — Total Cases / Cases per 100 000 population
1990 — 2494 / 4.28
1991 — 2740 / 4.73
1992 — 2687 / 4.63
1993 — 2634 / 4.51
1994 — 2710 / 4.62
1995 — 2843 / 4.85
1996 — 3146 / 5.34
1997 — 2842 / 4.82
1998 — 2972 / 5.03
1999 — 3119 / 5.26
2000 — 3240 / 5.45
2001 — 4152 / 6.97
2002 — 5919 / 9.92
2003 — 6902 / 11.55
2004 — 7211 / 12.05
2005 — 8431 / 14.07
2006 — 8925 / 14.91

Source:
1. WHO Regional Office for Europe – CISID

United Kingdom Marriage and Divorce Rates: 1971 – 2005

Marriage and divorce rates (per 1000 population) in UK from year 1971 to 2005:

Source: National Statistic of UK

Europe: Organ Donation 2006

Source: Eurobarometer – Europeans and Organ Donation

Question 1: Would you be willing to donate one of your organs to an organ donation service immediately after your death? 
– % of participants say Yes.

Sweden – 81%
Finland – 73%
Belgium – 71%
Denmark – 69%
Netherlands – 69%
France – 67%
Ireland – 67%
Portugal – 66%
UK – 63%
Luxembourg – 62%
Spain – 57%
Greece – 53%
Germany – 46%
Italy – 45%
Austria – 33%

Question 2: If you were asked in a hospital to donate an organ from a deceased close family member, would you agree?
– % of participants say Yes.

Sweden – 74%
Finland – 73%
Netherlands – 66%
Belgium – 65%
Denmark – 63%
Portugal – 63%
UK – 63%
Luxembourg – 62%
France – 61%
Spain – 59%
Ireland – 57%
Greece – 54%
Germany – 46%
Italy – 39%
Austria – 35%

Question 3: Do you already have an organ donation card?
– % of participants say Yes:

Netherlands – 44%
Sweden – 30%
Ireland – 29%
UK- 26%
Denmark – 25%
Finland – 17%
Luxembourg – 14%
Italy – 13%
France – 10%
Germany – 9%
Spain – 7%
Austria – 4%
Belgium – 3%
Greece – 3%
Portugal – 2%  

P/S: I thought it would be interesting to see what is the difference between people’s willing to donate their organ and they actually have an organ card.  Well, they could have whatever reason to not having the organ donation card yet…

Countries / (% of participants willing to donate organ) – (% of participants have the card) 
Netherlands : -25%
Austria : -29%
Italy : -32%
Germany : -37%
UK : -37%
Ireland : -38%
Denmark : -44%
Luxembourg : -48%
Greece : -50%
Spain : -50%
Sweden : -51%
Finland : -56%
France : -57%
Portugal : -64%
Belgium : -68%

UK: Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Syphilis 1997 – 2006

The total number of cases and number of cases per 100 000 persons in UK from year 1997 to 2006 on sexually transmitted dieseases (STDs) like:

a) Chlamydia
Year – Total / Cases per 100 000 persons
1997 – 42,668 / 73.17
1998 – 48,726 / 83.33
1999 – 56,991 / 97.11
2000 – 68,332 / 116.04
2001 – 76,515 / 129.44
2002 – 87,592 / 147.65
2003 – 96,151 / 161.44
2004 – 104,733 / 175.00
2005 – 109,418 / 181.64
2006 – 113,585 / 187.47

b) Gonorrhoea
Year – Total / Cases per 100 000 persons
1997 – 13,063 / 22.40
1998 – 13,212 / 22.59
1999 – 16,470 / 28.07
2000 – 21,800 / 37.02
2001 – 23,705 / 40.10
2002 – 25,599 / 43.15
2003 – 24,965 / 41.92
2004 – 22,321 / 37.30
2005 – 19,248 / 31.95
2006 – 19,007 / 31.37

c) Syphilis
Year – Total / Cases per 100 000 persons
1997 – 162 / 0.28
1998 – 139 / 0.24
1999 – 223 / 0.38
2000 – 342 / 0.58
2001 – 753 / 1.27
2002 – 1,258 / 2.12
2003 – 1,652 / 2.77
2004 – 2,282 / 3.81
2005 – 2,804 / 4.65
2006 – 2,766 / 4.57

Source:
1. AVERT – STD Statistics UK

OECD: Hours Worked 2005

Hours worked (hours per year per person in employment), which is deduced from the total numbers of hours worked over the year are divided by the average numbers of people in employment in OECD countries for year 2005:

Country 2005
Norway – 1360
Netherlands – 1367
Germany – 1437
Belgium – 1534
France – 1546
Denmark – 1551
Sweden – 1587
Ireland – 1638
Austria  – 1656
Switzerland – 1659
United Kingdom – 1672
Portugal – 1685
Finland – 1714
Australia – 1730
Canada – 1737
Spain – 1769
Japan – 1775
Iceland – 1794
Italy – 1801
United States – 1804
New Zealand – 1809
Greece – 2053
Korea – 2354

If translates it into weekly hour work, it would be…

Norway – 26.2
Netherlands – 26.3
Germany – 27.6
Belgium – 29.5
France – 29.7
Denmark – 29.8
Sweden – 30.5
Ireland – 31.5
Austria – 31.8
Switzerland – 31.9
United Kingdom – 32.2
Portugal – 32.4
Finland – 33.0
Australia – 33.3
Canada – 33.4
Spain – 34.0
Japan – 34.1
Iceland – 34.5
Italy – 34.6
United States – 34.7
New Zealand – 34.8
Greece – 39.5
Korea – 45.3

Source: OECD Factbook 2007 – Labour market, Employment

Abortion/Birth Ratio 1980 – 2005 : UK, Australia, New Zealand

Abortion to livebirth ratio (number of abortions per 100 livebirths) year 1980 to 2005 for UK [England & Wales], Australia and New Zealand:

Source:
Robert Johnston: Abortion statistics and other data

General Abortion Rate 1980 – 2005: UK, Australia, New Zealand

General abortion rate (number of abortions per 1000 women age 15-44) in UK (specifically England and Wales), Australia and New Zealand from year 1980 to 2005.

Source:
1. Robert Johnston: Abortion statistics and other data

Assault Trend for selected OECD Countries

Assault trend seen in various OECD countries (a summary from crime trend in individual country):

a) US: 1970 – 2005
b) UK: 1970 – 2005
c) Sweden: 1970 – 2005

d) Canada: 1990 -2005
e) Japan: 1990 – 2005
f) Norway: 1993 – 2005

g) Australia: 1995 -2005
h) Denmark: 1995 – 2005
i) Finland: 1995 – 2005

So, basically my question is: other than Canada (& US trends down since 1990), why assault rate increases in most of the countries? Any thought?

Rape Trend 1970-2005 for US, UK and Sweden

Rape rate (rape cases per 100 000 population) trend comparison from year 1970 to 2005 for US, UK and Sweden:

Question: why the rape rate continues to increase? Any input?

Source:
1) US: Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, Albany.
2) UK: Home Office, Research Development Statistic
3) Sweden: National Council for Crime Prevention

Homicide Trend 1970-2005 for US, UK and Sweden

Homicide rate (homicide cases per 100 000 population) trend comparison for 3 countries: US, UK and Sweden for year from 1970 to 2005.

UK Crime Trend 1970-2005: Shop Theft, Motor Vehicle Theft

Crime trend in UK for year 1970 to 2005 on:

e) Theft shop rate (per 100 000 population)
f) Motor vehicle theft rate (per 100 000 population)

Source: UK Home Office, Research Development Statistic.

UK Crime Trend 1970-2005: Robbery, Burglary

Crime trend in UK for year 1970 to 2005 on:

c) Robbery rate (per 100 000 population)
d) Burglary rate (per 100 000 population)

Source: UK Home Office, Research Development Statistic

UK Crime Trend 1970-2005: Homicide, Rape

Crime trend in UK frm year 1970 to 2005 on:

a) Homicide rate (per 100 000 population)
b) Rape rate (per 100 000 population)

Source: UK Home Office, Research Development Statistic