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Latest on mortality numbers and rates for England and Wales, including all-cause and specific causes as defined by the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10).

Publications

Alcohol-related Deaths in the United Kingdom
Department: Office for National Statistics
Alcohol-related deaths in the United Kingdom, England and Wales, and government office regions in England.
Annual Report of the Registrar General (Northern Ireland)
Department: Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
Finalised data for all births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships and divorces along with population data for the year in question.
Atlas of Deprivation: England
Department: Office for National Statistics
The Indices of Multiple Deprivation for England combine a number of areas, chosen to cover a range of economic, social and housing issues into a single deprivation score for each Lower Layer Super Output Area in England. The Atlas of Deprivation allows a map visualisation of the overall LSOA deprivation score (rank) and the score (rank) for each of the seven domains by local authority.
Birth cohort tables, England and Wales
Department: Office for National Statistics
Annual infant deaths that have been linked to their corresponding birth record. Ages for infants born in a given calendar year.
Child mortality statistics: Childhood, infant and perinatal
Department: Office for National Statistics
Annual statistics on stillbirths, infant deaths and childhood deaths occurring annually in England and Wales.
Death certification reform: A case study on the potential impact on mortality statistics
Department: Office for National Statistics
Results from a case study of areas piloting death certification reform showing the potential impact on mortality statistics by cause of death.
Death registrations by single year of age
Department: Office for National Statistics
Discontinued - Death registrations by single year of age for the United Kingdom and England and Wales.
Death registrations summary tables, England and Wales
Department: Office for National Statistics
Annual data on death registrations. Contains death rates, cause of death data by sex and age and death registrations by area of residence and SYOA.
Deaths in Northern Ireland
Department: Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
Deaths registered in Northern Ireland during the registration year.
Deaths involving Clostridium difficile
Department: Office for National Statistics
Deaths where Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) was mentioned on the death certificate: by sex, age group and place of death, in England and Wales. National data are available for 1999 and for 2001 onwards.
Deaths involving MRSA
Department: Office for National Statistics
Deaths where meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was mentioned on the death certificate: by sex, age group and place of death, in England and Wales. National data are available from 1993 onwards.
Deaths related to drug poisoning
Department: Office for National Statistics
Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales from 1993 onwards, by cause of death, sex, age and substances involved in the death.
European Standard Population
Department: Office for National Statistics
The European Standard Population is an artificial population structure, first introduced in 1976, which is used in the weighting of mortality or incidence data to produce age-standardised rates (ASRs). At the end of 2012, Eurostat, the statistical institute of the European Union, decided to bring this structure up to date. The change to the methods of calculating ASRs will have a significant effect on a variety of figures published as official statistics in the UK.
Excess Winter Mortality in England and Wales
Department: Office for National Statistics
A measure of the increase in winter mortality, provided on an annual basis, in the form of the excess winter mortality figure.
Excess winter deaths in Wales
Department: Welsh Government
Presents data on excess winter deaths in Wales, based on figures produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Geographic Variations in Health (DS No.16)
Department: Office for National Statistics
This volume builds on the tradition of undertaking in-depth analyses of mortality by area in decennial supplements to annual statistical publications. It covers the 1990s and, for the first time, takes a broader view of health outcomes than are reflected by mortality alone. It includes reviews of variations in congenital anomalies, cancer incidence, adult and infant mortality, births, conceptions and abortions. Data are presented for the UK and constituent countries, regions, and local areas.
Gestation-specific infant mortality in England and Wales
Department: Office for National Statistics
Live births and infant deaths by gestational age, birthweight, multiplicity, mother's age, marital status, household occupation and ethnic group.
Historic and projected mortality data from the UK life tables
Department: Office for National Statistics
Mortality data used in the calculation of historic and projected life tables. Following the publication of the period and cohort life expectancy tables, ONS prepares databases for the UK and each of the constituent countries. Published for the first time in this release are tables of historic and projected qx (probability of dying at each age) and lx values (numbers of people surviving at each age) for the UK, on a period and cohort basis for each year 1951 to 2060.
Impact of the implementation of IRIS software for ICD-10 cause of death coding on mortality statistics
Department: Office for National Statistics
Gives results of the IRIS bridge coding study, which shows the impact of the new IRIS software for cause of death coding on mortality statistics.
Increased Winter Mortality, Scotland
Department: National Records of Scotland
The difference between the number of deaths in the four-month 'winter' period and the average of the previous and subsequent four-month periods.
Infant and perinatal mortality in England and Wales by social and biological factors
Department: Office for National Statistics
Infant and perinatal mortality by social and biologial factors including father's occupation, mother's country of birth, birthweight and mother's age
Infant and perinatal mortality summary tables, England and Wales
Department: Office for National Statistics
Present data on infant deaths registered in England and Wales by health areas. This publication has been discontinued. The data for 2010 onwards is now available in Table 6 of the Deaths registrations summary tables, England and Wales. The birthweight data are published separately in detailed statistics on birthweight for the same regional breakdown in the Characteristics of Birth 1 output.
Infant mortality by ethnic group
Department: Office for National Statistics
Live births, infant deaths, and infant mortality rates by ethnic group as well as on infant deaths, and infant mortality rates by cause of death and ethnic group.
Injury and poisoning mortality in England and Wales
Department: Office for National Statistics
Annual data on deaths from injury and poisoning using a matrix of mechanism by intent developed by the International Collaborative Effort (ICE).
Leading causes of death
Department: Office for National Statistics
Leading causes of death by age group and sex
Life expectancy at birth and at age 65 by local areas in England and Wales
Department: Office for National Statistics
Life expectancy at birth and at age 65 by local areas in England and Wales
Lifetime Opportunities Monitoring Framework
Department: Office of the First and Deputy First Minister
This report presents a range of statistical targets and indicators in support of the Northern Ireland Executive¡¯s anti poverty and social inclusion strategy ¡®Lifetime Opportunities'. The monitoring framework is structured around 3 ¡®layers¡¯: ? Child poverty targets ? Poverty and social inclusion indicators ? Public service agreement targets Analyses of statistics are on a lifecycle basis and are benchmarked against other jurisdictions when possible
Monthly figures on deaths registered by area of usual residence, England and Wales
Department: Office for National Statistics
Monthly death figures provide counts of deaths registered by area of usual residence in a calendar month.
Monthly provisional figures on deaths registered by area of usual residence, England and Wales
Department: Office for National Statistics
Discontinued - Monthly death figures provide provisional counts of the number of deaths registered by area of usual residence, England and Wales.
Mortality Statistics: Cause, England and Wales (Series DH2: discontinued)
Department: Office for National Statistics
Discontinued. Presents statistics on deaths occurring annually in England and Wales.
Mortality Statistics: Childhood, infant and perinatal, England and Wales (Series DH3)
Department: Office for National Statistics
Discontinued - Replaced with Child mortality statistics - Annual review of the Registrar General on childhood, infant and perinatal deaths, in England and Wales.
Mortality Statistics: Deaths registered in England and Wales (Series DR)
Department: Office for National Statistics
Annual mortality statistics on deaths registered by age-group, sex and underlying cause of death and by other information collected at the time of registration.
Mortality Statistics: Deaths registered in England and Wales by area of usual residence
Department: Office for National Statistics
Annual data on death registrations. Summary tables including age-standardised mortality rates,deaths by age and sex.
Mortality Statistics: General, England and Wales (Series DH1: discontinued)
Department: Office for National Statistics
Discontinued. Contains key statistics of deaths and death rates in England and Wales by age, sex, marital status, place of death, birthplace and coroner involvement for the year.
Mortality Statistics: Injury and Poisoning, England and Wales (Series DH4: discontinued)
Department: Office for National Statistics
Discontinued. Contains detailed analyses of all deaths which were attributed to accidents, poisonings and violence, covering both the external cause and the nature of injury. These deaths are analysed by age and sex.
Mortality in the United Kingdom
Department: Office for National Statistics
A summary of the trends in age-standardised mortality rates in the UK and constituent countries, 1980 to 2010.
Probability of survival to age 75 for local authorities in England and Wales
Department: Office for National Statistics
The probability of survival to age 75 estimates the likelihood of a person surviving between birth and age 75. The probabilities of survival are based on the assumption that individuals would experience that year's age-specific mortality rates throughout their lives. The results are comparable over time and between areas.
Public Health Outcomes Framework
Department: Health
Compendium of public health outcomes indicators presented at England and upper tier LA level. Indicators are split over 4 domains: improving the wider determinants of health; health improvement; health protection; healthcare, public health and preventing premature mortality. Public Health England is now responsible for the publication of the Public Health Outcomes Framework.
Public Health Outcomes Framework
Department: Public Health England
Compendium of public health outcomes indicators presented at England and upper tier LA level. Indicators are split over 4 domains: improving the wider determinants of health; health improvement; health protection; healthcare, public health and preventing premature mortality. The Department of Health was previously responsible for the publication of the Public Health Outcomes Framework.
Quality of ethnicity and gestation data subnationally for births and infant deaths in England and Wales
Department: Office for National Statistics
Births registered in England and Wales are linked to birth notifications records to utilise key variables. These linked records are further linked to death registration records. This permits publication of live births and infant deaths by ethnicity and gestational age, and additionally by birthweight, multiplicity of births, mother's age, marital status (registration type) and father's occupation. This release reports on the data subnationally.
Registrar General Quarterly Report (Northern Ireland)
Department: Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships registered in Northern Ireland during each quarter.
Results of the ICD-10 v2010 bridge coding study, England and Wales, 2009
Department: Office for National Statistics
Gives results of the ICD-10 v2010 bridge coding study, which shows the impact of the new ICD-10 software update on mortality statistics by cause of death.
Standardised Mortality Ratios
Department: Office for National Statistics
Contains standardised Mortality Ratios (SMRs) calculated for wards in England and Wales for deaths under age 85, based on mortality data from 1999-2003.
Suicides in the United Kingdom
Department: Office for National Statistics
Suicides in the United Kingdom, England and Wales, and government office regions in England.
The 21st Century Mortality Files
Department: Office for National Statistics
A record of mortality in England and Wales from 2001 onwards. The files are designed to complement the 20th Century Mortality Files, which are a record of mortality in England and Wales from 1901 to 2000. The files consist of an aggregated database of deaths by age-group, sex, year and underlying cause, and include populations for England and Wales.
Unexplained deaths in infancy, England and Wales
Department: Office for National Statistics
Report on unexplained infant deaths in England and Wales which includes sudden infant deaths and deaths for which the cause remained unknown or unascertained.
Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables
Department: Office for National Statistics
These tables provide annual and quarterly data for a selection of key statistics under the following themes: population, demography and health.
Weekly provisional figures on deaths registered in England and Wales
Department: Office for National Statistics
The number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the latest eight weeks for which data are available.

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Overview

Vital Statistics Outputs Branch (VSOB) within the Office for National Statistics (ONS) publishes mortality statistics for England and Wales. Figures are based on the information collected when a death is registered. The majority of publications are based on the number of deaths registered in a reference period (week, month, calendar year).

Death registrations provide a timely indication of trends as statistics based on deaths occurring in a year are not available until later (the death occurrences dataset must be taken some nine months after the end of the relevant calendar period for it to be acceptably complete). ONS take an annual extract of death occurrences in the autumn following the data year, this is used for seasonal analysis of mortality data and several infant mortality outputs. The long history of infant mortality statistics as a key indicator of the health of the nation is based on occurrence data (as defined by WHO).

Mortality statistics present data on deaths that occur and are then registered in England and Wales. Statistics are based on information collected at death registration. Annual mortality statistics are published by age, sex, area of usual residence, place of occurrence (for example home or hospital), marital status, and underlying cause of death.

Quality and Methodology Information documents for Mortality Statistics and Child Mortality Statistics are available on the ONS website. These documents provide a range of information that describe the quality of the data and detail any points which should be noted when using mortality statistics. They also provide information on the range of mortality publications produced by ONS. Further information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to mortality is available in the Mortality Metadata and the Child Mortality Statistics Metadata.

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Technical Data

Quality and Methodology Information documents for Mortality Statistics and Child Mortality Statistics, Mortality Metadata and the Child Mortality Statistics Metadata?provide information on how the Office for National Statistics (ONS) produces mortality statistics.

A Glossary of terms used in mortality statistics is available in the Mortality Metadata and the Child Mortality Statistics Metadata.

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Glossary

  • Early neonatal deaths

    Relating to infants aged under 7 days.

  • ICD

    International Classification of Diseases.

  • Infant Deaths

    Relating to infants under 1 year.

  • Mortality rate

    The usual practice in Office for National Statistics (ONS) publications is to calculate age-standardised mortality rates per 100,000 population, standardised to the European Standard Population. Age-standardised rates are used to allow comparison between populations by eliminating the effects of age structure by using a standard population.

  • Neonatal

    Relating to infants aged under 28 days.

  • Occurrences

    Number of deaths according to the date on which the death occurred.

  • Perinatal deaths

    Includes stillbirths and early neonatal deaths.

  • Postneonatal deaths

    Deaths of infants aged 28 days and over but under one year.

  • Registrations

    Number of deaths according to the date on which the death was registered.

  • Stillbirth

    Refers to the Stillbirth (Definition) Act 1992; a child born after 24 or more weeks completed gestation who did not show any signs of life at any time after being born.

  • Underlying cause of death

    The cause of death selected for primary tabulation based on ICD rules.

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Contact Details

For statistical enquiries about this topic, please contact:

Vital Statistics Outputs Branch (VSOB)

Email: VSOB@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 1329 444 110

Office for National Statistics Segensworth Road Titchfield Fareham PO15 5RR

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