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This dataset provides mortality statistics for England and Wales, broken down by calendar year of registration, age, sex, underlying cause of death and area of usual residence of the deceased.

Important information for interpreting these mortality statistics:

  • death statistics are compiled from information supplied when deaths are certified and registered as part of civil registration, a legal requirement
  • figures represent the number of deaths registered in the calendar year
  • figures represent deaths which occurred in England and Wales - these include the deaths of individuals whose usual residence was outside England and Wales
Deaths should be registered within 5 days of the date of death although there are some situations when the registration of a death will be delayed, such as those reported to a coroner. Information on the impact of registration delays for a range of causes is available.

To protect the confidentiality of individuals, small counts output for areas below region level are rounded; counts of 0, 1, and 2 are rounded to 0, while counts of 3, 4, and 5 are rounded to 5.

The the impact of registration delays for a range of causes[Mortality Statistics Quality and Methodology Information] document contains important information on:

  • the strengths and limitations of the data
  • the quality of the output: including the accuracy of the data, how it compares with related data
  • uses and users
  • how the output was created
The the impact of registration delays for a range of causes[User Guide to Mortality Statistics] provides further information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to mortality and includes a glossary of terms. Information on how age-standardised mortality rates (ASMRs) are calculated is included.

Further the impact of registration delays for a range of causes[mortality publications] are available on the Office for National Statistics website.

For more information on mortality statistics and feedback on this data release please contact
Office for National Statistics
email: health.data@ons.gov.uk
telephone: +44(0)1329 444110

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