Ecclesall Bierlow PLU/RegD — Current theme: Life & Death




Life & Death

This theme covers births, marriages and deaths, including changing causes of death. Unlike most of our themes, it is based not on the Census but on the closely related system for registering births, marriages and deaths, established in 1837.

In this first version of the system, the main emphasis is on infant mortality, the number of children dying before their first birthday as a proportion of all births.



Our detailed statistics are held in structures called nCubes, which you can think of as tables with one dimension, or with two ... or with twenty. Their dimensions are defined by the variables each nCube combines, and each variable is made up of categories. These nCubes are available at national level for this theme:

Available nCubes Period covered Variables
(number of categories)
Total Births 1871 to 1911 Total Live Births (1)
Total Deaths 1871 to 1911 Total Deaths (1)
Infant Deaths 1871 to 1911 Infant Deaths (4)
Perinatal Deaths 1871 to 1911 Perinatal mortality (2)
Cause of Death 1871 to 1911 Cause of Death (RG Quarterly Return definition) (10)
Decennial Cause of Death by Age 1871 to 1880 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75 (11)
Cause of Death (RG 1870s DS definition) (26)
Decennial Cause of Death by Age 1901 to 1910 Sex (2)
Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75 (11)
Cause of Death (RG 1900s DS definition) (24)
Decennial Cause of Death by Age 1881 to 1900 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75 (11)
Cause of Death (RG 1880s DS definition) (24)
Decennial Cause of Death by Age 1851 to 1910 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75 (11)
Cause of Death (Simplified) (14)
Decennial Cause of Death by Age for under 5s 1871 to 1880 Age in single years between birth & 5 (5)
Cause of Death (RG 1870s DS definition) (26)
Decennial Cause of Death by Age for under 5s 1851 to 1910 Age between birth & 5 in three bands (3)
Cause of Death (Simplified) (14)
Decennial Cause of Death by Age for under 5s 1881 to 1900 Age in single years between birth & 5 (5)
Cause of Death (RG 1880s DS definition) (24)
Decennial Cause of Death by Age & Sex 1861 to 1870 Sex (2)
Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 85 (12)
Cause of Death (RG 1860s DS definition) (25)
Decennial Cause of Death by Age & Sex 1851 to 1860 Sex (2)
Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 85 (12)
Cause of Death (RG 1850s DS definition) (23)
Decennial Cause of Death by Age & Sex for under 5s 1901 to 1910 Sex (2)
Age between birth & 5 in three bands (3)
Cause of Death (RG 1900s DS definition) (24)
Decennial Cause of Death by Age & Sex for under 5s 1861 to 1870 Sex (2)
Age in single years between birth & 5 (5)
Cause of Death (RG 1860s DS definition) (25)
Decennial Cause of Death by Age & Sex for under 5s 1851 to 1860 Sex (2)
Age in single years between birth & 5 (5)
Cause of Death (RG 1850s DS definition) (23)