Wantage UD — 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 1911 to 1973 Total Live Births (1)
Births by sex 1911 to 1973 Sex (2)
Births by legitimacy & sex 1911 to 1973 Legitimacy (2)
Sex (2)
Births by legitimacy 1911 to 1973 Legitimacy (2)
Total Deaths 1911 to 1973 Total Deaths (1)
Deaths by sex 1922 to 1973 Sex (2)
Infant Deaths 1911 to 1973 Infant Deaths (4)
Perinatal Deaths 1911 to 1973 Perinatal mortality (2)