Birmingham District — 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 1851 to 1951 Total Live Births (1)
Infant Deaths 1851 to 1951 Infant Deaths (4)
Perinatal Deaths 1851 to 2001 Perinatal mortality (2)