Decennial Cause of Death by Age

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Data for 01 Jan 1851 to 31 Dec 1860 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
Cause of Death (Simplified) Under 5 years 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 and up
Respiratory TB 7 Show data context 6 Show data context 13 Show data context 41 Show data context 69 Show data context 92 Show data context 57 Show data context 34 Show data context 28 Show data context 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other TB 29 Show data context 11 Show data context 7 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 18 Show data context 18 Show data context 14 Show data context 13 Show data context 9 Show data context 7 Show data context 11 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 12 Show data context 2 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 23 Show data context 16 Show data context 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 17 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 11 Show data context 11 Show data context
Smallpox 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 40 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 19 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 15 Show data context 21 Show data context 14 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 87 Show data context 10 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 10 Show data context 13 Show data context 22 Show data context 46 Show data context 26 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 12 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 385 Show data context 21 Show data context 24 Show data context 21 Show data context 27 Show data context 38 Show data context 36 Show data context 72 Show data context 114 Show data context 223 Show data context 319 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1861 to 31 Dec 1870 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
Cause of Death (Simplified) Under 5 years 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 and up
Respiratory TB 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 32 Show data context 51 Show data context 68 Show data context 42 Show data context 32 Show data context 22 Show data context 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other TB 36 Show data context 7 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 5 Show data context 9 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 25 Show data context 33 Show data context 10 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 15 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context
Smallpox 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 34 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 11 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 12 Show data context 13 Show data context 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 87 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 13 Show data context 16 Show data context 35 Show data context 51 Show data context 31 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 11 Show data context 14 Show data context 10 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 6 Show data context 9 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 9 Show data context 7 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 357 Show data context 20 Show data context 15 Show data context 20 Show data context 23 Show data context 25 Show data context 53 Show data context 69 Show data context 138 Show data context 227 Show data context 342 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1871 to 31 Dec 1880 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
Cause of Death (Simplified) Under 5 years 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 and up
Respiratory TB 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 9 Show data context 17 Show data context 34 Show data context 66 Show data context 44 Show data context 13 Show data context 14 Show data context 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other TB 30 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 22 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 6 Show data context
Smallpox 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 33 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 11 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 5 Show data context 10 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 92 Show data context 9 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 9 Show data context 12 Show data context 28 Show data context 61 Show data context 49 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 9 Show data context 22 Show data context 16 Show data context 12 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 9 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 11 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 9 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 297 Show data context 21 Show data context 9 Show data context 14 Show data context 13 Show data context 34 Show data context 41 Show data context 72 Show data context 149 Show data context 251 Show data context 379 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1881 to 31 Dec 1890 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
Cause of Death (Simplified) Under 5 years 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 and up
Respiratory TB 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 20 Show data context 30 Show data context 58 Show data context 31 Show data context 30 Show data context 19 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other TB 49 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 11 Show data context 10 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 9 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 38 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 16 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 15 Show data context 15 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 117 Show data context 12 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 6 Show data context 11 Show data context 11 Show data context 27 Show data context 59 Show data context 54 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 8 Show data context 15 Show data context 19 Show data context 19 Show data context 9 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 11 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 16 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 262 Show data context 12 Show data context 11 Show data context 21 Show data context 10 Show data context 27 Show data context 46 Show data context 87 Show data context 121 Show data context 244 Show data context 350 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1891 to 31 Dec 1900 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
Cause of Death (Simplified) Under 5 years 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 and up
Respiratory TB 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 17 Show data context 22 Show data context 38 Show data context 22 Show data context 16 Show data context 17 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other TB 20 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 18 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 35 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 10 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 16 Show data context 16 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 97 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 9 Show data context 9 Show data context 19 Show data context 38 Show data context 58 Show data context 55 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 19 Show data context 27 Show data context 28 Show data context 23 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 18 Show data context 7 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 12 Show data context 3 Show data context 11 Show data context 9 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 262 Show data context 15 Show data context 15 Show data context 15 Show data context 16 Show data context 36 Show data context 28 Show data context 68 Show data context 130 Show data context 248 Show data context 380 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1901 to 31 Dec 1910 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
Cause of Death (Simplified) Under 5 years 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 and up
Respiratory TB 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 9 Show data context 22 Show data context 39 Show data context 32 Show data context 14 Show data context 13 Show data context 12 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other TB 14 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 10 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 25 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 54 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 10 Show data context 7 Show data context 17 Show data context 41 Show data context 64 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 9 Show data context 18 Show data context 29 Show data context 39 Show data context 18 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 7 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 211 Show data context 12 Show data context 8 Show data context 9 Show data context 3 Show data context 20 Show data context 41 Show data context 57 Show data context 116 Show data context 229 Show data context 362 Show data context
Date: Source:
1851 - 1910 Registrar General, Decennial Supplement (HM Stationery Office) ,

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The Registrar General's Decennial Supplements provided extremely detailed information on causes of death between 1851-60 and 1901-10, but unfortunately used five different classifications of cause of death to cover those six decades. Graham Mooney, of Johns Hopkins University, has therefore defined a simplified cause of death classification to which we have converted the original data. Inevitably, many causes have had to be grouped into an enlarged 'other' category, but we are still able to consistently...


identify the main epidemic diseases. In order to include all decades, we ignore gender and combine the age groups 75 to 84 and 85 upwards, even where the original report separated them.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Midhurst PLU/RegD through time | Life and Death Statistics | Decennial Cause of Death by Age, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10139442/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 11th December 2019