Decennial Cause of Death by Age

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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 86 Show data context 43 Show data context 55 Show data context 120 Show data context 211 Show data context 457 Show data context 508 Show data context 289 Show data context 141 Show data context 49 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other TB 692 Show data context 67 Show data context 23 Show data context 19 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 82 Show data context 43 Show data context 22 Show data context 29 Show data context 19 Show data context 25 Show data context 22 Show data context 18 Show data context 13 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 314 Show data context 124 Show data context 23 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 519 Show data context 10 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 8 Show data context 11 Show data context 10 Show data context 9 Show data context 13 Show data context 28 Show data context
Smallpox 44 Show data context 9 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 7 Show data context 14 Show data context 7 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 456 Show data context 17 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 374 Show data context 38 Show data context 3 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
Diptheria 68 Show data context 65 Show data context 9 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 1,196 Show data context 53 Show data context 10 Show data context 15 Show data context 32 Show data context 103 Show data context 175 Show data context 181 Show data context 295 Show data context 338 Show data context 275 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 16 Show data context 51 Show data context 96 Show data context 115 Show data context 70 Show data context 24 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 9 Show data context 17 Show data context 50 Show data context 36 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 188 Show data context 68 Show data context 72 Show data context 89 Show data context 94 Show data context 165 Show data context 142 Show data context 95 Show data context 79 Show data context 29 Show data context 20 Show data context
Other 2,387 Show data context 150 Show data context 77 Show data context 88 Show data context 98 Show data context 249 Show data context 498 Show data context 492 Show data context 672 Show data context 653 Show data context 704 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 61 Show data context 36 Show data context 56 Show data context 124 Show data context 218 Show data context 478 Show data context 393 Show data context 291 Show data context 129 Show data context 42 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other TB 640 Show data context 91 Show data context 29 Show data context 20 Show data context 15 Show data context 15 Show data context 10 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 18 Show data context 12 Show data context 12 Show data context 14 Show data context 13 Show data context 13 Show data context 12 Show data context 5 Show data context 9 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 84 Show data context 40 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 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
Gastro-intestinal 413 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 14 Show data context 21 Show data context 20 Show data context
Smallpox 11 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 456 Show data context 8 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 393 Show data context 28 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 120 Show data context 43 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 1,407 Show data context 75 Show data context 13 Show data context 18 Show data context 39 Show data context 99 Show data context 134 Show data context 226 Show data context 260 Show data context 374 Show data context 281 Show data context
Cancer 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 26 Show data context 62 Show data context 109 Show data context 129 Show data context 123 Show data context 37 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 6 Show data context 28 Show data context 54 Show data context 35 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 148 Show data context 22 Show data context 19 Show data context 47 Show data context 42 Show data context 72 Show data context 84 Show data context 81 Show data context 56 Show data context 38 Show data context 33 Show data context
Other 2,543 Show data context 142 Show data context 101 Show data context 103 Show data context 132 Show data context 277 Show data context 494 Show data context 646 Show data context 805 Show data context 953 Show data context 889 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 47 Show data context 21 Show data context 46 Show data context 128 Show data context 215 Show data context 475 Show data context 442 Show data context 308 Show data context 154 Show data context 45 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other TB 564 Show data context 74 Show data context 31 Show data context 21 Show data context 17 Show data context 24 Show data context 12 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 8 Show data context 11 Show data context 15 Show data context 28 Show data context 21 Show data context 56 Show data context 14 Show data context 8 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 181 Show data context 64 Show data context 14 Show data context 5 Show data context 12 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 728 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 8 Show data context 19 Show data context 27 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 459 Show data context 16 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 614 Show data context 43 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
Diptheria 444 Show data context 247 Show data context 28 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 1,463 Show data context 54 Show data context 13 Show data context 43 Show data context 46 Show data context 114 Show data context 156 Show data context 244 Show data context 356 Show data context 429 Show data context 445 Show data context
Cancer 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 20 Show data context 73 Show data context 146 Show data context 222 Show data context 191 Show data context 88 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 41 Show data context 74 Show data context 44 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 188 Show data context 29 Show data context 22 Show data context 33 Show data context 41 Show data context 102 Show data context 92 Show data context 86 Show data context 72 Show data context 60 Show data context 46 Show data context
Other 3,216 Show data context 132 Show data context 115 Show data context 128 Show data context 159 Show data context 368 Show data context 516 Show data context 777 Show data context 1,025 Show data context 1,198 Show data context 1,148 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 30 Show data context 20 Show data context 35 Show data context 109 Show data context 185 Show data context 407 Show data context 418 Show data context 341 Show data context 164 Show data context 67 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other TB 346 Show data context 79 Show data context 37 Show data context 27 Show data context 19 Show data context 34 Show data context 25 Show data context 10 Show data context 9 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 4 Show data context 9 Show data context 13 Show data context 19 Show data context 29 Show data context 54 Show data context 23 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 292 Show data context 128 Show data context 30 Show data context 16 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 643 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 23 Show data context 23 Show data context
Smallpox 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 320 Show data context 7 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 335 Show data context 28 Show data context 0 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 395 Show data context 207 Show data context 18 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 1,068 Show data context 51 Show data context 15 Show data context 40 Show data context 43 Show data context 124 Show data context 148 Show data context 214 Show data context 334 Show data context 452 Show data context 441 Show data context
Cancer 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 19 Show data context 105 Show data context 188 Show data context 266 Show data context 279 Show data context 117 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 20 Show data context 39 Show data context 36 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 165 Show data context 22 Show data context 14 Show data context 26 Show data context 42 Show data context 110 Show data context 90 Show data context 76 Show data context 59 Show data context 44 Show data context 34 Show data context
Other 2,459 Show data context 87 Show data context 97 Show data context 115 Show data context 113 Show data context 338 Show data context 504 Show data context 740 Show data context 975 Show data context 1,190 Show data context 1,268 Show data context
Date: Source:
1871 - 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, Woolwich 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/10187590/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 14th November 2019