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 26 Show data context 16 Show data context 28 Show data context 73 Show data context 99 Show data context 156 Show data context 87 Show data context 90 Show data context 102 Show data context 88 Show data context 18 Show data context
Other TB 18 Show data context 8 Show data context 5 Show data context 10 Show data context 8 Show data context 10 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 4 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 8 Show data context 17 Show data context 14 Show data context 22 Show data context 19 Show data context 25 Show data context 10 Show data context 14 Show data context 12 Show data context 11 Show data context 7 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 68 Show data context 42 Show data context 21 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 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 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 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
Smallpox 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 20 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 9 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
Diptheria 20 Show data context 29 Show data context 15 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 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
Lungs 17 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 14 Show data context 26 Show data context 39 Show data context 61 Show data context 40 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 15 Show data context 12 Show data context 7 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 11 Show data context 13 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 17 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 559 Show data context 74 Show data context 23 Show data context 32 Show data context 27 Show data context 41 Show data context 59 Show data context 62 Show data context 157 Show data context 283 Show data context 612 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 22 Show data context 16 Show data context 33 Show data context 82 Show data context 109 Show data context 178 Show data context 91 Show data context 90 Show data context 96 Show data context 91 Show data context 16 Show data context
Other TB 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 6 Show data context 9 Show data context 10 Show data context 9 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context 5 Show data context 10 Show data context 6 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 36 Show data context 21 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
Smallpox 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 32 Show data context 5 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 12 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 49 Show data context 56 Show data context 25 Show data context 10 Show data context 7 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
Lungs 13 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 9 Show data context 7 Show data context 4 Show data context 19 Show data context 36 Show data context 75 Show data context 34 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 13 Show data context 13 Show data context 16 Show data context 18 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 11 Show data context 13 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 12 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 488 Show data context 58 Show data context 26 Show data context 25 Show data context 22 Show data context 52 Show data context 46 Show data context 71 Show data context 119 Show data context 272 Show data context 686 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 22 Show data context 17 Show data context 34 Show data context 69 Show data context 87 Show data context 159 Show data context 70 Show data context 66 Show data context 67 Show data context 86 Show data context 27 Show data context
Other TB 17 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 10 Show data context 9 Show data context 12 Show data context 13 Show data context 12 Show data context 12 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 68 Show data context 41 Show data context 12 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 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 13 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 7 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 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 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 38 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 8 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 8 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 60 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 20 Show data context 15 Show data context 23 Show data context 63 Show data context 121 Show data context 144 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 13 Show data context 27 Show data context 30 Show data context 22 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 19 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 507 Show data context 40 Show data context 22 Show data context 24 Show data context 18 Show data context 44 Show data context 54 Show data context 97 Show data context 122 Show data context 248 Show data context 638 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 22 Show data context 17 Show data context 19 Show data context 70 Show data context 82 Show data context 123 Show data context 69 Show data context 57 Show data context 45 Show data context 38 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other TB 24 Show data context 21 Show data context 19 Show data context 13 Show data context 17 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 12 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 38 Show data context 15 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 21 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 17 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 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 16 Show data context 1 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 1 Show data context 7 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 96 Show data context 34 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 12 Show data context 25 Show data context 48 Show data context 135 Show data context 132 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 19 Show data context 38 Show data context 33 Show data context 38 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 11 Show data context 17 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 17 Show data context 7 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 11 Show data context 11 Show data context 11 Show data context 13 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 425 Show data context 26 Show data context 20 Show data context 29 Show data context 27 Show data context 48 Show data context 60 Show data context 71 Show data context 171 Show data context 284 Show data context 565 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 19 Show data context 7 Show data context 25 Show data context 57 Show data context 83 Show data context 110 Show data context 59 Show data context 51 Show data context 47 Show data context 24 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other TB 26 Show data context 26 Show data context 13 Show data context 19 Show data context 7 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 16 Show data context 8 Show data context 0 Show data context 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
Gastro-intestinal 18 Show data context 0 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 2 Show data context 6 Show data context 7 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 32 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 16 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 24 Show data context 13 Show data context 2 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
Lungs 147 Show data context 22 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 14 Show data context 19 Show data context 25 Show data context 61 Show data context 121 Show data context 150 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 17 Show data context 43 Show data context 40 Show data context 29 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 12 Show data context 14 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 13 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 6 Show data context 10 Show data context 11 Show data context 0 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 448 Show data context 18 Show data context 30 Show data context 26 Show data context 31 Show data context 40 Show data context 88 Show data context 108 Show data context 180 Show data context 301 Show data context 632 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 11 Show data context 3 Show data context 13 Show data context 49 Show data context 65 Show data context 100 Show data context 62 Show data context 35 Show data context 36 Show data context 24 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other TB 22 Show data context 14 Show data context 19 Show data context 13 Show data context 15 Show data context 19 Show data context 12 Show data context 12 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 4 Show data context 5 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 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 15 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 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 26 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 1 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
Diptheria 12 Show data context 19 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 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
Lungs 105 Show data context 13 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 16 Show data context 18 Show data context 38 Show data context 92 Show data context 130 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 12 Show data context 26 Show data context 46 Show data context 57 Show data context 33 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 13 Show data context 11 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 16 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 11 Show data context 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 10 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 399 Show data context 15 Show data context 20 Show data context 33 Show data context 15 Show data context 42 Show data context 63 Show data context 95 Show data context 215 Show data context 358 Show data context 570 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.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Newcastle in Emlyn 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/10005486/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 19th April 2021