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 33 Show data context 18 Show data context 13 Show data context 39 Show data context 102 Show data context 152 Show data context 105 Show data context 83 Show data context 57 Show data context 24 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other TB 86 Show data context 15 Show data context 8 Show data context 2 Show data context 8 Show data context 8 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 49 Show data context 47 Show data context 37 Show data context 27 Show data context 31 Show data context 27 Show data context 18 Show data context 11 Show data context 19 Show data context 10 Show data context 5 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 177 Show data context 84 Show data context 23 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 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
Gastro-intestinal 123 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 9 Show data context 6 Show data context 7 Show data context 8 Show data context 9 Show data context 16 Show data context
Smallpox 45 Show data context 15 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 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
Whooping Cough 117 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
Measles 96 Show data context 16 Show data context 1 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 0 Show data context
Diptheria 13 Show data context 14 Show data context 3 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
Lungs 421 Show data context 13 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 18 Show data context 26 Show data context 44 Show data context 61 Show data context 97 Show data context 153 Show data context 65 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 18 Show data context 31 Show data context 22 Show data context 8 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 23 Show data context 12 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 46 Show data context 11 Show data context 17 Show data context 12 Show data context 25 Show data context 25 Show data context 20 Show data context 19 Show data context 13 Show data context 10 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 960 Show data context 63 Show data context 35 Show data context 27 Show data context 49 Show data context 105 Show data context 108 Show data context 131 Show data context 203 Show data context 325 Show data context 463 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 29 Show data context 14 Show data context 24 Show data context 79 Show data context 96 Show data context 135 Show data context 100 Show data context 82 Show data context 80 Show data context 32 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other TB 112 Show data context 13 Show data context 9 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 61 Show data context 54 Show data context 32 Show data context 35 Show data context 23 Show data context 21 Show data context 18 Show data context 11 Show data context 10 Show data context 12 Show data context 3 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 198 Show data context 153 Show data context 49 Show data context 8 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
Gastro-intestinal 127 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 17 Show data context 8 Show data context
Smallpox 4 Show data context 1 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 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 162 Show data context 6 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 121 Show data context 18 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 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
Diptheria 36 Show data context 18 Show data context 6 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
Lungs 360 Show data context 18 Show data context 10 Show data context 6 Show data context 12 Show data context 37 Show data context 36 Show data context 54 Show data context 139 Show data context 151 Show data context 132 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 7 Show data context 10 Show data context 25 Show data context 32 Show data context 33 Show data context 17 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 14 Show data context 17 Show data context 15 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 38 Show data context 25 Show data context 19 Show data context 24 Show data context 24 Show data context 22 Show data context 30 Show data context 31 Show data context 23 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 903 Show data context 72 Show data context 44 Show data context 46 Show data context 34 Show data context 79 Show data context 113 Show data context 167 Show data context 256 Show data context 448 Show data context 624 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 54 Show data context 23 Show data context 20 Show data context 63 Show data context 89 Show data context 107 Show data context 84 Show data context 83 Show data context 59 Show data context 39 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other TB 108 Show data context 11 Show data context 9 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 13 Show data context 17 Show data context 18 Show data context 17 Show data context 8 Show data context 15 Show data context 9 Show data context 5 Show data context 15 Show data context 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 32 Show data context 9 Show data context 3 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
Gastro-intestinal 87 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 8 Show data context 10 Show data context 12 Show data context
Smallpox 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 6 Show data context 9 Show data context 9 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 90 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 0 Show data context
Measles 46 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 18 Show data context 18 Show data context 11 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 1 Show data context
Lungs 339 Show data context 14 Show data context 6 Show data context 9 Show data context 11 Show data context 22 Show data context 42 Show data context 73 Show data context 104 Show data context 196 Show data context 139 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 6 Show data context 10 Show data context 27 Show data context 55 Show data context 33 Show data context 17 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 15 Show data context 17 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 29 Show data context 17 Show data context 18 Show data context 22 Show data context 15 Show data context 27 Show data context 16 Show data context 21 Show data context 23 Show data context 19 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 694 Show data context 47 Show data context 29 Show data context 36 Show data context 37 Show data context 73 Show data context 105 Show data context 157 Show data context 305 Show data context 460 Show data context 634 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 11 Show data context 13 Show data context 47 Show data context 85 Show data context 107 Show data context 83 Show data context 65 Show data context 53 Show data context 33 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other TB 108 Show data context 22 Show data context 21 Show data context 10 Show data context 16 Show data context 15 Show data context 11 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 36 Show data context 14 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 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
Gastro-intestinal 87 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 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 12 Show data context 8 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 90 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
Measles 66 Show data context 14 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
Diptheria 25 Show data context 13 Show data context 3 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
Lungs 431 Show data context 25 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 11 Show data context 35 Show data context 32 Show data context 71 Show data context 118 Show data context 175 Show data context 162 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 12 Show data context 19 Show data context 53 Show data context 62 Show data context 18 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 22 Show data context 12 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 23 Show data context 5 Show data context 9 Show data context 11 Show data context 18 Show data context 25 Show data context 18 Show data context 18 Show data context 18 Show data context 16 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 652 Show data context 50 Show data context 29 Show data context 40 Show data context 50 Show data context 85 Show data context 110 Show data context 131 Show data context 308 Show data context 518 Show data context 655 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 7 Show data context 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 43 Show data context 48 Show data context 93 Show data context 49 Show data context 41 Show data context 42 Show data context 16 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other TB 79 Show data context 12 Show data context 12 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 10 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 14 Show data context 5 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 53 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 9 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 86 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
Measles 36 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 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 21 Show data context 14 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 288 Show data context 12 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 16 Show data context 35 Show data context 45 Show data context 93 Show data context 192 Show data context 152 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 17 Show data context 40 Show data context 73 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 6 Show data context 23 Show data context 16 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 34 Show data context 13 Show data context 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 11 Show data context 19 Show data context 11 Show data context 16 Show data context 14 Show data context 14 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 526 Show data context 20 Show data context 33 Show data context 37 Show data context 26 Show data context 79 Show data context 113 Show data context 140 Show data context 270 Show data context 501 Show data context 670 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 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 33 Show data context 40 Show data context 94 Show data context 72 Show data context 41 Show data context 33 Show data context 13 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other TB 42 Show data context 11 Show data context 14 Show data context 12 Show data context 8 Show data context 21 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 5 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
Gastro-intestinal 23 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 3 Show data context 2 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 22 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 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 14 Show data context 13 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 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 0 Show data context
Lungs 136 Show data context 10 Show data context 1 Show data context 10 Show data context 7 Show data context 15 Show data context 25 Show data context 35 Show data context 48 Show data context 108 Show data context 117 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 9 Show data context 49 Show data context 65 Show data context 75 Show data context 48 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 7 Show data context 15 Show data context 8 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 27 Show data context 8 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 22 Show data context 15 Show data context 15 Show data context 16 Show data context 14 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 398 Show data context 21 Show data context 20 Show data context 22 Show data context 25 Show data context 56 Show data context 108 Show data context 158 Show data context 290 Show data context 463 Show data context 687 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, Tavistock 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/10055660/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 22nd October 2021