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 25 Show data context 32 Show data context 58 Show data context 68 Show data context 80 Show data context 64 Show data context 34 Show data context 13 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other TB 29 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 12 Show data context 12 Show data context 16 Show data context 8 Show data context 13 Show data context 14 Show data context 10 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 52 Show data context 25 Show data context 14 Show data context 4 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
Gastro-intestinal 10 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
Smallpox 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 38 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
Measles 11 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 0 Show data context
Diptheria 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 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 92 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 26 Show data context 30 Show data context 19 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 1 Show data context 11 Show data context 9 Show data context 16 Show data context 4 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 13 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 13 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 659 Show data context 38 Show data context 12 Show data context 21 Show data context 17 Show data context 29 Show data context 46 Show data context 55 Show data context 105 Show data context 184 Show data context 456 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 5 Show data context 9 Show data context 17 Show data context 34 Show data context 55 Show data context 64 Show data context 33 Show data context 19 Show data context 12 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other TB 52 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 11 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 16 Show data context 12 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 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
Gastro-intestinal 8 Show data context 2 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 5 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 1 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 34 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 16 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
Diptheria 29 Show data context 29 Show data context 13 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 86 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 12 Show data context 17 Show data context 29 Show data context 55 Show data context 53 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 8 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 23 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 453 Show data context 13 Show data context 14 Show data context 11 Show data context 12 Show data context 29 Show data context 30 Show data context 44 Show data context 87 Show data context 193 Show data context 376 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 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 11 Show data context 21 Show data context 33 Show data context 65 Show data context 27 Show data context 22 Show data context 9 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other TB 44 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 10 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 19 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 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
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 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context
Smallpox 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 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 28 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 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 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
Lungs 75 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 7 Show data context 11 Show data context 9 Show data context 26 Show data context 46 Show data context 58 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 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 19 Show data context 10 Show data context 12 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 336 Show data context 12 Show data context 11 Show data context 14 Show data context 11 Show data context 17 Show data context 51 Show data context 61 Show data context 118 Show data context 241 Show data context 407 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 9 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 12 Show data context 16 Show data context 34 Show data context 24 Show data context 14 Show data context 13 Show data context 8 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other TB 23 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 6 Show data context 4 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
Gastro-intestinal 21 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 8 Show data context 13 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 30 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 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 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
Diptheria 4 Show data context 4 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 78 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 6 Show data context 11 Show data context 12 Show data context 21 Show data context 44 Show data context 71 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 3 Show data context 10 Show data context 23 Show data context 27 Show data context 20 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 10 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 227 Show data context 10 Show data context 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 13 Show data context 20 Show data context 28 Show data context 48 Show data context 92 Show data context 179 Show data context 353 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 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 6 Show data context 7 Show data context 27 Show data context 18 Show data context 8 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other TB 23 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 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 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 7 Show data context 2 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 9 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 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 10 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 29 Show data context 1 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
Measles 17 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 0 Show data context
Diptheria 8 Show data context 7 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 0 Show data context
Lungs 78 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 10 Show data context 23 Show data context 49 Show data context 83 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 6 Show data context 14 Show data context 16 Show data context 32 Show data context 20 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 11 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 176 Show data context 9 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 11 Show data context 29 Show data context 45 Show data context 80 Show data context 192 Show data context 315 Show data context
Date: Source:
1851 - 1900 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, Guiltcross 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/10075701/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 18th September 2021