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 549 Show data context 218 Show data context 423 Show data context 1,049 Show data context 1,484 Show data context 2,467 Show data context 1,699 Show data context 1,164 Show data context 680 Show data context 299 Show data context 52 Show data context
Other TB 1,796 Show data context 289 Show data context 223 Show data context 139 Show data context 72 Show data context 118 Show data context 74 Show data context 54 Show data context 48 Show data context 35 Show data context 4 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 749 Show data context 596 Show data context 455 Show data context 409 Show data context 280 Show data context 331 Show data context 243 Show data context 222 Show data context 246 Show data context 255 Show data context 130 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,551 Show data context 686 Show data context 205 Show data context 44 Show data context 18 Show data context 16 Show data context 23 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,408 Show data context 29 Show data context 13 Show data context 18 Show data context 17 Show data context 69 Show data context 72 Show data context 95 Show data context 125 Show data context 284 Show data context 328 Show data context
Smallpox 430 Show data context 126 Show data context 37 Show data context 38 Show data context 36 Show data context 44 Show data context 19 Show data context 15 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,355 Show data context 66 Show data context 4 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 1 Show data context
Measles 1,034 Show data context 170 Show data context 23 Show data context 10 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 175 Show data context 84 Show data context 35 Show data context 12 Show data context 6 Show data context 10 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 4,990 Show data context 269 Show data context 118 Show data context 151 Show data context 184 Show data context 374 Show data context 619 Show data context 895 Show data context 1,378 Show data context 2,146 Show data context 1,690 Show data context
Cancer 14 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 6 Show data context 52 Show data context 156 Show data context 327 Show data context 421 Show data context 321 Show data context 178 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 23 Show data context 89 Show data context 234 Show data context 227 Show data context 18 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 872 Show data context 238 Show data context 197 Show data context 167 Show data context 150 Show data context 252 Show data context 256 Show data context 263 Show data context 258 Show data context 197 Show data context 189 Show data context
Other 14,411 Show data context 928 Show data context 592 Show data context 709 Show data context 639 Show data context 1,478 Show data context 2,051 Show data context 2,744 Show data context 4,620 Show data context 7,395 Show data context 11,731 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 337 Show data context 160 Show data context 294 Show data context 957 Show data context 1,331 Show data context 2,228 Show data context 1,653 Show data context 1,132 Show data context 633 Show data context 232 Show data context 37 Show data context
Other TB 1,847 Show data context 252 Show data context 141 Show data context 118 Show data context 94 Show data context 108 Show data context 63 Show data context 66 Show data context 45 Show data context 38 Show data context 6 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 596 Show data context 497 Show data context 372 Show data context 374 Show data context 245 Show data context 301 Show data context 221 Show data context 222 Show data context 188 Show data context 172 Show data context 95 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 2,043 Show data context 808 Show data context 192 Show data context 52 Show data context 30 Show data context 22 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,724 Show data context 39 Show data context 18 Show data context 13 Show data context 21 Show data context 58 Show data context 66 Show data context 79 Show data context 121 Show data context 261 Show data context 322 Show data context
Smallpox 183 Show data context 41 Show data context 14 Show data context 14 Show data context 31 Show data context 28 Show data context 14 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,390 Show data context 54 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
Measles 1,275 Show data context 127 Show data context 11 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 216 Show data context 115 Show data context 54 Show data context 18 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
Lungs 5,099 Show data context 241 Show data context 121 Show data context 161 Show data context 193 Show data context 444 Show data context 584 Show data context 857 Show data context 1,550 Show data context 2,416 Show data context 2,433 Show data context
Cancer 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 8 Show data context 20 Show data context 58 Show data context 227 Show data context 439 Show data context 527 Show data context 502 Show data context 285 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 26 Show data context 113 Show data context 294 Show data context 223 Show data context 13 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 750 Show data context 251 Show data context 219 Show data context 192 Show data context 167 Show data context 310 Show data context 322 Show data context 369 Show data context 361 Show data context 247 Show data context 209 Show data context
Other 14,079 Show data context 727 Show data context 576 Show data context 633 Show data context 627 Show data context 1,490 Show data context 2,199 Show data context 3,066 Show data context 4,648 Show data context 7,606 Show data context 12,101 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 263 Show data context 114 Show data context 260 Show data context 796 Show data context 1,144 Show data context 2,072 Show data context 1,488 Show data context 1,007 Show data context 620 Show data context 245 Show data context 31 Show data context
Other TB 1,906 Show data context 266 Show data context 170 Show data context 111 Show data context 70 Show data context 82 Show data context 44 Show data context 45 Show data context 35 Show data context 29 Show data context 4 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 276 Show data context 243 Show data context 238 Show data context 292 Show data context 186 Show data context 199 Show data context 127 Show data context 98 Show data context 119 Show data context 71 Show data context 45 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,432 Show data context 613 Show data context 167 Show data context 38 Show data context 14 Show data context 18 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,934 Show data context 26 Show data context 10 Show data context 9 Show data context 9 Show data context 38 Show data context 35 Show data context 57 Show data context 75 Show data context 188 Show data context 322 Show data context
Smallpox 157 Show data context 70 Show data context 40 Show data context 42 Show data context 65 Show data context 92 Show data context 32 Show data context 17 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,701 Show data context 50 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
Measles 1,147 Show data context 122 Show data context 20 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 168 Show data context 151 Show data context 54 Show data context 20 Show data context 10 Show data context 15 Show data context 6 Show data context 7 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
Lungs 5,861 Show data context 260 Show data context 93 Show data context 124 Show data context 154 Show data context 395 Show data context 575 Show data context 971 Show data context 1,746 Show data context 2,723 Show data context 3,109 Show data context
Cancer 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context 80 Show data context 225 Show data context 526 Show data context 731 Show data context 651 Show data context 369 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 18 Show data context 97 Show data context 295 Show data context 230 Show data context 9 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 629 Show data context 200 Show data context 167 Show data context 169 Show data context 154 Show data context 271 Show data context 360 Show data context 380 Show data context 353 Show data context 297 Show data context 239 Show data context
Other 12,977 Show data context 736 Show data context 581 Show data context 616 Show data context 618 Show data context 1,524 Show data context 2,216 Show data context 3,365 Show data context 5,404 Show data context 8,233 Show data context 12,423 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 192 Show data context 104 Show data context 194 Show data context 672 Show data context 953 Show data context 1,759 Show data context 1,298 Show data context 875 Show data context 484 Show data context 194 Show data context 38 Show data context
Other TB 1,430 Show data context 283 Show data context 172 Show data context 152 Show data context 96 Show data context 107 Show data context 75 Show data context 39 Show data context 24 Show data context 24 Show data context 7 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 50 Show data context 74 Show data context 71 Show data context 108 Show data context 90 Show data context 87 Show data context 47 Show data context 40 Show data context 36 Show data context 30 Show data context 14 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 538 Show data context 241 Show data context 65 Show data context 15 Show data context 8 Show data context 13 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,139 Show data context 22 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 9 Show data context 18 Show data context 26 Show data context 28 Show data context 52 Show data context 124 Show data context 169 Show data context
Smallpox 9 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 13 Show data context 16 Show data context 11 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,362 Show data context 59 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 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Measles 1,339 Show data context 178 Show data context 23 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 343 Show data context 251 Show data context 84 Show data context 23 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 6,148 Show data context 385 Show data context 97 Show data context 118 Show data context 124 Show data context 374 Show data context 577 Show data context 867 Show data context 1,585 Show data context 2,631 Show data context 2,729 Show data context
Cancer 16 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 7 Show data context 11 Show data context 78 Show data context 285 Show data context 670 Show data context 921 Show data context 920 Show data context 426 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 20 Show data context 101 Show data context 245 Show data context 233 Show data context 20 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 601 Show data context 155 Show data context 140 Show data context 157 Show data context 130 Show data context 252 Show data context 291 Show data context 335 Show data context 349 Show data context 293 Show data context 219 Show data context
Other 11,603 Show data context 669 Show data context 572 Show data context 700 Show data context 579 Show data context 1,388 Show data context 2,273 Show data context 3,457 Show data context 5,580 Show data context 9,161 Show data context 12,177 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 140 Show data context 71 Show data context 139 Show data context 561 Show data context 762 Show data context 1,468 Show data context 1,045 Show data context 764 Show data context 402 Show data context 156 Show data context 26 Show data context
Other TB 1,185 Show data context 215 Show data context 156 Show data context 141 Show data context 117 Show data context 161 Show data context 75 Show data context 63 Show data context 38 Show data context 22 Show data context 2 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 15 Show data context 37 Show data context 41 Show data context 67 Show data context 52 Show data context 72 Show data context 40 Show data context 32 Show data context 22 Show data context 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 323 Show data context 139 Show data context 35 Show data context 17 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 11 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,282 Show data context 12 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 12 Show data context 14 Show data context 31 Show data context 44 Show data context 98 Show data context 153 Show data context
Smallpox 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,383 Show data context 28 Show data context 4 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
Measles 1,378 Show data context 117 Show data context 19 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 364 Show data context 220 Show data context 56 Show data context 20 Show data context 9 Show data context 10 Show data context 12 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
Lungs 5,115 Show data context 224 Show data context 74 Show data context 90 Show data context 118 Show data context 308 Show data context 487 Show data context 758 Show data context 1,457 Show data context 2,516 Show data context 3,031 Show data context
Cancer 13 Show data context 11 Show data context 5 Show data context 11 Show data context 12 Show data context 89 Show data context 341 Show data context 770 Show data context 1,220 Show data context 1,231 Show data context 586 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 16 Show data context 90 Show data context 302 Show data context 207 Show data context 14 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 647 Show data context 140 Show data context 98 Show data context 135 Show data context 119 Show data context 261 Show data context 292 Show data context 317 Show data context 376 Show data context 258 Show data context 262 Show data context
Other 10,865 Show data context 531 Show data context 543 Show data context 652 Show data context 556 Show data context 1,353 Show data context 2,036 Show data context 3,350 Show data context 5,642 Show data context 8,866 Show data context 12,173 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 77 Show data context 39 Show data context 122 Show data context 378 Show data context 635 Show data context 1,158 Show data context 907 Show data context 581 Show data context 324 Show data context 140 Show data context 31 Show data context
Other TB 525 Show data context 165 Show data context 119 Show data context 113 Show data context 75 Show data context 136 Show data context 92 Show data context 62 Show data context 40 Show data context 20 Show data context 16 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 6 Show data context 20 Show data context 22 Show data context 24 Show data context 29 Show data context 20 Show data context 15 Show data context 11 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 107 Show data context 62 Show data context 17 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 9 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 660 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 10 Show data context 14 Show data context 15 Show data context 31 Show data context 46 Show data context 79 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 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 752 Show data context 17 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 619 Show data context 64 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 321 Show data context 290 Show data context 60 Show data context 13 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 2,805 Show data context 124 Show data context 50 Show data context 82 Show data context 123 Show data context 249 Show data context 385 Show data context 613 Show data context 1,057 Show data context 1,964 Show data context 2,584 Show data context
Cancer 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 15 Show data context 17 Show data context 80 Show data context 300 Show data context 808 Show data context 1,266 Show data context 1,384 Show data context 844 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 10 Show data context 62 Show data context 168 Show data context 167 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 417 Show data context 115 Show data context 75 Show data context 84 Show data context 99 Show data context 233 Show data context 260 Show data context 323 Show data context 297 Show data context 246 Show data context 244 Show data context
Other 7,147 Show data context 437 Show data context 376 Show data context 429 Show data context 421 Show data context 1,077 Show data context 1,786 Show data context 2,782 Show data context 4,908 Show data context 8,024 Show data context 11,563 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, Somerset RegC 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/10134780/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 23rd October 2021