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 469 Show data context 215 Show data context 379 Show data context 1,043 Show data context 1,526 Show data context 2,552 Show data context 1,688 Show data context 985 Show data context 550 Show data context 230 Show data context 56 Show data context
Other TB 1,978 Show data context 293 Show data context 145 Show data context 121 Show data context 84 Show data context 113 Show data context 58 Show data context 50 Show data context 49 Show data context 17 Show data context 5 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 441 Show data context 318 Show data context 293 Show data context 341 Show data context 277 Show data context 299 Show data context 248 Show data context 219 Show data context 224 Show data context 197 Show data context 110 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,009 Show data context 616 Show data context 234 Show data context 60 Show data context 38 Show data context 30 Show data context 26 Show data context 7 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,488 Show data context 63 Show data context 29 Show data context 23 Show data context 38 Show data context 76 Show data context 73 Show data context 75 Show data context 112 Show data context 227 Show data context 290 Show data context
Smallpox 183 Show data context 44 Show data context 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 19 Show data context 27 Show data context 32 Show data context 21 Show data context 8 Show data context 7 Show data context 4 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,321 Show data context 67 Show data context 9 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
Measles 655 Show data context 71 Show data context 14 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 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
Diptheria 316 Show data context 271 Show data context 118 Show data context 42 Show data context 15 Show data context 14 Show data context 14 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 3,237 Show data context 192 Show data context 59 Show data context 107 Show data context 103 Show data context 266 Show data context 339 Show data context 435 Show data context 727 Show data context 1,116 Show data context 931 Show data context
Cancer 12 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 9 Show data context 16 Show data context 61 Show data context 176 Show data context 300 Show data context 330 Show data context 253 Show data context 145 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 15 Show data context 90 Show data context 189 Show data context 161 Show data context 11 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 433 Show data context 102 Show data context 99 Show data context 90 Show data context 112 Show data context 212 Show data context 175 Show data context 202 Show data context 169 Show data context 134 Show data context 102 Show data context
Other 10,520 Show data context 686 Show data context 464 Show data context 477 Show data context 511 Show data context 1,129 Show data context 1,613 Show data context 2,080 Show data context 3,136 Show data context 5,049 Show data context 6,837 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 419 Show data context 175 Show data context 302 Show data context 951 Show data context 1,426 Show data context 2,467 Show data context 1,971 Show data context 1,260 Show data context 655 Show data context 241 Show data context 37 Show data context
Other TB 2,263 Show data context 318 Show data context 137 Show data context 101 Show data context 87 Show data context 97 Show data context 73 Show data context 61 Show data context 50 Show data context 35 Show data context 4 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 315 Show data context 234 Show data context 202 Show data context 227 Show data context 186 Show data context 234 Show data context 206 Show data context 180 Show data context 151 Show data context 162 Show data context 75 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,218 Show data context 653 Show data context 197 Show data context 65 Show data context 39 Show data context 49 Show data context 21 Show data context 9 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,971 Show data context 53 Show data context 13 Show data context 13 Show data context 19 Show data context 51 Show data context 50 Show data context 64 Show data context 92 Show data context 161 Show data context 267 Show data context
Smallpox 149 Show data context 43 Show data context 19 Show data context 16 Show data context 33 Show data context 31 Show data context 27 Show data context 23 Show data context 14 Show data context 7 Show data context 9 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,529 Show data context 56 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 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
Measles 804 Show data context 93 Show data context 17 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context
Diptheria 483 Show data context 344 Show data context 134 Show data context 52 Show data context 16 Show data context 30 Show data context 17 Show data context 12 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 3,650 Show data context 193 Show data context 74 Show data context 105 Show data context 103 Show data context 257 Show data context 422 Show data context 563 Show data context 979 Show data context 1,527 Show data context 1,466 Show data context
Cancer 12 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 7 Show data context 9 Show data context 83 Show data context 214 Show data context 383 Show data context 496 Show data context 403 Show data context 194 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 16 Show data context 76 Show data context 204 Show data context 162 Show data context 13 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 476 Show data context 98 Show data context 108 Show data context 128 Show data context 144 Show data context 232 Show data context 238 Show data context 262 Show data context 207 Show data context 187 Show data context 143 Show data context
Other 10,916 Show data context 603 Show data context 444 Show data context 525 Show data context 534 Show data context 1,281 Show data context 1,873 Show data context 2,444 Show data context 3,720 Show data context 5,702 Show data context 7,431 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 404 Show data context 134 Show data context 269 Show data context 801 Show data context 1,194 Show data context 2,491 Show data context 1,904 Show data context 1,178 Show data context 727 Show data context 250 Show data context 37 Show data context
Other TB 1,930 Show data context 295 Show data context 157 Show data context 107 Show data context 61 Show data context 88 Show data context 49 Show data context 37 Show data context 41 Show data context 30 Show data context 5 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 168 Show data context 151 Show data context 125 Show data context 145 Show data context 123 Show data context 138 Show data context 98 Show data context 103 Show data context 98 Show data context 65 Show data context 20 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 587 Show data context 301 Show data context 85 Show data context 25 Show data context 24 Show data context 25 Show data context 15 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,155 Show data context 30 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 32 Show data context 35 Show data context 47 Show data context 77 Show data context 133 Show data context 242 Show data context
Smallpox 55 Show data context 12 Show data context 1 Show data context 9 Show data context 17 Show data context 20 Show data context 22 Show data context 13 Show data context 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,518 Show data context 40 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 1 Show data context
Measles 702 Show data context 66 Show data context 13 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 316 Show data context 298 Show data context 92 Show data context 21 Show data context 9 Show data context 17 Show data context 10 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 4,700 Show data context 224 Show data context 92 Show data context 108 Show data context 131 Show data context 354 Show data context 513 Show data context 759 Show data context 1,266 Show data context 1,989 Show data context 1,980 Show data context
Cancer 7 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 15 Show data context 95 Show data context 275 Show data context 539 Show data context 723 Show data context 652 Show data context 303 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 39 Show data context 82 Show data context 233 Show data context 182 Show data context 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 499 Show data context 113 Show data context 103 Show data context 115 Show data context 136 Show data context 243 Show data context 272 Show data context 277 Show data context 282 Show data context 207 Show data context 171 Show data context
Other 11,061 Show data context 653 Show data context 479 Show data context 525 Show data context 537 Show data context 1,521 Show data context 2,158 Show data context 2,961 Show data context 4,468 Show data context 6,712 Show data context 8,677 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 278 Show data context 138 Show data context 241 Show data context 692 Show data context 1,007 Show data context 2,197 Show data context 1,878 Show data context 1,260 Show data context 728 Show data context 256 Show data context 42 Show data context
Other TB 1,953 Show data context 311 Show data context 180 Show data context 104 Show data context 93 Show data context 98 Show data context 72 Show data context 56 Show data context 42 Show data context 28 Show data context 5 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 52 Show data context 70 Show data context 90 Show data context 111 Show data context 96 Show data context 130 Show data context 92 Show data context 65 Show data context 41 Show data context 32 Show data context 10 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 342 Show data context 166 Show data context 36 Show data context 15 Show data context 10 Show data context 17 Show data context 11 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,838 Show data context 30 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 12 Show data context 19 Show data context 15 Show data context 26 Show data context 44 Show data context 103 Show data context 188 Show data context
Smallpox 19 Show data context 8 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 13 Show data context 19 Show data context 15 Show data context 5 Show data context 9 Show data context 11 Show data context 6 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,765 Show data context 59 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 1,039 Show data context 109 Show data context 22 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 494 Show data context 448 Show data context 136 Show data context 36 Show data context 12 Show data context 19 Show data context 14 Show data context 12 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 5,400 Show data context 413 Show data context 83 Show data context 117 Show data context 130 Show data context 365 Show data context 543 Show data context 785 Show data context 1,210 Show data context 2,003 Show data context 2,212 Show data context
Cancer 23 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 10 Show data context 19 Show data context 96 Show data context 350 Show data context 780 Show data context 994 Show data context 1,044 Show data context 486 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 13 Show data context 102 Show data context 277 Show data context 206 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 516 Show data context 106 Show data context 103 Show data context 129 Show data context 135 Show data context 269 Show data context 288 Show data context 308 Show data context 323 Show data context 222 Show data context 200 Show data context
Other 10,931 Show data context 648 Show data context 533 Show data context 594 Show data context 555 Show data context 1,420 Show data context 2,349 Show data context 3,182 Show data context 4,687 Show data context 7,483 Show data context 9,781 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 192 Show data context 91 Show data context 192 Show data context 615 Show data context 906 Show data context 1,827 Show data context 1,698 Show data context 1,214 Show data context 689 Show data context 277 Show data context 47 Show data context
Other TB 1,792 Show data context 316 Show data context 204 Show data context 159 Show data context 111 Show data context 151 Show data context 105 Show data context 75 Show data context 57 Show data context 35 Show data context 8 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 37 Show data context 46 Show data context 77 Show data context 124 Show data context 108 Show data context 159 Show data context 112 Show data context 71 Show data context 43 Show data context 23 Show data context 7 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 126 Show data context 52 Show data context 19 Show data context 12 Show data context 8 Show data context 7 Show data context 10 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,260 Show data context 12 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 11 Show data context 9 Show data context 22 Show data context 57 Show data context 107 Show data context 199 Show data context
Smallpox 4 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 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,310 Show data context 47 Show data context 4 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 1 Show data context
Measles 1,103 Show data context 107 Show data context 21 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 816 Show data context 614 Show data context 154 Show data context 39 Show data context 14 Show data context 32 Show data context 17 Show data context 10 Show data context 11 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 4,837 Show data context 278 Show data context 62 Show data context 87 Show data context 107 Show data context 302 Show data context 514 Show data context 772 Show data context 1,383 Show data context 2,184 Show data context 3,013 Show data context
Cancer 26 Show data context 13 Show data context 11 Show data context 15 Show data context 26 Show data context 99 Show data context 428 Show data context 977 Show data context 1,282 Show data context 1,398 Show data context 810 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 19 Show data context 75 Show data context 299 Show data context 222 Show data context 10 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 575 Show data context 114 Show data context 77 Show data context 126 Show data context 156 Show data context 365 Show data context 404 Show data context 363 Show data context 314 Show data context 260 Show data context 235 Show data context
Other 11,064 Show data context 529 Show data context 558 Show data context 670 Show data context 658 Show data context 1,627 Show data context 2,551 Show data context 3,838 Show data context 5,644 Show data context 8,641 Show data context 11,840 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 150 Show data context 85 Show data context 149 Show data context 472 Show data context 768 Show data context 1,766 Show data context 1,555 Show data context 1,132 Show data context 709 Show data context 320 Show data context 67 Show data context
Other TB 1,121 Show data context 258 Show data context 197 Show data context 150 Show data context 145 Show data context 182 Show data context 162 Show data context 105 Show data context 92 Show data context 52 Show data context 19 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 11 Show data context 14 Show data context 16 Show data context 36 Show data context 37 Show data context 66 Show data context 44 Show data context 22 Show data context 19 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 72 Show data context 38 Show data context 15 Show data context 13 Show data context 10 Show data context 9 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,330 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 7 Show data context 17 Show data context 22 Show data context 26 Show data context 71 Show data context 145 Show data context
Smallpox 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 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 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,039 Show data context 35 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 600 Show data context 88 Show data context 15 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 395 Show data context 326 Show data context 52 Show data context 13 Show data context 4 Show data context 9 Show data context 11 Show data context 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 3,419 Show data context 153 Show data context 75 Show data context 95 Show data context 127 Show data context 340 Show data context 541 Show data context 670 Show data context 1,204 Show data context 2,261 Show data context 3,279 Show data context
Cancer 22 Show data context 10 Show data context 9 Show data context 18 Show data context 23 Show data context 131 Show data context 494 Show data context 1,251 Show data context 2,030 Show data context 2,082 Show data context 1,294 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 14 Show data context 63 Show data context 243 Show data context 153 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 489 Show data context 87 Show data context 63 Show data context 125 Show data context 132 Show data context 350 Show data context 452 Show data context 405 Show data context 359 Show data context 262 Show data context 282 Show data context
Other 8,857 Show data context 525 Show data context 433 Show data context 480 Show data context 558 Show data context 1,394 Show data context 2,430 Show data context 3,780 Show data context 6,017 Show data context 8,835 Show data context 13,029 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, Sussex 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/10152860/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 07th December 2021