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 15 Show data context 18 Show data context 17 Show data context 51 Show data context 86 Show data context 112 Show data context 67 Show data context 46 Show data context 36 Show data context 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other TB 48 Show data context 19 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 42 Show data context 31 Show data context 19 Show data context 16 Show data context 11 Show data context 7 Show data context 13 Show data context 11 Show data context 9 Show data context 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 175 Show data context 71 Show data context 22 Show data context 4 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
Gastro-intestinal 52 Show data context 8 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 6 Show data context 13 Show data context 14 Show data context 20 Show data context 18 Show data context
Smallpox 35 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 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
Whooping Cough 75 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 29 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 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 0 Show data context
Lungs 136 Show data context 17 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 10 Show data context 17 Show data context 22 Show data context 39 Show data context 59 Show data context 36 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 6 Show data context 8 Show data context 17 Show data context 27 Show data context 22 Show data context 5 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 15 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 21 Show data context 8 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 19 Show data context 13 Show data context 21 Show data context 6 Show data context 9 Show data context 14 Show data context
Other 822 Show data context 60 Show data context 34 Show data context 26 Show data context 33 Show data context 59 Show data context 87 Show data context 139 Show data context 243 Show data context 404 Show data context 588 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 14 Show data context 12 Show data context 20 Show data context 60 Show data context 58 Show data context 126 Show data context 64 Show data context 41 Show data context 34 Show data context 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other TB 62 Show data context 11 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 38 Show data context 31 Show data context 24 Show data context 21 Show data context 16 Show data context 24 Show data context 11 Show data context 14 Show data context 18 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 134 Show data context 59 Show data context 9 Show data context 2 Show data context 6 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
Gastro-intestinal 65 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 13 Show data context 24 Show data context
Smallpox 24 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 7 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 101 Show data context 10 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 5 Show data context 3 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
Diptheria 42 Show data context 17 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 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
Lungs 157 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 13 Show data context 21 Show data context 27 Show data context 56 Show data context 66 Show data context 49 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 10 Show data context 25 Show data context 34 Show data context 31 Show data context 9 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 12 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 36 Show data context 14 Show data context 11 Show data context 16 Show data context 16 Show data context 13 Show data context 16 Show data context 16 Show data context 15 Show data context 13 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 658 Show data context 50 Show data context 23 Show data context 26 Show data context 26 Show data context 61 Show data context 85 Show data context 128 Show data context 207 Show data context 419 Show data context 587 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 5 Show data context 14 Show data context 17 Show data context 47 Show data context 68 Show data context 109 Show data context 63 Show data context 27 Show data context 23 Show data context 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other TB 83 Show data context 12 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 28 Show data context 21 Show data context 14 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context 9 Show data context 10 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 119 Show data context 52 Show data context 17 Show data context 2 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
Gastro-intestinal 102 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 7 Show data context 13 Show data context 22 Show data context
Smallpox 12 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 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
Whooping Cough 64 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 41 Show data context 6 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 36 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 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
Lungs 147 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 9 Show data context 16 Show data context 17 Show data context 30 Show data context 58 Show data context 82 Show data context 50 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 10 Show data context 26 Show data context 26 Show data context 41 Show data context 17 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 6 Show data context 13 Show data context 9 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 24 Show data context 10 Show data context 9 Show data context 9 Show data context 12 Show data context 28 Show data context 27 Show data context 20 Show data context 12 Show data context 13 Show data context 13 Show data context
Other 600 Show data context 31 Show data context 24 Show data context 17 Show data context 29 Show data context 63 Show data context 98 Show data context 136 Show data context 280 Show data context 487 Show data context 563 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 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 10 Show data context 45 Show data context 49 Show data context 89 Show data context 62 Show data context 36 Show data context 22 Show data context 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other TB 64 Show data context 30 Show data context 11 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 6 Show data context 14 Show data context 15 Show data context 8 Show data context 10 Show data context 12 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 35 Show data context 12 Show data context 3 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
Gastro-intestinal 60 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 11 Show data context 14 Show data context
Smallpox 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 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 60 Show data context 5 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 53 Show data context 6 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 41 Show data context 6 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 200 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 15 Show data context 25 Show data context 32 Show data context 39 Show data context 88 Show data context 75 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 11 Show data context 31 Show data context 48 Show data context 51 Show data context 21 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 20 Show data context 9 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 24 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 14 Show data context 27 Show data context 26 Show data context 13 Show data context 18 Show data context 7 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 454 Show data context 34 Show data context 25 Show data context 21 Show data context 30 Show data context 62 Show data context 114 Show data context 127 Show data context 252 Show data context 423 Show data context 534 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 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 11 Show data context 46 Show data context 42 Show data context 74 Show data context 41 Show data context 30 Show data context 14 Show data context 8 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other TB 36 Show data context 15 Show data context 12 Show data context 11 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 7 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 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 59 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 5 Show data context 11 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 56 Show data context 3 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 42 Show data context 5 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 24 Show data context 10 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 187 Show data context 10 Show data context 2 Show data context 7 Show data context 10 Show data context 16 Show data context 17 Show data context 27 Show data context 33 Show data context 49 Show data context 75 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 18 Show data context 30 Show data context 62 Show data context 74 Show data context 38 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 16 Show data context 11 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 19 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 9 Show data context 7 Show data context 21 Show data context 15 Show data context 18 Show data context 18 Show data context 16 Show data context 11 Show data context
Other 483 Show data context 24 Show data context 16 Show data context 30 Show data context 20 Show data context 67 Show data context 98 Show data context 133 Show data context 232 Show data context 423 Show data context 489 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 14 Show data context 6 Show data context 9 Show data context 27 Show data context 24 Show data context 55 Show data context 37 Show data context 16 Show data context 25 Show data context 12 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other TB 43 Show data context 16 Show data context 5 Show data context 8 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 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
Scarlet Fever 7 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 40 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 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 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 44 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 27 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 20 Show data context 5 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
Lungs 131 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 19 Show data context 22 Show data context 32 Show data context 38 Show data context 69 Show data context 69 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 14 Show data context 40 Show data context 72 Show data context 61 Show data context 37 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 18 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 9 Show data context 7 Show data context 22 Show data context 21 Show data context 18 Show data context 13 Show data context 9 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 359 Show data context 23 Show data context 18 Show data context 22 Show data context 27 Show data context 59 Show data context 91 Show data context 130 Show data context 250 Show data context 389 Show data context 445 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.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Berwick 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/10167619/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 22nd October 2021