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 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 28 Show data context 30 Show data context 44 Show data context 25 Show data context 19 Show data context 10 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other TB 25 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 10 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 11 Show data context 12 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 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
Gastro-intestinal 3 Show data context 1 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 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
Smallpox 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 33 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
Measles 10 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
Diptheria 11 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 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 59 Show data context 10 Show data context 8 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 13 Show data context 19 Show data context 21 Show data context 6 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 8 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 18 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 333 Show data context 21 Show data context 10 Show data context 12 Show data context 14 Show data context 26 Show data context 21 Show data context 42 Show data context 88 Show data context 163 Show data context 268 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 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 25 Show data context 43 Show data context 53 Show data context 41 Show data context 16 Show data context 17 Show data context 6 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other TB 21 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 9 Show data context 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context 2 Show data context 7 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 14 Show data context 11 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 12 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
Smallpox 4 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 56 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 15 Show data context 4 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 17 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 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
Lungs 63 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 10 Show data context 11 Show data context 10 Show data context 18 Show data context 27 Show data context 18 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 11 Show data context 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 8 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 15 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 441 Show data context 27 Show data context 19 Show data context 10 Show data context 16 Show data context 23 Show data context 34 Show data context 63 Show data context 85 Show data context 161 Show data context 264 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 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 14 Show data context 30 Show data context 31 Show data context 55 Show data context 34 Show data context 23 Show data context 10 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other TB 42 Show data context 7 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 11 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 12 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 27 Show data context 15 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 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
Gastro-intestinal 24 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 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 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
Whooping Cough 48 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 0 Show data context
Measles 9 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 15 Show data context 5 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
Lungs 87 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 15 Show data context 15 Show data context 19 Show data context 28 Show data context 52 Show data context 57 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 8 Show data context 5 Show data context 11 Show data context 11 Show data context 9 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 12 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 10 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 9 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 330 Show data context 31 Show data context 14 Show data context 9 Show data context 16 Show data context 28 Show data context 53 Show data context 56 Show data context 106 Show data context 148 Show data context 264 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 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 11 Show data context 38 Show data context 37 Show data context 32 Show data context 29 Show data context 21 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other TB 32 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 6 Show data context 1 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 10 Show data context 0 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 3 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 43 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 12 Show data context 4 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 0 Show data context
Diptheria 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 108 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 12 Show data context 27 Show data context 49 Show data context 54 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 2 Show data context 16 Show data context 21 Show data context 20 Show data context 13 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 12 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 16 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 14 Show data context
Other 298 Show data context 16 Show data context 9 Show data context 18 Show data context 16 Show data context 33 Show data context 24 Show data context 62 Show data context 96 Show data context 194 Show data context 321 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 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 14 Show data context 22 Show data context 32 Show data context 27 Show data context 13 Show data context 10 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other TB 26 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 4 Show data context 1 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 11 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 4 Show data context 5 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 23 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 15 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
Diptheria 10 Show data context 8 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 104 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 10 Show data context 8 Show data context 16 Show data context 13 Show data context 24 Show data context 68 Show data context 72 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 12 Show data context 9 Show data context 20 Show data context 23 Show data context 21 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 11 Show data context 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 15 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 8 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other 299 Show data context 12 Show data context 16 Show data context 15 Show data context 16 Show data context 33 Show data context 36 Show data context 53 Show data context 100 Show data context 191 Show data context 267 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 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 14 Show data context 14 Show data context 31 Show data context 22 Show data context 9 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other TB 16 Show data context 9 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 2 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 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 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context
Smallpox 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 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 28 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 9 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 0 Show data context
Diptheria 21 Show data context 15 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
Lungs 68 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 12 Show data context 12 Show data context 25 Show data context 45 Show data context 63 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 10 Show data context 20 Show data context 32 Show data context 31 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 9 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 190 Show data context 11 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 17 Show data context 31 Show data context 43 Show data context 96 Show data context 168 Show data context 272 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, Knighton 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/10198446/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 03rd December 2020