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 508 Show data context 231 Show data context 479 Show data context 1,099 Show data context 1,328 Show data context 1,914 Show data context 1,228 Show data context 735 Show data context 406 Show data context 152 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other TB 1,305 Show data context 218 Show data context 92 Show data context 75 Show data context 56 Show data context 71 Show data context 34 Show data context 35 Show data context 29 Show data context 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 477 Show data context 298 Show data context 241 Show data context 293 Show data context 212 Show data context 256 Show data context 165 Show data context 138 Show data context 110 Show data context 90 Show data context 23 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,618 Show data context 701 Show data context 155 Show data context 38 Show data context 14 Show data context 11 Show data context 10 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,025 Show data context 30 Show data context 20 Show data context 15 Show data context 17 Show data context 56 Show data context 47 Show data context 61 Show data context 97 Show data context 165 Show data context 159 Show data context
Smallpox 379 Show data context 65 Show data context 18 Show data context 28 Show data context 17 Show data context 26 Show data context 18 Show data context 8 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,004 Show data context 41 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 822 Show data context 66 Show data context 10 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 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
Diptheria 306 Show data context 125 Show data context 40 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 7 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 2,727 Show data context 158 Show data context 82 Show data context 104 Show data context 105 Show data context 247 Show data context 314 Show data context 487 Show data context 794 Show data context 901 Show data context 546 Show data context
Cancer 11 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 6 Show data context 35 Show data context 76 Show data context 190 Show data context 172 Show data context 143 Show data context 77 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 26 Show data context 106 Show data context 217 Show data context 174 Show data context 12 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 425 Show data context 168 Show data context 148 Show data context 132 Show data context 138 Show data context 228 Show data context 211 Show data context 209 Show data context 161 Show data context 110 Show data context 70 Show data context
Other 12,151 Show data context 606 Show data context 439 Show data context 484 Show data context 484 Show data context 1,000 Show data context 1,357 Show data context 1,846 Show data context 2,853 Show data context 4,215 Show data context 5,045 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 388 Show data context 141 Show data context 319 Show data context 1,013 Show data context 1,235 Show data context 2,034 Show data context 1,197 Show data context 765 Show data context 463 Show data context 151 Show data context 17 Show data context
Other TB 1,403 Show data context 157 Show data context 83 Show data context 71 Show data context 47 Show data context 58 Show data context 51 Show data context 26 Show data context 27 Show data context 21 Show data context 3 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 552 Show data context 338 Show data context 288 Show data context 290 Show data context 236 Show data context 300 Show data context 209 Show data context 143 Show data context 160 Show data context 111 Show data context 33 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,617 Show data context 682 Show data context 134 Show data context 36 Show data context 13 Show data context 20 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,633 Show data context 34 Show data context 12 Show data context 8 Show data context 18 Show data context 40 Show data context 31 Show data context 51 Show data context 111 Show data context 180 Show data context 194 Show data context
Smallpox 270 Show data context 37 Show data context 19 Show data context 22 Show data context 28 Show data context 25 Show data context 8 Show data context 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,148 Show data context 43 Show data context 3 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 1,018 Show data context 82 Show data context 9 Show data context 2 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 0 Show data context
Diptheria 274 Show data context 122 Show data context 36 Show data context 17 Show data context 6 Show data context 10 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 8 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 3,965 Show data context 176 Show data context 75 Show data context 102 Show data context 124 Show data context 275 Show data context 427 Show data context 609 Show data context 1,053 Show data context 1,368 Show data context 870 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 24 Show data context 110 Show data context 217 Show data context 273 Show data context 199 Show data context 78 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 32 Show data context 85 Show data context 234 Show data context 170 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 499 Show data context 151 Show data context 189 Show data context 167 Show data context 172 Show data context 290 Show data context 237 Show data context 267 Show data context 210 Show data context 141 Show data context 88 Show data context
Other 13,446 Show data context 702 Show data context 416 Show data context 461 Show data context 451 Show data context 1,093 Show data context 1,474 Show data context 2,058 Show data context 3,259 Show data context 4,679 Show data context 5,321 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 282 Show data context 127 Show data context 253 Show data context 787 Show data context 1,000 Show data context 1,739 Show data context 1,297 Show data context 735 Show data context 377 Show data context 152 Show data context 20 Show data context
Other TB 1,983 Show data context 202 Show data context 95 Show data context 69 Show data context 44 Show data context 75 Show data context 30 Show data context 28 Show data context 23 Show data context 15 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 320 Show data context 230 Show data context 184 Show data context 221 Show data context 171 Show data context 244 Show data context 161 Show data context 103 Show data context 91 Show data context 44 Show data context 13 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,862 Show data context 703 Show data context 151 Show data context 37 Show data context 17 Show data context 21 Show data context 17 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,999 Show data context 31 Show data context 8 Show data context 7 Show data context 15 Show data context 28 Show data context 33 Show data context 37 Show data context 82 Show data context 134 Show data context 169 Show data context
Smallpox 73 Show data context 51 Show data context 19 Show data context 28 Show data context 42 Show data context 59 Show data context 36 Show data context 20 Show data context 8 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,278 Show data context 30 Show data context 1 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 984 Show data context 64 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 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
Diptheria 149 Show data context 79 Show data context 21 Show data context 14 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
Lungs 5,488 Show data context 238 Show data context 73 Show data context 106 Show data context 121 Show data context 321 Show data context 474 Show data context 787 Show data context 1,455 Show data context 1,936 Show data context 1,420 Show data context
Cancer 8 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 9 Show data context 42 Show data context 156 Show data context 306 Show data context 392 Show data context 298 Show data context 108 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 49 Show data context 133 Show data context 268 Show data context 210 Show data context 12 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 520 Show data context 163 Show data context 134 Show data context 181 Show data context 179 Show data context 308 Show data context 273 Show data context 275 Show data context 249 Show data context 200 Show data context 137 Show data context
Other 14,403 Show data context 715 Show data context 443 Show data context 430 Show data context 465 Show data context 1,148 Show data context 1,785 Show data context 2,397 Show data context 3,879 Show data context 5,278 Show data context 5,601 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 181 Show data context 117 Show data context 218 Show data context 677 Show data context 801 Show data context 1,420 Show data context 1,068 Show data context 717 Show data context 389 Show data context 144 Show data context 24 Show data context
Other TB 1,864 Show data context 254 Show data context 140 Show data context 87 Show data context 89 Show data context 82 Show data context 56 Show data context 61 Show data context 19 Show data context 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 101 Show data context 87 Show data context 88 Show data context 123 Show data context 96 Show data context 151 Show data context 80 Show data context 55 Show data context 40 Show data context 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 940 Show data context 417 Show data context 71 Show data context 17 Show data context 9 Show data context 17 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,833 Show data context 40 Show data context 0 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 20 Show data context 34 Show data context 40 Show data context 73 Show data context 140 Show data context 139 Show data context
Smallpox 9 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 12 Show data context 13 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,508 Show data context 48 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 1,331 Show data context 97 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 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
Diptheria 196 Show data context 138 Show data context 25 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 6,449 Show data context 413 Show data context 84 Show data context 122 Show data context 133 Show data context 326 Show data context 503 Show data context 810 Show data context 1,511 Show data context 2,104 Show data context 1,515 Show data context
Cancer 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 9 Show data context 72 Show data context 198 Show data context 463 Show data context 587 Show data context 448 Show data context 176 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 29 Show data context 138 Show data context 307 Show data context 203 Show data context 9 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 446 Show data context 138 Show data context 128 Show data context 172 Show data context 140 Show data context 297 Show data context 260 Show data context 306 Show data context 249 Show data context 228 Show data context 131 Show data context
Other 13,082 Show data context 698 Show data context 488 Show data context 545 Show data context 541 Show data context 1,293 Show data context 1,809 Show data context 2,645 Show data context 4,326 Show data context 5,778 Show data context 5,793 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 174 Show data context 99 Show data context 198 Show data context 498 Show data context 667 Show data context 1,239 Show data context 1,085 Show data context 668 Show data context 392 Show data context 132 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other TB 1,977 Show data context 238 Show data context 117 Show data context 121 Show data context 86 Show data context 119 Show data context 70 Show data context 52 Show data context 32 Show data context 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 42 Show data context 53 Show data context 72 Show data context 119 Show data context 101 Show data context 151 Show data context 91 Show data context 51 Show data context 19 Show data context 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 481 Show data context 204 Show data context 46 Show data context 13 Show data context 14 Show data context 17 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,535 Show data context 20 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 13 Show data context 15 Show data context 28 Show data context 70 Show data context 126 Show data context 133 Show data context
Smallpox 43 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 8 Show data context 22 Show data context 16 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,376 Show data context 34 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 1,824 Show data context 111 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 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
Diptheria 370 Show data context 165 Show data context 36 Show data context 11 Show data context 7 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 6,594 Show data context 294 Show data context 64 Show data context 106 Show data context 141 Show data context 340 Show data context 566 Show data context 872 Show data context 1,495 Show data context 2,139 Show data context 1,522 Show data context
Cancer 15 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 14 Show data context 18 Show data context 76 Show data context 273 Show data context 644 Show data context 858 Show data context 781 Show data context 256 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 41 Show data context 181 Show data context 377 Show data context 227 Show data context 13 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 555 Show data context 157 Show data context 107 Show data context 138 Show data context 190 Show data context 309 Show data context 353 Show data context 345 Show data context 302 Show data context 238 Show data context 166 Show data context
Other 14,769 Show data context 629 Show data context 517 Show data context 629 Show data context 610 Show data context 1,451 Show data context 2,241 Show data context 3,025 Show data context 4,815 Show data context 6,799 Show data context 6,356 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 156 Show data context 74 Show data context 98 Show data context 332 Show data context 545 Show data context 1,119 Show data context 933 Show data context 678 Show data context 422 Show data context 166 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other TB 1,653 Show data context 226 Show data context 130 Show data context 105 Show data context 86 Show data context 147 Show data context 120 Show data context 63 Show data context 65 Show data context 14 Show data context 2 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 15 Show data context 30 Show data context 44 Show data context 57 Show data context 60 Show data context 90 Show data context 74 Show data context 30 Show data context 16 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 292 Show data context 145 Show data context 38 Show data context 12 Show data context 13 Show data context 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,059 Show data context 9 Show data context 7 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 11 Show data context 20 Show data context 38 Show data context 56 Show data context 78 Show data context
Smallpox 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,183 Show data context 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 1,142 Show data context 87 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
Diptheria 476 Show data context 373 Show data context 68 Show data context 14 Show data context 5 Show data context 8 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 5,125 Show data context 202 Show data context 76 Show data context 115 Show data context 130 Show data context 345 Show data context 508 Show data context 723 Show data context 1,298 Show data context 2,039 Show data context 1,584 Show data context
Cancer 20 Show data context 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 9 Show data context 25 Show data context 111 Show data context 340 Show data context 802 Show data context 1,184 Show data context 1,099 Show data context 421 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 13 Show data context 109 Show data context 309 Show data context 200 Show data context 8 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 512 Show data context 150 Show data context 89 Show data context 172 Show data context 149 Show data context 311 Show data context 365 Show data context 403 Show data context 322 Show data context 229 Show data context 171 Show data context
Other 13,400 Show data context 530 Show data context 426 Show data context 472 Show data context 494 Show data context 1,241 Show data context 1,999 Show data context 3,195 Show data context 5,048 Show data context 6,907 Show data context 7,129 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, Derbyshire 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/10166524/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 20th June 2019