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 707 Show data context 259 Show data context 442 Show data context 1,084 Show data context 1,365 Show data context 2,220 Show data context 1,722 Show data context 964 Show data context 546 Show data context 178 Show data context 26 Show data context
Other TB 1,877 Show data context 267 Show data context 175 Show data context 98 Show data context 68 Show data context 79 Show data context 54 Show data context 45 Show data context 40 Show data context 34 Show data context 7 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 580 Show data context 513 Show data context 415 Show data context 419 Show data context 336 Show data context 366 Show data context 322 Show data context 264 Show data context 252 Show data context 253 Show data context 103 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,070 Show data context 609 Show data context 180 Show data context 53 Show data context 22 Show data context 25 Show data context 14 Show data context 8 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,167 Show data context 88 Show data context 49 Show data context 51 Show data context 53 Show data context 116 Show data context 125 Show data context 141 Show data context 190 Show data context 240 Show data context 301 Show data context
Smallpox 167 Show data context 59 Show data context 8 Show data context 27 Show data context 30 Show data context 33 Show data context 18 Show data context 16 Show data context 8 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,554 Show data context 61 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 744 Show data context 104 Show data context 14 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 205 Show data context 156 Show data context 49 Show data context 23 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 4,250 Show data context 258 Show data context 95 Show data context 127 Show data context 155 Show data context 321 Show data context 407 Show data context 529 Show data context 875 Show data context 1,256 Show data context 1,070 Show data context
Cancer 19 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 10 Show data context 8 Show data context 56 Show data context 151 Show data context 234 Show data context 293 Show data context 256 Show data context 129 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 29 Show data context 74 Show data context 175 Show data context 156 Show data context 8 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 394 Show data context 140 Show data context 107 Show data context 117 Show data context 101 Show data context 182 Show data context 195 Show data context 153 Show data context 138 Show data context 109 Show data context 98 Show data context
Other 12,113 Show data context 777 Show data context 493 Show data context 521 Show data context 562 Show data context 1,067 Show data context 1,541 Show data context 1,954 Show data context 3,293 Show data context 5,233 Show data context 7,492 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 498 Show data context 192 Show data context 333 Show data context 897 Show data context 1,251 Show data context 2,166 Show data context 1,643 Show data context 1,074 Show data context 590 Show data context 211 Show data context 23 Show data context
Other TB 2,294 Show data context 261 Show data context 139 Show data context 75 Show data context 61 Show data context 72 Show data context 60 Show data context 40 Show data context 43 Show data context 21 Show data context 11 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 454 Show data context 376 Show data context 292 Show data context 309 Show data context 222 Show data context 296 Show data context 229 Show data context 228 Show data context 214 Show data context 154 Show data context 80 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,745 Show data context 868 Show data context 264 Show data context 61 Show data context 35 Show data context 35 Show data context 12 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,673 Show data context 129 Show data context 41 Show data context 39 Show data context 43 Show data context 97 Show data context 120 Show data context 113 Show data context 128 Show data context 226 Show data context 353 Show data context
Smallpox 192 Show data context 26 Show data context 15 Show data context 34 Show data context 40 Show data context 60 Show data context 47 Show data context 31 Show data context 10 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,862 Show data context 57 Show data context 3 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
Measles 974 Show data context 105 Show data context 14 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 452 Show data context 264 Show data context 76 Show data context 36 Show data context 21 Show data context 11 Show data context 12 Show data context 12 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 4,887 Show data context 273 Show data context 101 Show data context 112 Show data context 131 Show data context 306 Show data context 441 Show data context 621 Show data context 1,026 Show data context 1,617 Show data context 1,534 Show data context
Cancer 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 16 Show data context 69 Show data context 205 Show data context 392 Show data context 456 Show data context 392 Show data context 186 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 22 Show data context 87 Show data context 193 Show data context 194 Show data context 12 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 466 Show data context 161 Show data context 157 Show data context 151 Show data context 146 Show data context 271 Show data context 240 Show data context 243 Show data context 181 Show data context 148 Show data context 138 Show data context
Other 13,180 Show data context 811 Show data context 508 Show data context 515 Show data context 531 Show data context 1,198 Show data context 1,744 Show data context 2,328 Show data context 3,539 Show data context 5,858 Show data context 7,910 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 374 Show data context 202 Show data context 371 Show data context 806 Show data context 1,080 Show data context 2,191 Show data context 1,795 Show data context 1,262 Show data context 719 Show data context 251 Show data context 49 Show data context
Other TB 2,697 Show data context 313 Show data context 138 Show data context 92 Show data context 45 Show data context 68 Show data context 50 Show data context 41 Show data context 36 Show data context 22 Show data context 7 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 258 Show data context 238 Show data context 176 Show data context 200 Show data context 107 Show data context 192 Show data context 144 Show data context 112 Show data context 120 Show data context 95 Show data context 39 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,262 Show data context 595 Show data context 158 Show data context 38 Show data context 18 Show data context 21 Show data context 8 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 3,006 Show data context 38 Show data context 17 Show data context 9 Show data context 10 Show data context 30 Show data context 35 Show data context 33 Show data context 104 Show data context 162 Show data context 249 Show data context
Smallpox 214 Show data context 69 Show data context 61 Show data context 96 Show data context 129 Show data context 207 Show data context 112 Show data context 72 Show data context 32 Show data context 16 Show data context 4 Show data context
Whooping Cough 2,349 Show data context 75 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
Measles 999 Show data context 85 Show data context 14 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 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
Diptheria 314 Show data context 228 Show data context 71 Show data context 17 Show data context 8 Show data context 13 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 6,378 Show data context 298 Show data context 107 Show data context 132 Show data context 135 Show data context 393 Show data context 618 Show data context 826 Show data context 1,424 Show data context 2,089 Show data context 2,149 Show data context
Cancer 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 74 Show data context 256 Show data context 481 Show data context 668 Show data context 581 Show data context 292 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 24 Show data context 115 Show data context 287 Show data context 216 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 489 Show data context 164 Show data context 172 Show data context 162 Show data context 161 Show data context 281 Show data context 286 Show data context 301 Show data context 262 Show data context 204 Show data context 167 Show data context
Other 14,432 Show data context 958 Show data context 590 Show data context 617 Show data context 500 Show data context 1,321 Show data context 2,056 Show data context 2,827 Show data context 4,360 Show data context 6,650 Show data context 9,250 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 452 Show data context 202 Show data context 378 Show data context 799 Show data context 1,003 Show data context 2,121 Show data context 1,986 Show data context 1,299 Show data context 754 Show data context 347 Show data context 56 Show data context
Other TB 3,279 Show data context 373 Show data context 188 Show data context 111 Show data context 84 Show data context 96 Show data context 62 Show data context 46 Show data context 50 Show data context 22 Show data context 5 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 143 Show data context 164 Show data context 176 Show data context 158 Show data context 148 Show data context 199 Show data context 122 Show data context 79 Show data context 67 Show data context 37 Show data context 8 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 909 Show data context 379 Show data context 75 Show data context 33 Show data context 6 Show data context 16 Show data context 11 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 3,462 Show data context 35 Show data context 17 Show data context 9 Show data context 9 Show data context 36 Show data context 34 Show data context 31 Show data context 91 Show data context 134 Show data context 245 Show data context
Smallpox 375 Show data context 85 Show data context 71 Show data context 94 Show data context 110 Show data context 233 Show data context 135 Show data context 75 Show data context 35 Show data context 6 Show data context 7 Show data context
Whooping Cough 3,390 Show data context 130 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Measles 2,140 Show data context 225 Show data context 18 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 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
Diptheria 977 Show data context 563 Show data context 124 Show data context 40 Show data context 15 Show data context 23 Show data context 22 Show data context 10 Show data context 9 Show data context 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 9,826 Show data context 702 Show data context 147 Show data context 150 Show data context 149 Show data context 538 Show data context 802 Show data context 1,112 Show data context 1,672 Show data context 2,460 Show data context 2,561 Show data context
Cancer 11 Show data context 7 Show data context 10 Show data context 9 Show data context 11 Show data context 105 Show data context 333 Show data context 709 Show data context 996 Show data context 935 Show data context 439 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 26 Show data context 137 Show data context 363 Show data context 268 Show data context 11 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 674 Show data context 212 Show data context 149 Show data context 184 Show data context 206 Show data context 331 Show data context 418 Show data context 338 Show data context 329 Show data context 241 Show data context 189 Show data context
Other 18,224 Show data context 999 Show data context 751 Show data context 787 Show data context 647 Show data context 1,703 Show data context 2,800 Show data context 3,527 Show data context 5,263 Show data context 8,302 Show data context 10,185 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 348 Show data context 171 Show data context 365 Show data context 866 Show data context 1,125 Show data context 2,293 Show data context 2,158 Show data context 1,522 Show data context 829 Show data context 309 Show data context 54 Show data context
Other TB 3,497 Show data context 479 Show data context 224 Show data context 179 Show data context 117 Show data context 170 Show data context 97 Show data context 84 Show data context 60 Show data context 35 Show data context 15 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 111 Show data context 141 Show data context 191 Show data context 234 Show data context 226 Show data context 381 Show data context 200 Show data context 114 Show data context 63 Show data context 22 Show data context 7 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 527 Show data context 263 Show data context 74 Show data context 27 Show data context 20 Show data context 24 Show data context 6 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 6,304 Show data context 51 Show data context 6 Show data context 7 Show data context 11 Show data context 35 Show data context 33 Show data context 54 Show data context 95 Show data context 169 Show data context 234 Show data context
Smallpox 47 Show data context 13 Show data context 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 10 Show data context 23 Show data context 16 Show data context 14 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
Whooping Cough 3,354 Show data context 103 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 3,060 Show data context 290 Show data context 19 Show data context 9 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 2,367 Show data context 1,328 Show data context 257 Show data context 61 Show data context 21 Show data context 36 Show data context 18 Show data context 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 11,329 Show data context 552 Show data context 158 Show data context 172 Show data context 218 Show data context 712 Show data context 1,171 Show data context 1,595 Show data context 2,433 Show data context 3,564 Show data context 3,462 Show data context
Cancer 21 Show data context 7 Show data context 11 Show data context 18 Show data context 22 Show data context 138 Show data context 529 Show data context 1,148 Show data context 1,639 Show data context 1,552 Show data context 812 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 37 Show data context 173 Show data context 489 Show data context 332 Show data context 19 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 1,236 Show data context 258 Show data context 156 Show data context 226 Show data context 249 Show data context 546 Show data context 520 Show data context 538 Show data context 415 Show data context 311 Show data context 221 Show data context
Other 25,220 Show data context 1,085 Show data context 914 Show data context 949 Show data context 851 Show data context 2,336 Show data context 3,921 Show data context 5,198 Show data context 7,029 Show data context 10,381 Show data context 12,823 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 321 Show data context 161 Show data context 300 Show data context 850 Show data context 1,248 Show data context 2,854 Show data context 2,658 Show data context 1,933 Show data context 1,028 Show data context 413 Show data context 74 Show data context
Other TB 3,162 Show data context 539 Show data context 296 Show data context 244 Show data context 177 Show data context 294 Show data context 198 Show data context 129 Show data context 109 Show data context 69 Show data context 20 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 34 Show data context 80 Show data context 104 Show data context 136 Show data context 149 Show data context 274 Show data context 152 Show data context 79 Show data context 60 Show data context 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 599 Show data context 290 Show data context 82 Show data context 41 Show data context 23 Show data context 27 Show data context 10 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 7,368 Show data context 49 Show data context 16 Show data context 11 Show data context 17 Show data context 48 Show data context 60 Show data context 67 Show data context 92 Show data context 155 Show data context 199 Show data context
Smallpox 81 Show data context 27 Show data context 25 Show data context 18 Show data context 32 Show data context 46 Show data context 51 Show data context 31 Show data context 12 Show data context 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
Whooping Cough 3,487 Show data context 103 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 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
Measles 3,164 Show data context 260 Show data context 7 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 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
Diptheria 1,626 Show data context 832 Show data context 113 Show data context 21 Show data context 8 Show data context 15 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
Lungs 10,162 Show data context 474 Show data context 187 Show data context 253 Show data context 282 Show data context 900 Show data context 1,420 Show data context 1,944 Show data context 2,872 Show data context 4,077 Show data context 4,320 Show data context
Cancer 20 Show data context 7 Show data context 11 Show data context 36 Show data context 38 Show data context 201 Show data context 807 Show data context 1,750 Show data context 2,544 Show data context 2,459 Show data context 1,354 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 20 Show data context 159 Show data context 454 Show data context 340 Show data context 15 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 1,516 Show data context 259 Show data context 154 Show data context 219 Show data context 263 Show data context 561 Show data context 665 Show data context 628 Show data context 552 Show data context 363 Show data context 343 Show data context
Other 23,864 Show data context 1,022 Show data context 930 Show data context 1,009 Show data context 931 Show data context 2,480 Show data context 4,287 Show data context 6,185 Show data context 8,588 Show data context 12,150 Show data context 15,581 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, Essex 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/10214725/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 21st October 2019