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 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 15 Show data context 24 Show data context 66 Show data context 138 Show data context 101 Show data context 81 Show data context 41 Show data context 16 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other TB 65 Show data context 14 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 9 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 15 Show data context 12 Show data context 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 7 Show data context 10 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 40 Show data context 22 Show data context 11 Show data context 2 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
Gastro-intestinal 99 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 11 Show data context 11 Show data context 15 Show data context 10 Show data context 13 Show data context
Smallpox 10 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 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
Whooping Cough 58 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
Measles 44 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 9 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 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
Lungs 137 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 13 Show data context 34 Show data context 30 Show data context 46 Show data context 65 Show data context 48 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 15 Show data context 15 Show data context 19 Show data context 17 Show data context 2 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 14 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 11 Show data context 21 Show data context 17 Show data context 8 Show data context 13 Show data context 11 Show data context
Other 385 Show data context 25 Show data context 24 Show data context 37 Show data context 55 Show data context 237 Show data context 391 Show data context 318 Show data context 319 Show data context 336 Show data context 349 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 22 Show data context 8 Show data context 12 Show data context 32 Show data context 70 Show data context 171 Show data context 148 Show data context 91 Show data context 46 Show data context 24 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other TB 94 Show data context 9 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 18 Show data context 14 Show data context 17 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 10 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 98 Show data context 50 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 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 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 108 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 7 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 15 Show data context
Smallpox 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 59 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 49 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 0 Show data context
Diptheria 17 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 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 161 Show data context 16 Show data context 2 Show data context 9 Show data context 12 Show data context 35 Show data context 37 Show data context 47 Show data context 75 Show data context 106 Show data context 86 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 16 Show data context 27 Show data context 33 Show data context 22 Show data context 13 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 8 Show data context 8 Show data context 18 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 26 Show data context 9 Show data context 11 Show data context 6 Show data context 8 Show data context 16 Show data context 13 Show data context 19 Show data context 15 Show data context 9 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 471 Show data context 26 Show data context 29 Show data context 32 Show data context 80 Show data context 304 Show data context 445 Show data context 419 Show data context 401 Show data context 415 Show data context 419 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 27 Show data context 7 Show data context 16 Show data context 39 Show data context 76 Show data context 175 Show data context 150 Show data context 117 Show data context 50 Show data context 17 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other TB 113 Show data context 17 Show data context 11 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 10 Show data context 11 Show data context 9 Show data context 12 Show data context 8 Show data context 7 Show data context 11 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 38 Show data context 21 Show data context 4 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 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 151 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 11 Show data context 9 Show data context 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 7 Show data context
Smallpox 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 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
Whooping Cough 118 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 66 Show data context 10 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 38 Show data context 22 Show data context 7 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 0 Show data context
Lungs 283 Show data context 16 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 29 Show data context 61 Show data context 57 Show data context 114 Show data context 142 Show data context 127 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 7 Show data context 19 Show data context 38 Show data context 29 Show data context 34 Show data context 10 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 23 Show data context 18 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 31 Show data context 9 Show data context 13 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 12 Show data context 18 Show data context 25 Show data context 16 Show data context 9 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 599 Show data context 42 Show data context 26 Show data context 41 Show data context 63 Show data context 364 Show data context 601 Show data context 542 Show data context 494 Show data context 511 Show data context 534 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 14 Show data context 6 Show data context 21 Show data context 35 Show data context 63 Show data context 201 Show data context 147 Show data context 103 Show data context 52 Show data context 12 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other TB 135 Show data context 23 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 27 Show data context 10 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
Gastro-intestinal 138 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 10 Show data context 11 Show data context 9 Show data context 7 Show data context 8 Show data context
Smallpox 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 9 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 153 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
Measles 78 Show data context 13 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 42 Show data context 31 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 356 Show data context 35 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 10 Show data context 49 Show data context 60 Show data context 89 Show data context 114 Show data context 161 Show data context 170 Show data context
Cancer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 6 Show data context 27 Show data context 57 Show data context 68 Show data context 75 Show data context 33 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 11 Show data context 18 Show data context 22 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 47 Show data context 12 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 24 Show data context 31 Show data context 21 Show data context 24 Show data context 12 Show data context 13 Show data context
Other 750 Show data context 39 Show data context 47 Show data context 50 Show data context 74 Show data context 317 Show data context 595 Show data context 496 Show data context 516 Show data context 606 Show data context 565 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 10 Show data context 2 Show data context 11 Show data context 33 Show data context 51 Show data context 188 Show data context 180 Show data context 113 Show data context 76 Show data context 32 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other TB 161 Show data context 23 Show data context 18 Show data context 3 Show data context 10 Show data context 13 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 21 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 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
Gastro-intestinal 204 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 9 Show data context 9 Show data context 11 Show data context
Smallpox 2 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 156 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 115 Show data context 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 0 Show data context
Diptheria 59 Show data context 38 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 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 0 Show data context
Lungs 395 Show data context 12 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 15 Show data context 33 Show data context 58 Show data context 94 Show data context 113 Show data context 216 Show data context 218 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 8 Show data context 48 Show data context 84 Show data context 113 Show data context 113 Show data context 53 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 8 Show data context 39 Show data context 12 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 42 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 8 Show data context 11 Show data context 33 Show data context 18 Show data context 33 Show data context 22 Show data context 19 Show data context 26 Show data context
Other 858 Show data context 47 Show data context 49 Show data context 81 Show data context 73 Show data context 292 Show data context 501 Show data context 610 Show data context 653 Show data context 845 Show data context 804 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 11 Show data context 2 Show data context 9 Show data context 37 Show data context 82 Show data context 224 Show data context 197 Show data context 151 Show data context 79 Show data context 32 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other TB 162 Show data context 15 Show data context 12 Show data context 9 Show data context 12 Show data context 25 Show data context 16 Show data context 13 Show data context 13 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 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 199 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 29 Show data context 26 Show data context 20 Show data context 12 Show data context 6 Show data context
Smallpox 12 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 6 Show data context 13 Show data context 10 Show data context 11 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 126 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 131 Show data context 8 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 27 Show data context 20 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
Lungs 431 Show data context 13 Show data context 8 Show data context 26 Show data context 20 Show data context 75 Show data context 132 Show data context 162 Show data context 190 Show data context 265 Show data context 328 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 34 Show data context 142 Show data context 179 Show data context 165 Show data context 109 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 22 Show data context 13 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 69 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 10 Show data context 15 Show data context 49 Show data context 41 Show data context 58 Show data context 36 Show data context 18 Show data context 25 Show data context
Other 948 Show data context 59 Show data context 50 Show data context 60 Show data context 67 Show data context 215 Show data context 432 Show data context 479 Show data context 627 Show data context 881 Show data context 1,022 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, Barnet 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/10005607/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 17th September 2021