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 53 Show data context 31 Show data context 63 Show data context 189 Show data context 209 Show data context 361 Show data context 242 Show data context 156 Show data context 79 Show data context 19 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other TB 318 Show data context 44 Show data context 16 Show data context 14 Show data context 20 Show data context 20 Show data context 18 Show data context 8 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 65 Show data context 47 Show data context 34 Show data context 40 Show data context 24 Show data context 39 Show data context 18 Show data context 18 Show data context 19 Show data context 19 Show data context 7 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 381 Show data context 167 Show data context 27 Show data context 9 Show data context 1 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
Gastro-intestinal 342 Show data context 14 Show data context 6 Show data context 8 Show data context 9 Show data context 17 Show data context 33 Show data context 46 Show data context 52 Show data context 63 Show data context 62 Show data context
Smallpox 63 Show data context 15 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 9 Show data context 9 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 185 Show data context 8 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 179 Show data context 19 Show data context 1 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
Diptheria 31 Show data context 13 Show data context 2 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
Lungs 700 Show data context 31 Show data context 20 Show data context 13 Show data context 25 Show data context 67 Show data context 94 Show data context 129 Show data context 142 Show data context 237 Show data context 128 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 13 Show data context 20 Show data context 46 Show data context 33 Show data context 32 Show data context 7 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 20 Show data context 41 Show data context 30 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 82 Show data context 40 Show data context 41 Show data context 40 Show data context 27 Show data context 55 Show data context 56 Show data context 43 Show data context 39 Show data context 20 Show data context 29 Show data context
Other 2,281 Show data context 118 Show data context 96 Show data context 115 Show data context 136 Show data context 324 Show data context 419 Show data context 479 Show data context 568 Show data context 745 Show data context 879 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 58 Show data context 35 Show data context 67 Show data context 209 Show data context 281 Show data context 467 Show data context 350 Show data context 199 Show data context 129 Show data context 43 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other TB 496 Show data context 53 Show data context 17 Show data context 14 Show data context 16 Show data context 16 Show data context 13 Show data context 9 Show data context 11 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 107 Show data context 61 Show data context 57 Show data context 52 Show data context 41 Show data context 67 Show data context 48 Show data context 30 Show data context 40 Show data context 27 Show data context 10 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 429 Show data context 190 Show data context 36 Show data context 10 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 579 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 22 Show data context 26 Show data context 48 Show data context 64 Show data context 52 Show data context
Smallpox 82 Show data context 9 Show data context 2 Show data context 8 Show data context 5 Show data context 16 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 219 Show data context 6 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 206 Show data context 8 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 98 Show data context 32 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 1,012 Show data context 31 Show data context 11 Show data context 17 Show data context 26 Show data context 87 Show data context 121 Show data context 171 Show data context 258 Show data context 341 Show data context 218 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 14 Show data context 31 Show data context 50 Show data context 60 Show data context 55 Show data context 13 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 10 Show data context 22 Show data context 54 Show data context 27 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 106 Show data context 32 Show data context 48 Show data context 38 Show data context 45 Show data context 72 Show data context 73 Show data context 69 Show data context 59 Show data context 33 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other 3,016 Show data context 155 Show data context 99 Show data context 107 Show data context 119 Show data context 386 Show data context 591 Show data context 684 Show data context 780 Show data context 897 Show data context 876 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 82 Show data context 42 Show data context 68 Show data context 196 Show data context 255 Show data context 448 Show data context 334 Show data context 214 Show data context 125 Show data context 39 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other TB 803 Show data context 57 Show data context 33 Show data context 17 Show data context 18 Show data context 18 Show data context 14 Show data context 11 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 107 Show data context 59 Show data context 38 Show data context 46 Show data context 57 Show data context 77 Show data context 45 Show data context 33 Show data context 26 Show data context 11 Show data context 6 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 592 Show data context 196 Show data context 37 Show data context 9 Show data context 9 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 861 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 11 Show data context 15 Show data context 15 Show data context 44 Show data context 52 Show data context 32 Show data context
Smallpox 71 Show data context 36 Show data context 10 Show data context 20 Show data context 19 Show data context 41 Show data context 17 Show data context 13 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 379 Show data context 13 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 244 Show data context 17 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
Diptheria 50 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 1,716 Show data context 64 Show data context 16 Show data context 22 Show data context 31 Show data context 115 Show data context 162 Show data context 247 Show data context 338 Show data context 414 Show data context 249 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 9 Show data context 57 Show data context 62 Show data context 80 Show data context 37 Show data context 27 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 12 Show data context 34 Show data context 68 Show data context 51 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 106 Show data context 38 Show data context 47 Show data context 48 Show data context 60 Show data context 105 Show data context 99 Show data context 68 Show data context 56 Show data context 50 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other 3,426 Show data context 191 Show data context 99 Show data context 128 Show data context 133 Show data context 394 Show data context 631 Show data context 673 Show data context 838 Show data context 946 Show data context 878 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 68 Show data context 56 Show data context 67 Show data context 191 Show data context 236 Show data context 413 Show data context 363 Show data context 232 Show data context 147 Show data context 30 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other TB 478 Show data context 52 Show data context 40 Show data context 24 Show data context 17 Show data context 33 Show data context 11 Show data context 10 Show data context 11 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 17 Show data context 21 Show data context 34 Show data context 20 Show data context 31 Show data context 53 Show data context 35 Show data context 20 Show data context 14 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 508 Show data context 244 Show data context 51 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 8 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 684 Show data context 13 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 14 Show data context 17 Show data context 31 Show data context 30 Show data context
Smallpox 7 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 418 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 336 Show data context 22 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
Diptheria 116 Show data context 77 Show data context 17 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 2,021 Show data context 121 Show data context 27 Show data context 34 Show data context 53 Show data context 163 Show data context 221 Show data context 316 Show data context 434 Show data context 506 Show data context 283 Show data context
Cancer 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 23 Show data context 58 Show data context 117 Show data context 129 Show data context 59 Show data context 24 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 12 Show data context 27 Show data context 81 Show data context 51 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 108 Show data context 35 Show data context 39 Show data context 58 Show data context 40 Show data context 109 Show data context 113 Show data context 101 Show data context 81 Show data context 40 Show data context 32 Show data context
Other 3,681 Show data context 198 Show data context 125 Show data context 157 Show data context 155 Show data context 384 Show data context 671 Show data context 740 Show data context 950 Show data context 1,145 Show data context 956 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 65 Show data context 33 Show data context 49 Show data context 148 Show data context 169 Show data context 373 Show data context 291 Show data context 199 Show data context 103 Show data context 28 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other TB 590 Show data context 53 Show data context 35 Show data context 32 Show data context 26 Show data context 27 Show data context 14 Show data context 6 Show data context 9 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 18 Show data context 24 Show data context 12 Show data context 29 Show data context 35 Show data context 61 Show data context 43 Show data context 22 Show data context 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 137 Show data context 73 Show data context 23 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 856 Show data context 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 10 Show data context 16 Show data context 25 Show data context 21 Show data context
Smallpox 19 Show data context 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 9 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 376 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 404 Show data context 20 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 107 Show data context 45 Show data context 7 Show data context 2 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
Lungs 2,169 Show data context 78 Show data context 25 Show data context 39 Show data context 35 Show data context 140 Show data context 216 Show data context 313 Show data context 444 Show data context 465 Show data context 352 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 7 Show data context 22 Show data context 80 Show data context 159 Show data context 200 Show data context 138 Show data context 49 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 8 Show data context 42 Show data context 90 Show data context 59 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 235 Show data context 41 Show data context 24 Show data context 55 Show data context 43 Show data context 101 Show data context 114 Show data context 111 Show data context 76 Show data context 44 Show data context 35 Show data context
Other 3,812 Show data context 135 Show data context 124 Show data context 140 Show data context 125 Show data context 398 Show data context 654 Show data context 884 Show data context 1,150 Show data context 1,311 Show data context 1,008 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 64 Show data context 25 Show data context 42 Show data context 115 Show data context 172 Show data context 374 Show data context 312 Show data context 243 Show data context 136 Show data context 40 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other TB 392 Show data context 66 Show data context 44 Show data context 29 Show data context 25 Show data context 40 Show data context 28 Show data context 25 Show data context 19 Show data context 10 Show data context 3 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 7 Show data context 11 Show data context 16 Show data context 22 Show data context 15 Show data context 42 Show data context 27 Show data context 14 Show data context 15 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 85 Show data context 36 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 692 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 18 Show data context 15 Show data context 23 Show data context
Smallpox 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 382 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 418 Show data context 35 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
Diptheria 91 Show data context 52 Show data context 9 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 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
Lungs 1,680 Show data context 67 Show data context 23 Show data context 35 Show data context 50 Show data context 130 Show data context 140 Show data context 241 Show data context 365 Show data context 496 Show data context 310 Show data context
Cancer 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 25 Show data context 77 Show data context 206 Show data context 265 Show data context 207 Show data context 81 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 7 Show data context 28 Show data context 76 Show data context 47 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 154 Show data context 42 Show data context 37 Show data context 57 Show data context 54 Show data context 101 Show data context 100 Show data context 109 Show data context 97 Show data context 49 Show data context 32 Show data context
Other 3,338 Show data context 134 Show data context 112 Show data context 133 Show data context 120 Show data context 379 Show data context 689 Show data context 1,062 Show data context 1,386 Show data context 1,595 Show data context 1,256 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, Wakefield 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/10029570/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 27th September 2021