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 427 Show data context 217 Show data context 411 Show data context 1,091 Show data context 1,448 Show data context 2,055 Show data context 1,295 Show data context 819 Show data context 415 Show data context 143 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other TB 1,155 Show data context 264 Show data context 113 Show data context 74 Show data context 71 Show data context 82 Show data context 46 Show data context 33 Show data context 27 Show data context 18 Show data context 7 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 509 Show data context 427 Show data context 372 Show data context 348 Show data context 284 Show data context 402 Show data context 272 Show data context 222 Show data context 185 Show data context 194 Show data context 80 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,911 Show data context 941 Show data context 279 Show data context 91 Show data context 32 Show data context 31 Show data context 23 Show data context 10 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,665 Show data context 59 Show data context 23 Show data context 34 Show data context 39 Show data context 69 Show data context 88 Show data context 85 Show data context 161 Show data context 260 Show data context 334 Show data context
Smallpox 108 Show data context 21 Show data context 13 Show data context 16 Show data context 25 Show data context 25 Show data context 14 Show data context 12 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,361 Show data context 48 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 899 Show data context 103 Show data context 16 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 557 Show data context 413 Show data context 192 Show data context 91 Show data context 39 Show data context 20 Show data context 20 Show data context 9 Show data context 5 Show data context 9 Show data context 3 Show data context
Lungs 3,081 Show data context 191 Show data context 86 Show data context 102 Show data context 128 Show data context 249 Show data context 380 Show data context 478 Show data context 798 Show data context 1,083 Show data context 952 Show data context
Cancer 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 12 Show data context 62 Show data context 167 Show data context 273 Show data context 342 Show data context 297 Show data context 118 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 25 Show data context 95 Show data context 230 Show data context 207 Show data context 14 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 749 Show data context 333 Show data context 176 Show data context 184 Show data context 170 Show data context 234 Show data context 259 Show data context 277 Show data context 220 Show data context 179 Show data context 146 Show data context
Other 17,508 Show data context 752 Show data context 529 Show data context 596 Show data context 580 Show data context 1,270 Show data context 1,596 Show data context 2,178 Show data context 3,382 Show data context 5,379 Show data context 8,494 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 282 Show data context 169 Show data context 322 Show data context 1,046 Show data context 1,385 Show data context 2,233 Show data context 1,301 Show data context 788 Show data context 471 Show data context 139 Show data context 16 Show data context
Other TB 1,358 Show data context 236 Show data context 134 Show data context 74 Show data context 61 Show data context 87 Show data context 56 Show data context 37 Show data context 31 Show data context 18 Show data context 5 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 443 Show data context 422 Show data context 347 Show data context 319 Show data context 271 Show data context 375 Show data context 271 Show data context 229 Show data context 223 Show data context 196 Show data context 91 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,658 Show data context 833 Show data context 234 Show data context 77 Show data context 31 Show data context 40 Show data context 20 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,048 Show data context 46 Show data context 5 Show data context 14 Show data context 20 Show data context 45 Show data context 46 Show data context 64 Show data context 128 Show data context 261 Show data context 345 Show data context
Smallpox 146 Show data context 23 Show data context 13 Show data context 15 Show data context 24 Show data context 35 Show data context 25 Show data context 11 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,476 Show data context 58 Show data context 2 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
Measles 732 Show data context 61 Show data context 11 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 521 Show data context 425 Show data context 180 Show data context 63 Show data context 32 Show data context 42 Show data context 14 Show data context 20 Show data context 15 Show data context 10 Show data context 2 Show data context
Lungs 3,468 Show data context 171 Show data context 69 Show data context 99 Show data context 122 Show data context 300 Show data context 376 Show data context 555 Show data context 961 Show data context 1,451 Show data context 1,314 Show data context
Cancer 10 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 9 Show data context 60 Show data context 183 Show data context 341 Show data context 434 Show data context 392 Show data context 179 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 27 Show data context 90 Show data context 242 Show data context 177 Show data context 11 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 633 Show data context 206 Show data context 165 Show data context 181 Show data context 186 Show data context 251 Show data context 216 Show data context 248 Show data context 255 Show data context 205 Show data context 162 Show data context
Other 16,222 Show data context 769 Show data context 495 Show data context 522 Show data context 513 Show data context 1,234 Show data context 1,671 Show data context 2,353 Show data context 3,699 Show data context 6,070 Show data context 8,801 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 252 Show data context 146 Show data context 317 Show data context 890 Show data context 1,258 Show data context 2,003 Show data context 1,295 Show data context 721 Show data context 454 Show data context 167 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other TB 1,551 Show data context 243 Show data context 143 Show data context 93 Show data context 60 Show data context 68 Show data context 52 Show data context 38 Show data context 29 Show data context 22 Show data context 3 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 230 Show data context 231 Show data context 192 Show data context 176 Show data context 173 Show data context 178 Show data context 136 Show data context 135 Show data context 120 Show data context 120 Show data context 43 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,372 Show data context 608 Show data context 155 Show data context 61 Show data context 33 Show data context 30 Show data context 24 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,533 Show data context 51 Show data context 12 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 25 Show data context 41 Show data context 43 Show data context 109 Show data context 197 Show data context 392 Show data context
Smallpox 183 Show data context 44 Show data context 23 Show data context 53 Show data context 69 Show data context 90 Show data context 45 Show data context 26 Show data context 18 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,444 Show data context 30 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
Measles 718 Show data context 57 Show data context 10 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 242 Show data context 189 Show data context 74 Show data context 25 Show data context 18 Show data context 16 Show data context 8 Show data context 7 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 5,037 Show data context 187 Show data context 79 Show data context 119 Show data context 125 Show data context 325 Show data context 508 Show data context 682 Show data context 1,222 Show data context 2,030 Show data context 2,337 Show data context
Cancer 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 66 Show data context 216 Show data context 464 Show data context 695 Show data context 639 Show data context 287 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 35 Show data context 117 Show data context 253 Show data context 185 Show data context 10 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 541 Show data context 239 Show data context 172 Show data context 196 Show data context 171 Show data context 269 Show data context 278 Show data context 270 Show data context 303 Show data context 248 Show data context 216 Show data context
Other 14,650 Show data context 727 Show data context 494 Show data context 563 Show data context 516 Show data context 1,242 Show data context 1,937 Show data context 2,610 Show data context 4,035 Show data context 6,825 Show data context 9,848 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 229 Show data context 164 Show data context 307 Show data context 792 Show data context 982 Show data context 1,767 Show data context 1,188 Show data context 717 Show data context 448 Show data context 185 Show data context 45 Show data context
Other TB 1,621 Show data context 297 Show data context 191 Show data context 120 Show data context 91 Show data context 85 Show data context 60 Show data context 30 Show data context 22 Show data context 20 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 87 Show data context 109 Show data context 113 Show data context 149 Show data context 89 Show data context 140 Show data context 99 Show data context 56 Show data context 70 Show data context 53 Show data context 18 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 799 Show data context 436 Show data context 96 Show data context 26 Show data context 20 Show data context 31 Show data context 12 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,036 Show data context 34 Show data context 13 Show data context 4 Show data context 14 Show data context 20 Show data context 22 Show data context 29 Show data context 74 Show data context 171 Show data context 247 Show data context
Smallpox 19 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 8 Show data context 16 Show data context 28 Show data context 16 Show data context 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,434 Show data context 46 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 1 Show data context
Measles 677 Show data context 73 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 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
Diptheria 291 Show data context 272 Show data context 111 Show data context 29 Show data context 17 Show data context 15 Show data context 7 Show data context 15 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 5,764 Show data context 331 Show data context 74 Show data context 124 Show data context 155 Show data context 356 Show data context 505 Show data context 614 Show data context 1,107 Show data context 1,985 Show data context 2,297 Show data context
Cancer 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 7 Show data context 16 Show data context 76 Show data context 283 Show data context 608 Show data context 839 Show data context 849 Show data context 393 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 31 Show data context 100 Show data context 271 Show data context 200 Show data context 9 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 417 Show data context 183 Show data context 143 Show data context 180 Show data context 161 Show data context 262 Show data context 268 Show data context 255 Show data context 279 Show data context 256 Show data context 263 Show data context
Other 13,656 Show data context 626 Show data context 489 Show data context 558 Show data context 534 Show data context 1,307 Show data context 1,941 Show data context 2,659 Show data context 4,371 Show data context 7,594 Show data context 10,491 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 177 Show data context 103 Show data context 212 Show data context 620 Show data context 783 Show data context 1,279 Show data context 1,017 Show data context 607 Show data context 395 Show data context 176 Show data context 18 Show data context
Other TB 1,461 Show data context 242 Show data context 161 Show data context 152 Show data context 113 Show data context 120 Show data context 93 Show data context 44 Show data context 37 Show data context 15 Show data context 5 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 50 Show data context 72 Show data context 82 Show data context 119 Show data context 98 Show data context 153 Show data context 100 Show data context 69 Show data context 56 Show data context 21 Show data context 6 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 211 Show data context 149 Show data context 35 Show data context 11 Show data context 10 Show data context 13 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,457 Show data context 26 Show data context 13 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 14 Show data context 23 Show data context 51 Show data context 67 Show data context 137 Show data context 225 Show data context
Smallpox 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,267 Show data context 36 Show data context 6 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
Measles 734 Show data context 64 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 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
Diptheria 355 Show data context 301 Show data context 74 Show data context 30 Show data context 10 Show data context 12 Show data context 10 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
Lungs 5,152 Show data context 234 Show data context 64 Show data context 82 Show data context 97 Show data context 244 Show data context 415 Show data context 557 Show data context 1,100 Show data context 1,876 Show data context 2,329 Show data context
Cancer 13 Show data context 5 Show data context 12 Show data context 18 Show data context 10 Show data context 71 Show data context 320 Show data context 711 Show data context 1,062 Show data context 1,200 Show data context 629 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 26 Show data context 98 Show data context 285 Show data context 213 Show data context 11 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 486 Show data context 184 Show data context 114 Show data context 173 Show data context 182 Show data context 287 Show data context 281 Show data context 247 Show data context 304 Show data context 277 Show data context 222 Show data context
Other 13,206 Show data context 497 Show data context 396 Show data context 575 Show data context 566 Show data context 1,290 Show data context 1,941 Show data context 2,778 Show data context 4,535 Show data context 7,878 Show data context 11,492 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 144 Show data context 88 Show data context 182 Show data context 482 Show data context 679 Show data context 1,312 Show data context 894 Show data context 603 Show data context 371 Show data context 149 Show data context 28 Show data context
Other TB 1,040 Show data context 240 Show data context 172 Show data context 163 Show data context 130 Show data context 157 Show data context 119 Show data context 88 Show data context 50 Show data context 32 Show data context 11 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 20 Show data context 57 Show data context 60 Show data context 91 Show data context 91 Show data context 136 Show data context 86 Show data context 60 Show data context 44 Show data context 14 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 175 Show data context 132 Show data context 44 Show data context 19 Show data context 9 Show data context 22 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,881 Show data context 16 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 8 Show data context 13 Show data context 39 Show data context 80 Show data context 127 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,293 Show data context 39 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 646 Show data context 56 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 377 Show data context 399 Show data context 86 Show data context 32 Show data context 8 Show data context 16 Show data context 14 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 4,013 Show data context 161 Show data context 79 Show data context 104 Show data context 115 Show data context 303 Show data context 474 Show data context 608 Show data context 1,035 Show data context 1,742 Show data context 2,340 Show data context
Cancer 13 Show data context 2 Show data context 7 Show data context 9 Show data context 16 Show data context 102 Show data context 344 Show data context 840 Show data context 1,394 Show data context 1,533 Show data context 882 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 15 Show data context 73 Show data context 244 Show data context 160 Show data context 11 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 426 Show data context 137 Show data context 92 Show data context 141 Show data context 173 Show data context 281 Show data context 291 Show data context 302 Show data context 297 Show data context 213 Show data context 203 Show data context
Other 12,108 Show data context 498 Show data context 392 Show data context 476 Show data context 487 Show data context 1,132 Show data context 1,819 Show data context 2,849 Show data context 4,647 Show data context 7,896 Show data context 11,477 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, Lincolnshire RegC through time | Life and Death Statistics | Decennial Cause of Death by Age, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 22nd October 2021