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 335 Show data context 71 Show data context 178 Show data context 498 Show data context 496 Show data context 755 Show data context 516 Show data context 347 Show data context 214 Show data context 93 Show data context 17 Show data context
Other TB 891 Show data context 79 Show data context 26 Show data context 32 Show data context 14 Show data context 22 Show data context 8 Show data context 15 Show data context 7 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 510 Show data context 180 Show data context 148 Show data context 194 Show data context 131 Show data context 179 Show data context 112 Show data context 86 Show data context 62 Show data context 52 Show data context 15 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 926 Show data context 426 Show data context 70 Show data context 16 Show data context 3 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
Gastro-intestinal 1,008 Show data context 21 Show data context 8 Show data context 12 Show data context 18 Show data context 40 Show data context 35 Show data context 34 Show data context 69 Show data context 72 Show data context 26 Show data context
Smallpox 154 Show data context 39 Show data context 14 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 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 575 Show data context 24 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
Measles 707 Show data context 37 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
Diptheria 35 Show data context 23 Show data context 7 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
Lungs 2,227 Show data context 106 Show data context 41 Show data context 56 Show data context 41 Show data context 132 Show data context 191 Show data context 265 Show data context 386 Show data context 335 Show data context 142 Show data context
Cancer 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 11 Show data context 30 Show data context 32 Show data context 57 Show data context 29 Show data context 19 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 31 Show data context 57 Show data context 57 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 186 Show data context 73 Show data context 42 Show data context 32 Show data context 39 Show data context 71 Show data context 80 Show data context 78 Show data context 50 Show data context 32 Show data context 26 Show data context
Other 6,504 Show data context 331 Show data context 186 Show data context 228 Show data context 213 Show data context 461 Show data context 540 Show data context 643 Show data context 797 Show data context 1,017 Show data context 1,144 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 279 Show data context 78 Show data context 152 Show data context 521 Show data context 580 Show data context 918 Show data context 583 Show data context 320 Show data context 160 Show data context 53 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other TB 1,007 Show data context 63 Show data context 33 Show data context 18 Show data context 11 Show data context 16 Show data context 13 Show data context 7 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 345 Show data context 213 Show data context 128 Show data context 176 Show data context 143 Show data context 160 Show data context 96 Show data context 89 Show data context 71 Show data context 21 Show data context 11 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,095 Show data context 397 Show data context 56 Show data context 18 Show data context 7 Show data context 6 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 1,670 Show data context 20 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 17 Show data context 28 Show data context 27 Show data context 37 Show data context 62 Show data context 81 Show data context 57 Show data context
Smallpox 37 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 10 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 700 Show data context 25 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 910 Show data context 28 Show data context 2 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 68 Show data context 16 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 3,558 Show data context 146 Show data context 42 Show data context 63 Show data context 82 Show data context 197 Show data context 373 Show data context 496 Show data context 716 Show data context 664 Show data context 354 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 16 Show data context 41 Show data context 78 Show data context 87 Show data context 49 Show data context 17 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 17 Show data context 54 Show data context 97 Show data context 85 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 205 Show data context 85 Show data context 55 Show data context 33 Show data context 31 Show data context 58 Show data context 92 Show data context 100 Show data context 76 Show data context 48 Show data context 20 Show data context
Other 7,690 Show data context 335 Show data context 168 Show data context 231 Show data context 213 Show data context 488 Show data context 682 Show data context 912 Show data context 1,139 Show data context 1,230 Show data context 1,130 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 260 Show data context 81 Show data context 152 Show data context 393 Show data context 495 Show data context 795 Show data context 725 Show data context 392 Show data context 169 Show data context 42 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other TB 1,305 Show data context 70 Show data context 30 Show data context 32 Show data context 10 Show data context 16 Show data context 11 Show data context 11 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 192 Show data context 165 Show data context 126 Show data context 154 Show data context 106 Show data context 134 Show data context 91 Show data context 50 Show data context 42 Show data context 13 Show data context 3 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,699 Show data context 515 Show data context 74 Show data context 17 Show data context 7 Show data context 11 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,023 Show data context 18 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 6 Show data context 17 Show data context 27 Show data context 22 Show data context 57 Show data context 74 Show data context 59 Show data context
Smallpox 13 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 8 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 824 Show data context 15 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 1,199 Show data context 49 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 46 Show data context 14 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 4,240 Show data context 165 Show data context 45 Show data context 75 Show data context 114 Show data context 274 Show data context 505 Show data context 834 Show data context 1,040 Show data context 1,074 Show data context 485 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 22 Show data context 74 Show data context 143 Show data context 142 Show data context 83 Show data context 27 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 14 Show data context 48 Show data context 128 Show data context 96 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 217 Show data context 95 Show data context 56 Show data context 43 Show data context 60 Show data context 130 Show data context 132 Show data context 143 Show data context 101 Show data context 69 Show data context 34 Show data context
Other 8,188 Show data context 387 Show data context 239 Show data context 282 Show data context 252 Show data context 668 Show data context 883 Show data context 1,319 Show data context 1,604 Show data context 1,646 Show data context 1,320 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 134 Show data context 71 Show data context 91 Show data context 294 Show data context 408 Show data context 761 Show data context 615 Show data context 368 Show data context 195 Show data context 48 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other TB 1,414 Show data context 93 Show data context 49 Show data context 27 Show data context 26 Show data context 28 Show data context 13 Show data context 10 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 80 Show data context 104 Show data context 99 Show data context 109 Show data context 99 Show data context 143 Show data context 63 Show data context 42 Show data context 19 Show data context 9 Show data context 2 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 871 Show data context 284 Show data context 51 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 11 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,653 Show data context 26 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 22 Show data context 25 Show data context 36 Show data context 62 Show data context 117 Show data context 69 Show data context
Smallpox 7 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 17 Show data context 8 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 925 Show data context 28 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 1,414 Show data context 69 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 37 Show data context 20 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 4,775 Show data context 314 Show data context 68 Show data context 132 Show data context 147 Show data context 429 Show data context 698 Show data context 1,073 Show data context 1,532 Show data context 1,307 Show data context 528 Show data context
Cancer 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 8 Show data context 29 Show data context 115 Show data context 216 Show data context 203 Show data context 113 Show data context 29 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 17 Show data context 65 Show data context 149 Show data context 131 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 217 Show data context 67 Show data context 57 Show data context 46 Show data context 52 Show data context 115 Show data context 124 Show data context 139 Show data context 139 Show data context 79 Show data context 31 Show data context
Other 8,022 Show data context 411 Show data context 298 Show data context 323 Show data context 290 Show data context 732 Show data context 1,089 Show data context 1,590 Show data context 2,088 Show data context 2,133 Show data context 1,480 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 120 Show data context 46 Show data context 67 Show data context 204 Show data context 297 Show data context 608 Show data context 571 Show data context 340 Show data context 161 Show data context 38 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other TB 1,144 Show data context 116 Show data context 54 Show data context 49 Show data context 32 Show data context 46 Show data context 40 Show data context 24 Show data context 18 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 52 Show data context 46 Show data context 64 Show data context 92 Show data context 79 Show data context 120 Show data context 73 Show data context 45 Show data context 27 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 226 Show data context 101 Show data context 17 Show data context 6 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
Gastro-intestinal 2,006 Show data context 11 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 16 Show data context 28 Show data context 22 Show data context 60 Show data context 86 Show data context 58 Show data context
Smallpox 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 866 Show data context 17 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 1,426 Show data context 77 Show data context 4 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 276 Show data context 86 Show data context 19 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 4,161 Show data context 241 Show data context 53 Show data context 113 Show data context 124 Show data context 318 Show data context 640 Show data context 960 Show data context 1,330 Show data context 1,264 Show data context 536 Show data context
Cancer 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 13 Show data context 33 Show data context 154 Show data context 324 Show data context 405 Show data context 233 Show data context 69 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 11 Show data context 104 Show data context 219 Show data context 147 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 356 Show data context 105 Show data context 65 Show data context 56 Show data context 43 Show data context 121 Show data context 157 Show data context 189 Show data context 141 Show data context 117 Show data context 35 Show data context
Other 7,577 Show data context 345 Show data context 283 Show data context 364 Show data context 358 Show data context 747 Show data context 1,322 Show data context 1,876 Show data context 2,613 Show data context 2,865 Show data context 1,647 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 109 Show data context 40 Show data context 57 Show data context 187 Show data context 241 Show data context 504 Show data context 440 Show data context 344 Show data context 176 Show data context 27 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other TB 653 Show data context 105 Show data context 67 Show data context 56 Show data context 36 Show data context 59 Show data context 56 Show data context 30 Show data context 27 Show data context 8 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 22 Show data context 26 Show data context 25 Show data context 29 Show data context 30 Show data context 61 Show data context 58 Show data context 42 Show data context 16 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 311 Show data context 142 Show data context 30 Show data context 14 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,167 Show data context 14 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 11 Show data context 15 Show data context 31 Show data context 28 Show data context 30 Show data context
Smallpox 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 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 472 Show data context 19 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 1 Show data context
Measles 828 Show data context 30 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
Diptheria 268 Show data context 151 Show data context 21 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 2,639 Show data context 120 Show data context 50 Show data context 79 Show data context 109 Show data context 281 Show data context 409 Show data context 680 Show data context 1,078 Show data context 1,199 Show data context 592 Show data context
Cancer 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 8 Show data context 52 Show data context 223 Show data context 472 Show data context 571 Show data context 400 Show data context 127 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 14 Show data context 57 Show data context 200 Show data context 103 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 258 Show data context 60 Show data context 34 Show data context 45 Show data context 52 Show data context 95 Show data context 139 Show data context 175 Show data context 156 Show data context 100 Show data context 57 Show data context
Other 5,530 Show data context 309 Show data context 256 Show data context 318 Show data context 300 Show data context 683 Show data context 1,129 Show data context 1,974 Show data context 2,770 Show data context 3,297 Show data context 1,961 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, Blackburn 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/10100150/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 13th May 2021