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 781 Show data context 283 Show data context 414 Show data context 1,186 Show data context 1,955 Show data context 3,158 Show data context 2,231 Show data context 1,300 Show data context 718 Show data context 232 Show data context 44 Show data context
Other TB 2,501 Show data context 380 Show data context 187 Show data context 118 Show data context 102 Show data context 109 Show data context 71 Show data context 43 Show data context 45 Show data context 33 Show data context 6 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 793 Show data context 543 Show data context 424 Show data context 460 Show data context 419 Show data context 474 Show data context 363 Show data context 321 Show data context 334 Show data context 300 Show data context 197 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,871 Show data context 935 Show data context 250 Show data context 76 Show data context 42 Show data context 39 Show data context 13 Show data context 14 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 3,269 Show data context 167 Show data context 81 Show data context 78 Show data context 145 Show data context 342 Show data context 307 Show data context 272 Show data context 338 Show data context 425 Show data context 491 Show data context
Smallpox 380 Show data context 106 Show data context 35 Show data context 61 Show data context 70 Show data context 67 Show data context 37 Show data context 15 Show data context 9 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,871 Show data context 70 Show data context 4 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 1,165 Show data context 137 Show data context 16 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 397 Show data context 257 Show data context 84 Show data context 38 Show data context 14 Show data context 11 Show data context 13 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
Lungs 5,403 Show data context 279 Show data context 99 Show data context 177 Show data context 294 Show data context 509 Show data context 617 Show data context 744 Show data context 1,152 Show data context 1,590 Show data context 1,405 Show data context
Cancer 11 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 13 Show data context 13 Show data context 71 Show data context 279 Show data context 396 Show data context 434 Show data context 401 Show data context 187 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 36 Show data context 111 Show data context 267 Show data context 219 Show data context 8 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 578 Show data context 199 Show data context 170 Show data context 268 Show data context 277 Show data context 425 Show data context 380 Show data context 307 Show data context 305 Show data context 181 Show data context 176 Show data context
Other 17,285 Show data context 1,151 Show data context 732 Show data context 828 Show data context 886 Show data context 2,045 Show data context 2,632 Show data context 3,104 Show data context 4,598 Show data context 7,105 Show data context 9,957 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 601 Show data context 245 Show data context 355 Show data context 1,140 Show data context 1,807 Show data context 3,244 Show data context 2,363 Show data context 1,475 Show data context 759 Show data context 256 Show data context 39 Show data context
Other TB 3,190 Show data context 358 Show data context 198 Show data context 119 Show data context 84 Show data context 115 Show data context 75 Show data context 54 Show data context 55 Show data context 27 Show data context 6 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 839 Show data context 579 Show data context 399 Show data context 428 Show data context 308 Show data context 431 Show data context 347 Show data context 291 Show data context 316 Show data context 334 Show data context 212 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 2,627 Show data context 1,169 Show data context 285 Show data context 85 Show data context 66 Show data context 71 Show data context 17 Show data context 9 Show data context 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 3,887 Show data context 106 Show data context 22 Show data context 43 Show data context 54 Show data context 121 Show data context 132 Show data context 146 Show data context 155 Show data context 278 Show data context 379 Show data context
Smallpox 364 Show data context 63 Show data context 27 Show data context 46 Show data context 77 Show data context 92 Show data context 61 Show data context 33 Show data context 22 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
Whooping Cough 2,522 Show data context 78 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 1,666 Show data context 160 Show data context 12 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 635 Show data context 360 Show data context 123 Show data context 41 Show data context 18 Show data context 17 Show data context 11 Show data context 10 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 6,735 Show data context 310 Show data context 103 Show data context 154 Show data context 269 Show data context 553 Show data context 757 Show data context 904 Show data context 1,473 Show data context 2,229 Show data context 1,998 Show data context
Cancer 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 9 Show data context 14 Show data context 93 Show data context 286 Show data context 503 Show data context 629 Show data context 481 Show data context 245 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 40 Show data context 138 Show data context 329 Show data context 237 Show data context 14 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 685 Show data context 206 Show data context 189 Show data context 285 Show data context 291 Show data context 491 Show data context 489 Show data context 391 Show data context 341 Show data context 223 Show data context 196 Show data context
Other 19,486 Show data context 1,139 Show data context 727 Show data context 804 Show data context 861 Show data context 2,348 Show data context 2,980 Show data context 3,678 Show data context 5,193 Show data context 8,017 Show data context 10,687 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 633 Show data context 253 Show data context 400 Show data context 1,071 Show data context 1,611 Show data context 3,010 Show data context 2,416 Show data context 1,552 Show data context 913 Show data context 321 Show data context 47 Show data context
Other TB 3,440 Show data context 384 Show data context 205 Show data context 106 Show data context 78 Show data context 101 Show data context 63 Show data context 64 Show data context 46 Show data context 27 Show data context 7 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 454 Show data context 321 Show data context 238 Show data context 254 Show data context 180 Show data context 223 Show data context 170 Show data context 160 Show data context 135 Show data context 126 Show data context 74 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,348 Show data context 628 Show data context 159 Show data context 45 Show data context 34 Show data context 36 Show data context 12 Show data context 10 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 3,793 Show data context 43 Show data context 10 Show data context 14 Show data context 18 Show data context 53 Show data context 56 Show data context 63 Show data context 103 Show data context 225 Show data context 313 Show data context
Smallpox 183 Show data context 92 Show data context 65 Show data context 89 Show data context 83 Show data context 124 Show data context 93 Show data context 38 Show data context 24 Show data context 17 Show data context 6 Show data context
Whooping Cough 2,608 Show data context 82 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 1,365 Show data context 156 Show data context 17 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 462 Show data context 379 Show data context 63 Show data context 26 Show data context 15 Show data context 9 Show data context 9 Show data context 11 Show data context 5 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context
Lungs 7,920 Show data context 364 Show data context 111 Show data context 166 Show data context 267 Show data context 601 Show data context 895 Show data context 1,112 Show data context 1,880 Show data context 2,816 Show data context 2,769 Show data context
Cancer 14 Show data context 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 18 Show data context 17 Show data context 116 Show data context 389 Show data context 657 Show data context 895 Show data context 769 Show data context 329 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 38 Show data context 147 Show data context 360 Show data context 299 Show data context 12 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 722 Show data context 219 Show data context 191 Show data context 261 Show data context 303 Show data context 503 Show data context 540 Show data context 454 Show data context 440 Show data context 285 Show data context 274 Show data context
Other 18,463 Show data context 1,172 Show data context 819 Show data context 823 Show data context 796 Show data context 2,224 Show data context 3,520 Show data context 4,299 Show data context 6,369 Show data context 9,149 Show data context 12,182 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 513 Show data context 247 Show data context 407 Show data context 1,007 Show data context 1,362 Show data context 2,770 Show data context 2,298 Show data context 1,556 Show data context 851 Show data context 369 Show data context 67 Show data context
Other TB 3,237 Show data context 433 Show data context 286 Show data context 182 Show data context 133 Show data context 135 Show data context 82 Show data context 51 Show data context 36 Show data context 23 Show data context 4 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 126 Show data context 167 Show data context 209 Show data context 196 Show data context 156 Show data context 209 Show data context 121 Show data context 88 Show data context 75 Show data context 46 Show data context 20 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 662 Show data context 292 Show data context 58 Show data context 19 Show data context 12 Show data context 22 Show data context 11 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 3,146 Show data context 38 Show data context 13 Show data context 9 Show data context 15 Show data context 34 Show data context 42 Show data context 34 Show data context 75 Show data context 178 Show data context 238 Show data context
Smallpox 171 Show data context 91 Show data context 80 Show data context 96 Show data context 122 Show data context 194 Show data context 116 Show data context 57 Show data context 18 Show data context 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 2,578 Show data context 101 Show data context 8 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 1,772 Show data context 189 Show data context 23 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 9 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Diptheria 864 Show data context 632 Show data context 135 Show data context 37 Show data context 19 Show data context 25 Show data context 15 Show data context 8 Show data context 12 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
Lungs 9,241 Show data context 665 Show data context 155 Show data context 199 Show data context 236 Show data context 517 Show data context 873 Show data context 1,096 Show data context 1,841 Show data context 2,773 Show data context 3,003 Show data context
Cancer 18 Show data context 3 Show data context 9 Show data context 13 Show data context 22 Show data context 136 Show data context 421 Show data context 941 Show data context 1,335 Show data context 1,187 Show data context 584 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 34 Show data context 172 Show data context 399 Show data context 316 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 829 Show data context 206 Show data context 184 Show data context 309 Show data context 341 Show data context 593 Show data context 587 Show data context 525 Show data context 484 Show data context 386 Show data context 286 Show data context
Other 18,482 Show data context 1,120 Show data context 986 Show data context 1,065 Show data context 988 Show data context 2,192 Show data context 3,625 Show data context 4,841 Show data context 7,076 Show data context 10,644 Show data context 13,797 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 408 Show data context 198 Show data context 367 Show data context 928 Show data context 1,337 Show data context 2,429 Show data context 2,133 Show data context 1,601 Show data context 966 Show data context 427 Show data context 83 Show data context
Other TB 2,937 Show data context 540 Show data context 366 Show data context 226 Show data context 171 Show data context 226 Show data context 147 Show data context 97 Show data context 69 Show data context 33 Show data context 12 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 66 Show data context 103 Show data context 129 Show data context 197 Show data context 179 Show data context 284 Show data context 164 Show data context 79 Show data context 49 Show data context 17 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 332 Show data context 190 Show data context 47 Show data context 26 Show data context 15 Show data context 21 Show data context 9 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 4,326 Show data context 30 Show data context 9 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 26 Show data context 26 Show data context 41 Show data context 79 Show data context 140 Show data context 240 Show data context
Smallpox 137 Show data context 33 Show data context 13 Show data context 13 Show data context 41 Show data context 75 Show data context 57 Show data context 27 Show data context 27 Show data context 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
Whooping Cough 2,264 Show data context 68 Show data context 5 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 1,971 Show data context 184 Show data context 27 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 1,588 Show data context 1,148 Show data context 219 Show data context 60 Show data context 22 Show data context 25 Show data context 28 Show data context 9 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 8,228 Show data context 421 Show data context 139 Show data context 196 Show data context 216 Show data context 543 Show data context 782 Show data context 1,165 Show data context 1,995 Show data context 3,191 Show data context 3,880 Show data context
Cancer 36 Show data context 14 Show data context 15 Show data context 20 Show data context 29 Show data context 154 Show data context 601 Show data context 1,287 Show data context 1,765 Show data context 1,902 Show data context 1,050 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 40 Show data context 144 Show data context 440 Show data context 301 Show data context 18 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 932 Show data context 207 Show data context 155 Show data context 316 Show data context 350 Show data context 684 Show data context 760 Show data context 668 Show data context 534 Show data context 375 Show data context 340 Show data context
Other 19,451 Show data context 1,045 Show data context 982 Show data context 1,099 Show data context 1,070 Show data context 2,478 Show data context 3,828 Show data context 5,407 Show data context 7,811 Show data context 11,543 Show data context 15,738 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 230 Show data context 163 Show data context 341 Show data context 905 Show data context 1,317 Show data context 2,655 Show data context 2,240 Show data context 1,575 Show data context 941 Show data context 379 Show data context 70 Show data context
Other TB 1,932 Show data context 544 Show data context 342 Show data context 269 Show data context 212 Show data context 281 Show data context 229 Show data context 149 Show data context 106 Show data context 56 Show data context 22 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 28 Show data context 43 Show data context 77 Show data context 135 Show data context 147 Show data context 249 Show data context 145 Show data context 83 Show data context 37 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 228 Show data context 146 Show data context 43 Show data context 27 Show data context 8 Show data context 15 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 3,563 Show data context 23 Show data context 7 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 37 Show data context 40 Show data context 48 Show data context 66 Show data context 123 Show data context 161 Show data context
Smallpox 364 Show data context 116 Show data context 107 Show data context 100 Show data context 140 Show data context 327 Show data context 324 Show data context 206 Show data context 73 Show data context 36 Show data context 11 Show data context
Whooping Cough 2,034 Show data context 63 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 1,274 Show data context 128 Show data context 12 Show data context 7 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 737 Show data context 575 Show data context 79 Show data context 19 Show data context 9 Show data context 7 Show data context 13 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 6,153 Show data context 300 Show data context 168 Show data context 205 Show data context 260 Show data context 604 Show data context 857 Show data context 1,064 Show data context 1,887 Show data context 3,030 Show data context 4,041 Show data context
Cancer 37 Show data context 16 Show data context 14 Show data context 11 Show data context 36 Show data context 199 Show data context 725 Show data context 1,639 Show data context 2,539 Show data context 2,654 Show data context 1,601 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 21 Show data context 111 Show data context 365 Show data context 239 Show data context 9 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 834 Show data context 185 Show data context 137 Show data context 273 Show data context 333 Show data context 617 Show data context 704 Show data context 693 Show data context 563 Show data context 429 Show data context 339 Show data context
Other 17,224 Show data context 905 Show data context 902 Show data context 980 Show data context 991 Show data context 2,484 Show data context 4,039 Show data context 5,805 Show data context 8,546 Show data context 12,492 Show data context 17,370 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, Kent 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/10134729/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 22nd October 2021