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 63 Show data context 13 Show data context 33 Show data context 88 Show data context 81 Show data context 152 Show data context 97 Show data context 75 Show data context 37 Show data context 14 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other TB 131 Show data context 15 Show data context 17 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 6 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 14 Show data context 22 Show data context 23 Show data context 23 Show data context 8 Show data context 15 Show data context 12 Show data context 9 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 45 Show data context 15 Show data context 8 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 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 47 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 8 Show data context 17 Show data context
Smallpox 7 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 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 85 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 49 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
Diptheria 2 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 217 Show data context 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 10 Show data context 14 Show data context 36 Show data context 71 Show data context 42 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 8 Show data context 18 Show data context 13 Show data context 13 Show data context 8 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 9 Show data context 9 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 642 Show data context 36 Show data context 24 Show data context 21 Show data context 18 Show data context 45 Show data context 66 Show data context 96 Show data context 146 Show data context 242 Show data context 387 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 41 Show data context 5 Show data context 17 Show data context 56 Show data context 70 Show data context 114 Show data context 71 Show data context 50 Show data context 31 Show data context 18 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other TB 84 Show data context 7 Show data context 14 Show data context 9 Show data context 5 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 9 Show data context 15 Show data context 12 Show data context 11 Show data context 7 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 11 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 65 Show data context 31 Show data context 12 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
Gastro-intestinal 80 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 2 Show data context 6 Show data context 14 Show data context 28 Show data context
Smallpox 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 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 99 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 50 Show data context 4 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 13 Show data context 15 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 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 232 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 26 Show data context 22 Show data context 34 Show data context 79 Show data context 73 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 10 Show data context 17 Show data context 33 Show data context 26 Show data context 12 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 8 Show data context 12 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 21 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 12 Show data context 12 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 13 Show data context
Other 576 Show data context 40 Show data context 21 Show data context 20 Show data context 20 Show data context 48 Show data context 52 Show data context 102 Show data context 163 Show data context 277 Show data context 412 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 21 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 45 Show data context 67 Show data context 87 Show data context 69 Show data context 49 Show data context 32 Show data context 14 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other TB 53 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 24 Show data context 9 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
Gastro-intestinal 79 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 9 Show data context 12 Show data context
Smallpox 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 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
Whooping Cough 105 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 33 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 0 Show data context
Diptheria 17 Show data context 12 Show data context 2 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
Lungs 233 Show data context 12 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 15 Show data context 16 Show data context 19 Show data context 41 Show data context 87 Show data context 77 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 13 Show data context 21 Show data context 29 Show data context 26 Show data context 10 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 9 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 11 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 9 Show data context 10 Show data context 15 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other 492 Show data context 33 Show data context 16 Show data context 19 Show data context 16 Show data context 48 Show data context 53 Show data context 99 Show data context 204 Show data context 323 Show data context 471 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 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 18 Show data context 37 Show data context 58 Show data context 103 Show data context 80 Show data context 51 Show data context 49 Show data context 26 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other TB 116 Show data context 16 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 28 Show data context 16 Show data context 5 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
Gastro-intestinal 46 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 8 Show data context 17 Show data context
Smallpox 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 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
Whooping Cough 87 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 42 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 18 Show data context 15 Show data context 14 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 277 Show data context 19 Show data context 9 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 9 Show data context 26 Show data context 37 Show data context 84 Show data context 138 Show data context 144 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 11 Show data context 34 Show data context 64 Show data context 72 Show data context 34 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 15 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 23 Show data context 10 Show data context 5 Show data context 8 Show data context 5 Show data context 9 Show data context 13 Show data context 16 Show data context 22 Show data context 21 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other 588 Show data context 37 Show data context 37 Show data context 41 Show data context 39 Show data context 83 Show data context 106 Show data context 135 Show data context 320 Show data context 591 Show data context 805 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 6 Show data context 7 Show data context 8 Show data context 33 Show data context 43 Show data context 75 Show data context 43 Show data context 45 Show data context 46 Show data context 18 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other TB 74 Show data context 14 Show data context 9 Show data context 6 Show data context 8 Show data context 11 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 5 Show data context 9 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 34 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 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 9 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 65 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 42 Show data context 7 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 24 Show data context 30 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 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 225 Show data context 19 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 13 Show data context 22 Show data context 60 Show data context 131 Show data context 167 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 14 Show data context 34 Show data context 74 Show data context 84 Show data context 68 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 7 Show data context 20 Show data context 20 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 16 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 2 Show data context 9 Show data context 6 Show data context 18 Show data context 17 Show data context 10 Show data context 13 Show data context
Other 443 Show data context 39 Show data context 31 Show data context 33 Show data context 25 Show data context 50 Show data context 93 Show data context 151 Show data context 293 Show data context 594 Show data context 791 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 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 10 Show data context 26 Show data context 32 Show data context 59 Show data context 56 Show data context 37 Show data context 28 Show data context 14 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other TB 47 Show data context 14 Show data context 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 7 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 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
Gastro-intestinal 16 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context
Smallpox 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 44 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 22 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
Diptheria 15 Show data context 16 Show data context 5 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
Lungs 101 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 17 Show data context 17 Show data context 24 Show data context 47 Show data context 113 Show data context 197 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 17 Show data context 48 Show data context 77 Show data context 84 Show data context 86 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 9 Show data context 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 16 Show data context 9 Show data context 5 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context 15 Show data context 21 Show data context 15 Show data context 20 Show data context 13 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 333 Show data context 23 Show data context 21 Show data context 23 Show data context 24 Show data context 48 Show data context 67 Show data context 129 Show data context 241 Show data context 486 Show data context 851 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, Braintree 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/10220520/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 25th January 2022