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Release: Death Registrations by Single Year of Age - United Kingdom, 2011

Released: 18 December 2012

Contact

Elizabeth McLaren

Vital Statistics Outputs Branch

vsob@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110

Categories: Population, Deaths, Mortality Rates, Death Registrations

Frequency of release: Biannually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: Country

  • The number of death registrations by single year of age for 2011 for the UK are now included within the time series going back to 1974.

  • There were 552,232 deaths registered in the UK in 2011, compared with 561,666 in 2010 (a fall of 1.7%).

  • There have been considerable increases in the percentage of deaths to those aged 80 and over in the UK since 1974.  In 2011, 44% of male deaths were to those aged 80 and over, compared with 20% in 1974. In contrast a greater percentage of female deaths take place at ages 80 and over with 62% of all female deaths in 2011 being to women aged 80 and over compared with 40% in 1974.

In this release

Death registrations by single year of age for the United Kingdom and England and Wales. This publication has been discontinued and releases of this data can be found in the Death registrations summary tables.

For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to mortality statistics, please see Mortality metadata (2.7 Mb Pdf)  and Mortality Quality and Methodology Information report (382.3 Kb Pdf) .

Further ONS releases based on death registrations include:

An interactive mapping tool which enables trends in mortality to be analysed at the local level.

Weekly provisional deaths registered in England and Wales provide provisional counts of deaths registered in England and Wales. Monthly Figures on Deaths Registered by Area of Usual Residence present provisional and final monthly counts of mortality data.

The 20th Century Mortality Files are a record of mortality in England and Wales from 1901 to 2000 while the 21st Century Mortality Files are a record of mortality in England and Wales from 2001 onwards.

The Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables provide quarterly and annual mortality data for the United Kingdom and its constituent countries. More detailed death registrations data, including number of deaths and mortality rates by cause of death, can found in Deaths registered in England and Wales (Series DR).

Death registrations by single year of age for the United Kingdom and England and Wales provides a detailed breakdown of the number of deaths by sex and age, while a geographical breakdown of mortality statistics is available in deaths registered in England and Wales by area of usual residence.

Injury and Poisoning mortality, England and Wales presents annual data on deaths from injury and poisoning in England and Wales using a matrix of mechanism by intent developed by the International Collaborative Effort (ICE) on injury statistics.

Excess winter mortality in England and Wales presents provisional figures of excess winter deaths for the latest winter period, and final figures for previous the winter period. Figures are presented by underlying cause, age, sex and region. National trend data are available from 1991/92 onwards.

Deaths involving Clostridium difficile presents mortality rates and details on the number of deaths involving Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) for England and Wales. National trend data are available from 1999 onwards. Deaths involving MRSA provides the number and rate of deaths involving Meticillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) for England and Wales. National trend data are provided for 1993 onwards.

Deaths related to drug poisoning contains data on deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales from 1993 onwards, by cause of death, sex, age and substances involved in the death. UK alcohol related deaths presents the latest alcohol-related death figures for the UK, England, Wales, and Regions in England.

UK suicides present suicide numbers and rates in the United Kingdom, England and Wales, and Regions in England.

For mortality data for other UK countries please see statistics on deaths in Scotland and statistics on deaths in Northern Ireland.  

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