Health and Life Events Division
Telephone: 01633 455867
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: England and Wales
Geographical breakdown: Country
This publication has been discontinued and the data are now included within Child mortality statistics: childhood, infant and perinatal. The last volume to be published was Infant and perinatal mortality in England and Wales by social and biological factors, 2011.
Further information about Planned changes to child mortality outputs can be found on the ONS website
Presents data on live births, stillbirths and infant deaths by birthweight and Office for National Statistics (ONS) cause groups plus analyses by some of the key risk factors affecting stillbirths and infant deaths including father’s occupation, mother’s age and mother’s country of birth.
For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to infant mortality statistics, please see Mortality Metadata and the Summary Quality Report for Infant and perinatal mortality by social and biological factors.
Unexplained Deaths in infancy presents data on sudden infant deaths, unascertained deaths and all unexplained infant deaths by sex, age at death and birthweight, while Gestation specific mortality presents data on live births and infant deaths by gestational age.
Child Mortality Statistics presents data on stillbirths, infant deaths ad childhood deaths by cause of death, sex and age-group.
The birth cohort tables for infant deaths provide specific data for deaths of infants born in a given calendar year using additional data from the birth record.
There are also rolling three-year aggregate infant mortality figures at local authority level.
The Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables provide quarterly and annual infant mortality data for the United Kingdom and its constituent countries (based on deaths registered in a year).
Summary data for infant mortality in England and Wales (based on deaths registered in the year) are available in the Deaths registrations summary tables.
A geographical breakdown of infant death numbers and rates by local authority and county level (based on deaths registered in the year) is available in Deaths registered in England and Wales by usual area of residence.
The Births summary tables, England and Wales provide key summary statistics for live births in England and Wales.
We welcome feedback on the content, format and relevance of this release. The Health and Life Events (HLED) User Engagement Strategy outlines the divisional approach to user engagement.
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