Vital Statistics Outputs Branch
Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: England and Wales
Geographical breakdown: Country
Presents data on infant deaths that have been linked to their corresponding birth record. These birth cohort tables represent babies born in a given calendar year who died before their first birthday.
A Quality and Methodology Information document (145.2 Kb Pdf) for the birth cohort tables for infant deaths is available on the ONS website.
Child mortality statistics presents statistics on infant deaths and childhood deaths occurring annually in England and Wales. Gestation specific mortality presents data on live births and infant deaths by gestational age, while Infant and perinatal mortality by social and biological factors provides statistics on infant and perinatal mortality by father's occupation, mother's country of birth, birthweight, mother's age. Unexplained deaths in infancy includes both sudden infant deaths and deaths for which the cause remained unknown or unascertained.
The Births summary tables, England and Wales provide key summary statistics for live births in England and Wales.
More general information on the collection, production and quality of mortality data is available in Mortality metadata (775.7 Kb Pdf) .
We welcome feedback on the content, format and relevance of this release. User Engagement in the Health and Life Events Division (95.1 Kb Pdf) outlines the divisional approach to user engagement.
These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.