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Release: Death Registrations Summary Tables, England and Wales, 2012

Released: 10 July 2013 Next edition: 16 July 2014


Elizabeth McLaren

Vital Statistics Outputs Branch

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110

Categories: Population, Mortality Rates, Deaths, Death Registrations, Health and Social Care, Health of the Population, Causes of Death

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County, Region

Present data on death registrations in England and Wales. Tables contain data for death rates, cause of death data by sex and age and death registrations by area of residence.

Before 2010, table 5 was published as part of the annual publication Infant and perinatal mortality summary tables, England and Wales. The data years available include 2008 - 2009.

Before 2012, UK single year of age tables were published as part of annual publication Death registrations by single year of age. The data years available include 2010 - 2011.

For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to mortality statistics, please see Mortality metadata (2.46 Mb Pdf)  and Quality and Methodology Information for Mortality Statistics in England and Wales (222.3 Kb Pdf) .

Further ONS releases based on death registrations include:

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 provide provisional monthly counts of deaths and final monthly counts for previous years.

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).

A geographical breakdown of mortality statistics is available in deaths registered in England and Wales by area of usual residence.

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.

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.

We welcome feedback on the content, format and relevance of this release.

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