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Deaths registered in England and Wales: 2016

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  • There were 525,048 deaths registered in England and Wales in 2016, a decrease of 0.9% after the large increase seen in 2015.
  • Age-standardised mortality rates (ASMRs) decreased in 2016 by 3.0% for females and 2.4% for males; similar to the general trend prior to 2015.
  • In 2016, there were fewer deaths at ages 75 and over, while the number of deaths at ages 65 to 74 increased compared to 2015.
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