About this Dataset

Annual data on death registrations by area of usual residence in the UK. Summary tables including age-standardised mortality rates.

Edition in this dataset

2020 edition of this dataset

2019 edition of this dataset

2018 edition of this dataset

2017 edition of this dataset

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Important notes and usage information

Main points from latest release

  • In 2020 the age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) for the UK, which adjusts for changes in the population size and age-structure, was 1062.5 deaths per 100,000 population.

  • In 2020, the ASMR for England was 1,042.7 deaths per 100,000 population, compared with 1,114.6 in Wales, 1,212.0 in Scotland and 1,072.4 in Northern Ireland.

  • The North East was the region of England with the highest ASMR (1,204.3 deaths per 100,000 population) whereas the South West was the region with the lowest ASMR (927.2 deaths per 100,000 population).

  • The local authority in England with the highest ASMR was Manchester (1,509.2 deaths per 100,000 population) while the City of London had the lowest (469.1 deaths per 100,000 population).

  • In Wales, Blaenau Gwent had the highest ASMR (1,407.6 deaths per 100,000 population) while Monmouthshire had the lowest (849.9 deaths per 100,000 population).

  • In Scotland, Glasgow City had the highest ASMR (1,567.4 deaths per 100,000 population) while the Shetland Islands had the lowest (904.9 deaths per 100,000 population).

  • In Northern Ireland, Belfast had the highest ASMR (1,237.6 deaths per 100,000 population) while Mid Ulster had the lowest (971.2 deaths per 100,000 population).

  • In 2020, the infant mortality rate was highest in Northern Ireland (4.5 deaths per 1,000 live births), followed by Wales (4.2 deaths per 1,000 live births), England (3.8 deaths per 1,000 live births) and Scotland (3.1 deaths per 1,000 live births).