About this dataset

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

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Main points from latest release

  • In 2019, the age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) for the UK, which adjusts for changes in the population size and age-structure, was 941.5 deaths per 100,000 population.

  • In 2019, the ASMR for England was 918.0 deaths per 100,000 population, compared with 1,000.1 in Wales, 1,107.6 in Scotland and 974.4 in Northern Ireland.

  • The North East was the region of England with the highest ASMRs and London was the lowest, for both males and females.

  • The local authority in England with the highest ASMR was City of Kingston upon Hull (1,272.5 deaths per 100,000 population) while City of London had the lowest (483.0 deaths per 100,000 population).

  • In Wales, Merthyr Tydfil had the highest ASMR (1,158.9 deaths per 100,000 population) while Monmouthshire had the lowest (807.4 deaths per 100,000 population).

  • In Scotland, Glasgow city had the highest ASMR (1,349.3 deaths per 100,000 population) while the Shetland Islands had the lowest (882.0 deaths per 100,000 population).

  • In Northern Ireland, Belfast had the highest ASMR (1,122.4 deaths per 100,000 population) while Armagh city, Banbridge and Craigavon had the lowest (883.9 deaths per 100,000 population).

  • In 2019, the infant mortality rate was highest in Northern Ireland (5.0 deaths per 1,000 live births), followed by England (4.0 deaths per 1,000 live births) and Wales (4.0 deaths per 1,000 live births).