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  • Release date:
    25 November 2019
  • Next release:
    To be announced

About this Dataset

Annual data on UK death registrations. Summary tables including age-standardised mortality rates.

Edition in this dataset

2018 edition of this dataset

2017 edition of this dataset

2016 edition of this dataset

2015 edition of this dataset

2014 edition of this dataset

2013 edition of this dataset

2012 edition of this dataset

2011 edition of this dataset

2010 edition of this dataset

2009 edition of this dataset

2008 edition of this dataset

2007 edition of this dataset

Important notes and usage information

Main points from latest release

  • In 2018, the age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) for the UK, which adjusts for changes in the population size and age-structure, was 981.2 deaths per 100,000 population.

  • In 2018, the ASMR for England was 957.2 deaths per 100,000 population, compared with 1,058.7 in Wales, 1,139.5 in Scotland and 1,012.2 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 Blackpool (1,322.5 deaths per 100,000 population) while the City of London had the lowest (444.9 deaths per 100,000 population).

  • In Wales, Blaenau Gwent had the highest ASMR (1,261.7 deaths per 100,000 population) while Monmouthshire had the lowest (852.5 deaths per 100,000 population).

  • In Scotland, West Dunbartonshire had the highest ASMR (1,449.6 deaths per 100,000 population) while East Dunbartonshire had the lowest (866.1 deaths per 100,000 population).

  • In Northern Ireland, Belfast had the highest ASMR (1,139.7 deaths per 100,000 population) while Lisburn and Castlereagh had the lowest (913.7 deaths per 100,000 population).

  • In 2018, the infant mortality rate was highest in Northern Ireland (4.2 deaths per 1,000 live births, followed by England (3.9 deaths per 1,000 live births).

  • Infant mortality rates were lowest in Scotland (3.2 deaths per 1,000 live births), followed by Wales (3.5 deaths per 1,000 live births).