About this dataset

Number of deaths registered each month by area of usual residence for England and Wales, by region, county, local and unitary authority, and London borough.

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2019: January 2019

2018: December 2018

Previous versions of this data are available

2017: (final)

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2016: (final)

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2015: (final)

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2014: (final)

2013: (final)

2012: (final)

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2006: (final)

Important notes and usage information

Main points from latest release

  • The provisional number of deaths registered in England and Wales in January 2019 was 53,910; this represents an increase of 12,369 deaths in comparison with the previous month and a decrease of 10,247 deaths in comparison with the same month in 2018.

  • Moveable public holidays and the number of weekends, when register offices are closed, affect the number of registrations made in the published months and in the corresponding months in previous years.

  • The increase in deaths registered in January 2019 is likely to be due to the closure of register offices in the previous month, due to the Christmas holiday period. This pattern is similar to previous years.


These figures are presented by regions (within England), unitary authorities, counties, districts and London boroughs.

Weekly deaths counts cannot be summed to match the counts for monthly deaths as some weeks may span more than one month.

For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to mortality statistics, please seeĀ ourĀ User Guide to Mortality Statistics.

There is an interactive mapping tool which enables trends in mortality to be analysed at the local level.

For mortality data for other UK countries please see statistics on deaths in Scotland and statistics on deaths in Northern Ireland.