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Sophie John
Release date:
24 January 2020
Next release:
26 February 2020

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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Important notes and usage information

Main points from latest release

  • The provisional number of deaths registered in England and Wales in December 2019 was 47,469; this represents an increase of 2,250 deaths in comparison with the previous month and an increase of 5,930 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.

  • Local authorities’ codes and names have been updated to reflect the changes that occurred in April 2019.


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 see our 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.