Provides files to download data as it existed for this dataset on previous dates.

Statistics are most often revised for 1 of 2 reasons:

  1. For certain statistics initial estimates are released with the expectation that these may be revised and updated as further data becomes available.
  2. Revisions may also be made when methods or systems are changed.

These types of planned revisions should not be confused with errors in released statistics, which are genuine mistakes. Such mistakes occur rarely and, when they do happen, corrections are made in a timely manner, announced and clearly explained to users in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (Principle 2, Practice 7).

Latest version

xls (175.6 kB)

Previous versions

Superseded files Reason for update Date superseded
xls (169.5 kB) Scheduled update/revision 26 July 2016 09:30
xls (169.5 kB) Scheduled update/revision 26 January 2016 09:30
xls (167.9 kB) Scheduled update/revision 24 October 2015 09:30

Important notes and usage information

If you are looking for the latest data on deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) registered in England and Wales, please see our weekly provisional deaths dataset.

Main points from latest release

  • The provisional number of deaths registered in England and Wales in February 2021 was 58,767; this represents a decrease of 14,548 deaths in comparison with the previous month and an increase of 15,114 deaths in comparison with the same month in 2020.

  • 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 2020.


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 that 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.