The provisional number of deaths registered in England and Wales in August 2019 was 38,843; this represents a decrease of 3,462 deaths in comparison with the previous month and a decrease of 1,349 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.