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Sophie John
Release date:
21 January 2020
Next release:
28 January 2020

About this Dataset

Provisional counts of the number of deaths registered in England and Wales, by age, sex and region, in the latest weeks for which data are available.

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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 the week ending 10 January 2020 (week 2) was 14,058; this represents an increase of 1,804 deaths registered in comparison with the previous week (week 1).

  • The average number of deaths for the corresponding week over the previous five years was 13,822.

  • The increase in deaths registered in the week ending 10 January 2020 is likely to be because of the closure of register offices over the bank holiday in the previous week; this pattern is similar to previous years.

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


The table includes number of deaths for which the underlying cause was coded to respiratory diseases as defined in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems Tenth Revision (ICD-10), as well as age group, sex and by area of usual residence.

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.