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Sophie John
Release date:
03 December 2019
Next release:
10 December 2019

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 22 November 2019 (week 47) was 10,882; this represents an increase of 232 deaths registered in comparison with the previous week (week 46).

  • The average number of deaths for the corresponding week over the previous five years was 10,124.

  • 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.