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  • Mortality in the United Kingdom: 1983-2013 (Latest release)

    Article | Released on 11 December 2014

    Trends in age-standardised mortality rates in the UK and constituent countries, 1983 to 2013.

    Keywords: death rates, age-standardised death rates, mortality rates

  • Mortality in England and Wales: Average life span, 2010 (Latest release)

    Article | Released on 17 December 2012

    We look at the 3 measures of average life span, life expectancy at birth (mean age at death), median age at death and modal age at death, to better understand mortality at older age. In 2010 the most common age at death was 85 for men and 89 for women; the average life span increased by approximately 10 years for a man and 8 years for a woman.

    Keywords: old age, age at death, life expectancy, living longer