Child and infant mortality in England and Wales: 2021

Release date: 1 March 2023 9:30am


Stillbirths, infant and childhood deaths occurring annually in England and Wales, and associated risk factors.




  • User guide to child and infant mortality statistics

    Supporting information for Child and infant mortality statistics, which presents final statistics on stillbirths, infant deaths and childhood deaths that occurred in England and Wales in a calendar year.

  • Child and infant mortality statistics QMI

    Quality and Methodology Information for child and infant mortality statistics, detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used and data uses and users.

Contact details


Amy Watts, Charlotte Hill, Zoe Jones



+44 1329 444110

About the data

Accredited Official Statistics

These are accredited official statistics. They have been independently reviewed by the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) and found to comply with the standards of trustworthiness, quality and value in the Code of Practice for Statistics. This broadly means that the statistics:

  • meet user needs
  • are presented clearly and accessibly
  • are produced using appropriate data and sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest