Winter mortality compares the number of deaths that occurred in the winter period (December to March) with the average of the non-winter periods (the preceding August to November and following April to July). We present data by sex, age, cause of death, region and place of death.



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Changes to this release date

  • Previous date:
    8 December 2022 09:30
    Reason for change:
    This release has been postponed to meet the inclusion of additional content requested by external government stakeholder. We apologise for any inconvenience caused..