Decennial Cause of Death by Age

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Data for 01 Jan 1851 to 31 Dec 1860 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
Cause of Death (Simplified) Under 5 years 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 and up
Respiratory TB 438 Show data context 124 Show data context 246 Show data context 574 Show data context 742 Show data context 1,291 Show data context 867 Show data context 495 Show data context 273 Show data context 101 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other TB 939 Show data context 116 Show data context 71 Show data context 61 Show data context 53 Show data context 43 Show data context 37 Show data context 21 Show data context 28 Show data context 11 Show data context 4 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 586 Show data context 364 Show data context 275 Show data context 277 Show data context 208 Show data context 275 Show data context 192 Show data context 162 Show data context 149 Show data context 138 Show data context 57 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 658 Show data context 304 Show data context 59 Show data context 23 Show data context 6 Show data context 10 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,119 Show data context 34 Show data context 23 Show data context 18 Show data context 20 Show data context 46 Show data context 44 Show data context 68 Show data context 100 Show data context 183 Show data context 204 Show data context
Smallpox 375 Show data context 49 Show data context 27 Show data context 31 Show data context 30 Show data context 36 Show data context 17 Show data context 24 Show data context 13 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
Whooping Cough 929 Show data context 28 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 634 Show data context 54 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 106 Show data context 40 Show data context 13 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 2,617 Show data context 109 Show data context 44 Show data context 56 Show data context 74 Show data context 149 Show data context 203 Show data context 277 Show data context 440 Show data context 625 Show data context 436 Show data context
Cancer 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 32 Show data context 113 Show data context 177 Show data context 205 Show data context 167 Show data context 62 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 24 Show data context 74 Show data context 154 Show data context 130 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 269 Show data context 139 Show data context 93 Show data context 72 Show data context 81 Show data context 117 Show data context 126 Show data context 110 Show data context 108 Show data context 88 Show data context 79 Show data context
Other 10,332 Show data context 416 Show data context 247 Show data context 340 Show data context 309 Show data context 750 Show data context 968 Show data context 1,287 Show data context 2,169 Show data context 3,586 Show data context 4,696 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1861 to 31 Dec 1870 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
Cause of Death (Simplified) Under 5 years 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 and up
Respiratory TB 401 Show data context 112 Show data context 197 Show data context 569 Show data context 767 Show data context 1,256 Show data context 908 Show data context 532 Show data context 298 Show data context 86 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other TB 1,142 Show data context 142 Show data context 64 Show data context 49 Show data context 34 Show data context 46 Show data context 28 Show data context 25 Show data context 22 Show data context 18 Show data context 5 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 439 Show data context 265 Show data context 186 Show data context 200 Show data context 148 Show data context 194 Show data context 145 Show data context 110 Show data context 117 Show data context 112 Show data context 63 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,341 Show data context 578 Show data context 151 Show data context 38 Show data context 16 Show data context 22 Show data context 10 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,600 Show data context 18 Show data context 8 Show data context 11 Show data context 12 Show data context 29 Show data context 29 Show data context 38 Show data context 77 Show data context 153 Show data context 168 Show data context
Smallpox 266 Show data context 44 Show data context 8 Show data context 20 Show data context 23 Show data context 27 Show data context 23 Show data context 18 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
Whooping Cough 881 Show data context 22 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 1,063 Show data context 68 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 253 Show data context 108 Show data context 32 Show data context 9 Show data context 10 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 3,323 Show data context 132 Show data context 48 Show data context 63 Show data context 78 Show data context 211 Show data context 220 Show data context 317 Show data context 624 Show data context 871 Show data context 736 Show data context
Cancer 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 41 Show data context 117 Show data context 206 Show data context 285 Show data context 216 Show data context 70 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 24 Show data context 57 Show data context 139 Show data context 119 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 273 Show data context 97 Show data context 84 Show data context 91 Show data context 66 Show data context 127 Show data context 142 Show data context 150 Show data context 156 Show data context 107 Show data context 62 Show data context
Other 10,090 Show data context 440 Show data context 277 Show data context 322 Show data context 326 Show data context 702 Show data context 956 Show data context 1,357 Show data context 2,289 Show data context 3,716 Show data context 4,574 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1871 to 31 Dec 1880 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
Cause of Death (Simplified) Under 5 years 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 and up
Respiratory TB 334 Show data context 79 Show data context 160 Show data context 507 Show data context 677 Show data context 1,171 Show data context 900 Show data context 561 Show data context 343 Show data context 131 Show data context 13 Show data context
Other TB 1,242 Show data context 146 Show data context 66 Show data context 51 Show data context 43 Show data context 40 Show data context 17 Show data context 18 Show data context 17 Show data context 18 Show data context 2 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 210 Show data context 171 Show data context 142 Show data context 150 Show data context 113 Show data context 153 Show data context 93 Show data context 66 Show data context 69 Show data context 50 Show data context 20 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 697 Show data context 249 Show data context 62 Show data context 27 Show data context 4 Show data context 19 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,872 Show data context 21 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 5 Show data context 22 Show data context 23 Show data context 46 Show data context 66 Show data context 166 Show data context 211 Show data context
Smallpox 179 Show data context 143 Show data context 47 Show data context 40 Show data context 46 Show data context 53 Show data context 39 Show data context 28 Show data context 13 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
Whooping Cough 999 Show data context 37 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 796 Show data context 62 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 96 Show data context 47 Show data context 15 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 3,884 Show data context 120 Show data context 57 Show data context 60 Show data context 70 Show data context 178 Show data context 298 Show data context 454 Show data context 717 Show data context 1,276 Show data context 1,086 Show data context
Cancer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 42 Show data context 158 Show data context 273 Show data context 417 Show data context 352 Show data context 136 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 19 Show data context 77 Show data context 157 Show data context 127 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 294 Show data context 114 Show data context 99 Show data context 82 Show data context 77 Show data context 164 Show data context 167 Show data context 178 Show data context 174 Show data context 144 Show data context 95 Show data context
Other 9,253 Show data context 412 Show data context 291 Show data context 343 Show data context 303 Show data context 765 Show data context 1,106 Show data context 1,482 Show data context 2,551 Show data context 4,107 Show data context 5,221 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1881 to 31 Dec 1890 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
Cause of Death (Simplified) Under 5 years 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 and up
Respiratory TB 264 Show data context 84 Show data context 144 Show data context 412 Show data context 525 Show data context 994 Show data context 790 Show data context 488 Show data context 281 Show data context 133 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other TB 1,213 Show data context 185 Show data context 106 Show data context 82 Show data context 44 Show data context 55 Show data context 30 Show data context 18 Show data context 10 Show data context 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 51 Show data context 81 Show data context 87 Show data context 107 Show data context 58 Show data context 80 Show data context 58 Show data context 31 Show data context 18 Show data context 12 Show data context 4 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 481 Show data context 190 Show data context 51 Show data context 19 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,266 Show data context 11 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 14 Show data context 18 Show data context 20 Show data context 47 Show data context 120 Show data context 146 Show data context
Smallpox 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 6 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,104 Show data context 29 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Measles 958 Show data context 93 Show data context 12 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 169 Show data context 114 Show data context 42 Show data context 11 Show data context 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 4,227 Show data context 251 Show data context 50 Show data context 57 Show data context 90 Show data context 191 Show data context 301 Show data context 380 Show data context 719 Show data context 1,159 Show data context 1,158 Show data context
Cancer 7 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 8 Show data context 57 Show data context 159 Show data context 393 Show data context 564 Show data context 515 Show data context 180 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 21 Show data context 73 Show data context 176 Show data context 154 Show data context 8 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 293 Show data context 108 Show data context 82 Show data context 99 Show data context 78 Show data context 161 Show data context 152 Show data context 172 Show data context 184 Show data context 185 Show data context 111 Show data context
Other 8,308 Show data context 391 Show data context 365 Show data context 356 Show data context 367 Show data context 794 Show data context 1,153 Show data context 1,580 Show data context 2,709 Show data context 4,494 Show data context 5,437 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1891 to 31 Dec 1900 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
Cause of Death (Simplified) Under 5 years 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 and up
Respiratory TB 151 Show data context 71 Show data context 134 Show data context 398 Show data context 533 Show data context 955 Show data context 719 Show data context 446 Show data context 323 Show data context 115 Show data context 14 Show data context
Other TB 943 Show data context 151 Show data context 108 Show data context 85 Show data context 64 Show data context 88 Show data context 54 Show data context 30 Show data context 20 Show data context 14 Show data context 4 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 24 Show data context 40 Show data context 49 Show data context 58 Show data context 71 Show data context 88 Show data context 45 Show data context 29 Show data context 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 265 Show data context 115 Show data context 21 Show data context 11 Show data context 11 Show data context 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,458 Show data context 12 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 15 Show data context 27 Show data context 61 Show data context 114 Show data context
Smallpox 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,034 Show data context 32 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Measles 1,098 Show data context 70 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 215 Show data context 162 Show data context 34 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 3,728 Show data context 181 Show data context 38 Show data context 67 Show data context 51 Show data context 187 Show data context 262 Show data context 422 Show data context 731 Show data context 1,264 Show data context 1,331 Show data context
Cancer 10 Show data context 7 Show data context 8 Show data context 9 Show data context 11 Show data context 54 Show data context 204 Show data context 492 Show data context 711 Show data context 805 Show data context 321 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 15 Show data context 64 Show data context 216 Show data context 135 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 327 Show data context 89 Show data context 67 Show data context 86 Show data context 89 Show data context 167 Show data context 167 Show data context 198 Show data context 189 Show data context 158 Show data context 143 Show data context
Other 8,851 Show data context 338 Show data context 341 Show data context 422 Show data context 374 Show data context 802 Show data context 1,156 Show data context 1,798 Show data context 3,007 Show data context 4,990 Show data context 6,067 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1901 to 31 Dec 1910 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
Cause of Death (Simplified) Under 5 years 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 and up
Respiratory TB 82 Show data context 48 Show data context 97 Show data context 386 Show data context 529 Show data context 961 Show data context 671 Show data context 468 Show data context 267 Show data context 110 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other TB 550 Show data context 168 Show data context 127 Show data context 107 Show data context 80 Show data context 138 Show data context 74 Show data context 50 Show data context 20 Show data context 15 Show data context 5 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 5 Show data context 16 Show data context 17 Show data context 37 Show data context 32 Show data context 57 Show data context 28 Show data context 12 Show data context 9 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 122 Show data context 114 Show data context 28 Show data context 11 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 853 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 10 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 28 Show data context 43 Show data context 86 Show data context
Smallpox 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 742 Show data context 17 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 454 Show data context 38 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 214 Show data context 101 Show data context 21 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 2,362 Show data context 113 Show data context 48 Show data context 67 Show data context 71 Show data context 194 Show data context 267 Show data context 377 Show data context 658 Show data context 1,258 Show data context 1,531 Show data context
Cancer 10 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 17 Show data context 67 Show data context 269 Show data context 600 Show data context 1,028 Show data context 1,051 Show data context 508 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 13 Show data context 59 Show data context 118 Show data context 104 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 308 Show data context 82 Show data context 43 Show data context 83 Show data context 72 Show data context 162 Show data context 225 Show data context 213 Show data context 209 Show data context 174 Show data context 154 Show data context
Other 6,763 Show data context 374 Show data context 325 Show data context 365 Show data context 312 Show data context 748 Show data context 1,175 Show data context 1,745 Show data context 2,927 Show data context 4,961 Show data context 6,518 Show data context
Date: Source:
1851 - 1910 Registrar General, Decennial Supplement (HM Stationery Office) ,

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The Registrar General's Decennial Supplements provided extremely detailed information on causes of death between 1851-60 and 1901-10, but unfortunately used five different classifications of cause of death to cover those six decades. Graham Mooney, of Johns Hopkins University, has therefore defined a simplified cause of death classification to which we have converted the original data. Inevitably, many causes have had to be grouped into an enlarged 'other' category, but we are still able to consistently...


identify the main epidemic diseases. In order to include all decades, we ignore gender and combine the age groups 75 to 84 and 85 upwards, even where the original report separated them.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Northamptonshire RegC through time | Life and Death Statistics | Decennial Cause of Death by Age, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10024936/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 25th January 2022