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 317 Show data context 210 Show data context 271 Show data context 819 Show data context 1,198 Show data context 1,982 Show data context 1,354 Show data context 835 Show data context 442 Show data context 176 Show data context 27 Show data context
Other TB 2,663 Show data context 288 Show data context 97 Show data context 72 Show data context 41 Show data context 66 Show data context 28 Show data context 24 Show data context 23 Show data context 17 Show data context 5 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 513 Show data context 334 Show data context 230 Show data context 244 Show data context 223 Show data context 300 Show data context 199 Show data context 172 Show data context 188 Show data context 131 Show data context 52 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 2,312 Show data context 826 Show data context 153 Show data context 43 Show data context 21 Show data context 16 Show data context 9 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,109 Show data context 145 Show data context 66 Show data context 87 Show data context 132 Show data context 331 Show data context 371 Show data context 353 Show data context 347 Show data context 361 Show data context 308 Show data context
Smallpox 476 Show data context 80 Show data context 22 Show data context 24 Show data context 43 Show data context 33 Show data context 30 Show data context 22 Show data context 10 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,401 Show data context 64 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 938 Show data context 82 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 119 Show data context 52 Show data context 17 Show data context 7 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 3,941 Show data context 201 Show data context 66 Show data context 74 Show data context 99 Show data context 256 Show data context 331 Show data context 552 Show data context 774 Show data context 963 Show data context 793 Show data context
Cancer 9 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 8 Show data context 60 Show data context 129 Show data context 235 Show data context 274 Show data context 245 Show data context 101 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 26 Show data context 93 Show data context 226 Show data context 178 Show data context 13 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 431 Show data context 201 Show data context 181 Show data context 281 Show data context 249 Show data context 349 Show data context 312 Show data context 272 Show data context 211 Show data context 156 Show data context 124 Show data context
Other 12,888 Show data context 779 Show data context 449 Show data context 444 Show data context 576 Show data context 1,248 Show data context 1,628 Show data context 2,171 Show data context 2,953 Show data context 4,492 Show data context 6,121 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 389 Show data context 222 Show data context 372 Show data context 979 Show data context 1,316 Show data context 2,418 Show data context 1,574 Show data context 1,056 Show data context 590 Show data context 165 Show data context 22 Show data context
Other TB 3,665 Show data context 289 Show data context 115 Show data context 80 Show data context 57 Show data context 68 Show data context 33 Show data context 32 Show data context 21 Show data context 15 Show data context 5 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 649 Show data context 444 Show data context 295 Show data context 311 Show data context 316 Show data context 453 Show data context 349 Show data context 316 Show data context 279 Show data context 160 Show data context 57 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 3,285 Show data context 1,365 Show data context 224 Show data context 65 Show data context 33 Show data context 33 Show data context 10 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,857 Show data context 65 Show data context 29 Show data context 25 Show data context 28 Show data context 100 Show data context 111 Show data context 135 Show data context 166 Show data context 245 Show data context 273 Show data context
Smallpox 411 Show data context 74 Show data context 25 Show data context 36 Show data context 45 Show data context 81 Show data context 51 Show data context 29 Show data context 24 Show data context 8 Show data context 2 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,790 Show data context 85 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 1,197 Show data context 115 Show data context 12 Show data context 7 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 466 Show data context 166 Show data context 52 Show data context 19 Show data context 10 Show data context 20 Show data context 10 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 4,917 Show data context 220 Show data context 77 Show data context 109 Show data context 123 Show data context 309 Show data context 442 Show data context 659 Show data context 1,116 Show data context 1,253 Show data context 1,056 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 63 Show data context 153 Show data context 330 Show data context 368 Show data context 268 Show data context 143 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 30 Show data context 130 Show data context 272 Show data context 210 Show data context 14 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 491 Show data context 191 Show data context 283 Show data context 334 Show data context 311 Show data context 506 Show data context 421 Show data context 331 Show data context 321 Show data context 195 Show data context 123 Show data context
Other 15,725 Show data context 815 Show data context 449 Show data context 534 Show data context 566 Show data context 1,424 Show data context 1,917 Show data context 2,554 Show data context 3,545 Show data context 5,043 Show data context 6,260 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 351 Show data context 223 Show data context 402 Show data context 989 Show data context 1,353 Show data context 2,426 Show data context 1,713 Show data context 1,069 Show data context 598 Show data context 188 Show data context 22 Show data context
Other TB 3,828 Show data context 348 Show data context 149 Show data context 95 Show data context 49 Show data context 65 Show data context 31 Show data context 33 Show data context 20 Show data context 16 Show data context 5 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 457 Show data context 328 Show data context 231 Show data context 238 Show data context 223 Show data context 291 Show data context 194 Show data context 163 Show data context 128 Show data context 102 Show data context 35 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 3,009 Show data context 1,270 Show data context 256 Show data context 70 Show data context 28 Show data context 36 Show data context 15 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 3,514 Show data context 48 Show data context 13 Show data context 12 Show data context 15 Show data context 58 Show data context 54 Show data context 79 Show data context 126 Show data context 218 Show data context 249 Show data context
Smallpox 445 Show data context 224 Show data context 79 Show data context 104 Show data context 164 Show data context 228 Show data context 149 Show data context 75 Show data context 39 Show data context 23 Show data context 5 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,906 Show data context 81 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 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
Measles 1,035 Show data context 81 Show data context 13 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 314 Show data context 123 Show data context 38 Show data context 13 Show data context 11 Show data context 12 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 5,982 Show data context 261 Show data context 88 Show data context 116 Show data context 172 Show data context 405 Show data context 609 Show data context 842 Show data context 1,252 Show data context 1,643 Show data context 1,174 Show data context
Cancer 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 7 Show data context 12 Show data context 79 Show data context 221 Show data context 412 Show data context 484 Show data context 400 Show data context 172 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 61 Show data context 184 Show data context 361 Show data context 245 Show data context 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 686 Show data context 177 Show data context 216 Show data context 223 Show data context 284 Show data context 526 Show data context 528 Show data context 431 Show data context 365 Show data context 239 Show data context 155 Show data context
Other 17,345 Show data context 836 Show data context 567 Show data context 610 Show data context 630 Show data context 1,561 Show data context 2,312 Show data context 3,140 Show data context 4,528 Show data context 5,878 Show data context 6,232 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 326 Show data context 291 Show data context 501 Show data context 1,138 Show data context 1,338 Show data context 2,484 Show data context 1,804 Show data context 1,153 Show data context 556 Show data context 193 Show data context 23 Show data context
Other TB 2,997 Show data context 492 Show data context 241 Show data context 131 Show data context 98 Show data context 123 Show data context 59 Show data context 39 Show data context 22 Show data context 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 130 Show data context 174 Show data context 159 Show data context 208 Show data context 182 Show data context 216 Show data context 153 Show data context 90 Show data context 71 Show data context 27 Show data context 10 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,031 Show data context 440 Show data context 103 Show data context 17 Show data context 10 Show data context 19 Show data context 9 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,688 Show data context 21 Show data context 13 Show data context 7 Show data context 12 Show data context 28 Show data context 42 Show data context 49 Show data context 98 Show data context 176 Show data context 173 Show data context
Smallpox 41 Show data context 27 Show data context 19 Show data context 25 Show data context 18 Show data context 48 Show data context 11 Show data context 23 Show data context 7 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,767 Show data context 83 Show data context 1 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
Measles 1,762 Show data context 166 Show data context 11 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 9 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 313 Show data context 131 Show data context 30 Show data context 18 Show data context 8 Show data context 12 Show data context 9 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 6,604 Show data context 428 Show data context 115 Show data context 163 Show data context 201 Show data context 548 Show data context 755 Show data context 1,016 Show data context 1,430 Show data context 1,726 Show data context 1,270 Show data context
Cancer 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 12 Show data context 13 Show data context 84 Show data context 296 Show data context 603 Show data context 778 Show data context 568 Show data context 241 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 39 Show data context 192 Show data context 375 Show data context 222 Show data context 11 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 639 Show data context 164 Show data context 151 Show data context 225 Show data context 215 Show data context 444 Show data context 471 Show data context 422 Show data context 362 Show data context 256 Show data context 150 Show data context
Other 17,142 Show data context 908 Show data context 650 Show data context 671 Show data context 718 Show data context 1,818 Show data context 2,752 Show data context 3,493 Show data context 4,999 Show data context 6,868 Show data context 6,794 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 337 Show data context 240 Show data context 426 Show data context 1,041 Show data context 1,238 Show data context 2,304 Show data context 1,826 Show data context 1,206 Show data context 635 Show data context 175 Show data context 18 Show data context
Other TB 3,076 Show data context 559 Show data context 276 Show data context 219 Show data context 170 Show data context 187 Show data context 110 Show data context 63 Show data context 46 Show data context 22 Show data context 5 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 92 Show data context 125 Show data context 134 Show data context 162 Show data context 174 Show data context 214 Show data context 120 Show data context 76 Show data context 30 Show data context 15 Show data context 6 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 508 Show data context 217 Show data context 61 Show data context 13 Show data context 8 Show data context 19 Show data context 12 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 3,288 Show data context 17 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 17 Show data context 18 Show data context 36 Show data context 57 Show data context 105 Show data context 125 Show data context
Smallpox 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 2,087 Show data context 73 Show data context 2 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 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 2,163 Show data context 140 Show data context 12 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 564 Show data context 208 Show data context 29 Show data context 15 Show data context 5 Show data context 13 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
Lungs 8,094 Show data context 396 Show data context 106 Show data context 172 Show data context 200 Show data context 488 Show data context 734 Show data context 1,020 Show data context 1,510 Show data context 1,808 Show data context 1,458 Show data context
Cancer 23 Show data context 12 Show data context 11 Show data context 16 Show data context 17 Show data context 140 Show data context 450 Show data context 909 Show data context 1,120 Show data context 920 Show data context 353 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 44 Show data context 205 Show data context 485 Show data context 262 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 947 Show data context 202 Show data context 172 Show data context 261 Show data context 287 Show data context 550 Show data context 545 Show data context 559 Show data context 436 Show data context 292 Show data context 175 Show data context
Other 20,673 Show data context 827 Show data context 643 Show data context 767 Show data context 839 Show data context 2,050 Show data context 3,074 Show data context 4,288 Show data context 5,811 Show data context 7,740 Show data context 7,335 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 372 Show data context 239 Show data context 318 Show data context 837 Show data context 1,014 Show data context 2,267 Show data context 1,805 Show data context 1,180 Show data context 649 Show data context 193 Show data context 23 Show data context
Other TB 2,629 Show data context 597 Show data context 313 Show data context 218 Show data context 170 Show data context 270 Show data context 199 Show data context 99 Show data context 65 Show data context 29 Show data context 7 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 30 Show data context 38 Show data context 58 Show data context 87 Show data context 87 Show data context 141 Show data context 79 Show data context 38 Show data context 29 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 503 Show data context 217 Show data context 47 Show data context 20 Show data context 7 Show data context 8 Show data context 10 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 3,796 Show data context 21 Show data context 9 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 9 Show data context 24 Show data context 29 Show data context 44 Show data context 79 Show data context 67 Show data context
Smallpox 11 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 24 Show data context 10 Show data context 13 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 2,171 Show data context 65 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 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
Measles 1,676 Show data context 99 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 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
Diptheria 731 Show data context 310 Show data context 49 Show data context 10 Show data context 8 Show data context 7 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
Lungs 7,874 Show data context 311 Show data context 98 Show data context 193 Show data context 233 Show data context 620 Show data context 787 Show data context 1,072 Show data context 1,499 Show data context 1,857 Show data context 1,428 Show data context
Cancer 22 Show data context 17 Show data context 18 Show data context 17 Show data context 37 Show data context 172 Show data context 616 Show data context 1,179 Show data context 1,570 Show data context 1,328 Show data context 519 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 30 Show data context 147 Show data context 382 Show data context 258 Show data context 8 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 848 Show data context 227 Show data context 160 Show data context 275 Show data context 301 Show data context 639 Show data context 597 Show data context 523 Show data context 442 Show data context 273 Show data context 174 Show data context
Other 20,894 Show data context 862 Show data context 665 Show data context 787 Show data context 753 Show data context 2,138 Show data context 3,369 Show data context 4,947 Show data context 7,038 Show data context 9,053 Show data context 8,031 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, Northumberland 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/10152872/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 17th January 2020