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 126 Show data context 31 Show data context 25 Show data context 90 Show data context 98 Show data context 142 Show data context 110 Show data context 119 Show data context 141 Show data context 104 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other TB 69 Show data context 15 Show data context 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 55 Show data context 27 Show data context 31 Show data context 44 Show data context 27 Show data context 18 Show data context 16 Show data context 14 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 176 Show data context 92 Show data context 33 Show data context 7 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 60 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
Smallpox 35 Show data context 13 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 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
Whooping Cough 144 Show data context 3 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 0 Show data context
Measles 62 Show data context 10 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 0 Show data context
Diptheria 10 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 199 Show data context 23 Show data context 7 Show data context 9 Show data context 9 Show data context 16 Show data context 19 Show data context 35 Show data context 66 Show data context 60 Show data context 18 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 13 Show data context 18 Show data context 14 Show data context 6 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 11 Show data context 16 Show data context 18 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 32 Show data context 14 Show data context 19 Show data context 20 Show data context 18 Show data context 42 Show data context 40 Show data context 33 Show data context 25 Show data context 27 Show data context 21 Show data context
Other 1,182 Show data context 60 Show data context 35 Show data context 36 Show data context 47 Show data context 60 Show data context 72 Show data context 115 Show data context 223 Show data context 404 Show data context 824 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 82 Show data context 22 Show data context 38 Show data context 83 Show data context 116 Show data context 165 Show data context 98 Show data context 131 Show data context 105 Show data context 68 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other TB 70 Show data context 9 Show data context 7 Show data context 9 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 41 Show data context 24 Show data context 14 Show data context 27 Show data context 19 Show data context 16 Show data context 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 8 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 160 Show data context 89 Show data context 15 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 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
Gastro-intestinal 53 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context
Smallpox 10 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 141 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 0 Show data context
Measles 98 Show data context 19 Show data context 2 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
Diptheria 16 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 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 0 Show data context
Lungs 202 Show data context 13 Show data context 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 12 Show data context 19 Show data context 28 Show data context 35 Show data context 56 Show data context 72 Show data context 39 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 13 Show data context 13 Show data context 22 Show data context 15 Show data context 9 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 8 Show data context 13 Show data context 15 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 27 Show data context 9 Show data context 13 Show data context 25 Show data context 26 Show data context 33 Show data context 28 Show data context 18 Show data context 13 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 1,578 Show data context 52 Show data context 35 Show data context 35 Show data context 40 Show data context 62 Show data context 94 Show data context 129 Show data context 234 Show data context 472 Show data context 745 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 71 Show data context 16 Show data context 26 Show data context 72 Show data context 103 Show data context 125 Show data context 88 Show data context 94 Show data context 93 Show data context 38 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other TB 53 Show data context 12 Show data context 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 14 Show data context 19 Show data context 15 Show data context 18 Show data context 14 Show data context 14 Show data context 9 Show data context 11 Show data context 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 75 Show data context 45 Show data context 17 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 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
Gastro-intestinal 58 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 6 Show data context 10 Show data context 12 Show data context
Smallpox 34 Show data context 12 Show data context 11 Show data context 17 Show data context 12 Show data context 18 Show data context 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 92 Show data context 3 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 0 Show data context
Measles 22 Show data context 3 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 0 Show data context
Diptheria 7 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 256 Show data context 13 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 8 Show data context 20 Show data context 29 Show data context 62 Show data context 102 Show data context 143 Show data context 95 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 24 Show data context 31 Show data context 32 Show data context 11 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 7 Show data context 8 Show data context 16 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 28 Show data context 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 19 Show data context 10 Show data context 27 Show data context 23 Show data context 18 Show data context 7 Show data context 11 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 1,223 Show data context 52 Show data context 30 Show data context 27 Show data context 18 Show data context 69 Show data context 88 Show data context 135 Show data context 238 Show data context 508 Show data context 817 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 72 Show data context 5 Show data context 24 Show data context 58 Show data context 78 Show data context 92 Show data context 65 Show data context 74 Show data context 48 Show data context 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other TB 90 Show data context 11 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 10 Show data context 7 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 24 Show data context 22 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 68 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context
Smallpox 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 97 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 43 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 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 0 Show data context
Diptheria 3 Show data context 9 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 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
Lungs 295 Show data context 14 Show data context 5 Show data context 9 Show data context 5 Show data context 18 Show data context 24 Show data context 51 Show data context 95 Show data context 133 Show data context 98 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 9 Show data context 30 Show data context 36 Show data context 50 Show data context 18 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 7 Show data context 16 Show data context 8 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 19 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 15 Show data context 7 Show data context 10 Show data context 9 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 862 Show data context 31 Show data context 20 Show data context 41 Show data context 32 Show data context 54 Show data context 87 Show data context 108 Show data context 240 Show data context 437 Show data context 771 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 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 25 Show data context 46 Show data context 77 Show data context 40 Show data context 49 Show data context 42 Show data context 20 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other TB 66 Show data context 11 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 7 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 10 Show data context 1 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 15 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 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 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 55 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 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 6 Show data context 8 Show data context
Smallpox 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 84 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 43 Show data context 6 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 0 Show data context
Diptheria 16 Show data context 17 Show data context 6 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 0 Show data context
Lungs 252 Show data context 11 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 8 Show data context 12 Show data context 14 Show data context 37 Show data context 66 Show data context 109 Show data context 97 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 16 Show data context 43 Show data context 70 Show data context 76 Show data context 31 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 7 Show data context 13 Show data context 18 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 17 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 14 Show data context 24 Show data context 29 Show data context 26 Show data context 10 Show data context 19 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 711 Show data context 21 Show data context 21 Show data context 30 Show data context 23 Show data context 55 Show data context 68 Show data context 112 Show data context 229 Show data context 468 Show data context 632 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 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 17 Show data context 31 Show data context 58 Show data context 56 Show data context 40 Show data context 34 Show data context 17 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other TB 33 Show data context 11 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 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 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 27 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 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
Smallpox 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 47 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 19 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 20 Show data context 9 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 0 Show data context
Lungs 141 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 15 Show data context 18 Show data context 51 Show data context 76 Show data context 96 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 17 Show data context 29 Show data context 78 Show data context 80 Show data context 44 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 12 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 14 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 11 Show data context 12 Show data context 10 Show data context 8 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 400 Show data context 10 Show data context 17 Show data context 18 Show data context 16 Show data context 31 Show data context 51 Show data context 107 Show data context 208 Show data context 385 Show data context 615 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.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Helston PLU/RegD 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/10154893/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 31st January 2023