Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly — Current theme: Life and Death

This theme covers births, marriages and deaths, including changing causes of death. Unlike most of our themes, it is based not on the Census but on the closely related system for registering births, marriages and deaths, established in 1837.

In this first version of the system, the main emphasis is on infant mortality, the number of children dying before their first birthday as a proportion of all births.

We hold these detailed statistics for Cornwall, which we graph and tabulate here:

Available datasets Period covered Variables
(number of categories)
Infant Deaths 1861 to 1971 Infant Deaths (4)
Total Births 1861 to 1971 Total Live Births (1)
Total Deaths 1861 to 1971 Total Deaths (3)

Read more about how we hold statistics here.