Theme : Life & Death

Themes are used in the Vision of Britain system to organise all our statistical data into a small number of broad categories, often identified by icons on the web site.

Life & Death
Theme (T)
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.

Theme " Life & Death " is contained within:

The Database, which everything else is contained within:

Entity ID Entity Name
DB VoB Database

Theme " Life & Death " contains:

Rates, for mapping and for comparing areas :

Entity ID Entity Name
R_STD_MORT_RATIO Standardised Mortality Ratio
R_INF_MORT Infant Mortality Rate
R_PERI_MORT Perinatal Mortality Rate
R_FERTILITY Fertility Rate
R_ILLEGITIMATE Illegitimacy Rate

Dataset Groups, bringing together related datasets :

Entity ID Entity Name
NG_CoD Cause of Death Statistics

Datasets or nCubes, containing the actual data :

Entity ID Entity Name
N_BIRTH_TOT Total Births
N_BIRTH_SEX Births by sex
N_BIRTH_SEX_LEGIT Births by legitimacy & sex
N_BIRTH_LEGIT Births by legitimacy
N_MARRIAGE_TOT Total Marriages
N_DEATH_TOT Total Deaths
N_DEATH_SEX Deaths by sex
N_INF_DEATHS Infant Deaths
N_PERINATAL Perinatal Deaths
N_AGEMORT_2001 Mortality by Age & Sex

Variable Groups, bringing together related variables :

Entity ID Entity Name
VG_CoD Cause of Death

Variables, defining what data was gathered for :

Entity ID Entity Name
V_BIRTHS Total Live Births
V_LEGIT Legitimacy
V_TOT_MARRIAGES Total Marriages
V_TOT_DEATHS Total Deaths
V_INF_DEATHS Infant Deaths
V_PERINATAL Perinatal mortality