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 324 Show data context 123 Show data context 111 Show data context 328 Show data context 565 Show data context 1,272 Show data context 1,163 Show data context 708 Show data context 339 Show data context 85 Show data context 16 Show data context
Other TB 1,897 Show data context 156 Show data context 50 Show data context 28 Show data context 20 Show data context 39 Show data context 20 Show data context 12 Show data context 9 Show data context 7 Show data context 2 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 308 Show data context 189 Show data context 95 Show data context 94 Show data context 75 Show data context 126 Show data context 84 Show data context 81 Show data context 80 Show data context 63 Show data context 37 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,130 Show data context 485 Show data context 83 Show data context 19 Show data context 12 Show data context 21 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,371 Show data context 46 Show data context 23 Show data context 17 Show data context 27 Show data context 69 Show data context 65 Show data context 58 Show data context 93 Show data context 101 Show data context 63 Show data context
Smallpox 246 Show data context 39 Show data context 9 Show data context 4 Show data context 10 Show data context 20 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,490 Show data context 73 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 895 Show data context 71 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 107 Show data context 26 Show data context 13 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
Lungs 3,318 Show data context 110 Show data context 36 Show data context 48 Show data context 77 Show data context 232 Show data context 379 Show data context 622 Show data context 914 Show data context 960 Show data context 582 Show data context
Cancer 7 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 46 Show data context 156 Show data context 211 Show data context 223 Show data context 143 Show data context 58 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 13 Show data context 54 Show data context 151 Show data context 76 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 475 Show data context 80 Show data context 49 Show data context 50 Show data context 63 Show data context 140 Show data context 169 Show data context 125 Show data context 120 Show data context 74 Show data context 65 Show data context
Other 5,716 Show data context 349 Show data context 211 Show data context 218 Show data context 259 Show data context 732 Show data context 1,129 Show data context 1,433 Show data context 1,906 Show data context 2,380 Show data context 2,207 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 449 Show data context 147 Show data context 123 Show data context 376 Show data context 635 Show data context 1,529 Show data context 1,459 Show data context 1,012 Show data context 437 Show data context 121 Show data context 22 Show data context
Other TB 1,965 Show data context 144 Show data context 46 Show data context 26 Show data context 23 Show data context 35 Show data context 15 Show data context 18 Show data context 16 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 298 Show data context 134 Show data context 85 Show data context 76 Show data context 78 Show data context 143 Show data context 109 Show data context 101 Show data context 71 Show data context 60 Show data context 38 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1,591 Show data context 615 Show data context 118 Show data context 28 Show data context 28 Show data context 34 Show data context 14 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,830 Show data context 25 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 12 Show data context 34 Show data context 38 Show data context 53 Show data context 69 Show data context 74 Show data context 55 Show data context
Smallpox 202 Show data context 29 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 18 Show data context 26 Show data context 14 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,760 Show data context 50 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 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 1,019 Show data context 49 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 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 333 Show data context 92 Show data context 12 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 11 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 4,127 Show data context 144 Show data context 40 Show data context 56 Show data context 81 Show data context 221 Show data context 400 Show data context 708 Show data context 1,166 Show data context 1,380 Show data context 812 Show data context
Cancer 9 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 51 Show data context 166 Show data context 278 Show data context 302 Show data context 198 Show data context 67 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 8 Show data context 58 Show data context 158 Show data context 112 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 688 Show data context 108 Show data context 66 Show data context 54 Show data context 93 Show data context 198 Show data context 222 Show data context 210 Show data context 154 Show data context 115 Show data context 82 Show data context
Other 7,106 Show data context 390 Show data context 246 Show data context 242 Show data context 307 Show data context 809 Show data context 1,255 Show data context 1,684 Show data context 2,108 Show data context 2,596 Show data context 2,761 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 253 Show data context 75 Show data context 104 Show data context 367 Show data context 641 Show data context 1,668 Show data context 1,576 Show data context 1,018 Show data context 512 Show data context 136 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other TB 2,045 Show data context 166 Show data context 60 Show data context 26 Show data context 14 Show data context 37 Show data context 16 Show data context 12 Show data context 10 Show data context 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 116 Show data context 85 Show data context 64 Show data context 75 Show data context 63 Show data context 95 Show data context 69 Show data context 56 Show data context 33 Show data context 20 Show data context 4 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 766 Show data context 268 Show data context 40 Show data context 10 Show data context 8 Show data context 16 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,917 Show data context 12 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 8 Show data context 10 Show data context 17 Show data context 27 Show data context 30 Show data context 57 Show data context 52 Show data context
Smallpox 273 Show data context 85 Show data context 18 Show data context 37 Show data context 49 Show data context 69 Show data context 40 Show data context 21 Show data context 16 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,968 Show data context 71 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 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 1,052 Show data context 60 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 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 206 Show data context 100 Show data context 5 Show data context 9 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
Lungs 4,805 Show data context 154 Show data context 43 Show data context 60 Show data context 102 Show data context 300 Show data context 518 Show data context 859 Show data context 1,313 Show data context 1,607 Show data context 986 Show data context
Cancer 7 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 10 Show data context 59 Show data context 257 Show data context 378 Show data context 424 Show data context 294 Show data context 91 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 18 Show data context 56 Show data context 173 Show data context 94 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 787 Show data context 91 Show data context 44 Show data context 51 Show data context 94 Show data context 214 Show data context 227 Show data context 222 Show data context 195 Show data context 161 Show data context 114 Show data context
Other 6,875 Show data context 427 Show data context 253 Show data context 341 Show data context 351 Show data context 1,061 Show data context 1,489 Show data context 2,030 Show data context 2,488 Show data context 2,935 Show data context 2,695 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 184 Show data context 62 Show data context 68 Show data context 236 Show data context 452 Show data context 1,537 Show data context 1,621 Show data context 995 Show data context 493 Show data context 114 Show data context 13 Show data context
Other TB 1,815 Show data context 168 Show data context 70 Show data context 54 Show data context 36 Show data context 51 Show data context 43 Show data context 24 Show data context 8 Show data context 12 Show data context 5 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 47 Show data context 40 Show data context 65 Show data context 65 Show data context 86 Show data context 113 Show data context 68 Show data context 36 Show data context 17 Show data context 11 Show data context 2 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 247 Show data context 111 Show data context 28 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 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 1,535 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 7 Show data context 14 Show data context 20 Show data context 21 Show data context 32 Show data context 63 Show data context
Smallpox 14 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 11 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,544 Show data context 60 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
Measles 1,229 Show data context 98 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 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
Diptheria 429 Show data context 142 Show data context 16 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 10 Show data context 9 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 4,306 Show data context 199 Show data context 30 Show data context 55 Show data context 87 Show data context 342 Show data context 531 Show data context 838 Show data context 1,209 Show data context 1,425 Show data context 946 Show data context
Cancer 15 Show data context 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 10 Show data context 12 Show data context 76 Show data context 258 Show data context 500 Show data context 617 Show data context 377 Show data context 133 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 6 Show data context 83 Show data context 156 Show data context 96 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 698 Show data context 119 Show data context 36 Show data context 56 Show data context 87 Show data context 212 Show data context 245 Show data context 206 Show data context 193 Show data context 135 Show data context 100 Show data context
Other 6,760 Show data context 360 Show data context 290 Show data context 343 Show data context 376 Show data context 1,095 Show data context 1,636 Show data context 2,105 Show data context 2,604 Show data context 3,067 Show data context 2,851 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 138 Show data context 47 Show data context 59 Show data context 210 Show data context 425 Show data context 1,240 Show data context 1,486 Show data context 1,040 Show data context 527 Show data context 106 Show data context 16 Show data context
Other TB 1,358 Show data context 163 Show data context 71 Show data context 55 Show data context 43 Show data context 73 Show data context 48 Show data context 31 Show data context 19 Show data context 15 Show data context 4 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 9 Show data context 21 Show data context 23 Show data context 41 Show data context 57 Show data context 82 Show data context 45 Show data context 25 Show data context 13 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 63 Show data context 31 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 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
Gastro-intestinal 1,702 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 6 Show data context 7 Show data context 15 Show data context 21 Show data context 32 Show data context 38 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,181 Show data context 37 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 1,246 Show data context 71 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 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 0 Show data context
Diptheria 512 Show data context 145 Show data context 19 Show data context 14 Show data context 4 Show data context 9 Show data context 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 3,800 Show data context 137 Show data context 25 Show data context 53 Show data context 94 Show data context 339 Show data context 610 Show data context 895 Show data context 1,326 Show data context 1,441 Show data context 966 Show data context
Cancer 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 14 Show data context 23 Show data context 106 Show data context 318 Show data context 571 Show data context 698 Show data context 557 Show data context 213 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 7 Show data context 72 Show data context 154 Show data context 78 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 716 Show data context 118 Show data context 50 Show data context 64 Show data context 94 Show data context 225 Show data context 272 Show data context 283 Show data context 223 Show data context 185 Show data context 118 Show data context
Other 6,614 Show data context 284 Show data context 277 Show data context 365 Show data context 432 Show data context 1,025 Show data context 1,745 Show data context 2,185 Show data context 2,586 Show data context 2,780 Show data context 2,684 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 124 Show data context 32 Show data context 31 Show data context 156 Show data context 242 Show data context 811 Show data context 1,087 Show data context 936 Show data context 476 Show data context 164 Show data context 34 Show data context
Other TB 654 Show data context 130 Show data context 57 Show data context 52 Show data context 58 Show data context 74 Show data context 57 Show data context 46 Show data context 27 Show data context 21 Show data context 10 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 11 Show data context 15 Show data context 26 Show data context 26 Show data context 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 4 Show data context 6 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 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 916 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 7 Show data context 11 Show data context 7 Show data context 10 Show data context 17 Show data context 20 Show data context
Smallpox 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 716 Show data context 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
Measles 978 Show data context 49 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 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 125 Show data context 37 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 2,474 Show data context 100 Show data context 30 Show data context 45 Show data context 77 Show data context 252 Show data context 468 Show data context 591 Show data context 928 Show data context 1,212 Show data context 1,128 Show data context
Cancer 11 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 22 Show data context 21 Show data context 112 Show data context 271 Show data context 659 Show data context 855 Show data context 664 Show data context 311 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 9 Show data context 31 Show data context 94 Show data context 51 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 503 Show data context 101 Show data context 39 Show data context 55 Show data context 72 Show data context 191 Show data context 201 Show data context 245 Show data context 188 Show data context 141 Show data context 101 Show data context
Other 4,625 Show data context 240 Show data context 266 Show data context 282 Show data context 340 Show data context 884 Show data context 1,479 Show data context 2,044 Show data context 2,447 Show data context 2,812 Show data context 2,682 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, St Pancras PLPar/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/10093351/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 28th January 2022