Provides files to download data as it existed for this dataset on previous dates.

Statistics are most often revised for 1 of 2 reasons:

  1. For certain statistics initial estimates are released with the expectation that these may be revised and updated as further data becomes available.
  2. Revisions may also be made when methods or systems are changed.

These types of planned revisions should not be confused with errors in released statistics, which are genuine mistakes. Such mistakes occur rarely and, when they do happen, corrections are made in a timely manner, announced and clearly explained to users in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (Principle 2, Practice 7).

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Previous versions

Superseded files Reason for update Date superseded
xls (341.0 kB) Scheduled update/revision 20 July 2016 14:56

Important notes and usage information

Death statistics are compiled from information supplied when deaths are certified and registered as part of civil registration, a legal requirement.

Figures represent the number of deaths registered in the calendar year.

Figures represent deaths which occurred in England and Wales, these include the deaths of individuals whose usual residence was outside England and Wales.

Prior to the 2017 data year the persons standardised mortality ratios (SMRs) in these tables have been incorrectly calculated. The impact of this change is minimal and does not affect the male and female SMRs. The calculation has been corrected for the 2017 data year onwards. Based on 2017 data, the SMRs for 16.7% of areas changed by 1 while other areas did not change.

Our User guide to mortality statistics provides information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to deaths.