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Cyswllt:
Vasita Patel
Dyddiad y datganiad:
30 November 2018
Cyhoeddiad nesaf:
October to November 2019 (provisional)

About this Dataset

Annual data on UK death registrations. Summary tables including age-standardised mortality rates.

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Main points from latest release

  • In 2017, the age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) for the UK, which adjusts for changes in the population size and age-structure, was 982.0 deaths per 100,000 population.

  • In 2017, the ASMR for England was 958.8 deaths per 100,000 population, compared with 1,035.6 in Wales, 1,142.9 in Scotland and 1,036.9 in Northern Ireland.

  • The North East had the highest ASMR among the regions of England in 2017, with 1,090.1 deaths per 100,000 population.

  • London had the lowest ASMR among the regions of England in 2017, with 856.6 deaths per 100,000 population.

  • The local authority in England with the highest ASMR was the City of Kingston upon Hull (1,345.8 deaths per 100,000 population) while the City of London had the lowest (528.6 deaths per 100,000 population).

  • In Wales, Blaenau Gwent had the highest ASMR (1,272.2 deaths per 100,000 population) while Ceredigion had the lowest (846.9 deaths per 100,000 population).

  • In Scotland, Glasgow City had the highest ASMR (1,418.5 deaths per 100,000 population) while Stirling had the lowest (923.3 deaths per 100,000 population).

  • In Northern Ireland, Belfast had the highest ASMR (1,141.7 deaths per 100,000 population) while Lisburn and Castlereagh had the lowest (969.6 deaths per 100,000 population).

  • The substantial variation in mortality rates between different local areas reflects underlying differences in factors such as income deprivation, socio-economic position and health behaviour (for further information see Health state life expectancies, UK: 2014 to 2016).

  • In 2017, the infant mortality rate was highest in England (4.0 deaths per 1,000 live births), followed by Northern Ireland (3.8 deaths per 1,000 live births).

  • Infant mortality rates were lowest in Scotland (3.3 deaths per 1,000 live births) and then Wales (3.4 deaths per 1,000 live births) in 2017.

  • The variation in infant mortality rates between areas reflects underlying differences in maternal factors such as the mother’s country of birth, socio-economic position and age.