If you are looking for the latest data on deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) registered in England and Wales, please see our weekly provisional deaths dataset.
Main points from latest release
The key points from this release are:
- In November 2021, there were 48,180 deaths registered in England, 6,511 deaths (15.6%) more than the November five-year average (2015 to 2019); there were 3,344 deaths registered in Wales, 557 deaths (20.0%) more than the November average.
- The leading cause of death in November 2021 was dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in England (accounting for 11.8% of all deaths) and ischaemic heart diseases in Wales (accounting for 10.7% of all deaths).
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) was the third leading cause of death in November 2021, in both England (accounting for 6.6% of all deaths) and Wales (accounting for 9.0% of all deaths).
- Taking into account the population size and age structure, the age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) for deaths due to COVID-19 in England increased significantly to 69.3 deaths per 100,000 people; the ASMR for deaths due to COVID-19 in Wales was 106.4 deaths per 100,000 people, which was higher than October 2021 but was not statistically significant.
- Yorkshire and The Humber remained the English region with the highest ASMR for deaths due to COVID-19 in November 2021 (91.9 deaths per 100,000 people).
These figures are presented by regions (within England), unitary authorities, counties, districts and London boroughs.
Weekly deaths counts cannot be summed to match the counts for monthly deaths as some weeks may span more than one month.
For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to mortality statistics, please see our User guide to mortality statistics.
There is an interactive mapping tool that enables trends in mortality to be analysed at the local level.
For mortality data for other UK countries, please see statistics on deaths in Scotland and statistics on deaths in Northern Ireland.