Notice

27 May 2020

Our most up-to-date figures on deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) registered in England and Wales are available in the weekly deaths bulletin and accompanying dataset.

Get the latest statistics on COVID-19 deaths in each of the UK’s constituent countries.

  • This is an accredited National Statistic. Click for information about types of official statistics.
    Cyswllt:
  • Dyddiad y datganiad:
    23 November 2022
  • Cyhoeddiad nesaf:
    23 December 2022

About this Dataset

Number of deaths registered each month by area of usual residence for England and Wales, by region, county, local and unitary authority, and London borough.

Edition in the dataset

2022 edition of this dataset

Previous versions of this data are available.

2021 edition of this dataset

Previous versions of this data are available.

2020 edition of this dataset (final)

Previous versions of this data are available.

2019 edition of this dataset (final)

Previous versions of this data are available.

2018 edition of this dataset (final)

Previous versions of this data are available.

2017 edition of this dataset (final)

Previous versions of this data are available.

2016 edition of this dataset (final)

Previous versions of this data are available.

2015 edition of this dataset (final)

Previous versions of this data are available.

2014 edition of this dataset (final)

2013 edition of this dataset (final)

2012 edition of this dataset (final)

2011 edition of this dataset (final)

2010 edition of this dataset (final)

2009 edition of this dataset (final)

2008 edition of this dataset (final)

2007 edition of this dataset (final)

2006 edition of this dataset (final)

Nodiadau pwysig a gwybodaeth ynghylch defnyddio

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 October 2022, there were 45,353 deaths registered in England, 4,006 deaths (9.7%) above the October five-year average (2016 to 2019, and 2021) and there were 2,975 deaths registered in Wales, 176 deaths (6.3%) above the October average.
  • The leading cause of death in both England and Wales in October 2022 was dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (11.6% of all deaths in England and 10.9% of all deaths in Wales).
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) was the eighth leading cause of death in October 2022 in England (accounting for 3.3% of all deaths) and the seventh leading cause of death in Wales (3.5% of all deaths).
  • Accounting for population size and age structure, the year-to-date (January to October) age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) in 2022 in both England (936.4 deaths per 100,000 people) and Wales (1,010.4 deaths per 100,000 people) was significantly lower than most years since our data time series began in 2001.

Notes

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.