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).

Latest version

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Important notes and usage information

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 June 2022, there were 41,441 deaths registered in England, 3,261 deaths (8.5%) above the June five-year average (2016 to 2019, and 2021); there were 2,740 deaths registered in Wales, 235 deaths (9.4%) above the June average.
  • The leading cause of death in England in June 2022 was dementia and Alzheimer's disease (10.8% of all deaths); in Wales, the leading cause was ischaemic heart diseases (10.7% of all deaths).
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) was the 15th leading cause of death in June 2022 in England (accounting for 1.6% of all deaths) and 19th leading cause in Wales (1.4% of all deaths); it was the sixth leading cause for both countries in May 2022.
  • Deaths involving COVID-19 in the UK reached 200,335 between March 2020 and June 2022.
  • Accounting for the population size and age structure, the age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) for deaths due to COVID-19 decreased significantly between May and June 2022 in England (from 31.3 to 14.0 deaths per 100,000 people) and Wales (from 33.3 to 12.9 deaths per 100,000 people).
  • The year-to-date (January to June) ASMR in 2022 was significantly lower than all years since our data time series began in 2001 (except for 2014 and 2019) in both England (957.3 deaths per 100,000 people) and Wales (1,040.4 deaths per 100,000 people).
  • In Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2022, symptoms, signs and ill-defined conditions (which includes "old age" and "frailty") remained the most common pre-existing condition mentioned on death certificates for deaths due to COVID-19 in England and Wales (25.2% of all deaths due to COVID-19).

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.