Return to 'Deaths registered monthly in England and Wales'
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Statistics are most often revised for 1 of 2 reasons:
- For certain statistics initial estimates are released with the expectation that these may be revised and updated as further data becomes available.
- Revisions may also be made when methods or systems are changed.
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Numbers of deaths for Gravesham, Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Folkestone and Hythe were incorrectly labelled.
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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 February 2023, there were 46,389 deaths registered in England, 40 deaths (0.1%) below the February five-year average (2017 to 2019, 2021 and 2022).
There were 2,966 deaths registered in Wales in February 2023, in line with the five-year February average (one fewer death).
The leading cause of death in England in February 2023 was dementia and Alzheimer's disease (11.8% of all deaths).
The leading cause of death in Wales in February 2023 was ischaemic heart diseases (11.7% of all deaths).
The leading cause of excess death in England in February 2023 was symptoms, signs and ill-defined conditions, at 432 excess deaths (36.1% above average).
The leading cause of excess death in Wales in February 2023 was ischaemic heart diseases, at 26 excess deaths (8.1% above average).
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.