About this dataset

Provisional counts of the number of deaths registered in England and Wales, by age, sex and region, in the latest weeks for which data are available. Includes the most up-to-date figures available for deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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2021

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2020: up to week ending 1 January 2021

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2019: up to week ending 27 December 2019

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2018: up to week ending 28 December 2018

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2017: up to week ending 29 December 2017

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2016: up to week ending 30 December 2016

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2015: up to week ending 1 January 2016

2014: up to week ending 26 December 2014

2013: up to week ending 27 December 2013

2012: up to week ending 28 December 2012

2011: up to week ending 30 December 2011

2010: up to week ending 31 December 2010

Important notes and usage information

  • The number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 30 April 2021 (Week 17) was 9,692; this was 249 fewer deaths than the previous week (Week 16) and 7.3% below the five-year average (766 deaths fewer).

  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 30 April 2021 (Week 17) was 9,094; this was 218 fewer deaths than in the previous week (Week 16) and 6.9% below the five-year average (674 deaths fewer).

  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 30 April 2021 (Week 17) was 582; this was 34 fewer deaths than in the previous week (Week 16) and 12.1% below the five-year average (80 deaths fewer).

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 17 in England and Wales, 205 mentioned "novel coronavirus (COVID-19)" accounting for 2.1% of all deaths; this was a decrease of 55 deaths compared with Week 16 (2.6% of all deaths).

  • The number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England decreased to 198 in Week 17 compared with 244 in Week 16; for Wales the number decreased to 7 in Week 17 compared with 14 in Week 16.

  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 30 April 2021 was 11,018, which was 847 fewer than the five-year average; of deaths registered in the UK in Week 17, 232 involved COVID-19, that is, 58 lower than in Week 16.

This table includes provisional counts of the number of deaths registered in England and Wales, by age, sex and region, in the latest weeks for which data are available. Includes the most up-to-date figures available for deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19).

For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to mortality statistics, please see our User guide to mortality statistics.

For mortality data for other UK countries please see statistics on deaths in Scotland and statistics on deaths in Northern Ireland.