Deaths

From 1963 to 1990, deaths in England and Wales were fairly constant with between 250,000 to 300,000 deaths per year for both males and females. From 1990 to 2011 there was a marked decrease in deaths – in 2011 there were 235,000 male deaths and 250,000 female deaths. Over the period from 1963 to 2011 there was a 20 per cent reduction in male deaths and an 11 per cent reduction in female deaths.

Death projections for England on its own show an increasing trend for both males and females from 2012 to 2032. Over this period male deaths are expected to grow by 20 per cent and female deaths by 9 per cent. (1).

Death registrations and projections by sex, 1963 to 2032, England & Wales and England

Sources: The King’s Fund analysis of Office for National Statistics (July 2011). Statistical Bulletin. Death registrations by single year of age, England and Wales 2010 and Office for National Statistics (2011) 2010–based national population projections, Mortality Assumptions

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References

  1. The King’s Fund analysis of Office for National Statistics (July 2011). Statistical Bulletin. Death registrations by single year of age, England and Wales 2010 and Office for National Statistics (2011) 2010–based national population projections, Mortality Assumptions