United Kingdom - Death Rate

United Kingdom: Death Rate

Mnemonic DR.IGBR
Unit %
Data 2018 9.3
2017 9.2

Series Information

Source U.K. Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Release Vital Statistics
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1953
End Date 12/31/2018

United Kingdom: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Population 30 Jun 2020 65,185,700 64,903,100 # 366 days
Birth Rate 2018 11 11.4 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Births 2018 731,213 755,042 #, NSA Annual
Death Rate 2018 9.3 9.2 % Annual
Deaths 2018 616,014 607,172 # Annual
Net Migration 2017 900,000 # Annual

Release Information

These tables provide annual data for a selection of key statistics under the following themes: births, deaths, marriages, divorces, civil partnerships and civil partnership dissolutions. Figures for the latest periods may be provisional, these will be updated to final figures when data is available. Commentary on trends in annual birth and death statistics can be found in the birth and death registrations summary tables.

From May 2014, quarterly data for births, deaths and conceptions previously included in this release have been discontinued.  For more information see the ONS consultation on statistical products.

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs;
  • are well explained and readily accessible;
  • are produced according to sound methods; and
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest.

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

Birth statistics present data on births that occur and are then registered in England and Wales. Statistics are based on information collected at birth registration.
Annual data are released in a series of theme-specific packages, usually between July and December. Information on different packages is covered under the Relevance section. The packages contain historical data, where available, giving as long a time series as possible.

Death rates data is also available. Tables contain data for death rates, cause of death data by sex and age and death registrations by area of residence.

Data is subject to revisions

For more information, please visit: http://www.ons.gov.ua