Manchester tops England's mortality rates for 2014

Manchester city centre Image copyright ANDY dAVIS/GEOGRAPH
Image caption Income, social status and behaviour help determine the death rate figures. Manchester had the highest rate in England with 1,310 deaths per 100,000 people

Manchester had the highest death rate in England with 1,310 deaths per 100,000 people in 2014.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show the North East area had the highest mortality rate with 1,089.1 deaths per 100,000 population.

The City of London was lowest with 407.0 deaths per 100,000 people.

Rutland, North Warwickshire, Walsall and Welwyn Hatfield had the highest infant mortality rate with 8.8 deaths per 1,000 live births.

The lowest figure was the London Borough of Havering with 1.3 deaths per 1,000 births.

In 2014, the age-standardised mortality rate for the UK was 968.3 deaths per 100,000 population.

The figures show the rate was 946.7 in England, 1,016.9 in Wales, 1,116.9 in Scotland and 1,005.7 in Northern Ireland.

Death rates

  • 501,424 deaths registered in England and Wales in 2014, compared with 506,790 in 2013 (a fall of 1.1%)
  • Mortality rates continued to decrease in 2014. There were 11,213 deaths per million population for males and 8,219 deaths per million for females
  • The infant mortality rate decreased in 2014 to 3.9 deaths per thousand live births, compared with 4.0 in 2013
  • There were 3,254 stillbirths in England and Wales in 2014, compared with 3,284 in 2013 (a fall of 0.9%)
  • In 2014, cancer was the most common cause of death (29% of all registered) followed by circulatory diseases, such as heart disease and strokes (27%)

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