Number of deaths in Great Britain in 2011, by main causes*

Main causes of death in Great Britain 2011 This statistic depicts the number of deaths in Great Britain, which only includes England and Wales, sorted by main causes of death in 2011. In that year, 5,937 people in England and Wales died from infections.
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Cause of deathNumber of deaths
Cancers and neoplasms143,181
Circulatory diseases139,706
Respiratory diseases67,690
Mental & behavioral31,048
Digestive diseases24,582
Diseases of the nervous system18,584
Accidents17,590
Other causes10,193
Genitourinary diseases9,500
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases6,497
Infections5,937
Musculoskeletal system4,180
Skin diseases1,659
Congenital diseases1,100
Blood diseases and immune systems999
Babies dying before, during or after birth195
Pregnancy and childbirth44
Cause of deathNumber of deaths
Cancers and neoplasms143,181
Circulatory diseases139,706
Respiratory diseases67,690
Mental & behavioral31,048
Digestive diseases24,582
Diseases of the nervous system18,584
Accidents17,590
Other causes10,193
Genitourinary diseases9,500
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases6,497
Infections5,937
Musculoskeletal system4,180
Skin diseases1,659
Congenital diseases1,100
Blood diseases and immune systems999
Babies dying before, during or after birth195
Pregnancy and childbirth44
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This statistic depicts the number of deaths in Great Britain, which only includes England and Wales, sorted by main causes of death in 2011. In that year, 5,937 people in England and Wales died from infections.
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Release date
November 2012
Region
Great Britain
Survey time period
2011
Supplementary notes
* Only England and Wales.

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