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.

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

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
Other causes10,193
Genitourinary diseases9,500
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases6,497
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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Release date

November 2012


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* Only England and Wales.

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