Death rate in the United Kingdom 2000-2019

Between 2000 and 2019 the death rate of the United Kingdom fluctuated between a high of 10.4 deaths per 1,000 people in 2000 and a low of 8.7 in 2011. From 2011 onwards the death rate creeped up slightly and in the most recent year of 2019, reached 9.1.

Over 616 thousand deaths in 2018 alone

Although there was a net decrease of around three thousand deaths recorded in the United Kingdom between 2000 and 2018, the year with the lowest number of deaths was 2011 when there were just over 552 thousand deaths recorded.

Improvements to life expectancy slowing

In 2018, life expectancy in the United Kingdom reached approximately 83 years old for women and 79 years old for men. This marked an increase of around 2.5 years for women and about 3.5 years for men. Despite these developments, improvements to life expectancy have increased in recent years, with the number for women reaching 4.17 and for men 3.65 between 2016 and 2018.

Death rate per 1,000 resident population in the United Kingdom from 2000 to 2019

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Release date

January 2021


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2000 to 2019

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