Location of death in England and Wales in 2018

This statistic shows the number of deaths in England & Wales in 2018, by location of death. Almost a quarter of a million deaths took place in hospitals in 2018, the most of any location. This was followed by deaths which occurred at home at approximately 128 thousand.

Number of deaths in England & Wales in 2018 by location of death

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Release date

August 2019


United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* Information from the source: Place of death is defined using a revised place of death classification. Deaths at home are those at the usual residence of the deceased (according to the informant‚ where this is not a communal establishment. Care homes includes homes for the chronic sick; nursing homes; homes for people with mental health problems and non-NHS multi function sites. Hospices include Sue Ryder Homes; Marie Curie Centres; oncology centers; voluntary hospice units; and palliative care centers. Other Communal Establishments include schools for people with learning disabilities; holiday homes and hotels; common lodging houses; aged persons’ accommodation; assessment centers; schools; convents and monasteries; nurses’ homes; university and college halls of residence; young offender institutions; secure training centers; detention centers; prisons and remand homes. Elsewhere includes all places not covered above such as deaths on a motorway; at the beach; climbing a mountain; walking down the street; at the cinema; at a football match; while out shopping; or in someone else's home. This category also includes people who are pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

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