Registrar General Annual Report 2020 Cause of Death

Date published: 21 October 2021



In 2020...

There were 17,614 deaths registered.  Cancer was the leading cause of death, followed by circulatory disease.

Correction Notice December 2021: Small change to the label for Novel Coronavirus deaths. Previously the ICD codes listed stated U07-U12, this has been change to U07 only as codes U08-U12 were not in use in 2020. The data remains unchanged. Apologies for any inconvenience. 

Tables containing detailed statistics on Causes of Death this year are available below: