28/11/2014

Winter Deaths Lowest Since Records Began

New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that winter deaths in 2013/14 were the lowest since records began.

According to figures, an estimated 18,200 people died in England and Wales last year, the lowest number since 1950/51.

However, when comparing deaths in winter to other seasons, there was an 11.6% rise. More females than males also died – with the ONS showing 7,900 male and 10,300 female deaths during the winter months.

Of those, the majority were over the age of 75.

The full list of figures can be found here.

(MH/JP)

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