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Release: Infant and Perinatal Mortality in England and Wales by Social and Biological Factors, 2011

Released: 20 November 2012


David Sweet

Health and Life Events Division

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455860

Categories: Population, Deaths, Mortality Rates, Child Mortality, Infant Mortality

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Country

This publication has been discontinued and the data are now included within Child mortality statistics: childhood, infant and perinatal. The last volume to be published was Infant and perinatal mortality in England and Wales by social and biological factors, 2011.

Further information about Planned changes to child mortality outputs can be found on the ONS website


Presents data on live births, stillbirths and infant deaths by birthweight and Office for National Statistics (ONS) cause groups plus analyses by some of the key risk factors affecting stillbirths and infant deaths including father’s occupation, mother’s age and mother’s country of birth.

For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to infant mortality statistics, please see Mortality Metadata and Quality and Methodological Information for Infant and perinatal mortality by social and biological factors.

Unexplained Deaths in infancy presents data on sudden infant deaths, unascertained deaths and all unexplained infant deaths by sex, age at death and birthweight, while Gestation specific mortality presents data on live births and infant deaths by gestational age.

Child Mortality Statistics presents data on stillbirths, infant deaths and childhood deaths by cause of death, sex and age-group.

The birth cohort tables for infant deaths provide specific data for deaths of infants born in a given calendar year using additional data from the birth record.

Rolling three-year aggregate infant mortality figures at local authority level are also available.

The Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables provide quarterly and annual infant mortality data for the United Kingdom and its constituent countries (based on deaths registered in a year).

Summary data for infant mortality in England and Wales (based on deaths registered in the year) are available in the Deaths registrations summary tables.

A geographical breakdown of infant death numbers and rates by local authority and county level (based on deaths registered in the year) is available in Deaths registered in England and Wales by usual area of residence.

For data for other UK countries please see the latest infant death statistics for Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The Births summary tables, England and Wales provide key summary statistics for live births in England and Wales.

We welcome feedback on the content, format and relevance of this release. The Health and Life Events (HLED) User Engagement Strategy outlines the divisional approach to user engagement.

Other useful information

Results of the ICD-10 v2010 bridge coding study for stillbirths and neonatal deaths, England and Wales

Disclosure Control Policy for Birth and Death Statistics

Summary Quality Reports for Child Mortality Statistics

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