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Excess Winter Mortality in England and Wales, 2013/14 (Provisional) and 2012/13 (Final)


Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Subject Keywords: Weather, Climate, Heating, Mortality, Winter, Older people
Topic: Fuel Poverty
Fuel Poverty
Type: Report
Region: Wales
United Kingdom

  • An estimated 18,200 excess winter deaths occurred in England and Wales in 2013/14 – the lowest number of excess winter deaths since records began in 1950/51.
  • 11.6% more people died in the winter months compared with the non-winter months in 2013/14.
  • There were more excess winter deaths in females than in males in 2013/14 as in previous years.
  • Male excess winter deaths decreased from 13,040 to 7,900, and female deaths from 18,240 to 10,300 between 2012/13 and 2013/14.
  • The majority of deaths occurred among those aged 75 and over; there were an estimated 14,000 excess winter deaths in this age group in 2013/14 compared with 4,000 in people aged under 75.
  • The excess winter mortality index was highest in the West Midlands and lowest in the North East in 2013/14.



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Suggested citation:

Office for National Statistics (ONS). (2014) Excess Winter Mortality in England and Wales, 2013/14 (Provisional) and 2012/13 (Final) [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 18th July 2019].


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