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Jersey Mortality Statistics 2020

Produced by the Public Health (Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance)
Authored by Public Health Intelligence (Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance) and published on 30 Sep 2021
Prepared internally, no external cost


​The report details the numbers of deaths occurring in calendar year 2020, and their distribution by age, sex, and cause of death. Age-standardised mortality rates (ASMRs) have been calculated to enable comparisons across time and between jurisdictions. Information on the data sources and processing are given in the notes section of this report.

In 2020

  • There were 750 Jersey residents recorded as having died, comprising 390 deaths of males and 360 deaths of females; this was the lowest number of recorded deaths since 2014
  • The crude mortality rate was 6.9 deaths per 1,000 population
  • The age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) for Jersey was significantly lower than the overall ASMR for England
  • The average (mean) age at death for Jersey residents was 79 years; an increase of 12 years since 1960 (67 years)
  • Neoplasms (Cancers) and diseases of the circulatory system have remained the leading two causes of death since 2007, in 2020 they accounted for 60% of all deaths
  • Deaths where COVID-19 was recorded as the underlying cause of death accounted for 7% of all deaths in Jersey, and 12% of all deaths in England and Wales
  • The proportion of deaths attributed to Dementia and Alzheimer's disease was 13% in 2019, this decreased to 7% in 2020
  • There were 110 deaths of individuals of working age (aged 16-64 years), of whom around three-fifths (57%) were male
  • Around a third (32%) of all deaths were of people below 75 years of age
  • In total, around 1,740 years of life of males and 1,220 years of life of females were lost (YOLL)

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