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Jersey Mortality Statistics 2019

Produced by the Public Health (Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance)
Authored by Public Health Intelligence and published on 27 May 2021
Prepared internally, no external cost


​The report details the numbers of deaths occurring in calendar year 2019, 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 2019

  • there were 790 Jersey residents recorded as having died, comprising 410 deaths of males and 390 deaths of females
  • the crude mortality rate was 7.4 deaths per 1,000 population
  • the age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) for Jersey was 823 per 100,000 population, significantly lower than the overall ASMR for England in 2018 (925)
  • the average (mean) age at death for Jersey residents was 78 years; an increase of 11 years since 1960 (67 years)
  • neoplasms (cancers) remained the most frequent cause of death, accounting for almost one in three (31%) of all deaths
  • there were 110 deaths of individuals of working age (aged 16-64 years), of whom more than three-fifths (60%) were male
  • almost a third (32%) of all deaths were of people below 75 years of age
  • in total, around 2,250 years of life of males and 1,300 years of life of females were lost (YOLL) 

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