28 September 2023
The Government has published the Jersey Mortality Report 2022.
The report includes a summary of total deaths during 2022, with analysis of deaths by
gender, age and cause. Crude and age standardised mortality rates are provided, as
well as calculation of avoidable (preventable and treatable) mortality, excess winter
mortality, and additional analysis on certain causes such as COVID-19 and
Dementia/Alzheimer’s. Comparisons over time and with other jurisdictions are
- there were 920 Jersey residents recorded as having died, comprising 450
deaths of males and 470 deaths of females; this was 100 deaths higher than the
number recorded in 2021
- the age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) for Jersey was 901 per 100,000
population, statistically similar to the rate in 2021, and significantly lower than
the overall ASMR for England in 2021 (1,008 per 100,000)
- 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 as
the prominent causes of death since 2007, and in 2022 these two causes
accounted for 54% of all deaths
- deaths where COVID-19 was recorded as the underlying cause of death
accounted for 4% of all deaths in Jersey; similar to in England where provisional
data for 2022 suggests 4% of deaths were due to COVID-19
- the proportion of deaths attributed to Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease was
10% in 2022, similar to the proportion recorded in 2021
- there were 290 premature deaths (occurring before 75 years of age);
accounting for 32% of deaths in 2022. 59% of these premature deaths were
- around one in five deaths in Jersey were from causes considered avoidable
(170 deaths in total, 22% of male deaths and 15% of female deaths); the main
causes of avoidable deaths were avoidable cancers, diseases of the circulatory
system and diseases of the respiratory system. Avoidable deaths fall into two
categories: preventable and treatable.
- of the avoidable deaths, 120 deaths were preventable (i.e. from causes
considered preventable through evidence-based prevention strategies and
aged under 75). 70% of the avoidable deaths were preventable.
- of the avoidable deaths, 50 deaths were treatable (where the cause of death
could be mainly avoided through timely and effective health care interventions
and aged under 75). 30% of the avoidable deaths were treatable.
The full report can be found here.