The death map of the UK: Official figures reveal how nearly FIVE times as many people die in certain areas than others… so how does your town fare?
- Tendring in Essex is the worst offender, while Tower Hamlets tops the charts
- MailOnline has today sifted through the Office for National Statistics data
- The figures revealed there were around 607,000 deaths across the UK in 2017
The 10 areas of the UK where the most people died have today been named and shamed in a new report.
Tendring in Essex tops the charts as the worst offender, with official figures revealing 15.5 people died per 1,000 people last year.
In comparison, the death rate in Tower Hamlets is nearly five times lower, with the London borough’s being just 3.5 per 1,000 people.
MailOnline has today sifted through the Office for National Statistics data to reveal the areas with the highest death rates.
Tendring in Essex tops the charts as the worst offender, with official figures revealing 15.5 people died per 1,000 people last year. In comparison, the death rate in Tower Hamlets is nearly five times lower, with the London borough’s being just 3.5 per 1,000 people
The ONS figures, released today, revealed there were in excess of 607,000 deaths recorded across the UK in 2017.
Statisticians broke down figures from all of the 423 local authorities to calculate a crude death rate per 1,000 people.
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This shows how many people die across each area, taking into account that some places have greater populations than others.
However, the crude death rate does not take into account different ages. Some areas have much higher percentages of older people.
Tendring, a district of Essex home to around 140,000 people, which includes Clacton-on-Sea (pictured, high street of Harwich, in the district)
London boroughs dominated the areas of the UK with the lowest death rates, making up all of the best 10 local authorities.
Following Tower Hamlets – home to around 308,000 people – to make up the top three spots in the table came Newham (3.9) and Hackney (4.1).
Haringey, Lambeth, Southwark, Westminster, Camden, Islington and Wandsworth made up the rest of the top ten.
At the other end of the scale is Tendring, a district of Essex home to around 140,000 people, which includes Clacton-on-Sea.
It was followed by Rother in East Sussex (14.7), Inverclyde in Scotland, Christchurch in Dorset and East Lindsey in Lincolnshire (all 14).
The remaining areas at the tail end of the table were North Norfolk, West Somerset, West Dorset, Arun in West Sussex and Fylde in Lancashire.
WHERE ARE THE AREAS WITH THE LOWEST DEATH RATES PER 1,000 PEOPLE?
WHERE ARE THE AREAS WITH THE HIGHEST DEATH RATES PER 1,000 PEOPLE?
It come after shock figures in September revealed life expectancy is stalling in England and falling across many parts of the UK.
The UK was found to be lagging near the bottom of the league table of Western countries for life expectancy – behind Switzerland, Italy and New Zealand.
The analysis, by the Office for National Statistics, showed that after many years of Britons being able to make the most of living longer, the progress had stalled.
Across the UK as a whole, life expectancy did not improve at all between 2015 and 2017 – standing at 79.2 years for men and 82.9 years for women.
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