Causes of Death

Causes of Death, 1838 – 1927:

Number of deaths in this period – 91940.

Causes of death not recorded in registers after 21 December 1927

CAUSE number CAUSE number
Convulsions 13148  Whooping cough 774
Old Age/Senile Decay 12381  Liver problems 723
Phthisis 7825  Bowel problems 699
Bronchitis 6648  Tubercolosis 691
Heart problems 5760  Meningitis 688
Pneumonia 4114  Scarlet fever 682
Diarrhoea 3370  Drowned 658
Dropsy 2368  Asthma 582
Fever 2191  Atrophy 576
Apoplexy 2055  Epilepsy 545
Paralysis 1919  Scarlatina 536
Consumption 1801  Bright’s disease 438
Debility 1455  Small pox 426
Premature birth 1283  Syncope 417
Inflammation 1163  Decline 640
 Lung problems 1159  Fits 377
 Exhaustion 1009  Croup 306
 Accident 989  Child birth 304
 Marasmus 894  Peritonitis 293
 Measles 790  Kidney problems 288