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 Tuberculosis 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