Number of deaths attributed to disasters per 100,000 population


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Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Geographical Area: England and Wales

Footnote: 1. Underlying cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes X30 to X39. 2. Figures are for persons usually resident in England and Wales, based on boundaries as of February 2020. 3. Figures are based on deaths registered, rather than deaths occurring between 2001 and 2018. Figures only include deaths that were registered by 31 Dec 2018.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available

Number of deaths attributed to disasters per 100,000 population

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

England and Wales

Unit of measurement

Data is provided by the Nomis Mortality Statistics dataset. This dataset provides mortality statistics for England and Wales, broken down by calendar year of registration, age, sex, underlying cause of death (classified using ICD10, the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision) and area of usual residence of the deceased. Death statistics are compiled from information supplied when deaths are certified and registered as part of civil registration, a legal requirement. Figures represent the number of deaths registered in the calendar year. Figures represent deaths which occurred in England and Wales - these include the deaths of individuals whose usual residence was outside England and Wales.

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Other information

For more information, please see Mortality Statistics Quality and Methodology Information. This document contains important information on the strengths and limitations of the data, the quality of the output including the accuracy of the data, how it compares with related data, uses and users and how the output was created. This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 03 December 2021
Metadata last updated 03 December 2021

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Number of deaths, missing persons and directly affected persons attributed to disasters per 100,000 population

Target name

Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)

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Office for National Statistics (ONS)



Earliest available data


Geographical coverage

England and Wales

Link to data source Number of deaths and crude mortality rates from exposure to forces of nature, England and Wales - 2001 to 2018 opens in a new window
Release date 24 April 2020
Next release


Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

Other information

Please note the data source contains separate death rates per 100,000 population for England and for Wales, and death rates by cause of death and sex which have not been included here. This is because in some instances the number of deaths are very small (less than 10), meaning the rate is statistically unreliable. Therefore, death rates are only included here for combined England and Wales by sex, as there have been enough deaths to increase reliability of these figures. The absolute number of deaths has been reported for all other breakdowns.