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.
Number of deaths registered in the calendar year from exposure to forces of nature in England and Wales
England and Wales
|Unit of measurement
Number of deaths and age-standardised mortality rates per 100,000 population
Data is provided by the Nomis Mortality Statistics dataset. This dataset provides mortality statistics for England and Wales, broken down by calendar year, sex and underlying cause of death (classified using ICD10, the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision).
Death statistics are compiled from information supplied when deaths are certified and registered as part of civil registration, a legal requirement.
Country; Sex; Cause of death
For more information, please see Nomis 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
|24 January 2023
|Metadata last updated
|06 April 2023