Tuesday, 13 June 2017

FreeBMD June update

The FreeBMD database was  updated on Monday 12 June 2017 to contain 261,901,465 distinct records (261,459,855 previous update).
Years with major updates (more than 5,000 entries) are: for births: 1963-64, 1976-80; for marriages: 1966, 1977, 1979-83; for deaths 1978-81.

Here are the annual death registration statistics. 1837 has only a half year of data. The FreeBMD dataset is reasonably complete except for 1976, 1978 and later.
The influenza pandemic year 1918 holds the record for deaths. The exception to the trend of an increasing number of deaths with time, reflecting population increase, is the late 19th century to the early 1920s due to improved sanitation and health care.

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