Premature death by London borough

Premature deaths per 100,000 under-75 year olds by London borough (2018-20)

The rate of premature deaths is lower in the majority of London boroughs compared to England overall. However, 10 London boroughs have rates of premature deaths that are higher than that of England overall.

Premature deaths are calculated as an average across three years (from 2018 to 2020) and look at the mortality rate for all deaths under the age of 75. They are presented as a rate per 100,000 people aged under 75 in each area. Since they are three-year averages, the impact of COVID-19 (in 2020) on mortality rates cannot be isolated from the latest datapoint.

The average number of deaths per 100,000 under-75 year olds in England is 330, whereas in London it is 303. Barking and Dagenham has, on average, the highest premature death rate (449 per 100,000 under-75 year olds), whereas Kensington and Chelsea has the lowest detectable rate (233 per 100,000 under-75 year olds). City of London’s figures have been suppressed since their data sample is too small.