Figure 1: Excess winter deaths and 5-year central moving average, England and Wales, 1950/51 to 2015/161,2,3,4
Source: Office for National Statistics
EWM figures are based on deaths occurring in each period (August through to the following July). Numbers of deaths from January to July 2016 are provisional, and have been adjusted to take account of late registrations (see Excess Winter Mortality Quality and Methodology Information document).
Figures for the latest winter are provisional and are rounded to the nearest 100, figures for all other winters are final and are rounded to the nearest 10.
Central moving averages were calculated using the winter period of interest, along with the two winter periods before and two periods after.
Data include non-residents who died in England or Wales.