Sources: Office for National Statistics – Vital statistics in the UK: births, deaths and marriages
- The infant mortality rate is calculated based on the number of deaths under 1 year per 1,000 births. The chart shows the infant mortality rate in the United Kingdom from 1930 to 2020.
- The infant mortality rates for the United Kingdom are calculated by including births in Northern Ireland to non-residents in the denominator.
- Death figures are based on deaths registered rather than deaths occurring in a calendar year.
|1939 - 1945||Second World War|
|1946||National Health Service Act
Came into effect on 5 July 1948.
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