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Covid-19 Statistics (English regions)

Statistics for Covid-19 deaths for English regions (based on ONS figures from 13 May)

The male death rate from Covid-19 in England is about twice the rate for women but varies widely across the country's regions.

The government report COVID-19: review of disparities in risks and outcomes published 2 June includes analysis by English region. The age-standardised male death rate from Covid-19 per 100,000 of population is 76.1 compared to a female rate of 38.8. More plainly, the data suggests that for every 100,000 men in England, about 76 will die from Covid-19 and for every 100,000 women about 38 will die. (However, this all carries the big caveat that this is a snapshot as of 13th May.)

As the table below shows, the region with the highest death rate for both men and women is London (140.3 for men and 66.8 for women), the region with the lowest rates is the South West (33.1 and 16.3). This suggests that a man in London is more than eight times more likely to die of Covid-19 than a woman in the South West.

The upper-tier local authority with the highest rate is the London Borough of Brent (245 for men and 119 for women). The authority with the lowest rate for men is Devon (16.8 for men and 9.6 for women). The authority with the lowest rate for women is Somerset (20.7 for men and 7.7 for women). This suggests that a man in Brent is nearly 32 times more likely to die of Covid-19 than a woman in Somerset.

Of the 13 local authorities with the male death rates above 150 per 100,000, nine are in London:

  • Brent: 245 per 100,000 (male) and 119 (female)
  • Lambeth: 213 and 101
  • Newham: 197 and 94
  • Lewisham: 182 and 100
  • Croydon: 167 and 79
  • Southwark: 162 and 70
  • Haringey: 160 and 75
  • Merton: 157 and 66
  • Middlesbrough: 156 and 105
  • Luton: 155 and 71
  • Waltham Forest: 155 and 80
  • Slough: 155 and 77
  • Manchester: 154 and 72
By region
  • North East: 77.6 per 100,000 (male) and 48.6 (female) - highest in Middlesbrough (see above)
  • North West: 91.2 and 48.0 - highest in Manchester for men (see above) and Salford (91.6) for women
  • Yorkshire and the Humber: 68.7 and 34.3 - highest in Bradford for men (95.9) and Barnsley (56.8) for women
  • East Midlands: 61.6 and 31.0 - highest in Leicester (124.4 and 51.4)
  • West Midlands: 90.6 and 47.5 - highest in Birmingham (147.4 and 76.2)
  • East of England: 70.1 and 33.5 - highest in Luton (see above)
  • London: 140.3 and 66.8 - highest in Brent (see above)
  • South East: 55.7 and 28.3 - highest in Slough (see above)
  • South West: 33.1 and 16.3 - highest in Gloucestershire (67.9 and 35.1)

 Find your local authority in the table below…

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It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. So we’re asking.

In the UK, one man in five dies before the age of 65. If we had health policies and services that better reflected the needs of the whole population, it might not be like that. But it is. Policies and services and indeed men have been like this for a long time and they don’t change overnight just because we want them to.

It’s true that the UK’s men don’t have it bad compared to some other groups. We’re not asking you to ‘feel sorry’ for men or put them first. We’re talking here about something more complicated, something that falls outside the traditional charity fund-raising model of ‘doing something for those less fortunate than ourselves’. That model raises money but it seldom changes much. We’re talking about changing the way we look at the world. There is nothing inevitable about premature male death. Services accessible to all, a population better informed. These would benefit everyone - rich and poor, young and old, male and female - and that’s what we’re campaigning for.

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