Idescat has published the definitive data of the Death Statistics for 2016. That year, 63,289 deaths were recorded in Catalonia. Compared with 2015, deaths had decreased 2.4%.
The Death Statistic provide annual information on the deaths of people residing in Catalonia, according to demographic and social characteristics. The data is territorially disaggregated by municipality, county, area of the Territorial Plan and province.
The original source of the data is the medical certificate or the statistical bulletin on deaths, which is filled in when registering the death in the Civil Registry.
Until 2011, the data presented refers to the deaths registered in Catalonia of people residing in Catalonia. As of 2012, the data refers to the deaths of people residing in Catalonia, both if they occurred in Catalonia (and have, therefore, been registered in Catalonia) and if they occurred in other autonomous communities (and have, therefore, been registered in other autonomous communities).
The Death Statistics, together with the statistics on births and marriages, form part of the Natural Population Movement Statistics which Idescat produces in collaboration with the National Institute for Statistics and the Ministry of Health.