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Deaths and crude death rate

Deaths and crude death rate Catalonia. 2020
Value Variation (%)
Total 79,784 23.6
Men 39,828 22.6
Women 39,956 24.7
Rate per 1.000 inhabitants 10.32 z
Source: Idescat. Deaths Statistics.
(z) Category not applicable.
Deaths and crude death rate Spain. 2020
Value Variation (%)
Total 493,776 17.9
Men 249,664 17.4
Women 244,112 18.5
Rate per 1.000 inhabitants 10.40 z
Source: INE. Deaths Statistics.
(z) Category not applicable.

Methodological note

The Death Statistics provide information on the deaths of people residing in Catalonia according to their demographic and social characteristics.

The crude death rate is the quotient between the number of deaths in a determinate year and the population halfway through the period. It is expressed in so many per thousand.

Idescat carries out this statistical operation in collaboration with the INE and the Ministry of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya, based on data from Medical Death Certificates and the Death Statistics Bulletin issued by the Civil Registry. Until 2011, the data refers to the registrations made in Catalonia of people who reside there. From 2012 onwards, it includes all events involving residents in Catalonia who have been registered in other autonomous communities.

From 2012 onwards, the data is reported annually in two phases: the provisional data, based on events concerning residents registered with civil registries of Catalonia, and the definitive data, with events concerning all residents (including those registered with civil registries in other autonomous communities).