Worst mortality rates in the South

The peer ranking shows that Rotherham and Redcar and Cleveland are doing well among the most deprived areas, while Bracknell and Central Bedfordshire have some of the highest rates of early death in the least deprived areas.

Worst premature mortality rates in the South:

  • Medway
  • Brighton & Hove
  • Portsmouth
  • Southampton

Worse than average mortality rates in the South:

  • Reading
  • Bournemouth

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Death rates where you live

People living in the north of England have a greater risk of dying early than those in the south, according to a national league table of premature death rates published today.