Table 1

Number of deaths from all causes in 2020, and number (%) of excess deaths*, adults aged 20–64 years, by broad essential worker occupational group, January 2020–December 2020

All occupational groupsHealthcare workersSocial and education workersOther essential workersNon-essential workersUnknown/unemployed
Deaths in 2020Excess deathsDeaths in 2020Excess deathsDeaths in 2020Excess deathsDeaths in 2020Excess deathsDeaths in 2020Excess deathsDeaths in 2020Excess deaths
No(%)No(%)No(%)No(%)No(%)No(%)
January6879−3715.1 2542 0.7 524−213.8 1130−494.2 3342−1995.6 1629−1046.0
February5907−4116.5 227−21.0 447−326.7 989−504.8 2828−2488.0 1417−805.3
March7657921 13.7 30364 26.6 59982 15.8 1256196 18.5 3609312 9.4 1890268 16.5
April97823439 54.2 442209 89.9 764273 55.7 1778750 73.0 44541351 43.5 2344855 57.4
May6767452 7.2 32097 43.8 53634 6.7 1173171 17.1 3227136 4.4 151114 0.9
June5722−2544.3 24726 11.7 433−357.5 97923 2.4 2755−2046.9 1308−644.7
July5643−5048.2 2416 2.5 445−347.1 970−242.4 2801−2297.6 1186−22315.8
August5642−4427.3 24626 11.7 49514 2.9 957−272.7 2722−2769.2 1222−17912.8
September5247−69811.7 213−10.3 4674 0.9 908−646.6 2571−32611.2 1088−31222.3
October5776−5458.6 24615 6.4 493−122.4 983−403.9 2866−2076.7 1188−30120.2
November6006−3335.3 2437 2.8 56968 13.6 106268 6.9 2937−1966.2 1195−28019.0
December4873−209230.0 172−7731.0 445−8716.3 917−20117.9 2329−104631.0 1010−68240.3
Total75 901−8401.1 3154371 13.3 6217254 4.3 13 102753 6.1 36 441−11313.0 16 988−10866.0
  • *The total number of deaths in each month of 2020 compared with the average number of deaths occurring in the same month for the previous 5 years. The percentage of excess deaths is the total number of excess deaths expressed as a percentage of the 5-year average.