Table 3

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

EducationPolice and protectiveFoodTransport
Deaths in 2020Excess deathsDeaths in 2020Excess deathsDeaths in 2020Excess deathsDeaths in 2020Excess deaths
No%No%No%No%
January155−16 −9.3 306−46 −13.2 424−32 −7.1 40029 7.9
February133−16 −11.0 291−22 −6.9 41013 3.1 288−41 −12.3
March17718 11.2 37259 19.0 44930 7.3 435106 32.2
April21355 35.2 534236 79.0 651256 64.7 593259 77.3
May1606 3.9 35758 19.3 45776 19.9 35938 11.7
June126−21 −14.3 30013 4.6 347−27 −7.3 33237 12.5
July110−41 −27.0 283−20 −6.5 385−3 −0.7 302−2 −0.5
August15810 7.0 31426 9.0 337−40 −10.6 306−13 −4.1
September135−6 −4.4 261−14 −5.1 363−21 −5.6 284−29 −9.2
October135−15 −10.0 274−21 −7.1 393−9 −2.3 316−10 −3.1
November1574 2.5 30722 7.8 374−24 −5.9 38170 22.4
December125−40 −24.4 242−92 −27.5 403−24 −5.7 272−85 −23.7
Total1784−62 −3.4 3841200 5.5 4993193 4.0 4268360 9.2
  • *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.