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Fatalities by age and gender








When fatalities are broken down by age and gender, it is clear that as age increases, the risk 

of dying in a ire also increases. The largest number of ire deaths (20) occurred in the 75-84 


age group. There is little gender bias evident when considering ire fatalities and proiling also 


suggests that race and ethnicity have little impact on the risk of dying in a ire.







Age Group
Female
Male
Total
This table provides the count of ire deaths 

by age and gender along with the ratio of ire 

0– 4
0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) deaths per 100,000 head of population. The 


5 –9 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) table on the left identiies three age groups at 

greatest risk from a fatality in an accidental 
10 – 14 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 
dwelling ire, including the 45-49, 75-79 and 

15 – 19 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 
80-84 age groups. When the ratio of deaths 

20 – 24 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) to population is taken into account, it is very 


25 – 29 2 (4.3) 0 (0) 2 (2.1) apparent that with age, the risk of dying as a 

result of an accidental dwelling ire increases 

30 – 34 0 (0) 1 (2.4) 1 (1.2) signiicantly. Applying a regression analysis to 


35 – 39 0 (0) 2 (5.2) 2 (2.6) the available data a R2 value of 0.66 is achieved 

indicating a moderate statistical link between 
40 – 44
1 (2.1)
3 (6.6)
4 (4.3)
age and ire-related mortality.

45 – 49
7 (13.4)
4 (8.3)
11 (10.9)


50 – 54 3 (6) 5 (10.6) 8 (8.2) Concerning gender there is little bias towards 


55 – 59 4 (9.2) 4 (9.6) 8 (9.4) either sex, with 39 female victims and 41 male 

victims.
60 – 64 1 (2.4) 3 (7.5) 4 (4.9) 


65 – 69 1 (2.7) 3 (8.6) 4 (5.5) 
Concerning racial proiling of the deceased; 77 

70 – 74
5 (16.1)
1 (3.8)
6 (10.5)
victims were described as White – British, one 

was described as White – Irish and two were 
75 – 79
3 (10.9)
7 (32.2)
10 (20.2)

from Black and Minority Ethnic Groups (BME).
80 – 84
7 (31.9)
3 (20.2)
10 (27.2)


85 – 89 3 (22.7) 2 (29) 5 (24.8) 
When analysed proportionally 96.25% of 

victims were White British, just slightly higher 
90 +
2 (25.9)
3 (109.1)
5 (47.7)
than the Census 2011 population ratio of 

Total
39 (5.5)
41 (6.1)
80 (5.8)
91.8%.
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