JERSEY experienced its fourth-highest death rate in over 20 years in 2021.
The Jersey Mortality report for last year revealed that 820 residents died. This was made up of 410 men and 410 women.
This was the fourth-highest number of recorded deaths in the Island since 2000.
The average age at death for Jersey residents in 2021 was 79-years-old – an increase of 12 years since 1960.
Deaths where Covid-19 was recorded as the underlying cause of death accounted for 4% of all deaths in Jersey last year and 12% of all deaths in England and Wales.
Around a third of all deaths were of people below 75.
The proportion of deaths attributed to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease was 10% in 2021.
Health Minister Karen Wilson said: ‘The report details the numbers of deaths occurring in calendar year 2021, and their distribution by age, sex, and cause of death.
‘We know from the evidence that by adopting positive healthy living behaviours, Islanders will enjoy more opportunities to live longer and healthier lives.’