In the 20th century Britain’s population grew by over 20 million people, but the number of the deaths per year has been in decline since 1960. But things are looking up, Prepared London created this infographic to show you why business is set to improve for those in the industry over the next 10 years. Taking into account birth rates, population size and life expectancy this is a comprehensive analysis, click here for the interactive version.

Death by Year

At the end of it all, this is the graph that says it all.

Source: Focus On: Fertility and mortality By Jessica Chamberlain, Baljit Gill

After weathering the slump the next few years will see a rise in the number of deaths per year. Whilst the rise looks steepest in Northern Ireland and Scotland this is deceptive, the graphs are easily affected by smaller populations and exaggerate the change which is just as steep in England and London.