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See the Data Availability page for a list of the populations currently included in the HMD, with the range of years covered by the period life tables and the date last updated.

Changes to the HMD

Additions, updates, and changes to the Human Mortality Database (HMD) are listed below in reverse chronological order:

Date

Description of HMD Update

04/21/2017

Data for Total Germany, East Germany, and West Germany were revised and updated through 2015.

03/10/2017

Data for Portugal were revised and updated through 2015.

03/08/2017

Data for USA were revised and updated through 2015.

02/17/2017

Data for Australia were revised and updated through 2014.

11/28/2016

Data for Finland were revised and updated through 2015.

09/14/2016

Data for Japan were revised and updated through 2014.

09/14/2016

Data for Belgium were revised and updated through 2015.

09/10/2016

Revised USAbirths.txt and the data for USA remain through 2014.

09/07/2016

Data for Taiwan were revised and updated through 2014.

06/29/2016

Data for Switzerland were revised and updated through 2014.

05/27/2016

Data for USA were revised and updated through 2014.

05/16/2016

Data for Hungary were revised and updated through 2014.

05/09/2016

Data for France (Total & Civilian) were revised and updated through 2014.

05/04/2016

Data for Total Poland were revised and updated through 2014.

04/29/2016

Data for Total Germany, East Germany, and West Germany were revised and updated through 2013.

04/27/2016

Data for Spain were revised and updated through 2014.

03/09/2016

Data for Denmark were revised and updated through 2014.

02/12/2016

Data for Russia were revised and updated through 2014.

01/13/2016

Data for New Zealand national population, were revised and updated through 2013. (The new data for Maori and non-Maori will possibly be posted in February 2016)

12/07/2015

Data for Ireland were revised and updated through 2014.

11/20/2015

Data for Italy were revised and updated through 2012.

11/20/2015

Data for Luxembourg were revised and updated through 2014.

11/18/2015

Data for Slovakia were revised and updated through 2014.

11/13/2015

Data for Estonia were revised and updated through 2013.

11/13/2015

Data for Slovenia were revised and updated through 2014.

11/11/2015

Data for Israel were revised and updated through 2014.

11/04/2015

Data for Czech Republic were revised and updated through 2014.

11/04/2015

Data for Belarus were revised and updated through 2014.

11/04/2015

Data for Sweden were revised and updated through 2014.

09/28/2015

Greece (1981-2013) added as a new country.

09/25/2015

Data for Lithuania were revised and updated through 2013.

09/18/2015

Data for Austria were revised and updated through 2014.

09/14/2015

Data for Norway were revised and updated through 2014.

09/11/2015

Data for Ukraine were revised and updated through 2013.

09/09/2015

Data for Latvia were revised and updated through 2013.

08/31/2015

Data for UK countries: England & Wales (Civic & Total), Northern Ireland, Scotland, were revised and updated through 2013.

08/07/2015

Data for USA were revised and updated through 2013.

07/24/2015

Data for Netherlands were revised and updated through 2012.

07/17/2015

Data for Iceland were revised and updated through 2013.

06/02/2015

Data for France (Total & Civilian) were revised and updated through 2013.

01/16/2015

Data for Finland were revised and updated through 2012. Corrected mistake in triangle designation for deaths registered 2010-2012. Note, these mistake were present in the most recent previous update.

11/26/2014

Data for Australia were revised and updated through 2011.

10/17/2014

Data for Canada were revised and updated through 2011.

07/07/2014

Data for Belarus were revised and updated through 2013.

05/09/2014

Data for Japan were revised and updated through 2012.

05/09/2014

Data for Spain were revised and updated through 2012.

02/05/2014

Data for Belgium were revised and updated through 2012.

01/17/2014

Data for Portugal were revised and updated through 2012.

01/10/2014

Data for France (Total & Civilian) were revised and updated through 2012.

12/17/2013

Corrected mistake in triangles for 2003 female deaths. Currently, the data for Japan are through 2009.

12/11/2013

Data for Belarus were revised and updated through 2012.

06/14/2013

Data for Estonia were revised and updated through 2011.

06/14/2013

Data for Latvia were revised and updated through 2011.

06/14/2013

Data for Lithuania were revised and updated through 2011.

06/14/2013

Data for Total Germany, East Germany, and West Germany were revised and updated through 2011.

06/07/2013

Data for UK countries: England & Wales (Civic & Total), Northern Ireland, Scotland, were revised and updated through 2011.

01/09/2013

Data for Canada were revised and updated through 2009.

01/07/2013

Data for Denmark were revised and updated through 2011.

01/04/2013

Data for USA were revised and updated through 2010.

01/04/2013

Data for Switzerland were revised and updated through 2011.

12/19/2012

Data for Italy were revised and updated through 2009.

11/28/2012

Data for Czech Republic were revised and updated through 2011.

11/02/2012

Data for Total Germany, East Germany, and West Germany were revised and updated through 2010.

10/09/2012

Data for Latvia were revised and updated through 2010.

10/05/2012

Data for France (Total & Civilian) were revised and updated through 2010.

09/19/2012

Data for Sweden were revised and updated through 2011.

09/05/2012

Data for Bulgaria were revised and updated through 2010.

08/03/2012

Data for Estonia were revised and updated through 2010.

07/20/2012

Data for USA were revised and updated through 2009.

03/21/2012

Data for Taiwan were revised and updated through 2010.

03/19/2012

Data for Australia were revised and updated through 2009.

02/15/2012

Data for Lithuania were revised and updated through 2010.

01/09/2012

Data for Austria were revised and updated through 2010.

01/06/2012

Data for Iceland were revised and updated through 2010.

12/07/2011

Data for Russia were revised and updated through 2010.

11/18/2011

Data for Ukraine were revised and updated through 2009.

09/30/2011

Data for Israel were revised and updated through 2009.

09/26/2011

Data for Belarus were revised and updated through 2010.

08/26/2011

Data for Switzerland were revised and updated through 2009.

08/26/2011

Data for Sweden were revised and updated through 2010.

07/19/2011

Data for Poland were revised and updated through 2009.

07/13/2011

Data for Spain were revised and updated through 2009.

06/24/2011

Data for Netherlands were revised and updated through 2009.

05/13/2011

Data for Total Germany, East Germany, and West Germany were revised and updated through 2009.

05/11/2011

Data for Russia were revised and updated through 2009.

05/03/2011

Data for Denmark were revised and updated through 2009.

04/29/2011

Data for France (Total & Civilian) were revised and updated through 2009.

04/20/2011

Data for Luxembourg were revised and updated through 2009.

04/20/2011

Data for Italy were revised and updated through 2009.

04/15/2011

Data for Norway were revised and updated through 2009.

04/15/2011

Data for Hungary were revised and updated through 2009.

03/22/2011

Data for Ireland were revised and updated through 2009.

03/02/2011

Data for Belgium were revised and updated through 2009.

02/17/2011

Data for Czech Republic were revised and updated through 2009.

02/14/2011

Data for Slovakia were revised and updated through 2009.

01/21/2011

Data for Finland were revised and updated through 2009.

01/18/2011

Data for Italy were revised and updated through 2007.

01/11/2011

Data for Sweden were revised and updated through 2008.

01/11/2011

Data for Japan were revised and updated through 2009.

12/08/2010

Data for Slovenia were revised and updated through 2009.

12/08/2010

Data for Bulgaria were revised and updated through 2009.

11/23/2010

Data for Israel were revised and updated through 2008.

11/23/2010

Data for UK countries: England & Wales (Civic & Total), Northern Ireland, Scotland, were revised and updated through 2009.

11/19/2010

Data for Poland were revised and updated through 2009.

11/19/2010

Data for Netherlands were revised and updated through 2008.

11/19/2010

Data for Latvia were revised and updated through 2009.

11/17/2010

Data for Lithuania were revised and updated through 2009.

11/17/2010

Data for Estonia were revised and updated through 2009.

11/05/2010

Data for USA were revised and updated through 2007.

11/05/2010

Data for Luxembourg were revised and updated through 2007.

11/02/2010

Data for Taiwan were revised and updated through 2009.

09/22/2010

Data for Canada were revised and updated through 2007.

09/17/2010

Data for New Zealand national population, Maori, and non-Maori were revised and updated through 2008.

09/15/2010

Data for Portugal were revised and updated through 2009.

09/03/2010

Data for Denmark were revised and updated through 2008.

08/26/2010

Data for Norway were revised and updated through 2008.

08/25/2010

Data for Iceland were revised and updated through 2008.

05/11/2010

Data for Belgium were revised and updated through 2007.

05/11/2010

Data for Finland were revised and updated through 2008.

05/11/2010

Data for Japan were revised and updated through 2008.

03/05/2010

Data for Slovak Republic were revised and updated through 2008.

03/05/2010

Data for Austria were revised and updated through 2008.

02/25/2010

Data for Russia were revised and updated through 2008.

02/16/2010

Data for Total Germany, East Germany, and West Germany were revised and updated through 2008.

11/02/2009

Data for France (Total and Civilian) were revised and updated through 2007.

09/24/2009

Data for Canada were revised and updated through 2006.

08/18/2009

Data for Taiwan were revised and updated through 2008.

08/18/2009

Data for Czech Republic were revised and updated through 2008.

08/12/2009

Data for USA were revised and updated through 2006.

08/12/2009

Data for Australia were revised and updated through 2007.

07/28/2009

Israel (1983-2007) added as a new country.

05/23/2009

The United Kingdom (1922-2006) was added, based on the sum of HMD estimates for England and Wales (Civilian Population), Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

04/08/2009

Data for Japan were revised and updated through 2007.

04/01/2009

Northern Ireland (1922-2006) added as a new country region.

03/24/2009

Data for Bulgaria were revised and updated through 2007.

03/24/2009

Data for Hungary were revised and updated through 2006.

02/13/2009

Data for Norway were revised and updated through 2007.

02/13/2009

Data for Italy were revised and updated through 2006.

02/04/2009

Chile (1992-2005) added as a new country.

01/16/2009

Data for England and Wales Total and Civilian were revised and updated through 2006.

12/19/2008

Ireland (1950-2006) added as a new country.

12/19/2008

Scotland (1855-2006) added as a new country region.

12/12/2008

Data for Lithuania were revised and updated through 2007.

12/12/2008

Data for Latvia were revised and updated through 2007.

12/04/2008

Data for Estonia were revised and updated through 2007.

11/03/2008

Data for Sweden were revised and updated through 2007.

11/03/2008

Data for Finland were revised and updated through 2007.

10/29/2008

Data for Taiwan were revised and updated through 2007.

10/27/2008

Data for Iceland were revised and updated through 2007.

10/24/2008

Data for Switzerland were revised and updated through 2007.

10/22/2008

Data for Denmark were revised and updated through 2007.

10/22/2008

Data for Portugal were revised and updated through 2007.

10/22/2008

Data for Italy were revised and updated through 2005.

10/14/2008

Data for France (Total and Civilian) were revised, extended backwards to 1816, and updated through 2006.

10/07/2008

Data for Belarus were revised and updated through 2007.

10/03/2008

Data for Belgium were revised and updated through 2006.

09/22/2008

Data for Luxembourg were revised and updated through 2006.

06/04/2008

Poland (1958-2006) added as a new country.

05/13/2008

Data for Czech Republic were revised and updated through 2006.

05/13/2008

Data for Total Germany, East Germany, and West Germany were revised and updated through 2006.

04/10/2008

Data for England and Wales were revised and updated through 2005.

04/09/2008

Data for Canada were revised and updated through 2005.

04/09/2008

Data for United States were revised and updated through 2005.

02/25/2008

Data for Spain were revised (including death counts for 2005) and updated through 2006.

02/04/2008

Data for Portugal were revised and updated through 2006.

01/28/2008

Data for Netherlands were revised and updated through 2006.   Deaths for 1860, 1913, and 2000-2002 were revised.

01/24/2008

Luxembourg (1960-2005) added to HMD.

12/18/2007

Data for Japan were revised and updated through 2006.

12/10/2007

Data for Ukraine were revised and updated through 2006

11/19/2007

Population estimates for Spain 2002-2006 were revised.

11/09/2007

Data for Switzerland were revised and updated through 2006.

11/02/2007

Data for Italy were revised and updated through 2004.

10/11/2007

Data for Belgium were revised;  a correction was made to the estimated sex distribution for deaths at age 0 in 1868-1876 and ages 1-9 in 1876.

10/08/2007

Data for Finland were revised and updated through 2006.

10/05/2007

Data for Iceland were revised and updated through 2006.

09/19/2007

Data for Russia were revised and updated through 2006.

09/11/2007

Data for the Slovak Republic were revised and updated thru 2006. Raw data on births for 1963, 1968, 1976, and 1978 were updated with recently revised counts.

09/07/2007

Slovenia (1983-2006) added as a new country.

08/30/2007

Data for Norway were revsied and updated through 2006.

08/13/2007

Data for Sweden were revsied and updated through 2006.

08/10/2007

Data for Denmark were revised and updated through 2006.

07/31/2007

Data for Japan were revised and updated through 2005.

07/30/2007

Data for Taiwan were revised and updated through 2005.

07/30/2007

Data for the United States were revised; birth counts for 1933-1959 were replaced with counts that have been adjusted for under-registration.

07/19/2007

Data for France (Total & Civilian) were revised and updated through 2005. Raw data on population estimates for 2000-05 were updated with recently published revised estimates.

07/10/2007

Belarus (1959-2005) added as a new country.

05/22/2007

Data for the United States were revised, extended backwards to 1933, and pdated through 2004.

05/22/2007

Data for Spain were revised: raw death counts for 1975-2004, which previously included an open age interval at the oldest ages, were updated to include deaths by Lexis triangle to the maximum age attained.

05/22/2007

Data for France (Total & Civilian) have been revised: the birth counts for 1893, 1896, 1946-1952, 1956, 1959, and 1974 were corrected; and the raw death counts for 1998-2004, which previously included an open age interval for ages 105+, were updated to include deaths by Lexis triangle to the maximum age attained.

05/22/2007

Data for Belgium were revised and updated through 2005.,/p>

05/22/2007

Data for Portugal were revised and extended backwards to 1940.

05/10/2007

Data for Belgium were revised; a data entry error in the birth count for males in 1996 was corrected.

05/10/2007

Taiwan (1970-2004) added to HMD.

04/26/2007

Updated data (1947-2005) for Austria were reposted; errors in population estimates for 1982-2000 have been corrected, which affects all population estimates since 1981. In addition, we now use December 31st population estimates for 1951-1970, whereas earlier HMD data for Austria used July 1st estimates for this period.

04/06/2007

Data for Lithuania were revised and updated through 2005.

04/05/2007

Due to the discovery of potential errors in the updated data for Austria, those data were removed from the HMD website and the previous version of the data (1947-2002) was reposted.

03/23/2007

Data for Austria were revised and updated through 2005.

03/14/2007

Data for East Germany (1956-2004) were revised.

03/12/2007

Data for Spain were revised and updated through 2005.

03/06/2007

Data for Latvia were revised and updated through 2005.

03/02/2007

Estonia (1959-2005) added as a new country.

03/01/2007

Data for Bulgaria were revised and updated through 2005.

02/26/2007

Data for Hungary were revised and updated through 2005.

02/26/2007

Data for Belgium were revised and extended backwards to 1841.

2/23/2007

Australia data updated through 2004.

2/23/2007

Canada data updated through 2004.

2/23/2007

Finland data updated through 2005.

2/232007

Iceland data updated through 2005.

2/23/2007

Norway data updated through 2005.

2/20/2007

East Germany data updated through 2004.

2/20/2007

West Germany data updated through 2004.

2/9/2007

Germany data updated through 2004.

1/26/2007

Denmark data updated through 2005.

12/18/2006

France Civilian and Total Population data updated through 2004.

11/16/2006

United States data extended backwards to 1946 and updated through 2003.

11/14/2006

Canada data updated through 2003.

11/13/2006

Sweden data updated through 2005.

10/27/2006

Switzerland data updated through 2005.

10/10/2006

Portugal data updated through 2005.

10/6/2006

Russia data updated through 2005.

8/22/2006

Italy data updated through 2003.

8/18/2006

Portugal (1956-2004) added to HMD.

7/5/2006

Ukraine (1959-2005) added to HMD.

5/17/2006

Czech Republic data updated through 2004.

5/17/2006

Netherlands data updated through 2004.

5/8/2006

Slovak Republic data extended backwards to 1950 and updated through 2005.

4/24/2006

Iceland data updated through 2004.

4/21/2006

Japan data updated through 2004.

4/10/2006

Finland data updated through 2004.

4/10/2006

Norway data updated through 2004

4/10/2006

Spain data updated through 2004.

3/30/2006

France, Civilian Population (1899-2003) added to HMD.

3/13/2006

Cohort life tables (1850-1912) added for the Netherlands.

3/3/2006

Sweden data updated through 2004.

2/10/2006

Added Lexis Maps of "raw death counts" and "raw population counts" to "8. Raw Data" section for all countries and areas.

2/2/2006

France data updated through 2003.

1/10/2006

Spain data updated through 2003.

1/10/2006

Italy data updated through 2002.

1/6/2006

Switzerland data updated through 2004.

11/30/2005

Australia (1921-2003) and Iceland (1838-2002) added as new countries.

10/25/2005

Data for civilian as well as total population of England and Wales (1841-2003) added to HMD.

10/24/2005

Slovak Republic (1980-2003) added as a new country.

10/11/2005

Entire HMD updated to incorporate several major methodological changes (see p.1 of the revised Methods Protocol). In addition, Russia was extended back to 1959 and updated through 2001; Hungary was updated through 2001; Austria, Canada, Germany (Unified, East, and West), Japan, and the United States were updated through 2002; England and Wales was updated through 2003; Denmark was updated through 2004. Finally, the data series for the national population of New Zealand was changed to begin in 1948 (rather than 1937) because of data quality issues for the 1937-47 data.

3/1/2005

Belgium (1931-2002) added to HMD.

2/25/2005

Swiss data updated through 2003.

2/15/2005

Data for Denmark extended back to 1835 and updated through 2002.

1/27/2005

Data for France updated through 2002 and Sweden updated through 2003.

1/20/2005

Data for Bulgaria updated through 2003. Lithuanian data extended back to 1959 and updated through 2003. Updated data for Spain through 2002 and for Italy through 2001.

12/9/2004

Data for Czech Republic updated through 2003.

12/6/2004

Data for Latvia updated through 2003.

10/11/2004

Data for New Zealand national population (1937-2003), Maori (1937-2003), and non-Maori (1876-2003) added to the HMD.

9/8/2004

Data for the Netherlands extended back to 1850 and updated through 2003.

8/25/2004

Data for Norway updated through 2002.

8/23/2004

Cohort death rates (1791-1970) and cohort life tables (1872-1909) added for Italy.

7/22/2004

Latvia (1959-2001) added as a new country.

6/3/2004

Finnish data updated through 2002 and extended back to 1878. French population estimates for 1991-1998 revised.

3/16/2004

French data updated through 2001.

3/4/2004

Spain (1908-2001) added to the HMD.

2/9/2004

Cohort life tables available on-line for England & Wales, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. Cohort death rates and exposure available for most populations (if the time series is sufficiently long).

1/22/2004

Swiss data updated through 2002. Italian data updated through 2000 and historical data added (back to 1872). Swedish data updated through 2002 and historical data added (back to 1751).

1/1/2004

Czech Republic (1948-2001) added to the HMD.

8/18/2003

Lithuania (1960-2001) added to the HMD.

4/15/2003

Italian data updated through 1999 and historical data added (back to 1906). Swedish data updated through 2001.

3/20/2003

Swiss data updated through 2001.

2/11/2003

New version of French data released with corrections.

5/15/2002

HMD debut: Data available on-line for 17 countries.