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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

10/26/2017

Estonia revised and updated through 2014.

10/26/2017

Latvia revised and updated through 2014.

10/26/2017

Lithuania revised and updated through 2014.

10/13/2017

UK countries: England & Wales (Civic & Total), Northern Ireland, Scotland, revised and updated through 2014.

10/11/2017

Sweden revised and updated through 2016.

08/28/2017

Italy revised and updated through 2014.

06/21/2017

France (Total & Civilian) revised and updated through 2015.

05/20/2017

Croatia (2002-2015) added as a new country.

05/10/2017

Netherlands revised and updated through 2014.

04/21/2017

Total Germany, East Germany, and West Germany revised and updated through 2015.

03/10/2017

Portugal was revised and updated through 2015.

03/08/2017

USA revised and updated through 2015.

02/17/2017

Australia revised and updated through 2014.

11/28/2016

Finland revised and updated through 2015.

09/14/2016

Japan revised and updated through 2014.

09/14/2016

Belgium revised and updated through 2015.

09/10/2016

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

09/07/2016

Taiwan revised and updated through 2014.

06/29/2016

Switzerland revised and updated through 2014.

05/27/2016

USA revised and updated through 2014.

05/16/2016

Hungary revised and updated through 2014.

05/09/2016

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

05/04/2016

Total Poland revised and updated through 2014.

04/29/2016

Total Germany, East Germany, and West Germany revised and updated through 2013.

04/27/2016

Spain revised and updated through 2014.

03/09/2016

Denmark revised and updated through 2014.

02/12/2016

Russia revised and updated through 2014.

01/13/2016

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

12/07/2015

Ireland revised and updated through 2014.

11/20/2015

Italy revised and updated through 2012.

11/20/2015

Luxembourg revised and updated through 2014.

11/18/2015

Slovakia revised and updated through 2014.

11/13/2015

Estonia revised and updated through 2013.

11/13/2015

Slovenia revised and updated through 2014.

11/11/2015

Israel revised and updated through 2014.

11/04/2015

Czech Republic revised and updated through 2014.

11/04/2015

Belarus revised and updated through 2014.

11/04/2015

Sweden revised and updated through 2014.

09/28/2015

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

09/25/2015

Lithuania revised and updated through 2013.

09/18/2015

Austria revised and updated through 2014.

09/14/2015

Norway revised and updated through 2014.

09/11/2015

Ukraine revised and updated through 2013.

09/09/2015

Latvia revised and updated through 2013.

08/31/2015

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

08/07/2015

USA revised and updated through 2013.

07/24/2015

Netherlands revised and updated through 2012.

07/17/2015

Iceland revised and updated through 2013.

06/02/2015

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

01/16/2015

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

11/26/2014

Australia revised and updated through 2011.

10/17/2014

Canada revised and updated through 2011.

07/07/2014

Belarus revised and updated through 2013.

05/09/2014

Japan revised and updated through 2012.

05/09/2014

Spain revised and updated through 2012.

02/05/2014

Belgium revised and updated through 2012.

01/17/2014

Portugal revised and updated through 2012.

01/10/2014

France (Total & Civilian) 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

Belarus revised and updated through 2012.

06/14/2013

Estonia revised and updated through 2011.

06/14/2013

Latvia revised and updated through 2011.

06/14/2013

Lithuania revised and updated through 2011.

06/14/2013

Total Germany, East Germany, and West Germany revised and updated through 2011.

06/07/2013

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

01/09/2013

Canada revised and updated through 2009.

01/07/2013

Denmark revised and updated through 2011.

01/04/2013

USA revised and updated through 2010.

01/04/2013

Switzerland revised and updated through 2011.

12/19/2012

Italy revised and updated through 2009.

11/28/2012

Czech Republic revised and updated through 2011.

11/02/2012

Total Germany, East Germany, and West Germany revised and updated through 2010.

10/09/2012

Latvia revised and updated through 2010.

10/05/2012

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

09/19/2012

Sweden revised and updated through 2011.

09/05/2012

Bulgaria revised and updated through 2010.

08/03/2012

Estonia revised and updated through 2010.

07/20/2012

USA revised and updated through 2009.

03/21/2012

Taiwan revised and updated through 2010.

03/19/2012

Australia revised and updated through 2009.

02/15/2012

Lithuania revised and updated through 2010.

01/09/2012

Austria revised and updated through 2010.

01/06/2012

Iceland revised and updated through 2010.

12/07/2011

Russia revised and updated through 2010.

11/18/2011

Ukraine revised and updated through 2009.

09/30/2011

Israel revised and updated through 2009.

09/26/2011

Belarus revised and updated through 2010.

08/26/2011

Switzerland revised and updated through 2009.

08/26/2011

Sweden revised and updated through 2010.

07/19/2011

Poland revised and updated through 2009.

07/13/2011

Spain revised and updated through 2009.

06/24/2011

Netherlands revised and updated through 2009.

05/13/2011

Total Germany, East Germany, and West Germany revised and updated through 2009.

05/11/2011

Russia revised and updated through 2009.

05/03/2011

Denmark revised and updated through 2009.

04/29/2011

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

04/20/2011

Luxembourg revised and updated through 2009.

04/20/2011

Italy revised and updated through 2009.

04/15/2011

Norway revised and updated through 2009.

04/15/2011

Hungary revised and updated through 2009.

03/22/2011

Ireland revised and updated through 2009.

03/02/2011

Belgium revised and updated through 2009.

02/17/2011

Czech Republic revised and updated through 2009.

02/14/2011

Slovakia revised and updated through 2009.

01/21/2011

Finland revised and updated through 2009.

01/18/2011

Italy revised and updated through 2007.

01/11/2011

Sweden revised and updated through 2008.

01/11/2011

Japan revised and updated through 2009.

12/08/2010

Slovenia revised and updated through 2009.

12/08/2010

Bulgaria revised and updated through 2009.

11/23/2010

Israel revised and updated through 2008.

11/23/2010

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

11/19/2010

Poland revised and updated through 2009.

11/19/2010

Netherlands revised and updated through 2008.

11/19/2010

Latvia revised and updated through 2009.

11/17/2010

Lithuania revised and updated through 2009.

11/17/2010

Estonia revised and updated through 2009.

11/05/2010

USA revised and updated through 2007.

11/05/2010

Luxembourg revised and updated through 2007.

11/02/2010

Taiwan revised and updated through 2009.

09/22/2010

Canada revised and updated through 2007.

09/17/2010

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

09/15/2010

Portugal revised and updated through 2009.

09/03/2010

Denmark revised and updated through 2008.

08/26/2010

Norway revised and updated through 2008.

08/25/2010

Iceland revised and updated through 2008.

05/11/2010

Belgium revised and updated through 2007.

05/11/2010

Finland revised and updated through 2008.

05/11/2010

Japan revised and updated through 2008.

03/05/2010

Slovak Republic revised and updated through 2008.

03/05/2010

Austria revised and updated through 2008.

02/25/2010

Russia revised and updated through 2008.

02/16/2010

Total Germany, East Germany, and West Germany revised and updated through 2008.

11/02/2009

France (Total and Civilian) revised and updated through 2007.

09/24/2009

Canada revised and updated through 2006.

08/18/2009

Taiwan revised and updated through 2008.

08/18/2009

Czech Republic revised and updated through 2008.

08/12/2009

USA revised and updated through 2006.

08/12/2009

Australia revised and updated through 2007.

07/28/2009

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

05/23/2009

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

04/08/2009

Japan revised and updated through 2007.

04/01/2009

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

03/24/2009

Bulgaria revised and updated through 2007.

03/24/2009

Hungary revised and updated through 2006.

02/13/2009

Norway revised and updated through 2007.

02/13/2009

Italy revised and updated through 2006.

02/04/2009

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

01/16/2009

England and Wales Total and Civilian 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

Lithuania revised and updated through 2007.

12/12/2008

Latvia revised and updated through 2007.

12/04/2008

Estonia revised and updated through 2007.

11/03/2008

Sweden revised and updated through 2007.

11/03/2008

Finland revised and updated through 2007.

10/29/2008

Taiwan revised and updated through 2007.

10/27/2008

Iceland revised and updated through 2007.

10/24/2008

Switzerland revised and updated through 2007.

10/22/2008

Denmark revised and updated through 2007.

10/22/2008

Portugal revised and updated through 2007.

10/22/2008

Italy revised and updated through 2005.

10/14/2008

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

10/07/2008

Belarus revised and updated through 2007.

10/03/2008

Belgium revised and updated through 2006.

09/22/2008

Luxembourg revised and updated through 2006.

06/04/2008

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

05/13/2008

Czech Republic revised and updated through 2006.

05/13/2008

Total Germany, East Germany, and West Germany revised and updated through 2006.

04/10/2008

England and Wales revised and updated through 2005.

04/09/2008

Canada revised and updated through 2005.

04/09/2008

United States revised and updated through 2005.

02/25/2008

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

02/04/2008

Portugal revised and updated through 2006.

01/28/2008

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

01/24/2008

Luxembourg (1960-2005) added as a new country.

12/18/2007

Japan revised and updated through 2006.

12/10/2007

Ukraine revised and updated through 2006

11/19/2007

Population estimates for Spain 2002-2006 revised.

11/09/2007

Switzerland revised and updated through 2006.

11/02/2007

Italy revised and updated through 2004.

10/11/2007

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

10/08/2007

Finland revised and updated through 2006.

10/05/2007

Iceland revised and updated through 2006.

09/19/2007

Russia revised and updated through 2006.

09/11/2007

the Slovak Republic 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

Norway revsied and updated through 2006.

08/13/2007

Sweden revsied and updated through 2006.

08/10/2007

Denmark revised and updated through 2006.

07/31/2007

Japan revised and updated through 2005.

07/30/2007

Taiwan revised and updated through 2005.

07/30/2007

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

07/19/2007

France (Total & Civilian) 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

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

05/22/2007

Spain 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

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

Belgium revised and updated through 2005.

05/22/2007

Portugal revised and extended backwards to 1940.

05/10/2007

Belgium revised; a data entry error in the birth count for males in 1996 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

Lithuania 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) reposted.

03/23/2007

Austria revised and updated through 2005.

03/14/2007

East Germany (1956-2004) revised.

03/12/2007

Spain revised and updated through 2005.

03/06/2007

Latvia revised and updated through 2005.

03/02/2007

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

03/01/2007

Bulgaria revised and updated through 2005.

02/26/2007

Hungary revised and updated through 2005.

02/26/2007

Belgium revised and extended backwards to 1841.

2/23/2007

Australia updated through 2004.

2/23/2007

Canada updated through 2004.

2/23/2007

Finland updated through 2005.

2/23/2007

Iceland updated through 2005.

2/23/2007

Norway updated through 2005.

2/20/2007

East Germany updated through 2004.

2/20/2007

West Germany updated through 2004.

2/9/2007

Germany data updated through 2004.

1/26/2007

Denmark updated through 2005.

12/18/2006

France Civilian and Total Population updated through 2004.

11/16/2006

United States extended backwards to 1946 and updated through 2003.

11/14/2006

Canada updated through 2003.

11/13/2006

Sweden updated through 2005.

10/27/2006

Switzerland updated through 2005.

10/10/2006

Portugal updated through 2005.

10/6/2006

Russia updated through 2005.

8/22/2006

Italy 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 updated through 2004.

5/17/2006

Netherlands updated through 2004.

5/8/2006

Slovak Republic extended backwards to 1950 and updated through 2005.

4/24/2006

Iceland updated through 2004.

4/21/2006

Japan data updated through 2004.

4/10/2006

Finland updated through 2004.

4/10/2006

Norway data updated through 2004

4/10/2006

Spain 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 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 updated through 2003.

1/10/2006

Spain updated through 2003.

1/10/2006

Italy updated through 2002.

1/6/2006

Switzerland updated through 2004.

11/30/2005

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

10/25/2005

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 extended back to 1959 and updated through 2001; Hungary updated through 2001; Austria, Canada, Germany (Unified, East, and West), Japan, and the United States were updated through 2002; England and Wales updated through 2003; Denmark updated through 2004. Finally, the data series for the national population of New Zealand 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

Denmark extended back to 1835 and updated through 2002.

1/27/2005

France updated through 2002 and Sweden updated through 2003.

1/20/2005

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

Czech Republic updated through 2003.

12/6/2004

Latvia updated through 2003.

10/11/2004

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

9/8/2004

the Netherlands extended back to 1850 and updated through 2003.

8/25/2004

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

The HMD series Finnish updated through 2002 and extended back to 1878. French population estimates for 1991-1998 were revised.

3/16/2004

French 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 updated through 2002. Italian updated through 2000 and the historical data were added (back to 1872). Swedish 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 updated through 1999 and historical data added (back to 1906). Swedish data updated through 2001.

3/20/2003

Swiss 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.