Research and analysis

Measles notifications in England and Wales, by age group

Updated 10 August 2015

England and Wales (England only)

Year 1 year and under 1 to 4 years 5 to 9 years 10 to 14 years 15+ years unknown Total
2011† 450 (433) 942 (895) 359 (343) 201 (192) 397 (383) 6 (4) 2355 (2250)
2012† 839 (784) 1726 (1588) 600 (531) 414 (359) 619 (556) 13 (10) 4211 (3828)
2013† 1175 (968) 2290 (1857) 860 (684) 681 (392) 1171 (729) 16 (10) 6193 (4640)
2014*† 451 (403) 889 (792) 228 (206) 68 (61) 210 (161) 4 (4) 1850 (1627)

*Provisional data

†Provisions relating to laboratory notifications in the Health Protection (Notification) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/659) came into force on 1st October 2010, and significantly improve and extend the existing arrangements for statutory notification of infectious diseases in England. The statutory notification by diagnostic laboratories of specified causative agents of infectious disease to the HPA, which includes measles, mumps and rubella, will be reflected in future quarterly and annual summaries of confirmed cases of these infections.

Source: Notifications of Infectious disease

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To view data from 1989 to 2011, visit the National Archives website.