The number of people dying is five times higher in some parts of the UK than others, data reveals.
Tendring in Essex tops the charts, with official figures revealing 15.5 people died per 1,000 people last year.
In comparison, the death rate in Tower Hamlets is nearly five times lower, with the London borough’s death rate just 3.5 per 1,000 people, according to the analysis of data by MailOnline.
The Office for National Statistics data shows there were in excess of 607,000 deaths recorded across the UK in 2017.
London boroughs dominated the areas of the UK with the lowest death rates, making up all of the best 10 local authorities.
Following Tower Hamlets – home to around 308,000 people – came Newham (3.9) and Hackney (4.1).
Haringey, Lambeth, Southwark, Westminster, Camden, Islington and Wandsworth made up the rest of the top 10.
At the other end of the scale is Tendring, a district of Essex home to around 140,000 people, which includes Clacton-on-Sea.
It was followed by Rother in East Sussex (14.7), Inverclyde in Scotland, Christchurch in Dorset and East Lindsey in Lincolnshire (all 14).
The remaining areas at the tail end of the table were North Norfolk, West Somerset, West Dorset, Arun in West Sussex and Fylde in Lancashire.
It was suggested the places in the top 10 have a higher proportion of older people, bringing up their death rates.