Downloading the HMD in zipped data files

To facilitate rapid downloads, the database has been organized into zipped data files. Two series of files are intended for different purposes and for different users.

For users who want to obtain all available data for an individual country or for all countries, the zipped data files labeled "By country" are recommended. The file organization follows internal practices and is not particularly user-friendly, but all publicly-available HMD data are included in this set.

For users who only want information of a given kind for all countries, the files "By statistic" are recommended. In this case the file organization is simpler, but only certain parts of the database (i.e., items labeled "Complete Data Series" on country pages) are available in this format.

By statistic

HMD statistic component Link to zip file and its size
Period data
Birth Counts (85,4 Kb)
Death Counts (21,4 Mb)
Population estimates (January 1) (9,7 Mb)
Exposure to Risk (14,4 Mb)
Death Rates (10,6 Mb)
Life Tables - Male (20,8 Mb)
Life Tables - Female (20,7 Mb)
Life Tables - Both Sexes (20,8 Mb)
Life Expectancy at Birth (119,3 Kb)
Cohort data
Exposure to Risk (14,4 Mb)
Death Rates (11 Mb)
Life Tables - Male (5,1 Mb)
Life Tables - Female (5,1 Mb)
Life Tables - Both Sexes (5,1 Mb)
Life Expectancy at Birth (30,3 Kb)
All HMD statistics icon 159,40 MB

By country

Previous Versions

Date Statistics Countries
15.09.2022 (159,40 MB) (338,87 MB)
12.08.2022 (159,34 MB) (338,68 MB)
11.08.2022 (159,28 MB) (334,28 MB)
20.07.2022 (159,15 MB) (331,42 MB)