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Date Last Updated: 06-09-2017

Survey Name:

Vital Statistics

Survey purpose:

To provide information on mortality in Ireland. Used in mortality analysis, population estimates and life expectancy

Legislative Basis National:

The data is collected under the Vital Statistics Act 1952 and Section 73 of the Civil Registration Act 2004. Periodicity:

Legislative Basis European:

Regulation (EU) No 1260/2013



Statistical Population:

All deaths in Ireland.

Sampling Frame:

Not Applicable

Reference Area:

The State,Region,County.

Time Coverage:

The CSO have published annual reports from 1953.

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

Not Applicable

Survey Size:

Not Applicable

Principal Variables:

Date of death, Address of residence of deceased, Place of death, Cause of death, Occupation of deceased, Age of deceased, Sex of deceased, Marital Status of deceased.

Principal External Users:

Census of Population, Dept of Social Protection, The General Public, Researchers, Academics and the Media.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Social & Demographic Statistics

Contact Person:

Carol Anne Hennessy

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Marie Crowley and Gemma Duff

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000