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This chapter contains statistics on births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships and babies' names which are compiled by the Central Statistics Office on behalf of the Minister for Social Protection. 

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1.1 Births by age of mother at maternity
         
              
 Total births Births outside marriage/civil partnership
           
Age200920102011201220132014 200920102011201220132014
              
             
15 and under454736272723 454736272623
16-192,2041,99616541,5891,3541,230 2,0311,8091,5041,4321,1921,077
20-248,8448,0877,3216,8906,4046,016 6,8346,3265,9045,5725,2864,985
25-2918,23117,81616,69315,30813,96013,199 7,8908,0137,8927,5937,2397,355
30-3425,40626,09126,76426,02825,37824,850 5,0495,5705,9566,3146,3776,477
35-3917,33617,48417,72617,81917,81318,064 2,6922,8372,9923,3133,3543,586
40-443,2933,4593,6583,7923,7663,829 657710775863865906
45 and over163172169215223248 424828635380
Age not stated322212653 12124211
All ages75,55475,17474,03371,67468,93067,462 25,25225,37225,09125,17924,39324,490
Source: CSO

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There were 67,462 births registered in 2014, 1,468 fewer than in 2013.  There were 24,490 births registered as outside marriage, accounting for 36.3% of all births.   Almost 64% of of the 67,462 births registered in 2014 were to women aged between 30 and 39.

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1.2 Deaths classified by cause and rates, per 100,000 population
              
Number of deaths Death rates per 100,000
Cause of death200920102011201220132014 200920102011201220132014
         
Infectious and parasitic diseases239257235223229297 5.35.65.14.95.06.4
Malignant neoplasms8,3368,1358,6668,5718,8148,880 183.9178.6189.4186.9191.9192.6
Diseases of the circulatory system9,5079,5949,2369,4809,6548,899 209.7210.6201.9206.7210.2193.1
Diseases of the respiratory system3,6063,2803,4383,4973,5813,388 79.572.075.176.378.073.5
Diseases of the digestive system1,1471,1401,0481,1581,1121,052 25.325.022.925.324.222.8
External causes of injury and poisoning1,7261,6601,6931,5771,5071,560 38.136.437.034.432.833.8
of which:              
    Suicide552495554541475459 12.210.912.111.810.310.0
Other3,8193,8954,1404,6805,1215,019 84.285.590.5102.1111.5108.9
Total Deaths28,38027,96128,456 29,18630,01829,095 626.0613.9622.0636.6653.5631.2
Source: CSO

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There were 29,095 deaths registered in 2014.  Of these, malignant neoplasms and diseases of the circulatory system account for just over 61% of all deaths.

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1.3 Summary data for marriages 2004 - 2014
          
  20042005200620072008200920102011201220132014
             
State 20,97921,35522,08922,75622,18721,62720,59419,85520,71320,68022,045
             
Marriages per 1,000 population5.25.25.25.24.94.84.54.34.54.54.8
             
Average age of groom 33.033.133.233.433.834.034.134.634.734.935.0
             
Average age of bride 30.931.031.231.331.731.832.032.532.632.833.0
             
Percentage of marriages by           
 age of groom %%%%%%%%%%%
  Under 20 0.60.50.60.50.50.50.50.50.50.60.4
  20-24 4.54.84.74.03.03.33.02.32.52.42.3
  25-29 31.530.329.429.127.727.225.422.421.820.019.7
  30-34 36.637.037.037.537.536.838.339.739.841.040.5
  35-39 14.914.715.716.317.017.317.818.618.819.019.7
  Over 40 11.912.612.712.714.114.915.016.516.617.017.3
             
Percentage of marriages by           
 age of bride %%%%%%%%%%%
  Under 20 1.11.21.41.10.91.31.41.11.11.11.1
  20-24 9.59.68.67.86.87.25.74.94.74.34.4
  25-29 40.939.739.039.438.136.034.932.631.329.428.7
  30-34 31.531.532.132.433.633.836.237.638.739.739.5
  35-39 9.710.311.111.411.912.112.613.513.614.714.8
  Over 40 7.27.67.97.88.79.69.310.310.510.811.5
             
Form of ceremony            
  Roman Catholic 15,97815,86716,21116,85415,97814,62413,78113,15613,49712,92113,072
  Church of Ireland 539553530526534447427448433453445
  Presbyterian 1271191611761601118967847281
  Methodist 2117262032212715192527
  Jewish 4521511
  Other religious 243232331842052794018831,112538
  Civil marriages 4,2864,7625,1275,1465,2996,2145,9915,7685,7976,0966,167
  Humanist Association 895
  Spiritualist Union of Ireland 819
             
Country of future residence outside           
Republic of Ireland 2,0571,8901,9171,7981,9091,8351,7621,8432,0652,3162,668
  Northern Ireland 281257346330367362289304318319432
  England and Wales 1,0479909329159818998108469259471,058
  Scotland 7867847595867692648074
  Europe (remainder) 130129115113114124146139148152157
  U.S.A 353281248211165158164169176198192
  Elsewhere 168166192154187206277293434620755
  Not stated 4912111
             
             
Percentage of marriages with country of residence outside%%%%%%%%%%%
Republic of Ireland9.98.98.77.98.68.58.69.310.011.212.1
Source: CSO

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There were 22,045 marriages in 2014, the highest number since 2008 when 22,187 marriages were registered.  The average age of brides and grooms continues to rise.  In 2014, the average age of grooms and brides is 35 years and 33 years respectively,  the highest recorded to date.

X-axis labelMarriages by form of Ceremony, 2014
Roman
Catholic
59.3
Civil
Marriages
28
Humanist
Association
4.1
Spiritualist
Union
3.7
Other
Religious
5
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Show Table: Civil Partnerships registered in 2014 classified by future residence of partners

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There were 392 civil partnership ceremonies in 2014, 242 male unions and 150 female unions.  Over three-quarter or 76% of these same-sex couples reside in the Leinster area with 39.5% giving an address in Dublin City as their future residence. 

Excluding Dublin, Cork City and County had the highest number of civil partnerships registered (7.6%). In contrast, Donegal and Monaghan had no civil partnerships registered in 2014.  There were 15 partnerships whose future address was listed as being outside the state.

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1.5 Top 25 babies' names registered in 2014, in order of popularity, with corresponding rank between 2009 and 2014
               
Boys' name201420132012201120102009 Girls' name201420132012201120102009
Jack111111Emily111127 
James222245Sophie232211 
Daniel333433Emma323333 
Conor445554Grace494475 
Sean554322Ava578862 
Adam666777Ella647111118 
Luke713111299Amelia7512323439 
Noah81019232641Mia8116122014 
Harry99782028Lucy989748 
Charlie101512201927Aoife1061113109 
Dylan11209101011Lily1117551420 
Alex1212181088Sarah121010654 
Oisin131414151717Hannah131413172223 
Michael1481091210Chloe1413159910 
Liam151813171515Sophia152021293350 
Ryan1677666Anna161222181316 
Thomas171117182218Katie1718141086 
Cian181715131412Kate181518151913 
Patrick191621211819Ellie192328242836 
Cillian202323222121Olivia202730282739 
Darragh211820191614Holly212419231121 
Jamie222116141113Ruby221620202317 
David232827242525Saoirse232217191825 
Aaron242422161316Lauren242123222112 
John252725262421Caoimhe251916142421 
Source: CSO

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Jack and Emily are the most popular babies' names in 2014.  Jack continues to be the most popular boys' name for the 8th year in a row and Emily is the top girls name for the 4th successive year.

 

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