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CSO statistical release, 30 November 2017, 11am

Vital Statistics

Quarter 2 2017

                                    Quarter 2 2017Quarter 2 2016
   
Births15,22216,219
Deaths 7,3157,697
Marriages 5,6165,659
Natural increase7,9078,522 

The numbers of births and deaths fall by 997 (6.1%) and 382 (5.0%) respectively compared to the same period in 2016.

Figure 1 Births, deaths and natural increase, 2007-2017, Quarter 2
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There were 15,222 births in quarter 2 2017, 997 births, or 6.1%, less than the same period in 2016.  This corresponds to a birth rate of 12.7 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 1.2 from quarter 2 2016.

There were 7,315 deaths in quarter 2 2017, a decrease of 5.0% (or 382 deaths) from quarter 2 2016. This equates to a death rate of 6.1 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.5 from quarter 2 2016.

There were 46 infant deaths registered in quarter 2 2017 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.0 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in quarter 2 2017 resulted in a natural increase of population of 7,907 persons.

Births

There were 7,732 male births and 7,490 female births in quarter 2 2017.  The 15,222 births represent an annual birth rate of 12.7 per thousand population.  This rate is 1.2 less than the corresponding quarter of 2016.  See tables 4 and 5.

Age of mothers

The average age of first time mothers was 31.1, up 0.3 years from the same period in the previous year.  The average age of mothers at maternity for births registered in quarter 2 2017 was 32.8 years, 0.1 higher than quarter 2 2016. The average age of first time mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.8 while the average age of all mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 30.2 years.  In the same quarter in 2016, the average age of mothers having their first baby outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.5 years while it was 30.0 years for all mothers for births registered outside of marriage/civil partnership.  See tables 9 and 10.

Births and marriage/civil partnerships

In quarter 2 2017 there were 9,547 (62.7%) births registered as within marriage and of these 1 was within a civil partnership.

There were 5,675 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 37.3% of all births in quarter 2 2017.  The highest percentage of births outside marriage/civil partnership was in Waterford City at 61.2% and the lowest was in Leitrim with 23.7%.  In the same quarter in 2016, there were 5,806 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 35.8% of all births.  See table 8.

Location of births

The highest number of births registered was in Dublin City with 1,704 (11.2% of total live births in the country) followed by Cork County with 1,433 (9.4%) registered births.   Leitrim had the lowest number with 93 (0.6%) registered births in quarter 2 2017. The same pattern was reflected in quarter 2 2016 when Dublin City accounted for 1,780 or 11.0% of births followed by Cork County with 1,430 (8.8%).  Leitrim had the lowest number, 105 births (0.6%), registered in quarter 2 2016.  See table 8.

Nationality of mothers

Of the 15,222 births in quarter 2 2017, there were 11,655 babies (76.6%) born to mothers of Irish nationality compared to 12,379 (76.3%) in quarter 2 2016.  See table 11.

Birth order

A total of 5,734 births (37.7%) were to first time mothers in quarter 2 2017.  Second time mothers had 5,351 births (35.2%).  These accounted for a total of 72.8% of births of stated parity.  See table 6 and figure 2.

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Birth Order Q2 2017 (%)
1st37.6691630534752
2nd35.1530679279989
3rd17.8885823150703
4th6.1489948758376
5th and over3.14019182761792

Deaths

There were 7,315 deaths registered in quarter 2 2017, of these 3,800 were male while 3,515 were female.  The quarter 2 2017 total is 5.0% less than in the corresponding quarter of 2016 when 7,697 deaths were registered.  See table 12.

Infant and neonatal mortality

There were 46 infant deaths registered in quarter 2 2017 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.0 deaths per 1,000 live births, the same rate as that recorded in the same period in 2016.  Neonatal deaths are deaths of infants at ages under 4 weeks.  There were 37 neonatal deaths registered in quarter 2 2017, giving a neonatal mortality rate of 2.4 deaths per 1,000 live births, which was an increase of 0.2 from quarter 2 2016.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 3.

Under 1 yr ratesinfantneonatal
Q1 20143.73.2
Q2 20143.32.5
Q3 20144.32.7
Q4 20143.42.6
Q1 20153.21.8
Q2 20152.11.9
Q3 201532.5
Q4 20154.13.1
Q1 20163.82.7
Q2 201632.2
Q3 20162.92.3
Q4 20163.32.4
Q1 20172.41.9
Q2201732.4
Under 1 yr ratesinfantneonatal
Q1 20143.73.2
Q2 20143.32.5
Q3 20144.32.7
Q4 20143.42.6
Q1 20153.21.8
Q2 20152.11.9
Q3 201532.5
Q4 20154.13.1

Cause of death

Diseases of the Heart and Arteries:

Diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 2,208 deaths, or an annual rate of 1.8 per 1,000 population.  Of these, 1,061 were due to ischaemic heart disease and 423 to cerebrovascular disease.   See tables  2, 13, 14 and figure 4.

Malignant Cancers:

There were 2,231 deaths from malignant neoplasms.  This is equivalent to an annual rate of 1.9  per 1,000 population.

Lung Diseases:

Deaths from chronic lower respiratory disease numbered 370; pneumonia accounted for 256 deaths and 297 deaths resulted from all other respiratory diseases. 

Accidents, suicides and other:

There were 310 deaths due to accidents, suicides and other external causes.  Accidents accounted for 54.5% (169) of these deaths while suicides accounted for 37.1% (115).  Of these 115 deaths, 81.7% were male (94).

Dementia and Alzheimers:

There are 2 new tables included since Quarter 1 2017 presenting data on deaths due to dementia and alzheimers.  In Quarter 2 2017 there were 373 deaths due to dementia of which 244 (or 65.4%) were female while there were 124 deaths due to alzheimers of which 82 (or 66.1%) were female.  See tables 18 and 19.

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Principle causes of death Q2 2017
Circulatory
diseases
30.2
External
causes
4.2
Respiratory
diseases
12.6
Remainder22.5
Malignant
neoplasms
30.5

Age at death

The leading cause of death in quarter 2 2017 varied widely by age group.  For those aged from 15 to 44 years, external causes of death including accidents, suicide and other ranked first (125 deaths).  Among individuals aged 45-74, cancers were the leading cause, while for those aged 75 and older, it was diseases of the heart and arteries. 

There were 5,931 deaths of persons aged 65 and over registered in quarter 2 2017.  This represents an annual death rate of 36.5 per 1,000 population aged 65 and over and represents a decrease of 3.8 when compared with the corresponding quarter of 2016.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 5.

The average (mean) time-lag between the date of death and the registration of death was 49 days while the median (mid-point in data) was 19 days for quarter 2 2017.

 

Code Generator for HighCharts V1.1CancerHeartLung Accident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 156.301.66.385.9
15-4423.214142.719.1
45-7446.924.27.85.115.9
75 and over2334.7161.325.1
Code Generator for HighCharts V1.1CancerHeartLung Accident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 156.304.84.884.1
15-4417.49.42.357.713.1
45-7446.722.57.57.715.6
75 and over23.434.313.92.126.3

Natural Increase

The natural increase in the population (births minus deaths) for quarter 2 2017 was 7,907.  This represents a rate of 6.6 per 1,000 population, 0.7 less than quarter 2 2016.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 1.

Marriages/Civil Partnerships

The number of marriages registered during the quarter was 5,616, of which 183 were same sex marriages. This is equivalent to an annual marriage rate of 4.7 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.1 from quarter 2 2016.  See tables 3 and 4.

Same sex marriage legislation came into effect on the 16th November 2015.

Civil Partnership legislation was introduced in Ireland on the 1st January,  2011.  From 16th November 2015, when same sex marriages legislation came into effect, same sex couples no longer had the option to apply for a Civil Partnership.  However, couples that had given the required 3 months' notice of a Civil Partnership prior to 16th November 2015 were still entitled to have a Civil Partnership ceremony after that date.  There were no civil partnerships registered in quarter 2 2017.  There were also no civil partnerships registered in the corresponding quarter of 2016.  See tables 3 and 4.

Population

The estimated population (usual residence) in April 2017 was 4,792,490.

Table 1 Births classified by age of mother at maternity by quarter, 2012, 2016 and 2017 and their corresponding annual age specific (asfr) and total period fertility rates (tpfr)
 Q2 2012Q2 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017
  % ofFertility % ofFertility % ofFertility % ofFertility
Age of motherNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrate
 < 20 years3882.211.52621.67.52971.88.52531.76.7
  20-24 years1,78910.051.41,3708.450.01,3678.349.91,2808.437.7
  25-29 years3,91121.888.02,86017.679.92,89617.680.92,64617.471.4
  30-34 years6,43735.8128.15,81835.9126.05,78435.1125.35,23934.4115.4
  35-39 years4,42824.796.94,81329.799.25,03330.5103.74,69830.993.1
  40-44 years9485.322.71,0226.322.91,0216.222.81,0386.822.7
  45+ years520.31.3740.51.8890.52.2680.41.6
  Not stated50.00.00.00.0
  Total17,958100.02.016,219100.01.916,487100.02.015,222100.01.7
Table 2a Deaths registered by cause of death and by quarter, 2012, 2016 and 2017
 Malignant Cancers % of total Diseases of the heart and arteries% of total Lung diseases% of total Accidents, Suicides & Others% of total Other Causes% of total Total% of total
Q2 20172,23130.52,20830.292312.63104.21,64322.57,315100.0
Q1 20172,55728.22,64329.11,46216.12582.82,14723.79,067100.0
Q2 20162,25529.32,40031.21,03913.52733.51,73022.57,697100.0
Q2 20122,03728.8 2,31432.7 89212.6 3845.4 1,45320.5 7,080100.0
Table 2b Deaths registered by cause of death, by age and region, Second Quarter 2017
 Malignant Cancers % of totalDiseases of the heart and arteries% of totalLung diseases% of totalAccidents, Suicides & Others% of totalOther Causes% of totalTotal% of total
Persons            
Under 1462.8460.6
1 - 410.030.240.1
5 - 1430.110.141.360.4140.2
15 - 2440.220.1268.4130.8450.6
25 - 34140.690.430.34514.5181.1891.2
35 - 44502.2301.45417.4251.51592.2
45 - 541597.1763.4111.24915.8603.73554.9
55 - 6433214.91667.5363.93511.31036.36729.2
65 - 7460927.332614.813614.73611.621012.8131718.0
75 - 8468530.765929.830533.0299.448429.5216229.6
85 +37416.894042.643146.73210.367541.1245233.5
Total2231100.02208100.0923100.0310100.01643100.07315100.0
             
Males            
Under 1191.2190.3
1 - 410.030.240.1
5 - 1410.010.131.040.290.1
15 - 2430.120.1196.170.4310.4
25 - 3490.460.320.23812.360.4610.8
35 - 44190.9241.14414.2181.11051.4
45 - 54753.4582.691.03812.3372.32173.0
55 - 641818.11245.6171.8309.7573.54095.6
65 - 7433615.12159.7788.5258.11187.277210.6
75 - 8438317.238317.316517.9144.525615.6120116.4
85 +1878.435316.019821.5134.222113.597213.3
Total119553.6116552.847050.922472.374645.4380051.9
             
Females            
Under 1271.6270.4
1 - 4
5 - 1420.110.320.150.1
15 - 2410.072.360.4140.2
25 - 3450.230.110.172.3120.7280.4
35 - 44311.460.3103.270.4540.7
45 - 54843.8180.820.2113.5231.41381.9
55 - 641516.8421.9192.151.6462.82633.6
65 - 7427312.21115.0586.3113.5925.65457.5
75 - 8430213.527612.514015.2154.822813.996113.1
85 +1878.458726.623325.2196.145427.6148020.2
Total103646.4104347.245349.18627.789754.6351548.1
             
Region            
Border28112.627312.411912.93711.919812.190812.4
Midland59726.854624.722324.23812.344026.8184425.2
West2079.31657.59410.24414.21539.36639.1
Dublin2029.11978.99510.3227.11438.76599.0
Mid-East1325.91486.7556.03110.01146.94806.6
Mid-West27212.226512.010611.53210.319311.786811.9
South-East33014.838117.312413.46420.624414.9114315.6
South-West2109.423310.610711.64213.51589.675010.3
Total2231100.02208100.0923100.03101001643100.07315100.0
Table 3 Marriages, civil partnerships, births, deaths and natural increase
 Marriages1 Live Births Deaths 
 TotalOpposite sexSame sexCivil PartnershipsTotalFirstOutside marriage/civil partnershipsAverage Age TotalInfantNeo-natal65 & overNatural Increase
Quarter 1
20122,8128219,3137,6936,92931.87,97961456,44511,334
20133,3125217,5636,7526,40632.18,34755366,7829,216
20143,6206817,6996,8126,43932.38,11065566,6409,589
20153,5467817,1836,4566,20232.58,60455317,1758,579
20163,5033,320183716,4806,2456,03732.78,60963457,1417,871
20173,4813,33914216,4876,1816,22932.89,06740327,7167,420
            
Quarter 2            
20125,41112017,9586,7186,16431.97,08047415,62910,878
20135,2127217,1076,3725,82432.27,64458386,2069,463
20145,4319616,5026,1695,94932.37,19755415,7429,305
20155,5169316,0646,0215,78632.57,56534306,1688,499
20165,6595,36929016,2195,8985,80632.77,69748366,2968,522
20175,6165,43318315,2225,7345,67532.87,31546375,9317,907
            
Quarter 3            
20127,71212517,9856,9746,25032.06,82579615,25711,160
20137,54112017,7296,6086,24332.16,98359465,52210,746
20148,03811917,1976,4236,32932.37,00174465,52610,196
20158,19714917,1286,3676,28532.46,85152425,48310,277
20168,3918,03835316,4586,2186,05632.67,12949385,7179,329
2017             
            
Quarter 4            
20124,77810216,9696,5546,00132.16,96463475,43710,005
20134,6158916,5316,3795,92032.27,04456445,4709,487
20144,95610916,0646,2315,86332.36,78755415,3619,277
20154,8574,766915615,5346,0235,71732.56,93264485,5048,602
20165,0734,84323014,7405,6815,44932.96,95548365,6427,785
2017            
            
Total            
201220,71342972,22527,93925,34431.928,84825019422,76843,377
201320,68033368,93026,11124,39332.1 30,01822816423,98038,912
201422,04539267,46225,63524,58032.3 29,09524918423,26938,367
201522,11622,0259137665,90924,86723,99032.5 29,95220515124,33035,957
201622,62621,5701,056763,89724,04223,34832.7 30,39020815524,79633,507
2017              
1 2011-2016 Marriage & Civil Partnership figures are final. Marriage data for 2017 is subject to revision.
See Background Notes for changes in methodology effective from 2007.
Table 4 Annual marriage, civil partnership, birth, death and natural increase rates per 1,000 population1
 Marriages5 Live Births Deaths 
 TotalOpposite sexSame sexCivil Partnerships5Total% First births 2% Outside marriage/civil partnerships TotalInfant 3 MortalityNeo-natal4 Mortality65 & overNatural Increase
Quarter 1
20122.50.0716.940.035.97.03.22.348.59.9
20132.90.0515.338.636.57.33.12.049.48.0
20143.20.0615.438.636.47.13.73.246.88.4
20153.10.0714.937.636.17.53.21.848.97.4
20163.02.90.20.0114.237.936.67.43.82.747.16.8
20173.02.90.114.137.537.87.82.41.949.36.4
            
Quarter 2   
20124.70.1015.737.534.3 6.22.62.341.09.5
20134.50.0614.937.334.0 6.73.42.243.78.2
20144.80.0814.337.536.1 6.23.32.539.28.1
20154.80.0813.937.536.0 6.52.11.940.77.3
20164.84.60.213.936.435.8 6.63.02.240.37.3
20174.74.50.212.737.737.3 6.13.02.436.56.6
            
Quarter 3   
20126.70.1115.738.934.86.04.43.438.39.7
20136.60.1015.437.435.26.13.32.638.99.4
20147.00.1014.937.536.86.14.32.737.78.8
20157.10.1314.837.336.75.93.02.536.28.9
20167.26.90.314.137.836.86.13.02.336.68.0
2017            
            
Quarter 4   
20124.20.0914.838.735.46.13.72.839.68.7
20134.00.0814.438.735.86.13.42.738.58.3
20144.30.0913.938.936.55.93.42.636.68.1
20154.24.10.10.0513.438.836.86.04.13.136.37.4
20164.34.10.212.638.537.06.03.32.436.16.7
2017            
             
Total   
20124.50.0915.838.835.16.33.52.741.49.5
20134.50.0715.038.035.4 6.53.32.442.28.5
20144.80.0914.638.136.4 6.33.72.739.78.3
20154.84.80.00.0814.237.836.4 6.53.12.340.17.8
20164.84.60.20.0013.737.636.5 6.53.32.439.67.2
2017             
1 Rates are calculated using the Usual Residence population figures.
2 First births divided by the total number of live births (excluding those with unstated parity), multiplied by 100.
3 Infant mortality is the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births.
4 Neonatal mortality is the number of neonatal (infants aged under 4 weeks) deaths per 1,000 live births.
5 2011-2016 Marriage & Civil Partnership rates are final. Marriage rates for 2017 are subject to revision.
Table 5 Births registered, classified by area of residence of mother, April - June 2017
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
STATE15,2227,7327,49012.7
     
LEINSTER8,6764,3424,33413.1
Carlow173789512.0
Dublin City1,70484985512.5
South Dublin95449146317.1
Fingal1,18355962415.8
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 6623223409.4
Kildare79838940914.1
Kilkenny27215012210.9
Laois29815913913.8
Longford124566811.9
Louth38920018911.9
Meath64432032412.9
Offaly25613212412.9
Westmeath29915214713.3
Wexford45622722912.1
Wicklow46425820612.8
    
MUNSTER3,9982,0241,97412.4
Clare34717317411.6
Cork City32716216510.7
Cork County1,43373569813.6
Kerry37818419410.3
Limerick City195969913.5
Limerick County 44724520213.0
North Tipperary22611211412.5
South Tipperary29215014213.0
Waterford City129636610.8
Waterford County22410412013.0
    
CONNACHT1,63286277011.9
Galway City2079311411.1
Galway County61833128713.6
Leitrim93454811.5
Mayo34118815310.4
Roscommon1901068411.6
Sligo183998411.2
    
ULSTER (PART OF)91650441212.2
Cavan30316114215.8
Donegal42623918710.6
Monaghan1871048312.0
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:    
Border1,58184873312.0
Midland97749947813.2
West1,35671863812.0
Dublin4,5032,2212,28213.3
Mid-East1,90696793913.3
Mid-West1,21562658912.5
South-East1,54677277412.0
South-West2,1381,0811,05712.4
1 Births per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated usual residence 2017 population.
Table 6 Births registered, classified by age of mother and previous number of liveborn children, April - June 2017
Age of mother at maternity                                              Previous number of liveborn children
 Total012345 or moreNot stated
All ages15,2225,7345,3512,723936272206
         
15 and under44
1619181
1734295
18787161
191189820
Under 20253220321
         
201731323731
2121014849121
2225315473206
23300171101244
24344181112311541
20-241,280786372902741
         
25388191132421481
2642219215061145
27528219199693182
28613268203973672
296953132319636145
25-292,6461,1839153651314210
         
308333682981114196
311,043412374172551515
321,051429385156521514
331,139421423196691317
341,173406442232651612
30-345,2392,0361,9228672826864
         
351,232369511251691715
361,143313451259702228
37929221339260752311
38786169261222952217
39608144201169561919
35-394,6981,2161,7631,16136510390
         
4042210214097511418
4126364825933169
4218445583623157
431063128291125
44632119101021
40-441,0382633272311284940
 
45 and over6830208361
 
Age not stated
Table 7 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by age of mother, April - June 2017
Age of mother at maternityTotalMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents Married/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents
  TotalSame address   TotalSame address
 Number Percentage of total births
All ages15,2229,5475,6753,464 62.737.322.8
         
15 and under44 100.0
16191183 5.394.715.8
17342328 5.994.123.5
187896916 11.588.520.5
191181310529 11.089.024.6
Under 202532522856 9.990.122.1
         
201732514845 14.585.526.0
212102818271 13.386.733.8
222535320076 20.979.130.0
2330053247117 17.782.339.0
2434481263134 23.576.539.0
20-241,2802401,040443 18.881.334.6
         
25388102286141 26.373.736.3
26422126296170 29.970.140.3
27528204324176 38.661.433.3
28613279334184 45.554.530.0
29695382313210 55.045.030.2
25-292,6461,0931,553881 41.358.733.3
         
30833511322223 61.338.726.8
311,043700343244 67.132.923.4
321,051761290221 72.427.621.0
331,139857282204 75.224.817.9
341,173911262200 77.722.317.1
30-345,2393,7401,4991,092 71.428.620.8
         
351,232955277207 77.522.516.8
361,143891252183 78.022.016.0
37929728201151 78.421.616.3
38786612174127 77.922.116.2
39608460148121 75.724.319.9
35-394,6983,6461,052789 77.622.416.8
         
4042231011280 73.526.519.0
412631927149 73.027.018.6
421841424227 77.222.814.7
43106664026 62.337.724.5
4463461711 73.027.017.5
40-441,038756282193 72.827.218.6
    
45 and over68472110 69.130.914.7
    
Age not stated 
Table 8 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership classified by area of residence of mother, April - June 2017
Area of residenceTotalMarried/Civil partnership parentsUnmarried/non-Civil partnership parents Married/Civil partnership parents Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents
   Total Same address  TotalSame address
 Number Percentage of total births
STATE15,2229,5475,6753,464 62.737.322.8
         
LEINSTER8,6765,3653,3111,945 61.838.222.4
Carlow1731017245 58.441.626.0
Dublin City1,704973731351 57.142.920.6
South Dublin954575379204 60.339.721.4
Fingal1,183788395270 66.633.422.8
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 662503159103 76.024.015.6
Kildare798532266162 66.733.320.3
Kilkenny27217010260 62.537.522.1
Laois29817512374 58.741.324.8
Longford124685641 54.845.233.1
Louth38920818196 53.546.524.7
Meath644425219141 66.034.021.9
Offaly25614910771 58.241.827.7
Westmeath29918211775 60.939.125.1
Wexford456229227137 50.249.830.0
Wicklow464287177115 61.938.124.8
        
MUNSTER3,9982,4781,520953 62.038.023.8
Clare34722312479 64.335.722.8
Cork City32717015775 52.048.022.9
Cork County1,433980453331 68.431.623.1
Kerry378238140105 63.037.027.8
Limerick City195989751 50.349.726.2
Limerick County 44729515292 66.034.020.6
North Tipperary2261398759 61.538.526.1
South Tipperary29216013261 54.845.220.9
Waterford City129507945 38.861.234.9
Waterford County2241259955 55.844.224.6
        
CONNACHT1,6321,137495345 69.730.321.1
Galway City2071377053 66.233.825.6
Galway County618456162120 73.826.219.4
Leitrim93712217 76.323.718.3
Mayo34121712479 63.636.423.2
Roscommon1901345639 70.529.520.5
Sligo1831226137 66.733.320.2
        
ULSTER (PART OF)916567349221 61.938.124.1
Cavan30319211174 63.436.624.4
Donegal426248178112 58.241.826.3
Monaghan1871276035 67.932.118.7
         
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
Border1,58196861337161.238.823.5
Midland977574403261 58.841.226.7
West1,356944412291 69.630.421.5
Dublin4,5032,8391,664928 63.037.020.6
Mid-East1,9061,244662418 65.334.721.9
Mid-West1,215755460281 62.137.923.1
South-East1,546835711403 54.046.026.1
South-West2,1381,388750511 64.935.123.9
Table 9 Births registered, classified by area of residence and age of mother, April - June 2017
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2020-2425-2930-3435-3940 and overAge not statedAverage age of mother at maternity
         All births First births
STATE15,2222531,2802,6465,2394,6981,10632.831.1
           
LEINSTER8,6761547511,5582,9482,67059532.731.1
Carlow1732243758411131.628.9
Dublin City1,7043617630453851613432.631.3
South Dublin95413922083212645632.230.3
Fingal1,18316712044153898833.331.7
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 6621018532212986234.833.2
Kildare79813551212832675933.231.3
Kilkenny27281538951011533.331.6
Laois29853865115561931.529.9
Longford124823233035530.726.6
Louth38984680143961631.729.8
Meath6446491162252143432.931.4
Offaly2568374580731331.529.0
Westmeath29932578103751532.030.8
Wexford4561447981621053031.629.6
Wicklow464435881591403832.931.2
          
MUNSTER3,998693356601,3991,24329232.931.0
Clare347124601241132533.232.1
Cork City32712406799822731.930.6
Cork County1,433128020152849811433.731.7
Kerry378432561301154133.331.5
Limerick City1957303467461131.228.6
Limerick County 4471123741771402232.931.3
North Tipperary2269253176701532.229.7
South Tipperary2926355893901031.829.9
Waterford City129316423327831.029.2
Waterford County2244303772621932.330.4
          
CONNACHT1,6321910324953655317233.732.1
Galway City207263376672334.233.6
Galway County618840782152096833.832.1
Leitrim931463340934.532.1
Mayo34122665931144133.532.2
Roscommon1903113562631633.231.4
Sligo1833163257601533.130.9
          
ULSTER (PART OF)91611911793562324732.230.4
Cavan30342655128751532.431.1
Donegal426646841551132232.130.0
Monaghan1871194073441032.130.3
          
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:          
Border1,581231572975894288732.330.4
Midland977241232113282395231.629.5
West1,356158321144645314833.732.3
Dublin4,503753577691,4951,46734033.031.5
Mid-East1,9062313932566762113133.031.3
Mid-West1,215281021994443697332.630.8
South-East1,546371673105134269332.030.1
South-West2,1382815232475769518233.331.5
Table 10 Births registered outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence and age of mother, April - June 2017
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2525-2930-3435-3940 and overAge not statedAverage age of mother at maternity
        All birthsFirst births
STATE5,6751,2681,5531,4991,05230330.228.8
          
LEINSTER3,31173991888560716230.128.6
Carlow722120198429.126.6
Dublin City7311731841851375230.329.1
South Dublin37986119106561229.528.1
Fingal3956592123942131.229.9
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 159222353491232.531.1
Kildare266586969541630.428.4
Kilkenny10220253320430.328.4
Laois1233442339528.627.4
Longford5624149927.223.8
Louth18146545027429.327.5
Meath219426546561030.728.7
Offaly10733283012428.626.4
Westmeath11722483012529.529.1
Wexford22755755832729.127.0
Wicklow17738604132629.928.7
         
MUNSTER1,5203523993992868430.128.8
Clare12422353724630.529.9
Cork City157463737261129.728.5
Cork County45386124125902830.829.6
Kerry14026344627730.628.9
Limerick City9733222415328.826.4
Limerick County 15233374134730.329.4
North Tipperary8728211615729.126.9
South Tipperary13235403222329.227.7
Waterford City7917291711529.728.1
Waterford County9926202422730.328.4
         
CONNACHT495901391251023931.030.3
Galway City707192015932.633.5
Galway County16230424437930.829.8
Leitrim223564432.229.0
Mayo124214025251331.131.0
Roscommon561318149229.829.1
Sligo6116151612230.228.5
         
ULSTER (PART OF)349879790571829.828.2
Cavan11125273519530.229.2
Donegal17846504132929.827.8
Monaghan601620146429.227.4
   
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
Border6131521711621002829.828.1
Midland403113132102421428.727.0
West41271119103863331.130.7
Dublin1,6643464184673369730.629.3
Mid-East6621381941561423230.428.6
Mid-West460116115118882329.828.4
South-East7111742091831153029.527.6
South-West7501581952081434630.529.2
Table 11 Births registered, classified by nationality of mother, marital status and age, April - June 2017
Nationality of motherTotal birthsBirths inside marriage/civil partnershipBirths outside marriage/civil partnershipAverage age of mother at maternity
 Number PercentageNumber PercentageNumber Percentage 
TOTAL15,222100.09,54762.75,67537.332.8
Ireland11,65576.67,27862.44,37737.633.1
United Kingdom3492.319756.415243.632.3
EU15 excl. Irl & UK3072.019964.810835.234.6
EU15 to EU 28 11,83612.11,05957.777742.331.4
Other 21,0587.080175.725724.331.9
Not stated170.11376.5423.533.9
1 Croatia included in EU 15 to EU 28 from q3 2013.
2 Countries excluding Ireland, UK and EU.
Table 12 Deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, April - June 2017
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
State7,3153,8003,5156.1
     
Leinster3,6931,8361,8575.6
Carlow8339445.8
Dublin City9674435247.1
South Dublin2991571425.4
Fingal2191131062.9
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 3591631965.1
Kildare2491251244.4
Kilkenny17789887.1
Laois13071596.0
Longford7943367.6
Louth198931056.1
Meath211115964.2
Offaly13366676.7
Westmeath13875636.1
Wexford2481321166.6
Wicklow203112915.6
    
Munster2,1621,1501,0126.7
Clare18890986.3
Cork City2691441258.8
Cork County5883242645.6
Kerry2861471397.8
Limerick City11658588.0
Limerick County 205114916.0
North Tipperary15074768.3
South Tipperary18294888.1
Waterford City6839295.7
Waterford County11066446.4
    
Connacht9565234337.0
Galway City8541444.6
Galway County2871561316.3
Leitrim7340339.0
Mayo2661501168.1
Roscommon11267456.8
Sligo13369648.1
    
Ulster5042912136.7
Cavan10566395.5
Donegal2871711167.1
Monaghan11254587.2
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:    
Border9084934156.9
Midland4802552256.5
West7504143366.6
Dublin1,8448769685.5
Mid-East6633523114.6
Mid-West6593363236.8
South-East8684594096.7
South-West1,1436155286.6
1 Deaths per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated 2017 Usual residence population.
Table 13 Deaths registered by cause of death and county of residence of deceased, April - June 2017
Area of residenceTotal DeathsMalignant NeoplasmsDiseases of the Circulatory systemDiseases of the Respiratory systemExternal causesAll other causes
STATE7,3152,2312,2089233101,643
       
LEINSTER3,6931,1571,073461135867
Carlow8327268022
Dublin City96729130512221228
South Dublin299938634680
Fingal219874925553
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 35912610642679
Kildare2498066372046
Kilkenny177545818839
Laois13041418931
Longford79212114419
Louth198595034550
Meath2116755331343
Offaly1333440161231
Westmeath138364617633
Wexford248818029949
Wicklow2036044241164
       
MUNSTER2,162642679270101470
Clare188575533340
Cork City2698384301854
Cork County5881681876233138
Kerry28679110321352
Limerick City116324016424
Limerick County 205665528848
North Tipperary150474718731
South Tipperary182545027645
Waterford City6820248115
Waterford County110362716823
       
CONNACHT95627030113351201
Galway City8527199624
Galway County2877396372259
Leitrim7322268512
Mayo266738045860
Roscommon112373816615
Sligo133384218431
       
ULSTER (PART OF)5041621555923105
Cavan105342714822
Donegal287949036958
Monaghan11234389625
       
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:      
Border90828127311937198
Midland4801321485531114
West75021023310742158
Dublin1,84459754622338440
Mid-East6632071659444153
Mid-West6592021979522143
South-East86827226510632193
South-West1,14333038112464244
Table 14 Deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, April - June 2017
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
 CodeCodeDeaths          over
Total deaths0A00-Y897,3154641445891593556721,3172,1622,452
               
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B997312266161921
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B9051211
Meningococcal infection3A39
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B244121
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B1941111
Other infectious and parasitic diseases60133141920
            
Neoplasms6C00-D482,2981351451161335618716394
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C972,2311341450159332609685374
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C14499131386
Oesophagus9C151122271543349
Stomach10C16811913182713
Colon11C181042712222833
Rectum and anus12C19-C211291528363713
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C2287141035289
Pancreas14C2512821118393721
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C344483207715214848
Skin16C4328115696
Breast17C50186132734404131
Cervix uteri18C5324344652
Other parts of uterus19C54-C5526151073
Ovary20C56782320241811
Prostate21C611426305749
Kidney22C64464914136
Bladder23C67482472015
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C962032244717487940
Other malignant neoplasms3121128162842668959
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders 25D50-D8923114548
      
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E9018535449395269
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E141422335294753
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F993791322113240
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F1022
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
 
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H9531912365102642109115
Meningitis32G00-G034121
              
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I992,208293076166326659940
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I251,0612144490182335394
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I2142413143270136168
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I5239512119383394207
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I69423132111959123205
Other diseases of circulatory system32923121952107134
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J99923131136136305431
Influenza38J10-J116114
Pneumonia39J12-J192561281453178
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J4737031781143126
of which: Asthma41J45-J46142525
Other diseases of the respiratory system 291261141108123
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K93262492240477664
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K28122262
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K74722810261493
Other diseases of the digestive system178211212316159
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L991611410
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M9955213131521
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M1915474
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99167125115791
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N2910711473658
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
 
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P962424
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q994517243245521
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q07312
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q28115111111
               
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R992841411215
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9544
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R996141
              
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y8931042645544935362932
Accidents59V01-X591693719231816282530
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V9938325663742
               Accidental falls 61W00-W193832281112
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X4940310126531
               Other accidents532424610916
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X841151162325261644
Homicide/assault64X85-Y091112422
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y3411212312
All other external causes  422
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 15 Male deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, April - June 2017
  Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
 CodeCodeMales          over
Total Male Deaths0A00-Y893,800194931611052174097721,201972
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B993111254774
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B904121
Meningococcal infection3A39
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24321
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B193111
Other infectious and parasitic diseases21121674
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,23711492076183344404195
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,19511391975181336383187
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C1433511944
Oesophagus9C1575261231204
Stomach10C165771013198
Colon11C1864276171616
Rectum and anus12C19-C2183724212110
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C225411823192
Pancreas14C256541120237
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C3424521341848025
Skin16C4317113453
Breast17C5033
Cervix uteri18C53
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55
Ovary20C56
Prostate21C611426305749
Kidney22C643049962
Bladder23C67311321411
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C961211131513284524
Other malignant neoplasms175126101424425422
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders 25D50-D8912113142
              
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E901042446263131
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E1479333192823
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9913311106358
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F1011
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
             
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H951502233416255144
Meningitis32G00-G03211
            
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I991,165262458124215383353
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I256451123673136213174
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I21247131225508472
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I521971110531175775
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I6917713197336459
Other diseases of circulatory system  14611813294945
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J994701291778165198
Influenza38J10-J113111
Pneumonia39J12-J191141482972
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J4719427457565
of which: Asthma41J45-J4661311
Other diseases of the respiratory system159266256060
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K93134251520234227
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K2871141
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K744114615942
Other diseases of the digestive system861194133424
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L99101144
               
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M992321758
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M195311
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99712282732
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29501261823
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
              
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P9699
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q992292212231
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q07
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q2852111
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R995113
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9511
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R9911
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y8922431938443830251413
Accidents59V01-X591113716181212201013
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V992732536242
               Accidental falls 61W00-W1924312747
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X49293711341
               Other accidents3124124846
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X8494101921211544
Homicide/assault64X85-Y091112422
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y348111311
All other external causes
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 16 Female deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, April - June 2017
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
 CodeCodeFemales          over
Total Female Deaths0A00-Y893,5152751428541382635459611,480
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B994211291217
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B9011
Meningococcal infection3A39
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B2411
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B1911
Other infectious and parasitic diseases391281216
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,0612153185152274312199
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,0362153184151273302187
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C141642442
Oesophagus9C153721312145
Stomach10C1624123585
Colon11C1840651217
Rectum and anus12C19-C21468415163
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C2233321297
Pancreas14C2563277191414
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C342031736686823
Skin16C43112243
Breast17C50183132734374131
Cervix uteri18C5324344652
Other parts of uterus19C54-C5526151073
Ovary20C56782320241811
Prostate21C61
Kidney22C6416574
Bladder23C671711564
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C9682111324203416
Other malignant neoplasms1371261418243537
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders25D50-D8911146
            
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E9081153132138
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E146322101930
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9924621250182
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F1011
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
              
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H951691132610175871
Meningitis32G00-G03211
            
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I991,043361842111276587
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I254161281746122220
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction)I2117727205296
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I5219811471637132
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I6924612122659146
Other diseases of circulatory system  1831246235889
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J99453121958140233
Influenza38J10-J1133
Pneumonia39J12-J19142114624106
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J47176110366861
of which: Asthma41J45-J4681214
Other diseases of the respiratory system 1325164863
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K9312824720243437
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K2851121
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K743114411551
Other diseases of the digestive system92138182735
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L9966
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M9932361013
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M1910163
              
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99961333059
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29571211835
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
              
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P961515
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q9923823123211
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q07312
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q2863111
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R992331311212
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9533
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R995131
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y898617710115111519
Accidents59V01-X5958356481517
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V991131322
               Accidental falls 61W00-W19141175
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X4911313121
               Other accidents221222510
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X8421164451
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y343111
All other external causes422
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 17 Infant and neonatal mortality by area of residence of deceased, April - June 2017
 Infant mortality Neonatal mortality
Area of residenceNumberRate NumberRate
STATE463.0 372.4
 
LEINSTER303.5 242.8
Carlow211.6 15.8
Dublin City21.2 21.2
South Dublin77.3 66.3
Fingal32.5 32.5
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 23.0 23.0
Kildare33.8 11.3
Kilkenny 
Laois 
Longford18.1 
Louth25.1 25.1
Meath23.1 11.6
Offaly13.9 13.9
Westmeath 
Wexford24.4 24.4
Wicklow36.5 36.5
    
MUNSTER123.0 102.5
Clare 
Cork City13.1 13.1
Cork County21.4 21.4
Kerry37.9 37.9
Limerick City210.3 210.3
Limerick County  
North Tipperary 
South Tipperary13.4 13.4
Waterford City17.8 
Waterford County28.9 14.5
    
CONNACHT10.6 
Galway City 
Galway County 
Leitrim 
Mayo 
Roscommon 
Sligo15.5 
    
ULSTER (PART OF)33.3 33.3
Cavan 
Donegal24.7 24.7
Monaghan15.3 15.3
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:     
Border63.853.2
Midland22.011.0
West
Dublin143.1132.9
Mid-East84.252.6
Mid-West21.621.6
South-East85.253.2
South-West62.8 62.8
Infant mortality rates: Deaths of infants under one year per 1,000 live births, classified by area of residence of mother.
Neonatal mortality rates: Deaths of infants under 28 days per 1,000 live births, classified by area of residence of mother.
Infant and neonatal mortality rates in some areas, based on small numbers, are subject to considerable fluctuation and caution should be exercised in their interpretation.
Table 18 Dementia deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, April - June 2017
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemale
State373129244
    
Leinster20360143
Carlow33
Dublin City782256
South Dublin17710
Fingal1578
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 23518
Kildare817
Kilkenny413
Laois936
Longford11
Louth844
Meath844
Offaly55
Westmeath312
Wexford55
Wicklow16511
    
Munster1074463
Clare12210
Cork City1688
Cork County291118
Kerry1147
Limerick City954
Limerick County 1055
North Tipperary633
South Tipperary633
Waterford City532
Waterford County33
    
Connacht441628
Galway City413
Galway County1459
Leitrim541
Mayo13310
Roscommon211
Sligo624
    
Ulster19910
Cavan532
Donegal1257
Monaghan211
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
Border381919
Midland18414
West331023
Dublin1334192
Mid-East321022
Mid-West371522
South-East26719
South-West562333
These figures do not include Lewy body dementia\disease (G31.8) or dementia in Picks disease ( F02.0)
Table 19 Alzheimer deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, April - June 2017
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemale
State1244282
    
Leinster562234
Carlow33
Dublin City15312
South Dublin422
Fingal11
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 22
Kildare422
Kilkenny422
Laois211
Longford11
Louth514
Meath743
Offaly11
Westmeath532
Wexford
Wicklow22
    
Munster411427
Clare11
Cork City312
Cork County18612
Kerry725
Limerick City11
Limerick County 211
North Tipperary11
South Tipperary312
Waterford City11
Waterford County422
    
Connacht16214
Galway City55
Galway County312
Leitrim11
Mayo66
Roscommon
Sligo11
    
Ulster1147
Cavan11
Donegal835
Monaghan211
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
Border18612
Midland954
West14113
Dublin22517
Mid-East1367
Mid-West523
South-East1587
South-West28919

Background Notes

Introduction

This report has been prepared by the Central Statistics Office for the Minister for Social Protection in accordance with the provisions of Section 2 of the Vital Statistics and Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act, 1952, Section 73 of the Civil Registration Act 2004 and Government Order SI 831 of 2007.

Methodology

All figures in this report are classified by quarter of registration.

The extension of the Limerick City boundary, which came into operation on 1st March 2008, has been taken into account in the compilation of the statistics from the Second Quarter of 2008. As a result, data for Limerick City and County are not directly comparable with any quarter prior to the Second Quarter 2008.

This publication continues with the 3 major changes in the methods by which mortality statistics are compiled. These changes were introduced in the Vital Statistics First Quarter 2007 publication.

1) Underlying Cause of Death is classified according to International Classification of Diseases, Version 10 (ICD10) instead of to International Classification of Diseases, Version 9 (ICD9). In addition, this and future publications will incorporate certain official updates to ICD-10. In particular, mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use (F10-F19), with mention of intestinal infectious diseases (A00-A09), accidental, intentional self and undetermined intent poisoning by and exposure to noxious substances (X40-X49, X60-X69, Y10-Y19) or assault by chemical or noxious substance (X85-X90), are now coded to the latter.

http://www.who.int/classifications/icd/OfficialWHOUpdatesCombined1996-2008VOLUME2.pdf

2) Deaths where there was not an inquest have been coded using the automated coding system developed by the U.S National Centre for Health Statistics (NCHS). Previously the Underlying Cause of Death was chosen manually for all deaths.

3) All deaths registered in the quarter have been included in the statistics, in some cases with a provisional cause of death. Previously the practice was not to include deaths in the quarterly statistics until the cause of death had been definitely established.

Because of these changes, caution should be taken in directly comparing these mortality statistics with those of previous quarters.  Many countries have found that moving to ICD10 does affect certain specific categories of causes of death.  In particular, a significant drop in the number of deaths attributed to pneumonia and bronchopneumonia has been observed in some countries after moving to ICD10. These deaths were instead assigned to other conditions included on the death certificate.

The effect of the second change above has been to increase the number of deaths in our statistics as compared with previous years. Statistics for deaths due to external causes are particularly affected by this change. The previous method meant that some deaths were included in a later quarter of the year, than when they had been registered, because of the delay involved in establishing a definite cause of death.

Stated Parity Refers to the number of previous live births excluding any not stated.

NUTS2 and NUTS3 Regional Authority areas

The regional classifications in this release are based on the NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units) classification used by Eurostat. The NUTS3 regions correspond to the eight Regional Authorities established under the Local Government Act, 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment) Order, 1993, which came into operation on 1 January 1994. The NUTS2 regions, which were proposed by Government and agreed by Eurostat in 1999, are groupings of the NUTS3 regions. The composition of the regions is set out below.

Border, Midland and Western NUTS2 Region Southern and Eastern NUTS2 Region

Border Cavan   Dublin Dublin City
  Donegal     Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
  Leitrim     Fingal
  Louth     South Dublin
  Monaghan      
  Sligo   Mid-East Kildare
        Meath
Midland Laois     Wicklow
  Longford      
  Offaly   Mid-West Clare
  Westmeath     Limerick City
        Limerick County
West Galway City     North Tipperary
  Galway County      
  Mayo   South-East Carlow
  Roscommon     Kilkenny
        South Tipperary
        Waterford City
        Waterford County
        Wexford
         
      South-West Cork City
        Cork County
        Kerry

EU-28 countries

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Croatia is included in EU 15 to EU28 from quarter 3 2013.

Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

The Marriage Act 2015 (No. 35/2015) effective from the 16th November 2015 (S.I. 504/2015) refers, allows parties of the same sex to marry.

Birth and Death rates 

There is a minor change in methodology concerning the calculation of birth and death rates at a county level from Q2 2015 onwards. Prior to this the county population used in the calculation of birth and death rates was calculated by applying the same factor of change in the population at a state level to each county during the inter-census years.  For example:

State Population (habitual residence) 2011 census year 4,574,888
2012 inter-census year estimate 4,585,400
Factor of change = (4,585,400 - 4,574,888) /4,574,888 * 100 = 0.22977
Carlow population census year = 54,723
To estimate population in Carlow for 2012 using factor of 0.22977 as follows:
Carlow 54,723+ [54,723][0.22977/100] = 54, 848= population estimate 2012
Regional population was calculated by summing the relevant counties and county boroughs.


From quarter 2 2015 onwards, the factor of change is calculated at the regional (NUTS3) level first and this is used to calculate the population at the relevant county level. For example:


South East Region Population
2011 census year 499,304
2012 inter-census year estimate 500,831
Factor of change = (500,831 - 499,304) /499,304 * 100 = 0.30582
Carlow population census year = 54,723
To estimate population in Carlow for 2012 using factor of 0.30582 as follows:
Carlow 54,723+ [54,723][ 0.30582/100] = 54,890 = population estimate 2012
The overall rate at national level is unaffected by this revision.

 

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