Theis a classification of marital status based on the marriage laws or customs of Ireland. This classification was approved by the CSO Classifications Board on June 12th, 2002.
This is a 4-level hierarchical classification:
contains 5 categories with 1-digit codes.
contains 6 categories with 2-digit codes.
contains 8 categories with 3-digit codes.
contains 9 categories with 4-digit codes.
Married is divided at Level 2 into Married - not separated and Married - separated. Married - not separated is further broken down in Level 3 into Married - first marriage, Re-married - following widowhood and Remarried - following divorce/annulment. At Level 4, Married - separated is divided into Married - separated formally and Married - separated informally.
Further information on this classification may be obtained from:
Classifications and Standards Section
Central Statistics Office