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Births, Deaths and Marriages in Quarter 3 2013

 

The CSO today released the Vital Statistics Third Quarter 2013 report.

 

Some of the key points highlighted in the report are as follows:

 

Births

 

There were 17,729 births registered in the third quarter of 2013, a decrease of 1.4% in the number of births registered in the corresponding quarter of 2012.

 

Births in the third quarter of 2013 represented an annual birth rate of 15.4 per 1,000 population. The rate for the corresponding quarter of 2012 was 15.7 per 1,000 population and 15.4 per 1,000 population in quarter 3 2004. In quarter 3 2013, Fingal recorded the highest birth rate of 20.2 per 1,000 population, while Cork City recorded the lowest birth rate of 11.7 per 1,000 population.

 

Of the 17,729 births, there were 6,243 births registered as outside marriage. This accounted for 35.2% of all births. There were 3,545 births to unmarried parents with the same address, 20% of all births. The highest percentage of births outside marriage occurred in Limerick City at almost 50%, while the lowest percentage occurred in Galway County at almost 22%.

 

A total of 6,608 births (37.4%) were to first time mothers in quarter 3 of 2013. Second time mothers had 6,323 births (35.8%). The average age of mothers for births registered in this period was 32.1 years, while the average age of mothers having their first child was 30.2 years.

 

Deaths

 

There were 6,983 deaths registered in quarter 3 2013, an increase of 2.3% in the number of deaths registered in the third quarter of 2012. The quarter 3 2013 total represents a death rate of 6.1 per 1,000 population, a slight increase from the rate of 6.0 per 1,000 population in the corresponding quarter in 2012. The death rate in quarter 3 2004 was 6.4 per 1,000 population.

 

Almost one third (32.5%) of all deaths in the quarter were attributed to circulatory disease (2,268), while 31.3% were attributed to malignant neoplasms (2,188), 10.4% to respiratory diseases (724) and 5.1% to external causes (356).

 

For those aged 65 and over, the annual death rate was 38.9 per 1,000 population (5,522 deaths). This compares with a rate of 38.3 per 1,000 population for the corresponding quarter of 2012. The death rate in the third quarter of 2004 was 45.6 per 1,000 population

 

There were 59 infant deaths registered in quarter 3 2013 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.3 deaths per 1,000 live births. The corresponding rate in quarter 3 2012 was 4.4 per 1,000 live births and was 4.6 per 1,000 live births in quarter 3 2004.

 

The number of neonatal deaths (deaths of infants at ages under 4 weeks) in quarter 3 2013 was 46, 2.6 deaths per 1,000 live births.

 

Natural Increase

 

The natural increase in the population (births minus deaths) for quarter 3 2013 was 10,746. This represents a rate of 9.4 per 1,000 population, 0.3 below quarter 3 2012 and 0.4 above quarter 3 2004.

 

Marriages

 

There were 7,760 marriages registered in quarter 3 2013, just 5 fewer than the corresponding quarter of 2012 and 616 less than the number of marriages registered in quarter 3 2004.

 

 

 

Vital Statistics Third Quarter 2013 is available on our website Vital Statistics Third Quarter 2013 (PDF 177KB) .

 

 

For more information contact Carol Anne Hennessy on 021 453 5307 or Maria Crowley on 021 453 5016.

 

 

Cause of death in Quarter 2 2013

The cause of death data is now available for the second quarter of 2013 and is available on our website Vital Statistics Second Quarter 2013 (PDF 185KB) .

 

 

 

Central Statistics Office                                                  28 February 2014

 

 

 

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