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Date Last Updated: 11-04-2023

Survey Name:


Survey purpose:

To provide information on marriage in Ireland.

Legislative Basis National:

The data is collected under the Vital Statistics Act 1952.

Legislative Basis European:



Statistical Population:

All marriages registered in Ireland.

Sampling Frame:

Not Applicable

Reference Area:

The State, Region, County.

Time Coverage:

The Central Statistics Office has been publishing annual reports from 1953 to 2021.

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

Not Applicable

Survey Size:

Not Applicable

Principal Variables:

Age of bride and groom, Previous marital status of bride and groom, Area of residence of bride and groom before and after marriage, Occupation of bride and groom, Place of marriage and Type of marriage ceremony.

Principal External Users:

Department of Social Protection, Eurostat, the General Public, Academics, Researchers and the Media.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Social & Demographic Statistics

Contact Person:

Sean O'Connor

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

David Griffin

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000