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Date Last Updated: 06-09-2017

Survey Name:

Vital Statistics

Survey purpose:

To provide information on stillbirths in Ireland

Legislative Basis National:

The data is collected under the Vital Statistics Act 1952 (Stillbirth Act 1995) and Section 73 of the Civil Registration Act 2004.

Legislative Basis European:



Statistical Population:

All stillbirths registered in Ireland.

Sampling Frame:

Not Applicable

Reference Area:

The State,Region,County.

Time Coverage:

The Central Statistics Office have been publishing annual reports from 1953.

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

Not Applicable

Survey Size:

Not Applicable

Principal Variables:

Date of stillbirth, Address of residence of mother, Cause of stillbirth, Gestational Age, Age of mother at maternity, Birthweight.

Principal External Users:

Eurostat, World Health Organisation, United Nations questionnaires, Researchers, General Public and the Media.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Social & Demographic Statistics

Contact Person:

Carol Anne Hennessy

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Marie Crowley and Gemma Duff.

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000