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Vital Statistics

Quarter 1 2015

                                    Quarter 1 2015Quarter 1 2014
   
Births17,18317,699
Deaths 8,6048,110
Marriages 3,6653,620
Natural increase8,5799,589

The number of births fall by 516 while deaths rise by 494 compared to the same period in 2014.

Fig 1 Births, deaths and natural increase, 2005-2015 (quarter 1)
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There were 17,183 births in quarter 1 2015,  516 fewer births compared with the same period in 2014.   This corresponds to a birth rate of 14.9 per 1,000 population, a decrease of  0.5 from quarter 1 2014.

There were 8,604 deaths in quarter 1 2015, an increase of 6.1% (or 494 deaths) from quarter 1 2014.  This equates to a death rate of 7.5 per 1,000 population, an increase of 0.4 from the same period in 2014.

There were 55 infant deaths registered giving an infant mortality rate of 3.2 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in quarter 1 2015 resulted in a natural increase of population of 8,579 persons.

Births

There were 8,754 male births and 8,429 female births in quarter 1 2015.  The 17,183 births represent an annual birth rate of 14.9 per thousand population.  This rate is 0.5 points lower than the corresponding quarter of 2014.  See tables 4 and 5.

Age of mothers

The average age of first time mothers was 30.6, up 0.1 years from the same period in the previous year.  The average age of mothers at maternity for births registered in quarter 1 2015 was 32.5 years, 0.2 higher than quarter 1 2014. The average age of first time mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 27.9 while the average age of  all mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 29.6 years.  In the same quarter in 2014, the average age of mothers having their first baby outside marriage/civil partnership was also 27.9 years while it was 29.4 years for all mothers for births registered outside of marriage/civil partnership.  See tables 9 and 10.

Births and marriage/civil partnerships

In quarter 1 2015 there were 10,981 (63.9%) births registered as within marriage and of these 4 were within civil partnerships.

There were 6,202 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 36.1% of all births in quarter 1 2015.  The highest percentage of births outside marriage/civil partnership was in Limerick City at 56.7% and the lowest was in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown with 22.9%.  In the same quarter in 2014, there were 6,439 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 36.4% of all births.  See table 8.

Location of births

The highest number of births registered was in Dublin City with 1,982 (11.5% of total live births in the country) followed by Cork County with 1,622 (9.4%) registered births.   Leitrim had the lowest number with 113 (0.7%) registered births in quarter 1, 2015. The same pattern was reflected in quarter 1, 2014 when Dublin City accounted for 2,063 or 11.7% of births followed by Cork County with 1,503 (8.5%).  Leitrim had the lowest number, 108 births (0.6%), registered in quarter 1, 2014.  See table 8.

Nationality of mothers

Of the 17,183 births in quarter 1, 2015, there were 13,468 babies (78.4%) born to mothers of Irish nationality compared to 13,851 (78.3%) in quarter 1, 2014.  See table 11.

 

 

 

Birth order

A total of 6,456 births (37.6%) were to first time mothers in quarter 1 2015.  Second time mothers had 6,058 births (35.3%).  This accounted for a total of 72.9% of births.  See table 6 and fig 2.

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Birth order Q1 2015 (%)
1st37.6
2nd35.3
3rd17.8
4th6.3
5th and over3

Deaths

There were 8,604 deaths registered in quarter 1 2015, of these 4,245 were male while 4,359 were female.  The quarter 1 2015 total is 6.1% higher than in the corresponding quarter of 2014 when 8,110 deaths were registered.  See table 12.

Infant and neonatal mortality

There were 55 infant deaths registered in quarter 1 2015 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.2 deaths per 1,000 live births, a decrease of 0.5 deaths per 1,000 births in the same period in 2014.   Neonatal deaths are deaths of infants at ages under 4 weeks.  There were 31 neonatal deaths registered in quarter 1 2015, giving a neonatal mortality rate of 1.8 deaths per 1,000 live births, which was a decrease of 1.4 from quarter 1 2014.  See tables 3, 4 and fig 3.

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Under 1 yr ratesinfantneonatal
Q4 20133.42.7
Q1 20143.73.2
Q2 20143.32.5
Q3 20144.32.7
Q4 20143.42.6
Q1 20153.21.8

Cause of death

Diseases of the Heart and Arteries:

Diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 2,757 deaths, or an annual rate of 2.4 per 1,000 population.  Of these, 1,349 were due to ischaemic heart disease and 561 to cerebrovascular disease.   See tables  2, 13, 14 and fig. 4.

Malignant Cancers:

There were 2,379 deaths from malignant neoplasms.  This is equivalent to an annual rate of 2.1 per 1,000 population.

Lung Diseases:

Deaths from pneumonia numbered 379; chronic lower respiratory disease accounted for 544 deaths and 307 deaths resulted from other respiratory diseases. 

Accidents, suicides and other:

There were 264 deaths due to accidents, suicides and other external causes.  Accidents accounted for 65.5% (173) of these deaths while suicides accounted for 29.2% (77).  Of these 264 deaths, almost three quarters (70.5%) were male.

 

 

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Principle causes of death Q1 2015 (%)
malignant
neoplasms
27.649930264993
circulatory
diseases
32.0432357043236
External
causes
3.06834030683403
respiratory
diseases
14.5513714551371
remainder22.6871222687122

 Age at death

The leading cause of death in quarter 1 2015 varied widely by age group.  Among young adults aged 15 to 34, external causes of death including accidents, suicide and other ranked first (78 deaths).  Among individuals aged 35-74, cancers were the leading cause, while for those aged 75 and older, it was diseases of the heart and arteries. 

There were 7,175 deaths of persons aged 65 and over registered in quarter 1 2015.  This represents an annual death rate of 48.9 per 1,000 population aged 65 and over and represents a decrease of 2.1 when compared with the corresponding quarter of 2014.  See tables 3, 4 and fig 5.

The average (mean) time-lag between the date of death and the registration of death was 40 days while the median (mid-point in data) was 19 days for quarter 1 2015.

 

 

CancerHeartLung Accident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 1510.6666666666667006.6666666666666782.6666666666667
15-3412.87.2062.417.6
35-7445.620022753128625.78687902919989.366704588547594.2851725445582114.9412210845658
75 and over21.224206693254735.859198890237617.42673833882431.1791225940697124.3107334836137

Natural Increase

The natural increase in the population (births minus deaths) for quarter 1 2015 was 8,579.  This represents a rate of 7.4 per 1,000 population, 1.0 per thousand less than quarter 1 2014.  See tables 3, 4 and fig. 1.

 

Marriages/Civil Partnerships

The number of marriages registered during the quarter was 3,665 (provisional) equivalent to an annual marriage rate of 3.2 per 1,000 population, the same rate as the corresponding quarter of 2014.  See tables 3 and 4.

Civil Partnership legislation was introduced in Ireland on the 1st January,  2011.  The number of civil partnerships registered in the first quarter of 2015 was 81 which was 13 more than in quarter 1 2014.  The annual rate per 1,000 population was 0.07 which was 0.01 more than the corresponding quarter of 2014.

Population

The estimated population (usual residence) in April 2014 was 4,609,600.

Table 1 Births classified by age of mother at maternity by quarter, 2010, 2014 and 2015 and their corresponding annual age specific (asfr) and total period fertility rates (tpfr)
             
 Q1 2010Q1 2014 Q4 2014Q1 2015
  % ofFertility % ofFertility % ofFertility % ofFertility
Age of motherNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrate
             
 < 20 years5742.916.83391.910.22971.88.82991.78.9
  20-24 years2,25211.457.71,5929.050.21,4178.847.41,4988.750.1
  25-29 years4,74824.091.03,48219.784.03,14319.679.23,20518.780.7
  30-34 years6,72934.0145.26,55437.0130.85,92736.9120.46,21736.2126.3
  35-39 years4,51622.8104.84,64426.2101.34,32826.993.14,79627.9103.1
  40-44 years9144.623.61,0205.823.88965.620.61,1096.525.4
  45+ years450.21.2680.41.7550.31.4580.31.5
  Not stated90.00.010.010.0
         
  Total19,787100.02.217,699100.02.016,064100.01.917,183100.02.0
             
             
Table 2a Deaths registered by cause of death and by quarter, 2010, 2014 and 2015
 Malignant Cancers % of totalDiseases of the heart and arteries% of totalLung diseases% of totalAccidents, Suicides & Others% of totalOther Causes% of totalTotal% of total
Q1 20152,37927.62,75732.01,25214.62643.11,95222.78,604100.0
Q4 20142,11431.12,01529.774210.94626.81,45421.46,787100.0
Q1 20142,31328.52,59432.01,10213.62993.71,80222.28,110100.0
Q1 20102,05527.22,65435.11,01713.43574.71,48019.67,563100.0
Table 2b Deaths registered by cause of death, by age and region, First Quarter 2015
 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 110.000.000.010.4532.7550.6
1 - 430.100.000.020.870.4120.1
5 - 1440.200.000.020.820.180.1
15 - 2440.240.100.03011.470.4450.5
25 - 34120.550.200.04818.2150.8800.9
35 - 44522.2220.810.12911.0351.81391.6
45 - 541466.1883.2100.8259.5583.03273.8
55 - 6436915.52067.5594.72911.01005.17638.9
65 - 7461525.936413.217714.13011.422211.41,40816.4
75 - 8475231.677828.239731.72710.260731.12,56129.8
85 +42117.71,29046.860848.64115.584643.33,20637.3
Total2,379100.02,757100.01,252100.0264100.01,952100.08,604100.0
             
Males            
Under 110.000.000.010.4311.6330.4
1 - 420.100.000.020.840.280.1
5 - 1420.100.000.000.000.020.0
15 - 2420.130.100.02710.250.3370.4
25 - 3450.230.100.03814.490.5550.6
35 - 44321.3160.610.1249.1231.2961.1
45 - 54612.6712.680.6166.1392.01952.3
55 - 641908.01505.4342.7197.2593.04525.3
65 - 7435214.82388.61028.1249.11316.78479.8
75 - 8441417.443915.918614.9186.829515.11,35215.7
85 +2008.442815.524819.8176.427514.11,16813.6
Total1,26153.01,34848.957946.218670.587144.64,24549.3
             
Females            
Under 100.000.000.000.0221.1220.3
1 - 410.000.000.000.030.240.0
5 - 1420.100.000.020.820.160.1
15 - 2420.110.000.031.120.180.1
25 - 3470.320.100.0103.860.3250.3
35 - 44200.860.200.051.9120.6430.5
45 - 54853.6170.620.293.4191.01321.5
55 - 641797.5562.0252.0103.8412.13113.6
65 - 7426311.11264.6756.062.3914.75616.5
75 - 8433814.233912.321116.993.431216.01,20914.1
85 +2219.386231.336028.8249.157129.32,03823.7
Total1,11847.01,40951.167353.87829.51,08155.44,35950.7
             
Region            
Border28512.035412.816112.9269.825313.01,07912.5
Midland1446.11836.6917.3155.71105.65436.3
West2199.228910.512910.33914.81608.28369.7
Dublin64627.269925.431124.84617.458029.72,28226.5
Mid-East2309.71997.21209.6186.81638.47308.5
Mid-West24410.32739.913911.13814.41738.986710.1
South-East25310.633312.113210.53011.423812.298611.5
South-West35815.042715.516913.55219.727514.11,28114.9
Total2,379100.02,757100.01,252100.0264100.01,952100.08,604100.0
Table 3 Marriages, civil partnerships, births, deaths and natural increase
 Live Births Deaths2 
 Marriages1Civil PartnershipsTotalFirst Outside marriage/civil partnershipsAverage Age Total InfantNeo-natal65 & overNatural Increase
               
Quarter 1
20103,372-19,7878,312 6,82931.48,006 62396,41911,781
20113,047619,9508,008 6,76831.78,093 72606,45511,857
20122,8128219,3137,693 6,92931.87,979 61456,44511,334
20133,3125217,5636,752 6,40632.18,347 55366,7829,216
20143,6206817,6996,812 6,43932.38,110 65566,6409,589
20153,6658117,1836,456 6,20232.58,604 55317,1758,579
            
Quarter 2            
20104,993-18,8447,749 6,20531.56,929 84545,34411,915
20115,01518418,3817,080 6,01331.87,277 61415,61811,104
20125,41112017,9586,718 6,16431.97,080 47415,62910,878
20135,2127217,1076,372 5,82432.27,644 58386,2069,463
20145,4319616,5026,169 5,94932.37,197 55415,7429,305
2015             
            
Quarter 3            
20107,774-19,1717,815 6,48131.46,517 71485,01012,654
20117,53220419,2227,512 6,54331.76,911 65415,30312,311
20127,71210417,9856,974 6,25032.06,825 79615,25711,160
20137,54112017,7296,608 6,24332.16,983 59465,52210,746
20148,03811917,1976,423 6,32932.37,001 74465,52610,196
2015             
            
Quarter 4            
20104,455-17,1747,244 5,86531.56,113 65494,76311,061
20114,26114217,0976,841 5,86631.86,714 60485,25510,383
20124,77810216,9696,554 6,00132.16,964 63475,43710,005
20134,6158916,5316,379 5,92032.27,044 56445,4709,487
20144,95610916,0646,231 5,86332.36,787 55415,3619,277
2015            
            
Total            
201020,594-74,97631,120 25,38031.527,565 28219021,53647,411
201119,85553674,65029,441 25,19031.828,995 25819022,63145,655
201220,71342972,22527,939 25,34431.928,848 25019422,76843,377
201320,68033368,93026,111 24,39332.1 30,018 22816423,98038,912
201422,04539267,46225,635 24,58032.3 29,095 24918423,26938,367
2015              
1 2010-2014 Marriage & Civil partnership figures are final. 2015 Marriage & Civil partnership data is subject to revision.
2 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
 Live BirthsDeaths 
 Marriages5Civil Partnerships5Total% First births 2% Outside marriage/civil partnerships TotalInfant 3 MortalityNeo-natal4 Mortality65 & overNatural Increase
            
Quarter 1
20103.0-17.542.134.57.13.12.051.510.4
20112.70.0117.540.333.97.13.63.050.110.4
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
20153.20.0714.937.636.17.53.21.848.97.4
          
Quarter 2   
20104.4-16.541.332.9 6.14.52.941.510.5
20114.40.1616.138.832.7 6.43.32.242.39.7
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
2015           
          
Quarter 3   
20106.8-16.841.033.85.73.72.538.911.1
20116.60.1816.839.334.06.03.42.139.910.8
20126.70.0915.738.934.86.04.43.438.39.7
20136.60.1015.437.435.26.13.32.638.99.4
20147.00.1014.937.536.86.14.32.737.78.8
2015          
          
Quarter 4   
20103.9-15.142.434.25.43.82.937.09.7
20113.70.1214.940.234.35.93.52.839.59.1
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
2015          
           
Total   
20104.5-16.541.733.96.13.82.541.810.4
20114.30.1216.339.633.76.33.52.542.610.0
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
2015           
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 Marriage & Civil partnership rates for 2015 are provisional.
Table 5 Births registered, classified by area of residence of mother, Jan. - Mar. 2015
         
Area of residenceTotal Male Female  Rate1
    
        
         
STATE17,1838,7548,42914.9 
       
LEINSTER9,9125,0414,871 15.7 
     
Carlow25412213218.4 
Dublin City1,9821,02096215.3 
South Dublin1,11156454716.5 
Fingal1,30964866118.9 
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 77742135615.0 
Kildare92448244217.4 
Kilkenny31415216213.0 
Laois30316114214.8 
Longford128587012.9 
Louth44021822214.1 
Meath71336534815.2 
Offaly28513614914.7 
Westmeath32816716115.1 
Wexford49124125013.4 
Wicklow55328626716.0 
      
MUNSTER4,4882,3012,18714.3 
    
Clare42121920214.3 
Cork City35318416912.0 
Cork County1,62283478816.0 
Kerry44423221212.3 
Limerick City21511210315.2 
Limerick County 49125523614.6 
North Tipperary27012914115.1 
South Tipperary26713613111.9 
Waterford City176908615.1 
Waterford County22911011913.5 
      
CONNACHT1,85394490913.7 
    
Galway City26012713314.4 
Galway County66433133315.1 
Leitrim113615214.0 
Mayo38620018611.8 
Roscommon21010510513.0 
Sligo22012010013.5 
      
ULSTER (PART OF)93046846212.5 
    
Cavan26413213214.3 
Donegal48124723411.9 
Monaghan185899612.0 
      
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:      
  
Border1,70386783613.1 
Midland1,044 522 52214.6 
West1,520 763 75713.7 
Dublin5,179 2,653 2,52616.3 
Mid-East2,190 1,133 1,05716.3 
Mid-West1,397 715 68214.7 
South-East1,731 851 88013.8 
South-West2,419 1,250 1,16914.5 
          
1 Births per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated usual residence 2014 population.  
Table 6 Births registered, classified by age of mother and previous number of liveborn children, Jan. - Mar. 2015
 
Age of mother at maternity                                              Previous number of liveborn children
Total012345 or moreNot stated
All ages17,1836,4566,0583,0491,08132419322
         
15 and under1212
161616
1746451
1883749
191421221811
         
Under 202992692811
         
201861443732
212762016510
22281187751612
233532011113443
2440219914043155
         
20-241,4989324281062210
         
254732371565025311
265412571728322412
27608275220752666
2875132627211624922
29832383265125361661
         
25-293,2051,4781,08544913338166
         
30950405341116591964
311,208493475154542012
321,370545529200652110
331,326487513216732593
341,3634345462687522171
         
30-346,2172,3642,404954326107548
         
351,2583544593149124151
361,14327544027811128101
371,00122036327510324151
387611572622058924231
396331252201867415121
         
35-394,7961,1311,7441,258468115755
         
404431041241275019181
4130565108753312111
4218149594018861
431042531171777
4476222515455
  
40-441,10926534727412251473
  
45 and over5817217931
  
Age not stated11
         
        
Table 7 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by age of mother, Jan. - Mar. 2015
        
        
Age of mother at maternityTotalMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents Married/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents
  TotalSame   TotalSame
    address   address
         
 Number Percentage
All ages17,18310,9816,2023,696 63.936.121.5
         
15 and under12121 100.08.3
1616162 100.012.5
174644210 8.791.321.7
188377616 8.491.619.3
191421113136 7.792.325.4
         
Under 202992227765 7.492.621.7
         
201862216457 11.888.230.6
212764623085 16.783.330.8
222814723499 16.783.335.2
2335369284142 19.580.540.2
2440284318161 20.979.140.0
         
20-241,4982681,230544 17.982.136.3
         
25473121352192 25.674.440.6
26541178363213 32.967.139.4
27608265343212 43.656.434.9
28751369382241 49.150.932.1
29832466366232 56.044.027.9
         
25-293,2051,3991,8061,090 43.756.334.0
         
30950605345228 63.736.324.0
311,208840368243 69.530.520.1
321,3701,014356258 74.026.018.8
331,3261,028298213 77.522.516.1
341,3631,069294210 78.421.615.4
         
30-346,2174,5561,6611,152 73.326.718.5
         
351,2581,012246170 80.419.613.5
361,143928215149 81.218.813.0
371,001803198136 80.219.813.6
3876163113089 82.917.111.7
3963349214194 77.722.314.8
         
35-394,7963,866930638 80.619.413.3
         
4044333510880 75.624.418.1
413052317446 75.724.315.1
421811334833 73.526.518.2
43104723225 69.230.824.0
4476562015 73.726.319.7
    
40-441,109827282199 74.625.417.9
    
45 and over5843158 74.125.913.8
    
Age not stated11 100.0
         
  
Table 8 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership classified by area of residence of mother, Jan. - Mar. 2015
        
 Total       
Area of residenceMarried/CivilUnmarried/non-Civil partnership parents Married/Civil Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents
partnership parents  partnership parents 
   Total Same address  TotalSame address
 Number Percentage
STATE17,18310,9816,2023,696 63.936.121.5
         
LEINSTER9,9126,1293,7832,218 61.838.222.4
        
Carlow25413711771 53.946.128.0
Dublin City1,9821,134848422 57.242.821.3
South Dublin1,111642469222 57.842.220.0
Fingal1,309856453308 65.434.623.5
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 777599178121 77.122.915.6
Kildare924634290173 68.631.418.7
Kilkenny31419212274 61.138.923.6
Laois30319211177 63.436.625.4
Longford128695947 53.946.136.7
Louth440254186103 57.742.323.4
Meath713447266167 62.737.323.4
Offaly28516312280 57.242.828.1
Westmeath32820512380 62.537.524.4
Wexford491269222123 54.845.225.1
Wicklow553336217150 60.839.227.1
        
MUNSTER4,4882,9011,587946 64.635.421.1
        
Clare42127914293 66.333.722.1
Cork City35318916479 53.546.522.4
Cork County1,6221,144478317 70.529.519.5
Kerry44430513993 68.731.320.9
Limerick City2159312246 43.356.721.4
Limerick County 491341150100 69.530.520.4
North Tipperary2701828863 67.432.623.3
South Tipperary26715611157 58.441.621.3
Waterford City176809646 45.554.526.1
Waterford County2291329752 57.642.422.7
        
CONNACHT1,8531,331522356 71.828.219.2
        
Galway City2601897149 72.727.318.8
Galway County664492172118 74.125.917.8
Leitrim113852823 75.224.820.4
Mayo38627311372 70.729.318.7
Roscommon2101535744 72.927.121.0
Sligo2201398150 63.236.822.7
        
ULSTER (PART OF)930620310176 66.733.318.9
        
Cavan2641848049 69.730.318.6
Donegal48130417796 63.236.820.0
Monaghan1851325331 71.428.616.8
         
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
   
Border1703109860535264.535.520.7
Midland1,044629415284 60.239.827.2
West1,5201,107413283 72.827.218.6
Dublin5,1793,2311,9481,073 62.437.620.7
Mid-East2,1901,417773490 64.735.322.4
Mid-West1,397895502302 64.135.921.6
South-East1,731966765423 55.844.224.4
South-West2,4191,638781489 67.732.320.2
         
        
Table 9 Births registered, classified by area of residence and age of mother, Jan. - Mar. 2015
      
           
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2020-2425-2930-3435-3940 and overAge not statedAverage age of mother at maternity
          
        All births First births
           
STATE17,1832991,4983,2056,2174,7961,167132.530.6
           
LEINSTER9,9121699271,8743,5392,723679132.430.6
          
Carlow2544405875611631.329.4
Dublin City1,9823820038367255013932.331.1
South Dublin1,111211122644012536031.729.5
Fingal1,30913812504973828633.031.4
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 777535882982708134.232.6
Kildare92410831563342796232.830.4
Kilkenny31462957106882832.830.1
Laois30364052110831231.728.6
Longford128525244523630.327.8
Louth4401249931551003131.929.5
Meath71311601342631984732.630.5
Offaly2855325496722632.330.5
Westmeath328123373108851731.729.6
Wexford4911167961711212531.629.1
Wicklow55310419220815843132.830.9
          
MUNSTER4,488883548291,6281,28530432.730.6
          
Clare4211135751501262432.630.2
Cork City353103686128712231.530.2
Cork County1,622208825859454112133.431.7
Kerry444923741721303633.131.5
Limerick City21512395564341130.027.9
Limerick County 491543931811313832.730.5
North Tipperary27010214793792032.630.3
South Tipperary2677266486731131.829.2
Waterford City176121357439631.629.6
Waterford County2293224286611532.529.8
          
CONNACHT1,8532713130169157512833.031.3
          
Galway City2604224999691732.530.9
Galway County664642992242444933.632.1
Leitrim11325165033733.332.2
Mayo386727591611092332.830.8
Roscommon2103173773621832.930.9
Sligo2205184184581432.230.2
          
ULSTER (PART OF)93015862013592135632.029.7
          
Cavan26462454106542032.129.5
Donegal4816481121771122631.929.7
Monaghan1853143576471032.330.0
          
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:          
   
Border1,7033415835164840410832.129.9
Midland1,044281302033592636131.729.4
West1,5202010824455748410733.131.4
Dublin5,179774289851,8681,45536632.631.1
Mid-East2,19031184382805635152132.730.5
Mid-West1,397381382704883709332.229.9
South-East1,7313220535259844310131.929.5
South-West2,4193914741889474217933.131.4
           
           
Table 10 Births registered outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence and age of mother, Jan. - Mar. 2015
          
          
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2525-2930-3435-3940 and overAge not statedAverage age of mother at maternity
         
        All birthsFirst births
          
STATE6,2021,5071,8061,661930297129.627.9 
          
LEINSTER3,7839261,0881,014569185129.728.0
         
Carlow11741332417228.126.9
Dublin City8482002422241384429.828.6
South Dublin469111159123621429.127.0
Fingal45378138142722330.629.5
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 178314046421931.730.3
Kildare290838168431529.326.6
Kilkenny12231373119429.227.5
Laois11139282715228.425.6
Longford592212186128.026.8
Louth18651604227629.026.7
Meath266567382371830.228.0
Offaly122263237151230.329.6
Westmeath12340412512528.225.7
Wexford22271566127728.726.9
Wicklow2174656643713130.328.7
         
MUNSTER1,5873764674412287529.628.0
         
Clare14240413718629.027.3
Cork City16438475119929.728.3
Cork County47891137133873030.429.0
Kerry13925423528930.529.3
Limerick City1224536298427.926.6
Limerick County 15037453921829.727.2
North Tipperary8824252413229.026.8
South Tipperary1113241251328.026.7
Waterford City9620224010430.028.7
Waterford County9724312811329.426.4
         
CONNACHT522115157135932229.928.1
         
Galway City711522248229.728.4
Galway County17234494043630.629.1
Leitrim284994230.930.3
Mayo11329322719629.527.3
Roscommon5715161310329.826.9
Sligo811829229328.726.9
         
ULSTER (PART OF)310909471401529.026.5
         
Cavan802426169528.826.6
Donegal17750524323929.126.2
Monaghan531616128128.827.0
   
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
   
Border605163192144802629.026.7
Midland415127113107482028.826.7
West41393119104801730.128.2
Dublin1,94842057953531410030.028.6
Mid-East77318521021411746129.927.6
Mid-West502146147129602028.927.0
South-East765219220209972028.927.2
South-West7811542262191344830.328.9
          
Table 11 Births registered, classified by nationality of mother, marital status and age, Jan. - Mar. 2015
Nationality of motherTotal birthsBirths inside marriage/civil partnershipBirths outside marriage/civil partnershipAverage age of mother at maternity
 Number PercentageNumber PercentageNumber Percentage 
TOTAL17,183100.010,98163.96,20236.132.5
Ireland13,46878.48,64364.24,82535.832.9
United Kingdom3952.320050.619549.431.4
EU15 excl. Irl & UK2941.715954.113545.934.2
EU15 to EU 28 *1,94111.31,14258.879941.230.6
Other1,0736.282877.224522.831.7
Not stated120.1975.0325.033.6
        
        
* Croatia included in EU 15 to EU 28 from q3 2013.
Table 12 Deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, January - March 2015
     
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
     
     
STATE8,6044,2454,3597.5
     
LEINSTER4,3362,0722,2646.9
Carlow12361628.9
Dublin City1,2505556959.7
South Dublin2891361534.3
Fingal2791371424.0
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 4641982669.0
Kildare2581321264.9
Kilkenny16688786.9
Laois14666807.1
Longford7738397.8
Louth2171111067.0
Meath2381181205.1
Offaly14687597.5
Westmeath17482928.0
Wexford2751441317.5
Wicklow2341191156.8
    
MUNSTER2,5701,2741,2968.2
Clare2431351088.3
Cork City2711351369.2
Cork County6633303336.5
Kerry3471611869.6
Limerick City169789111.9
Limerick County 2781421368.3
North Tipperary17788899.9
South Tipperary199100998.9
Waterford City8536497.3
Waterford County13869698.1
    
CONNACHT1,0735705037.9
Galway City10952576.0
Galway County2971591386.7
Leitrim86473910.6
Mayo2881611278.8
Roscommon14277658.8
Sligo15174779.2
    
ULSTER (PART OF)6253292968.4
Cavan15871878.5
Donegal3391881518.4
Monaghan12870588.3
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:    
Border1,0795615188.3
Midland5432732707.6
West8364493877.5
Dublin2,2821,0261,2567.2
Mid-East7303693615.4
Mid-West8674434249.1
South-East9864984887.8
South-West1,2816266557.7
1 Deaths per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated 2014 Usual Residence population.
Table 13 Deaths registered by cause of death and county of residence of deceased, January - March 2015
       
Area of residenceTotal DeathsMalignant NeoplasmsDiseases of the Circulatory systemDiseases of the Respiratory systemExternal causesAll other causes
       
STATE8,6042,3792,7571,2522641,952
       
LEINSTER4,3361,2141,353639941,036
Carlow123384216027
Dublin City1,25034138618221320
South Dublin2898983351270
Fingal279868633866
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 464130144615124
Kildare258837835953
Kilkenny166356825830
Laois146444724427
Longford77252310118
Louth217527238253
Meath238756249250
Offaly146375125429
Westmeath174386232636
Wexford275699038573
Wicklow234725936760
      
MUNSTER2,570713833361107556
Clare2437582271445
Cork City2718884321552
Cork County6631872218427144
Kerry34783122531079
Limerick City169465232732
Limerick County 278727958960
North Tipperary177516022836
South Tipperary199436527658
Waterford City85282410320
Waterford County138404416830
      
CONNACHT1,07328937316143207
Galway City109353515717
Galway County29781102421557
Leitrim8626339216
Mayo2887211145753
Roscommon1423141271033
Sligo151445123231
      
ULSTER (PART OF)6251631989120153
Cavan158425120342
Donegal3398811248982
Monaghan128333523829
      
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:      
Border1,07928535416126253
Midland5431441839115110
West83621928912939160
Dublin2,28264669931146580
Mid-East73023019912018163
Mid-West86724427313938173
South-East98625333313230238
South-West1,28135842716952275
Table 14 Deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, January - March 2015
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeDeaths          over
Total deaths0A00-Y898,6045512845801393277631,4082,5613,206
                 
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99820001123673329
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90200000002000
Meningococcal infection3A39100010000000
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24500001022000
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19300000100020
Other infectious and parasitic
   diseases710000011273129
            
Neoplasms6C00-D482,45113441252149375627776448
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C972,37913441252146369615752421
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C144700000111013157
Oesophagus9C15108000002720382417
Stomach10C1687000012519192912
Colon11C18156000013424276136
Rectum and anus12C19-C21126000004520313729
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C228800100256223715
Pancreas14C25131000002727374018
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C34512000017268916516955
Skin16C43430000042511147
Breast17C502000000372835424738
Cervix uteri18C532300001574222
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55410000003913106
Ovary20C5666000001614201510
Prostate21C6113800000019175358
Kidney22C64560000005516237
Bladder23C677800000114153423
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C96189010004925535740
Other malignant neoplasms2901234572444748541
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D8934000013355710
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E9020331023375315989
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E1415000001264234173
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9947800000141017156290
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F10600000113100
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19000000000000
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H954800323311102375170180
Meningitis32G00-G03100000000001
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I992,7570004522882063647781,290
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I251,34900002654129212378568
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I21622000012195584179282
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I52448000413112635104264
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I6956100001492958172288
Other diseases of circulatory system399000019142259124170
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J991,2520000011059177397608
Influenza38J10-J1122000000031810
Pneumonia39J12-J193790000014132487250
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J47544000000427104206203
of which: Asthma41J45-J4620000000112610
Other diseases of the respiratory             
   system3070000002164896145
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K932550000382530417177
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K2822000000016510
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K7464000026171511103
Other diseases of the digestive            
   system169000012814245664
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L991700000002168
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M996810000112111933
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M1922000000003910
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N9917300001116185690
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N2912600001106144262
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99000000000000
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P9622220000000000
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q9943243013304230
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q07531001000000
Circulatory system54Q20-Q281452001100230
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9925300002112313
Sudden infant death syndrome56R95330000000000
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99700000211102
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y892641223048292529302741
Accidents59V01-X591731121430121417192241
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V993610266234642
               Accidental falls 61W00-W192300010025258
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X49420004161034500
               other accidents720103806461331
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X84770001515161111720
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09401003000000
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34400010101100
 All other external causes  600000000330
1Stillbirths not included
Table 15 Male deaths registered classified by Eurostat shortlist cause and age group, January - March 2015
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeMales          over
Total Male Deaths0A00-Y894,24533823755961954528471,3521,168
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99380000123311414
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90100000001000
Meningococcal infection3A39000000000000
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24400001021000
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19200000100010
Other infectious and parasitic            
   diseases310000011111314
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,300122253264194360425213
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,261122253261190352414200
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C14350000011711114
Oesophagus9C157300000271427176
Stomach10C166100000131414236
Colon11C1885000011213153518
Rectum and anus12C19-C2171000002312211914
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C22530000022316228
Pancreas14C257500000251426235
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C342860000161253988927
Skin16C432800000324991
Breast17C50000000000000
Cervix uteri18C53000000000000
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55000000000000
Ovary20C56000000000000
Prostate21C6113800000019175358
Kidney22C64350000005411123
Bladder23C675800000112112815
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C96102000004513303020
Other malignant neoplasms1611222371228464315
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D891300000213232
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E9010721013352213237
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E148200001251162433
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F991770000013797780
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F10300000102000
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19000000000000
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H95199020328611407849
Meningitis32G00-G03100000000001
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I991,348000331671150238439428
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I2577900001646103151254218
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I2134300000216466211899
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I52176000311818254872
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I69229000003720338185
  Other diseases of circulatory system  164000016109295653
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J99579000001834102186248
Influenza38J10-J111000000002035
Pneumonia39J12-J1914600000135133688
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J47255000000314539392
of which: Asthma41J45-J46300000000021
Other diseases of the respiratory
   system168000000213365463
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K931380000231718314126
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K281100000001532
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K74430000231310852
Other diseases of the digestive
   system8400000047183322
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L99900000001035
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M992300000101759
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M19300000000111
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N997900000004103035
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29620000000492524
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99000000000000
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P9613130000000000
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q9925141011204110
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q07210001000000
Circulatory system54Q20-Q28521000000110
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R991120000111105
Sudden infant death syndrome56R95220000000000
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99400000111001
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y891861202738241619241817
Accidents59V01-X591091101124998151417
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V992510046023531
               Accidental falls 61W00-W191000010011223
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X4932000313921400
               other accidents42010350434913
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X8465000151114710620
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09401003000000
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34400010101100
All other external causes400000000220
1Stillbirths not included              
Table 16 Female deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, January - March 2015
      Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeFemales          over
Total Female Deaths0A00-Y894,3592246825431323115611,2092,038
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99440001000361915
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90100000001000
Meningococcal infection3A39100010000000
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24100000001000
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19100000000010
Other infectious and parasitic            
   diseases400000000161815
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,151012272085181267351235
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,118012272085179263338221
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C141200000003243
Oesophagus9C15350000000611711
Stomach10C162600001125566
Colon11C1871000002211122618
Rectum and anus12C19-C215500000228101815
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C2235001000336157
Pancreas14C2556000000213111713
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C342260000011436678028
Skin16C431500000101256
Breast17C502000000372835424738
Cervix uteri18C532300001574222
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55410000003913106
Ovary20C5666000001614201510
Prostate21C61000000000000
Kidney22C6421000000015114
Bladder23C672000000002468
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C9687010000412232720
Other malignant neoplasms1290012201216284226
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D892100001122348
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E909610010023102752
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E14680000001371740
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9930100000013879210
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F10300000011100
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19000000000000
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H952810120134123592131
Meningitis32G00-G03000000000000
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I991,4090001261756126339862
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I2557000001082661124350
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I21279000010392261183
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I52272000102381056192
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I69332000011292591203
  Other diseases of circulatory system  2350000034133068117
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J9967300000022575211360
Influenza38J10-J111200000001155
Pneumonia39J12-J19233000000181151162
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J4728900000011351113111
of which: Asthma41J45-J461700000011249
Other diseases of the respiratory             
   system13900000003124282
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K93117000015812103051
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K281100000000128
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K742100000345351
Other diseases of the digestive            
   system850000124762342
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L99800000001133
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M99451000001141424
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M191900000000289
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99940000111282655
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29640000110251738
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99000000000000
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P96990000000000
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q9918102002100120
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q07321000000000
Circulatory system54Q20-Q28931001100120
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R991410000100138
Sudden infant death syndrome56R95110000000000
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99300000100101
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y897800231059106924
Accidents59V01-X5964002363594824
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V991100220211111
               Accidental falls 61W00-W191300000014035
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X491000013113100
               other accidents30000030212418
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X841200004241100
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09000000000000
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34000000000000
All other external causes200000000110
1 Stillbirths not included.              
Table 17 Infant and neonatal mortality by area of residence of deceased, January - March 2015
 Infant mortality Neonatal mortality
Area of residenceNumberRateNumberRate
      
STATE553.2 311.8
LEINSTER323.2 181.8
Carlow27.9 27.9
Dublin City31.5 21.0
South Dublin32.7 10.9
Fingal64.6 21.5
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 33.9 11.3
Kildare22.2 11.1
Kilkenny00.0 00.0
Laois13.3 13.3
Longford215.6 215.6
Louth24.5 12.3
Meath11.4 11.4
Offaly27.0 27.0
Westmeath13.0 00.0
Wexford24.1 12.0
Wicklow23.6 11.8
   
MUNSTER132.9 92.0
Clare24.8 24.8
Cork City12.8 12.8
Cork County42.5 31.8
Kerry12.3 00.0
Limerick City14.7 00.0
Limerick County 24.1 24.1
North Tipperary13.7 13.7
South Tipperary00.0 00.0
Waterford City00.0 00.0
Waterford County14.4 00.0
   
CONNACHT42.2 21.1
Galway City00.0 00.0
Galway County11.5 00.0
Leitrim00.0 00.0
Mayo25.2 12.6
Roscommon00.0 00.0
Sligo14.5 14.5
   
ULSTER (PART OF)66.5 22.2
Cavan00.0 00.0
Donegal48.3 12.1
Monaghan210.8 15.4
   
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:     
Border95.342.3
Midland65.754.8
West32.010.7
Dublin152.961.2
Mid-East52.331.4
Mid-West64.353.6
South-East52.931.7
South-West62.5 41.7
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.

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 behavioral 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.

Revised rates This report contains revisions to previously published rates for Marriages, Births and Deaths with effect from the second quarter of 2006. This is due to revised population estimates and the change from using De Facto population data to Usual Residence population data.  All rates for periods prior to the second quarter of 2006 remain unchanged. These revisions were first published in the Vital Statistics First Quarter 2012 report.

Revised figures This report contains upward revisions to previously published figures for births registered in quarter 3 of 2008, quarter 1 of 2009 and 2010, and also for the previously published numbers for deaths registered in quarter 1 of 2010 and 2011. The natural increase and totals for these years were also revised. These revisions were first published in the Vital Statistics Second Quarter 2011 report.

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

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