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Vital Statistics

Quarter 1 2019

                                    Quarter 1 2019Quarter 1 2018
   
Births15,89315,659
Deaths 8,6189,278
Marriages 3,2353,351
Natural increase7,2756,381 

The number of births increased by 234 (1.5%) while deaths are down by 660 (7.1%) compared to the same period in 2018.

Births Deaths and Natural Increase Quarter 1 2013 to 2019
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There were 15,893 births in quarter 1 2019, 234 births or 1.5% more than the same period in 2018.  This corresponds to a birth rate of 13.1 per 1,000 population, the same as that recorded in quarter 1 2018.

There were 8,618 deaths in quarter 1 2019, a decrease of 7.1% (or 660 deaths) from quarter 1 2018.  This equates to a death rate of 7.1 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.6 points from quarter 1 2018.

There were 52 infant deaths registered in quarter 1 2019 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.3 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in quarter 1 2019 resulted in a natural increase of population of 7,275 persons.

Births

There were 8,132 male births and 7,761 female births in quarter 1 2019.  The 15,893 births represent an annual birth rate of 13.1 per thousand population.  This rate is the same as that recorded in quarter 1 2018.  See tables 4 and 5.

Age of mothers

The average age of first time mothers was 31.3, up 0.2 years from the same period in the previous year.  The average age of all mothers at maternity for births registered in quarter 1 2019 was 33.0 years, up 0.1 years from quarter 1 2018.  The average age of first time mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 29.0, while the average age of all mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 30.4 years.  In the same quarter in 2018, the average age of mothers having their first baby outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.8 years while it was 30.2 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 2019 there were 9,847 (62.0%) births registered as within marriage, none of these were within civil partnership.

There were 6,046 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 38.0% of all births in quarter 1 2019.  The highest percentage of births outside marriage/civil partnership was in Limerick City at 53.9% and the lowest was in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown with 24.9%.  In the same quarter in 2018, there were 5,919 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 37.8% of all births.  See table 8.

Location of births

The highest number of births registered was in Dublin City with 1,788 (11.3% of total live births in the country) followed by Cork County with 1,333 (8.4%) registered births.   Leitrim had the lowest number with 127 (0.8%) registered births in quarter 1 2019.  The same pattern was reflected in quarter 1 2018 when Dublin City accounted for 1,805 or 11.5% of births followed by Cork County with 1,442 (9.2%).  Leitrim had the lowest number, 113 births (0.7%), registered in quarter 1 2018.  See table 8.

Area of residence of mother

From January 2018 onwards where births take place within the State and the mother is residing outside the State, the area of residence of the mother is recorded as outside the State.  Prior to quarter 1, 2018, cases where the mother was residing outside the State, the mother's area of residence was assigned to the location where the birth took place within the State. 

There were 12 babies born to mothers who were resident outside the Republic of Ireland in quarter 1 2019.  This accounts for almost 0.1% of total live births registered in the quarter.  See tables 5, 8, 9 and 10.

Nationality of mothers

Of the 15,893 births in quarter 1 2019, there were 12,345 babies (77.7%) born to mothers of Irish nationality compared to 12,205 (77.9%) in quarter 1 2018.  See table 11.

Birth order

A total of 6,043 births (38.0%) were to first time mothers in quarter 1 2019 while 5,618 (35.3%) were to second time mothers.  These accounted for a total of 73.4% of births of stated parity in quarter 1 2019.  See table 6 and figure 2.

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Birth Order Q1 2019 (%)
1st38
2nd35.3
3rd17.7
4th5.9
5th and over3

Deaths

There were 8,618 deaths registered in quarter 1 2019, of these 4,412 were male while 4,206 were female.  The quarter 1 2019 total is 7.1% less than in the corresponding quarter of 2018 when 9,278 deaths were registered.  See table 12.

Infant and neonatal mortality

There were 52 infant deaths registered in quarter 1 2019 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.3 deaths per 1,000 live births, a decrease of 0.2 points on that recorded in quarter 1 of 2018.  Neonatal deaths are deaths of infants at ages under 4 weeks.  There were 41 neonatal deaths registered in quarter 1 2019, giving a neonatal mortality rate of 2.6 deaths per 1,000 live births, which was a decrease of 0.2 from quarter 1 2018.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 3.

Under 1 yr ratesinfantneonatal
Q1 20163.82.7
Q2 201632.2
Q3 20162.92.3
Q4 20163.32.4
Q1 20172.41.9
Q2 201732.4
Q3 20173.12.6
Q4 20172.71.9
Q1 20183.52.8
Q2 201832.2
Q3 20182.92
Q4 20182.82.1
Q1 20193.32.6

Cause of death

Diseases of the circulatory system:

Diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 2,497 deaths, or an annual rate of 2.1 per 1,000 population.  Of these, 1,138 were due to ischaemic heart disease and 459 to cerebrovascular disease.  See tables 2a, 2b, 13, 14 and figure 4.

Malignant neoplasms (Cancer):

There were 2,615 deaths from malignant neoplasms.  This is equivalent to an annual rate of 2.2 per 1,000 population.

Diseases of the respiratory system:

Deaths from chronic lower respiratory disease numbered 566, pneumonia accounted for 323 deaths and 316 deaths resulted from all other respiratory diseases. 

Accidents, suicides and other:

There were 261 deaths due to accidents, suicides and other external causes.  Accidents accounted for 65.9% (172) of these deaths while suicides accounted for 29.9% (78).  Of these external cause deaths, almost two-thirds (65.9%) were male.

Dementia and Alzheimer's:

In Quarter 1 2019 there were 522 deaths due to dementia of which 339 (or 64.9%) were female.  There were 136 deaths due to Alzheimer's of which 92 (or 67.6%) were female.  See tables 18 and 19.

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Principle causes of death Q1 2019
Respiratory
diseases
14
Circulatory
diseases
29
External
causes
3
Remainder23.7
Malignant
neoplasms
30.3

Age at death

The leading cause of death in quarter 1 2019 varied widely by age group.  For those aged from 15 to 34 years, external causes of death including accidents, suicide and other ranked first (39 deaths).  Among individuals aged 35-74, malignant neoplasm (cancer) was the leading cause (1,299), while for those aged 75 and older, it was diseases of the circulatory system (1,866 deaths).

There were 7,197 deaths of persons aged 65 and over registered in quarter 1 2019.  This represents an annual death rate of 42.8 per 1,000 population aged 65 and over and represents a decrease of 5.6 when compared with the corresponding quarter of 2018.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 5.

The average (mean) time-lag between the date of death and the registration of death was 42 days while the median (mid-point in data) was 18 days for quarter 1 2019.

Code Generator for HighCharts V1.1CancerHeartLung Accident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 157.91.31.33.985.5
15-3414.89.12.344.329.5
35-7446.722.410.14.816.1
75 and over22.932.916.31.526.5

Natural Increase

The natural increase in the population (births minus deaths) for quarter 1 2019 was 7,275.  This represents a rate of 6.0 per 1,000 population, 0.7 more than quarter 1 2018.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 1.

Marriages

The number of marriages registered during the quarter was 3,235 of which 120 were same-sex marriages. This is equivalent to an annual marriage rate of 2.7 per 1,000 population, no change from quarter 1 2018.  See tables 3 and 4.

Same-sex marriage legislation came into effect on the 16th November 2015.

Population

The estimated population (usual residence) in April 2018 was 4,857,015.

Table 1 Births classified by age of mother at maternity by quarter, 2014, 2018 and 2019 and their corresponding annual age specific (asfr) and total period fertility rates (tpfr)
 Q1 2014 Q1 2018 Q4 2018 Q1 2019
  % ofFertility  % ofFertility  % ofFertility  % ofFertility
Age of motherNumbertotalrate Numbertotalrate Numbertotalrate Numbertotalrate
 < 20 years3391.99.8 2921.97.7 2321.66.0 2341.56.0
  20-24 years1,5929.045.9 1,2808.237.7 1,2238.434.5 1,2678.035.7
  25-29 years3,48219.783.3 2,73317.573.8 2,34816.264.4 2,66716.873.1
  30-34 years6,55437.0130.7 5,31533.9117.1 5,00834.5114.6 5,42434.1124.1
  35-39 years4,64426.2100.9 4,83630.995.8 4,58631.689.4 5,13932.3100.2
  40-44 years1,0205.824.0 1,1157.124.4 1,0447.222.4 1,0616.722.7
  45+ years680.41.7 880.62.1 690.51.6 1010.62.4
  Not stated   
  Total17,699100.02.0 15,659100.01.8 14,510100.01.7 15,893100.01.8
1Fertility rates for Q1 2014 has been revised, based on revised Census of Population usual residence population data
Table 2a Deaths registered by cause of death and by quarter, 2014, 2018 and 2019
 Malignant Cancers % of total Diseases of the heart and arteries% of total Lung diseases% of total Accidents, Suicides & Others% of total Other Causes% of total Total% of total
Q1 20192,61530.3 2,49729.0 1,20514.0 2613.0 2,04023.7 8,618100.0
Q4 20182,15330.3 2,06729.1 78511.1 4766.7 1,62222.8 7,103100.0
Q1 20182,52027.2 2,62828.3 1,51116.3 2722.9 2,34725.3 9,278100.0
Q1 20142,31328.5 2,59432.0 1,10213.6 2993.7 1,80222.2 8,110100.0
Table 2b Deaths registered by cause of death and age group, First Quarter 2019
 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 1522.5520.6
1 - 410.010.010.110.430.170.1
5 - 1450.220.8100.5170.2
15 - 2430.130.1166.1110.5330.4
25 - 34100.450.220.2238.8150.7550.6
35 - 44491.9210.870.62810.7301.51351.6
45 - 541676.4793.2221.83513.4643.13674.3
55 - 6436614.01767.0645.33513.41145.67558.8
65 - 7471727.434613.918715.53513.424011.81,52517.7
75 - 8482731.671028.440633.73111.960029.42,57429.9
85 +47018.01,15646.351642.85521.190144.23,09835.9
Total2,615100.02,497100.01,205100.0261100.02,040100.08,618100.0
             
Males            
Under 10.0313.2310.7
1 - 410.110.0
5 - 1420.110.660.690.2
15 - 2420.120.295.280.8210.5
25 - 3430.230.210.2158.780.8300.7
35 - 44201.4161.230.52414.0161.7791.8
45 - 54715.0584.581.42715.7383.92024.6
55 - 6421215.013910.7325.63218.6697.248411.0
65 - 7443230.624218.710017.62514.512913.492821.0
75 - 8443430.840231.021237.3127.031833.01,37831.2
85 +23516.743233.421337.42715.734235.41,24928.3
Total1,411100.01,295100.0569100.0172100.0965100.04,412100.0
             
Females            
Under 1212.0210.5
1 - 410.110.211.130.360.1
5 - 1430.211.140.480.2
15 - 2410.110.177.930.3120.3
25 - 3470.620.210.289.070.7250.6
35 - 44292.450.440.644.5141.3561.3
45 - 54968.0211.7142.289.0262.41653.9
55 - 6415412.8373.1325.033.4454.22716.4
65 - 7428523.71048.78713.71011.211110.359714.2
75 - 8439332.630825.619430.51921.328226.21,19628.4
85 +23519.572460.230347.62831.555952.01,84944.0
Total1,204100.01,202100.0636100.089100.01,075100.04,206100.0
Table 3 Marriages, civil partnerships, births, deaths and natural increase
 Marriages1 Live Births Deaths 
 TotalOpposite-sexSame-sexCivil PartnershipsTotalFirstOutside marriage/civil partnershipsAverage Age TotalInfant 2Neonatal 365 & overNatural Increase
Quarter 1            
20143,6203,6206817,6996,8126,43932.38,11065566,6409,589
20153,5463,5467817,1836,4566,20232.58,60455317,1758,579
20163,5033,320183716,4806,2456,03732.78,60963457,1417,871
20173,4593,32913016,4876,1816,22932.89,06740327,7167,420
20183,3393,2409915,6596,0775,91932.99,27855447,8696,381
20193,2353,11512015,8936,0436,04633.08,61852417,1977,275
            
Quarter 2            
20145,4315,4319616,5026,1695,94932.37,19755415,7429,305
20155,5165,5169316,0646,0215,78632.57,56534306,1688,499
20165,6595,36929016,2195,8985,80632.77,69748366,2968,522
20175,5975,42217515,2225,7345,67532.87,31546375,9317,907
20185,3865,21816815,4195,9295,91232.97,59247346,2967,827
2019
            
Quarter 3            
20148,0388,03811917,1976,4236,32932.37,00174465,52610,196
20158,1978,19714917,1286,3676,28532.46,85152425,48310,277
20168,3918,03835316,4586,2186,05632.67,12949385,7179,329
20177,9167,64427215,6355,9625,90232.76,98749415,6408,648
20187,4237,18124215,4285,7945,81132.97,14345315,7718,285
2019
           
Quarter 4            
20144,9564,95610916,0646,2315,86332.36,78755415,3619,277
20154,8574,766915615,5346,0235,71732.56,93264485,5048,602
20165,0734,84323014,7405,6815,44932.96,95548365,6427,785
20175,0494,86718214,7095,6505,53432.9 7,11539285,7397,594
20184,9054,75015514,5105,7085,41933.0 7,10340305,6977,407
2019
            
Total            
201422,04522,04539267,46225,63524,58032.3 29,09524918423,26938,367
201522,11622,0259137665,90924,86723,99032.5 29,95220515124,33035,957
201622,62621,5701,056763,89724,04223,34832.7 30,39020815524,79633,507
201722,02121,26275962,05323,52723,34032.8 30,48417413825,02631,569
201821,05320,38966461,01623,50823,06132.9 31,11618713925,63329,900
2019
1 2013 to 2018 Marriage & Civil Partnership figures are final.
2 Infant death: Death at ages under 1 year of live born infant.
3 Neonatal death: Death at ages under 4 weeks of live born infant.
Table 4 Annual marriage, civil partnership, birth, death and natural increase rates per 1,000 population1
 Marriages5 Live Births Deaths 
 TotalOpposite-sexSame-sexCivil Partnerships5Total% First births 2% Outside marriage/civil partnerships TotalInfant 3 MortalityNeo-natal4 Mortality65 & overNatural Increase
Quarter 1             
20143.10.0615.338.636.4 7.03.73.246.78.3
20153.10.0714.837.636.1 7.43.21.848.77.4
20163.02.80.20.0114.137.936.6 7.33.82.746.86.7
20172.92.80.113.937.537.8 7.72.41.949.06.3
20182.72.70.113.138.837.8 7.73.52.848.45.3
20192.72.60.113.138.038.07.13.32.642.86.0
             
Quarter 2             
20144.70.0814.237.536.1 6.23.32.539.08.0
20154.70.0813.737.536.0 6.52.11.940.47.3
20164.84.50.213.736.435.8 6.53.02.240.07.2
20174.74.50.112.737.737.3 6.13.02.436.56.6
20184.44.30.112.738.538.3 6.33.02.237.26.4
2019
             
Quarter 3             
20146.90.1014.837.536.8 6.04.32.737.58.8
20157.00.1314.637.336.7 5.83.02.535.98.8
20167.16.80.313.937.836.8 6.03.02.336.37.9
20176.66.40.213.038.137.7 5.83.12.634.77.2
20186.15.90.212.737.637.7 5.92.92.034.36.8
2019
             
Quarter 4             
20144.30.0913.838.936.5 5.83.42.636.48.0
20154.14.10.10.0513.338.836.8 5.94.13.136.17.3
20164.34.10.212.438.537.0 5.93.32.435.86.6
20174.24.10.212.338.437.6 5.92.71.935.36.3
20184.03.90.111.939.337.3 5.82.82.133.86.1
2019
             
Total             
20144.70.0814.538.136.3 6.33.72.739.58.3
20154.74.70.0814.137.836.4 6.43.12.339.97.7
20164.84.60.213.537.636.5 6.43.32.439.47.1
20174.64.40.212.937.937.6 6.42.82.238.56.6
20184.34.20.112.638.537.8 6.43.12.338.16.2
2019
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 2013 to 2018 Marriage & Civil Partnership rates are final.
Table 5 Births registered, classified by area of residence of mother, January - March 2019
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
State15,8938,1327,76113.1
     
Leinster9,1274,6774,45013.5
Carlow2079611114.3
Dublin City1,78892386512.9
South Dublin1,03356347018.0
Fingal1,14358655715.0
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 6953463499.8
Kildare79538840713.8
Kilkenny29816213611.8
Laois28813914913.2
Longford154807414.6
Louth44724220513.6
Meath77339537815.2
Offaly24812212612.3
Westmeath31114216913.6
Wexford49626423213.0
Wicklow45122922212.2
    
Munster3,9782,0251,95312.2
Clare33515518011.1
Cork City35317517811.4
Cork County1,33367166212.5
Kerry43823320511.8
Limerick City178988012.2
Limerick County 41421619811.9
Tipperary55628627013.6
Waterford City162808213.4
Waterford County2091119812.0
    
Connacht1,79692786912.9
Galway City1989410410.6
Galway County63633030613.9
Leitrim127695815.5
Mayo39220718511.8
Roscommon20910810112.6
Sligo23411911514.1
    
Ulster (Part of)98049648412.9
Cavan28814314514.9
Donegal47023223811.5
Monaghan22212110114.0
    
Regional Authorities:    
Border1,34168465713.3
Midland1,00148351813.3
West1,43573969612.5
Dublin4,6592,4182,24113.6
Mid-East2,4661,2541,21213.9
Mid-West1,48375572812.3
South-East1,37271365912.8
South-West2,1241,0791,04512.1
    
Mother Residing Outside the State1275 
1 Births per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated usual residence 2018 population.
Table 6 Births registered, classified by age of mother and previous number of liveborn children, January - March 2019
                                              Previous number of liveborn children
Age of mother at maternityTotal012345 or more
All ages15,8936,0435,6182,811939283199
        
15 and under33
162020
1732311
18715813
1910890162
Under 20234202302
       
201801363851
2122015158101
2225216170201
23288175881771
2432716610841831
20-241,267789362931841
       
25376166128561934
26462218155612062
27561238203783174
28586278192812573
2968231321810231144
25-292,6671,2138963781263717
       
3082637127811147154
311,028486333127491914
321,103451416159541211
331,236508467180491715
341,231427489215652213
30-345,4242,2431,9837922648557
       
351,255363512243962417
361,222327495283791919
371,090244408307862322
38876195304248842916
39696163238192721912
35-395,1391,2921,9571,27341711486
       
4045011415312636156
4128158977432128
4217638553623915
43104304711925
445023147321
40-441,0612633662541034035
       
45 and over1014124191133
Table 7 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by age of mother, January - March 2019
 NumberPercentage of total births
Age of mother at maternityTotalMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parentsMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents
TotalSame address TotalSame address
All ages15,8939,8476,0463,57262.038.022.5
        
15 and under33100.0
1620204100.020.0
1732329109.490.631.3
187111601715.584.523.9
1910814942213.087.020.4
Under 20234282065312.088.022.6
        
20180281525315.684.429.4
21220321886314.585.528.6
22252342188013.586.531.7
23288662228522.977.129.5
243277924810724.275.832.7
20-241,2672391,02838818.981.130.6
        
253768728914023.176.937.2
2646211334916724.575.536.1
2756119236920234.265.836.0
2858624234420041.358.734.1
2968233834422149.650.432.4
25-292,6679721,69593036.463.634.9
        
3082648334320858.541.525.2
311,02868434423266.533.522.6
321,10376433923369.330.721.1
331,23694629021276.523.517.2
341,23197325818479.021.014.9
30-345,4243,8501,5741,06971.029.019.7
        
351,25595130420675.824.216.4
361,22295626619878.221.816.2
371,09084524519577.522.517.9
3887667320315076.823.217.1
3969652217412575.025.018.0
35-395,1393,9471,19287476.823.217.0
        
4045031613410170.229.822.4
41281207745473.726.319.2
42176118584367.033.024.4
4310464402861.538.526.9
445028221556.044.030.0
40-441,06173332824169.130.922.7
        
45 and over10178231777.222.816.8
Table 8 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence of mother, January - March 2019
 NumberPercentage of total births
Area of residenceTotalMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parentsMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents
TotalSame address TotalSame address
State15,8939,8476,0463,57262.038.022.5
        
Leinster9,1275,5853,5422,03861.238.822.3
Carlow207115925055.644.424.2
Dublin City1,7881,03275636757.742.320.5
South Dublin1,03360642722258.741.321.5
Fingal1,14373640726364.435.623.0
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 69552217311075.124.915.8
Kildare79553426114967.232.818.7
Kilkenny2981921066064.435.620.1
Laois2881521369352.847.232.3
Longford154106482668.831.216.9
Louth44724420310554.645.423.5
Meath77348628718862.937.124.3
Offaly2481461026458.941.125.8
Westmeath3111871247860.139.925.1
Wexford49627122513854.645.427.8
Wicklow45125619512556.843.227.7
       
Munster3,9782,4581,52092361.838.223.2
Clare3352121238263.336.724.5
Cork City3531911628254.145.923.2
Cork County1,33389244130266.933.122.7
Kerry43827316510862.337.724.7
Limerick City17882963346.153.918.5
Limerick County 4142861288269.130.919.8
Tipperary55632722913458.841.224.1
Waterford City16278844248.151.925.9
Waterford County209117925856.044.027.8
       
Connacht1,7961,19660040066.633.422.3
Galway City198130683765.734.318.7
Galway County63644619013370.129.920.9
Leitrim12781463463.836.226.8
Mayo3922621307266.833.218.4
Roscommon209140695567.033.026.3
Sligo234137976958.541.529.5
       
Ulster (Part of)98059938120961.138.921.3
Cavan288191976566.333.722.6
Donegal47026720310656.843.222.6
Monaghan222141813863.536.517.1
        
Regional Authorities:       
Border1,34181752431260.939.123.3
Midland1,00159141026159.041.026.1
West1,43597845729768.231.820.7
Dublin4,6592,8961,76396262.237.820.6
Mid-East2,4661,52094656761.638.423.0
Mid-West1,48390757633161.238.822.3
South-East1,37277359934856.343.725.4
South-West2,1241,35676849263.836.223.2
        
Mother Residing Outside the State1293275.025.016.7
Table 9 Births registered, classified by area of residence and age of mother, January - March 2019
Average age of mother at maternity
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2020-2425-2930-3435-3940 and overAll births First births
State15,8932341,2672,6675,4245,1391,16233.031.3
          
Leinster9,1271477341,5183,1292,93266733.031.3
Carlow2076234771451531.629.5
Dublin City1,7883513531456661012833.031.8
South Dublin1,03321981863653036032.430.9
Fingal1,14311651914123838133.331.8
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 695423512253078535.133.7
Kildare79515561102582768033.531.7
Kilkenny2983274897942933.231.3
Laois28832753113771532.430.5
Longford154417286138631.629.7
Louth447945981481212632.129.4
Meath77312531232862514833.030.8
Offaly2486354681701031.629.0
Westmeath31153757129671631.729.6
Wexford496869911701302832.029.9
Wicklow451524751471604033.532.1
         
Munster3,978583336611,3481,28629233.031.1
Clare3351032401081252033.030.9
Cork City35363466126932832.530.9
Cork County1,333138419345947610833.731.9
Kerry438635671351524333.531.5
Limerick City1784294153371431.128.4
Limerick County 414533641341463233.331.3
Tipperary5566551141891613132.430.5
Waterford City162719346630631.028.7
Waterford County2091124278661032.831.2
         
Connacht1,7961611727659763915133.732.1
Galway City1983143361701733.532.5
Galway County636434892232295734.032.7
Leitrim12752038531134.432.4
Mayo392430581371342933.331.2
Roscommon2094163865681833.230.8
Sligo2341183873851933.531.8
         
Ulster (Part of)98013822073462805232.430.4
Cavan28841357104941633.031.3
Donegal4705511041631252232.030.0
Monaghan2224184679611432.430.2
         
Regional Authorities:         
Border1,341141052654574188232.830.8
Midland1,001181161843842524731.929.7
West1,435159421848650112133.632.1
Dublin4,659713217421,5681,60335433.331.9
Mid-East2,4664117840683980819433.131.1
Mid-West1,483251492594844699732.630.6
South-East1,372251502624823658832.230.2
South-West2,1242515332672072117933.431.6
          
Mother Residing Outside the State12154230.827.7
Table 10 Births registered outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence and age of mother, January - March 2019
Average age of mother at maternity
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2525-2930-3435-3940 and overAll birthsFirst births
State6,0461,2341,6951,5741,19235130.429.0
         
Leinster3,54272595594169922230.529.2
Carlow922334219529.026.9
Dublin City7561452031841705430.829.9
South Dublin42796116110802530.229.1
Fingal4075994130982631.530.5
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 173233049442732.932.2
Kildare261566763532230.529.4
Kilkenny10628292813829.527.9
Laois13627403529530.428.6
Longford48171596127.927.1
Louth20349734527929.127.0
Meath287498075671630.928.8
Offaly10235232517228.726.8
Westmeath12432313917529.528.1
Wexford22559646136529.628.1
Wicklow195275667331230.829.5
        
Munster1,5203274483922807330.128.6
Clare12339282329429.428.1
Cork City16234415030730.328.8
Cork County44185125120852630.729.4
Kerry165364638331230.328.4
Limerick City9627322113328.727.0
Limerick County 128273336221030.628.9
Tipperary22947855338629.527.7
Waterford City842023309229.327.7
Waterford County9212352121330.629.2
        
Connacht6001001601551434231.429.9
Galway City6811191515831.931.4
Galway County190314950481231.630.7
Leitrim465101313532.831.3
Mayo13025344320830.628.4
Roscommon6915201418230.427.7
Sligo9713282029731.829.2
        
Ulster (Part of)3818113086701429.728.0
Cavan9713342125430.728.8
Donegal20351634734829.527.9
Monaghan8117331811229.227.3
        
Regional Authorities:      
Border524991681191122630.428.5
Midland410111109108691329.427.8
West457821221221013031.229.8
Dublin1,76332344347339213231.030.1
Mid-East9461812762501805930.428.7
Mid-West5761401781331022329.628.0
South-East599142185161882329.628.0
South-West7681552122081484530.529.0
         
Mother Residing Outside the State31226.526.5
Table 11 Births registered, classified by nationality of mother, marital status and age, January - March 2019
Total births Births inside marriage/civil partnership Births outside marriage/civil partnership Average age of mother at maternity
Nationality of motherNumber Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage  
TOTAL15,893100.0 9,84762.0 6,04638.0 33.0
Ireland12,34577.7 7,58161.4 4,76438.6 33.3
United Kingdom3612.3 19152.9 17047.1 32.3
EU15 excl. Irl & UK3162.0 18959.8 12740.2 34.4
EU15 to EU 28 11,63310.3 92456.6 70943.4 31.6
Other 21,2267.7 95778.1 26921.9 32.1
Not stated120.1 541.7 758.3 31.8
1 Croatia included in EU 15 to EU 28 from q3 2013.
2 Countries excluding Ireland, UK and the EU.
Table 12 Deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, January - March 2019
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
State8,6184,4124,2067.1
     
Leinster4,3112,1752,1366.4
Carlow9554416.5
Dublin City1,1195315888.1
South Dublin3521851676.1
Fingal3051491564.0
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 3841851995.4
Kildare2831511324.9
Kilkenny203105988.0
Laois14171706.4
Longford6236265.9
Louth2491211287.6
Meath2651511145.2
Offaly14066747.0
Westmeath14979706.5
Wexford3051661398.0
Wicklow2591251347.0
     
Munster2,5681,3201,2487.9
Clare2321271057.7
Cork City2721421308.8
Cork County7173733446.7
Kerry3531811729.5
Limerick City14176659.7
Limerick County 2401051356.9
Tipperary3761971799.2
Waterford City10350538.5
Waterford County13469657.7
     
Connacht1,0885785107.8
Galway City10144575.4
Galway County3581861727.8
Leitrim7637399.3
Mayo2811641178.5
Roscommon15082689.0
Sligo12265577.4
     
Ulster6513393128.6
Cavan14882667.6
Donegal3521821708.6
Monaghan15175769.6
     
Regional Authorities:    
Border8494414088.4
Midland4922522406.5
West8904764147.8
Dublin2,1601,0501,1106.3
Mid-East1,0565485085.9
Mid-West9895054848.2
South-East8404443967.8
South-West1,3426966467.7
1 Deaths per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated 2018 Usual residence population.
Table 13 Deaths registered by cause of death and county of residence of deceased, January - March 2019
Area of residenceTotal DeathsMalignant NeoplasmsDiseases of the Circulatory systemDiseases of the Respiratory systemExternal causesAll other causes
State8,6182,6152,4971,2052612,040
       
Leinster4,3111,3191,189639991,065
Carlow9529378219
Dublin City1,11932829619212291
South Dublin3521159050592
Fingal3051007246285
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 384116111426109
Kildare2838485361563
Kilkenny2035161361342
Laois141383527536
Longford6226151227
Louth249766042467
Meath265986134963
Offaly140383719838
Westmeath149465315530
Wexford3059010541960
Wicklow259847139263
      
Munster2,568766758343100601
Clare232777729841
Cork City2727879351466
Cork County7171992089027193
Kerry353108105441581
Limerick City141443824926
Limerick County 240816735750
Tipperary376107106541495
Waterford City103293216323
Waterford County134434616326
      
Connacht1,08834232015540231
Galway City101282515726
Galway County358121101521074
Leitrim7621329113
Mayo281988142951
Roscommon1503839211042
Sligo122364216325
      
Ulster (part of)6511882306822143
Cavan148365713933
Donegal35211511940672
Monaghan151375415738
      
Regional Authorities:      
Border8492453049326181
Midland4921481407320111
West89028524613036193
Dublin2,16065956933025577
Mid-East1,05634227715130256
Mid-West98930928814238212
South-East84024228111730170
South-West1,34238539216956340
Table 14 Deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, January - March 20191
    Age Group
Cause of Death65 COD CodeICD-10 CodeTotal DeathsUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and over
Total deaths0A00-Y898,6185271733551353677551,5252,5743,098
               
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B9988111428122435
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90312
Meningococcal infection3A393111
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B193111
Other infectious and parasitic diseases791317122332
            
Neoplasms6C00-D482,6951531049171373729857497
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C972,6151531049167366717827470
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C144817131683
Oesophagus9C15104131317283012
Stomach10C1610021113223715
Colon11C18108612253629
Rectum and anus12C19-C21146828334829
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C2212412614394022
Pancreas14C251461326385721
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C345465298319017663
Skin16C434716813145
Breast17C502221102530525945
Cervix uteri18C53241356522
Other parts of uterus19C54-C5533286152
Ovary20C56933111131289
Prostate21C611577335661
Kidney22C6461412171711
Bladder23C67741228112921
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C962283114428637153
Other malignant neoplasms3542241325429510467
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders 25D50-D8940391117
             
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E902081131113306683
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E141421136184964
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F995411126181332
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F10413
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
               
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H953923787102761125144
Meningitis32G00-G03
              
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I992,49713521791763467101,156
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I251,1382643111188342446
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I2146111174280139181
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I524841115112442113286
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I6945926112353124240
Other diseases of circulatory system41624141863131184
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J991,2051272264187406516
Influenza38J09-J113213415108
Pneumonia39J12-J1932316132673204
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J4756612942126209177
of which: Asthma41J45-J462811324413
Other diseases of the respiratory system 28423830114127
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K93291592237567587
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K28141544
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K747827122620101
Other diseases of the digestive system19932911316182
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L9910127
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M99614162120
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M19201766
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N9919811331358119
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29124113293771
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
               
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P962929
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities52Q00-Q9958212511581311
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q0711425
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q28721211
               
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R994411114630
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9511
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R9910111331
              
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y89261121623283535353155
Accidents59V01-X591721511161622192755
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V99172342321
               Accidental falls 61W00-W19464361023
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X49351559852
               Other accidents7412371861432
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X84782119121611152
Homicide/assault64X85-Y094211
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y3451211
All other external causes  22
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 15 Male deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, Janurary - March 20191
  Age Group
Cause of Death65 COD CodeICD-10 CodeTotal MalesUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and over
Total Male DeathsA00-Y894,41231192130792024849281,3781,249
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B994131651412
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90211
Meningococcal infection3A3911
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19211
Other infectious and parasitic diseases3621551310
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,4592232072215439452254
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,4112232071212432434235
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C14333121251
Oesophagus9C1569391420203
Stomach10C166728915249
Colon11C1867310172413
Rectum and anus12C19-C2186317252912
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C2277229302212
Pancreas14C257921625288
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C34316316481189833
Skin16C43341558123
Breast17C504211
Cervix uteri18C53
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55
Ovary20C56
Prostate21C611577335661
Kidney22C64413111494
Bladder23C675111492214
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C9613612121453531
Other malignant neoplasms19412361527605030
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders 25D50-D89233749
              
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E901121199164234
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E1474124103225
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9919411380100
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F10413
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
             
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H952022756515367353
Meningitis32G00-G03
            
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I991,2951231658139242402432
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I25681263694141219183
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I21276111433608978
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I5222511145163061106
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I69199131015325583
Other diseases of circulatory system  1903714396760
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J9956913832100212213
Influenza38J09-J11191111375
Pneumonia39J12-J19139310153972
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J4726313176110081
of which: Asthma41J45-J46102332
Other diseases of the respiratory system148114216655
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K93154261425284138
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K2861212
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K7452148191271
Other diseases of the digestive system961256143335
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L9911
               
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M993036129
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M1991341
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N991022182962
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29702162041
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
              
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P961717
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities52Q00-Q9926133361
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q07523
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q28
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9915111246
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9511
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99511111
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y891721915242732251227
Accidents59V01-X5910846141320131127
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V9912214221
               Accidental falls 61W00-W1928435412
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X492225672
               Other accidents46235185715
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X845815810121012
Homicide/assault64X85-Y093111
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34211
All other external causes  11
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 16 Female deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, January - March 20191
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 COD CodeICD-10 CodeTotal FemalesUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
Total Female Deaths0A00-Y894,20621681225561652715971,1961,849
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B994711111271023
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B9011
Meningococcal infection3A39211
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B1911
Other infectious and parasitic diseases4311271022
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,23613172999158290405243
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,20413172996154285393235
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C1415141432
Oesophagus9C15351438109
Stomach10C1633347136
Colon11C18413281216
Rectum and anus12C19-C216051181917
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C224714591810
Pancreas14C25671110132913
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C3423021335727830
Skin16C431313522
Breast17C502181102528515944
Cervix uteri18C53241356522
Other parts of uterus19C54-C5533286152
Ovary20C56933111131289
Prostate21C61
Kidney22C642011387
Bladder23C67231114277
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C9692211237183622
Other malignant neoplasms1601171015355437
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders25D50-D8917278
            
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E9096324142449
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E146811281739
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F99347113101232
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F10
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
              
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H95190131512255291
Meningitis32G00-G03
            
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I991,2021252137104308724
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I2545771747123263
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction)I21185392050103
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I522591681252180
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I6926013182169157
Other diseases of circulatory system  22621742464124
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J99636114143287194303
Influenza38J09-J111323233
Pneumonia39J12-J191841331134132
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J47303116256510996
of which: Asthma41J45-J46181131111
Other diseases of the respiratory system 13612494872
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K9313733812283449
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K288332
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K7426134783
Other diseases of the digestive system103245172847
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L999117
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M9931110911
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M1911425
              
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N9996111252957
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N2954111131730
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
              
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P961212
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities52Q00-Q9932822115571
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q076222
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q28721211
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R992912224
Sudden infant death syndrome56R95
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R995122
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y89891178483101928
Accidents59V01-X596411523261628
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V9952111
               Accidental falls 61W00-W19181611
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X4913133132
               Other accidents28121717
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X842016124132
Homicide/assault64X85-Y0911
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y343111
All other external causes  11
1Stillbirths not included.
Table 17 Infant and neonatal mortality by area of residence of deceased, January - March 2019
 Infant mortality1 Neonatal mortality2
Area of residenceNumberRate3 NumberRate3
State523.3 412.6
      
Leinster343.7 262.8
Carlow 
Dublin City63.4 52.8
South Dublin76.8 54.8
Fingal43.5 21.7
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 22.9 22.9
Kildare33.8 33.8
Kilkenny 
Laois13.5 13.5
Longford 
Louth24.5 12.2
Meath33.9 33.9
Offaly14.0 14.0
Westmeath13.2 13.2
Wexford 
Wicklow48.9 24.4
    
Munster92.3 82.0
Clare39.0 39.0
Cork City 
Cork County32.3 32.3
Kerry12.3 
Limerick City 
Limerick County  
Tipperary23.6 23.6
Waterford City 
Waterford County 
    
Connacht84.5 73.9
Galway City 
Galway County46.3 34.7
Leitrim17.9 17.9
Mayo37.7 37.7
Roscommon 
Sligo 
    
Ulster (part of)11.0 
Cavan 
Donegal12.1 
Monaghan 
    
Regional Authorities:     
Border21.510.7
Midland33.033.0
West74.964.2
Dublin194.1143.0
Mid-East124.993.6
Mid-West53.453.4
South-East
South-West41.9 31.4
1 Infant mortality rates: Deaths of infants under one year per 1,000 live births, classified by area of residence of mother.
2 Neonatal mortality rates: Deaths of infants under 28 days per 1,000 live births, classified by area of residence of mother.
3 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.
Table 18 Dementia1 deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, January - March 2019
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemale
State522183339
    
Leinster29696200
Carlow22
Dublin City992970
South Dublin211110
Fingal30723
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 431924
Kildare1349
Kilkenny817
Laois1138
Longford
Louth1349
Meath1697
Offaly99
Westmeath514
Wexford1275
Wicklow14113
    
Munster1405882
Clare743
Cork City201010
Cork County452124
Kerry17512
Limerick City1055
Limerick County 725
Tipperary26818
Waterford City422
Waterford County413
    
Connacht481533
Galway City826
Galway County1477
Leitrim33
Mayo1156
Roscommon817
Sligo44
    
Ulster381424
Cavan1257
Donegal17413
Monaghan954
    
Regional Authorities:   
Border451431
Midland25421
West411526
Dublin19366127
Mid-East561838
Mid-West501931
South-East301119
South-West823646
1 From January 1st 2019 these figures include ICD 10 codes F01 and F03
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Table 19 Alzheimer's deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, January - March 2019
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemale
State1364492
    
Leinster612041
Carlow11
Dublin City17710
South Dublin936
Fingal22
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 413
Kildare633
Kilkenny11
Laois431
Longford
Louth22
Meath413
Offaly22
Westmeath11
Wexford22
Wicklow615
    
Munster441331
Clare321
Cork City11
Cork County14311
Kerry99
Limerick City11
Limerick County 624
Tipperary532
Waterford City312
Waterford County211
    
Connacht21912
Galway City312
Galway County817
Leitrim11
Mayo44
Roscommon321
Sligo22
    
Ulster1028
Cavan22
Donegal514
Monaghan312
    
Regional Authorities:   
Border13310
Midland734
West18810
Dublin321121
Mid-East18513
Mid-West1587
South-East936
South-West24321

Background Notes

Introduction

This report has been prepared by the Central Statistics Office for the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection in accordance with the provisions of Section 2 of the Vital Statistics and Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act, 1952 and Government Order SI 831 of 2007.

Methodology

All figures in this report are classified by quarter of registration and are provisional.

The Underlying Cause of Death is classified according to the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases, Version 10 (ICD-10), see link below:

https://icd.who.int/browse10/2016/en

All deaths registered in the quarter have been included in the statistics and some cases have been assigned a provisional cause of death pending the outcome of further enquiries. 

Caution should be exercised if directly comparing these mortality statistics with those of previous quarters as this data is provisional and subject to change.  Final data is published in our annual reports and is based on the date the death occurred while the quarterly releases are based on the date the death was registered.

From the 1st January 2018 the CSO is using new automated software called IRIS for selecting the underlying cause of death code.  The coding system was developed and is maintained by the IRIS core group to code mortality data and is the preferred coding tool for European countries.  See link to IRIS home page:

https://www.dimdi.de/dynamic/en/classifications/iris-institute/index.html

Stated Parity 

Refers to the number of previous live births excluding any not stated.

Births classified by area of residence of mother.

From January 2018 onwards where births take place within the State and the area of residence of the mother is outside the State, the area of residence of the mother is recorded as outside the State.  Prior to this, births where the mother was residing outside the State were assigned to the location where the birth took place within the State.

NUTS2 and NUTS3 Regional Authority areas - January 2018

From the 1st January 2018 an Amendment of the EU NUTS legislation came into effect.  This reflects the new regional assembly structure and the other changes to the Local Government Act for Tipperary North, Tipperary South and Limerick and Waterford City and County Councils.  The composition of the new Regions breakdown is outlined below.

Up to December 2017 regional classifications were based on the NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units) classification used by Eurostat.  The NUTS3 regions corresponded to 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
  Monaghan     South Dublin
  Sligo      
      Mid-East Kildare
Midland Laois     Louth
  Longford     Meath
  Offaly     Wicklow
  Westmeath      
      Mid-West Clare
West Galway City     Limerick City and County
  Galway County     Tipperary
  Mayo      
  Roscommon   South-East Carlow
        Kilkenny
South West Cork City     Waterford City and County
  Cork County     Wexford
  Kerry      

EU-28 countries

EU 15

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

EU 16-28

Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia.

Croatia is included in EU 16 to EU28 from quarter 3 2013.

Civil Partnerships

Civil Partnership legislation was introduced in Ireland on the 1st January, 2011.  From 16th November 2015, when same-sex marriages legislation came into effect, same-sex couples no longer had the option to apply for a Civil Partnership.  However, couples that had given the required 3 months' notice of a Civil Partnership prior to 16th November 2015 were still entitled to have a Civil Partnership ceremony after that date.  

Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

The Marriage Act 2015 (No. 35/2015) effective from the 16th November 2015 (S.I. 504/2015) refers, allows parties of the same sex to marry.

Revision of rates

Rates for Births, Deaths and Marriages in quarter 4 2018 were revised for intercensal years based on revised estimated usual residence population data.  Rates for 2016 have also been revised based on updated Census of Population usual residence population figures.  Rates for the quarter 2 was calculated using the relevant population data in April 2018.

Usual Residence Population concept

For the purpose of this release the population concept of usual residence has been used, i.e. all persons usually resident and present in the State on census night, plus absent persons who are usually resident in Ireland, but are temporarily away from home and outside the State on Census night.  All persons are classified according to the region of their usual residence.

Birth and Death rates 

There is a minor change in methodology concerning the calculation of birth and death rates at a county level from Q2 2015 onwards. Prior to this the county population used in the calculation of birth and death rates was calculated by applying the same factor of change in the population at a state level to each county during the inter-census years.

For example:

State Population (habitual residence) 2011 census year 4,574,888 
2012 inter-census year estimate 4,585,400 
Factor of change = (4,585,400 - 4,574,888) /4,574,888 * 100 = 0.22977 
Carlow population census year = 54,723
To estimate population in Carlow for 2012 using factor of 0.22977 as follows:
Carlow 54,723+ [54,723][0.22977/100] = 54, 848= population estimate 2012 
Regional population was calculated by summing the relevant counties and county boroughs.


From quarter 2 2015 onwards, the factor of change is calculated at the regional (NUTS3) level first and this is used to calculate the population at the relevant county level.

For example:

South East Region Population
2011 census year 499,304 
2012 inter-census year estimate 500,831 
Factor of change = (500,831 - 499,304) /499,304 * 100 = 0.30582 
Carlow population census year = 54,723
To estimate population in Carlow for 2012 using factor of 0.30582 as follows:
Carlow 54,723+ [54,723][ 0.30582/100] = 54,890 = population estimate 2012 
The overall rate at national level is unaffected by this revision.

 

From the 1st January 2018 the CSO is using new automated software called IRIS for selecting the underlying cause of death  code.  The coding system was been developed and is maintained by the IRIS core group to code mortality data and is the preferred coding tool for European countries.  See link to IRIS home page:

https://www.dimdi.de/dynamic/en/classifications/iris-institute/index.html

 

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