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This release was compiled during the COVID-19 pandemic. For further information see Information Note - Impact of COVID-19 on Vital Statistics Quarter 1 2020

CSO statistical release, , 11am

Vital Statistics

Quarter 1 2020

                                    Quarter 1 2020Quarter 1 2019
   
Births14,37115,893
Deaths 8,6748,618
Marriages 2,8863,235
Natural increase5,6977,275

The number of births decreased by 1,522 (9.6%) while deaths increased by 56 (0.6%) compared to the same period in 2019.

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There were 14,371 births in quarter 1 2020, 1,522 births or 9.6% less than the same period in 2019.  This corresponds to a birth rate of 11.7 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 1.4 per thousand population from quarter 1 2019.

There were 8,674 deaths in quarter 1 2020, an increase of 0.6% (or 56 deaths) from quarter 1 2019.  This equates to a death rate of 7.0 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.1 points from quarter 1 2019.

There were 42 infant deaths registered in quarter 1 2020 giving an infant mortality rate of 2.9 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in quarter 1 2020 resulted in a natural increase of population of 5,697 persons.

Births

There were 7,440 male births and 6,931 female births in quarter 1 2020.  The 14,371 births represent an annual birth rate of 11.7 per thousand population.  A decrease of 1.4 in the rate recorded in quarter 1 2019.  See tables 4 and 5.

Age of mothers

The average age of first time mothers was 31.4 years, up 0.1 years from that recorded for the same period in the previous year.  The average age of all mothers at maternity for births registered in quarter 1 2020 was 33.1 years, which is also an increase of 0.1 years from that recorded in quarter 1 2019.  The average age of first time mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 29.4, while the average age of all mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 30.7 years.  In the same quarter in 2019, the average age of mothers having their first baby outside marriage/civil partnership was 29.0 years while it was 30.4 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 2020 there were 8,874 (61.7%) births registered as within marriage/civil partnership.

There were 5,497 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 38.3% of all births in quarter 1 2020.  The highest percentage of births outside marriage/civil partnership was in Waterford City at 51.3% and the lowest was in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown with 26.2%.  In the same quarter in 2019, there were 6,046 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 38.0% of all births.  See table 8.

Location of births

The highest number of births registered was in Dublin City with 1,585 (or 11.0% of total live births in the country) followed by Cork County with 1,270 (8.8%) registered births.  Leitrim had the lowest number with 96 (0.7%) births registered in quarter 1 2020.  The same pattern was reflected in quarter 1 2019 when Dublin City accounted for 1,788 or 11.3% of births followed by Cork County with 1,333 (8.4%).  Leitrim had the lowest number, 127 (or 0.8%) births, registered in quarter 1 2019.  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 11 babies born to mothers who were resident outside the Republic of Ireland in quarter 1 2020.  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 14,371 births in quarter 1 2020, there were 11,101 babies (77.2%) born to mothers of Irish nationality compared to 12,345 (77.7%) in quarter 1 2019.  See table 11.

 

Birth order

A total of 5,673 births (39.5%) were to first time mothers in quarter 1 2020 while 4,979 (34.6%) were to second time mothers.  These accounted for a total of 74.1% of births of stated parity in quarter 1 2020.  See table 6 and figure 2.

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Birth Order Q1 2020 (%)
1st39.4753322663698
2nd34.6461624104099
3rd16.7281330457171
4th5.95644005288428
5th and over3.19393222461902

Deaths

There were 8,674 deaths registered in quarter 1 2020, of these 4,439 were male and 4,235 were female.  The quarter 1 2020 total is 0.6% more than in the corresponding quarter of 2019 when 8,618 deaths were registered.  See table 12.

Infant and neonatal mortality

There were 42 infant deaths registered in quarter 1 2020 giving an infant mortality rate of 2.9 deaths per 1,000 live births, a decrease of 0.4 points on that recorded in quarter 1 of 2019.  Neonatal deaths are deaths of infants at ages under 4 weeks.  There were 31 neonatal deaths registered in quarter 1 2020, giving a neonatal mortality rate of 2.2 deaths per 1,000 live births, which was a decrease of 0.4 from quarter 1 2019.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 3.

Under 1 yr ratesinfantneonatal
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
Q2 20193.32.4
Q3 201932.3
Q4 20193.12.4
Q1 20202.92.2

Cause of death

Diseases of the circulatory system:

Diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 2,489 deaths, or an annual rate of 2.0 per 1,000 population.  Of these, 1,162 were due to ischaemic heart disease and 454 to cerebrovascular disease.  See tables 2a, 2b, 13, 14 and figure 4.

Malignant neoplasms (Cancer):

There were 2,483 deaths from malignant neoplasms.  This is equivalent to an annual rate of 2.0 per 1,000 population.

Diseases of the respiratory system:

Deaths from chronic lower respiratory disease numbered 588, pneumonia accounted for 304 deaths and 396 deaths resulted from all other respiratory diseases. 

Accidents, suicides and other:

There were 258 deaths due to accidents, suicides and other external causes.  Accidents accounted for 70.9% (183) of these deaths while suicides accounted for 27.9% (72).  Of these external cause deaths, 67.1.% (173) were male.

Dementia and Alzheimer's:

In Quarter 1 2020 there were 539 deaths due to dementia of which 338 (or 62.7%) were female.  There were 176 deaths due to Alzheimer's of which 110 (or 62.5%) were female.  See tables 18 and 19.

Principal causes of death Q1 2020 (%)
Malignant
Cancer
28.6
Circulatory28.6949504265621
Remainder24.8558911690108
External2.97440627161632
Respiratory14.8

Age at death

The leading cause of death in quarter 1 2020 varied widely by age-group.  For those aged from 15 to 34 years, external causes of death including accidents, suicide and other ranked first (41 deaths).  Among individuals aged 35-74, malignant neoplasms (cancer) was the leading cause (1,183), while for those aged 75 and older, it was diseases of the circulatory system (1,816 deaths).  See table 14.

There were 7,346 deaths of persons aged 65 and over registered in quarter 1 2020.  This represents an annual death rate of 42.2 per 1,000 population aged 65 and over and represents a decrease of 0.6 when compared with the corresponding quarter of 2019.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 5.

The average (mean) time-lag between the date of death and the registration of death was 41 days while the median (mid-point in data) was 18 days for quarter 1 2020.

Natural Increase

The natural increase in the population (births minus deaths) for quarter 1 2020 was 5,697.  This represents a rate of 4.6 per 1,000 population, 1.4 less than quarter 1 2019.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 1.

Marriages

The number of marriages registered during the quarter was 2,886 of which 115 were same-sex marriages. This is equivalent to an annual marriage rate of 2.3 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.3 from quarter 1 2019.  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 2019 was 4,921,496.

Code Generator for HighCharts V1.1CancerDisease of the circulatory systemDisease of the respiratory system Accident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 158.064516129032263.22580645161299.67741935483871079.0322580645161
15-3418.27956989247318.602150537634417.5268817204301144.086021505376321.505376344086
35-7442.986918604651224.091569767441910.02906976744194.9418604651162817.9505813953488
75 and over22.160568753251331.489509276920417.32269810993581.404543089994827.6226807698977
Table 1 Births classified by age of mother at maternity by quarter, 2015, 2019 and 2020 and their corresponding annual age specific (asfr) and total period fertility rates (tpfr)
 Q1 2015 Q1 2019 Q4 2019 Q1 2020
  % ofFertility  % ofFertility  % ofFertility  % ofFertility
Age of motherNumbertotalrate Numbertotalrate Numbertotalrate Numbertotalrate
 < 20 years2991.78.9 2341.56.0 1821.34.6 2211.55.6
  20-24 years1,4988.750.1 1,2678.035.7 1,0497.428.6 10857.529.6
  25-29 years3,20518.780.7 2,66716.873.1 2,37916.866.1 240516.766.8
  30-34 years6,21736.2126.3 5,42434.1124.1 4,82134.1112.8 495034.4115.8
  35-39 years4,79627.9103.1 5,13932.3100.2 4,63732.890.4 449731.387.7
  40-44 years1,1096.525.4 1,0616.722.7 9907.020.6 11167.823.2
  45+ years580.31.5 1010.62.4 770.51.7 970.72.2
  Not stated10.0   
  Total17,183100.02.0 15,893100.01.8 14,135100.01.6 14,371100.01.7
1Fertility rates for Q1 2015 has been revised, based on revised Census of Population usual residence population data
Table 2a Deaths registered by cause of death and by quarter, 2015, 2019 and 2020
 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 20202,48328.6 2,48928.7 1,28814.8 2583.0 2,15624.9 8,674100.0
Q4 20192,35130.8 2,15128.2 81010.6 5256.9 1,80223.6 7,639100.0
Q1 20192,61530.3 2,49729.0 1,20514.0 2613.0 2,04023.7 8,618100.0
Q1 20152,37927.6 2,75732.0 1,25214.6 2643.1 1,95222.7 8,604100.0
Table 2b Deaths registered by cause of death and age group, First Quarter 2020
 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 10.020.110.10.0391.8420.5
1 - 420.10.010.10.050.280.1
5 - 1430.10.040.30.050.2120.1
15 - 2460.20.040.3197.460.3350.4
25 - 34110.480.330.2228.5140.6580.7
35 - 44471.9261.060.53614.0331.51481.7
45 - 541355.4813.3131.04115.9572.63273.8
55 - 6433713.61706.8453.53212.41145.36988.0
65 - 7466426.738615.521216.52710.529013.51,57918.2
75 - 8478531.671928.940531.42810.962629.02,56329.5
85 +49319.91,09744.159446.15320.596744.93,20436.9
Total2,483100.02,489100.01,288100.0258100.02,156100.08,674100.0
             
Males            
Under 10.020.10.00.0211.0230.3
1 - 410.00.00.00.040.250.1
5 - 1420.10.020.20.020.160.1
15 - 2440.20.030.2145.440.2250.3
25 - 3440.260.220.2197.490.4400.5
35 - 44190.8210.830.23011.6221.0951.1
45 - 54692.8582.360.53212.4271.31922.2
55 - 641837.41214.9231.8228.5683.24174.8
65 - 7437415.128511.51169.0187.01607.495311.0
75 - 8443117.442016.921016.3155.831914.81,39516.1
85 +25110.142617.121516.7238.937317.31,28814.8
Total1,33853.91,33953.858045.017367.11,00946.84,43951.2
             
Females            
Under 10.00.010.10.0180.8190.2
1 - 410.00.010.10.010.030.0
5 - 1410.00.020.20.030.160.1
15 - 2420.10.010.151.920.1100.1
25 - 3470.320.110.131.250.2180.2
35 - 44281.150.230.262.3110.5530.6
45 - 54662.7230.970.593.5301.41351.6
55 - 641546.2492.0221.7103.9462.12813.2
65 - 7429011.71014.1967.593.51306.06267.2
75 - 8435414.329912.019515.1135.030714.21,16813.5
85 +2429.767127.037929.43011.659427.61,91622.1
Total1,14546.11,15046.270855.08532.91,14753.24,23548.8
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              
20153,5463,5467817,1836,4566,20232.5 8,60455317,1758,579
20163,5033,320183716,4806,2456,03732.7 8,60963457,1417,871
20173,4593,32913016,4876,1816,22932.8 9,06740327,7167,420
20183,3393,2409915,6596,0775,91932.9 9,27855447,8696,381
20193,1853,07511015,8936,0436,04633.0 8,61852417,1977,275
20202,8862,77111514,3715,6735,49733.18,67442317,3465,697
               
Quarter 2              
20155,5165,5169316,0646,0215,78632.5 7,56534306,1688,499
20165,6595,36929016,2195,8985,80632.7 7,69748366,2968,522
20175,5975,42217515,2225,7345,67532.8 7,31546375,9317,907
20185,3865,21816815,4195,9295,91232.9 7,59247346,2967,827
20195,2045,06414014,3895,4715,45733.0 7,51948346,1356,870
2020              
               
Quarter 3              
20158,1978,19714917,1286,3676,28532.4 6,85152425,48310,277
20168,3918,03835316,4586,2186,05632.6 7,12949385,7179,329
20177,9167,64427215,6355,9625,90232.7 6,98749415,6408,648
20187,4237,18124215,4285,7945,81132.9 7,14345315,7718,285
20197,3287,09523315,3795,9756,01732.9 7,35846355,9628,021
2020              
               
Quarter 4              
20154,8574,766915615,5346,0235,71732.5 6,93264485,5048,602
20165,0734,84323014,7405,6815,44932.9 6,95548365,6427,785
20175,0494,86718214,7095,6505,53432.9 7,11539285,7397,594
20184,9054,75015514,5105,7085,41933.0 7,10340305,6977,407
20194,5964,43915714,1355,6505,25233.2 7,63944346,1446,496
2020              
               
Total              
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
201920,31319,67364059,79623,13922,77233.0 31,13419014425,43828,662
2020              
1 2015 to 2019 Marriage & Civil Partnership figures are final and by month of registration.
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             
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
20192.62.50.113.138.038.0 7.13.32.642.86.0
20202.32.30.111.739.538.37.02.92.242.24.6
              
Quarter 2             
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
20194.24.10.111.738.037.9 6.13.32.435.25.6
2020             
              
Quarter 3             
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
20196.05.80.212.538.939.1 6.03.02.334.36.5
2020             
              
Quarter 4             
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
20193.73.60.111.540.037.2 6.23.12.435.35.3
2020             
              
Total             
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
20194.14.00.112.138.738.1 6.33.22.436.55.8
2020             
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 2015 to 2019 Marriage & Civil Partnership rates are by month of registration and are final.
Table 5 Births registered, classified by area of residence of mother, January - March 2020
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
State14,3717,4406,93111.7
     
Leinster8,1454,2143,93111.9
Carlow1949310113.2
Dublin City1,58583175411.3
South Dublin88744843912.4
Fingal1,04753251513.5
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 60230829410.2
Kildare73538335212.6
Kilkenny27315611710.7
Laois25212912311.4
Longford126685811.8
Louth41421519912.4
Meath68434633813.3
Offaly2111139810.4
Westmeath26014511511.3
Wexford47024122912.1
Wicklow40520619910.8
     
Munster3,7551,9071,84811.5
Clare35616718911.7
Cork City2901401509.4
Cork County1,27064562511.8
Kerry38120817310.2
Limerick City23211711515.9
Limerick County 42421920512.1
Tipperary45924921011.1
Waterford City158698913.0
Waterford County185939210.4
     
Connacht1,55382572811.0
Galway City2039810510.7
Galway County53429224211.5
Leitrim96494711.6
Mayo34318116210.2
Roscommon2011079412.0
Sligo176987810.5
     
Ulster (Part of)90748841911.8
Cavan27716011714.2
Donegal42922920010.4
Monaghan2019910212.6
     
Regional Authorities:    
Border1,17963554411.6
Midland84945539411.1
West1,28167860311.1
Dublin4,1212,1192,00211.8
Mid-East2,2381,1501,08812.4
Mid-West1,47175271912.1
South-East1,28065262811.7
South-West1,94199394811.0
     
Mother Residing Outside the State1165
1 Births per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated usual residence 2019 population.
Table 6 Births registered, classified by age of mother and previous number of liveborn children, January – March 2020
                                               Previous number of liveborn children
Age of mother at maternityTotal012345 or more
All ages14,3715,6734,9792,404856266193
        
15 and under
1644
1731301
18726210
1911492184
Under 20221188294
        
20136115201
211911344782
22238142761532
2323212885163
24288173911752
20–241,08569231957134
        
25316156101411431
26412201128581564
27475231162581725
28542260179672673
296602992159631127
25–292,4051,1477853201033020
        
3074735822691431910
3192242431612139166
321,02647236811544198
331,140445415187641712
341,115415424181631814
30–344,9502,1141,7496952538950
        
351,074361423195661316
361,032286416226702311
37985246382251741715
38775197255216702215
39631148210158772612
35–394,4971,2381,6861,04635710169
        
40475113151133491415
41288599172341418
421774072411248
431142441222115
446221235742
40–441,1162573782731233748
        
45 and over9737339756
Table 7 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by age of mother, January - March 2020
 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 ages14,3718,8745,4973,10561.738.321.6
        
15 and under
164410.0100.025.0
173132849.790.312.9
187215571720.879.223.6
1911421932718.481.623.7
Under 20221391824917.682.422.2
        
20136171194112.587.530.1
21191271644214.185.922.0
22238421967217.682.430.3
23232411916817.782.329.3
24288582309920.179.934.4
20-241,08518590032217.182.929.7
        
253169222410529.170.933.2
2641213727514733.366.735.7
2747519328212840.659.426.9
2854223330916243.057.029.9
2966031834220448.251.830.9
25-292,4059731,43274640.559.531.0
        
3074742032719856.243.826.5
3192259332921164.335.722.9
321,02671231418369.430.617.8
331,14084329720073.926.117.5
341,11583128420174.525.518.0
30-344,9503,3991,55199368.731.320.1
        
351,07482225218276.523.516.9
361,03278824418076.423.617.4
3798574723816675.824.216.9
3877558718815075.724.319.4
3963147315810275.025.016.2
35-394,4973,4171,08078076.024.017.3
        
404753551208274.725.317.3
41288202865370.129.918.4
42177128492872.327.715.8
4311474402364.935.120.2
446238241361.338.721.0
40-441,11679731919971.428.617.8
        
45 and over9764331666.034.016.5
Table 8 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence of mother, January - March 2020
 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
State14,3718,8745,4973,10561.738.321.6
        
Leinster8,1454,9393,2061,75060.639.421.5
Carlow194107874455.244.822.7
Dublin City1,58587870734355.444.621.6
South Dublin88750038718256.443.620.5
Fingal1,04766638123763.636.422.6
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 6024441589573.826.215.8
Kildare73548924615266.533.520.7
Kilkenny273177965364.835.219.4
Laois2521471056158.341.724.2
Longford12674523458.741.327.0
Louth4142231919553.946.122.9
Meath68446322113167.732.319.2
Offaly211117945355.544.525.1
Westmeath260161996561.938.125.0
Wexford47023523512750.050.027.0
Wicklow4052581477863.736.319.3
        
Munster3,7552,3111,44484461.538.522.5
Clare3562301268264.635.423.0
Cork City2901471436550.749.322.4
Cork County1,27085541528667.332.722.5
Kerry3812231589258.541.524.1
Limerick City2321201124551.748.319.4
Limerick County 4242901348368.431.619.6
Tipperary45925920012356.443.626.8
Waterford City15877813448.751.321.5
Waterford County185110753459.540.518.4
        
Connacht1,5531,05050331767.632.420.4
Galway City203125785361.638.426.1
Galway County5343881468772.727.316.3
Leitrim9665312267.732.322.9
Mayo3432271167866.233.822.7
Roscommon201134673966.733.319.4
Sligo176111653863.136.921.6
        
Ulster (Part of)90756833919262.637.421.2
Cavan2771771006163.936.122.0
Donegal4292521779358.741.321.7
Monaghan201139623869.230.818.9
        
Regional Authorities:       
Border1,17974443525263.136.921.4
Midland84949935021358.841.225.1
West1,28187440725768.231.820.1
Dublin4,1212,4881,63385760.439.620.8
Mid-East2,2381,43380545664.036.020.4
Mid-West1,47189957233361.138.922.6
South-East1,28070657429255.244.822.8
South-West1,9411,22571644363.136.922.8
        
Mother Residing Outside the State1165254.545.518.2
Table 9 Births registered, classified by area of residence and age of mother, January - March 2020
        Average age of mother at maternity
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2020-2425-2930-3435-3940 and overAll births First births
State14,3712211,0852,4054,9504,4971,21333.131.4
          
Leinster8,1451386171,3862,8222,49169133.131.4
Carlow1945164559581132.229.6
Dublin City1,5852813528752146115333.031.8
South Dublin88714701693142408032.831.2
Fingal1,047195715338033410433.632.0
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 602327502112486334.833.4
Kildare7357431242632415733.431.6
Kilkenny2731144099982133.732.0
Laois2526245073811832.629.5
Longford126320154633931.830.5
Louth4141429881551032532.030.2
Meath68410471142482224333.131.0
Offaly2114275264511331.730.0
Westmeath2604264499632432.630.2
Wexford4701553951501312631.929.8
Wicklow405529601401274433.631.9
          
Munster3,755492786331,2691,22330333.231.5
Clare356530531171232833.231.1
Cork City290102550112741932.230.7
Cork County1,270105419244544712233.932.4
Kerry381529481191423833.832.6
Limerick City2326274973581931.929.9
Limerick County 424331751351602033.231.9
Tipperary459651941561213132.330.4
Waterford City1582194047371331.930.1
Waterford County1852123265611333.331.2
          
Connacht1,5531711022153850815933.631.8
Galway City2033152275642433.832.7
Galway County534332661981835233.932.0
Leitrim96161537231433.931.2
Mayo343226601191132333.231.3
Roscommon2017143360672033.131.2
Sligo1761172549582633.931.9
          
Ulster (Part of)90715801623202715932.730.3
Cavan27743039109821332.430.4
Donegal429736881381303032.730.2
Monaghan2014143573591632.930.1
          
Regional Authorities:         
Border1,179171032024063529933.030.6
Midland84917971612822286432.330.0
West1,281158718145242711933.631.8
Dublin4,121642896591,4261,28340033.432.0
Mid-East2,2383614838680669316933.131.2
Mid-West1,471201392714814629832.730.9
South-East1,280251142524203858432.530.5
South-West1,9412510829067666317933.732.1
          
Mother Residing Outside the State112314130.129.9
Table 10 Births registered outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence and age of mother, January - March 2020
       Average age of mother at maternity
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2525-2930-3435-3940 and overAll birthsFirst births
State5,4971,0821,4321,5511,08035230.729.4
         
Leinster3,20662680593562421630.829.5
Carlow8716302215430.128.2
Dublin City7071451752041394430.729.7
South Dublin38770102118732430.829.5
Fingal3816172131853231.730.4
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 158222851411632.731.8
Kildare246446562571831.229.6
Kilkenny9614222922931.831.1
Laois10528262220930.227.0
Longford52178158429.928.8
Louth19137606421929.627.8
Meath22139566454830.929.3
Offaly9427331512729.227.2
Westmeath99222230141130.928.2
Wexford235566469361030.028.7
Wicklow147284239271131.030.3
         
Munster1,4442794013823028030.629.4
Clare12630363418829.628.4
Cork City14334314722930.329.4
Cork County41554117116983031.730.5
Kerry15831274349831.530.9
Limerick City11231322517729.427.3
Limerick County 13422422639530.930.3
Tipperary20046695128629.427.9
Waterford City8119262013329.727.9
Waterford County7512212018431.129.5
         
Connacht503931291361093631.129.7
Galway City78111030171032.832.5
Galway County14619434134931.430.6
Leitrim316798131.428.3
Mayo11621383120630.327.9
Roscommon6719191313329.527.7
Sligo6517121217731.630.1
         
Ulster (Part of)339829598442029.927.4
Cavan10028203215529.927.6
Donegal17739574824929.827.4
Monaghan621518185629.927.0
         
Regional Authorities:        
Border435105114119692830.227.9
Midland350948982543130.127.6
West40770110115842831.029.7
Dublin1,63329837750433811631.230.0
Mid-East8051482232291594630.729.3
Mid-West5721291791361022629.828.4
South-East5741171631601043030.429.1
South-West7161191752061694731.330.3
         
Mother Residing Outside the State522124.922.8
Table 11 Births registered, classified by nationality of mother, marital status and age, January - March 2020
 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  
TOTAL14,371100.0 8,87461.7 5,49738.3 33.1
Ireland11,10177.2 6,69060.3 4,41139.7 33.4
United Kingdom2801.9 15354.6 12745.4 32.0
EU15 excl. Irl & UK 2 3182.2 19160.1 12739.9 34.7
EU16 to EU 281,3889.7 81458.6 57441.4 31.7
Other 11,2808.9 1,02279.8 25820.2 32.2
Not stated40.1 4100.0  28.9
1 Countries excluding Ireland, UK and the EU.
2 The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 so is included as part of EU 28 in Quarter 1 2020.
Table 12 Deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, January - March 2020
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
State8,6744,4394,2357.0
     
Leinster4,4192,2012,2186.5
Carlow11758598.0
Dublin City1,2175946238.6
South Dublin3381711674.7
Fingal2851381473.7
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 4021652376.8
Kildare2701371334.6
Kilkenny188106827.3
Laois10659474.8
Longford8351327.8
Louth2511171347.5
Meath2681301385.2
Offaly15579767.6
Westmeath16886827.3
Wexford3211751468.3
Wicklow2501351156.7
     
Munster2,5711,3441,2277.8
Clare2361111257.8
Cork City33217815410.7
Cork County7013833186.5
Kerry3021511518.1
Limerick City12562638.6
Limerick County 2691401297.7
Tipperary3541931618.6
Waterford City9045457.4
Waterford County16281819.1
     
Connacht1,1486115378.1
Galway City10762455.6
Galway County3311861457.1
Leitrim7844349.4
Mayo3181571619.4
Roscommon15484709.2
Sligo16078829.5
     
Ulster5362832537.0
Cavan13369646.8
Donegal2931611327.1
Monaghan11053576.9
     
Regional Authorities:    
Border7744053697.6
Midland5122752376.7
West9104894217.9
Dublin2,2421,0681,1746.4
Mid-East1,0395195205.7
Mid-West9845064788.1
South-East8784654138.1
South-West1,3357126237.6
1 Deaths per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated 2019 Usual residence population.
Table 13 Deaths registered by cause of death and county of residence of deceased, January - March 2020
Area of residenceTotal DeathsMalignant NeoplasmsDiseases of the Circulatory systemDiseases of the Respiratory systemExternal causesAll other causes
State8,6742,4832,4891,2882582,156
       
Leinster4,4191,3121,2376281081,134
Carlow117364115223
Dublin City1,21736433117326323
South Dublin3381049238698
Fingal2851007231577
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 402109123609101
Kildare270817333875
Kilkenny188515924351
Laois106313111231
Longford83282114119
Louth251726439769
Meath268887847253
Offaly155355023542
Westmeath168563625843
Wexford32189106462060
Wicklow250686049469
      
Munster2,571693765399105609
Clare2366572361251
Cork City3328398581776
Cork County70117621910619181
Kerry3029276481175
Limerick City1252531311127
Limerick County 2698367381863
Tipperary354108110441082
Waterford City9022358619
Waterford County162395730135
      
Connacht1,14833233118534266
Galway City107323220419
Galway County3311078155979
Leitrim78252712113
Mayo31880111451072
Roscommon154473533435
Sligo160414520648
      
Ulster (part of)5361461567611147
Cavan133283922341
Donegal293898138778
Monaghan110293616128
      
Regional Authorities:      
Border77421222810818208
Midland5121501387316135
West91026625915327205
Dublin2,24267761830246599
Mid-East1,03930927516821266
Mid-West98428128014951223
South-East87823729812332188
South-West1,33535139321247332
Table 14 Deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, January - March 2020
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
 CodeCodeDeaths          over
Total deaths0A00-Y898,6744281235581483276981,5792,5633,204
               
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B9987 – 1 – 1 – 146161642
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B902 – 11
Meningococcal infection3A39 –  –
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24 –  –
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B195 – 212
Other infectious and parasitic diseases80 – 11144151341
            
Neoplasms6C00-D482,5522371248136340674803527
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C972,4832361147135337664785493
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C1451510101610
Oesophagus9C151082722253616
Stomach10C1675349142520
Colon11C181303624263833
Rectum and anus12C19-C211314614364724
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C2210412616323611
Pancreas14C251601825405234
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C3451914197817916573
Skin16C4354487131210
Breast17C5019682231445635
Cervix uteri18C531724362
Other parts of uterus19C54-C554516161210
Ovary20C566811289152111
Prostate21C6116529326260
Kidney22C644933181312
Bladder23C67706212122
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C962161122317578647
Other malignant neoplasms3251344122348808565
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders 25D50-D89193664
      
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E902302112715408082
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E1415138275657
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F99562112728163360
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F101211244
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
               
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H9547612248111875171184
Meningitis32G00-G033111
              
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I992,4892826811703867191,097
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I251,1622745103235340430
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I214744234184144178
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I524752310152644109266
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I6945416112560156195
Other diseases of circulatory system39823101647114206
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J991,2881144361345212405594
Influenza38J09-J11851322292937
Pneumonia39J12-J1930413272655210
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J4758811626135215204
of which: Asthma41J45-J46211111512
Other diseases of the respiratory system 311112331042106143
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K933501141528357682108
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K2819113455
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K748628161923117
Other diseases of the digestive system2451271113496696
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L99162158
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M998634112840
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M19254714
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N991456134779
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29925103146
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
               
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P961919
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities52Q00-Q9949151111321591
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q07511111
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q2874111
               
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R994833115926
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9522
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R999311121
              
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y892581922364132272853
Accidents59V01-X59183109202518212753
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V9914212441
               Accidental falls 61W00-W19341254715
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X4957681614661
               Other accidents78237371937
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X847291115161461
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09211
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y3411
All other external causes  
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 15 Male deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, January - March 2020
  Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
 CodeCodeMales          over
Total Male Deaths0A00-Y894,43923562540951924179531,3951,288
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99441149920
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90
Meningococcal infection3A39
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B193111
Other infectious and parasitic diseases411138820
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,37112452070183377444265
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,33812441969183374431251
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C1431378103
Oesophagus9C1578172017249
Stomach10C165124671913
Colon11C18692414142015
Rectum and anus12C19-C2176147222913
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C226123823187
Pancreas14C25711516201811
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C34288111491038638
Skin16C433826311106
Breast17C50431
Cervix uteri18C53
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55
Ovary20C56
Prostate21C6116529326260
Kidney22C6430321393
Bladder23C67495161513
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C96133111212375326
Other malignant neoplasms19423371525515533
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders 25D50-D8910253
              
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E9013321411224548
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E149528173632
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9921511231873117
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F101011242
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
 
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H9524411275104810169
Meningitis32G00-G03
            
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I991,339262158121285420426
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I25757273785191229206
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I2129041835639179
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I52213237920285787
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I692101579348074
Other diseases of circulatory system  159257325459
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J995802323623116210215
Influenza38J09-J11321117139
Pneumonia39J12-J191251224113075
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J47279113147310978
of which: Asthma41J45-J469111123
Other diseases of the respiratory system14411114255853
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K9317011291525353547
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K2812112323
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K7449138141454
Other diseases of the digestive system10911669182840
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L994112
               
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M99311261111
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M1910226
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N9972362439
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N2945251622
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
              
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P961010
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities52Q00-Q9924811275
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q07211
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q28431
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R99191311238
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9511
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99731111
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y891731419303222181523
Accidents59V01-X5911489171813121423
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V991221234
               Accidental falls 61W00-W1919114346
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X4943581310331
               Other accidents40135321016
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X84566812149610
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09211
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y3411
All other external causes
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 16 Female deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, January - March 2020
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
 CodeCodeFemales          over
Total Female Deaths0A00-Y894,23519361018531352816261,1681,916
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99431427722
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90211
Meningococcal infection3A390
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B240
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19211
Other infectious and parasitic diseases391417521
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,18111372866157297359262
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,14511272866154290354242
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C142023267
Oesophagus9C1530128127
Stomach10C162413767
Colon11C18611210121818
Rectum and anus12C19-C2155327141811
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C22431389184
Pancreas14C258939203423
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C3423113829767935
Skin16C4316224224
Breast17C5019282231445334
Cervix uteri18C5317243620
Other parts of uterus19C54-C554516161210
Ovary20C566811289152111
Prostate21C61
Kidney22C64191549
Bladder23C67211569
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C96831215203321
Other malignant neoplasms13111115823293032
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders25D50-D8991134
            
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E90971234183534
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E14561102025
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9934741090243
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F1022
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
              
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H9523211121682770115
Meningitis32G00-G033111
            
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I991,150252349101299671
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I2540581844111224
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction)I2118456215399
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I522623661652179
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I6924414162676121
Other diseases of circulatory system  23921591560147
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J9970811211372296195379
Influenza38J09-J11531212121628
Pneumonia39J12-J19179131525135
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J4730931262106126
of which: Asthma41J45-J461239
Other diseases of the respiratory system 16711226174890
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K93180261310414761
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K2871132
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K74371585963
Other diseases of the digestive system1361154313856
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L9912138
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M99552251729
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M1915258
              
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N9973372340
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N2947351524
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
              
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P9699
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities52Q00-Q992571112841
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q073111
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q283111
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R992923618
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9511
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99211
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y898553691091330
Accidents59V01-X59692037591330
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V99211
               Accidental falls 61W00-W191511139
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X491413433
               Other accidents38125921
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X841633325
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34
All other external causes
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 17 Infant and neonatal mortality by area of residence of deceased, January - March 2020
 Infant mortality 1  Neonatal mortality 2
Area of residenceNumberRate 3 NumberRate 3
STATE422.9 312.2
      
LEINSTER263.2 182.2
Carlow15.2 15.2
Dublin City42.5 31.9
South Dublin22.3 22.3
Fingal21.9 11.0
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown 23.3 11.7
Kildare34.1 22.7
Kilkenny27.3 13.7
Laois14.0 14.0
Longford
Louth37.2 24.8
Meath11.5 
Offaly
Westmeath13.8 
Wexford48.5 48.5
Wicklow
    
MUNSTER82.1 71.9
Clare
Cork City
Cork County32.4 21.6
Kerry
Limerick City
Limerick County 12.4 12.4
Tipperary12.2 12.2
Waterford City16.3 16.3
Waterford County210.8 210.8
    
CONNACHT63.9 42.6
Galway City14.9 14.9
Galway County23.7 23.7
Leitrim110.4 110.4
Mayo12.9 
Roscommon15.0 
Sligo
    
ULSTER (PART OF)22.2 22.2
Cavan
Donegal24.7 24.7
Monaghan
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:     
Border32.532.5
Midland22.411.2
West53.932.3
Dublin102.471.7
Mid-East73.141.8
Mid-West21.421.4
South-East107.897.0
South-West31.5 21.0
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 2020
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemale
State539201338
    
Leinster313120193
Carlow817
Dublin City1043965
South Dublin261115
Fingal301317
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown 381127
Kildare1688
Kilkenny1367
Laois624
Longford22
Louth1486
Meath1266
Offaly954
Westmeath826
Wexford1138
Wicklow16511
    
Munster1394594
Clare1349
Cork City22814
Cork County411229
Kerry1239
Limerick City725
Limerick County 15510
Tipperary19811
Waterford City22
Waterford County835
    
Connacht612338
Galway City211
Galway County14410
Leitrim211
Mayo1679
Roscommon1055
Sligo17512
    
Ulster261313
Cavan624
Donegal1587
Monaghan532
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
Border451926
Midland25916
West421725
Dublin19874124
Mid-East582731
Mid-West541935
South-East421329
South-West752352
1 From January 1st 2019 these figures include ICD 10 codes F01 and F03
Table 19 Alzheimer's deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, January - March 2020
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemale
State17666110
    
Leinster913556
Carlow211
Dublin City23914
South Dublin918
Fingal514
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown 431
Kildare1046
Kilkenny422
Laois422
Longford321
Louth413
Meath514
Offaly22
Westmeath514
Wexford734
Wicklow44
    
Munster511932
Clare11
Cork City633
Cork County1899
Kerry927
Limerick City22
Limerick County 523
Tipperary716
Waterford City
Waterford County321
    
Connacht27918
Galway City
Galway County835
Leitrim33
Mayo945
Roscommon11
Sligo624
    
Ulster734
Cavan
Donegal532
Monaghan22
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
Border16511
Midland1459
West18711
Dublin411427
Mid-East231013
Mid-West15312
South-East1688
South-West331419

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),

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 automated software called IRIS for selecting the underlying cause of death code. The coding system has been developed and is maintained by the IRIS core group to code mortality data and is the preferred coding tool for European countries. All W.H.O. updates to the ICD-10 classification are included in the software according to the WHO timelines.

See WHO guidance for public health surveillance of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in humans caused by infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). 

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     Dún 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-27 countries

EU 14

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

EU 15-27

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

Croatia is included in EU 15 to EU27 from quarter 3 2013.

The United Kingdom left the EU on the 31 January 2020,  From the 1 February 2020 the EU is reduced to 27 Member States.

As the United Kingdom was part of the EU for one month in 2020 - it is included as part of the EU 28 for Quarter 1 2020.

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.

 Usual Residence Population concept

Rates for quarter 4 2019, were calculated using the relevant population data in April 2019.

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.

Revision of rates

Rates for Births, Deaths and Marriages were revised in quarter 4 2017 for intercensal years 2012 to 2015, based on revised estimated usual residence population data.  Rates for 2016 were also revised based on updated Census of Population usual residence population figures.  

 
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