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CSO statistical release, 23 February 2018, 11am

Vital Statistics

Quarter 3 2017

                                    Quarter 3 2017Quarter 3 2016
   
Births15,63516,458
Deaths 6,9877,129
Marriages 7,9458,391
Natural increase8,6489,329 

The numbers of births and deaths fall by 823 (5.0%) and 142 (2.0%) respectively compared to the same period in 2016.

Figure 1 Births, deaths and natural increase, 2007-2017, Quarter 3
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There were 15,635 births in quarter 3 2017, 823 births, or 5.0%, less than the same period in 2016.  This corresponds to a birth rate of 13.0 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 1.1 from quarter 3 2016.

There were 6,987 deaths in quarter 3 2017, a decrease of 2.0% (or 142 deaths) from quarter 3 2016. This equates to a death rate of 5.8 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.3 from quarter 3 2016.

There were 49 infant deaths registered in quarter 3 2017 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.1 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in quarter 3 2017 resulted in a natural increase of population of 8,648 persons.

Births

There were 8,102 male births and 7,533 female births in quarter 3 2017.  The 15,635 births represent an annual birth rate of 13.0 per thousand population.  This rate is 1.1 less than the corresponding quarter of 2016.  See tables 4 and 5.

Age of mothers

The average age of first time mothers was 30.9, up 0.1 years from the same period in the previous year.  The average age of all mothers at maternity for births registered in quarter 3 2017 was 32.7 years, 0.1 higher than quarter 3 2016. The average age of first time mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.5 while the average age of all mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 30.1 years.  In the same quarter in 2016, the average age of mothers having their first baby outside marriage/civil partnership was also 28.5 years while it was 30.0 years for all mothers for births registered outside of marriage/civil partnership.  See tables 9 and 10.

Births and marriage/civil partnerships

In quarter 3 2017 there were 9,733 (62.3%) births registered as within marriage, none of these were within civil partnership.

There were 5,902 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 37.7% of all births in quarter 3 2017.  The highest percentage of births outside marriage/civil partnership was in Waterford City at 62.1% and the lowest was in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown with 24.0%.  In the same quarter in 2016, there were 6,056 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 36.8% of all births.  See table 8.

Location of births

The highest number of births registered was in Dublin City with 1,810 (11.6% of total live births in the country) followed by Cork County with 1,351 (8.6%) registered births.   Leitrim had the lowest number with 85 (0.5%) registered births in quarter 3 2017. The same pattern was reflected in quarter 3 2016 when Dublin City accounted for 1,884 or 11.4% of births followed by Cork County with 1,423 (8.6%).  Leitrim had the lowest number, 98 births (0.6%), registered in quarter 3 2016.  See table 8.

Nationality of mothers

Of the 15,635 births in quarter 3 2017, there were 12,071 babies (77.2%) born to mothers of Irish nationality compared to 12,674 (77.0%) in quarter 3 2016.  See table 11.

Birth order

A total of 5,962 births (38.1%) were to first time mothers in quarter 3 2017.  Second time mothers had 5,447 births (34.8%).  These accounted for a total of 73.0% of births of stated parity in quarter 3 2017.  See table 6 and figure 2.

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Birth Order Q3 2017 (%)
1st38.1323952670291
2nd34.838503357851
3rd18.1323952670291
4th5.82027502398465
5th and over3.07643108410617

Deaths

There were 6,987 deaths registered in quarter 3 2017, of these 3,608 were male while 3,379 were female.  The quarter 3 2017 total is 2.0% less than in the corresponding quarter of 2016 when 7,129 deaths were registered.  See table 12.

Infant and neonatal mortality

There were 49 infant deaths registered in quarter 3 2017 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.1 deaths per 1,000 live births, an increase of 0.1 from that recorded in the same period in 2016.  Neonatal deaths are deaths of infants at ages under 4 weeks.  There were 41 neonatal deaths registered in quarter 3 2017, giving a neonatal mortality rate of 2.6 deaths per 1,000 live births, which was an increase of 0.3 from quarter 3 2016.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 3.

Under 1 yr ratesinfantneonatal
Q1 20143.73.2
Q2 20143.32.5
Q3 20144.32.7
Q4 20143.42.6
Q1 20153.21.8
Q2 20152.11.9
Q3 201532.5
Q4 20154.13.1
Q1 20163.82.7
Q2 201632.2
Q3 20162.92.3
Q4 20163.32.4
Q1 20172.41.9
Q2201732.4
Q320173.12.6
Under 1 yr ratesinfantneonatal
Q1 20143.73.2
Q2 20143.32.5
Q3 20144.32.7
Q4 20143.42.6
Q1 20153.21.8
Q2 20152.11.9
Q3 201532.5
Q4 20154.13.1

Cause of death

Diseases of the Heart and Arteries:

Diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 2,090 deaths, or an annual rate of 1.7 per 1,000 population.  Of these, 986 were due to ischaemic heart disease and 389 to cerebrovascular disease.   See tables  2, 13, 14 and figure 4.

Malignant Cancers:

There were 2,185 deaths from malignant neoplasms.  This is equivalent to an annual rate of 1.8  per 1,000 population.

Lung Diseases:

Deaths from chronic lower respiratory disease numbered 328; pneumonia accounted for 215 deaths and 276 deaths resulted from all other respiratory diseases. 

Accidents, suicides and other:

There were 324 deaths due to accidents, suicides and other external causes.  Accidents accounted for 72.2% (234) of these deaths while suicides accounted for 24.4% (79).  Of these 79 deaths, 81.0% were male (64).

Dementia and Alzheimers:

There are 2 new tables included since Quarter 1 2017 presenting data on deaths due to dementia and alzheimers.  In Quarter 3 2017 there were 358 deaths due to dementia of which 227 (or 63.4%) were female while there were 129 deaths due to alzheimers of which 83 (or 64.3%) were female.  See tables 18 and 19.

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Principle causes of death Q3 2017
Circulatory
diseases
29.9126950050093
External
causes
4.63718334048948
Respiratory
diseases
11.7217689995706
Remainder22.4559896951481
Malignant
neoplasms
31.2723629597825

Age at death

The leading cause of death in quarter 3 2017 varied widely by age group.  For those aged from 15 to 44 years, external causes of death including accidents, suicide and other ranked first (118 deaths).  Among individuals aged 45-74, cancers were the leading cause, while for those aged 75 and older, it was diseases of the heart and arteries. 

There were 5,640 deaths of persons aged 65 and over registered in quarter 3 2017.  This represents an annual death rate of 34.7 per 1,000 population aged 65 and over and represents a decrease of 1.9 when compared with the corresponding quarter of 2016.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 5.

The average (mean) time-lag between the date of death and the registration of death was 56 days while the median (mid-point in data) was 18 days for quarter 3 2017.

 

Code Generator for HighCharts V1.1CancerHeartLung Accident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 157.107.17.178.6
15-4420.413.44.143.918.2
45-7447.7247.15.515.6
75 and over23.434.614.81.725.5
Code Generator for HighCharts V1.1CancerHeartLung Accident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 156.304.84.884.1
15-4417.49.42.357.713.1
45-7446.722.57.57.715.6
75 and over23.434.313.92.126.3

Natural Increase

The natural increase in the population (births minus deaths) for quarter 3 2017 was 8,648.  This represents a rate of 7.2 per 1,000 population, 0.8 less than quarter 3 2016.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 1.

Marriages/Civil Partnerships

The number of marriages registered during the quarter was 7,945, of which 282 were same sex marriages. This is equivalent to an annual marriage rate of 6.6 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.6 from quarter 3 2016.  See tables 3 and 4.

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

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.  There were no civil partnerships registered in quarter 3 2017.  There were also no civil partnerships registered in the corresponding quarter of 2016.  See tables 3 and 4.

Population

The estimated population (usual residence) in April 2017 was 4,792,490.

Table 1 Births classified by age of mother at maternity by quarter, 2012, 2016 and 2017 and their corresponding annual age specific (asfr) and total period fertility rates (tpfr)
 Q3 2012Q3 2016Q2 2017Q3 2017
  % ofFertility % ofFertility % ofFertility % ofFertility
Age of motherNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrate
 < 20 years4022.212.02661.67.62531.76.72721.77.2
  20-24 years1,7079.549.11,3328.148.61,2808.437.71,3028.338.3
  25-29 years3,83821.386.43,02018.384.42,64617.471.42,77217.774.8
  30-34 years6,50636.2129.56,02536.6130.55,23934.4115.45,58235.7123.0
  35-39 years4,53025.299.14,72428.797.44,69830.993.14,71030.193.3
  40-44 years9475.322.71,0166.222.71,0386.822.79205.920.1
  45+ years530.31.4750.51.8680.41.6770.51.8
  Not stated20.00.00.00.0
  Total17,985100.02.016,458100.02.015,222100.01.715,635100.01.8
Table 2a Deaths registered by cause of death and by quarter, 2012, 2016 and 2017
 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
Q3 20172,18531.32,09029.981911.73244.61,56922.56,987100.0
Q2 20172,23130.52,20830.292312.63104.21,64322.57,315100.0
Q3 20162,29732.22,11829.776810.83585.01,58822.37,129100.0
Q3 20122,03731.12,20432.371910.54025.91,38020.26,826100.0
      
Table 2b Deaths registered by cause of death, by age and region, Third Quarter 2017
 Malignant Cancers % of totalDiseases of the heart and arteries% of totalLung diseases% of totalAccidents, Suicides & Others% of totalOther Causes% of totalTotal% of total
Persons            
Under 110.110.3473.0490.7
1 - 430.120.230.940.3120.2
5 - 1420.120.210.340.390.1
15 - 2440.210.010.1247.450.3350.5
25 - 34140.680.430.43611.170.4681.0
35 - 44371.7271.370.95817.9372.41662.4
45 - 541426.5623.0111.35015.4553.53204.6
55 - 6434415.71738.3394.83912.0935.96889.8
65 - 7463228.932815.711714.34012.321813.91,33519.1
75 - 8465229.857527.527533.63811.745829.21,99828.6
85 +35516.291643.836144.13410.564140.92,30733.0
Total2,185100.02,090100.0819100.0324100.01,569100.06,987100.0
             
Males            
Under 110.1312.0320.5
1 - 420.120.230.920.190.1
5 - 1410.110.310.130.0
15 - 2430.1175.220.1220.3
25 - 34100.560.310.1329.930.2520.7
35 - 44110.5190.960.74513.9231.51041.5
45 - 54713.2532.591.13912.0342.22062.9
55 - 641798.21145.5192.3278.3553.53945.6
65 - 7435316.223911.4749.0319.61338.583011.9
75 - 8434916.032215.415719.2257.724215.41,09515.7
85 +1768.130214.414617.8123.722514.386112.3
Total1,15452.81,05550.541650.823271.675147.93,60851.6
             
Females            
Under 110.3161.0170.2
1 - 410.020.130.0
5 - 1420.110.130.260.1
15 - 2410.010.010.172.230.2130.2
25 - 3440.220.120.241.240.3160.2
35 - 44261.280.410.1134.0140.9620.9
45 - 54713.290.420.2113.4211.31141.6
55 - 641657.6592.8202.4123.7382.42944.2
65 - 7427912.8894.3435.392.8855.45057.2
75 - 8430313.925312.111814.4134.021613.890312.9
85 +1798.261429.421526.3226.841626.51,44620.7
Total1,03147.21,03549.540349.29228.481852.13,37948.4
             
Region            
Border27412.523111.110713.13912.017010.882111.8
Midland57526.357027.321125.811635.847230.11,94427.8
West22410.31858.9749.0319.61298.26439.2
Dublin1748.01748.3789.5206.21358.65818.3
Mid-East1165.31326.3485.9206.2946.04105.9
Mid-West26812.325212.111614.2268.016710.682911.9
South-East34215.732115.412715.54012.324915.91,07915.4
South-West2129.722510.8587.1329.91539.86809.7
Total2,185100.02,090100.0819100.03241001,569100.06,987100.0
Table 3 Marriages, civil partnerships, births, deaths and natural increase
 Marriages1 Live Births Deaths 
 TotalOpposite sexSame sexCivil PartnershipsTotalFirstOutside marriage/civil partnershipsAverage Age TotalInfantNeo-natal65 & overNatural Increase
Quarter 1
20122,8128219,3137,6936,92931.87,97961456,44511,334
20133,3125217,5636,7526,40632.18,34755366,7829,216
20143,6206817,6996,8126,43932.38,11065566,6409,589
20153,5467817,1836,4566,20232.58,60455317,1758,579
20163,5033,320183716,4806,2456,03732.78,60963457,1417,871
20173,4813,33914216,4876,1816,22932.89,06740327,7167,420
            
Quarter 2            
20125,41112017,9586,7186,16431.97,08047415,62910,878
20135,2127217,1076,3725,82432.27,64458386,2069,463
20145,4319616,5026,1695,94932.37,19755415,7429,305
20155,5169316,0646,0215,78632.57,56534306,1688,499
20165,6595,36929016,2195,8985,80632.77,69748366,2968,522
20175,6165,43318315,2225,7345,67532.87,31546375,9317,907
            
Quarter 3            
20127,71212517,9856,9746,25032.06,82579615,25711,160
20137,54112017,7296,6086,24332.16,98359465,52210,746
20148,03811917,1976,4236,32932.37,00174465,52610,196
20158,19714917,1286,3676,28532.46,85152425,48310,277
20168,3918,03835316,4586,2186,05632.67,12949385,7179,329
20177,9457,66328215,6355,9625,90232.76,98749415,6408,648
            
Quarter 4            
20124,77810216,9696,5546,00132.16,96463475,43710,005
20134,6158916,5316,3795,92032.27,04456445,4709,487
20144,95610916,0646,2315,86332.36,78755415,3619,277
20154,8574,766915615,5346,0235,71732.56,93264485,5048,602
20165,0734,84323014,7405,6815,44932.96,95548365,6427,785
2017            
            
Total            
201220,71342972,22527,93925,34431.928,84825019422,76843,377
201320,68033368,93026,11124,39332.1 30,01822816423,98038,912
201422,04539267,46225,63524,58032.3 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
2017              
1 2011-2016 Marriage & Civil Partnership figures are final. Marriage data for 2017 is subject to revision.
See Background Notes for changes in methodology effective from 2007.
Table 4 Annual marriage, civil partnership, birth, death and natural increase rates per 1,000 population1
 Marriages5 Live Births Deaths 
 TotalOpposite sexSame sexCivil Partnerships5Total% First births 2% Outside marriage/civil partnerships TotalInfant 3 MortalityNeo-natal4 Mortality65 & overNatural Increase
Quarter 1
20122.50.0716.940.035.97.03.22.348.59.9
20132.90.0515.338.636.57.33.12.049.48.0
20143.20.0615.438.636.47.13.73.246.88.4
20153.10.0714.937.636.17.53.21.848.97.4
20163.02.90.20.0114.237.936.67.43.82.747.16.8
20173.02.90.114.137.537.87.82.41.949.36.4
            
Quarter 2   
20124.70.1015.737.534.3 6.22.62.341.09.5
20134.50.0614.937.334.0 6.73.42.243.78.2
20144.80.0814.337.536.1 6.23.32.539.28.1
20154.80.0813.937.536.0 6.52.11.940.77.3
20164.84.60.213.936.435.8 6.63.02.240.37.3
20174.74.50.212.737.737.3 6.13.02.436.56.6
            
Quarter 3   
20126.70.1115.738.934.86.04.43.438.39.7
20136.60.1015.437.435.26.13.32.638.99.4
20147.00.1014.937.536.86.14.32.737.78.8
20157.10.1314.837.336.75.93.02.536.28.9
20167.26.90.314.137.836.86.13.02.336.68.0
20176.66.40.213.038.137.75.83.12.634.77.2
            
Quarter 4   
20124.20.0914.838.735.46.13.72.839.68.7
20134.00.0814.438.735.86.13.42.738.58.3
20144.30.0913.938.936.55.93.42.636.68.1
20154.24.10.10.0513.438.836.86.04.13.136.37.4
20164.34.10.212.638.537.06.03.32.436.16.7
2017            
             
Total   
20124.50.0915.838.835.16.33.52.741.49.5
20134.50.0715.038.035.4 6.53.32.442.28.5
20144.80.0914.638.136.4 6.33.72.739.78.3
20154.84.80.00.0814.237.836.4 6.53.12.340.17.8
20164.84.60.20.0013.737.636.5 6.53.32.439.67.2
2017             
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 2011-2016 Marriage & Civil Partnership rates are final. Marriage rates for 2017 are subject to revision.
Table 5 Births registered, classified by area of residence of mother, July - September 2017
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
STATE15,6358,1027,53313.0
     
LEINSTER8,9614,6234,33813.5
Carlow1888710113.1
Dublin City1,81093187913.2
South Dublin1,04255448818.7
Fingal1,09858151714.6
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 6263263008.9
Kildare81941540414.5
Kilkenny27915012911.2
Laois30015015013.9
Longford144608413.8
Louth45325220113.9
Meath74637337315.0
Offaly24312711612.2
Westmeath28213814412.6
Wexford46824122712.4
Wicklow46323822512.8
    
MUNSTER4,0602,0981,96212.6
Clare36616719912.3
Cork City37119717412.1
Cork County1,35169365812.8
Kerry42221420811.5
Limerick City21711010715.0
Limerick County 43123219912.5
North Tipperary25913812114.3
South Tipperary29715014713.2
Waterford City132696311.0
Waterford County2141288612.4
    
CONNACHT1,67787780012.2
Galway City21910811111.8
Galway County63234328914.0
Leitrim85483710.5
Mayo38519718811.8
Roscommon180958511.0
Sligo176869010.7
    
ULSTER (PART OF)93750443312.5
Cavan25314510813.2
Donegal47524622911.8
Monaghan2091139613.4
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:    
Border1,65189076112.5
Midland96947549413.0
West1,41674367312.5
Dublin4,5762,3922,18413.6
Mid-East2,0281,0261,00214.2
Mid-West1,27364762613.1
South-East1,57882575312.3
South-West2,1441,1041,04012.4
1 Births per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated usual residence 2017 population.
Table 6 Births registered, classified by age of mother and previous number of liveborn children, July - September 2017
Age of mother at maternity                                              Previous number of liveborn children
 Total012345 or moreNot stated
All ages15,6355,9625,4472,835910283198
         
15 and under761
1617161
173838
18676043
19143124127
Under 202722441810
         
20173133364
2119314141821
22284187682351
23309178100229
2434318311435821
20-241,302822359922432
         
25436222146372461
26473237154581932
27531213189912693
285972462198229174
2973532323712235108
25-292,7721,2419453901334518
         
3091640131713840146
311,044425382164391420
321,12447540218147712
331,237452472209721616
341,26143548025267189
30-345,5822,1882,0539442656963
         
351,201356448281742814
361,169333458257782815
37956216347264862221
38797179291199882317
39587131210159522015
35-394,7101,2151,7541,16037812182
         
4037371127111421210
4124751866032117
421445142271158
431012132221763
445520138473
40-449202143002281064131
 
45 and over77381811442
 
Age not stated
Table 7 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by age of mother, July - September 2017
Age of mother at maternityTotalMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents Married/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents
  TotalSame address   TotalSame address
 Number Percentage of total births
All ages15,6359,7335,9023,499 62.337.722.4
         
15 and under772 100.028.6
16172151 11.888.25.9
17384346 10.589.515.8
186710579 14.985.113.4
191432112235 14.785.324.5
Under 202723723553 13.686.419.5
         
201732814555 16.283.831.8
211932616753 13.586.527.5
222845722783 20.179.929.2
2330967242109 21.778.335.3
2434372271135 21.079.039.4
20-241,3022501,052435 19.280.833.4
         
25436103333161 23.676.436.9
26473125348204 26.473.643.1
27531204327180 38.461.633.9
28597279318196 46.753.332.8
29735408327189 55.544.525.7
25-292,7721,1191,653930 40.459.633.5
         
30916560356221 61.138.924.1
311,044697347236 66.833.222.6
321,124792332237 70.529.521.1
331,237941296211 76.123.917.1
341,261952309230 75.524.518.2
30-345,5823,9421,6401,135 70.629.420.3
         
351,201937264197 78.022.016.4
361,169932237176 79.720.315.1
37956760196135 79.520.514.1
38797601196145 75.424.618.2
39587456131100 77.722.317.0
35-394,7103,6861,024753 78.321.716.0
         
403732759869 73.726.318.5
412471707749 68.831.219.8
421441024222 70.829.215.3
43101683322 67.332.721.8
4455332216 60.040.029.1
40-44920648272178 70.429.619.3
    
45 and over77512615 66.233.819.5
    
Age not stated 
Table 8 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership classified by area of residence of mother, July - September 2017
Area of residenceTotalMarried/Civil partnership parentsUnmarried/non-Civil partnership parents Married/Civil partnership parents Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents
   Total Same address  TotalSame address
 Number Percentage of total births
STATE15,6359,7335,9023,499 62.337.722.4
         
LEINSTER8,9615,4863,4751,986 61.238.822.2
Carlow1881127650 59.640.426.6
Dublin City1,8101,043767380 57.642.421.0
South Dublin1,042591451224 56.743.321.5
Fingal1,098743355214 67.732.319.5
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 626476150100 76.024.016.0
Kildare819531288176 64.835.221.5
Kilkenny27917910059 64.235.821.1
Laois30016713386 55.744.328.7
Longford144836134 57.642.423.6
Louth453262191108 57.842.223.8
Meath746475271169 63.736.322.7
Offaly2431548961 63.436.625.1
Westmeath28216212079 57.442.628.0
Wexford468239229141 51.148.930.1
Wicklow463269194105 58.141.922.7
        
MUNSTER4,0602,5121,548964 61.938.123.7
Clare36624112585 65.834.223.2
Cork City37121016191 56.643.424.5
Cork County1,351946405261 70.030.019.3
Kerry422255167112 60.439.626.5
Limerick City2179012763 41.558.529.0
Limerick County 431270161106 62.637.424.6
North Tipperary2591748562 67.232.823.9
South Tipperary29715813985 53.246.828.6
Waterford City132508244 37.962.133.3
Waterford County2141189655 55.144.925.7
        
CONNACHT1,6771,126551341 67.132.920.3
Galway City2191487148 67.632.421.9
Galway County632450182115 71.228.818.2
Leitrim85612414 71.828.216.5
Mayo38526412173 68.631.419.0
Roscommon1801107051 61.138.928.3
Sligo176938340 52.847.222.7
        
ULSTER (PART OF)937609328208 65.035.022.2
Cavan2531787555 70.429.621.7
Donegal475291184110 61.338.723.2
Monaghan2091406943 67.033.020.6
         
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
Border1,651102562637062.137.922.4
Midland969566403260 58.441.626.8
West1,416972444287 68.631.420.3
Dublin4,5762,8531,723918 62.337.720.1
Mid-East2,0281,275753450 62.937.122.2
Mid-West1,273775498316 60.939.124.8
South-East1,578856722434 54.245.827.5
South-West2,1441,411733464 65.834.221.6
Table 9 Births registered, classified by area of residence and age of mother, July - September 2017
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2020-2425-2930-3435-3940 and overAge not statedAverage age of mother at maternity
         All births First births
STATE15,6352721,3022,7725,5824,71099732.730.9
           
LEINSTER8,9611677741,6033,1662,65459732.630.9
Carlow1886203763511132.029.3
Dublin City1,8103917234460053611932.531.3
South Dublin1,04219992103572995832.330.2
Fingal1,09810801774063487733.131.5
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 626715532312596134.833.4
Kildare81916671383032455032.630.9
Kilkenny27932149101871832.931.2
Laois300103058105762131.929.2
Longford144721274937330.928.2
Louth4531141911731092832.029.8
Meath74612561213022064932.730.6
Offaly2432296484501431.630.6
Westmeath2827275698761832.130.7
Wexford4681160931481193732.030.0
Wicklow463736851461563333.030.8
          
MUNSTER4,060623297111,4821,24423232.730.9
Clare366633551351132432.830.8
Cork City37194075132942131.830.4
Cork County1,3519681995104838233.631.8
Kerry422432751731182032.631.1
Limerick City2171129557147430.528.2
Limerick County 431331711591412633.131.8
North Tipperary2597224482842032.830.5
South Tipperary29753863102761331.629.0
Waterford City132219364225831.229.1
Waterford County2146173876631432.631.1
          
CONNACHT1,6771812325959756311733.231.6
Galway City2191153776741633.533.0
Galway County632537862242314933.632.2
Leitrim856153327433.032.4
Mayo385429661531062732.730.5
Roscommon1804152662631033.031.3
Sligo1764212949621132.429.9
          
ULSTER (PART OF)93725761993372495132.229.3
Cavan25342647101631232.330.1
Donegal47518341111581292532.028.8
Monaghan2093164178571432.729.5
          
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:          
Border1,651401443345924479432.229.8
Midland969261072053362395631.729.8
West1,416149621551547410233.331.8
Dublin4,576753667841,5941,44231532.931.4
Mid-East2,0283515934475160713232.730.8
Mid-West1,273271152254473857432.530.6
South-East1,5783317531653242110132.130.0
South-West2,1442214034981569512333.131.4
Table 10 Births registered outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence and age of mother, July - September 2017
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2525-2930-3435-3940 and overAge not statedAverage age of mother at maternity
        All birthsFirst births
STATE5,9021,2871,6531,6401,02429830.128.5
          
LEINSTER3,47578093897858319630.128.7
Carlow762421197528.826.4
Dublin City7671722062051394530.329.1
South Dublin451102131123722329.828.0
Fingal3556182112762431.229.7
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 150162848382032.931.8
Kildare28870827453929.628.3
Kilkenny100203525101030.328.1
Laois13337373418729.026.9
Longford612314149128.026.0
Louth19144555826829.728.1
Meath271597387411129.927.9
Offaly892431254528.828.0
Westmeath12026304615329.628.1
Wexford229626557331229.527.8
Wicklow194404851421330.829.3
         
MUNSTER1,5483224584292835630.028.5
Clare12530273331430.428.6
Cork City16141424927229.328.4
Cork County40563123110872230.829.2
Kerry16732485826330.029.3
Limerick City12735373023229.026.3
Limerick County 161274647311030.829.4
North Tipperary852129239328.927.8
South Tipperary13938473318328.725.9
Waterford City8218301813329.727.1
Waterford County9617292818430.429.9
         
CONNACHT551991591541053430.628.9
Galway City718222412531.731.2
Galway County182265057391031.029.7
Leitrim244747231.330.8
Mayo12122443315730.026.8
Roscommon7016152212530.427.8
Sligo8323211420529.928.0
         
ULSTER (PART OF)328869879531229.426.1
Cavan752425149328.725.9
Donegal18446514635629.526.2
Monaghan691622199329.726.2
   
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
Border6261571811551062729.627.3
Midland403110112119461629.027.3
West44472131136782730.729.0
Dublin1,72335144748832511230.629.3
Mid-East7531692032121363330.028.4
Mid-West498113139133941929.928.1
South-East722179227180993729.527.5
South-West7331362132171402730.329.1
Table 11 Births registered, classified by nationality of mother, marital status and age, July - September 2017
Nationality of motherTotal birthsBirths inside marriage/civil partnershipBirths outside marriage/civil partnershipAverage age of mother at maternity
 Number PercentageNumber PercentageNumber Percentage 
TOTAL15,635100.09,73362.35,90237.732.7
Ireland12,07177.27,41461.44,65738.633.0
United Kingdom2871.815453.713346.332.3
EU15 excl. Irl & UK2801.816558.911541.134.2
EU15 to EU 28 11,81411.61,06258.575241.531.1
Other 21,1727.593079.424220.632.0
Not stated110.1872.7327.333.5
1 Croatia included in EU 15 to EU 28 from Q3 2013.
2 Countries excluding Ireland, UK and EU.
Table 12 Deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, July - September 2017
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
State6,9873,6083,3795.8
     
Leinster3,6581,9231,7355.5
Carlow9062286.3
Dublin City1,0265424847.5
South Dublin3241861385.8
Fingal2651321333.5
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 3291431864.7
Kildare2481331154.4
Kilkenny17184876.9
Laois11061495.1
Longford5822365.6
Louth16791765.1
Meath204125794.1
Offaly11663535.8
Westmeath12669575.6
Wexford2331161176.2
Wicklow19194975.3
    
Munster1,9959831,0126.2
Clare18792956.3
Cork City2471251228.1
Cork County6012963055.7
Kerry2311281036.3
Limerick City11748698.1
Limerick County 16068924.6
North Tipperary11762556.5
South Tipperary15072786.7
Waterford City8644427.2
Waterford County9948515.7
    
Connacht8444404046.1
Galway City8836524.7
Galway County2361201165.2
Leitrim5127246.3
Mayo2461251217.5
Roscommon11064466.7
Sligo11368456.9
    
Ulster4902622286.5
Cavan10856525.6
Donegal2931591347.3
Monaghan8947425.7
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:    
Border8214483736.2
Midland4102151955.5
West6803453356.0
Dublin1,9441,0039415.8
Mid-East6433522914.5
Mid-West5812703116.0
South-East8294264036.4
South-West1,0795495306.2
1 Deaths per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated 2017 Usual residence population.
Table 13 Deaths registered by cause of death and county of residence of deceased, July - September 2017
Area of residenceTotal DeathsMalignant NeoplasmsDiseases of the Circulatory systemDiseases of the Respiratory systemExternal causesAll other causes
STATE6,9872,1852,0908193241,569
       
LEINSTER3,6581,1381,086420190824
Carlow9030269520
Dublin City1,02628929212063262
South Dublin32411294292564
Fingal2659374281555
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 32981110341391
Kildare2488472291548
Kilkenny171575521434
Laois110273511730
Longford5817187214
Louth1675744251229
Meath2047557231336
Offaly116314215424
Westmeath126413715726
Wexford233797432246
Wicklow191655622345
       
MUNSTER1,99561859225975451
Clare1875856231139
Cork City2477875301549
Cork County6011911796719145
Kerry231736730655
Limerick City117353021328
Limerick County 160514720240
North Tipperary117304114428
South Tipperary150395120535
Waterford City86282215615
Waterford County99352419417
       
CONNACHT8442762717540182
Galway City8835246518
Galway County236728021756
Leitrim512410629
Mayo2467388211153
Roscommon110323310926
Sligo113403611620
       
ULSTER (PART OF)4901531416519112
Cavan10839308427
Donegal2938388391370
Monaghan89312318215
       
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:      
Border82127423110739170
Midland410116132482094
West6802122255832153
Dublin1,944575570211116472
Mid-East6432241857431129
Mid-West5811741747820135
South-East82926825211626167
South-West1,07934232112740249
Table 14 Deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, July- September 2017
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
 CodeCodeDeaths          over
Total deaths0A00-Y896,9874912935681663206881,3351,9982,307
               
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99812787101829
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90312
Meningococcal infection3A39
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B2461221
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B1981322
Other infectious and parasitic diseases64234101827
            
Neoplasms6C00-D482,2323241439143345640666376
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C972,1853241437142344632652355
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C1449118122232
Oesophagus9C15811521182610
Stomach10C16671510251313
Colon11C1811613813244027
Rectum and anus12C19-C21151151219405321
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C22841221212514
Pancreas14C251251819413422
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C34482112239316214753
Skin16C4348124691412
Breast17C50173112026425420
Cervix uteri18C53211344441
Other parts of uterus19C54-C5531361273
Ovary20C5684171533217
Prostate21C61131210345332
Kidney22C64401751179
Bladder23C6753126141812
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C9617221917346346
Other malignant neoplasms277212651341867051
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders 25D50-D8919112456
      
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E90170111259336751
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E1412525265438
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F993701125104239
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F104112
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
 
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H9534211218122855121113
Meningitis32G00-G03
              
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I992,090182762173328575916
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I2598621439103179273376
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I2140614134457123164
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I52385447184997206
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I693891882659106181
Other diseases of circulatory system3301118264199153
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J998191221371139117275361
Influenza38J10-J1111
Pneumonia39J12-J192151111231963124
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J47328111272457115120
of which: Asthma41J45-J461511111253
Other diseases of the respiratory system 27511142124196117
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K9326011142435546962
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K281934264
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K747810152021111
Other diseases of the digestive system163111911315257
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L99143110
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M99551101826
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M1916187
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N9913114123876
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N298712113142
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O9911
 
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P962323
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q993721133153
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q076411
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q281042211
               
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9919111121138
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9511
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R9981112111
              
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y893241312436585039403834
Accidents59V01-X5923431623403426313733
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V9932117472523
               Accidental falls 61W00-W196457132118
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X4974413291972
               Other accidents6421137310111412
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X84791711161611611
Homicide/assault64X85-Y094112
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y3461122
All other external causes  11
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 15 Male deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, July - September 2017
  Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
 CodeCodeMales          over
Total Male Deaths0A00-Y893,608329322521042063948301,095861
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B9940156341011
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B9011
Meningococcal infection3A39
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B244112
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B197322
Other infectious and parasitic diseases2811141011
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,18223101271180359357188
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,15423101171179353349176
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C1436179181
Oesophagus9C1553141713144
Stomach10C1645481788
Colon11C18731364182615
Rectum and anus12C19-C218811612243212
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C2256111614177
Pancreas14C255815923155
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C342641454917629
Skin16C4326122696
Breast17C50
Cervix uteri18C53
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55
Ovary20C56
Prostate21C61131210345332
Kidney22C6428173647
Bladder23C6743112121611
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C9694258253321
Other malignant neoplasms1592162725524519
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders 25D50-D891212441
              
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E90871134203919
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E146523143016
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F99136135865
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F10211
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
             
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H951601114714335940
Meningitis32G00-G03
            
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I991,05561953114239322302
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I255852123374143173148
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I21231121131517560
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I5217543711355362
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I691523610374848
Other diseases of circulatory system  1431719244844
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J994161211691974157146
Influenza38J10-J1111
Pneumonia39J12-J1993121123740
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J471701258366553
of which: Asthma41J45-J4641111
Other diseases of the respiratory system1521114210265453
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K931461191623383226
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K281333232
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K7453511131941
Other diseases of the digestive system8011157172523
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L99312
               
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M992614912
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M19422
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99681492133
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29501281920
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
              
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P961818
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q991712221
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q0722
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q28422
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9910111124
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9511
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R993111
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y89232311732453927312512
Accidents59V01-X5916131519302717242411
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V9928116462422
               Accidental falls 61W00-W19404510147
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X4955310221541
               Other accidents382113426982
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X8464121113129511
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09312
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y343111
All other external causes11
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 16 Female deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, July - September 2017
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
 CodeCodeFemales          over
Total Female Deaths0A00-Y893,37917361316621142945059031,446
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B994112246818
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B9022
Meningococcal infection3A39
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24211
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B1911
Other infectious and parasitic diseases361236816
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,05012142772165281309188
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,03112142671165279303179
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C1413113422
Oesophagus9C1528145126
Stomach10C1622112855
Colon11C18432961412
Rectum and anus12C19-C216346716219
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C222815787
Pancreas14C2567310181917
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C34218112939717124
Skin16C43221124356
Breast17C50173112026425420
Cervix uteri18C53211344441
Other parts of uterus19C54-C5531361273
Ovary20C5684171533217
Prostate21C61
Kidney22C64122532
Bladder23C671014221
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C967814993025
Other malignant neoplasms118113616342532
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders25D50-D897115
            
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E908311125132832
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E14602122422
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F99234111246174
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F10211
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
              
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H95182114514226273
Meningitis32G00-G03
            
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I991,03512895989253614
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I25401262936100228
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction)I211752213648104
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I52210171444144
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I69237152162258133
Other diseases of circulatory system  18711171751109
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J99403112122043118215
Influenza38J10-J11
Pneumonia39J12-J19122111272684
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J4715811216215067
of which: Asthma41J45-J4611111242
Other diseases of the respiratory system 1232154264
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K931145812163736
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K286132
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K742554727
Other diseases of the digestive system8344142734
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L9911218
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M99296914
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M1912165
              
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N996331743
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N293731222
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O9911
              
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P9655
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q99209131132
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q074211
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q2862211
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R999111114
Sudden infant death syndrome56R95
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99511111
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y899217413111291322
Accidents59V01-X597314107971322
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V9941111
               Accidental falls 61W00-W1924123711
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X4919137431
               Other accidents263142610
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X841553421
Homicide/assault64X85-Y0911
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y343111
All other external causes
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 17 Infant and neonatal mortality by area of residence of deceased, July - September 2017
 Infant mortality Neonatal mortality
Area of residenceNumberRate NumberRate
STATE493.1 412.6
 
LEINSTER242.7 202.2
Carlow00.0 00.0
Dublin City31.7 21.1
South Dublin32.9 21.9
Fingal21.8 21.8
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 11.6 11.6
Kildare33.7 22.4
Kilkenny13.6 13.6
Laois13.3 13.3
Longford213.9 16.9
Louth24.4 24.4
Meath22.7 22.7
Offaly00.0 00.0
Westmeath13.5 13.5
Wexford12.1 12.1
Wicklow24.3 24.3
    
MUNSTER102.5 82.0
Clare12.7 00.0
Cork City00.0 00.0
Cork County32.2 32.2
Kerry12.4 12.4
Limerick City00.0 00.0
Limerick County 00.0 00.0
North Tipperary00.0 00.0
South Tipperary26.7 13.4
Waterford City17.6 17.6
Waterford County29.3 29.3
    
CONNACHT63.6 63.6
Galway City29.1 29.1
Galway County23.2 23.2
Leitrim00.0 00.0
Mayo00.0 00.0
Roscommon00.0 00.0
Sligo211.4 211.4
    
ULSTER (PART OF)99.6 77.5
Cavan27.9 27.9
Donegal48.4 36.3
Monaghan314.4 29.6
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:     
Border137.9116.7
Midland44.133.1
West42.842.8
Dublin92.071.5
Mid-East73.563.0
Mid-West10.800.0
South-East74.463.8
South-West41.9 41.9
Infant mortality rates: Deaths of infants under one year per 1,000 live births, classified by area of residence of mother.
Neonatal mortality rates: Deaths of infants under 28 days per 1,000 live births, classified by area of residence of mother.
Infant and neonatal mortality rates in some areas, based on small numbers, are subject to considerable fluctuation and caution should be exercised in their interpretation.
Table 18 Dementia deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, July - September 2017
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemale
State358131227
    
Leinster20472132
Carlow532
Dublin City822656
South Dublin1165
Fingal15510
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 29722
Kildare734
Kilkenny725
Laois532
Longford11
Louth826
Meath716
Offaly835
Westmeath431
Wexford413
Wicklow1174
    
Munster973661
Clare918
Cork City1055
Cork County281414
Kerry954
Limerick City743
Limerick County 15510
North Tipperary66
South Tipperary927
Waterford City33
Waterford County11
    
Connacht351520
Galway City615
Galway County1477
Leitrim11
Mayo523
Roscommon633
Sligo321
    
Ulster22814
Cavan422
Donegal17611
Monaghan11
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
Border341222
Midland1899
West311318
Dublin1374493
Mid-East251114
Mid-West371027
South-East29821
South-West472423
These figures do not include Lewy body dementia\disease (G31.8) or dementia in Picks disease ( F02.0)
Table 19 Alzheimer deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, July - September 2017
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemale
State1294683
    
Leinster632637
Carlow11
Dublin City1468
South Dublin642
Fingal312
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 826
Kildare321
Kilkenny312
Laois22
Longford422
Louth33
Meath734
Offaly321
Westmeath11
Wexford312
Wicklow211
    
Munster391227
Clare321
Cork City523
Cork County817
Kerry752
Limerick City55
Limerick County 725
North Tipperary22
South Tipperary11
Waterford City11
Waterford County
    
Connacht17512
Galway City44
Galway County624
Leitrim
Mayo321
Roscommon11
Sligo312
    
Ulster1037
Cavan
Donegal826
Monaghan211
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
Border16412
Midland1046
West14410
Dublin311318
Mid-East1266
Mid-West17413
South-East936
South-West20812

Background Notes

Introduction

This report has been prepared by the Central Statistics Office for the Minister for Social Protection in accordance with the provisions of Section 2 of the Vital Statistics and Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act, 1952, Section 73 of the Civil Registration Act 2004 and Government Order SI 831 of 2007.

Methodology

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

The extension of the Limerick City boundary, which came into operation on 1st March 2008, has been taken into account in the compilation of the statistics from the Second Quarter of 2008. As a result, data for Limerick City and County are not directly comparable with any quarter prior to the Second Quarter 2008.

This publication continues with the 3 major changes in the methods by which mortality statistics are compiled. These changes were introduced in the Vital Statistics First Quarter 2007 publication.

1) Underlying Cause of Death is classified according to International Classification of Diseases, Version 10 (ICD10) instead of to International Classification of Diseases, Version 9 (ICD9). In addition, this and future publications will incorporate certain official updates to ICD-10. In particular, mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use (F10-F19), with mention of intestinal infectious diseases (A00-A09), accidental, intentional self and undetermined intent poisoning by and exposure to noxious substances (X40-X49, X60-X69, Y10-Y19) or assault by chemical or noxious substance (X85-X90), are now coded to the latter.

http://www.who.int/classifications/icd/OfficialWHOUpdatesCombined1996-2008VOLUME2.pdf

2) Deaths where there was not an inquest have been coded using the automated coding system developed by the U.S National Centre for Health Statistics (NCHS). Previously the Underlying Cause of Death was chosen manually for all deaths.

3) All deaths registered in the quarter have been included in the statistics, in some cases with a provisional cause of death. Previously the practice was not to include deaths in the quarterly statistics until the cause of death had been definitely established.

Because of these changes, caution should be taken in directly comparing these mortality statistics with those of previous quarters.  Many countries have found that moving to ICD10 does affect certain specific categories of causes of death.  In particular, a significant drop in the number of deaths attributed to pneumonia and bronchopneumonia has been observed in some countries after moving to ICD10. These deaths were instead assigned to other conditions included on the death certificate.

The effect of the second change above has been to increase the number of deaths in our statistics as compared with previous years. Statistics for deaths due to external causes are particularly affected by this change. The previous method meant that some deaths were included in a later quarter of the year, than when they had been registered, because of the delay involved in establishing a definite cause of death.

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

NUTS2 and NUTS3 Regional Authority areas

The regional classifications in this release are based on the NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units) classification used by Eurostat. The NUTS3 regions correspond to the eight Regional Authorities established under the Local Government Act, 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment) Order, 1993, which came into operation on 1 January 1994. The NUTS2 regions, which were proposed by Government and agreed by Eurostat in 1999, are groupings of the NUTS3 regions. The composition of the regions is set out below.

Border, Midland and Western NUTS2 Region Southern and Eastern NUTS2 Region

Border Cavan   Dublin Dublin City
  Donegal     Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
  Leitrim     Fingal
  Louth     South Dublin
  Monaghan      
  Sligo   Mid-East Kildare
        Meath
Midland Laois     Wicklow
  Longford      
  Offaly   Mid-West Clare
  Westmeath     Limerick City
        Limerick County
West Galway City     North Tipperary
  Galway County      
  Mayo   South-East Carlow
  Roscommon     Kilkenny
        South Tipperary
        Waterford City
        Waterford County
        Wexford
         
      South-West Cork City
        Cork County
        Kerry

EU-28 countries

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Croatia is included in EU 15 to EU28 from quarter 3 2013.

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.

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.

 

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