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Vital Statistics

Quarter 3 2019

                                    Quarter 3 2019Quarter 3 2018
   
Births15,37915,428
Deaths 7,3587,143
Marriages 7,3287,438
Natural increase8,0218,285

The number of births decreased by 49 (0.3%) while deaths increased by 215 (3.0%) compared to the same period in 2018.

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There were 15,379 births in quarter 3 2019, 49 births or 0.3% less than the same period in 2018.  This corresponds to a birth rate of 12.5 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.2 from quarter 3 2018.

There were 7,358 deaths in quarter 3 2019, an increase of 3.0% (or 215 deaths) from quarter 3 2018.  This equates to a death rate of 6.0 per 1,000 population, an increase of 0.1 points from quarter 3 2018.

There were 46 infant deaths registered in quarter 3 2019 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.0 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in quarter 3 2019 resulted in a natural increase of population of 8,021 persons.

Births

There were 7,813 male births and 7,566 female births in quarter 3 2019.  The 15,379 births represent an annual birth rate of 12.5 per thousand population, a decrease of 0.2 in the rate recorded in quarter 3 2018.  See tables 4 and 5.

Age of mothers

The average age of first time mothers was 31.2, 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 2019 was 32.9 years, the same age as recorded for quarter 3 2018.  The average age of first time mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 29.0 while the average age of all mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 30.5 years.  In the same quarter in 2018, the average age of mothers having their first baby outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.8 years while the average age of all mothers was 30.3 years.  See tables 9 and 10.

Births and marriage/civil partnerships

In quarter 3 2019 there were 9,362 (60.9%) births registered as within marriage/civil partnership.

There were 6,017 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 39.1% of all births in quarter 3 2019.  The highest percentage of births outside marriage/civil partnership was in Waterford City at 53.4% and the lowest was in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown with 24.7%.  In the same quarter in 2018, there were 5,811 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 37.7% of all births.  See table 8.

Location of births

The highest number of births registered was in Dublin City with 1,776 (11.5% of total live births in the country) followed by Cork County with 1,367 (8.9%) registered births.   Leitrim had the lowest number with 102 (0.7%) registered births in quarter 3 2019.  The same pattern was reflected in quarter 3 2018 when Dublin City accounted for 1,709 or 11.1% of births followed by Cork County with 1,406 (9.1%).  Leitrim had the lowest number, 103 births (0.7%), registered in quarter 3 2018.  See table 8.

Area of residence of mother

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

There were 11 babies born to mothers who were resident outside the Republic of Ireland in quarter 3 2019.  This accounts for almost 0.1% of total live births registered in the quarter.  See tables 5, 8, 9 and 10.

 

Nationality of mothers

Of the 15,379 births in quarter 3 2019, there were 11,767 babies (76.5%) born to mothers of Irish nationality compared to 11,848 (76.8%) in quarter 3 2018.  See table 11.

 

Birth order

A total of 5,975 births (38.9%) were to first time mothers in quarter 3 2019 while 5,391 (35.1%) were to second time mothers.  These accounted for a total of 73.9% of births of stated parity in quarter 3 2019.  See table 6 and figure 2.

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Birth Order Q3 2019 (%)
1st38.8516808635152
2nd35.0542948176084
3rd17.5108914753885
4th5.45549125430782
5th and over3.12764158918005

Deaths

There were 7,358 deaths registered in quarter 3 2019, of these 3,956 were male and 3,402 were female.  The quarter 3 2019 total is 3.0% more than in the corresponding quarter of 2018 when 7,143 deaths were registered.  See table 12.

Infant and neonatal mortality

There were 46 infant deaths registered in quarter 3 2019 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.0 deaths per 1,000 live births, an increase of 0.1 points on that recorded in quarter 3 of 2018.  Neonatal deaths are deaths of infants at ages under 4 weeks.  There were 35 neonatal deaths registered in quarter 3 2019, giving a neonatal mortality rate of 2.3 deaths per 1,000 live births, which was an increase of 0.3 from quarter 3 2018.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 3.

Under 1 yr ratesinfantneonatal
Q3 20162.92.3
Q4 20163.32.4
Q1 20172.41.9
Q2 201732.4
Q3 20173.12.6
Q4 20172.71.9
Q1 20183.52.8
Q2 201832.2
Q3 20182.92
Q4 20182.82.1
Q1 20193.32.6
Q2 20193.32.4
Q3 20193.02.3

Cause of death

Diseases of the circulatory system:

Diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 2,196 deaths, or an annual rate of 1.8 per 1,000 population.  Of these, 1,042 were due to ischaemic heart disease and 387 to cerebrovascular disease.  See tables 2a, 2b, 13, 14 and figure 4.

Malignant neoplasms (Cancer):

There were 2,368 deaths from malignant neoplasms.  This is equivalent to an annual rate of 1.9 per 1,000 population.

Diseases of the respiratory system:

Deaths from chronic lower respiratory disease numbered 372, pneumonia accounted for 214 deaths and 227 deaths resulted from all other respiratory diseases. 

Accidents, suicides and other:

There were 279 deaths due to accidents, suicides and other external causes.  Accidents accounted for 67.4% (188) of these deaths while suicides accounted for 29.7% (83).  Of these external cause deaths, 63.8% were male (178)

Dementia and Alzheimer's:

In Quarter 3 2019 there were 424 deaths due to dementia of which 273 (or 64.4%) were female.  There were 109 deaths due to Alzheimer's of which 79 (or 72.5%) were female.  See tables 18 and 19.

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Principal causes of death Q3 2019 (%)
Respiratory11
Circulatory29.8
External3.8
Remainder23.1
Malignant Cancer32.2

Age at death

The leading cause of death in quarter 3 2019 varied widely by age-group.  For those aged from 15 to 34 years, external causes of death including accidents, suicide and other ranked first (49 deaths).  Among individuals aged 35-74, malignant neoplasm (cancer) was the leading cause (1,164), while for those aged 75 and older, it was diseases of the circulatory system (1,504 deaths).  See table 14.

There were 5,962 deaths of persons aged 65 and over registered in quarter 3 2019.  This represents an annual death rate of 34.3 per 1,000 population aged 65 and over and represents a decrease of 2.3 when compared with the corresponding quarter of 2018.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 5.

The average (mean) time-lag between the date of death and the registration of death was 53 days while the median (mid-point in data) was 17 days for quarter 3 2019.

Code Generator for HighCharts V1.1CancerHeartLung Accident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 156.666666666666671.6666666666666701.6666666666666790
15-3418.26923076923089.615384615384623.8461538461538547.115384615384621.1538461538462
35-7444.393592677345525.97254004576667.780320366132725.4538520213577416.3996948893974
75 and over25.831146106736732.895888013998213.23272090988631.8810148731408626.159230096238

Natural Increase

The natural increase in the population (births minus deaths) for quarter 3 2019 was 8,021.  This represents a rate of 6.5 per 1,000 population, 0.3 less than quarter 3 2018.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 1.

Marriages

The number of marriages registered during the quarter was 7,328 of which 233 were same-sex marriages. This is equivalent to an annual marriage rate of 6.0 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.1 from quarter 3 2018.  See tables 3 and 4.

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

Population

The estimated population (usual residence) in April 2019 was 4,921,496.

Table 1 Births classified by age of mother at maternity by quarter, 2014, 2018 and 2019 and their corresponding annual age specific (asfr) and total period fertility rates (tpfr)
 Q3 2014 Q3 2018 Q2 2019 Q3 2019
  % ofFertility  % ofFertility  % ofFertility  % ofFertility
Age of motherNumbertotalrate Numbertotalrate Numbertotalrate Numbertotalrate
 < 20 years3071.88.7 2191.45.7 2001.45.1 2481.66.3
  20-24 years1,5368.944.8 1,2738.335.9 1,1257.830.7 12918.435.2
  25-29 years3,33719.484.1 2,69717.574.0 2,49517.369.3 261917.072.8
  30-34 years6,34936.9128.5 5,39134.9123.4 4,98034.6116.5 523734.1122.5
  35-39 years4,62626.998.5 4,72030.692.0 4,41330.786.1 477731.193.2
  40-44 years9775.722.4 1,0466.822.4 1,0777.522.4 11247.323.4
  45+ years650.41.7 820.51.9 990.72.2 830.51.9
  Not stated   
  Total17,197100.01.9 15,428100.01.8 14,389100.01.7 15,379100.01.8
1Fertility rates for Q3 2014 has been revised, based on revised Census of Population usual residence population data
Table 2a Deaths registered by cause of death and by quarter, 2014, 2018 and 2019
 Malignant Cancers % of total Diseases of the heart and arteries% of total Lung diseases% of total Accidents, Suicides & Others% of total Other Causes% of total Total% of total
Q3 20192,36832.2 2,19629.8 81311.0 2793.8 1,70223.1 7,358100.0
Q2 20192,25530.0 2,14528.5 97913.0 3284.4 1,81224.1 7,519100.0
Q3 20182,27031.8 2,08229.1 82911.6 3354.7 1,62722.8 7,143100.0
Q3 20142,29732.8 2,05929.4 6989.9 4256.0 1,52221.7 7,001100.0
Table 2b Deaths registered by cause of death and age group, Third Quarter 2019
 Malignant Cancers % of totalDiseases of the heart and arteries% of totalLung diseases% of totalAccidents, Suicides & Others% of totalOther Causes% of totalTotal% of total
Persons            
Under 10.00.00.00.0462.7460.6
1 - 40.00.00.00.040.240.1
5 - 1440.210.010.440.2100.1
15 - 2450.20.010.1207.250.3310.4
25 - 34140.6100.530.42910.4171.0731.0
35 - 44431.8351.660.74215.1362.11622.2
45 - 541315.5763.5192.33813.6673.93314.5
55 - 6436115.21918.7344.23412.21197.073910.0
65 - 7462926.637917.314517.82910.420812.21,39018.9
75 - 8472630.758626.724830.53813.647227.72,07028.1
85 +45519.291841.835743.94817.272442.52,50234.0
Total2,368100.02,196100.0813100.0279100.01,702100.07,358100.0
             
Males            
Under 10.00.00.00.0211.2210.3
1 - 40.00.00.00.020.120.0
5 - 1440.210.010.440.2100.1
15 - 2440.20.010.1165.740.2250.3
25 - 3480.370.30.0248.6130.8520.7
35 - 44220.9211.030.43311.8231.41021.4
45 - 54692.9592.7141.7279.7422.52112.9
55 - 641968.31476.7182.2248.6724.24576.2
65 - 7436115.227212.4789.6176.11176.984511.5
75 - 8442517.933315.213917.1259.023713.91,15915.8
85 +23910.137717.215619.2113.928917.01,07214.6
Total1,32856.11,21755.440950.317863.882448.43,95653.8
             
Females            
Under 10.00.00.00.0251.5250.3
1 - 40.00.00.00.020.120.0
5 - 140.00.00.00.00.00.0
15 - 2410.00.00.041.410.160.1
25 - 3460.330.130.451.840.2210.3
35 - 44210.9140.630.493.2130.8600.8
45 - 54622.6170.850.6113.9251.51201.6
55 - 641657.0442.0162.0103.6472.82823.8
65 - 7426811.31074.9678.2124.3915.35457.4
75 - 8430112.725311.510913.4134.723513.891112.4
85 +2169.154124.620124.73713.343525.61,43019.4
Total1,04043.997944.640449.710136.287851.63,40246.2
Table 3 Marriages, civil partnerships, births, deaths and natural increase
 Marriages1 Live Births Deaths 
 TotalOpposite-sexSame-sexCivil PartnershipsTotalFirstOutside marriage/civil partnershipsAverage Age TotalInfant 2Neonatal 365 & overNatural Increase
Quarter 1              
20143,6203,6206817,6996,8126,43932.3 8,11065566,6409,589
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
20193,2353,11512015,8936,0436,04633.0 8,61852417,1977,275
               
Quarter 2              
20145,4315,4319616,5026,1695,94932.3 7,19755415,7429,305
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
20195,2935,13915414,3895,4715,45733.0 7,51948346,1356,870
               
Quarter 3              
20148,0388,03811917,1976,4236,32932.3 7,00174465,52610,196
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
               
Quarter 4              
20144,9564,95610916,0646,2315,86332.3 6,78755415,3619,277
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
2019              
               
Total              
201422,04522,04539267,46225,63524,58032.3 29,09524918423,26938,367
201522,11622,0259137665,90924,86723,99032.5 29,95220515124,33035,957
201622,62621,5701,056763,89724,04223,34832.7 30,39020815524,79633,507
201722,02121,26275962,05323,52723,34032.8 30,48417413825,02631,569
201821,05320,38966461,01623,50823,06132.9 31,11618713925,63329,900
2019              
1 2014 to 2018 Marriage & Civil Partnership figures are final.
2 Infant death: Death at ages under 1 year of live born infant.
3 Neonatal death: Death at ages under 4 weeks of live born infant.
Table 4 Annual marriage, civil partnership, birth, death and natural increase rates per 1,000 population1
 Marriages5 Live Births Deaths 
 TotalOpposite-sexSame-sexCivil Partnerships5Total% First births 2% Outside marriage/civil partnerships TotalInfant 3 MortalityNeo-natal4 Mortality65 & overNatural Increase
Quarter 1             
20143.10.0615.338.636.4 7.03.73.246.78.3
20153.10.0714.837.636.1 7.43.21.848.77.4
20163.02.80.20.0114.137.936.6 7.33.82.746.86.7
20172.92.80.113.937.537.8 7.72.41.949.06.3
20182.72.70.113.138.837.8 7.73.52.848.45.3
20192.72.60.113.138.038.0 7.13.32.642.86.0
              
Quarter 2             
20144.70.0814.237.536.1 6.23.32.539.08.0
20154.70.0813.737.536.0 6.52.11.940.47.3
20164.84.50.213.736.435.8 6.53.02.240.07.2
20174.74.50.112.737.737.3 6.13.02.436.56.6
20184.44.30.112.738.538.3 6.33.02.237.26.4
20194.34.20.111.738.037.9 6.13.32.435.25.6
              
Quarter 3             
20146.90.1014.837.536.8 6.04.32.737.58.8
20157.00.1314.637.336.7 5.83.02.535.98.8
20167.16.80.313.937.836.8 6.03.02.336.37.9
20176.66.40.213.038.137.7 5.83.12.634.77.2
20186.15.90.212.737.637.7 5.92.92.034.36.8
20196.05.80.212.538.939.1 6.03.02.334.36.5
              
Quarter 4             
20144.30.0913.838.936.5 5.83.42.636.48.0
20154.14.10.10.0513.338.836.8 5.94.13.136.17.3
20164.34.10.212.438.537.0 5.93.32.435.86.6
20174.24.10.212.338.437.6 5.92.71.935.36.3
20184.03.90.111.939.337.3 5.82.82.133.86.1
2019             
              
Total             
20144.70.0814.538.136.3 6.33.72.739.58.3
20154.74.70.0814.137.836.4 6.43.12.339.97.7
20164.84.60.213.537.636.5 6.43.32.439.47.1
20174.64.40.212.937.937.6 6.42.82.238.56.6
20184.34.20.112.638.537.8 6.43.12.338.16.2
2019             
1 Rates are calculated using the Usual Residence population figures.
2 First births divided by the total number of live births (excluding those with unstated parity), multiplied by 100.
3 Infant mortality is the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births.
4 Neonatal mortality is the number of neonatal (infants aged under 4 weeks) deaths per 1,000 live births.
5 2014 to 2018 Marriage & Civil Partnership rates are final.
Table 5 Births registered, classified by area of residence of mother, July - September 2019
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
State15,3797,8137,56612.5
     
Leinster8,8264,4984,32812.9
Carlow1981079113.5
Dublin City1,77687490212.6
South Dublin1,00449550914.1
Fingal1,08655852814.0
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 60330729610.2
Kildare78439439013.4
Kilkenny27713813910.8
Laois26314012311.9
Longford145796613.6
Louth45323921413.5
Meath71738233513.9
Offaly24012511511.8
Westmeath33718515214.6
Wexford46222323911.9
Wicklow48125222912.8
     
Munster3,9311,9851,94612.0
Clare33616816811.1
Cork City35916519411.6
Cork County1,36768568212.7
Kerry40520320210.8
Limerick City21811710115.0
Limerick County 42623718912.2
Tipperary45723022711.1
Waterford City174878714.3
Waterford County189939610.7
     
Connacht1,66286979311.8
Galway City24413011412.9
Galway County59430329112.8
Leitrim102505212.3
Mayo3151671489.4
Roscommon2241259913.3
Sligo183948910.9
     
Ulster (Part of)94945449512.4
Cavan23911812112.2
Donegal50223526712.2
Monaghan20810110713.1
     
Regional Authorities:    
Border1,23459863612.1
Midland98552945612.9
West1,37772565211.9
Dublin4,4692,2342,23512.8
Mid-East2,4351,2671,16813.5
Mid-West1,43775268511.9
South-East1,30064865211.9
South-West2,1311,0531,07812.1
     
Mother Residing Outside the State1174
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, July - September 2019
                                               Previous number of liveborn children
Age of mother at maternityTotal012345 or more
All ages15,3795,9755,3912,693839283198
        
15 and under88- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0
161414- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0
1726233- 0- 0- 0- 0
18726093- 0- 0- 0
19128112142- 0- 0- 0
Under 20248217265- 0- 0- 0
        
20182136415- 0- 0- 0
2124317258103- 0- 0
2226016075223- 0- 0
2328116591214- 0- 0
243251751073166- 0
20-241,29180837289166- 0
        
2537920011252852
26449207153651842
27523263171612062
285822382218723103
2968632122396231211
25-292,6191,229880361923720
        
3080836828110339134
3194942730814739199
321,109453412153532117
331,197485452179531315
341,174380481225511918
30-345,2372,1131,9348072358563
        
351,180404426235692818
361,129294440262873214
37948245345249712117
38848200301226822613
39672170241172651212
35-394,7771,3131,7531,14437411974
        
40464105149132471714
41316671217931711
421804472322273
43942918281027
447021301072- 0
40-441,1242663902811173535
        
45 and over8329366516
Table 7 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by age of mother, July - September 2019
 NumberPercentage of total births
Age of mother at maternityTotalMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parentsMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents
TotalSame address TotalSame address
All ages15,3799,3626,0173,53460.939.123.0
        
15 and under88100.0
161411337.192.921.4
1726521519.280.819.2
1872765229.790.330.6
1912829992422.777.318.8
Under 20248422065416.983.121.8
        
20182311514417.083.024.2
21243372067215.284.829.6
22260442167916.983.130.4
23281552267819.680.427.8
243257624910123.476.631.1
20-241,2912431,04837418.881.229.0
        
2537910227713626.973.135.9
2644913731214830.569.533.0
2752320132216938.461.632.3
2858222335920338.361.734.9
2968637531119054.745.327.7
25-292,6191,0381,58184639.660.432.3
        
3080845535322456.343.727.7
3194961933022065.234.823.2
321,10975335624967.932.122.5
331,19786233525272.028.021.1
341,17487230221374.325.718.1
30-345,2373,5611,6761,15868.032.022.1
        
351,18090527519476.723.316.4
361,12987125818977.122.916.7
3794873421415377.422.616.1
3884862522316273.726.319.1
3967248019215771.428.623.4
35-394,7773,6151,16285575.724.317.9
        
404643391258773.126.918.8
41316232846473.426.620.3
42180124563868.931.121.1
439461332664.935.127.7
447048221868.631.425.7
40-441,12480432023371.528.520.7
        
45 and over8359241471.128.916.9
Table 8 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence of mother, July - September 2019
 NumberPercentage of total births
Area of residenceTotalMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parentsMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents
TotalSame address TotalSame address
State15,3799,3626,0173,53460.939.123.0
        
Leinster8,8265,2773,5492,04459.840.223.2
Carlow198981006849.550.534.3
Dublin City1,7761,00477239156.543.522.0
South Dublin1,00453846625453.646.425.3
Fingal1,08669639023564.135.921.6
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 6034541499575.324.715.8
Kildare78449229218562.837.223.6
Kilkenny277179986464.635.423.1
Laois263164996662.437.625.1
Longford14583624057.242.827.6
Louth45323821510252.547.522.5
Meath71746225516364.435.622.7
Offaly240152885963.336.724.6
Westmeath3371991388959.140.926.4
Wexford46225820410755.844.223.2
Wicklow48126022112654.145.926.2
        
Munster3,9312,4011,53092161.138.923.4
Clare3362051318861.039.026.2
Cork City3591911688353.246.823.1
Cork County1,36792344430667.532.522.4
Kerry4052421639359.840.223.0
Limerick City2181051134648.251.821.1
Limerick County 4262841429266.733.321.6
Tipperary45725919812056.743.326.3
Waterford City17481934246.653.424.1
Waterford County189111785158.741.327.0
        
Connacht1,6621,08757537465.434.622.5
Galway City244160845665.634.423.0
Galway County59440618812768.431.621.4
Leitrim10265372663.736.325.5
Mayo3151971187462.537.523.5
Roscommon224152725367.932.123.7
Sligo183107763858.541.520.8
        
Ulster (Part of)94959035919562.237.820.5
Cavan239158814866.133.920.1
Donegal50229820410459.440.620.7
Monaghan208134744364.435.620.7
        
Regional Authorities:       
Border1,23476247225961.838.221.0
Midland98559838725460.739.325.8
West1,37791546231066.433.622.5
Dublin4,4692,6921,77797560.239.821.8
Mid-East2,4351,45298357659.640.423.7
Mid-West1,43785358434659.440.624.1
South-East1,30072757333255.944.125.5
South-West2,1311,35677548263.636.422.6
        
Mother Residing Outside the State117463.636.4
Table 9 Births registered, classified by area of residence and age of mother, July - September 2019
        Average age of mother at maternity
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2020-2425-2930-3435-3940 and overAll births First births
State15,3792481,2912,6195,2374,7771,20732.931.2
          
Leinster8,8261657761,5213,0032,68467732.831.0
Carlow1981305458371831.529.5
Dublin City1,7763715728858458512532.931.8
South Dublin1,004301071923432636932.130.1
Fingal1,08622701943573519233.231.2
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 603224591982447634.933.5
Kildare78411571202972485133.131.1
Kilkenny27742439108752733.031.0
Laois26351837110831032.730.7
Longford145319295530931.530.9
Louth453853991421262532.029.1
Meath71711531322432186033.130.8
Offaly2403225079701632.530.1
Westmeath33773169105953032.530.2
Wexford4621269851561053531.629.1
Wicklow481942741681543433.031.2
          
Munster3,931533136351,3361,26832633.131.3
Clare336929341221202233.331.4
Cork City359835751161012432.231.2
Cork County1,36777420548447112633.832.1
Kerry405434621181474033.531.7
Limerick City2185315071501131.130.0
Limerick County 426730671481393533.231.3
Tipperary457640801471424233.030.3
Waterford City1746243157461031.729.1
Waterford County1891163173521633.030.6
          
Connacht1,6621611227955956313333.432.0
Galway City2443233679841933.132.5
Galway County594427942012165233.932.8
Leitrim10218163533933.331.4
Mayo315222511101082233.431.5
Roscommon2243214766701732.530.6
Sligo1833113568521432.931.6
          
Ulster (Part of)94914901813352597032.530.5
Cavan2393213884771633.032.2
Donegal5029481021811233932.229.6
Monaghan2082214170591532.530.6
          
Regional Authorities:         
Border1,234181092324383449332.630.7
Midland98518901853492786532.430.4
West1,377129322845647811033.432.1
Dublin4,469913587331,4821,44336233.031.6
Mid-East2,4353920542585074617032.930.7
Mid-West1,4372713023148845111032.830.8
South-East1,3002416324045231510632.129.8
South-West2,1311914334271871919033.531.8
          
Mother Residing Outside the State11343133.829.1
Table 10 Births registered outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence and age of mother, July - September 2019
       Average age of mother at maternity
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2525-2930-3435-3940 and overAll birthsFirst births
State6,0171,2541,5811,6761,16234430.529.0
         
Leinster3,54976890599267021430.428.9
Carlow10025371514929.627.8
Dublin City7721621872241485130.629.7
South Dublin466110115148702330.028.4
Fingal39066102109922131.129.5
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 149222243441833.132.7
Kildare292617481641230.528.7
Kilkenny9823243111930.127.7
Laois9918173922331.029.0
Longford621618205329.529.5
Louth21552674840829.626.6
Meath255516866541630.929.0
Offaly8822282113429.426.9
Westmeath138264536191230.227.9
Wexford204654654271229.227.3
Wicklow221495557471330.529.0
         
Munster1,5303034164203038830.629.2
Clare13131204233530.728.1
Cork City16834484433930.129.4
Cork County44466136120923031.130.3
Kerry16332414438830.929.9
Limerick City11332343412128.427.8
Limerick County 14229334430630.729.0
Tipperary198405747361830.728.3
Waterford City9323232120630.427.2
Waterford County781624249530.228.5
         
Connacht575921621731242431.030.2
Galway City8418172521330.930.7
Galway County188255252471231.831.5
Leitrim37910107129.928.0
Mayo11817353527431.229.7
Roscommon7216251811229.428.3
Sligo767233311230.829.9
         
Ulster (Part of)359919790631829.827.7
Cavan8120162320230.528.7
Donegal204516152291129.527.2
Monaghan7420201514529.828.4
         
Regional Authorities:        
Border472107130133812130.028.1
Midland38782108116592230.128.1
West462761291301062131.130.4
Dublin1,77736042652435411330.829.7
Mid-East9832132642522054930.428.5
Mid-West5841321441671113030.328.4
South-East573152154145814129.827.6
South-West7751322252081634730.830.0
         
Mother Residing Outside the State411234.527.9
Table 11 Births registered, classified by nationality of mother, marital status and age, July - September 2019
 Total births Births inside marriage/civil partnership Births outside marriage/civil partnership Average age of mother at maternity
Nationality of motherNumber Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage  
TOTAL15,379100.0 9,36260.9 6,01739.1 32.9
Ireland11,76776.5 6,90958.7 4,85841.3 33.2
United Kingdom3042.0 17457.2 13042.8 32.4
EU15 excl. Irl & UK2941.9 18261.9 11238.1 34.1
EU16 to EU 281,67910.9 1,00659.9 67340.1 31.7
Other 11,3308.6 1,08681.7 24418.3 32.2
Not stated5 5100.0  35.6
1 Countries excluding Ireland, UK and the EU.
Table 12 Deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, July - September 2019
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
State7,3583,9563,4026.0
     
Leinster3,6951,9771,7185.4
Carlow7137344.8
Dublin City9825004827.0
South Dublin3391821574.7
Fingal2721431293.5
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 3481621865.9
Kildare2731711024.7
Kilkenny13983565.4
Laois11670465.2
Longford6032285.6
Louth17086845.1
Meath216125914.2
Offaly10354495.1
Westmeath13167645.7
Wexford2711561157.0
Wicklow204109955.4
     
Munster2,1971,1771,0206.7
Clare187103846.2
Cork City2861461409.2
Cork County6343333015.9
Kerry3061701368.2
Limerick City11363507.8
Limerick County 220121996.3
Tipperary2831511326.9
Waterford City7136355.8
Waterford County9754435.5
     
Connacht9965424547.1
Galway City9647495.1
Galway County3321771557.1
Leitrim7444308.9
Mayo2601461147.7
Roscommon10866426.4
Sligo12662647.5
     
Ulster4702602106.1
Cavan11671455.9
Donegal2621481146.4
Monaghan9241515.8
     
Regional Authorities:    
Border6703663046.6
Midland4102231875.4
West7964363606.9
Dublin1,9419879545.6
Mid-East8634913724.8
Mid-West8034383656.6
South-East6493662836.0
South-West1,2266495776.9
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, July - September 2019
Area of residenceTotal DeathsMalignant NeoplasmsDiseases of the Circulatory systemDiseases of the Respiratory systemExternal causesAll other causes
State7,3582,3682,1968132791,702
       
Leinster3,6951,1951,068397158877
Carlow712621618
Dublin City98230727011034261
South Dublin339105103451868
Fingal272977325869
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 348111113361573
Kildare2738978322153
Kilkenny139473519335
Laois116362914433
Longford6016217214
Louth170704012741
Meath216726912954
Offaly103313213225
Westmeath131444213626
Wexford2717782302260
Wicklow204676023747
      
Munster2,19768567124980512
Clare187636021835
Cork City2868387321173
Cork County6341972056327142
Kerry3068886361284
Limerick City113363319223
Limerick County 220627320362
Tipperary2831028038756
Waterford City7119196522
Waterford County97352814515
      
Connacht99632431111229220
Galway City963427827
Galway County33210510841969
Leitrim7423209220
Mayo260848630753
Roscommon108323114625
Sligo126463910526
      
Ulster (part of)470164146551293
Cavan116343015829
Donegal2621018527346
Monaghan92293113118
      
Regional Authorities:      
Border6702332057419139
Midland410127124471498
West7962552529322174
Dublin1,94162055921675471
Mid-East8632982477944195
Mid-West8032632469820176
South-East6492041857535150
South-West1,22636837813150299
Table 14 Deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, July - September 2019
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
 CodeCodeDeaths          over
Total deaths0A00-Y897,3584641031731623317391,3902,0702,502
               
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B9958132481426
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B9033
Meningococcal infection3A3911
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24211
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19
Other infectious and parasitic diseases5231381423
            
Neoplasms6C00-D482,4341451444134367641744480
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C972,368451443131361629726455
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C1452161214145
Oesophagus9C151262224294722
Stomach10C1669279151818
Colon11C18110313263632
Rectum and anus12C19-C21137121327333031
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C22921449312914
Pancreas14C251323524403723
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C345206148618816462
Skin16C43331347810
Breast17C50175182240363434
Cervix uteri18C5321119343
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55439101113
Ovary20C5663236719206
Prostate21C61165115307256
Kidney22C6447131011175
Bladder23C6755113102416
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C961952211321487632
Other malignant neoplasms33322792749798573
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders 25D50-D8921222195
      
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E9016523286265662
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E141251243204847
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F99446113431125281
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F10711221
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
               
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H953421237942755120114
Meningitis32G00-G03312
              
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I992,1961103576191379586918
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I251,04221438122217276373
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I2141324204377103164
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I5239711112265290214
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I6938742162158112174
Other diseases of circulatory system370318102252108157
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J998131361934145248357
Influenza38J09-J117112120
Pneumonia39J12-J1921421371942140
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J47372141985137126
of which: Asthma41J45-J46121218
Other diseases of the respiratory system 22014116406791
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K932913113342476986
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K281211145
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K74832923261634
Other diseases of the digestive system19611916306277
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L99112135
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M99521121722
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M1919559
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N991321217113575
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N2993121692747
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
               
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P962323
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities52Q00-Q99571721221017411
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q075221
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q2812612111
               
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R993841132522
Sudden infant death syndrome56R95541
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99813211
              
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y8927912029423834293848
Accidents59V01-X591881415282116223348
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V991411122331
               Accidental falls 61W00-W1948 - 332591214
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X49472101511621
               Other accidents7911862111733
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X8483151413151574
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09211
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34523
All other external causes  11
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 15 Male deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, July - September 2019
  Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
 CodeCodeMales          over
Total Male Deaths0A00-Y893,9562121025521022114578451,1591,072
           
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B9928123589
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B9022
Meningococcal infection3A39
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B2411
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19
Other infectious and parasitic diseases25113587
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,37114482371199365439257
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,3284482269196361425239
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C14381591283
Oesophagus9C15832221202612
Stomach10C1641571199
Colon11C18587122514
Rectum and anus12C19-C218112714212214
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C2262133526177
Pancreas14C2574241526189
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C34318513551099640
Skin16C4323124376
Breast17C501
Cervix uteri18C530
Other parts of uterus19C54-C550
Ovary20C560
Prostate21C61165115307256
Kidney22C64351379123
Bladder23C6739281613
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C9612322916274819
Other malignant neoplasms18721561529474933
          
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders 25D50-D891111261
              
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E909513152133931
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E14811142103627
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F99162122195187
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F1051121
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
             
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H9518012356317315557
Meningitis32G00-G03312
            
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I991,217172159147272333377
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I2565321232105155175172
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I21256241936587166
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I52191111016364780
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I69192321014425566
Other diseases of circulatory system  18126712395659
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J9940913141878139156
Influenza38J09-J114111 - 1 -
Pneumonia39J12-J1910034142851
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J4718138357362
of which: Asthma41J45-J46413
Other diseases of the respiratory system124375293743
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K93152181923333533
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K288110033
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K7456616141433
Other diseases of the digestive system881129192927
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L9951112
               
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M9921588
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M195113
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N9969121551837
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N2957121551429
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
              
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P961212
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities52Q00-Q99325112713111
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q07321
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q28621111
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R99142113115
Sudden infant death syndrome56R95321
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R9961311
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y8917811624332724172511
Accidents59V01-X59108141324148122111
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V999111222
               Accidental falls 61W00-W19273223584
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X49332815521
               Other accidents39117517107
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X846311118111453
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09211
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34422
All other external causes11
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 16 Female deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, July - September 2019
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
 CodeCodeFemales          over
Total Female Deaths0A00-Y893,402252621601202825459111,430
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99301213617
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B9011
Meningococcal infection3A3911
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B2411
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19
Other infectious and parasitic diseases2723616
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,063162163168276305223
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,040162162165268301216
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C141413262
Oesophagus9C1543392110
Stomach10C1628222499
Colon11C185236141118
Rectum and anus12C19-C215661312817
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C22301145127
Pancreas14C2558119141914
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C342021131796822
Skin16C43101414
Breast17C50174182240363433
Cervix uteri18C5321119343
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55439101113
Ovary20C5663236719206
Prostate21C610
Kidney22C64123252
Bladder23C6716111283
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C9672145212813
Other malignant neoplasms1461231220323640
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders25D50-D891011134
         
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E90701 - 134131731
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E14441 - 1101220
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F992841121274194
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F10211
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
              
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H9516223110246557
Meningitis32G00-G03
            
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I999793141744107253541
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I25389261762101201
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction)I2115717193298
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I5220612101643134
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I691951671657108
Other diseases of circulatory system  189112310135298
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J994043351667109201
Influenza38J09-J113111
Pneumonia39J12-J1911421 - 351489
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J471911111506464
of which: Asthma41J45-J468215
Other diseases of the respiratory system 961141113048
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K93139231419143453
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K284112
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K74272371221
Other diseases of the digestive system10877113350
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L996123
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M993117914
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M1914446
              
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N9963261738
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N2936141318
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
              
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P961111
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities52Q00-Q99251212343
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q0722
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q28642
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R992421417
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9522
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99211
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y891014591110121337
Accidents59V01-X59802478101237
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V9952111
               Accidental falls 61W00-W1921124410
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X49142642
               Other accidents401114726
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X84204354121
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y3411
All other external causes
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 17 Infant and neonatal mortality by area of residence of deceased, July - September 2019
 Infant mortality Neonatal mortality
Area of residenceNumberRate NumberRate
STATE463.0 352.3
      
LEINSTER323.6 262.9
Carlow210.1 210.1
Dublin City42.3 21.1
South Dublin33.0 33.0
Fingal43.7 32.8
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown 00.0 00.0
Kildare33.8 33.8
Kilkenny00.0 00.0
Laois00.0 00.0
Longford16.9 16.9
Louth48.8 24.4
Meath57.0 57.0
Offaly00.0 00.0
Westmeath13.0 00.0
Wexford48.7 48.7
Wicklow12.1 12.1
    
MUNSTER102.5 51.3
Clare00.0 00.0
Cork City25.6 12.8
Cork County21.5 10.7
Kerry24.9 12.5
Limerick City00.0 00.0
Limerick County 24.7 00.0
Tipperary12.2 12.2
Waterford City15.7 15.7
Waterford County00.0 00.0
    
CONNACHT42.4 42.4
Galway City00.0 00.0
Galway County00.0 00.0
Leitrim219.6 219.6
Mayo26.3 26.3
Roscommon00.0 00.0
Sligo00.0 00.0
    
ULSTER (PART OF)00.0 00.0
Cavan00.0 00.0
Donegal00.0 00.0
Monaghan00.0 00.0
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:     
Border21.621.6
Midland22.011.0
West21.521.5
Dublin112.581.8
Mid-East135.3114.5
Mid-West32.110.7
South-East75.475.4
South-West62.8 31.4
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 Dementia1 deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, July - September 2019
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemale
State424151273
    
Leinster23182149
Carlow44
Dublin City712447
South Dublin20713
Fingal22814
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown 26917
Kildare1111
Kilkenny1165
Laois835
Longford
Louth835
Meath1257
Offaly1037
Westmeath514
Wexford1275
Wicklow1165
    
Munster1244579
Clare835
Cork City18810
Cork County371423
Kerry13310
Limerick City624
Limerick County 17710
Tipperary1239
Waterford City844
Waterford County514
    
Connacht501832
Galway City945
Galway County1569
Leitrim11
Mayo1138
Roscommon642
Sligo817
    
Ulster19613
Cavan422
Donegal1349
Monaghan22
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
Border28721
Midland23716
West411724
Dublin1394891
Mid-East421428
Mid-West431528
South-East401822
South-West682543
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, July - September 2019
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemale
State1093079
    
Leinster531241
Carlow
Dublin City17116
South Dublin523
Fingal413
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown 55
Kildare431
Kilkenny312
Laois11
Longford   
Louth11
Meath523
Offaly
Westmeath22
Wexford22
Wicklow413
    
Munster331122
Clare
Cork City716
Cork County1468
Kerry734
Limerick City11
Limerick County
Tipperary22
Waterford City11
Waterford County11
    
Connacht18315
Galway City22
Galway County55
Leitrim33
Mayo44
Roscommon22
Sligo22
    
Ulster541
Cavan11
Donegal22
Monaghan211
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
Border1073
Midland33
West1313
Dublin31427
Mid-East1477
Mid-West312
South-East716
South-West281018

Background Notes

Introduction

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

Methodology

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

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

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

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

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

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-28 countries

EU 15

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

EU 16-28

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

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

Civil Partnerships

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

Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

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

Revision of rates

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

Usual Residence Population concept

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

Birth and Death rates 

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

For example:

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


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

For example:

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

 

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

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

 

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