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Vital Statistics Yearly Summary

2017

 20172016
   
Births62,05363,897
Deaths 30,48430,390
Marriages 22,02122,626
Natural increase31,56933,507
 

Births fall while deaths rise in 2017

Figure 1 Births, deaths and natural increase, 2007-2017
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There were 62,053 births in 2017, 1,844 fewer births compared with 2016.  This corresponds to a birth rate of 12.9 per 1,000 population, a rate decrease of 0.6 from 2016.

There were 30,484 deaths registered in 2017, an increase of 0.3% (or 94 deaths) from 2016.  This equates to a death rate of 6.4 per 1,000 population, the same rate as 2016.

There were 174 infant deaths registered in 2017 giving an infant mortality rate of 2.8 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in 2017 resulted in a natural increase of population of 31,569 persons, 5.8% lower than the natural increase of 33,507 in 2016.  See tables 1a and 1b.

Births

There were 62,053 births registered in 2017, 31,855 male births and 30,198 female births, a decrease of 1,844 on 2016.  The 2017 total is 12.1% lower than in 2007 when 70,620 births were registered.   

The 62,053 births represent an annual birth rate of 12.9 per thousand population.  This rate is 0.6 per thousand population lower than in 2016.  See tables 1a, 1b and 3.

Fertility

The total period fertility rate, TPFR is derived from the age specific fertility rates in the current year.  It represents the projected number of children a woman would have if she experienced current age specific fertility rates while progressing from age 15-49 years.  A value of 2.1 is generally considered to be the level at which the population would replace itself in the long run, ignoring migration.

In 2017 the TPFR for Ireland was 1.8 which is below replacement level.  See table 2.

Age of Mothers

The average age of first time mothers in 2017 was 31.0 years, up 0.1 years from 2016. The average age of mothers at maternity for all births registered in 2017 was 32.8 years, 0.1 higher than 2016. The average age of first time mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.7 while the average age of all mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 30.2 years.  In 2016, the average age of mothers having their first baby outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.6 years while it was 30.1 years for all mothers for births registered outside of marriage/civil partnership.  See tables 1a, 1b, 7 and 8.

Births and marriage/civil partnerships

In 2017, there were 38,713 (62.4%) births registered as within marriage and of these 3 were within civil partnerships.

There were 23,340 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 37.6% of all births, an increase of 1.1 percentage points from 2016.  The highest percentage of births outside marriage/civil partnership was in Limerick City at 57.0% and the lowest was in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown with 25.4%.  See tables 1 and 6.

A total of 1,041 teenagers had babies in 2017, of these 19 were aged under 16.  Just under half (49.8%) of births outside marriage/civil partnership were to mothers under 30.  See Table 5.

Location of births

The highest number of births registered was in Dublin City with 7,045 (11.4% of total live births in the country) followed by Cork County with 5,472 (8.8%) registered births.  Leitrim had the lowest number with 408 (0.7%) registered births in 2017. The same pattern was reflected in 2016 when Dublin City accounted for 7,273 or 11.4% of births followed by Cork County with 5,649 (8.8%).  Leitrim had the lowest number, 418 births (or 0.7%), registered in 2016.  See tables 3, 6 and 7.

Nationality of mothers

Of the 62,053 births in 2017, there were 47,991 babies (77.3%) born to mothers of Irish nationality compared to 49,277 (77.1%) in 2016.  There were 11.5% of births to mothers of EU 15 to EU 28 nationality,  2.2% of mothers were of UK nationality, and 1.9% were of EU 15 nationality (excluding Ireland and the UK).  Mothers of nationalities other than Ireland, UK and the EU accounted for 7.1% of total births registered.  There were 0.1% of mothers where the nationality was not stated.  See table 9.

 

Birth Order

A total of 23,527 births (37.9%) were to first time mothers in 2017.  Second time mothers had 21,615 births (34.8%).  This accounted for a total of 72.7% of births of stated parity.  See table 4 and figure 2.

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Birth Order 2017 (%)
1st37.9149745374847
2nd34.8336878746858
3rd18.1702443112228
4th5.9160059305099
5th and over3.16508734609682

Deaths

There were 30,484 deaths registered in 2017, of these 15,497 were male while 14,987 were female.  The 2017 total is 0.3% higher than in 2016 when 30,390 deaths were registered.  See tables 1a and 10.

Infant and neonatal mortality

There were 174 Infant deaths registered in 2017 giving an infant mortality rate of 2.8 deaths per 1,000 live births, a decrease of 0.5 from 2016.  Neonatal deaths are deaths of infants at ages under 4 weeks.  There were 138 neonatal deaths registered in 2017, a neonatal mortality rate of 2.2 deaths per 1,000 live births, which was a decrease of 0.2 from 2016.  See tables 1a, 1b and 15, and figure 3.

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Under 1 year ratesinfantneonatal
20113.52.5
20123.52.7
20133.32.4
20143.72.7
20153.12.3
20163.32.4
20172.82.2

Cause of death

Diseases of the Heart and Arteries:

Diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 8,927 deaths or an annual rate of 1.9 per 1,000 population.  Of these, 4,238 were due to ischaemic heart disease and 1,710 to cerebrovascular disease.  See tables 11 and 12, and figure 4.

Malignant Cancers:

There were 9,175 deaths from malignant neoplasms.  This is equivalent to an annual rate of 1.9 per 1,000 population.  See tables 11 and 12, and figure 4.

Lung Diseases:

Deaths from chronic lower respiratory disease numbered 1,610; pneumonia accounted for 1,109 deaths and 1,360 deaths resulted from all other respiratory diseases.  See tables 11 and 12.

Accidents, suicides and other:

There were 1,315 deaths due to accidents, suicides and other external causes.  Accidents accounted for 65.2% (858) of these deaths while suicides accounted for 29.8% (392).  Of these 1,315 deaths, 930 (70.7%) were male.  See tables 12, 13, 14 and 16.

 

 

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Principal causes of death 2017
malignant
neoplasms
30
circulatory
diseases
29
external
causes
4
respiratory
diseases
13
remainder23

Age at death

The leading cause of death in 2017 varied widely by age group.  Among those aged from 15 to 44 years, external causes of death including accidents, suicide and other ranked first (500 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.  See table 12 and figure 5.

There were 25,026 deaths of persons aged 65 and over registered in 2017.  This represents an annual death rate of 38.5 per 1,000 population aged 65 and over and represents a rate decrease of 0.9 when compared with 2016.  See tables 1a, 1b and figure 5.

CancerHeartLung Accident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 1560.83.66.581.8
15-4422.912.21.943.119.9
45-7446.823.58.25.416.1
75 and over22.833.416.7125.6

The average (mean) time-lag between the date of death and the registration of death was 49 days while the median (mid-point in data) was 18 days in 2017.

Marriages/Civil Partnerships

The number of marriages registered in 2017 was 22,021, of which 759 were same-sex marriages.  This is equivalent to an annual marriage rate of 4.6 per 1,000 population, 0.2 less than the rate in 2016.   See tables 1a and 1b.

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 2017 compared to 7 civil partnerships registered in 2016.  See tables 1a and 1b.

Divorces

The most recent divorce data available at time of publication was for 2015.  There were 3,289 divorces granted by the Circuit Court and the High Court in 2015.  This was an increase of 660 on the 2014 figure.

Divorce statistics are compiled by the Courts Service.  For the numbers of divorce applications received in 2016 see links: Circuit Court 2016 and High Court 2016   

See table 17 for 2015 data.

Population

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

 

Table 1a Marriages, civil partnerships, births, deaths and natural increase, by number 2007-2017
 Marriages1 Live Births 2Deaths 
YearTotalOpposite sexSame sex1Civil Partnerships numberTotal births numberFirst births number Births outside marriage/civil partnershipsAverage Age of mother at maternity Total deaths numberInfant deaths numberNeo-natal deaths number deaths 65 & over numberNatural Increase births less deaths
200722,75670,62029,26923,17031.128,05022114921,82442,570
200822,18775,72431,66725,08131.128,19229020021,84747,532
200921,62774,92831,62724,74831.3 28,89824016922,23246,030
201020,59474,97631,12025,38031.5 27,56528219021,53647,411
201119,85553674,65029,44125,19031.8 28,99525819022,63145,655
201220,71342972,22527,93925,34431.9 28,84825019422,76843,377
201320,68033368,93026,11124,39332.1 30,01822816423,98038,912
201422,04539267,46225,63524,49032.3 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
1 All Marriage and civil partnership figures are final.
2 See Background Notes for changes in methodology effective from 2007.
Table 1b Marriages, Civil Partnerships, Births, Deaths and natural increase, by rate 2007-2017
 Marriages Live Births Deaths 
Year1Total Marriage rate  1Civil Partnerships rate1Birth rate2First births percentage % Births outside marriage/civil partnerships  1Death Rate3Infant Mortality rate4Neo-natal Mortality rate Deaths 65 & over rateNatural Increase
20075.216.141.932.8 6.43.12.146.39.7
20084.916.942.133.1 6.33.82.645.210.6
20094.816.542.433.0 6.43.22.344.610.2
20104.516.541.733.9 6.13.82.541.810.4
20114.30.116.339.633.7 6.33.52.542.610.0
20124.50.115.738.835.1 6.33.52.741.49.4
20134.50.114.938.035.4 6.53.32.442.18.4
20144.70.114.538.136.3 6.33.72.739.58.3
20154.74.70.00.114.137.836.4 6.43.12.339.97.7
2016*4.84.60.20.013.537.636.5 6.43.32.439.47.1
20174.64.40.212.937.937.6 6.42.82.238.56.6
1 Rates are calculated per 1,000 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.
Rates have been revised for intercensal years (2012-2015)
*Rates for 2016 have also been revised (See background notes)
Table 2 Births registered, classified by age of mother at maternity between 2015 and 2017 and their corresponding annual age specific (asfr) and total period fertility rates (tpfr)
PeriodUnder 2020-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445 and overAge not statedAll ages
Number of live births 
Quarter 1
20152991,4983,2056,2174,7961,10958117,183
20163181,4132,9405,8504,8011,0976116,480
20172971,3672,8965,7845,0331,0218916,487
Quarter 2         
20152851,3553,0775,8364,51794152116,064
20162621,3702,8605,8184,8131,0227416,219
20172531,2802,6465,2394,6981,0386815,222
Quarter 3         
20153301,5113,2366,1604,8429876217,128
20162661,3323,0206,0254,7241,0167516,458
20172721,3022,7725,5824,7109207715,635
Quarter 4         
20152731,3682,8855,6434,3729415215,534
20162521,1012,5585,3114,4709638514,740
20172191,1942,5725,1574,5389547514,709
Total         
20151,1875,73212,40323,85618,5273,978224265,909
20161,0985,21611,37823,00418,8084,09829563,897
20171,0415,14310,88621,76218,9793,93330962,053
 Live births per 1,000 relevant female population (ASFR) TPFR
Quarter 1         
20158.543.780.8125.9102.125.41.51.9
20168.841.775.9121.899.524.71.51.9
20178.140.576.5123.2101.922.82.21.9
Quarter 2         
20157.940.079.4121.593.721.11.31.8
20167.140.675.5123.997.522.81.81.8
20176.737.771.4115.493.122.71.61.7
Quarter 3   
20159.244.683.5128.2100.422.21.61.9
20167.239.479.7128.395.722.71.81.9
20177.238.374.8123.093.320.11.81.8
Quarter 4   
20157.640.474.5117.590.721.11.31.8
20166.932.667.5113.190.521.52.11.7
20175.835.269.4113.689.920.91.81.7
Total   
20158.242.380.0124.196.022.41.41.9
20167.538.675.1122.595.222.91.81.8
20176.937.973.5119.994.021.51.91.8
Rates have been revised for intercensal year (2015)
2016 Usual Residence Population figures have been revised (See background notes)
Table 3 Births registered, classified by area of residence of mother, 2017
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
STATE62,05331,85530,19812.9
     
LEINSTER35,60618,14717,45913.4
Carlow76635341313.3
Dublin City7,0453,5513,49412.9
South Dublin4,0002,0681,93218.0
Fingal4,5522,3002,25215.2
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 2,5971,3131,2849.3
Kildare3,1821,6091,57314.1
Kilkenny1,18364853511.9
Laois1,20762358414.0
Longford55827528313.4
Louth1,73891482413.3
Meath2,7521,3991,35313.8
Offaly99051048012.5
Westmeath1,23462261213.7
Wexford1,91196095112.6
Wicklow1,8911,00288913.0
    
MUNSTER15,9148,2357,67912.4
Clare1,43072170912.0
Cork City1,37271665611.2
Cork County5,4722,8242,64812.9
Kerry1,62680682011.1
Limerick City78339538813.6
Limerick County 1,79097181913.0
North Tipperary94049644413.0
South Tipperary1,09557252312.2
Waterford City56728927811.9
Waterford County83944539412.2
    
CONNACHT6,7873,5073,28012.3
Galway City91645546112.3
Galway County2,4121,2701,14213.3
Leitrim40820420412.6
Mayo1,54279974311.8
Roscommon77240037211.8
Sligo73737935811.3
    
ULSTER (PART OF)3,7461,9661,78012.5
Cavan1,08157950214.1
Donegal1,86494891611.6
Monaghan80143936212.8
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:    
Border6,6293,4633,16612.6
Midland3,9892,0301,95913.4
West5,6422,9242,71812.5
Dublin18,1949,2328,96213.5
Mid-East7,8254,0103,81513.7
Mid-West4,9432,5832,36012.8
South-East6,3613,2673,09412.3
South-West8,4704,3464,12412.3
1 Births per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated usual residence 2017 population.
Table 4 Births registered, classified by age of mother and previous number of liveborn children, 2017
                                              Previous number of liveborn children
Age of mother at maternityTotal012345 or moreNot stated
All ages62,05323,52721,61511,2753,6711,1458191
         
15 and under19181
1654522
17138126111
18293267206
1953746065111
Under 201,04192399181
         
20710531159173
217945681833652
221,01164527672162
231,2327003881102923
241,3967384571464096
20-245,1433,1821,463381931311
         
251,64982155419657174
261,82587961423171228
272,0868897303171073112
282,3961,0478073571245011
292,9301,30299440813853341
25-2910,8864,9383,6991,509497173691
         
303,5211,5941,2144801436129
314,0671,6931,4566351785748
324,3101,7671,5756581996348
334,8601,8011,8338322657158
345,0041,7101,9409492707659
30-3421,7628,5658,0183,5541,055328242
         
354,9181,4531,9191,0603249171
364,6091,2471,7491,1003279492
373,8849201,3691,1033249474
383,1566991,0878763478463
392,4125298057112397454
35-3918,9794,8486,9294,8501,561437354
         
401,5783285504081846147
411,0312413502401174736
42682179225138754025
4340410712296481615
44238837139231210
40-443,9339381,318921447176133
  
45 and over3091338942181710
  
Age not stated
Table 5 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by age of mother, 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
All ages62,05338,71323,34013,745 62.437.622.2
         
15 and under19192 100.010.5
16544507 7.492.613.0
171381312521 9.490.615.2
182934125248 14.086.016.4
1953766471120 12.387.722.3
Under 201,041124917198 11.988.119.0
         
20710106604194 14.985.127.3
21794123671247 15.584.531.1
221,011194817303 19.280.830.0
231,232249983435 20.279.835.3
241,3963111,085522 22.377.737.4
20-245,1439834,1601,701 19.180.933.1
         
251,6494121,237605 25.075.036.7
261,8255201,305719 28.571.539.4
272,0867821,304729 37.562.534.9
282,3961,0891,307763 45.554.531.8
292,9301,5391,391845 52.547.528.8
25-2910,8864,3426,5443,661 39.960.133.6
         
303,5212,1651,356887 61.538.525.2
314,0672,7731,294884 68.231.821.7
324,3103,0821,228851 71.528.519.7
334,8603,6121,248886 74.325.718.2
345,0043,8501,154844 76.923.116.9
30-3421,76215,4826,2804,352 71.128.920.0
         
354,9183,8281,090794 77.822.216.1
364,6093,5871,022727 77.822.215.8
373,8843,037847593 78.221.815.3
383,1562,441715512 77.322.716.2
392,4121,849563417 76.723.317.3
35-3918,97914,7424,2373,043 77.722.316.0
         
401,5781,151427294 72.927.118.6
411,031747284200 72.527.519.4
42682484198117 71.029.017.2
4340427712784 68.631.420.8
442381706842 71.428.617.6
40-443,9332,8291,104737 71.928.118.7
    
45 and over3092119853 68.331.717.2
    
Age not stated 
Table 6 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership classified by area of residence of mother, 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
STATE62,05338,71323,34013,745 62.437.622.2
         
LEINSTER35,60621,89613,7107,855 61.538.522.1
Carlow766452314193 59.041.025.2
Dublin City7,0454,0323,0131,421 57.242.820.2
South Dublin4,0002,3311,669863 58.341.721.6
Fingal4,5523,0211,531981 66.433.621.6
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 2,5971,937660424 74.625.416.3
Kildare3,1822,0661,116678 64.935.121.3
Kilkenny1,183770413252 65.134.921.3
Laois1,207725482292 60.139.924.2
Longford558327231150 58.641.426.9
Louth1,738970768414 55.844.223.8
Meath2,7521,781971612 64.735.322.2
Offaly990624366226 63.037.022.8
Westmeath1,234749485325 60.739.326.3
Wexford1,911993918548 52.048.028.7
Wicklow1,8911,118773476 59.140.925.2
        
MUNSTER15,9149,7976,1173,684 61.638.423.1
Clare1,430931499327 65.134.922.9
Cork City1,372733639306 53.446.622.3
Cork County5,4723,7241,7481,182 68.131.921.6
Kerry1,6261,004622415 61.738.325.5
Limerick City783337446195 43.057.024.9
Limerick County 1,7901,137653397 63.536.522.2
North Tipperary940619321219 65.934.123.3
South Tipperary1,095572523283 52.247.825.8
Waterford City567260307159 45.954.128.0
Waterford County839480359201 57.242.824.0
        
CONNACHT6,7874,6612,1261,397 68.731.320.6
Galway City916595321219 65.035.023.9
Galway County2,4121,756656451 72.827.218.7
Leitrim40829511382 72.327.720.1
Mayo1,5421,012530333 65.634.421.6
Roscommon772540232161 69.930.120.9
Sligo737463274151 62.837.220.5
        
ULSTER (PART OF)3,7462,3591,387809 63.037.021.6
Cavan1,081704377255 65.134.923.6
Donegal1,8641,129735396 60.639.421.2
Monaghan801526275158 65.734.319.7
         
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:        
Border6629408725421456 61.738.322.0
Midland3,9892,4251,564993 60.839.224.9
West5,6423,9031,7391,164 69.230.820.6
Dublin18,19411,3216,8733,689 62.237.820.3
Mid-East7,8254,9652,8601,766 63.536.522.6
Mid-West4,9433,0241,9191,138 61.238.823.0
South-East6,3613,5272,8341,636 55.444.625.7
South-West8,4705,4613,0091,903 64.535.522.5
Table 7 Births registered, classified by area of residence and age of mother, 2017
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2020-2425-2930-3435-3940 and overAge not statedAverage age of mother at maternity
         All births First births
STATE62,0531,0415,14310,88621,76218,9794,24232.831.0
           
LEINSTER35,6066403,0496,32312,35610,8352,40332.731.0
Carlow76611901652631914631.930.1
Dublin City7,0451536861,3142,2862,12048632.531.3
South Dublin4,000603708021,4061,09626632.430.5
Fingal4,552493008011,6111,48230933.131.4
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 2,59733782269291,10023134.733.1
Kildare3,182622344971,1551,01322133.031.0
Kilkenny1,18320861834263779133.231.4
Laois1,207271262214463206732.129.8
Longford55825871151621462331.028.3
Louth1,738441773596064609231.929.7
Meath2,752302134611,01085818032.931.1
Offaly990181252023202646131.929.8
Westmeath1,234211152554323436832.230.7
Wexford1,9115421638064050211931.930.0
Wicklow1,8913314634266456314332.830.8
          
MUNSTER15,9142541,3142,7095,6834,8891,06532.831.0
Clare1,4301912222250146410233.031.5
Cork City1,372371592744523569432.030.4
Cork County5,472462917742,0851,89038633.631.9
Kerry1,6262113826259948112532.931.0
Limerick City783361231812521613030.628.0
Limerick County 1,7902212531466255511232.931.6
North Tipperary94022781423223096732.930.8
South Tipperary1,095211302453572895331.729.8
Waterford City56715691491661343431.429.3
Waterford County83915791462872506232.731.0
          
CONNACHT6,787804531,0662,3402,27257633.431.7
Galway City9169601573052968933.532.9
Galway County2,4122514033380688322533.832.0
Leitrim408229541561402733.431.5
Mayo1,5421410226456146613533.231.4
Roscommon77216551232772564532.931.3
Sligo73714671352352315532.730.3
          
ULSTER (PART OF)3,746673277881,38398319832.229.8
Cavan1,081181002084332645832.230.2
Donegal1,864381644176375119732.129.6
Monaghan80111631633132084332.429.8
          
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:          
Border6,6291276001,3362,3801,81437232.329.9
Midland3,989914537931,3601,07321931.929.9
West5,642643578771,9491,90149433.531.9
Dublin18,1942951,4343,1436,2325,7981,29233.031.4
Mid-East7,8251255931,3002,8292,43454432.931.0
Mid-West4,943994488591,7371,48931132.630.8
South-East6,3611366701,2682,1391,74340532.230.3
South-West8,4701045881,3103,1362,72760533.231.4
Table 8 Births registered outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence and age of mother, 2017
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2525-2930-3435-3940 and overAge not statedAverage age of mother at maternity
        All birthsFirst births
STATE23,3405,0776,5446,2804,2371,20230.228.7
          
LEINSTER13,7103,0183,7713,7372,47271230.228.8
Carlow314839381401729.427.3
Dublin City3,01368480178757816330.229.1
South Dublin1,6693615064542608830.028.6
Fingal1,5312553954493458731.129.8
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 660921122091915632.431.3
Kildare1,1162472963032106030.228.5
Kilkenny41384124122602330.128.4
Laois482129136129672129.327.6
Longford23183564740528.325.5
Louth7681892332051142729.427.4
Meath9712052642731854430.328.6
Offaly36610811192421328.727.1
Westmeath485107148142652329.628.4
Wexford9182312782331373929.427.8
Wicklow7731602182111384630.428.9
         
MUNSTER6,1171,3381,7211,6511,11129630.128.6
Clare499120135134902029.928.8
Cork City6391711671641132429.628.2
Cork County1,74829147450537010831.029.5
Kerry6221291711891013230.328.9
Limerick City44614512899641028.626.0
Limerick County 6531151871811274330.829.5
North Tipperary321789187521329.528.3
South Tipperary523135174132661629.127.5
Waterford City3077410167531229.527.4
Waterford County359809393751830.429.2
         
CONNACHT2,12637760656843913630.929.5
Galway City321418488773132.131.9
Galway County6561071851771523530.929.5
Leitrim11320283026931.129.7
Mayo53085165147953831.029.2
Roscommon232547062361029.628.4
Sligo274707464531329.827.9
         
ULSTER (PART OF)1,3873444463242155829.427.2
Cavan37710112282531929.227.3
Donegal7351802371701192929.427.2
Monaghan275638772431029.627.1
   
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
Border2,54262378162340810729.527.5
Midland1,5644274514102146229.127.4
West173928750447436011431.029.7
Dublin6,8731,3921,8141,8991,37439430.629.4
Mid-East2,86061277878753315030.328.7
Mid-West1,9194585415013338629.828.3
South-East2,83468786372843112529.627.9
South-West3,00959181285858416430.629.1
Table 9 Births registered, classified by nationality of mother, marital status and age, 2017
Nationality of motherTotal birthsBirths inside marriage/civil partnershipBirths outside marriage/civil partnershipAverage age of mother at maternity
 Number PercentageNumber PercentageNumber Percentage 
TOTAL62,053100.038,71362.423,34037.632.8
Ireland47,99177.329,70061.918,29138.133.1
United Kingdom1,3382.273655.060245.032.3
EU15 excl. Irl & UK1,1481.969260.345639.734.2
EU15 to EU 28 *7,11911.54,11457.83,00542.231.2
Other4,4027.13,42977.997322.132.0
Not stated550.14276.41323.633.4
* Croatia included in EU 15 to EU 28 from q3 2013.
Table 10 Deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, 2017
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
STATE30,48415,49714,9876.4
     
LEINSTER15,4877,7777,7105.8
Carlow3892031866.8
Dublin City4,1652,0292,1367.6
South Dublin1,2786885905.7
Fingal1,0555335223.5
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 1,4906678235.3
Kildare1,0295344954.5
Kilkenny6333173166.3
Laois4852642215.6
Longford2991401597.2
Louth8053894166.2
Meath8834674164.4
Offaly4892452446.2
Westmeath5562822746.2
Wexford1,0815725097.1
Wicklow8504474035.9
    
MUNSTER9,0474,5734,4747.0
Clare7993884116.7
Cork City1,1295765539.2
Cork County2,6241,3201,3046.2
Kerry1,1406085327.8
Limerick City5402522889.4
Limerick County 7893874025.7
North Tipperary5562792777.7
South Tipperary7053513547.9
Waterford City3241701546.8
Waterford County4412421996.4
    
CONNACHT3,8472,0281,8197.0
Galway City3811911905.1
Galway County1,1796305496.5
Leitrim2631501138.1
Mayo1,0765545228.2
Roscommon4552432126.9
Sligo4932602337.5
    
ULSTER (PART OF)2,1031,1199847.0
Cavan4882652236.4
Donegal1,1866385487.4
Monaghan4292162136.9
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:    
Border3,6641,9181,7466.9
Midland1,8299318986.2
West3,0911,6181,4736.8
Dublin7,9883,9174,0715.9
Mid-East2,7621,4481,3144.8
Mid-West2,6841,3061,3786.9
South-East3,5731,8551,7186.9
South-West4,8932,5042,3897.1
1 Deaths per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated 2017 Usual Residence population.
Table 11 Deaths registered by cause of death and county of residence of deceased, 2017
Area of residenceTotal DeathsMalignant NeoplasmsDiseases of the Circulatory systemDiseases of the Respiratory systemExternal causesAll other causes
STATE30,4849,1758,9274,0791,3156,988
       
LEINSTER15,4874,7974,4082,0486323,602
Carlow389104125491497
Dublin City4,1651,2271,1885621541,034
South Dublin1,27841434616258298
Fingal1,05537326713350232
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 1,49043844120733371
Kildare1,02932830712454216
Kilkenny6332052038024121
Laois4851381456023119
Longford2997586571566
Louth80525320013538179
Meath88330322711850185
Offaly4891441415627121
Westmeath5561761656623126
Wexford1,08135034813640207
Wicklow85026921910329230
      
MUNSTER9,0472,6672,7221,2284052,025
Clare79922123013136181
Cork City1,12934435214274217
Cork County2,624769793325123614
Kerry1,14031537715137260
Limerick City5401571568517125
Limerick County 78925321511421186
North Tipperary5561551777932113
South Tipperary7052142029227170
Waterford City32410395421668
Waterford County441136125672291
      
CONNACHT3,8471,0961,179514185873
Galway City381118103343096
Galway County1,17932437514858274
Leitrim2636887391356
Mayo1,07630433416535238
Roscommon455137127682598
Sligo4931451536024111
      
ULSTER (PART OF)2,10361561828993488
Cavan4881591395728105
Donegal1,18633633617243299
Monaghan429120143602284
      
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:      
Border3,6641,0811,058523168834
Midland1,82953353723988432
West3,091883939415148706
Dublin7,9882,4522,2421,0642951,935
Mid-East2,762900753345133631
Mid-West2,684786778409106605
South-East3,5731,1121,098466143754
South-West4,8931,4281,5226182341,091
Table 12 Deaths registered classified by cause and age-group, 2017
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeDeaths          over
Total deaths0A00-Y8930,48417428451753066791,3122,7395,3648,99410,668
                 
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B992911161520234877100
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B9015131217
Meningococcal infection3A3941111
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B241123231
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19262775311
Other infectious and parasitic235124813427491
   diseases            
            
Neoplasms6C00-D489,44171118571985831,3702,5142,9711,712
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C979,17571116571935781,3562,4732,8761,608
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C14195132143723520
Oesophagus9C1539337237011811755
Stomach10C16318282644859558
Colon11C184692102567107140118
Rectum and anus12C19-C2155529458514818185
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C2238235196210913153
Pancreas14C255255397515715891
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C341,9971111489343657659232
Skin16C431484101124233937
Breast17C50758442103128161184136
Cervix uteri18C5382139151718154
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55126616434417
Ovary20C56305141568978238
Prostate21C61583435127234183
Kidney22C6419462131505729
Bladder23C672132620408461
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C96774467173065182284179
Other malignant neoplasms1,158669244280163279337212
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D8997114412202530
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E90749212610181634131271258
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E145513692098220195
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F991,72621419964921,112
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F10132155
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H951,54443815133245110237545532
Meningitis32G00-G03612111
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I998,927118241092786411,2972,5893,979
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I254,2384511643837321,2521,652
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I211,74421556146262531732
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I521,65269223091170407917
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I691,71015244492226498820
Other diseases of circulatory system1,3271116124075169432590
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J994,0792342812411615691,3421,935
Influenza38J10-J115611291924
Pneumonia39J12-J191,10921132102760268735
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J471,61021121678313602595
of which: Asthma41J45-J46562111491523
Other diseases of the respiratory 1,30421481454187453581
   system            
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K931,0591275692157178265301
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K286462991820
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K74285238539757299
Other diseases of the digestive710125123751112218272
   system            
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L995711101134
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M9923421286417698
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M1965192926
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N9961111151761186339
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N2942511141447140217
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99211
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P9682811
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q991557269641112171161
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q0723112231121
Circulatory system54Q20-Q2837151411621321
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9911591113953875
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9588
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R992311139323
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y891,3152410112172216193166148130162
Accidents59V01-X598581364585123104102114119156
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V99145152023221815211010
               Accidental falls 61W00-W19219391821415968
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X492311543764831135
               other accidents2631211016162035394578
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X84392460738480542593
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09311597441
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y342712525651
 All other external causes  7313
1 Stillbirths not included.              
Table 13 Male deaths registered classified by cause and age group, 2017
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeMales          over
Total Male Deaths0A00-Y8915,4979019241272084398081,6313,1894,9224,040
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B9912413111510223230
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B905131
Meningococcal infection3A39
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24711221
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B1918166311
Other infectious and parasitic9411344203130
   diseases            
            
Neoplasms6C00-D485,022541330852827341,4031,643823
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C974,874541130812797251,3711,590778
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C1414131634542212
Oesophagus9C15256162053806927
Stomach10C16221162034626434
Colon11C18268171734698060
Rectum and anus12C19-C213421424579311746
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C22241241045679419
Pancreas14C2526021744868823
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C341,097955200371342120
Skin16C438316712142518
Breast17C506141
Cervix uteri18C53
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55
Ovary20C56
Prostate21C61583435127234183
Kidney22C6413142025363016
Bladder23C671501315285944
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C964483556203911116990
Other malignant neoplasms6475161823469716919785
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D895213499188
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E904041114212121781153120
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E1430915896212896
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F995823547241286
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F107133
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H9573911599172363135277199
Meningitis32G00-G0341111
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I994,589717792164648901,4931,423
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I252,526345134302556789697
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I2198021245111199327284
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I5275268172370108230290
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I6971913112942127254252
  Other diseases of circulatory system  59236305099220184
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J991,9462331483485322727757
Influenza38J10-J1120111377
Pneumonia39J12-J1945121181534138252
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J47804221234168323263
of which: Asthma41J45-J4615212343
Other diseases of the respiratory 67121451335117259235
   system            
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K93553125416090102129123
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K28395267118
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K74182125355943136
Other diseases of the digestive33212411232552105109
   system            
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L9921112512
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M99862213193128
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M1919586
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N9929214104493140
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29214138337297
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P9645441
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q99713733283951
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q0785111
Circulatory system54Q20-Q2820911621
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R99414332425
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9544
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R997331
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y89930148881351701461291087566
Accidents59V01-X595721364164917776856563
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V991131519181517121367
               Accidental falls 61W00-W19139381118333333
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X49168133058362083
               other accidents152121913101326312323
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X84312242607161461992
Homicide/assault64X85-Y0928148744
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34161314331
All other external causes211
1 Stillbirths not included.              
Table 14 Female deaths registered classified by cause and age group, 2017
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeFemales          over
Total Female Deaths0A00-Y8914,9878492148982405041,1082,1754,0726,628
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99167134513264570
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B9010217
Meningococcal infection3A3941111
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B244121
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B198111221
Other infectious and parasitic1411149224361
   diseases            
            
Neoplasms6C00-D484,419275271133016361,1111,328889
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C974,301275271122996311,1021,286830
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C145415918138
Oesophagus9C1513721317384828
Stomach10C169712610233124
Colon11C1820113833386058
Rectum and anus12C19-C21213152128556439
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C2214111917423734
Pancreas14C2526532231717068
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C34900111534143286317112
Skin16C43653441291419
Breast17C50752442103127157184135
Cervix uteri18C5382139151718154
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55126616434417
Ovary20C56305141568978238
Prostate21C61
Kidney22C6463216142713
Bladder23C6763135122517
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C963261121110267111589
Other malignant neoplasms5111536193466110140127
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D894511311722
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic
  diseases26E00-E903451128641750118138
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E1424221111369299
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F991,1442111449251826
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F1061122
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H9580532364152247102268333
Meningitis32G00-G03211
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I994,338111730621774071,0962,556
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I251,712163081176463955
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I217643113563204448
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I529001572162177627
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I69991213155099244568
  Other diseases of circulatory system  73511136102570212406
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J992,13311447762476151178
Influenza38J10-J1136161217
Pneumonia39J12-J1965813121226130483
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J4780611444145279332
of which: Asthma41J45-J464111261120
Other diseases of the respiratory 633311970194346
   system            
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K93506215326776136178
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and25132712
   jejunum43K25-K28103113183814163
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K7437811142660113163
Other diseases of the digestive
   system            
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L99368622
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M99148173224570
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M1946142120
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N9931911171793199
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N2921111161468120
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99211
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P963737
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q9984353662398651
Congenital malformations of the:-15621312
Nervous system53Q00-Q07176411221
Circulatory system54Q20-Q28            
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R99745111633450
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9544
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99161116223
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y89385122437464737405596
Accidents59V01-X59286421322726295493
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V993215713843
               Accidental falls 61W00-W198017382635
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X496321318121152
               other accidents1111367982255
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X8480218131319861
Homicide/assault64X85-Y093111
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34111121132
All other external causes5212
1 Stillbirths not included.              
Table 15 Infant and neonatal mortality by area of residence of deceased, 2017
 Infant mortality Neonatal mortality
Area of residenceNumberRateNumberRate
STATE1742.8 1382.2
LEINSTER962.7 752.1
Carlow45.2 22.6
Dublin City152.1 111.6
South Dublin194.8 164.0
Fingal71.5 71.5
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 62.3 62.3
Kildare92.8 61.9
Kilkenny10.8 10.8
Laois21.7 10.8
Longford35.4 11.8
Louth63.5 52.9
Meath51.8 31.1
Offaly22.0 11.0
Westmeath43.2 21.6
Wexford52.6 52.6
Wicklow84.2 84.2
   
MUNSTER422.6 332.1
Clare42.8 10.7
Cork City42.9 42.9
Cork County91.6 71.3
Kerry63.7 53.1
Limerick City22.6 22.6
Limerick County 21.1 21.1
North Tipperary11.1 11.1
South Tipperary65.5 54.6
Waterford City35.3 23.5
Waterford County56.0 44.8
   
CONNACHT182.7 142.1
Galway City33.3 22.2
Galway County52.1 41.7
Leitrim00.0 00.0
Mayo53.2 42.6
Roscommon11.3 11.3
Sligo45.4 34.1
   
ULSTER (PART OF)184.8 164.3
Cavan32.8 32.8
Donegal105.4 94.8
Monaghan56.2 45.0
   
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:     
Border284.2 243.6
Midland112.8 51.3
West142.5 111.9
Dublin472.6 402.2
Mid-East222.8 172.2
Mid-West91.8 61.2
South-East243.8 193.0
South-West192.2 161.9
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 16 Suicides classified by county of residence of deceased, 20121, 20162 and 20172
 2017            
 Number of suicides Suicide rate3 all persons Suicide rate3 males Suicide rate3 females
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemale 201720162012 201720162012 201720162012
STATE39231280 8.28.411.8 13.213.619.6 3.33.44.1
                
LEINSTER16712344 6.36.710.7 9.411.418.8 3.32.34.3
               
Carlow523 8.719.59.1 7.028.418.1 10.410.60.0
Dublin City19910 3.55.811.9 3.48.818.5 3.62.95.7
South Dublin1174 4.93.15.6 6.55.09.2 3.51.42.2
Fingal1183 3.72.76.2 5.44.810.4 2.00.72.1
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 642 2.10.57.8 2.91.09.2 1.40.06.5
Kildare19136 8.49.411.2 11.516.315.1 5.32.77.4
Kilkenny1091 10.010.212.5 18.012.222.9 2.08.22.1
Laois12102 13.911.912.2 23.021.321.8 4.72.42.4
Longford431 9.612.27.5 14.319.415.0 4.84.90.0
Louth1192 8.49.317.0 13.917.230.9 3.01.53.2
Meath12102 6.07.19.5 10.111.214.9 2.03.04.2
Offaly11101 13.910.115.4 25.317.725.7 2.52.55.1
Westmeath752 7.89.010.3 11.218.120.8 4.40.00.0
Wexford16151 10.612.022.5 20.121.535.8 1.32.69.5
Wicklow1394 9.07.77.2 12.615.611.7 5.40.02.8
               
MUNSTER14511530 11.310.413.9 18.016.726.8 4.64.23.5
               
Clare17143 14.213.512.7 23.723.718.7 5.03.46.8
Cork City22193 18.014.523.1 31.420.938.3 4.88.48.4
Cork County473215 11.19.89.1 15.215.415.3 7.04.32.9
Kerry15132 10.314.922.2 17.924.444.3 2.75.40.0
Limerick City330 5.28.826.5 10.510.843.1 0.06.910.5
Limerick County 871 5.85.914.1 10.18.723.4 1.52.94.5
North Tipperary1183 15.211.27.0 22.119.513.8 8.32.80.0
South Tipperary1192 12.37.914.6 20.111.326.9 4.54.52.2
Waterford City330 6.36.38.6 12.712.817.6 0.00.00.0
Waterford County871 11.68.710.3 20.317.420.7 2.90.00.0
               
CONNACHT47443 8.59.413.1 16.114.427.1 1.14.45.6
               
Galway City1082 13.48.44.2 22.18.75.9 5.28.22.7
Galway County16160 8.87.214.3 17.611.122.7 0.03.45.8
Leitrim541 15.49.39.4 24.618.512.3 6.20.06.3
Mayo660 4.611.419.2 9.218.233.9 0.04.54.6
Roscommon220 3.110.810.9 6.118.315.5 0.03.16.3
Sligo880 12.210.810.8 24.715.612.4 0.06.19.3
               
ULSTER (PART OF)33303 11.012.810.5 20.017.672.4 2.08.13.4
               
Cavan972 11.716.29.5 18.121.518.8 5.310.80.0
Donegal12111 7.512.47.5 13.716.214.8 1.28.70.0
Monaghan12120 19.29.819.7 38.316.325.9 0.03.313.3
               
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:               
               
Border57516 10.811.512.0 19.417.320.1 2.35.73.9
Midland34286 11.410.611.8 18.819.121.6 4.02.02.1
West34322 7.59.213.7 14.213.922.4 0.94.55.0
Dublin472819 3.53.78.6 4.25.813.2 2.81.64.3
Mid-East443212 7.78.29.6 11.314.414.1 4.22.15.1
Mid-West39327 10.19.614.2 16.615.723.0 3.63.65.3
South-East53458 10.310.814.8 17.617.326.1 3.14.33.6
South-West846420 12.111.714.4 18.718.325.6 5.75.23.3
Rates have been revised for intercensal years (2012-2015)
*Rates for 2016 have also been revised (See background notes)
1 2012 deaths are by year of occurrence and are final figures.
2 2016 and 2017 deaths are by year of registration and are subject to future revision.
3 Deaths per year per 100,000 population. Rates are based on usual residence population concept.
Table 17 Divorce, Judicial Separation and Nullity applications received and granted by the courts in the year ending December 2015
  Divorce applications Judicial Separation applications Nullity applications Civil Partnership applications
 CountyReceivedGranted ReceivedGranted ReceivedGranted ReceivedGranted
Total4,3143,289 1,419827 3514 7822
            
Circuit Court 
Leinster  2,5281,976 785523 137 5114
CarlowCarlow6852 1410  
DublinDublin1,5521,235 440283 105 4112
NaasKildare141115 103130 2 
Kilkenny Kilkenny7850 318  2
PortlaoiseLaois6448 1910  32
LongfordLongford2622 83  1
DundalkLouth100102 4823  2
TrimMeath115116 3721  
TullamoreOffaly6340 219  
MullingarWestmeath7766 257 1 
WexfordWexford14376 248 1 
WicklowWicklow10154 1511 1 2
          
Munster 1,128902 372202 126 206
EnnisClare10471 3423 1 
CorkCork481376 16687 71 22
TraleeKerry11192 3728 12 114
LimerickLimerick172156 5733 21 
ClonmelTipperary142118 4624 1 7
WaterfordWaterford11889 327 2 
         
Connacht 464218 15543 61 21
GalwayGalway26133 983 5 2
Carrick on ShannonLeitrim1828 63  
CastlebarMayo10082 2610 1 1
RoscommonRoscommon3627 139  
SligoSligo4948 1218 1 
         
Ulster 170168 7221 2 21
CavanCavan6449 215  1
LetterkennyDonegal8082 277 1 11
MonaghanMonaghan2637 249 1 
          
Total Circuit Court 4,2903,264 1,384789 3314 7522
1High Court 2425 3538 2 3
Supreme Court    
1High Court figures are provisional
Source: Courts Service
2015 is the latest available data
Table A Estimated population classified by sex and age group, 2012 - 20171
      thousands
 Persons in April of each year
Sex and Age Group 201232013320143201532016220173
Total Persons4,593.74,614.74,645.44,687.84739.64792.5
     0 - 4 years358.2353.0345.4337.9331.4324.6
     5 - 9 "325.3333.0342.1349.3355.3359.1
    10 - 14 "304.5307.9310.1314.4318.9323.3
    15 - 19 "281.5284.4290.6296.1301.2308.5
    20 - 24 "285.1278.9276.6275.5273.5276.3
    25 - 29 "341.5321.8305.9298.7296.7292.4
    30 - 34 "394.0391.4382.5369.2360.3347.9
    35 - 39 "365.2366.8371.6379.8388.1394.6
    40 - 44 "334.6341.0347.4353.0356.5363.1
    45 - 49 "307.7310.1312.6317.0324.9333.1
    50 - 54 "278.2282.8289.2295.2298.4303.3
    55 - 59 "248.0251.1255.7260.6268.2274.0
    60 - 64 "219.9223.2226.4230.8236.5242.3
    65 - 69 "181.6190.0197.2203.6208.0211.3
    70 - 74 "133.1138.7144.4150.8159.9169.2
    75 - 79 "103.9106.4109.1112.2114.2116.8
    80 - 84 "71.573.476.178.880.582.9
    85 years and over59.860.762.764.967.369.7
      
Total males2,275.02,286.12,299.02,317.72346.52372.1
     0 - 4 years182.7180.0176.0172.4169.7166.1
     5 - 9 "166.4170.7175.1178.5181.4183.1
    10 - 14 "156.3157.1158.4160.9163.1165.5
    15 - 19 "144.3145.9149.1152.0154.4157.6
    20 - 24 "141.5140.1139.4139.9138.4140.4
    25 - 29 "163.4154.7147.2143.7145.2144.3
    30 - 34 "193.3190.7184.9177.0172.5166.3
    35 - 39 "182.3182.7183.8186.9190.6192.7
    40 - 44 "168.0170.9172.9175.0177.2180.1
    45 - 49 "153.0154.4156.1158.4162.5166.2
    50 - 54 "138.3140.6143.4146.1147.7150.1
    55 - 59 "123.8125.1127.2129.3133.1135.9
    60 - 64 "110.1111.5112.9115.0117.7120.5
    65 - 69 "90.694.998.5101.2103.4104.8
    70 - 74 "64.667.470.473.678.482.9
    75 - 79 "47.849.250.752.453.555.1
    80 - 84 "29.630.832.634.134.936.2
    85 years and over19.019.320.321.423.024.3
      
Total females2,318.72,328.52,346.42,370.12393.12420.4
     0 - 4 years175.4173.1169.3165.6161.7158.5
     5 - 9 "159.0162.3167.0170.8173.9176.0
    10 - 14 "148.3150.8151.6153.6155.7157.8
    15 - 19 "137.2138.5141.4144.1146.9151.0
    20 - 24 "143.6138.8137.3135.6135.1135.9
    25 - 29 "178.1167.1158.7155.0151.5148.2
    30 - 34 "200.8200.6197.6192.2187.8181.6
    35 - 39 "182.9184.2187.8192.9197.5201.9
    40 - 44 "166.6170.1174.4178.0179.3183.0
    45 - 49 "154.7155.7156.5158.6162.4166.9
    50 - 54 "139.9142.2145.8149.1150.8153.2
    55 - 59 "124.2126.0128.5131.3135.1138.2
    60 - 64 "109.8111.7113.4115.9118.7121.8
    65 - 69 "91.095.198.7102.3104.5106.4
    70 - 74 "68.571.374.077.281.686.3
    75 - 79 "56.157.258.459.760.761.7
    80 - 84 "41.942.543.544.745.546.6
    85 years and over40.841.442.443.544.445.3
2 Census of Population
3 Preliminary
Population figures for years 2012 - 2016 have been updated based on revised Census of Population Usual Residence figures.
Table B - Deaths which were registered on the authority1 of the Superintendent Registrars in 2017, classified by principal groups of causes, sex and year of occurrence
  Year of occurrence
Cause of Death 201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052004 & earlierTotal
Total deathsM32753149773521354485
 F183291311591665561334
              
Malignant NeoplasmsM186212111001740
F175240200201942
             
Diseases of the Circulatory systemM45132300022001885
F26112205043322078
             
Diseases of the Respiratory systemM127010210000629
F135111000000829
             
External causesM218206133120013258
F9054110000102104
             
All other causesM3474321000112073
 F3734332121122281
1 See definition in background notes - "issue of authority of the Superintendent Registrars".

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 and Government Order SI 831 of 2007.

Methodology

All figures in this report are classified by year of registration.  The Yearly Summary publication is a summary of the 4 quarterly publications for the reference year.

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/year 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 annual summary 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/years.  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 third 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 from when they had been registered, because of the delay involved in establishing a definite cause of death.

Issue of Authority for Registration:

Births and deaths (where no inquest has been held) which have not been registered within one year of their occurrence can be registered only on the authority of the Superintendent Registrars.  The tables in the main body of this report exclude such births and deaths.  The Appendix to the report contains an analysis of late death registrations in 2016 and of some deaths where an inquest has been held.  The number of such deaths registered in 2016 was 758.

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.

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.

Electronic Release

The fourth quarter and yearly summary publications from 2014 onwards are available in separate electronic publications on the cso website. The quarterly publications (from Quarter 1, 2014) and the yearly summary publications (from 2014 onwards) are no longer available in hard copy. 

Revision of rates

Rates for Births, Deaths and Marriages in Yearly Summary 2017 have been revised for intercensal years 2012 to 2015 based on revised estimated usual residence population data.  Rates for 2016 have also been revised based on updated usual residence Census of population figures.

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.

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