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Vital Statistics Yearly Summary

2018

 20182017
   
Births61,01662,053
Deaths 31,11630,484
Marriages 21,05322,021
Natural increase29,90031,569
 

Births fall while deaths rise in 2018

Births, Deaths and Natural Increase 2018
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There were 61,016 births in 2018, 1,037 fewer births compared with 2017.  This corresponds to a birth rate of 12.6 per 1,000 population, a rate decrease of 0.3 from 2017.

There were 31,116 deaths registered in 2018, of these 15,967 were male while 15,149 were female. The 2018 total is 2.1% higher than in 2017 when 30,484 deaths were registered. See tables 1a and 10. 

There were 187 infant deaths registered in 2018 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.1 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in 2018 resulted in a natural increase of population of 29,900 persons, 5.3% lower than the natural increase of 31,569 in 2017.  See tables 1a and 1b.

Births

There were 61,016 births registered in 2018, 31,298 male births and 29,718 female births, a decrease of 1,037 on 2017.  The 2018 total is 19.4% lower than in 2008 when 75,724 births were registered.   

The 61,016 births represent an annual birth rate of 12.6 per thousand population.  This rate is 0.3 per thousand population lower than in 2017.  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 2018 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 2018 was 31.1 years, up 0.1 years from 2017. The average age of mothers at maternity for all births registered in 2018 was 32.9 years, 0.1 higher than 2017. The average age of first time mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.9 in 2018 while the average age of all mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 30.3 years.  The previous year the average age of mothers having their first baby outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.7 years while it was 30.2 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 2018, there were 37,955 (62.2%) births registered as within marriage and of these 2 were within civil partnerships.

There were 23,061 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 37.8% of all births, an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 2017.  The highest percentage of births outside marriage/civil partnership was in Limerick City at 54.5% and the lowest was in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown with 23.8%.  See tables 1 and 6.

A total of 980 teenagers had babies in 2018, of these 22 were aged under 16.  Just under half (48.5%) 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 7,041 (11.5% of total live births in the country) followed by Cork County with 5,541 (9.1%) registered births.  Leitrim had the lowest number with 399 (0.7%) registered births in 2018. The same pattern was reflected in 2017 when Dublin City accounted for 7,045 or 11.4% of births followed by Cork County with 5,472 (8.8%).  Leitrim also had the lowest number, 408 births (or 0.7%), registered in 2017.  See tables 3, 6 and 7.

Nationality of mothers

Of the 61,016 births in 2018, there were 47,110 babies (77.2%) born to mothers of Irish nationality compared to 47,991 (77.3%) in 2017.  There were 10.8% of births to mothers of EU 15 to EU 28 nationality,  2.1% of mothers were of UK nationality, and 2.0% were of EU 15 nationality (excluding Ireland and the UK).  Mothers of nationalities other than Ireland, UK and the EU accounted for 7.7% of total births registered.  There were 0.1% of mothers where the nationality was not stated.  See table 9.

 

Birth Order

A total of 23,508 births (38.5%) were to first time mothers in 2018.  Second time mothers had 21,159 births (34.7%).  This accounted for a total of 73.2% of births of stated parity.  See table 4 and figure 2.

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Birth Order 2018 (%)
1st38.5
2nd34.7
3rd17.5
4th6.1
5th and over3.2

Deaths

There were 31,116 deaths registered in 2018, of these 15,967 were male while 15,149 were female. The 2018 total is 2.1% higher than in 2017 when 30,484 deaths were registered.  See tables 1a and 10.

Infant and neonatal mortality

There were 187 Infant deaths registered in 2018 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.1 deaths per 1,000 live births, an increase of 0.3 from 2017. Neonatal deaths are deaths of infants at ages under 4 weeks. There were 139 neonatal deaths registered in 2018, a neonatal mortality rate of 2.3 deaths per 1,000 live births, which was an increase of 0.1 from 2017. See tables 1a, 1b and 15, and figure 3.

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Under 1 year ratesinfantneonatal
20123.52.7
20133.32.4
20143.72.7
20153.12.3
20163.32.4
20172.82.2
20183.12.3
Under 1 year ratesinfant
20123.52.7
20133.32.4
20143.72.7
20153.12.3
20163.32.4
20172.82.2
20183.12.3

Cause of death

Diseases of the Heart and Arteries:

Diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 8,938 deaths or an annual rate of 1.8 per 1,000 population. Of these, 4,140 were due to ischaemic heart disease and 1,680 to cerebrovascular disease.  See tables 11 and 12, and figure 4.

Malignant Cancers:

There were 9,198 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 1,743, pneumonia accounted for 1,084 deaths and 1,338 deaths resulted from all other respiratory diseases.  See tables 11 and 12.

Accidents, suicides and other:

There were 1,341 deaths due to accidents, suicides and other external causes. Accidents accounted for 70.7% (948) of these deaths while suicides accounted for 26.2% (352). Of these 1,341 deaths, 916 (68.3%) were male.  See tables 12, 13, 14 and 16.

 

 

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Principal causes of death 2018
maglignant
neoplasms
29.6
circulatory
diseases
28.7
external
causes
4.3
respiratory
diseases
13.4
remainder24

Age at death

The leading cause of death in 2018 varied widely by age group. Among those aged from 15 to 34 years, external causes of death including accidents, suicide and other ranked first (265 deaths). Among individuals aged 35-74, 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 25,633 deaths of persons aged 65 and over registered in 2018. This represents an annual death rate of 38.1 per 1,000 population aged 65 and over and represents a rate decrease of 0.4 when compared with 2017.  See tables 1a, 1b and figure 5.

CancerDisease of the circulatory systemDisease of the respiratory systemAccident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 157.80.72.65.683.2
15-3416.48.42.754.318.2
35-7444.722.68.76.917.1
75 and over22.432.816.21.726.9

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 2018.

Marriages/Civil Partnerships

The number of marriages registered in 2018 was 21,053 of which 664 were same-sex marriages.  This is equivalent to an annual marriage rate of 4.3 per 1,000 population, 0.3 less than the rate in 2017.   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. 

Divorces

For the numbers of divorce applications received in 2017 (The lasted available publication) see links: Courts Service Annual Report 2017  (Family Law  page 57 -59 refer)  

Population

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

 

Table 1a Marriages, civil partnerships, births, deaths and natural increase, by number 2008-2018
 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
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
201821,05320,38966461,01623,50823,06132.9 31,11618713925,63329,900
1 All Marriage and civil partnership figures are final.
Table 1b Marriages, Civil Partnerships, Births, Deaths and natural increase, by rate 2008-2018
 Marriages Live Births Deaths 
Year1Total Marriage rateOpposite-sex Same-sex1Civil Partnerships rate1Birth rate2First births percentage % Births outside marriage/civil partnerships  1Death Rate3Infant Mortality rate4Neo-natal Mortality rate5Deaths 65 and over rate6Natural Increase rate
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
20154.74.70.114.137.836.4 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
1 Crude birth/death rate (CBR): The number of live births/deaths divided by the total Usual Residence population multiplied by 1,000.
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 Deaths 65 and over rate is the number of 65 and over deaths divided by the population aged 65 and over multiplied by 1,000.
6 The natural increase (the number of births less the number of deaths) rate is the natural increase divided by the total population multiplied by 1,000.
Table 2 Births registered, classified by age of mother at maternity between 2016 and 2018 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
20163181,4132,9405,8504,8011,0976116,480
20172971,3672,8965,7845,0331,0218916,487
20182921,2802,7335,3154,8361,1158815,659
Quarter 2         
20162621,3702,8605,8184,8131,0227416,219
20172531,2802,6465,2394,6981,0386815,222
20182371,2812,6505,2204,8051,1388815,419
Quarter 3         
20162661,3323,0206,0254,7241,0167516,458
20172721,3022,7725,5824,7109207715,635
20182191,2732,6975,3914,7201,0468215,428
Quarter 4         
20162521,1012,5585,3114,4709638514,740
20172191,1942,5725,1574,5389547514,709
20182321,2232,3485,0084,5861,0446914,510
Total         
20161,0985,21611,37823,00418,8084,09829563,897
20171,0415,14310,88621,76218,9793,93330962,053
20189805,05710,42820,93418,9474,34332761,016
 Live births per 1,000 relevant female population (ASFR) TPFR
Quarter 1         
20168.841.775.9121.899.524.71.51.9
20178.140.576.5123.2101.922.82.21.9
20187.737.773.8117.195.824.42.11.8
Quarter 2         
20167.140.675.5123.997.522.81.81.8
20176.737.771.4115.493.122.71.61.7
20186.136.172.7119.593.724.42.11.8
Quarter 3   
20167.239.479.7128.395.722.71.81.9
20177.238.374.8123.093.320.11.81.8
20185.735.974.0123.492.022.41.91.8
Quarter 4   
20166.932.667.5113.190.521.52.11.7
20175.835.269.4113.689.920.91.81.7
20186.034.564.4114.689.422.41.61.7
Total   
20167.538.675.1122.595.222.91.81.8
20176.937.973.5119.994.021.51.91.8
20186.335.671.5119.892.323.31.91.8
Table 3 Births registered, classified by area of residence of mother, 2018
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
State61,01631,29829,71812.6
     
Leinster34,79818,00316,79512.9
Carlow83443440014.4
Dublin City7,0413,6213,42012.7
South Dublin3,9011,9981,90317.0
Fingal4,5812,4252,15615.0
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 2,6311,3581,2739.3
Kildare3,0671,5741,49313.3
Kilkenny1,12655357311.1
Laois1,05658547112.1
Longford56226529713.3
Louth1,67688778912.7
Meath2,5971,3541,24312.8
Offaly97251845412.1
Westmeath1,25662762913.8
Wexford1,79691188511.7
Wicklow1,70289380911.5
    
Munster15,8547,9837,87112.2
Clare1,36266070211.3
Cork City1,32667365310.7
Cork County5,5412,8072,73412.9
Kerry1,60880880010.8
Limerick City79840339513.7
Limerick County 1,76288587712.6
Tipperary2,0471,0251,02212.5
Waterford City62432330112.9
Waterford County78639938711.2
    
Connacht6,6333,4363,19711.9
Galway City94947847112.7
Galway County2,3501,2001,15012.8
Leitrim39919320612.2
Mayo1,44178166010.8
Roscommon72138433710.9
Sligo77340037311.7
    
Ulster (Part of)3,6881,8541,83412.1
Cavan1,00852748113.0
Donegal1,89293895411.6
Monaghan78838939912.5
    
Regional Authorities:    
Border4,8602,4472,41312.1
Midland3,8461,9951,85112.8
West5,4612,8432,61811.9
Dublin18,1549,4028,75213.2
Mid-East9,0424,7084,33412.7
Mid-West5,9692,9732,99612.4
South-East5,1662,6202,54612.0
South-West8,4754,2884,18712.1
     
Mother Residing Outside the State432221
1 Births per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated usual residence 2018 population.
Table 4 Births registered, classified by age of mother and previous number of liveborn children, 2018
                                              Previous number of liveborn children 
Age of mother at maternityTotal012345 or moreNot stated
All ages61,01623,50821,15910,6793,7291,138803 
         
15 and under2222
1657543
171381362
18246213303
195174238482
Under 20980848119112
         
20695559112222
2188160521154101
22993614294701122
231,171643392972784
241,3177004181524052
20-245,0573,1211,42739590168
         
251,48375047418456172
261,762866593193752411
272,070918717283983618
282,3411,0987323291303220
292,7721,2709043891305623
25-2910,4284,9023,4201,37848916574
         
303,2951,4811,1084741406032
313,9061,8161,3005481603547
324,4311,9051,5686342136843
334,5791,7601,7027362637048
344,7231,5921,86483926610359
30-3420,9348,5547,5423,2311,042336229
         
354,8281,4441,9869772947255
364,5001,1731,7961,0613049373
373,8169671,36397532610679
383,2347091,1348753619065
392,5695958197112978661
35-3918,9474,8887,0984,5991,582447333
         
401,7754035974582066348
411,1913103742801464338
42737184256166722831
4341011016059442116
4423062695825412
40-444,3431,0691,4561,021493159145
         
45 and over3271269744311514
Table 5 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by age of mother, 2018
 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 ages61,01637,95523,06113,61962.237.822.3
        
15 and under22224100.018.2
1657255103.596.517.5
17138171211712.387.712.3
18246402066116.383.724.8
195178243511615.984.122.4
Under 2098014183920814.485.621.2
        
206959859716714.185.924.0
2188115472726417.582.530.0
2299317681732217.782.332.4
231,17123094138219.680.432.6
241,3173081,00944523.476.633.8
20-245,0579664,0911,58019.180.931.2
        
251,4834121,07148627.872.232.8
261,7625681,19463332.267.835.9
272,0707721,29869537.362.733.6
282,3411,0071,33480043.057.034.2
292,7721,4211,35186251.348.731.1
25-2910,4284,1806,2483,47640.159.933.3
        
303,2951,9301,36588258.641.426.8
313,9062,5571,34990465.534.523.1
324,4313,1351,29689970.829.220.3
334,5793,3561,22386673.326.718.9
344,7233,6041,11979976.323.716.9
30-3420,93414,5826,3524,35069.730.320.8
        
354,8283,7851,04374978.421.615.5
364,5003,4901,01074977.622.416.6
373,8162,94387364577.122.916.9
383,2342,52471052278.022.016.1
392,5691,95161845375.924.117.6
35-3918,94714,6934,2543,11877.522.516.5
        
401,7751,32145431674.425.617.8
411,19187231921973.226.818.4
4273752421315571.128.921.0
434102721389766.333.723.7
44230163674970.929.121.3
40-444,3433,1521,19183672.627.419.2
        
45 and over327241865173.726.315.6
Table 6 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence of mother, 2018
 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
State61,01637,95523,06113,61962.237.822.3
        
Leinster34,79821,34913,4497,76161.438.622.3
Carlow83445338124754.345.729.6
Dublin City7,0413,9313,1101,53655.844.221.8
South Dublin3,9012,2751,62686158.341.722.1
Fingal4,5813,0601,52197566.833.221.3
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 2,6312,00462739676.223.815.1
Kildare3,0672,0401,02762566.533.520.4
Kilkenny1,12671940724063.936.121.3
Laois1,05662443226959.140.925.5
Longford56233522713759.640.424.4
Louth1,67694273439856.243.823.7
Meath2,5971,64595259763.336.723.0
Offaly97260636624562.337.725.2
Westmeath1,25673851831658.841.225.2
Wexford1,79694585151852.647.428.8
Wicklow1,7021,03267040160.639.423.6
       
Munster15,8549,7586,0963,65461.538.523.0
Clare1,36284851431862.337.723.3
Cork City1,32670362328753.047.021.6
Cork County5,5413,6891,8521,27366.633.423.0
Kerry1,60895665239559.540.524.6
Limerick City79836343518345.554.522.9
Limerick County 1,7621,20955334968.631.419.8
Tipperary2,0471,22182648559.640.423.7
Waterford City62429832616047.852.225.6
Waterford County78647131520459.940.126.0
       
Connacht6,6334,5222,1111,38968.231.820.9
Galway City94961233722564.535.523.7
Galway County2,3501,70065043472.327.718.5
Leitrim3992821177470.729.318.5
Mayo1,44196447731766.933.122.0
Roscommon72148223917666.933.124.4
Sligo77348229116362.437.621.1
       
Ulster (Part of)3,6882,2951,39380762.237.821.9
Cavan1,00864436424763.936.124.5
Donegal1,8921,14574738960.539.520.6
Monaghan78850628217164.235.821.7
        
Regional Authorities:       
Border4,8603,0591,8011,04462.937.121.5
Midland3,8462,3031,54396759.940.125.1
West5,4613,7581,7031,15268.831.221.1
Dublin18,15411,2706,8843,76862.137.920.8
Mid-East9,0425,6593,3832,02162.637.422.4
Mid-West5,9693,6412,3281,33561.039.022.4
South-East5,1662,8862,2801,36955.944.126.5
South-West8,4755,3483,1271,95563.136.923.1
        
Mother Residing Outside the State433112872.127.918.6
Table 7 Births registered, classified by area of residence and age of mother, 2018
Average age of mother at maternity
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2020-2425-2930-3435-3940 and overAll births First births
State61,0169805,05710,42820,93418,9474,67032.931.1
          
Leinster34,7985892,8776,08811,86310,7722,60932.831.1
Carlow83420931752782145432.029.7
Dublin City7,0411296481,2612,2932,13058032.831.5
South Dublin3,901783757631,2631,15426832.430.4
Fingal4,581712707311,6571,49635633.331.8
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 2,63118852518901,13325434.733.4
Kildare3,067482114721,0861,03321733.231.3
Kilkenny1,126158117936538110533.431.3
Laois1,056191002163752796732.230.6
Longford56217761091911313831.529.4
Louth1,6763114936959942610232.130.1
Meath2,5973120146091181218232.931.0
Offaly972221151903362476231.829.7
Westmeath1,256201262574393249032.330.3
Wexford1,7964922636859145910331.729.1
Wicklow1,7022112128758955313133.231.2
         
Munster15,8542311,3552,6355,4484,9311,25433.031.1
Clare1,3622012321347641111933.031.3
Cork City1,326301442354194079132.430.8
Cork County5,541453487991,9921,91244533.632.0
Kerry1,6082512727852051814033.131.0
Limerick City798281131982501644530.828.5
Limerick County 1,7621612428962556514333.331.4
Tipperary2,0473523435467658016832.530.1
Waterford City62417811511981393831.428.8
Waterford County78615611182922356533.131.4
         
Connacht6,633884859912,3112,19256633.431.7
Galway City94919831493043157933.032.1
Galway County2,3501913231482183922534.032.3
Leitrim399829681401173733.131.1
Mayo1,4411610822551646011633.331.4
Roscommon72115681092612204832.830.8
Sligo77311651262692416133.131.3
         
Ulster (Part of)3,688693377081,3031,03523632.430.0
Cavan1,00821941893522856732.429.9
Donegal1,8923318536667152411332.330.1
Monaghan78815581532802265632.630.0
         
Regional Authorities:         
Border4,860884319021,7121,39333432.630.3
Midland3,846784177721,34198125732.030.1
West5,461693917971,9021,83446833.531.9
Dublin18,1542961,3783,0066,1035,9131,45833.131.6
Mid-East9,0421316821,5883,1852,82463232.931.0
Mid-West5,969995941,0542,0271,72047532.630.6
South-East5,1661165429911,7241,42836532.330.0
South-West8,4751006191,3122,9312,83767633.331.6
          
Mother Residing Outside the State43336917533.231.8
Table 8 Births registered outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence and age of mother, 2018
Average age of mother at maternity
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2525-2930-3435-3940 and overAll birthsFirst births
State23,0614,9306,2486,3524,2541,27730.328.9
         
Leinster13,4492,8083,6593,7262,52273430.429.0
Carlow3819911899531229.127.7
Dublin City3,11064879682264519930.629.6
South Dublin1,6263534574392987930.128.6
Fingal1,5212433894713209831.129.8
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 627831281741885432.431.8
Kildare1,0272052922731985930.428.9
Kilkenny40782117117622930.328.9
Laois432106127121611729.428.1
Longford227676263201528.926.1
Louth7341562252161092829.828.2
Meath9521822652821764730.528.9
Offaly3661119496501528.827.2
Westmeath518117160151672329.627.7
Wexford8512322412171362529.327.3
Wicklow6701241881851393430.629.3
        
Munster6,0961,3591,6521,6771,06634230.228.7
Clare514125139136823230.128.9
Cork City6231511571691163029.928.8
Cork County1,85233846157236311830.929.6
Kerry6521351881581363530.428.9
Limerick City435126133106601028.626.6
Limerick County 553107165159883430.428.8
Tipperary8262262402041124429.327.2
Waterford City326839686491229.527.1
Waterford County315687387602730.929.2
        
Connacht2,11140954061242212830.829.6
Galway City337596894932331.730.9
Galway County6501101691971294531.230.0
Leitrim11724362821830.428.8
Mayo47792128142823330.729.3
Roscommon23956647041829.928.5
Sligo291687581561130.028.5
        
Ulster (Part of)1,3933493963362407229.727.4
Cavan3649810287611629.426.9
Donegal7471882101811313729.827.5
Monaghan282638468481930.127.5
        
Regional Authorities:      
Border1,8014415074453179129.827.7
Midland1,5434014434311987029.327.4
West1,70331742950334510931.029.8
Dublin6,8841,3271,7701,9061,45143030.829.6
Mid-East3,38366797095662216830.428.9
Mid-West2,32858467760534212029.627.9
South-East2,28056464560636010529.727.9
South-West3,12762480689961518330.629.3
         
Mother Residing Outside the State125114129.727.1
Table 9 Births registered, classified by nationality of mother, marital status and age, 2018
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  
TOTAL61,016100.0 37,95562.2 23,06137.8 32.9
Ireland47,11077.2 29,00761.6 18,10338.4 33.2
United Kingdom1,2672.1 65751.9 61048.1 32.2
EU15 excl. Irl & UK1,2442.0 73058.7 51441.3 34.5
EU16 to EU 28 16,60410.8 3,80557.6 2,79942.4 31.5
Other 24,7197.7 3,71878.8 1,00121.2 31.9
Not stated720.1 3852.8 3447.2 33.2
1 Croatia included in EU 16 to EU 28 from q3 2013.
2 Countries excluding Ireland, UK and the EU.
Table 10 Deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, 2018
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
     
STATE31,11615,96715,1496.4
    
LEINSTER15,8217,9507,8715.9
Carlow3872011866.7
Dublin City4,2771,9932,2847.7
South Dublin1,3416926495.9
Fingal1,1035725313.6
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 1,5027037995.3
Kildare1,0075634444.4
Kilkenny6603413196.5
Laois4312252064.9
Longford2871571306.8
Louth8004023986.1
Meath9865484384.9
Offaly4712462255.8
Westmeath5732892846.3
Wexford1,1085645447.2
Wicklow8884544346.0
    
MUNSTER9,2054,7654,4407.1
Clare8664374297.2
Cork City1,1015465558.9
Cork County2,5171,3251,1925.9
Kerry1,1625945687.8
Limerick City5092642458.7
Limerick County 9745094657.0
Tipperary1,2636685957.7
Waterford City3411701717.1
Waterford County4722522206.8
    
CONNACHT3,9972,1571,8407.2
Galway City3651981674.9
Galway County1,1876685196.5
Leitrim2701351358.2
Mayo1,1206254958.4
Roscommon5252552707.9
Sligo5302762548.0
    
ULSTER (PART OF)2,0931,0959986.9
Cavan4962732236.4
Donegal1,1845885967.3
Monaghan4132341796.5
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:    
Border2,8931,5061,3877.2
Midland1,7629178455.8
West3,1971,7461,4517.0
Dublin8,2233,9604,2636.0
Mid-East3,6811,9671,7145.2
Mid-West3,6121,8781,7347.5
South-East2,9681,5281,4406.9
South-West4,7802,4652,3156.8
1 Deaths per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated 2018 Usual Residence population.
Table 11 Deaths registered by cause of death and county of residence of deceased, 2018
Area of residenceTotal DeathsMalignant NeoplasmsDiseases of the Circulatory systemDiseases of the Respiratory systemExternal causesAll other causes
       
STATE31,1169,1988,9384,1651,3417,474
       
LEINSTER15,8214,7274,4032,1846123,895
Carlow387115130461482
Dublin City4,2771,2491,1975881321,111
South Dublin1,34144335217845323
Fingal1,10337727212430300
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 1,50243545519041381
Kildare1,00731727714558210
Kilkenny66018919010526150
Laois4311231026918119
Longford287868650857
Louth8002361949955216
Meath98630025416242228
Offaly4711171386827121
Westmeath5731691659229118
Wexford1,10830235716046243
Wicklow88826923410841236
      
MUNSTER9,2052,7192,6921,1904672,137
Clare86625023514454183
Cork City1,10129334814853259
Cork County2,517774745276121601
Kerry1,16234336115648254
Limerick City5091511397625118
Limerick County 97429227112256233
Tipperary1,26339336415960287
Waterford City3419896392286
Waterford County4721251337028116
      
CONNACHT3,9971,1631,222528152932
Galway City365106112412878
Galway County1,18736034715539286
Leitrim2706110837856
Mayo1,12033435014347246
Roscommon5251471588218120
Sligo5301551477012146
      
ULSTER (PART OF)2,093589621263110510
Cavan4961341366634126
Donegal1,18433436214848292
Monaghan413121123492892
      
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:      
Border2,893805876370130712
Midland1,76249549127982415
West3,197947967421132730
Dublin8,2232,5042,2761,0802482,115
Mid-East3,6811,122959514196890
Mid-West3,6121,0861,009501195821
South-East2,968829906420136677
South-West4,7801,4101,4545802221,114
Table 12 Deaths registered classified by cause and age-group, 2018
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeDeaths          over
Total deaths0A00-Y8931,11618727541573316191,3462,7625,5899,10710,937
                 
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99294412191319569891
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90281135117
Meningococcal infection3A3981133
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B2451112
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B1914464
Other infectious and parasitic239311369478584
   diseases            
            
Neoplasms6C00-D489,454141621612125661,3562,5552,8981,764
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C979,198141621592085591,3422,5012,8151,672
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C14195161345773221
Oesophagus9C15434129297311913467
Stomach10C163123922407311847
Colon11C1841727165311013891
Rectum and anus12C19-C215631212318118715099
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C2238635227011910463
Pancreas14C2553814358516516088
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C341,88822479325651586221
Skin16C431681651221474828
Breast17C507791039116122166183143
Cervix uteri18C5396318192216117
Other parts of uterus19C54-C551272831403016
Ovary20C562911262654828535
Prostate21C6156783099219211
Kidney22C6420471919566241
Bladder23C672292316469171
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C967611453112881169305154
Other malignant neoplasms1,243131212194273174279359269
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D8994121138192732
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E9079012428102654134280269
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E1454933133693210191
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F991,974216221195691,255
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F1025145114
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F1911
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H951,6514101716204286287584585
Meningitis32G00-G036111111
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I998,938111031882916241,3252,6013,966
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I254,14013341593587451,2221,609
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I211,74081958120319513703
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I521,70459174878195419933
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I691,68023143997217547761
Other diseases of circulatory system1,4141136234591168413663
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J994,165527614501926411,3321,916
Influenza38J10-J111512111427164968
Pneumonia39J12-J191,084234143487243697
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J471,7431596384658590
of which: Asthma41J45-J46722681838
Other diseases of the respiratory 1,187314261955154382561
   system            
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K931,100151149100136207292299
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K28531344121514
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K742581730587153344
Other diseases of the digestive789143163861142243281
   system            
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L99631671138
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M992582214202986114
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M1969491937
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99580113111651164333
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N2937311391437107201
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P968787
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q991837226481422311743
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q071781113111
Circulatory system54Q20-Q2847251115521411
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R991442013588371475
Sudden infant death syndrome56R952020
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R9929134763131
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y891,3417887178190203189135147197
Accidents59V01-X599487637103112123123109135193
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V991061218161712915106
               Accidental falls 61W00-W19211542125365466
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X49274112637252471971
               other accidents357637191938423964120
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X84352245707074612163
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09144352
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34191224433
 All other external causes  811231
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 13 Male deaths registered classified by cause and age group, 2018
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeMales          over
Total Male DeathsA00-Y8915,9679412311082203708171,6833,3455,0064,281
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B991433117814294733
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B9017113453
Meningococcal infection3A395131
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B244112
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B1911443
Other infectious and parasitic10621235234030
   diseases            
            
Neoplasms6C00-D485,0252101122882567211,4541,600861
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C974,8932101122862507131,4221,557820
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C1414612837592415
Oesophagus9C15304182460938434
Stomach10C16206161731468025
Colon11C18232161030628142
Rectum and anus12C19-C213401816491229648
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C22220141650704831
Pancreas14C2527931850899128
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C341,0931449194397324115
Skin16C4310032613293116
Breast17C506114
Cervix uteri18C53
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55
Ovary20C56
Prostate21C6156783099219211
Kidney22C6413651213454219
Bladder23C67160111376249
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C964341241623479918071
Other malignant neoplasms67018712224297174191116
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D893812313118
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E90419154123785154121
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E14320225286212794
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9974431174235421
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F102225114
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H9580235118122254152324211
Meningitis32G00-G033111
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I994,7201819582304559251,5771,447
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I252,5491029138296561835680
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I211,04861652101240345288
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I5278356124052131243294
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I697451152149133283252
  Other diseases of circulatory system  643122123158100216221
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J991,992244929111343711779
Influenza38J10-J116311122472520
Pneumonia39J12-J1946613482355117255
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J47874748186348285
of which: Asthma41J45-J4614248
Other diseases of the respiratory 589123123695221219
   system            
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K93583138327493113147112
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K28291334972
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K741751418445233212
Other diseases of the digestive37912311273771119108
   system            
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L993246715
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M9983113132927
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M19212667
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N992771127123375146
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29195112710245199
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P964545
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q99963616348141761
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q0774111
Circulatory system54Q20-Q282411113512
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R995281144426418
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9588
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99161144321
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y899163667144146155136938581
Accidents59V01-X59603353382829082717778
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V998221712151067103
               Accidental falls 61W00-W19121431622222925
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X49189111504837241251
               other accidents21132516162730303349
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X84282130585759511943
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09123342
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34131124212
 All other external causes  61122
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 14 Female deaths registered classified by cause and age group, 2018
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeFemales          over
Total Female Deaths0A00-Y8915,149931523491112495291,0792,2444,1016,656
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99151111255275158
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B9011164
Meningococcal infection3A39312
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B2411
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19321
Other infectious and parasitic13311134244554
   diseases            
            
Neoplasms6C00-D484,42912610391243106351,1011,298903
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C974,30512610371223096291,0791,258852
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C14494581886
Oesophagus9C15130111513265033
Stomach10C161062359273822
Colon11C1818511623485749
Rectum and anus12C19-C212231141532655451
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C2216621620495632
Pancreas14C25259111735766960
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C3479521030131254262106
Skin16C436813368181712
Breast17C507731039116121165179143
Cervix uteri18C5396318192216117
Other parts of uterus19C54-C551272831403016
Ovary20C562911262654828535
Prostate21C61
Kidney22C6468276112022
Bladder23C676922592922
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C9632721255347012583
Other malignant neoplasms57312457203177105168153
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D895611111561624
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E90371114236141749126148
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E142291188318397
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F991,2302131145334834
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F10312
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F1911
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H95849156882032135260374
Meningitis32G00-G033111
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I994,218121230611694001,0242,519
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I251,591352162184387929
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I216922361979168415
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I529213582664176639
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I69935129184884264509
  Other diseases of circulatory system  77111411143368197442
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J992,1733232521812986211,137
Influenza38J10-J1188112392448
Pneumonia39J12-J19618161132126442
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J47869848198310305
of which: Asthma41J45-J46582661430
Other diseases of the respiratory 5982122371959161342
   system            
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K935172317264394145187
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K282413812
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K7483312141920132
Other diseases of the digestive41025112471124173
   system            
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L9931121423
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M9917522137165787
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M1948231330
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N993031441889187
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N291781241356102
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P964242
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q99873611468141142
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q071041311
Circulatory system54Q20-Q2823141211211
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9992122144111057
Sudden infant death syndrome56R951212
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R9913233131
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y894254220344448534262116
Accidents59V01-X59345414213033413858115
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V992411422383
               Accidental falls 61W00-W19901153142541
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X498511324152372
               other accidents14631233111293171
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X84701151213151022
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09211
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y3461221
 All other external causes  211
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 15 Infant and neonatal mortality by area of residence of deceased, 2018
 Infant mortality Neonatal mortality
Area of residenceNumberRateNumberRate
      
STATE1873.1 1392.3
     
LEINSTER1073.1 822.4
Carlow22.4 22.4
Dublin City263.7 172.4
South Dublin92.3 71.8
Fingal163.5 112.4
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 41.5 41.5
Kildare103.3 82.6
Kilkenny32.7 32.7
Laois10.9 10.9
Longford 0.0
Louth84.8 63.6
Meath83.1 72.7
Offaly44.1 44.1
Westmeath43.2 32.4
Wexford84.5 63.3
Wicklow42.4 31.8
     
MUNSTER503.2 362.3
Clare53.7 53.7
Cork City21.5 0.0
Cork County122.2 91.6
Kerry63.7 53.1
Limerick City67.5 67.5
Limerick County 74.0 52.8
Tipperary115.4 52.4
Waterford City11.6 11.6
Waterford County 0.0
      
CONNACHT132.0 91.4
Galway City 0.0
Galway County62.6 31.3
Leitrim 0.0
Mayo21.4 21.4
Roscommon34.2 34.2
Sligo22.6 11.3
      
ULSTER (PART OF)174.6 123.3
Cavan66.0 55.0
Donegal73.7 52.6
Monaghan45.1 22.5
     
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:     
Border193.9 132.7
Midland92.3 82.1
West112.0 81.5
Dublin553.0 392.1
Mid-East303.3 242.7
Mid-West294.9 213.5
South-East142.7 122.3
South-West202.4 141.7
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, 20131, 20172 and 20182
 2018            
 Number of suicides Suicide rate3 all persons Suicide rate3 males Suicide rate3 females
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemale 201820172013 201820172013 201820172013
STATE35228270 7.28.210.6 11.713.217.1 2.93.34.1
                
LEINSTER14811929 5.56.39.0 8.99.414.5 2.13.33.7
               
Carlow77 12.18.723.6 24.27.028.8 10.418.2
Dublin City22157 4.03.58.8 5.53.414.0 2.53.63.8
South Dublin844 3.54.98.5 3.66.512.1 3.43.55.1
Fingal761 2.33.75.8 4.05.48.8 0.62.02.8
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 44 1.42.18.3 2.92.912.2 1.44.7
Kildare17134 7.48.411.2 11.411.520.7 3.55.31.9
Kilkenny871 7.910.08.3 13.918.014.5 2.02.02.1
Laois431 4.613.98.5 6.823.012.0 2.34.74.9
Longford 9.614.9 14.324.7 4.85.0
Louth981 6.88.49.7 12.313.916.3 1.53.03.2
Meath1010 4.96.09.0 9.910.113.8 2.04.2
Offaly981 11.213.98.9 20.025.317.9 2.52.5
Westmeath1192 12.17.810.2 19.711.220.7 4.44.4
Wexford21165 13.710.610.9 21.220.117.8 6.51.34.0
Wicklow1192 7.49.05.0 12.412.68.8 2.75.41.4
               
MUNSTER13410529 10.311.312.3 16.218.020.6 4.44.64.1
               
Clare17134 14.114.218.6 21.723.730.6 6.65.06.8
Cork City972 7.318.011.1 11.531.417.4 3.24.85.0
Cork County33249 7.711.110.5 11.315.218.6 4.27.02.4
Kerry1394 8.810.39.6 12.217.916.5 5.42.72.8
Limerick City761 12.05.228.4 20.810.543.4 3.413.9
Limerick County 21183 15.15.89.6 25.710.113.2 4.31.56.0
Tipperary18144 11.0  17.1 4.9
North Tipperary 15.2 22.1 8.3
South Tipperary 12.3 20.1 4.5
Waterford City532 10.46.34.3 12.612.78.7 8.2
Waterford County1111 15.711.68.8 31.520.317.6 2.9
               
CONNACHT34277 6.18.511.7 9.716.119.3 2.51.14.1
               
Galway City642 8.013.414.2 11.022.120.6 5.25.28.2
Galway County1082 5.48.811.9 8.717.621.4 2.22.3
Leitrim211 6.115.49.3 6.124.618.4 6.16.2
Mayo1010 7.54.611.5 15.19.216.9 6.1
Roscommon431 6.03.114.0 9.06.124.7 3.03.1
Sligo211 3.012.27.7 3.024.712.3 3.03.1
               
ULSTER (PART OF)36315 11.911.014.2 20.420.020.2 3.32.08.1
               
Cavan14131 18.111.721.7 33.318.129.4 2.65.313.7
Donegal14122 8.67.511.2 14.813.714.9 2.41.27.5
Monaghan862 12.619.213.1 18.938.322.8 6.43.3
               
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:               
               
Border40337 9.910.812.0 16.419.418.2 3.52.35.8
Midland24204 8.011.410.0 13.218.818.0 2.74.02.1
West30255 6.67.512.5 11.014.220.4 2.20.94.5
Dublin412912 3.03.58.0 4.34.212.2 1.72.84.0
Mid-East47407 6.67.78.9 11.311.315.2 2.04.22.6
Mid-West635112 13.110.117.3 21.216.626.7 5.03.67.9
South-East52448 12.110.311.1 20.617.618.3 3.73.14.0
South-West554015 7.912.110.4 11.518.717.9 4.35.73.0
1 2013 deaths are by year of occurrence and are final figures.
2 2017 and 2018 deaths are by year of registration and are subject to future revision.
3 Deaths per year per 100,000 population. Rates based on Usual Residence population.
Table A Estimated population classified by sex and age group, 2013 - 20181
      thousands
 Persons in April of each year
Sex and Age Group 201312014120151201622017120181
Total Persons4,614.74,645.44,687.84,739.64,792.54,857.0
 0 - 4 years353.0345.4337.9331.4324.6319.3
 5 - 9 "333.0342.1349.3355.3359.1356.9
10 - 14 "307.9310.1314.4318.9323.3332.6
15 - 19 "284.4290.6296.1301.2308.5316.2
20 - 24 "278.9276.6275.5273.5276.3289.3
25 - 29 "321.8305.9298.7296.7292.4291.1
30 - 34 "391.4382.5369.2360.3347.9335.8
35 - 39 "366.8371.6379.8388.1394.6398.3
40 - 44 "341.0347.4353.0356.5363.1369.9
45 - 49 "310.1312.6317.0324.9333.1341.2
50 - 54 "282.8289.2295.2298.4303.3306.7
55 - 59 "251.1255.7260.6268.2274.0279.9
60 - 64 "223.2226.4230.8236.5242.3246.5
65 - 69 "190.0197.2203.6208.0211.3215.8
70 - 74 "138.7144.4150.8159.9169.2177.7
75 - 79 "106.4109.1112.2114.2116.8121.9
80 - 84 "73.476.178.880.582.985.1
85 years and over60.762.764.967.369.773.0
      
Total males2,286.12,299.02,317.72,346.52,372.12,405.8
 0 - 4 years180.0176.0172.4169.7166.1163.3
 5 - 9 "170.7175.1178.5181.4183.1182.1
10 - 14 "157.1158.4160.9163.1165.5170.5
15 - 19 "145.9149.1152.0154.4157.6161.2
20 - 24 "140.1139.4139.9138.4140.4147.3
25 - 29 "154.7147.2143.7145.2144.3145.2
30 - 34 "190.7184.9177.0172.5166.3161.1
35 - 39 "182.7183.8186.9190.6192.7193.1
40 - 44 "170.9172.9175.0177.2180.1183.2
45 - 49 "154.4156.1158.4162.5166.2170.2
50 - 54 "140.6143.4146.1147.7150.1152.0
55 - 59 "125.1127.2129.3133.1135.9138.6
60 - 64 "111.5112.9115.0117.7120.5122.4
65 - 69 "94.998.5101.2103.4104.8106.8
70 - 74 "67.470.473.678.482.987.4
75 - 79 "49.250.752.453.555.157.6
80 - 84 "30.832.634.134.936.237.5
85 years and over19.320.321.423.024.326.2
      
Total females2,328.52,346.42,370.12,393.12,420.42,451.3
 0 - 4 years173.1169.3165.6161.7158.5156.0
 5 - 9 "162.3167.0170.8173.9176.0174.7
10 - 14 "150.8151.6153.6155.7157.8162.1
15 - 19 "138.5141.4144.1146.9151.0155.0
20 - 24 "138.8137.3135.6135.1135.9142.0
25 - 29 "167.1158.7155.0151.5148.2145.9
30 - 34 "200.6197.6192.2187.8181.6174.8
35 - 39 "184.2187.8192.9197.5201.9205.2
40 - 44 "170.1174.4178.0179.3183.0186.7
45 - 49 "155.7156.5158.6162.4166.9171.0
50 - 54 "142.2145.8149.1150.8153.2154.6
55 - 59 "126.0128.5131.3135.1138.2141.3
60 - 64 "111.7113.4115.9118.7121.8124.1
65 - 69 "95.198.7102.3104.5106.4108.9
70 - 74 "71.374.077.281.686.390.2
75 - 79 "57.258.459.760.761.764.2
80 - 84 "42.543.544.745.546.647.6
85 years and over41.442.443.544.445.346.8
1Population figures for years 2012 - 2018 (excluding 2016) are based on estimated Census of Population Usual Residence figures.
2 2016 figures are based on Census of Population usual residence population.
Table B - Deaths which were registered on the authority1 of the Superintendent Registrars in 2018, classified by principal groups of causes, sex and year of occurrence
   Year of occurrence 
Cause of Death 201620152014201320122011201020092008200720062005 & earlierTotal
Total deathsM35153208741424058512
 F1994215161171543359365
             
Malignant NeoplasmsM209111102000742
F1554410001011445
            
Diseases of the Circulatory systemM4493112001202487
F3181431021101466
            
Diseases of the Respiratory systemM135220000010225
F102121101011424
            
External causesM224209441101001265
F11263322010010130
            
All other causesM50105010020102493
 F312163431121027100
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.

Deaths are classified to the International Classification of Diseases, Version 10 (ICD10). 

The Underlying Cause of Death (UCOD) has been defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as

(a) the disease or injury which initiated the train of morbid events leading directly to death

or

(b) the circumstances of the accident or violence which produced the fatal injury.

From 1st January 2018 the CSO is using IRIS software to assign the UCOD.  IRIS is a European developed automated coding software, endorsed by Eurostat and is maintained by the IRIS institute and all updates to the ICD-10 classification are included in the software.

Inquest deaths are coded manually due to the nature of the reporting of these cases.  The difficulty lies in automatically assigning a verdict from a broad range of verdicts open to a Coroner or jury which include accidental death, misadventure, suicide, open verdict, natural causes (if so found at inquest) and in certain circumstances, unlawful killing.

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.

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 - 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.

New regions effective from 1st January 2018:

Northern and Western (Border and West), Southern (Mid-West, South-East and South-West) and Eastern and Midland (Dublin, Mid-East and Midland)

Border Cavan   Dublin Dublin City
  Donegal     Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
  Leitrim     Fingal
  Monaghan     South Dublin
  Sligo      
      Mid-East Kildare
        Meath
Midland Laois     Wicklow
  Longford     Louth
  Offaly      
  Westmeath   Mid-West Clare
        Limerick City and County
West Galway city     Tipperary
  Galway County      
  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.

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.

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.

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.

Technical notes:

A live birth is defined as the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy, which, after such separation, breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached

Parity: Parity is the number of previous live born children to a woman.

Birth Order: Birth order is the number of live born children a woman has in the order in which they are born.

Parity and Birth order: A first birth relates to parity 0 or birth order 1 i.e. birth order = parity + 1.

Crude birth rate (CBR): The number of live births divided by the total population at that age (or age-group), multiplied by 1,000.

Natural Increase: The number of births less the number of deaths.

Natural increase rate: The natural increase divided by the total population multiplied by 1,000.

Crude death rate (CDR): The number of deaths divided by the total population at that age (or age-group), multiplied by 1,000.

Stillbirth: Stillbirth weighing 500 grams or more or at gestational age of 24 weeks or more. this definition applies to stillbirth figures from 1995 onwards.

Neonatal death: Death at ages under 4 weeks of live born infant.

Infant death: Death at ages under 1 year of live born infant.

Stillbirth rate: Stillbirths divided by total live births plus stillbirths, multiplied by 1,000.

Neonatal mortality rate: Neonatal deaths divided by total live births, multiplied by 1,000.

Infant mortality rate: Infant deaths divided by total live births, multiplied by 1,000.

Deaths 65 and over rate: The number of 65 and over deaths divided by the population aged 65 and over multiplied by 1,000.

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