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Vital Statistics Yearly Summary

2019

 20192018
   
Births59,79661,016
Deaths 31,13431,116
Marriages 20,31321,053
Natural increase28,66229,900
 

Births continue to fall while deaths rise in 2019

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There were 59,796 births in 2019, 1,220 fewer births compared with 2018.  This corresponds to a birth rate of 12.1 per 1,000 population, a rate decrease of 0.5 from 2018.

There were 31,134 deaths registered in 2019, of these 16,268 were male while 14,866 were female. The 2019 total is 0.1% higher than in 2018 when 31,116 deaths were registered. See tables 1a and 10. 

There were 190 infant deaths registered in 2019 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.2 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in 2019 resulted in a natural increase of population of 28,662 persons, 4.1% lower than the natural increase of 29,900 in 2018.  See tables 1a and 1b.

Births

There were 59,796 births registered in 2019, 30,555 male births and 29,241 female births, a decrease of 1,220 on 2018.  The 2019 total is 20.2% lower than in 2009 when 74,928 births were registered.   

The 59,796 births represent an annual birth rate of 12.1 per thousand population.  This rate is 0.5 per thousand population lower than in 2018.  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 2019 the TPFR for Ireland was 1.7 which is below replacement level.  See table 2.

Age of Mothers

The average age of first time mothers in 2019 was 31.3 years, up 0.2 years from 2018. The average age of mothers at maternity for all births registered in 2019 was 33.0 years, 0.1 higher than 2018. The average age of first time mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 29.1 in 2019 while the average age of all mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 30.5 years.  The previous year the average age of mothers having their first baby outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.9 years while it was 30.3 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 2019, there were 37,024 (61.9%) births registered as within marriage and of these 4 were within civil partnerships.

There were 22,772 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 38.1% of all births, an increase of 0.3 percentage points from 2018.  The highest percentage of births outside marriage/civil partnership was in Limerick City at 55.7% and the lowest was in DĂșn Laoghaire-Rathdown with 23.1%.  See tables 1 and 6.

A total of 864 teenagers had babies in 2019, of these 21 were aged under 16.  Just under half (47.5%) 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 6,861 (11.5% of total live births in the country) followed by Cork County with 5,249 (8.8%) registered births.  Leitrim had the lowest number with 438 (0.7%) registered births in 2019. The same pattern was reflected in 2018 when Dublin City accounted for 7,041 or 11.5% of births followed by Cork County with 5,541 (9.1%).  Leitrim also had the lowest number, 399 births (or 0.7%), registered in 2018.  See tables 3, 6 and 7.

Nationality of mothers

Of the 59,796 births in 2019, there were 46,036 babies (77.0%) born to mothers of Irish nationality compared to 47,110 (77.2%) in 2018.  There were 10.4% of births to mothers of EU 16 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 8.4% of total births registered.  There were 29 mothers where the nationality was not stated.  See table 9.

Birth Order

A total of 23,139 births (38.7%) were to first time mothers in 2019.  Second time mothers had 20,839 births (34.9%).  This accounted for a total of 73.5% of births of stated parity.  See table 4 and figure 2.

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Birth Order 2019 (%)
1st38.7
2nd34.9
3rd17.6
4th5.8
5th and over3.1

Deaths

There were 31,134 deaths registered in 2019, of these 16,268 were male while 14,866 were female. The 2019 total is 0.1% higher than in 2018 when 31,116 deaths were registered.  See tables 1a and 10.

Infant and neonatal mortality

There were 190 Infant deaths registered in 2019 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.2 deaths per 1,000 live births, an increase of 0.1 from 2018. Neonatal deaths are deaths of infants at ages under 4 weeks. There were 144 neonatal deaths registered in 2019, a neonatal mortality rate of 2.4 deaths per 1,000 live births, which was an increase of 0.1 from 2018. See tables 1a, 1b and 15, and figure 3.

Under 1 year ratesinfantneonatal
20133.32.4
20143.72.7
20153.12.3
20163.32.4
20172.82.2
20183.12.3
20193.22.4
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 8,989 deaths or an annual rate of 1.8 per 1,000 population. Of these, 4,163 were due to ischaemic heart disease and 1,627 to cerebrovascular disease.  See tables 11 and 12, and figure 4.

Malignant Cancers:

There were 9,589 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 1,767, pneumonia accounted for 980 deaths and 1,060 deaths resulted from all other respiratory diseases.  See tables 11 and 12.

Accidents, suicides and other:

There were 1,393 deaths due to accidents, suicides and other external causes. Accidents accounted for 65.3% (909) of these deaths while suicides accounted for 30.2% (421). Of these 1,393 deaths, 934 (67.0%) were male.  See tables 12, 13, 14 and 16.

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Principal causes of death 2019
malignant
neoplasms
30.8
circulatory
diseases
28.8719727628959
external
causes
4.47
respiratory
diseases
12.23
remainder23.63

Age at death

The leading cause of death in 2019 varied widely by age group. Among those aged from 15 to 34 years, external causes of death including accidents, suicide and other ranked first (258 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 25,438 deaths of persons aged 65 and over registered in 2019. This represents an annual death rate of 36.5 per 1,000 population aged 65 and over and represents a rate decrease of 1.6 when compared with 2018.  See tables 1a, 1b and figure 5.

CancerDisease of the circulatory system Disease of the respiratory system Accident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 156.060606060606062.651515151515151.136363636363644.9242424242424285.2272727272727
15-3416.15720524017476.768558951965071.7467248908296956.331877729257618.9956331877729
35-7444.829540088771422.86334875814528.593823779393717.2433657569175616.4699216167721
75 and over23.972153558997132.941532563184214.5588457851991.7908490137718826.7366190788478

The average (mean) time-lag between the date of death and the registration of death was 51 days while the median (mid-point in data) was 17 days in 2019.

Marriages/Civil Partnerships

The number of marriages registered in 2019 was 20,313 of which 640 were same-sex marriages.  This is equivalent to an annual marriage rate of 4.1 per 1,000 population, 0.2 less than the rate in 2018.   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 2018 (The lasted available publication) see links: Courts Service Annual Report 2018 

Population

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

Table 1a Marriages, civil partnerships, births, deaths and natural increase, by number 2009-2019
 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
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
201920,31319,67364059,79623,13922,77233.0 31,13419014425,43828,662
1 All Marriage and civil partnership figures are final.
Table 1b Marriages, Civil Partnerships, Births, Deaths and natural increase, by rate 2009-2019
 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
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
20194.14.00.112.138.738.16.33.22.436.55.8
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.
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 2017 and 2019 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
20172971,3672,8965,7845,0331,0218916,487
20182921,2802,7335,3154,8361,1158815,659
20192341,2672,6675,4245,1391,06110115,893
Quarter 2         
20172531,2802,6465,2394,6981,0386815,222
20182371,2812,6505,2204,8051,1388815,419
20192001,1252,4954,9804,4131,0779914,389
Quarter 3         
20172721,3022,7725,5824,7109207715,635
20182191,2732,6975,3914,7201,0468215,428
20192481,2912,6195,2374,7771,1248315,379
Quarter 4         
20172191,1942,5725,1574,5389547514,709
20182321,2232,3485,0084,5861,0446914,510
20191821,0492,3794,8214,6379907714,135
Total         
20171,0415,14310,88621,76218,9793,93330962,053
20189805,05710,42820,93418,9474,34332761,016
20198644,73210,16020,46218,9664,25236059,796
 Live births per 1,000 relevant female population (ASFR) TPFR
Quarter 1         
20178.140.576.5123.2101.922.82.21.9
20187.737.773.8117.195.824.42.11.8
20196.035.773.1124.1100.222.72.41.8
Quarter 2         
20176.737.771.4115.493.122.71.61.7
20186.136.172.7119.593.724.42.11.8
20195.130.769.3116.586.122.42.21.7
Quarter 3   
20177.238.374.8123.093.320.11.81.8
20185.735.974.0123.492.022.41.91.8
20196.335.272.8122.593.223.41.91.8
Quarter 4   
20175.835.269.4113.689.920.91.81.7
20186.034.564.4114.689.422.41.61.7
20194.628.666.1112.890.420.61.71.6
Total   
20176.937.973.5119.994.021.51.91.8
20186.335.671.5119.892.323.31.91.8
20195.532.370.6119.792.522.12.01.7
Table 3 Births registered, classified by area of residence of mother, 2019
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
State59,79630,55529,24112.1
     
Leinster34,45317,53516,91812.6
Carlow75537937612.9
Dublin City6,8613,5043,35712.2
South Dublin3,9491,9711,97813.8
Fingal4,3062,2132,09313.9
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 2,5661,2861,28010.9
Kildare3,0671,5271,54013.1
Kilkenny1,09456053410.7
Laois1,10654256412.5
Longford58630827813.8
Louth1,70090279812.7
Meath2,7711,4401,33113.4
Offaly92448344111.3
Westmeath1,16458657812.6
Wexford1,83594688911.8
Wicklow1,76988888111.8
     
Munster15,0447,7477,29711.5
Clare1,31967464510.9
Cork City1,32164567610.7
Cork County5,2492,6742,57512.1
Kerry1,57282674610.5
Limerick City76538937613.1
Limerick County 1,60187472711.4
Tipperary1,86496490011.3
Waterford City63232730513.0
Waterford County72137434710.2
     
Connacht6,6893,4493,24011.9
Galway City85044340711.2
Galway County2,3481,1771,17112.6
Leitrim43822621213.2
Mayo1,48179268911.0
Roscommon80441439012.0
Sligo76839737111.5
     
Ulster (Part of)3,5641,7961,76811.6
Cavan96246749512.3
Donegal1,81790890911.0
Monaghan78542136412.3
     
Regional Authorities:    
Border4,7702,4192,35111.7
Midland3,7801,9191,86112.4
West5,4832,8262,65711.8
Dublin17,6828,9748,70812.7
Mid-East9,3074,7574,55012.9
Mid-West5,5492,9012,64811.4
South-East5,0372,5862,45111.6
South-West8,1424,1453,99711.5
     
Mother Residing Outside the State462818
1 Births per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated usual residence 2019 population.
Table 4 Births registered, classified by age of mother and previous number of liveborn children, 2019
                                              Previous number of liveborn children 
Age of mother at maternityTotal012345 or moreNot stated
All ages59,79623,13920,83910,4953,4931,074756
         
15 and under2121
165353
1796924
18257223304
1943736262121
Under 2086475196161
         
20654494140182
21831589199358
2293859625275132
231,072645327791812
241,23766939213034111
20-244,7322,9931,31033775143
         
251,44169947719649137
261,77286957722676195
272,002955667244942616
282,3031,0318093131043115
292,6421,2158693601284030
25-2910,1604,7693,3991,33945112973
         
303,0971,4691,0033981545023
313,7581,7571,2155151606744
324,2861,8391,5135982097156
334,7081,8771,7986962276545
344,6131,6091,7688532349653
30-3420,4628,5517,2973,060984349221
         
354,6841,4591,8429492998352
364,5341,1981,8281,0413139559
373,8869191,4381,0573148771
383,2517261,1579053109558
392,6116009366792805759
35-3918,9664,9027,2014,6311,516417299
         
401,7784205874941686940
411,1422544042901163543
42711166230162863037
4339511611889421020
442267977312694
40-444,2521,0351,4161,066438153144
         
45 and over36013812046281216
Table 5 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by age of mother, 2019
 NumberPercentage of total births
Age of mother at maternityTotalMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parentsMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents
TotalSame address TotalSame address
All ages59,79637,02422,77213,51661.938.122.6
        
15 and under21213100.014.3
165325183.896.215.1
179615812215.684.422.9
18257392185815.284.822.6
194378235510018.881.222.9
Under 2086413872619116.084.022.1
        
2065410055417915.384.727.4
2183111871324414.285.829.4
2293815178728916.183.930.8
231,07222285031820.779.329.7
241,23730293540324.475.632.6
20-244,7328933,8391,43318.981.130.3
        
251,4413771,06451526.273.835.7
261,7725001,27264028.271.836.1
272,0027171,28574235.864.237.1
282,3039501,35379841.358.734.7
292,6421,3601,28278551.548.529.7
25-2910,1603,9046,2563,48038.461.634.3
        
303,0971,7901,30780657.842.226.0
313,7582,4651,29386865.634.423.1
324,2862,9801,30690169.530.521.0
334,7083,4901,21888174.125.918.7
344,6133,5271,08678276.523.517.0
30-3420,46214,2526,2104,23869.730.320.7
        
354,6843,5751,10977776.323.716.6
364,5343,56996571878.721.315.8
373,8863,02086665277.722.316.8
383,2512,45779458575.624.418.0
392,6111,93068150573.926.119.3
35-3918,96614,5514,4153,23776.723.317.1
        
401,7781,29348534172.727.319.2
411,14284230022673.726.319.8
4271148922215768.831.222.1
433952691268668.131.921.8
44226145816364.235.827.9
40-444,2523,0381,21487371.428.620.5
        
45 and over3602481126468.931.117.8
Table 6 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence of mother, 2019
 NumberPercentage of total births
Area of residenceTotalMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parentsMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents
TotalSame address TotalSame address
State59,79637,02422,77213,51661.938.122.6
        
Leinster34,45321,13913,3147,68061.438.622.3
Carlow75539536021652.347.728.6
Dublin City6,8613,9422,9191,42557.542.520.8
South Dublin3,9492,3071,64289058.441.622.5
Fingal4,3062,8231,48391365.634.421.2
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 2,5661,97359337076.923.114.4
Kildare3,0672,0071,06064965.434.621.2
Kilkenny1,09469939525463.936.123.2
Laois1,10662348330156.343.727.2
Longford58635123514959.940.125.4
Louth1,70094575540555.644.423.8
Meath2,7711,7631,00865063.636.423.5
Offaly92455636823760.239.825.6
Westmeath1,16472244228762.038.024.7
Wexford1,8351,01781848755.444.626.5
Wicklow1,7691,01675344757.442.625.3
       
Munster15,0449,2115,8333,56461.238.823.7
Clare1,31980851133861.338.725.6
Cork City1,32168563632351.948.124.5
Cork County5,2493,5441,7051,17767.532.522.4
Kerry1,57297459838962.038.024.7
Limerick City76533942617144.355.722.4
Limerick County 1,6011,08152034467.532.521.5
Tipperary1,8641,06080446656.943.125.0
Waterford City63230532716448.351.725.9
Waterford County72141530619257.642.426.6
       
Connacht6,6894,4472,2421,49466.533.522.3
Galway City85055629418265.434.621.4
Galway County2,3481,64670248970.129.920.8
Leitrim43829314510666.933.124.2
Mayo1,48194853333764.036.022.8
Roscommon80453127319966.034.024.8
Sligo76847329518161.638.423.6
       
Ulster (Part of)3,5642,1971,36777061.638.421.6
Cavan96262733521665.234.822.5
Donegal1,8171,07774039059.340.721.5
Monaghan78549329216462.837.220.9
        
Regional Authorities:       
Border4,7702,9631,8071,05762.137.922.2
Midland3,7802,2521,52897459.640.425.8
West5,4833,6811,8021,20767.132.922.0
Dublin17,68211,0456,6373,59862.537.520.3
Mid-East9,3075,7313,5762,15161.638.423.1
Mid-West5,5493,2882,2611,31959.340.723.8
South-East5,0372,8312,2061,31356.243.826.1
South-West8,1425,2032,9391,88963.936.123.2
        
Mother Residing Outside the State463016865.234.817.4
Table 7 Births registered, classified by area of residence and age of mother, 2019
Average age of mother at maternity
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2020-2425-2930-3435-3940 and overAll births First births
State59,7968644,73210,16020,46218,9664,61233.031.3
          
Leinster34,4535402,8355,90211,74910,7592,66832.931.2
Carlow75514901772471656231.829.9
Dublin City6,8611296001,1832,2242,20052532.931.6
South Dublin3,949773677431,3771,10328232.530.7
Fingal4,306602837291,4951,39534433.331.4
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 2,56610872388571,08229234.933.5
Kildare3,067402184681,0581,04024333.331.5
Kilkenny1,09410831713843479933.331.3
Laois1,106171072004163075932.330.2
Longford58614771171961424031.730.2
Louth1,7003716434858346410432.230.0
Meath2,7713418948698685122533.131.0
Offaly924171081763122654632.129.8
Westmeath1,164191132224043198732.530.4
Wexford1,8354122635861148211731.929.7
Wicklow1,7692112328659959714333.331.5
         
Munster15,0442081,1462,4985,0974,9141,18133.131.3
Clare1,319261071734534699133.231.3
Cork City1,3212712427143535810632.330.8
Cork County5,249432867481,8561,87743933.832.0
Kerry1,5722112323647755915633.531.8
Limerick City765171051902351724631.229.8
Limerick County 1,6011810726255253912333.331.6
Tipperary1,8642817235561456612932.730.5
Waterford City63222691292181563831.829.6
Waterford County7216531342572185333.030.8
         
Connacht6,689684281,0662,3132,27653833.532.0
Galway City85015661252772996833.332.3
Galway County2,3481712634681282722033.932.6
Leitrim438426671511593133.631.8
Mayo1,481149823754047811433.431.4
Roscommon80411621572602595532.931.1
Sligo7687501342732545033.131.8
         
Ulster (Part of)3,564483216831,2841,00622232.530.3
Cavan96210781613403076632.931.0
Donegal1,8172817838665247210132.129.9
Monaghan78510651362922275532.830.2
         
Regional Authorities:         
Border4,770593978841,7081,41930332.730.7
Midland3,780674057151,3281,03323232.230.2
West5,483573528651,8891,86345733.532.1
Dublin17,6822761,3372,8935,9535,7801,44333.231.6
Mid-East9,3071326941,5883,2262,95271533.131.1
Mid-West5,549894919801,8541,74638932.830.9
South-East5,037935219691,7171,36836932.330.2
South-West8,142915331,2552,7682,79470133.531.8
          
Mother Residing Outside the State462111911332.931.8
Table 8 Births registered outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence and age of mother, 2019
Average age of mother at maternity
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2525-2930-3435-3940 and overAll birthsFirst births
State22,7724,5656,2566,2104,4151,32630.529.1
         
Leinster13,3142,7393,5543,6582,56879530.529.1
Carlow3608811885492029.527.7
Dublin City2,91959673776162320230.729.8
South Dublin1,6423564474822758230.128.9
Fingal1,4832533744383318731.129.6
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 593791091791527432.732.2
Kildare1,0602162852842235230.529.0
Kilkenny39583109118582730.228.6
Laois483110125141931430.028.2
Longford23570665932829.028.7
Louth7551712371821273829.827.8
Meath1,0081772762802057031.029.0
Offaly368999896631229.527.2
Westmeath44299127124652729.928.2
Wexford8182072392101273529.527.6
Wicklow7531352072191454730.729.2
        
Munster5,8331,1331,6551,5831,13133130.629.2
Clare5111171061481152530.528.7
Cork City6361221761831203530.529.3
Cork County1,70528147049135410931.130.0
Kerry5981181581491274630.929.7
Limerick City426110140105591229.027.6
Limerick County 520911461441112830.929.5
Tipperary8041662601981404030.028.0
Waterford City327749588511930.028.1
Waterford County3065410477541730.528.8
        
Connacht2,24236962562548513831.130.0
Galway City294596285662231.230.4
Galway County7021071991861605031.530.8
Leitrim145253240371131.629.9
Mayo53384153166983231.029.1
Roscommon27354895962930.328.7
Sligo295409089621430.930.0
        
Ulster (Part of)1,3673224163402286129.727.8
Cavan335759683641730.228.1
Donegal7401822361801142829.427.8
Monaghan292658477501630.027.7
        
Regional Authorities:      
Border1,8073875384693278630.128.4
Midland1,5283784164202536129.728.0
West1,80230450349638611331.130.0
Dublin6,6371,2841,6671,8601,38144530.929.8
Mid-East3,5766991,00596570020730.528.8
Mid-West2,26148465259542510530.228.5
South-East2,20650666557833911829.828.0
South-West2,93952180482360119030.929.8
         
Mother Residing Outside the State162643131.230.1
Table 9 Births registered, classified by nationality of mother, marital status and age, 2019
Total births Births inside marriage/civil partnership Births outside marriage/civil partnership Average age of mother at maternity
Nationality of motherNumber Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage  
TOTAL59,796100.0 37,02461.9 22,77238.1 33.0
Ireland46,03677.0 27,87860.6 18,15839.4 33.3
United Kingdom1,2712.1 72056.6 55143.4 32.6
EU15 excl. Irl & UK1,1852.0 72561.2 46038.8 34.3
EU16 to EU 28 16,24110.4 3,62458.1 2,61741.9 31.6
Other 25,0348.4 4,05880.6 97619.4 32.2
Not stated290.05 1965.5 1034.5 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, 2019
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
STATE31,13416,26814,8666.3
    
LEINSTER15,7588,2237,5355.8
Carlow3541861686.0
Dublin City4,2102,1022,1087.5
South Dublin1,3497206294.7
Fingal1,1275855423.6
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown 1,4637047596.2
Kildare1,0546134414.5
Kilkenny6463522946.3
Laois4712682035.3
Longford2811591226.6
Louth8384094296.3
Meath9275254024.5
Offaly4592372225.6
Westmeath5672992686.2
Wexford1,1076124957.1
Wicklow9054524536.0
    
MUNSTER9,1444,7594,3857.0
Clare7884293596.5
Cork City1,0495325178.5
Cork County2,5621,3311,2315.9
Kerry1,2406595818.3
Limerick City5032772268.6
Limerick County 9014624396.4
Tipperary1,2716426297.7
Waterford City3451631827.1
Waterford County4852642216.8
    
CONNACHT4,0482,1421,9067.2
Galway City4052042015.3
Galway County1,2766766006.9
Leitrim3051671389.2
Mayo1,0375654727.7
Roscommon5232842397.8
Sligo5022462567.5
    
ULSTER (PART OF)2,1841,1441,0407.1
Cavan5102912196.5
Donegal1,2196405797.4
Monaghan4552132427.1
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:    
Border2,9911,5571,4347.4
Midland1,7789638155.8
West3,2411,7291,5127.0
Dublin8,1494,1114,0385.8
Mid-East3,7241,9991,7255.1
Mid-West3,4631,8101,6537.1
South-East2,9371,5771,3606.7
South-West4,8512,5222,3296.9
1 Deaths per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated 2019 Usual Residence population.
Table 11 Deaths registered by cause of death and county of residence of deceased, 2019
Area of residenceTotal DeathsMalignant NeoplasmsDiseases of the Circulatory systemDiseases of the Respiratory systemExternal causesAll other causes
STATE31,1349,5898,9893,8071,3937,356
       
LEINSTER15,7584,8904,4081,9726343,854
Carlow35412410932782
Dublin City4,2101,2341,1665491271,134
South Dublin1,34944935517753315
Fingal1,12738529512242283
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown 1,46341346816042380
Kildare1,05433428314066231
Kilkenny6462001759131149
Laois4711371276322122
Longford2818689391453
Louth83827619811052202
Meath92731423611247218
Offaly4591321326317115
Westmeath5671831706628120
Wexford1,10733534413455239
Wicklow90528826111431211
      
MUNSTER9,1442,7712,6761,1104862,101
Clare78826622710742146
Cork City1,04929932111560254
Cork County2,562766765279128624
Kerry1,24036536615156302
Limerick City503140145794297
Limerick County 90128226210242213
Tipperary1,27139336216269285
Waterford City34510385522580
Waterford County4851571436322100
      
CONNACHT4,0481,2611,201483180923
Galway City4051271133429102
Galway County1,27640537415659282
Leitrim305929735972
Mayo1,03732732313635216
Roscommon5231501477129126
Sligo5021601475119125
      
ULSTER (PART OF)2,18466770424293478
Cavan5101421625229125
Donegal1,21940539713530252
Monaghan4551201455534101
      
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:      
Border2,991919948328121675
Midland1,77853851823181410
West3,2411,009957397152726
Dublin8,1492,4812,2841,0082642,112
Mid-East3,7241,212978476196862
Mid-West3,4631,081996450195741
South-East2,937919856372140650
South-West4,8511,4301,4525452441,180
Table 12 Deaths registered classified by cause and age-group, 2019
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeDeaths          over
Total deaths0A00-Y8931,13419029451533056731,3742,9275,6158,87710,946
                 
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99281112311110234268119
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B908125
Meningococcal infection3A397112111
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B2471231
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19114421
Other infectious and parasitic2482164174065113
   diseases            
            
Neoplasms6C00-D489,881231417591955721,4352,6283,0181,938
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C979,58931316581925631,4152,5772,9201,832
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C14208122449684222
Oesophagus9C15434110288111312774
Stomach10C163132824397510758
Colon11C1843442245105138120
Rectum and anus12C19-C2160221538104147174122
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C22410127185214512758
Pancreas14C2554935159416818183
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C342,0101898327683630254
Skin16C43159441323384532
Breast17C5071143685120142174150
Cervix uteri18C531009131225141611
Other parts of uterus19C54-C551431530404918
Ovary20C5631012103242969037
Prostate21C616211325126248218
Kidney22C642091121544495443
Bladder23C67234113728418271
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C968071753102796203278177
Other malignant neoplasms1,33559244397191324358284
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D891201696183644
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E907401236112851113242283
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E14527134122678197206
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F991,9321112791135841,214
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F101723363
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H951,55932615213634114252520556
Meningitis32G00-G0361221
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I998,9892415261072876761,3512,4904,040
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I254,1637471514297571,1741,598
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction)I211,71351263159293472709
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I521,69624135123698160393982
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I691,62725185578217482770
Other diseases of circulatory system1,5039304571217441690
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J993,80731721621716561,2161,670
Influenza38J10-J11511145491611
Pneumonia39J12-J19980233173283215625
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J471,767172099409648583
of which: Asthma41J45-J4668125591333
Other diseases of the respiratory 1,0091272036155337451
   system            
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K931,12411343116162178277334
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K2855213691816
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K743127347588663111
Other diseases of the digestive7571483868103228307
   system            
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L994711271323
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M9922511139407199
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M19714152032
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N9958212562251163332
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N2937912451841108200
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P9689881
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnormalities52Q00-Q992088078351327451352
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q0729152721110
Circulatory system54Q20-Q2837182112722110
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9915713222661681794
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9515132
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R9937226606465
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y891,39358101157215211196145157198
Accidents59V01-X5990944378211611911596143193
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V9990231391214148123
               Accidental falls 61W00-W1922311481627326272
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X4926412566266441563
               other accidents3321111133423304163115
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X844213606690786844102
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09171354121
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y3433145111011
 All other external causes  13121342
1 Stillbirths not included.              
Table 13 Male deaths registered classified by cause and age group, 2019
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeMales          over
Total Male Deaths0A00-Y8916,26810416341142004088361,8323,3764,8864,462
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B991301116616203643
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90523
Meningococcal infection3A39211
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B2441111
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B198332
Other infectious and parasitic111113212193439
   diseases            
            
Neoplasms6C00-D485,39022101029772717861,5291,687987
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C975,226291029752687751,5041,630924
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C1414821636542713
Oesophagus9C1526871963747431
Stomach10C16200141631526432
Colon11C182471830688555
Rectum and anus12C19-C2135126216010110556
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C222502610321007030
Pancreas14C25298238561019632
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C341,1831367184403368148
Skin16C4310532913273615
Breast17C505212
Cervix uteri18C53
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55
Ovary20C56
Prostate21C616211325126248218
Kidney22C641491121237363723
Bladder23C6716111418306047
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C9649115426157013015999
Other malignant neoplasms74935172160118201201123
Diseases of the blood and
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D89651156112021
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E9040312264193063152124
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E1430113281644127100
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F997291115557264395
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F101513263
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H958043151213232168148285225
Meningitis32G00-G035122
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I994,744131320782175299241,4341,534
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I252,561740127361558755713
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I211,0385956132226301309
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I5278313124102671113217335
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I6971414143852125229251
  Other diseases of circulatory system  6865142645128233235
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J991,83521183293366639693
Influenza38J10-J1131111236116
Pneumonia39J12-J19443192446122241
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J4783131040209310259
of which: Asthma41J45-J4621112377
Other diseases of the respiratory 530141126105196187
   system            
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K93624163078109106155139
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K283211344910
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K74218323566247216
Other diseases of the digestive374126194355125123
   system            
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L991711366
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M9981113153427
Rheumatoid arthritis and         
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M19201478
         
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99293144142782161
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29207133142358105
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P9649481
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnormalities52Q00-Q9911140451421826722
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q07125421
Circulatory system54Q20-Q28135211211
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9959921255123821
Sudden infant death syndrome56R951192
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R992312552134
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y899341780113167159144978284
Accidents59V01-X59575143355969280597382
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V9966312691310571
               Accidental falls 61W00-W1913311451424192837
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X491731034534520632
               other accidents20311011292026293542
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X84317243546458543561
Homicide/assault64X85-Y0914334121
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y3420113771
All other external causes811123
1 Stillbirths not included.              
Table 14 Female deaths registered classified by cause and age group, 2019
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeFemales          over
Total Female Deaths0A00-Y8914,866861311391052655381,0952,2393,9916,484
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B991511112547223276
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90312
Meningococcal infection3A3951121
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24312
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B193111
Other infectious and parasitic1371325213174
   diseases            
            
Neoplasms6C00-D484,491147301183016491,0991,331951
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C974,363146291172956401,0731,290908
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C14601081314159
Oesophagus9C1516613918395343
Stomach10C161131488234326
Colon11C1818731415375365
Rectum and anus12C19-C2125191744466966
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C2216011820455728
Pancreas14C2525112738678551
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C34827531143280262106
Skin16C43541241011917
Breast17C5070643685118141174148
Cervix uteri18C531009131225141611
Other parts of uterus19C54-C551431530404918
Ovary20C5631012103242969037
Prostate21C61
Kidney22C646037131720
Bladder23C677312310112224
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C96316211412267311978
Other malignant neoplasms586247223773123157161
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D89555471623
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic       
  diseases26E00-E90337179215090159
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E1422624103470106
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F991,203112456320819
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F10211
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H957551138131346104235331
Meningitis32G00-G0311
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I994,245112629701474271,0562,506
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I251,60272468199419885
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I21675372767171400
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I5291311112102747176647
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I69913114172692253519
  Other diseases of circulatory system  817416192689208455
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J991,97216133078290577977
Influenza38J10-J1120331355
Pneumonia39J12-J19537133883793384
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J47936141059200338324
of which: Asthma41J45-J464711436626
Other diseases of the respiratory 4792391050141264
   system            
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K93500713385372122195
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and2312596
   jejunum43K25-K28            
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K7494411192619105
Other diseases of the digestive38322192548103184
   system            
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L9930114717
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M99144136253772
Rheumatoid arthritis and        
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M19513111324
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99289111282481171
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N2917211124185095
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P964040
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnormalities52Q00-Q99974033211191963
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q0717102311
Circulatory system54Q20-Q28241311711
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9998411145973
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9544
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99141114331
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y894594121444852524875114
Accidents59V01-X5933434272027353770111
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V9924213314352
               Accidental falls 61W00-W1990323133435
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X499122292124931
               other accidents129112534122873
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X8410411712262014941
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09312
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y341332431
All other external causes51112
1 Stillbirths not included.              
Table 15 Infant and neonatal mortality by area of residence of deceased, 2019
 Infant mortality1 Neonatal mortality 2
Area of residenceNumberRateNumberRate 3
STATE1903.2 1442.4
     
LEINSTER1243.6 972.8
Carlow22.6 22.6
Dublin City263.8 202.9
South Dublin153.8 123.0
Fingal133.0 71.6
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown 62.3 62.3
Kildare123.9 103.3
Kilkenny10.9 10.9
Laois21.8 10.9
Longford35.1 35.1
Louth74.1 42.4
Meath134.7 103.6
Offaly44.3 44.3
Westmeath43.4 32.6
Wexford84.4 84.4
Wicklow84.5 63.4
     
MUNSTER412.7 281.9
Clare43.0 32.3
Cork City32.3 21.5
Cork County173.2 112.1
Kerry53.2 31.9
Limerick City11.3 11.3
Limerick County 42.5 21.2
Tipperary52.7 42.1
Waterford City23.2 23.2
Waterford County00.0 00.0
      
CONNACHT182.7 142.1
Galway City00.0 00.0
Galway County83.4 52.1
Leitrim49.1 49.1
Mayo53.4 53.4
Roscommon11.2 00.0
Sligo00.0 00.0
      
ULSTER (PART OF)72.0 51.4
Cavan22.1 22.1
Donegal52.8 31.7
Monaghan00.0 00.0
     
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:     
Border112.3 91.9
Midland133.4 112.9
West142.6 101.8
Dublin603.4 452.5
Mid-East404.3 303.2
Mid-West142.5 101.8
South-East132.6 132.6
South-West253.1 162.0
1 Infant mortality rates: Deaths of infants under one year per 1,000 live births, classified by area of residence of mother.
2 Neonatal mortality rates: Deaths of infants under 28 days per 1,000 live births, classified by area of residence of mother.
3 Infant and neonatal mortality rates in some areas, based on small numbers are subject to considerable fluctuation and caution should be exercised in their interpretation.
Table 16 Suicides classified by county of residence of deceased, 20141, 20182 and 20192
 2019            
 Number of suicides Suicide rate3 all persons Suicide rate3 males Suicide rate3 females
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemale 201920182014 201920182014 201920182014
STATE421317104 8.67.210.5 13.011.717.4 4.22.93.7
                
LEINSTER16812345 6.15.58.6 9.18.914.4 3.22.12.9
               
Carlow33 5.112.116.3 24.218.1 10.214.6
Dublin City17143 3.04.07.7 5.15.512.6 1.02.53.0
South Dublin1138 3.93.58.0 2.23.611.9 5.53.44.3
Fingal1293 3.92.33.9 5.94.06.5 1.90.61.4
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown 77 3.01.43.4 6.12.97.0 
Kildare21174 9.07.413.0 14.611.424.3 3.43.51.8
Kilkenny1082 9.87.912.4 15.613.916.6 3.92.08.3
Laois651 6.84.63.6 11.26.84.8 2.32.32.4
Longford22 4.79.9 9.319.8 
Louth1192 8.26.88.8 13.512.313.0 3.01.54.8
Meath21147 10.24.98.9 13.69.915.8 6.82.1
Offaly853 9.811.210.2 12.320.020.5 7.32.5
Westmeath752 7.612.17.9 10.819.716.1 4.34.4
Wexford22175 14.213.717.6 22.221.230.1 6.46.55.4
Wicklow1082 6.77.49.3 10.812.416.0 2.62.72.8
               
MUNSTER16313231 12.410.312.3 20.216.220.5 4.74.44.2
               
Clare12102 9.914.114.4 16.621.727.3 3.36.61.7
Cork City16133 12.97.313.6 21.311.519.1 4.83.28.4
Cork County45396 10.47.710.3 18.211.316.9 2.84.23.8
Kerry20146 13.38.816.4 18.812.225.9 7.95.46.8
Limerick City13112 22.312.026.5 38.220.840.0 6.83.413.8
Limerick County 17134 12.115.16.6 18.425.710.3 5.74.33.0
Tipperary29227 17.611.0 26.617.1 8.54.9
North Tipperary 9.7 19.5 
South Tipperary 13.4 22.4 4.5
Waterford City44 8.210.42.1 16.612.64.4 8.2
Waterford County761 9.915.717.7 16.931.535.4 2.8
               
CONNACHT583919 10.36.113.9 13.99.722.3 6.72.55.6
               
Galway City1165 14.58.015.7 16.411.020.6 12.75.211.1
Galway County17125 9.15.413.6 12.98.723.6 5.42.23.4
Leitrim33 9.16.19.4 18.16.118.5 6.1
Mayo1192 8.27.514.6 13.415.123.0 3.06.1
Roscommon1156 16.46.018.7 14.99.030.9 17.93.06.3
Sligo541 7.53.09.3 12.13.012.5 2.93.06.1
               
ULSTER (PART OF)32239 10.411.912.5 15.020.420.3 5.93.34.7
               
Cavan14113 17.918.116.3 28.133.324.2 7.72.68.2
Donegal1183 6.78.69.3 9.814.815.0 3.62.43.7
Monaghan743 11.012.616.4 12.518.929.5 9.46.43.3
               
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:               
               
Border403010 9.89.911.0 14.816.417.5 4.93.54.6
Midland23176 7.58.07.6 11.113.214.6 4.02.70.7
West503218 10.86.615.0 13.911.024.0 7.72.25.9
Dublin473314 3.43.06.2 4.84.310.2 2.01.72.4
Mid-East634815 8.76.610.6 13.311.319.2 4.12.02.2
Mid-West715615 14.613.112.5 23.121.221.6 6.25.03.6
South-East463511 10.612.114.3 16.220.623.2 5.03.75.5
South-West816615 11.57.912.2 18.811.519.2 4.24.35.3
1 2014 deaths are by year of occurrence and are final figures.
2 2018 and 2019 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, 2014 - 2019
 thousands
Sex and Age Group 201412015120162201712018120191
Total Persons4,645.44,687.84,739.64,792.54,857.04,921.5
 0 - 4 years345.4337.9331.4324.6319.3315.2
 5 - 9 "342.1349.3355.3359.1356.9352.3
10 - 14 "310.1314.4318.9323.3332.6341.4
15 - 19 "290.6296.1301.2308.5316.2319.9
20 - 24 "276.6275.5273.5276.3289.3298.1
25 - 29 "305.9298.7296.7292.4291.1289.2
30 - 34 "382.5369.2360.3347.9335.8330.8
35 - 39 "371.6379.8388.1394.6398.3397.0
40 - 44 "347.4353.0356.5363.1369.9379.9
45 - 49 "312.6317.0324.9333.1341.2351.1
50 - 54 "289.2295.2298.4303.3306.7310.5
55 - 59 "255.7260.6268.2274.0279.9285.9
60 - 64 "226.4230.8236.5242.3246.5253.8
65 - 69 "197.2203.6208.0211.3215.8219.3
70 - 74 "144.4150.8159.9169.2177.7184.8
75 - 79 "109.1112.2114.2116.8121.9127.5
80 - 84 "76.178.880.582.985.187.4
85 years and over62.764.967.369.773.077.3
      
Total males2,299.02,317.72,346.52,372.12,405.82,438.0
 0 - 4 years176.0172.4169.7166.1163.3161.1
 5 - 9 "175.1178.5181.4183.1182.1180.2
10 - 14 "158.4160.9163.1165.5170.5175.2
15 - 19 "149.1152.0154.4157.6161.2162.3
20 - 24 "139.4139.9138.4140.4147.3151.5
25 - 29 "147.2143.7145.2144.3145.2145.3
30 - 34 "184.9177.0172.5166.3161.1159.8
35 - 39 "183.8186.9190.6192.7193.1192.0
40 - 44 "172.9175.0177.2180.1183.2187.4
45 - 49 "156.1158.4162.5166.2170.2174.7
50 - 54 "143.4146.1147.7150.1152.0154.5
55 - 59 "127.2129.3133.1135.9138.6141.1
60 - 64 "112.9115.0117.7120.5122.4126.0
65 - 69 "98.5101.2103.4104.8106.8108.4
70 - 74 "70.473.678.482.987.490.8
75 - 79 "50.752.453.555.157.660.6
80 - 84 "32.634.134.936.237.538.7
85 years and over20.321.423.024.326.228.3
      
Total females2,346.42,370.12,393.12,420.42,451.32,483.5
 0 - 4 years169.3165.6161.7158.5156.0154.2
 5 - 9 "167.0170.8173.9176.0174.7172.0
10 - 14 "151.6153.6155.7157.8162.1166.2
15 - 19 "141.4144.1146.9151.0155.0157.6
20 - 24 "137.3135.6135.1135.9142.0146.6
25 - 29 "158.7155.0151.5148.2145.9143.9
30 - 34 "197.6192.2187.8181.6174.8171.0
35 - 39 "187.8192.9197.5201.9205.2205.1
40 - 44 "174.4178.0179.3183.0186.7192.5
45 - 49 "156.5158.6162.4166.9171.0176.4
50 - 54 "145.8149.1150.8153.2154.6156.0
55 - 59 "128.5131.3135.1138.2141.3144.8
60 - 64 "113.4115.9118.7121.8124.1127.8
65 - 69 "98.7102.3104.5106.4108.9110.9
70 - 74 "74.077.281.686.390.294.1
75 - 79 "58.459.760.761.764.266.9
80 - 84 "43.544.745.546.647.648.7
85 years and over42.443.544.445.346.849.0
1Population figures for years 2014 - 2019 (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 2019, classified by principal groups of causes, sex and year of occurrence
   Year of occurrence 
Cause of Death 20172016201520142013201220112010200920082007 2006 & earlierTotal
Total deathsM391543114365435441561
 F231383016863361152395
             
Malignant NeoplasmsM193310112001536
F138443200301947
            
Diseases of the Circulatory systemM49105330102001386
F3696321111102081
            
Diseases of the Respiratory systemM1410120000000633
F44210110000518
            
External causesM2662721303211423333
F122814210001000148
            
All other causesM4341502110111473
 F56946221210018101
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 World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) 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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