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CSO statistical release, 31 August 2016, 11am

Vital Statistics

Quarter 1 2016

                                    Quarter 1 2016Quarter 1 2015
   
Births16,48017,183
Deaths 8,6098,604
Marriages 3,5393,546
Natural increase7,8718,579

The number of births fell by 703 in quarter 1 2016 while the number of deaths rose by 5 compared to the same period in 2015.

Births, deaths and natural increase rates, 2006-2016 Quarter 1

There were 16,480 births in quarter 1 2016,  703 fewer births compared with the same period in 2015.   This corresponds to a birth rate of 14.2 per 1,000 population, a decrease of  0.7 from quarter 1 2015.

There were 8,609 deaths in quarter 1 2016, an increase of 0.1% (or 5 deaths) from quarter 1 2015.  This equates to a death rate of 7.4 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.1 from the same period in 2015.

There were 63 infant deaths registered giving an infant mortality rate of 3.8 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in quarter 1 2016 resulted in a natural increase of population of 7,871 persons.

Births

There were 8,537 male births and 7,943 female births in quarter 1 2016.  The 16,480 births represent an annual birth rate of 14.2 per thousand population.  This rate is 0.7 points lower than the corresponding quarter of 2015.  See tables 4 and 5.

Age of mothers

The average age of first time mothers was 30.8, up 0.2 years from the same period in the previous year.  The average age of mothers at maternity for births registered in quarter 1 2016 was 32.7 years, 0.2 higher than quarter 1 2015. The average age of first time mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.4 while the average age of  all mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 29.9 years.  In the same quarter in 2015, the average age of mothers having their first baby outside marriage/civil partnership was 27.9 years while it was 29.6 years for all mothers for births registered outside of marriage/civil partnership.  See tables 9 and 10.

Births and marriage/civil partnerships

In quarter 1 2016 there were 10,443 (63.4%) births registered as within marriage and of these 5 were within civil partnerships.

There were 6,037 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 36.6% of all births in quarter 1 2016.  The highest percentage of births outside marriage/civil partnership was in Limerick City at 51.8% and the lowest was in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown with 24.4%.  In the same quarter in 2015, there were 6,202 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 36.1% of all births.  See table 8.

Location of births

The highest number of births registered was in Dublin City with 1,933 (11.7% of total live births in the country) followed by Cork County with 1,454 (8.8%) registered births.   Leitrim had the lowest number with 108 (0.7%) registered births in quarter 1, 2016. The same pattern was reflected in quarter 1, 2015 when Dublin City accounted for 1,982 or 11.5% of births followed by Cork County with 1,622 (9.4%).  Leitrim had the lowest number, 113 births (0.7%), registered in quarter 1, 2015.  See table 8.

Nationality of mothers

Of the 16,480 births in quarter 1, 2016, there were 12,881 babies (78.2%) born to mothers of Irish nationality compared to 13,468 (78.4%) in quarter 1, 2015.  See table 11.

 

 

 

Birth order

A total of 6,245 births (37.9%) were to first time mothers in quarter 1 2016.  There were 5,806 births (35.2%) to second time mothers.  This accounted for a total of 73.1% of births.  See table 6 and fig 2.

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Birth Order Q1 2016 (%)
1st37.8944174757282
2nd35.2305825242718
3rd17.8519417475728
4th5.97087378640777
5th and over3.05218446601942

Deaths

There were 8,609 deaths registered in quarter 1 2016, of these 4,339 were male while 4,270 were female.  The quarter 1 2016 total is 0.1% higher than in the corresponding quarter of 2015 when 8,604 deaths were registered.  See table 12.

Infant and neonatal mortality

There were 63 infant deaths registered in quarter 1 2016 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.8 deaths per 1,000 live births, an increase of 0.6 deaths per 1,000 births in the same period in 2015.   Neonatal deaths are deaths of infants at ages under 4 weeks.  There were 45 neonatal deaths registered in quarter 1 2016, giving a neonatal mortality rate of 2.7 deaths per 1,000 live births, which was an increase of 0.9 from quarter 1 2015.  See tables 3, 4 and fig 3.

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Under 1 yr ratesinfantneonatal
Q1 20143.73.2
Q2 20143.32.5
Q3 20144.32.7
Q4 20143.42.6
Q1 20153.21.8
Q2 20152.11.9
Q3 201532.5
Q4 20154.13.1
Q1 20163.82.7

Cause of death

Diseases of the Heart and Arteries:

Diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 2,657 deaths, or an annual rate of 2.3 per 1,000 population.  Of these, 1,241 were due to ischaemic heart disease and 544 to cerebrovascular disease.   See tables  2, 13, 14 and fig. 4.

Malignant Cancers:

There were 2,356 deaths from malignant neoplasms.  This is equivalent to an annual rate of 2.0 per 1,000 population.

Lung Diseases:

Deaths from pneumonia numbered 350; chronic lower respiratory disease accounted for 593 deaths and 310 deaths resulted from other respiratory diseases. 

Accidents, suicides and other:

There were 277 deaths due to accidents, suicides and other external causes.  Accidents accounted for 61.7% (171) of these deaths while suicides accounted for 32.9% (91).  Of these 277 deaths, almost two thirds (65.0%) were male.

 

 

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Principle causes of death Q1 2016 (%)
malignant
neoplasms
27
circulatory
diseases
31
External
causes
3
respiratory
diseases
15
remainder24

 Age at death

The leading cause of death in quarter 1 2016 varied widely by age group.  Among young adults aged 15 to 34, external causes of death including accidents, suicide and other ranked first (56 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. 

There were 7,141 deaths of persons aged 65 and over registered in quarter 1 2016.  This represents an annual death rate of 47.1 per 1,000 population aged 65 and over and represents a decrease of 1.8 when compared with the corresponding quarter of 2015.  See tables 3, 4 and fig 5.

The average (mean) time-lag between the date of death and the registration of death was 43 days while the median (mid-point in data) was 18 days for quarter 1 2016.

 

 

CancerHeartLung Accident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 156.82.71.41.487.7
15-4427.616633.616.8
45-7443.724.710.54.716.4
75 and over19.834.817.31.226.9

Natural Increase

The natural increase in the population (births minus deaths) for quarter 1 2016 was 7,871.  This represents a rate of 6.8 per 1,000 population, 0.6 per thousand less than quarter 1 2015.  See tables 3, 4 and fig. 1.

 

Marriages/Civil Partnerships

The number of marriages registered during the quarter was 3,539 (provisional), of which 186 were same-sex marriages. This is equivalent to an annual marriage rate of 3.1 per 1,000 population, the same rate as the corresponding quarter of 2015.  See tables 3 and 4.

Civil Partnership legislation was introduced in Ireland on the 1st January,  2011.  From 16th November 2015, when same-sex marriages legislation came into effect, same-sex couples no longer had the option to apply for a Civil Partnership.  However, couples that had given the required 3 months' notice of a Civil Partnership prior to 16th November 2015 were still entitled to have a Civil Partnership ceremony after that date.  The number of Civil Partnerships registered in the first quarter of 2016 was 7 which was 71 less than in quarter 1 2015.  The annual rate per 1,000 population was 0.01 which was 0.06 less than the corresponding quarter of 2015.

Population

The estimated population (usual residence) in April 2015 was 4,635,400.

Table 1 Births classified by age of mother at maternity by quarter, 2011, 2015 and 2016 and their corresponding annual age specific (asfr) and total period fertility rates (tpfr)
             
             
 Q1 2011Q1 2015 Q4 2015Q1 2016
  % ofFertility % ofFertility % ofFertility % ofFertility
Age of motherNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrate
             
 < 20 years4982.514.82991.78.92731.88.03181.99.3
  20-24 years2,04610.357.51,4988.750.11,3688.848.01,4138.649.6
  25-29 years4,49022.589.53,20518.780.72,88518.677.02,94017.878.5
  30-34 years7,10835.6149.16,21736.2126.35,64336.3118.25,85035.5122.5
  35-39 years4,77023.9109.64,79627.9103.14,37228.192.14,80129.1101.1
  40-44 years9714.924.81,1096.525.49416.121.21,0976.724.8
  45+ years620.31.7580.31.5520.31.3610.41.5
  Not stated50.010.00.00.0
           
  Total19,950100.02.217,183100.02.015,534100.01.816,480100.01.9
             
             
Table 2a Deaths registered by cause of death and by quarter, 2011, 2015 and 2016
 Malignant Cancers % of totalDiseases of the heart and arteries% of totalLung diseases% of totalAccidents, Suicides & Others% of totalOther Causes% of totalTotal% of total
Q1 20162,35627.42,65730.91,26614.72773.22,05323.88,609100.0
Q4 2015 2,11830.62,09030.275210.84166.01,55622.46,932100.0
Q1 20152,37927.62,75732.01,25214.62643.11,95222.78,604100.0
Q1 20112,27328.12,75434.01,09413.53674.51,60519.88,093100.0
Table 2b Deaths registered by cause of death, by age and region, First Quarter 2016
 Malignant Cancers % of totalDiseases of the heart and arteries% of totalLung diseases% of totalAccidents, Suicides & Others% of totalOther Causes% of totalTotal% of total
            
Persons           
Under 110.000.000.000.0623.0630.7
1 - 420.110.000.010.420.160.1
5 - 1420.110.010.100.000.040.0
15 - 2460.340.260.5227.970.3450.5
25 - 34160.7140.530.23412.3110.5780.9
35 - 44472.0220.860.52810.1241.21271.5
45 - 541536.5782.9171.34717.0522.53474.0
55 - 6436415.41917.2655.14315.51356.67989.3
65 - 7465427.839314.819915.73512.625112.21,53217.8
75 - 8470930.176828.939130.9269.462330.32,51729.2
85 +40217.11,18544.657845.74114.888643.23,09235.9
Total2,356100.02,657100.01,266100.0277100.02,053100.08,609100.0
       
Males      
Under 100.000.000.000.0351.7350.4
1 - 420.100.000.010.410.040.0
5 - 1410.010.010.100.000.030.0
15 - 2440.220.150.4207.230.1340.4
25 - 34100.4110.400.0269.440.2510.6
35 - 44130.6160.630.2217.6140.7670.8
45 - 54632.7562.180.63512.6331.61952.3
55 - 642028.61445.4403.2269.4783.84905.7
65 - 7438416.327810.51229.6259.01396.894811.0
75 - 8438216.244516.721116.7145.131815.51,37015.9
85 +1737.342315.925019.7124.328413.8114213.3
Total1,23452.41,37651.864050.618065.090944.34,33950.4
       
Females      
Under 110.000.000.000.0271.3280.3
1 - 400.010.000.000.010.020.0
5 - 1410.000.000.000.000.010.0
15 - 2420.120.110.120.740.2110.1
25 - 3460.330.130.282.970.3270.3
35 - 44341.460.230.272.5100.5600.7
45 - 54903.8220.890.7124.3190.91521.8
55 - 641626.9471.8252.0176.1572.83083.6
65 - 7427011.51154.3776.1103.61125.55846.8
75 - 8432713.932312.218014.2124.330514.9114713.3
85 +2299.776228.732825.92910.560229.31,95022.7
Total1,12247.61,28148.262649.49735.0114455.74,27049.6
       
Region      
Border27411.631311.815312.13813.722711.1100511.7
Midland1335.61505.6796.2238.31185.75035.8
West2139.029211.013710.83512.62019.887810.2
Dublin65928.062123.430624.2227.956327.42,17125.2
Mid-East26211.12238.41098.62910.51678.17909.2
Mid-West2119.028510.713410.62910.51859.08449.8
South-East27211.534012.816813.33613.025412.4107012.4
South-West33214.143316.318014.26523.533816.51,34815.7
Total2,356100.02,657100.01,266100.0277100.02,053100.08,609100.0
Table 3 Marriages, civil partnerships, births, deaths and natural increase
               
 Live Births Deaths 
 Marriages1Civil PartnershipsTotalFirst Outside marriage/civil partnershipsAverage Age Total InfantNeo-natal65 & overNatural Increase
               
Quarter 1
20113,047619,9508,008 6,76831.78,093 72606,45511,857
20122,8128219,3137,693 6,92931.87,979 61456,44511,334
20133,3125217,5636,752 6,40632.18,347 55366,7829,216
20143,6206817,6996,812 6,43932.38,110 65566,6409,589
20153,5467817,1836,456 6,20232.58,604 55317,1758,579
20163,539716,4806,245 6,03732.78,609 63457,1417,871
            
Quarter 2            
20115,01518418,3817,080 6,01331.87,277 61415,61811,104
20125,41112017,9586,718 6,16431.97,080 47415,62910,878
20135,2127217,1076,372 5,82432.27,644 58386,2069,463
20145,4319616,5026,169 5,94932.37,197 55415,7429,305
20155,5169316,0646,021 5,78632.57,565 34306,1688,499
2016             
            
Quarter 3            
20117,53220419,2227,512 6,54331.76,911 65415,30312,311
20127,71210417,9856,974 6,25032.06,825 79615,25711,160
20137,54112017,7296,608 6,24332.16,983 59465,52210,746
20148,03811917,1976,423 6,32932.37,001 74465,52610,196
20158,19714917,1286,367 6,28532.46,851 52425,48310,277
2016             
            
Quarter 4            
20114,26114217,0976,841 5,86631.86,714 60485,25510,383
20124,77810216,9696,554 6,00132.16,964 63475,43710,005
20134,6158916,5316,379 5,92032.27,044 56445,4709,487
20144,95610916,0646,231 5,86332.36,787 55415,3619,277
20154,8575615,5346,023 5,71732.56,932 64485,5048,602
2016            
            
Total            
201119,85553674,65029,441 25,19031.828,995 25819022,63145,655
201220,71342972,22527,939 25,34431.928,848 25019422,76843,377
201320,68033368,93026,111 24,39332.1 30,018 22816423,98038,912
201422,04539267,46225,635 24,58032.3 29,095 24918423,26938,367
201522,11637665,90924,867 23,99032.5 29,952 20515124,33035,957
2016              
               
1 2011-2015 Marriage & Civil Partnership figures are final. Quarter 1 2016 Marriage & Civil Partnership data is subject to revision. Marriage figures for Quarter 4 2015 and Total 2015 include 91 same-sex marriages. Marriage figure for Quarter 1 2016 includes 186 same-sex marriages.
           
See Background Notes for changes in methodology effective from 2007.
Table 4 Annual marriage, civil partnership, birth, death and natural increase rates per 1,000 population1
            
 Live BirthsDeaths 
 Marriages5Civil Partnerships5Total% First births 2% Outside marriage/civil partnerships TotalInfant 3 MortalityNeo-natal4 Mortality65 & overNatural Increase
            
Quarter 1
20112.70.0117.540.333.97.13.63.050.110.4
20122.50.0716.940.035.97.03.22.348.59.9
20132.90.0515.338.636.57.33.12.049.48.0
20143.20.0615.438.636.47.13.73.246.88.4
20153.10.0714.937.636.17.53.21.848.97.4
20163.10.0114.237.936.67.43.82.747.16.8
          
Quarter 2   
20114.40.1616.138.832.7 6.43.32.242.39.7
20124.70.1015.737.534.3 6.22.62.341.09.5
20134.50.0614.937.334.0 6.73.42.243.78.2
20144.80.0814.337.536.1 6.23.32.539.28.1
20154.80.0813.937.536.0 6.52.11.940.77.3
2016           
          
Quarter 3   
20116.60.1816.839.334.06.03.42.139.910.8
20126.70.0915.738.934.86.04.43.438.39.7
20136.60.1015.437.435.26.13.32.638.99.4
20147.00.1014.937.536.86.14.32.737.78.8
20157.10.1314.837.336.75.93.02.536.28.9
2016          
          
Quarter 4   
20113.70.1214.940.234.35.93.52.839.59.1
20124.20.0914.838.735.46.13.72.839.68.7
20134.00.0814.438.735.86.13.42.738.58.3
20144.30.0913.938.936.55.93.42.636.68.1
20154.20.0513.438.836.86.04.13.136.37.4
2016          
           
Total   
20114.30.1216.339.633.76.33.52.542.610.0
20124.50.0915.838.835.16.33.52.741.49.5
20134.50.0715.038.035.4 6.53.32.442.28.5
20144.80.0914.638.136.4 6.33.72.739.78.3
20154.80.0814.237.836.4 6.53.12.340.17.8
2016           
            
1 Rates are calculated using the Usual Residence population figures.
2 First births divided by the total number of live births (excluding those with unstated parity), multiplied by 100.  
3 Infant mortality is the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births.       
4 Neonatal mortality is the number of neonatal (infants aged under 4 weeks) deaths per 1,000 live births.
5 2011-2015 Marriage & Civil partnership rates are final. Quarter 1 2016 Marriage and Civil Partnership rates are subject to revision. Marriage rates for Quarter 4 2015 and Total 2015 are calculated using marriage figures that include 91 same-sex marriages. Marriage rates for Quarter 1 2016 are calculated using a marriage figure that includes 186 same-sex marriages.
Table 5 Births registered, classified by area of residence of mother, Jan. - Mar. 2016
         
         
Area of residenceTotal Male Female  Rate1
    
        
         
STATE16,4808,5377,94314.2 
       
LEINSTER9,4674,8864,581 14.7 
       
Carlow193959813.9 
Dublin City1,93399194214.5 
South Dublin1,03953650315.1 
Fingal1,25368756617.6 
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 74239934314.0 
Kildare86641545115.9 
Kilkenny30015514512.4 
Laois26413912512.6 
Longford156758115.3 
Louth45423821615.3 
Meath72235436815.0 
Offaly25014011012.6 
Westmeath31117413714.0 
Wexford49523625913.4 
Wicklow48925223713.8 
      
MUNSTER4,2112,1702,04113.4 
      
Clare39821618213.6 
Cork City35618716912.1 
Cork County1,45472872614.3 
Kerry42222519711.6 
Limerick City197999814.0 
Limerick County 48325323014.5 
North Tipperary23110113013.0 
South Tipperary30217213013.4 
Waterford City139716811.8 
Waterford County22911811113.4 
      
CONNACHT1,84397686713.9 
      
Galway City27114712415.3 
Galway County62632130514.5 
Leitrim108555314.0 
Mayo42123518613.1 
Roscommon22311410914.0 
Sligo1941049012.4 
      
ULSTER (PART OF)95950545413.5 
      
Cavan25213511714.3 
Donegal49627022612.8 
Monaghan21110011114.4 
      
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:      
  
Border1,71590281313.8 
Midland981 528 45313.4 
West1,541 817 72414.2 
Dublin4,967 2,613 2,35415.2 
Mid-East2,077 1,021 1,05615.1 
Mid-West1,309 669 64013.9 
South-East1,658 847 81113.1 
South-West2,232 1,140 1,09213.3 
          
1 Births per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated usual residence 2015 population.  
Table 6 Births registered, classified by age of mother and previous number of liveborn children, Jan. - Mar. 2016
 
Age of mother at maternity                                              Previous number of liveborn children
Total012345 or moreNot stated
All ages16,4806,2455,8062,942984299204  
           
15 and under55  
1617161  
1735323  
18998613  
191621392021  
           
Under 203182783721  
           
201771373361  
21262172781011  
2226315277295  
233291931062631  
24382192140351221  
           
20-241,4138464341062133  
           
2538117813054145  
26506223184642951  
27528247191641862  
2871931824910727135  
2980638426210436164  
           
25-292,9401,3501,0163931244512  
           
3093541134011847154  
311,057440383163451511  
321,233508443184642311  
331,350507516232532715  
341,275433486235832612  
           
30-345,8502,2992,16893229210653  
           
351,287386492283832122  
361,169318426305792615  
37981208370277812322  
38789182285201882112  
39575122188165701515  
           
35-394,8011,2161,7611,23140110686  
           
40451100146129511114  
41289609066471115  
421733567382652  
431102444201156  
4474192216836  
   
40-441,0972383692691433543  
   
45 and over6118219247  
   
Age not stated  
         
        
Table 7 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by age of mother, Jan. - Mar. 2016
        
        
Age of mother at maternityTotalMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents Married/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents
  TotalSame   TotalSame
    address   address
         
 Number Percentage of total births
All ages16,48010,4436,0373,664 63.436.622.2 
          
15 and under55 100.0 
1617116 5.994.1 
17355308 14.385.722.9 
189999021 9.190.921.2 
191622114146 13.087.028.4 
          
Under 203183628275 11.388.723.6 
          
201772715056 15.384.731.6 
212624821475 18.381.728.6 
2226350213102 19.081.038.8 
2332966263121 20.179.936.8 
2438291291144 23.876.237.7 
          
20-241,4132821,131498 20.080.035.2 
          
25381104277149 27.372.739.1 
26506166340181 32.867.235.8 
27528207321193 39.260.836.6 
28719350369215 48.751.329.9 
29806449357219 55.744.327.2 
          
25-292,9401,2761,664957 43.456.632.6 
          
30935591344250 63.236.826.7 
311,057724333232 68.531.521.9 
321,233897336237 72.727.319.2 
331,3501,027323232 76.123.917.2 
341,275992283203 77.822.215.9 
          
30-345,8504,2311,6191,154 72.327.719.7 
          
351,2871,005282201 78.121.915.6 
361,169912257196 78.022.016.8 
37981770211152 78.521.515.5 
38789625164120 79.220.815.2 
39575442133103 76.923.117.9 
          
35-394,8013,7541,047772 78.221.816.1 
          
4045134210980 75.824.217.7 
412892157453 74.425.618.3 
421731334030 76.923.117.3 
43110773322 70.030.020.0 
4474551910 74.325.713.5 
     
40-441,097822275195 74.925.117.8 
     
45 and over61421913 68.931.121.3 
     
Age not stated  
         
  
Table 8 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership classified by area of residence of mother, Jan. - Mar. 2016
        
 Total       
Area of residenceMarried/CivilUnmarried/non-Civil partnership parents Married/Civil Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents
partnership parents  partnership parents 
   Total Same address  TotalSame address
 Number Percentage of total births
STATE16,48010,4436,0373,664 63.436.622.2
         
LEINSTER9,4675,8773,5902,106 62.137.922.2
        
Carlow1931157848 59.640.424.9
Dublin City1,9331,143790392 59.140.920.3
South Dublin1,039585454237 56.343.722.8
Fingal1,253834419260 66.633.420.8
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 742561181118 75.624.415.9
Kildare866566300192 65.434.622.2
Kilkenny30019310768 64.335.722.7
Laois26415710771 59.540.526.9
Longford156985834 62.837.221.8
Louth454243211126 53.546.527.8
Meath722485237166 67.232.823.0
Offaly25014410664 57.642.425.6
Westmeath31120111071 64.635.422.8
Wexford495260235142 52.547.528.7
Wicklow489292197117 59.740.323.9
        
MUNSTER4,2112,6951,516945 64.036.022.4
        
Clare39825314599 63.636.424.9
Cork City35619715982 55.344.723.0
Cork County1,4541,017437316 69.930.121.7
Kerry42227514794 65.234.822.3
Limerick City1979510235 48.251.817.8
Limerick County 48334913482 72.327.717.0
North Tipperary2311508151 64.935.122.1
South Tipperary30216313988 54.046.029.1
Waterford City139716833 51.148.923.7
Waterford County22912510465 54.645.428.4
        
CONNACHT1,8431,264579405 68.631.422.0
        
Galway City2711819064 66.833.223.6
Galway County626437189138 69.830.222.0
Leitrim108802824 74.125.922.2
Mayo42128014189 66.533.521.1
Roscommon2231675643 74.925.119.3
Sligo1941197547 61.338.724.2
        
ULSTER (PART OF)959607352208 63.336.721.7
        
Cavan2521569663 61.938.125.0
Donegal496305191101 61.538.520.4
Monaghan2111466544 69.230.820.9
         
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
   
Border1715104966640561.238.823.6
Midland981600381240 61.238.824.5
West1,5411,065476334 69.130.921.7
Dublin4,9673,1231,8441,007 62.937.120.3
Mid-East2,0771,343734475 64.735.322.9
Mid-West1,309847462267 64.735.320.4
South-East1,658927731444 55.944.126.8
South-West2,2321,489743492 66.733.322.0
         
Table 9 Births registered, classified by area of residence and age of mother, Jan. - Mar. 2016
      
           
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2020-2425-2930-3435-3940 and overAge not statedAverage age of mother at maternity
          
        All births First births
           
STATE16,4803181,4132,9405,8504,8011,15832.730.8
           
LEINSTER9,4671998041,7063,3432,77963632.630.9
          
Carlow193825387046631.429.3
Dublin City1,9333317538561956415732.631.4
South Dublin1,039251182173682545731.729.5
Fingal1,25313721944814078633.331.7
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 742826892512937534.333.0
Kildare86617601293382695333.031.2
Kilkenny30092047113951632.830.8
Laois2647206311056831.829.9
Longford1565233840401031.229.2
Louth4542046961661002631.528.8
Meath7229601272542254732.830.7
Offaly2507315287621131.528.5
Westmeath31112345798862432.130.1
Wexford49518621011681212531.429.0
Wicklow489832731801613533.231.7
          
MUNSTER4,211703906911,5221,21332532.830.7
          
Clare398937561401233332.931.1
Cork City356123865110993232.330.2
Cork County1,454157521153150311933.631.9
Kerry422443621461254233.130.5
Limerick City1978494945321429.827.0
Limerick County 483640722121322132.630.7
North Tipperary2317233383622332.930.5
South Tipperary30233859111692232.130.3
Waterford City139420405218530.328.5
Waterford County2292274492501432.229.7
          
CONNACHT1,8432913631463757715033.131.3
          
Galway City2714255191722832.832.0
Galway County6266501062022154733.131.0
Leitrim108152336311233.531.0
Mayo4211233741481312332.730.6
Roscommon2232122890662533.832.5
Sligo1944113270621533.231.7
          
ULSTER (PART OF)95920832293482324731.930.1
          
Cavan2526205797512132.130.0
Donegal49612531181741231631.529.6
Monaghan2112105477581032.731.7
          
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:          
   
Border1,7154514538062042510032.030.0
Midland981311082103352445331.729.5
West1,5412412025953148412333.131.3
Dublin4,967793918851,7191,51837532.931.4
Mid-East2,0773415232977265513533.031.2
Mid-West1,309301492104803499132.330.2
South-East1,658441923296063998831.829.6
South-West2,2323115633878772719333.331.3
           
           
Table 10 Births registered outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence and age of mother, Jan. - Mar. 2016
          
          
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2525-2930-3435-3940 and overAge not statedAverage age of mother at maternity
         
        All birthsFirst births
          
STATE6,0371,4131,6641,6191,04729429.928.4
          
LEINSTER3,59080399397364717430.128.6
         
Carlow7826211712228.726.1
Dublin City7901652301931554730.429.5
South Dublin454111131126721429.627.3
Fingal4196099141962331.429.6
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 181313549471931.931.4
Kildare300667390591230.428.8
Kilkenny10722333216429.729.3
Laois10721372916429.828.2
Longford58232155427.526.2
Louth21157616226528.826.4
Meath237517162421130.028.6
Offaly10629332515429.026.3
Westmeath11035322613428.527.1
Wexford23568656034829.026.5
Wicklow197385156391330.729.8
         
MUNSTER1,5163913884232456929.828.0
         
Clare14540314325629.628.2
Cork City159443936291129.727.0
Cork County43779105138892631.029.5
Kerry14742373326929.827.4
Limerick City1024630159226.924.4
Limerick County 13432384020429.527.7
North Tipperary8126172411329.227.9
South Tipperary13935414317329.528.2
Waterford City682023195128.227.2
Waterford County10427273214429.828.0
         
CONNACHT5791241571411213630.429.1
         
Galway City9014212623631.531.1
Galway County189425540401230.328.8
Leitrim285883431.026.8
Mayo14136422927729.627.8
Roscommon5612111911330.729.9
Sligo7515201917430.729.7
         
ULSTER (PART OF)3529512682341528.727.3
         
Cavan962536227628.727.0
Donegal19160624223428.426.8
Monaghan651028184529.529.4
   
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
   
Border666172215171802829.027.3
Midland38110812385491628.827.0
West4761041291141012830.429.1
Dublin1,84436749550937010330.629.2
Mid-East7341551952081403630.329.0
Mid-West462144116122651528.927.3
South-East731198210203982229.227.6
South-West7431651812071444630.528.5
          
Table 11 Births registered, classified by nationality of mother, marital status and age, Jan. - Mar. 2016
        
Nationality of motherTotal birthsBirths inside marriage/civil partnershipBirths outside marriage/civil partnershipAverage age of mother at maternity
 Number PercentageNumber PercentageNumber Percentage 
TOTAL16,480100.010,44363.46,03736.632.7
Ireland12,88178.28,15563.34,72636.733.0
United Kingdom3682.220656.016244.031.9
EU15 excl. Irl & UK2881.716356.612543.434.5
EU15 to EU 28 11,85811.31,07157.678742.431.0
Other 21,0776.584278.223521.831.5
Not stated80.0675.0225.031.9
        
        
1 Croatia included in EU 15 to EU 28 from q3 2013.
2 Countries excluding Ireland, UK and EU.
Table 12 Deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, January - March 2016
     
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
     
     
State8,6094,3394,2707.4
     
Leinster4,2872,1162,1716.7
Carlow11461538.2
Dublin City1,1685026668.8
South Dublin3401801604.9
Fingal2841491354.0
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 3791752047.1
Kildare2901571335.3
Kilkenny191105867.9
Laois12860686.1
Longford6638286.5
Louth210112987.1
Meath2661311355.5
Offaly14582637.3
Westmeath16488767.4
Wexford3081621468.3
Wicklow2341141206.6
    
Munster2,6491,3341,3158.5
Clare2431201238.3
Cork City31613518110.7
Cork County7023703326.9
Kerry3301661649.1
Limerick City162768611.5
Limerick County 2641251397.9
North Tipperary17597789.8
South Tipperary213116979.4
Waterford City10647599.0
Waterford County13882568.1
    
Connacht1,0976054928.3
Galway City9055355.1
Galway County3181721467.4
Leitrim84513310.9
Mayo3191791409.9
Roscommon15181709.5
Sligo13567688.7
    
Ulster5762842928.1
Cavan14172698.0
Donegal3161571598.2
Monaghan11955648.1
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:    
Border1,0055144918.1
Midland5032682356.9
West8784873918.1
Dublin2,1711,0061,1656.7
Mid-East7904023885.7
Mid-West8444184268.9
South-East1,0705734978.4
South-West1,3486716778.1
1 Deaths per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated 2015 Usual Residence population.
Table 13 Deaths registered by cause of death and county of residence of deceased, January - March 2016
Area of residenceTotal DeathsMalignant NeoplasmsDiseases of the Circulatory systemDiseases of the Respiratory systemExternal causesAll other causes
       
STATE8,6092,3562,6571,2662772,053
       
LEINSTER4,2871,2701,2416421041,030
Carlow114284123220
Dublin City1,16832133418611316
South Dublin34012210535573
Fingal284847938281
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 37913210347493
Kildare2901177335857
Kilkenny191525542438
Laois128343618535
Longford66172015212
Louth210595537851
Meath2667877401358
Offaly1453445251130
Westmeath164484921541
Wexford3087796461673
Wicklow234677334852
      
MUNSTER2,649658866371108646
Clare2436380351451
Cork City31682101402271
Cork County7021792249529175
Kerry33071108451492
Limerick City162285133446
Limerick County 264729243651
North Tipperary175486223537
South Tipperary213517025760
Waterford City106263212333
Waterford County138384620430
      
CONNACHT1,09727636617142242
Galway City9024309720
Galway County31880102481573
Leitrim84222513222
Mayo31980106501073
Roscommon151295430335
Sligo135414921519
      
ULSTER (PART OF)5761521848223135
Cavan141384027729
Donegal31685103371477
Monaghan119294118229
      
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:      
Border1,00527431315338227
Midland5031331507923118
West87821329213735201
Dublin2,17165962130622563
Mid-East79026222310929167
Mid-West84421128513429185
South-East1,07027234016836254
South-West1,34833243318065338
       
Table 14 Deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, January - March 2016
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeDeaths          over
Total deaths0A00-Y898,609636445781273477981,5322,5173,092
                 
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B9911401010136274233
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90400000000220
Meningococcal infection3A39100010000000
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24400000021010
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19300000110100
Other infectious and parasitic
   diseases10201000005243933
            
Neoplasms6C00-D482,43912261748155372667734435
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C972,35612261647153364654709402
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C144200000231012114
Oesophagus9C15100000001518333310
Stomach10C1675000001914212010
Colon11C18138000012415384137
Rectum and anus12C19-C211460000251329334618
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C2288000002517242614
Pancreas14C25148000001726454029
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C34509000014258716715768
Skin16C43460000123514165
Breast17C5019100002132932354733
Cervix uteri18C532100000555231
Other parts of uterus19C54-C5533000000111975
Ovary20C5675000000710262210
Prostate21C6112200000005324837
Kidney22C6464000003414131713
Bladder23C67460000002172412
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C96183000222726506727
Other malignant neoplasms3291224742449838469
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D892300001003847
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E90211000222816306685
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E14167000010413275567
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F994990001003227155311
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic  
     psychosis)29F10600000020310
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19000000000000
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H95476200146123261161197
Meningitis32G00-G03400000001120
            
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I992,65701141422781913937681,185
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I251,241000021143117222355491
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I21526000027243894153208
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I52460001276101943116256
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I6954401002483466168261
Other diseases of circulatory system412000231172162129177
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J991,2660016361765199391578
Influenza38J10-J111300000102253
Pneumonia39J12-J193500001121112975230
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J47593001410934117214213
of which: Asthma41J45-J4631001410224611
Other diseases of the respiratory
   system3100001137185197132
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K933010000382150588180
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K281600000021643
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K7478000015142816104
Other diseases of the digestive
   system207000023521366773
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous
  tissue45L00-L991600000000268
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal              
  system/connective tissue46M00-M99630000010592226
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M191700000000467
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N9916900000006125794
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N291140000000483963
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99000000000000
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P9624240000000000
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q9947301010326220
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q07440000000000
Circulatory system54Q20-Q281171000101010
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9927600102112212
Sudden infant death syndrome56R95660000000000
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99700010211200
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y892770102234284743352641
Accidents59V01-X59171010615122225242541
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V992500035247211
               Accidental falls 61W00-W19410000014611109
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X493400028787110
               Other accidents7101012265101331
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X84910001415152215910
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09500021011000
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34700002120200
 All other external causes  300001002000
                 
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 15 Male deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, January - March 2016
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeMales          over
Total Male Deaths0A00-Y894,33935433451671954909481,3701,142
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B995600010124151914
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90200000000110
Meningococcal infection3A39100010000000
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24200000011000
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19300000110100
Other infectious and parasitic
   diseases4800000003131814
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,2750214101364207392397185
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,2340214101363202384382173
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C142900000219881
Oesophagus9C156700000141423196
Stomach10C16460000006101695
Colon11C187900000124272916
Rectum and anus12C19-C218900001261622339
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C225900000111418187
Pancreas14C2576000000416281810
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C3427300001011491008329
Skin16C43300000103211112
Breast17C50300000101100
Cervix uteri18C53000000000000
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55000000000000
Ovary20C56000000000000
Prostate21C6112200000005324837
Kidney22C64410000012129116
Bladder23C6727000000204138
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C9610500021231932379
Other malignant neoplasms1880212621831534528
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D891300000003523
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E90101000000410183435
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E148600000029172830
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9918700000010207492
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F10500000010310
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19000000000000
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H952081000341014279257
Meningitis32G00-G03000000000000
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I991,3760012111656144278445423
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I2574000002103493170223208
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I213070000262232739181
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I52220001175615327182
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I69218000011523387773
  Other diseases of circulatory system  1980001101113387460
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J99640001503840122211250
Influenza38J10-J11700000002122
Pneumonia39J12-J1915200010215183590
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J4731500140042273111100
of which: Asthma41J45-J461400140011124
Other diseases of the respiratory
   system166000001311306358
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K931550000141331344626
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K28800000001421
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K74510000049161183
Other diseases of the digestive
   system96000010414193622
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L99700000000142
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M991800000104346
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M19200000000101
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99700000000542635
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29490000000431824
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99000000000000
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P9613130000000000
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q9927181010311200
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q07220000000000
Circulatory system54Q20-Q28751000100000
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R991330010111222
Sudden infant death syndrome56R95330000000000
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99600010111200
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y891800102026213526251412
Accidents59V01-X5910001061291515171312
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V992000034234211
               Accidental falls 61W00-W192300000143852
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X492200026453110
               Other accidents3501012235669
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X84730001211111911810
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09400021010000
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34200001100000
All other external causes100001000000
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 16 Female deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, January - March 2016
      Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeFemales          over
Total Female Deaths0A00-Y894,27028211127601523085841,1471,950
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B995801000012122319
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90200000000110
Meningococcal infection3A39000000000000
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24200000010010
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19000000000000
Other infectious and parasitic
   diseases5401000002112119
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,164101273591165275337250
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,122101263490162270327229
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C141300000021433
Oesophagus9C15330000001410144
Stomach10C1629000001345115
Colon11C1859000011211111221
Rectum and anus12C19-C215700001371311139
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C222900000143687
Pancreas14C2572000001310172219
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C342360000041438677439
Skin16C431600000203353
Breast17C5018800002122931344733
Cervix uteri18C532100000555231
Other parts of uterus19C54-C5533000000111975
Ovary20C5675000000710262210
Prostate21C61000000000000
Kidney22C642300000222467
Bladder23C6719000000013114
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C967800001047183018
Other malignant neoplasms141101212618303941
Diseases of the blood and               
  blood-forming organs,              
  immunological disorders25D50-D891000001000324
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic              
  diseases26E00-E9011000022246123250
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E148100001024102737
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9931200010022781219
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F10100000010000
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19000000000000
Diseases of the nervous system and              
  the sense organs31G00-H952681001122183469140
Meningitis32G00-G03400000001120
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I991,2810102362247115323762
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I2550100000192452132283
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I21219000001262162127
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I52240000101441145174
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I693260100133112891188
  Other diseases of circulatory system  214000121682455117
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J9962600013392577180328
Influenza38J10-J11600000100131
Pneumonia39J12-J19198000010061140140
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J4727800001051244103113
of which: Asthma41J45-J461700001011347
Other diseases of the respiratory
   system14400011247213474
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K93146000024819243554
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K28800000020222
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K7427000011512521
Other diseases of the digestive
   system11100001317173151
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous              
  tissue45L00-L99900000000126
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal              
  system/connective tissue46M00-M99450000000161820
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M191500000000366
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99990000000183159
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29650000000052139
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth              
  and puerperium50O00-O99000000000000
            
Certain conditions originating in the               
  perinatal period151P00-P9611110000000000
            
Congenital malformations and              
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q9920120000015020
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q07220000000000
Circulatory system54Q20-Q28420000001010
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal              
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9914300001000010
Sudden infant death syndrome56R95330000000000
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99100000100000
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y89970002871217101229
Accidents59V01-X597100003371071229
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V99500001013000
               Accidental falls 61W00-W191800000003357
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X491200002334000
               Other accidents36000000304722
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X841800024434100
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09100000001000
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34500001020200
All other external causes200000002000
1 Stillbirths not included.  
Table 17 Infant and neonatal mortality by area of residence of deceased, January - March 2016
 Infant mortality Neonatal mortality
Area of residenceNumberRateNumberRate
      
STATE633.8 452.7
  
LEINSTER353.7 252.6
Carlow00.0 00.0
Dublin City63.1 42.1
South Dublin32.9 21.9
Fingal43.2 00.0
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 34.0 34.0
Kildare11.2 11.2
Kilkenny13.3 13.3
Laois27.6 27.6
Longford00.0 00.0
Louth00.0 00.0
Meath22.8 22.8
Offaly14.0 14.0
Westmeath26.4 13.2
Wexford612.1 48.1
Wicklow48.2 48.2
   
MUNSTER174.0 92.1
Clare12.5 12.5
Cork City25.6 12.8
Cork County32.1 21.4
Kerry12.4 12.4
Limerick City315.2 00.0
Limerick County 36.2 24.1
North Tipperary00.0 00.0
South Tipperary26.6 26.6
Waterford City214.4 00.0
Waterford County00.0 00.0
   
CONNACHT52.7 52.7
Galway City00.0 00.0
Galway County11.6 11.6
Leitrim19.3 19.3
Mayo12.4 12.4
Roscommon29.0 29.0
Sligo00.0 00.0
   
ULSTER (PART OF)66.3 66.3
Cavan27.9 27.9
Donegal36.0 36.0
Monaghan14.7 14.7
   
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:     
Border74.174.1
Midland55.144.1
West42.642.6
Dublin163.291.8
Mid-East73.473.4
Mid-West75.332.3
South-East116.674.2
South-West62.7 41.8
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.

Background Notes

 

Introduction

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

Methodology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Revised rates This report contains revisions to previously published rates for Marriages, Births and Deaths with effect from the second quarter of 2006. This is due to revised population estimates and the change from using De Facto population data to Usual Residence population data.  All rates for periods prior to the second quarter of 2006 remain unchanged. These revisions were first published in the Vital Statistics First Quarter 2012 report.

Revised figures This report contains upward revisions to previously published figures for births registered in quarter 3 of 2008, quarter 1 of 2009 and 2010, and also for the previously published numbers for deaths registered in quarter 1 of 2010 and 2011. The natural increase and totals for these years were also revised. These revisions were first published in the Vital Statistics Second Quarter 2011 report.

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

NUTS2 and NUTS3 Regional Authority areas

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

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

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

EU-28 countries

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

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

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