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CSO statistical release, 31 May 2016, 11am

Vital Statistics

Quarter 4 2015

                                    Quarter 4 2015Quarter 4 2014
   
Births15,53416,064
Deaths 6,9326,787
Marriages 4,8574,956
Natural increase8,6029,277

The number of births falls by 530 while deaths are up by 145 compared to the same period in 2014.

Fig. 1 Births, deaths and natural increase rates, quarter 4 2005-2015
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There were 15,534 births in quarter 4 2015,  530 fewer births compared with the same period in 2014.   This corresponds to a birth rate of 13.4 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.5 from quarter 4 2014.

There were 6,932 deaths in quarter 4 2015, an increase of 2.1% (or 145 deaths) from quarter 4 2014.  This equates to a death rate of 6.0 per 1,000 population, an increase of 0.1 from the same period in 2014.

There were 64 infant deaths registered giving an infant mortality rate of 4.1 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in quarter 4 2015 resulted in a natural increase of population of 8,602 persons.

Births

There were 7,877 male births and 7,657 female births in quarter 4 2015.  The 15,534 births represent an annual birth rate of 13.4 per thousand population.  This rate is 0.5 points less than the corresponding quarter of 2014.  See tables 4 and 5.

Age of mothers

The average age of first time mothers was 30.7, up 0.2 years from the same period in the previous year.  The average age of mothers at maternity for births registered in quarter 4 2015 was 32.5 years, 0.2 higher than quarter 4 2014. The average age of first time mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.3 while the average age of all mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 29.6 years.  In the same quarter in 2014, the average age of mothers having their first baby outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.1 years while it was 29.5 years for all mothers for births registered outside of marriage/civil partnership.  See tables 9 and 10.

Births and marriage/civil partnerships

In quarter 4 2015 there were 9,817 (63.2%) births registered as within marriage and of these 2 were within civil partnerships.

There were 5,717 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 36.8% of all births in quarter 4 2015.  The highest percentage of births outside marriage/civil partnership was in Limerick City at 51.4% and the lowest was in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown with 24.3%.  In the same quarter in 2014, there were 5,863 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 36.5% of all births.  See table 8.

Location of births

The highest number of births registered was in Dublin City with 1,784 (11.5% of total live births in the country) followed by Cork County with 1,401 (9.0%) registered births.   Leitrim had the lowest number with 91 (0.6%) registered births in quarter 4, 2015. The same pattern was reflected in quarter 4, 2014 when Dublin City accounted for 1,877 or 11.7% of births followed by Cork County with 1,440 (9.0%).  Leitrim had the lowest number, 91 births (0.6%), registered in quarter 4, 2014.  See table 8.

Nationality of mothers

Of the 15,534 births in quarter 4, 2015, there were 12,118 babies (78.0%) born to mothers of Irish nationality compared to 12,506 (77.9%) in quarter 4, 2014.  See table 11.

 

 

 

Birth order

A total of 6,023 births (38.8%) were to first time mothers in quarter 4 2015.  Second time mothers had 5,322 births (34.3%).  This accounted for a total of 73.0% of births of stated parity.  See table 6 and fig 2.

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Birth Order Q4 2015 (%)
1st38.8
2nd34.3
3rd17.9
4th6.1
5th and over3

Deaths

There were 6,932 deaths registered in quarter 4 2015, of these 3,581 were male while 3,351 were female.  The quarter 4 2015 total is 2.1% higher than in the corresponding quarter of 2014 when 6,787 deaths were registered.  See table 12.

Infant and neonatal mortality

There were 64 infant deaths registered in quarter 4 2015 giving an infant mortality rate of 4.1 deaths per 1,000 live births, an increase of 0.7 deaths per 1,000 births in the same period in 2014.   Neonatal deaths are deaths of infants at ages under 4 weeks.  There were 48 neonatal deaths registered in quarter 4 2015, giving a neonatal mortality rate of 3.1 deaths per 1,000 live births, which was an increase of 0.5 from quarter 4 2014.  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
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

Cause of death

Diseases of the Heart and Arteries:

Diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 2,090 deaths, or an annual rate of 1.8 per 1,000 population.  Of these, 980 were due to ischaemic heart disease and 436 to cerebrovascular disease.   See tables  2, 13, 14 and fig. 4.

Malignant Cancers:

There were 2,118 deaths from malignant neoplasms.  This is equivalent to an annual rate of 1.8 per 1,000 population.

Lung Diseases:

Deaths from chronic lower respiratory disease numbered 323; pneumonia accounted for 222 deaths and 207 deaths resulted from other respiratory diseases. 

Accidents, suicides and other:

There were 416 deaths due to accidents, suicides and other external causes.  Accidents accounted for 58.7% (244) of these deaths while suicides accounted for 34.4% (143).  Of these 416 deaths, almost three quarters (73.1%) were male.

 

 

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Principle causes of death Q4 2015 (%)
malignant
neoplasms
31
circulatory
diseases
30
External
causes
6
respiratory
diseases
11
remainder22

 Age at death

The leading cause of death in quarter 4 2015 varied widely by age group.  Among young adults aged 15 to 44, external causes of death including accidents, suicide and other ranked first (168 deaths).  Among individuals aged 45-74, cancers were the leading cause, while for those aged 75 and older, it was diseases of the heart and arteries. 

There were 5,504 deaths of persons aged 65 and over registered in quarter 4 2015.  This represents an annual death rate of 36.3 per 1,000 population aged 65 and over and represents a decrease of 0.3 when compared with the corresponding quarter of 2014.  See tables 3, 4 and fig 5.

The average (mean) time-lag between the date of death and the registration of death was 56 days while the median (mid-point in data) was 18 days for quarter 4 2015.

 

 

CancerHeartLung Accident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 154.72.31.27.184.7
15-4419.69.325415.1
45-7447.12454814.6
75 and over23.335.315.11.625.8

Natural Increase

The natural increase in the population (births minus deaths) for quarter 4 2015 was 8,602.  This represents a rate of 7.4 per 1,000 population, 0.7 per thousand less than quarter 4 2014.  See tables 3, 4 and fig. 1.

 

Marriages/Civil Partnerships

The number of marriages registered during the quarter was 4,857, of which 91 were same-sex marriages. This is equivalent to an annual marriage rate of 4.2 per 1,000 population, 0.1 per thousand less than quarter 4 2014.  See tables 3 and 4.

Civil Partnership legislation was introduced in Ireland on the 1st January,  2011.  The number of civil partnerships registered in the fourth quarter of 2015 was 56 which was 53 less than in quarter 4 2014.  The annual rate per 1,000 population was 0.05, which was 0.04 per thousand less than the corresponding quarter of 2014.

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, 2010, 2014 and 2015 and their corresponding annual age specific (asfr) and total period fertility rates (tpfr)
             
             
 Q4 2010Q4 2014 Q3 2015Q4 2015
  % ofFertility % ofFertility % ofFertility % ofFertility
Age of motherNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrate
             
 < 20 years4762.814.22971.88.83301.99.62731.88.0
  20-24 years1,81410.651.01,4178.847.41,5118.853.01,3688.848.0
  25-29 years4,02223.480.13,14319.679.23,23618.986.42,88518.677.0
  30-34 years6,01135.0126.15,92736.9120.46,16036.0129.05,64336.3118.2
  35-39 years4,02923.592.54,32826.993.14,84228.3102.04,37228.192.1
  40-44 years7764.519.88965.620.69875.822.39416.121.2
  45+ years420.21.1550.31.4620.41.6520.31.3
  Not stated40.010.00.00.0
           
  Total17,174100.01.916,064100.01.917,128100.02.015,534100.01.8
             
             
Table 2a Deaths registered by cause of death and by quarter, 2010, 2014 and 2015
 Malignant Cancers % of totalDiseases of the heart and arteries% of totalLung diseases% of totalAccidents, Suicides & Others% of totalOther Causes% of totalTotal% of total
Q4 20152,11830.62,09030.275210.84166.01,55622.56,932100.0
Q3 2015 2,09930.62,09330.678811.53695.41,50221.96,851100.0
Q4 20142,11431.12,01529.774210.94626.81,45421.46,787100.0
Q4 20101,82629.92,01633.068711.24427.21,14218.76,113100.0
Table 2b Deaths registered by cause of death, by age and region, Fourth Quarter 2015
 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 100.010.000.010.0623.5640.8
1 - 400.000.010.110.340.360.1
5 - 1440.310.000.340.860.3150.2
15 - 2440.320.000.14110.370.3540.8
25 - 34110.940.640.35916.0161.0941.6
35 - 44462.2231.520.86818.2241.61632.5
45 - 541377.0723.7121.66813.8533.13424.9
55 - 6434115.11536.6344.15911.11036.46909.1
65 - 7456928.630915.19315.1498.916913.01,18918.4
75 - 8463128.361928.326532.6319.544729.01,99327.9
85 +37517.390644.134145.13511.166541.52,32233.7
Total2,118100.02,090100.0752100.0416100.01,556100.06,932100.0
       
Males      
Under 100.010.000.010.0411.4430.3
1 - 400.000.000.110.020.230.1
5 - 1420.200.000.140.830.390.2
15 - 2430.220.000.0347.050.3440.5
25 - 3450.530.430.14413.670.7621.2
35 - 44210.9151.110.45914.4151.31111.7
45 - 54623.6542.7101.15510.3322.32133.1
55 - 641607.71175.3171.8427.6603.63965.4
65 - 7433016.220710.6538.2336.8866.970911.0
75 - 8436915.636216.015218.3206.222813.51,13115.0
85 +1678.030415.814316.9114.623514.686012.7
Total1,11953.01,06551.737947.130471.371445.13,58151.2
       
Females      
Under 100.000.000.000.0212.1210.5
1 - 400.000.010.000.320.130.0
5 - 1420.010.000.100.030.060.0
15 - 2410.100.000.173.320.0100.2
25 - 3460.410.210.1152.490.3320.4
35 - 44251.380.410.493.890.3520.8
45 - 54753.4181.120.5133.5210.91291.8
55 - 641817.3361.4172.3173.5432.82943.7
65 - 7423912.41024.5406.9162.2836.14807.4
75 - 8426212.725712.411314.3113.321915.486212.9
85 +2089.360228.319828.2246.543026.91,46221.0
Total99947.01,02548.337352.911228.784254.93,35148.8
       
Region      
Border25511.726012.310111.74210.318211.984011.8
Midland1236.01196.0546.0193.5838.13986.3
West21210.922510.09510.94713.01499.372810.4
Dublin58326.452324.017426.39829.044227.81,82026.1
Mid-East2118.71578.6599.3378.71248.35888.6
Mid-West1648.521510.9789.53910.61387.76349.3
South-East25813.323012.08910.35311.717511.280512.0
South-West31214.536116.110216.18113.326315.81,11915.4
Total2,118100.02,090100.0752100.0416100.01,556100.06,932100.0
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
20103,372-19,7878,312 6,82931.48,006 62396,41911,781
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
            
Quarter 2            
20104,993-18,8447,749 6,20531.56,929 84545,34411,915
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
            
Quarter 3            
20107,774-19,1717,815 6,48131.46,517 71485,01012,654
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
            
Quarter 4            
20104,455-17,1747,244 5,86531.56,113 65494,76311,061
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
            
Total            
201020,594-74,97631,120 25,38031.527,565 28219021,53647,411
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
               
1Marriage & Civil partnership figures are final. Marriage figures for Quarter 4 2015 and Total 2015 include 91 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
20103.0-17.542.134.57.13.12.051.510.4
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
          
Quarter 2   
20104.4-16.541.332.9 6.14.52.941.510.5
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
          
Quarter 3   
20106.8-16.841.033.85.73.72.538.911.1
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
          
Quarter 4   
20103.9-15.142.434.25.43.82.937.09.7
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
           
Total   
20104.5-16.541.733.96.13.82.541.810.4
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
            
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 Marriage & Civil partnership rates are final. Marriage rates for Quarter 4 2015 and Total 2015 are calculated using marriage figures that include 91 same-sex marriages.
Table 5 Births registered, classified by area of residence of mother, Oct. - Dec. 2015
         
         
Area of residenceTotal Male Female  Rate1
    
        
         
STATE15,5347,8777,65713.4 
       
LEINSTER8,9314,5264,405 13.9 
       
Carlow174819312.5 
Dublin City1,78490088413.4 
South Dublin1,08953955015.8 
Fingal1,16359357016.3 
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 64533431112.1 
Kildare77441535914.2 
Kilkenny31217513712.8 
Laois30216813414.4 
Longford135756013.3 
Louth41520521014.0 
Meath65332133213.6 
Offaly23510313211.8 
Westmeath29513915613.2 
Wexford48425023413.1 
Wicklow47122824313.3 
      
MUNSTER4,0492,0671,98212.9 
      
Clare37718818912.9 
Cork City36918618312.5 
Cork County1,40171069113.8 
Kerry39719919811.0 
Limerick City183929113.0 
Limerick County 45123321813.5 
North Tipperary23612710913.3 
South Tipperary26113212911.6 
Waterford City155926313.2 
Waterford County21910811112.8 
      
CONNACHT1,60080179912.1 
      
Galway City24413011413.8 
Galway County54627027612.7 
Leitrim91444711.8 
Mayo38518619912.0 
Roscommon166848210.5 
Sligo168878110.8 
      
ULSTER (PART OF)95448347113.4 
      
Cavan27413613815.5 
Donegal45724021711.8 
Monaghan22310711615.2 
      
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:      
  
Border1,62881980913.1 
Midland967 485 48213.2 
West1,341 670 67112.3 
Dublin4,681 2,366 2,31514.3 
Mid-East1,898 964 93413.8 
Mid-West1,247 640 60713.2 
South-East1,605 838 76712.7 
South-West2,167 1,095 1,07212.9 
          
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, Oct. - Dec. 2015
 
Age of mother at maternity                                              Previous number of liveborn children
Total012345 or moreNot stated
All ages15,5346,0235,3222,777952270190  
           
15 and under1010  
161212  
1745432  
18726372  
19134118142  
           
Under 20273246234  
           
2019314740411  
2121714854123  
22262164761561  
233251781083171  
2437117314040144  
           
20-241,3688104181023161  
           
25423213147491031  
26503219180772043  
27540245176802982  
28719341246943143  
297003262309327159  
           
25-292,8851,3449793931173418  
           
3093941433313739133  
311,064482354153531111  
321,15548240718459167  
331,291508461210732019  
341,194382488236571714  
           
30-345,6432,2682,0439202817754  
           
351,223353484260812619  
361,051283367282841916  
37864208309221881820  
38687139237201761915  
39547123166153702015  
           
35-394,3721,1061,5631,11739910285  
           
403728610410348247  
4126559866040911  
421614053371876  
4397332719792  
4446111314512  
   
40-449412292832331185028  
   
45 and over5220138614  
   
Age not stated  
         
        
Table 7 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by age of mother, Oct. - Dec. 2015
        
        
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
All ages15,5349,8175,7173,391 63.236.821.8 
          
15 and under10191 10.090.010.0 
1612121 100.08.3 
174524310 4.495.622.2 
187286418 11.188.925.0 
191342011426 14.985.119.4 
          
Under 202733124256 11.488.620.5 
          
201933316043 17.182.922.3 
212173018785 13.886.239.2 
222624521792 17.282.835.1 
2332569256109 21.278.833.5 
2437180291150 21.678.440.4 
          
20-241,3682571,111479 18.881.235.0 
          
25423112311154 26.573.536.4 
26503147356209 29.270.841.6 
27540189351221 35.065.040.9 
28719374345204 52.048.028.4 
29700387313191 55.344.727.3 
          
25-292,8851,2091,676979 41.958.133.9 
          
30939590349223 62.837.223.7 
311,064742322227 69.730.321.3 
321,155861294212 74.525.518.4 
331,291972319222 75.324.717.2 
341,194915279192 76.623.416.1 
          
30-345,6434,0801,5631,076 72.327.719.1 
          
351,223967256188 79.120.915.4 
361,051827224157 78.721.314.9 
37864712152118 82.417.613.7 
3868754114699 78.721.314.4 
3954743411378 79.320.714.3 
          
35-394,3723,481891640 79.620.414.6 
          
403722868664 76.923.117.2 
412652105537 79.220.814.0 
421611174428 72.727.317.4 
4397702717 72.227.817.5 
444635116 76.123.913.0 
     
40-44941718223152 76.323.716.2 
     
45 and over5241119 78.821.217.3 
     
Age not stated  
         
  
Table 8 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership classified by area of residence of mother, Oct. - Dec. 2015
        
 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
STATE15,5349,8175,7173,391 63.236.821.8
         
LEINSTER8,9315,5863,3451,937 62.537.521.7
        
Carlow1741146042 65.534.524.1
Dublin City1,7841,029755346 57.742.319.4
South Dublin1,089650439234 59.740.321.5
Fingal1,163777386238 66.833.220.5
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 64548815798 75.724.315.2
Kildare774495279172 64.036.022.2
Kilkenny31219711573 63.136.923.4
Laois30218711574 61.938.124.5
Longford135825335 60.739.325.9
Louth415231184114 55.744.327.5
Meath653452201147 69.230.822.5
Offaly2351429361 60.439.626.0
Westmeath29518111468 61.438.623.1
Wexford484269215121 55.644.425.0
Wicklow471292179114 62.038.024.2
        
MUNSTER4,0492,5411,508929 62.837.222.9
        
Clare37723214598 61.538.526.0
Cork City36919417586 52.647.423.3
Cork County1,401953448299 68.032.021.3
Kerry39724215593 61.039.023.4
Limerick City183899441 48.651.422.4
Limerick County 45130914297 68.531.521.5
North Tipperary2361528460 64.435.625.4
South Tipperary26115011167 57.542.525.7
Waterford City155797644 51.049.028.4
Waterford County2191417844 64.435.620.1
        
CONNACHT1,6001,095505320 68.431.620.0
        
Galway City2441657949 67.632.420.1
Galway County546394152103 72.227.818.9
Leitrim91622917 68.131.918.7
Mayo38524713887 64.235.822.6
Roscommon1661194734 71.728.320.5
Sligo1681086030 64.335.717.9
        
ULSTER (PART OF)954595359205 62.437.621.5
        
Cavan2741829263 66.433.623.0
Donegal45727817989 60.839.219.5
Monaghan2231358853 60.539.523.8
         
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
   
Border162899663236661.238.822.5
Midland967592375238 61.238.824.6
West1,341925416273 69.031.020.4
Dublin4,6812,9441,737916 62.937.119.6
Mid-East1,8981,239659433 65.334.722.8
Mid-West1,247782465296 62.737.323.7
South-East1,605950655391 59.240.824.4
South-West2,1671,389778478 64.135.922.1
         
Table 9 Births registered, classified by area of residence and age of mother, Oct. - Dec. 2015
      
           
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2020-2425-2930-3435-3940 and overAge not statedAverage age of mother at maternity
          
        All births First births
           
STATE15,5342731,3682,8855,6434,37299332.530.7
           
LEINSTER8,9311567921,6853,2152,50957432.430.8
          
Carlow17417456353532.431.5
Dublin City1,7843119135660048512132.231.1
South Dublin1,08928962333712966532.230.3
Fingal1,16315862134513267232.631.4
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 645323772472326334.232.8
Kildare77413581243032373932.731.1
Kilkenny31272649111972232.830.2
Laois30233465116721231.729.8
Longford135723274623930.627.9
Louth415750941421022031.729.3
Meath6536501102372034733.030.9
Offaly235828528654731.129.2
Westmeath29582753104841932.330.2
Wexford48411571021751093031.629.5
Wicklow471836851631364332.930.6
          
MUNSTER4,049793507321,4651,17025332.530.6
          
Clare377133773131952831.930.0
Cork City369950701251001531.630.4
Cork County1,40112882275374419633.231.3
Kerry397430741431153132.831.2
Limerick City183927416138730.427.2
Limerick County 451835751801292432.631.1
North Tipperary2366214884631432.230.6
South Tipperary2616325377761731.929.3
Waterford City155619345534731.028.8
Waterford County2196113772791433.231.1
          
CONNACHT1,6001713426260147011632.931.3
          
Galway City2442284289681532.431.5
Galway County546738822081674433.331.7
Leitrim9115123331933.532.6
Mayo385339621501092232.631.2
Roscommon1662142663501132.830.6
Sligo1682103858451532.930.3
          
ULSTER (PART OF)95421922063622235031.829.6
          
Cavan2744246099731432.230.1
Donegal4571249881781032731.929.5
Monaghan223519588547931.429.2
          
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:          
   
Border1,628311573505954019432.029.7
Midland967261121973522334731.629.5
West1,341141192125103949232.931.4
Dublin4,681773968791,6691,33932132.631.2
Mid-East1,8982714431970357612932.930.9
Mid-West1,247361202374563257332.030.2
South-East1,605371523205534489532.129.9
South-West2,1672516837180565614232.831.1
           
           
Table 10 Births registered outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence and age of mother, Oct. - Dec. 2015
          
          
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2525-2930-3435-3940 and overAge not statedAverage age of mother at maternity
         
        All birthsFirst births
          
STATE5,7171,3531,6761,56389123429.628.3
          
LEINSTER3,34578598788953115329.728.5
         
Carlow607231513230.430.1
Dublin City7551882181911233529.728.9
South Dublin43999137117681829.628.0
Fingal38672112124572130.329.7
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 157234143361431.531.2
Kildare279617481501330.128.4
Kilkenny11530323118429.427.3
Laois11533392911328.727.3
Longford531911154428.626.7
Louth18447604428529.227.3
Meath201465748371330.328.5
Offaly93303619827.426.1
Westmeath11428283321429.827.9
Wexford21562665030728.626.7
Wicklow179405349271030.028.6
         
MUNSTER1,5083674474202284629.427.8
         
Clare14545473514427.827.0
Cork City17550465126228.927.9
Cork County44887130139761630.228.6
Kerry155314741261030.429.0
Limerick City9428262414228.525.1
Limerick County 14233413824629.828.6
North Tipperary8424281912128.926.7
South Tipperary1113437271328.026.0
Waterford City7619222310228.827.1
Waterford County7816232313329.829.2
         
CONNACHT505109133148942130.229.3
         
Galway City7920162615230.230.1
Galway County15230405126530.329.3
Leitrim2949410231.532.8
Mayo13833333827730.229.4
Roscommon471311156229.327.6
Sligo609241410330.328.4
         
ULSTER (PART OF)35992109106381429.027.0
         
Cavan9220322213529.627.8
Donegal17951455817829.226.7
Monaghan882132268128.326.8
   
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
   
Border632152202168862429.327.4
Midland37511011496441128.727.1
West41696100130741630.129.3
Dublin1,7373825084752848830.029.1
Mid-East6591471841781143630.128.5
Mid-West465130142116641328.727.0
South-East655168203169971829.027.3
South-West7781682232311282830.028.5
          
Table 11 Births registered, classified by nationality of mother, marital status and age, Oct. - Dec. 2015
        
Nationality of motherTotal birthsBirths inside marriage/civil partnershipBirths outside marriage/civil partnershipAverage age of mother at maternity
 Number PercentageNumber PercentageNumber Percentage 
TOTAL15,534100.09,81763.25,71736.832.5
Ireland12,11878.07,60262.74,51637.332.7
United Kingdom3512.319254.715945.332.3
EU15 excl. Irl & UK2911.918061.911138.133.8
EU15 to EU 28 11,76011.31,03959.072141.030.7
Other 21,0036.579579.320820.731.8
Not stated110.1981.8218.234.7
        
        
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, October - December 2015
     
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
     
     
State6,9323,5813,3516.0
     
Leinster3,4571,7361,7215.4
Carlow9855437.1
Dublin City9914635287.5
South Dublin2771261514.0
Fingal2361341023.3
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 3161521645.9
Kildare212121913.9
Kilkenny13564715.6
Laois8545404.1
Longford7437377.3
Louth18592936.2
Meath198109894.1
Offaly10960495.5
Westmeath13072585.8
Wexford2331141196.3
Wicklow17892865.0
    
Munster2,0921,1169766.7
Clare201105966.9
Cork City2551261298.6
Cork County5773252525.7
Kerry2871451427.9
Limerick City10764437.6
Limerick County 187112755.6
North Tipperary13969707.8
South Tipperary15173786.7
Waterford City9054367.7
Waterford County9843555.7
    
Connacht8964794176.8
Galway City8553324.8
Galway County2651491166.1
Leitrim5531247.1
Mayo2491211287.7
Roscommon12963668.1
Sligo11362517.2
    
Ulster4872502376.9
Cavan12054666.8
Donegal2661421246.9
Monaghan10154476.9
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:    
Border8404354056.8
Midland3982141845.4
West7283863426.7
Dublin1,8208759455.6
Mid-East5883222664.3
Mid-West6343502846.7
South-East8054034026.4
South-West1,1195965236.7
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, October - December 2015
Area of residenceTotal DeathsMalignant NeoplasmsDiseases of the Circulatory systemDiseases of the Respiratory systemExternal causesAll other causes
       
STATE6,9322,1182,0907524161,556
       
LEINSTER3,4571,130968364194801
Carlow98372316814
Dublin City9912972919953251
South Dublin27710172252356
Fingal2368559181262
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 316100101321073
Kildare2127863191339
Kilkenny135383716836
Laois8531275616
Longford7415311459
Louth1856146191247
Meath1987452201636
Offaly109342819424
Westmeath130433316434
Wexford2337763261255
Wicklow178594220849
      
MUNSTER2,092582683211145471
Clare201566623947
Cork City2557981162257
Cork County5771591884747136
Kerry2877492391270
Limerick City107293518817
Limerick County 1874274191438
North Tipperary139374018836
South Tipperary1514545151630
Waterford City9028365219
Waterford County98332611721
      
CONNACHT89627128012050175
Galway City8530239716
Galway County2656581382259
Leitrim5517179012
Mayo2498075321547
Roscommon129374616327
Sligo113423816314
      
ULSTER (PART OF)4871351595727109
Cavan120324013530
Donegal2667890301454
Monaghan101252914825
      
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:      
Border84025526010142182
Midland398123119541983
West7282122259547149
Dublin1,82058352317498442
Mid-East5882111575937124
Mid-West6341642157839138
South-East8052582308953175
South-West1,11931236110281263
       
Table 14 Deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, October - December 2015
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeDeaths          over
Total deaths0A00-Y896,9326461554941633426901,1891,9932,322
                 
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B998920010239102636
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90500000002012
Meningococcal infection3A39100010000000
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24200000110000
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19300000101010
Other infectious and parasitic
   diseases7820000026102434
            
Neoplasms6C00-D482,17900541246137345575656399
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C972,11800441146137341569631375
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C145400010041414138
Oesophagus9C15101000003618223121
Stomach10C1682000002114202817
Colon11C181110000021016263522
Rectum and anus12C19-C21132000021924383622
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C227000000141324217
Pancreas14C25128000001818344324
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C34425000012157313913461
Skin16C4335000001521098
Breast17C5016600003112338313129
Cervix uteri18C532100001363332
Other parts of uterus19C54-C552800000115867
Ovary20C566600000192113166
Prostate21C6112500000018245735
Kidney22C64500000023621135
Bladder23C674600000021111913
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C96192003224716557033
Other malignant neoplasms28600112112351766655
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D891701001012435
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E90163000142611215563
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E1411600002234134250
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F993620000002730103220
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic  
     psychosis)29F10900000021501
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19100000001000
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H95358025353121647123142
Meningitis32G00-G03200001001000
            
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I992,090101242372153309619906
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I2598000000143496156287393
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I21417000005122860132180
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I5234710122412194799160
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I69436000023112253134211
Other diseases of circulatory system32700000215165399142
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J99752010042123493265341
Influenza38J10-J11000000000000
Pneumonia39J12-J19222000020641659135
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J4732301001031850141109
of which: Asthma41J45-J461201000020126
Other diseases of the respiratory
   system207000012312276597
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K9321000001112339285355
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K281100000100271
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K746600001715271141
Other diseases of the digestive
   system133000003812154253
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L991500000010176
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal              
  system/connective tissue46M00-M99360000001271016
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M191100000000326
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N9914600001116113987
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N291050000111592959
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99000000000000
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P9631310000000000
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q9939221001226410
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q07520001200000
Circulatory system54Q20-Q281171000000210
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9929700323100211
Sudden infant death syndrome56R95660000000000
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99910022310000
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y894161144159686859493135
Accidents59V01-X592441141932253134342835
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V9947101712467621
               Accidental falls 61W00-W196400001058121424
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X496600181716910410
               Other accidents67012425119121110
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X8414300016263628211420
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09300020100000
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y342600041694110
 All other external causes  000000000000
                 
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 15 Male deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, October - December 2015
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeMales          over
Total Male Deaths0A00-Y893,581433944621112133967091,131860
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99451001013751512
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90400000002002
Meningococcal infection3A39100010000000
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24200000110000
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19100000001000
Other infectious and parasitic
   diseases371000002451510
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,155003362162164335380181
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,119002352162160330369167
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C14410001003131194
Oesophagus9C156200000251312219
Stomach10C16440000020915144
Colon11C186100000171116179
Rectum and anus12C19-C2192000020818232516
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C224300000041013115
Pancreas14C2580000001410252812
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C342460000121037868129
Skin16C431900000131842
Breast17C50100000010000
Cervix uteri18C53000000000000
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55000000000000
Ovary20C56000000000000
Prostate21C6112500000018245735
Kidney22C6430000002121591
Bladder23C6726000000108125
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C9611400112457344614
Other malignant neoplasms135001106921403522
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D89801000002122
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E907900002243152825
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E145800002210112220
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9912800000022134764
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F10700000021301
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19100000001000
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H95164002222611196654
Meningitis32G00-G03100000001000
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I991,065100231554117207362304
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I2556400000102878117187144
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I212380000041125429066
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I52165100224915335148
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I69196000011614307866
  Other diseases of circulatory system  1400000001110274646
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J99379000031101753152143
Influenza38J10-J11000000000000
Pneumonia39J12-J199900002052132354
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J47171000010310238648
of which: Asthma41J45-J46500000020111
Other diseases of the respiratory
   system10900000125174341
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K931100000051323212721
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K28600000000150
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K7441000003817931
Other diseases of the digestive
   system6300000256111920
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L99500000010022
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M99900000011214
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M19100000000100
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99710000010452635
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29570000010452225
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99000000000000
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P9620200000000000
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q9920131001112010
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q07310001100000
Circulatory system54Q20-Q28641000000010
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R991970031310022
Sudden infant death syndrome56R95660000000000
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99810021310000
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y893041143444595542332011
Accidents59V01-X591651141624202524221711
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V9940101611446511
               Accidental falls 61W00-W193500001047986
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X49460017101385200
               Other accidents4401232396684
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X8411600012193324161020
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09300020100000
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y342000041562110
All other external causes000000000000
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 16 Female deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, October - December 2015
      Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeFemales          over
Total Female Deaths0A00-Y893,35121361032521292944808621,462
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99441000010251124
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90100000000010
Meningococcal infection3A39000000000000
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24000000000000
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19200000100010
Other infectious and parasitic
   diseases41100000025924
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,024002162575181240276218
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C97999002162575181239262208
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C141300000011344
Oesophagus9C153900000115101012
Stomach10C16380000001551413
Colon11C185000000135101813
Rectum and anus12C19-C21400000011615116
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C22270000010311102
Pancreas14C25480000004891512
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C34179000000536535332
Skin16C431600000021256
Breast17C5016500003112238313129
Cervix uteri18C532100001363332
Other parts of uterus19C54-C552800000115867
Ovary20C566600000192113166
Prostate21C61000000000000
Kidney22C642000000024644
Bladder23C672000000011378
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C967800210029212419
Other malignant neoplasms1510000251430363133
Diseases of the blood and               
  blood-forming organs,              
  immunological disorders25D50-D89900001010313
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic              
  diseases26E00-E90840001202862738
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E14580000002422030
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F99234000000051756156
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F10200000000200
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19000000000000
Diseases of the nervous system and              
  the sense organs31G00-H9519402313165285788
Meningitis32G00-G03100001000000
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I991,0250010181836102257602
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I2541600000461839100249
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I21179000001131842114
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I52182001000341448112
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I69240000012582356145
  Other diseases of circulatory system  18700000246265396
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J9937301001121740113198
Influenza38J10-J11000000000000
Pneumonia39J12-J191230000001233681
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J4715201000008275561
of which: Asthma41J45-J46701000000015
Other diseases of the respiratory
   system9800001117102256
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K93100000016101672634
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and500000100121
   jejunum43K25-K28            
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K7425000014710210
Other diseases of the digestive
   system700000013642333
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous              
  tissue45L00-L991000000000154
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal              
  system/connective tissue46M00-M9927000000015912
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M191000000000226
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99750000101261352
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N2948000010114734
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth              
  and puerperium50O00-O99000000000000
            
Certain conditions originating in the               
  perinatal period151P00-P9611110000000000
            
Congenital malformations and              
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q991990000114400
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q07210000100000
Circulatory system54Q20-Q28530000000200
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal              
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R991000001000009
Sudden infant death syndrome56R95000000000000
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99100001000000
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y8911200071591317161124
Accidents59V01-X5979000385610121124
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V99700011021110
               Accidental falls 61W00-W1929000000113618
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X492000017315210
               Other accidents2300010223636
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X842700047345400
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09000000000000
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34600000132000
All other external causes000000000000
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 17 Infant and neonatal mortality by area of residence of deceased, October - December 2015
 Infant mortality Neonatal mortality
Area of residenceNumberRateNumberRate
      
STATE644.1 483.1
LEINSTER293.2 242.7
Carlow00.0 00.0
Dublin City21.1 21.1
South Dublin54.6 43.7
Fingal65.2 32.6
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 11.6 11.6
Kildare11.3 11.3
Kilkenny00.0 00.0
Laois26.6 26.6
Longford00.0 00.0
Louth37.2 37.2
Meath11.5 11.5
Offaly312.8 312.8
Westmeath13.4 00.0
Wexford36.2 36.2
Wicklow12.1 12.1
   
MUNSTER174.2 112.7
Clare38.0 25.3
Cork City25.4 25.4
Cork County42.9 21.4
Kerry00.0 00.0
Limerick City210.9 15.5
Limerick County 511.1 36.7
North Tipperary00.0 00.0
South Tipperary00.0 00.0
Waterford City00.0 00.0
Waterford County14.6 14.6
   
CONNACHT138.1 116.9
Galway City00.0 00.0
Galway County712.8 611.0
Leitrim111.0 111.0
Mayo25.2 25.2
Roscommon212.0 16.0
Sligo16.0 16.0
   
ULSTER (PART OF)55.2 22.1
Cavan13.6 13.6
Donegal36.6 00.0
Monaghan14.5 14.5
   
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:     
Border106.174.3
Midland66.255.2
West118.296.7
Dublin143.0102.1
Mid-East31.631.6
Mid-West108.064.8
South-East42.542.5
South-West62.8 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 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.

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.

Birth and Death rates 

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

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


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


South East Region Population
2011 census year 499,304
2012 inter-census year estimate 500,831
Factor of change = (500,831 - 499,304) /499,304 * 100 = 0.30582
Carlow population census year = 54,723
To estimate population in Carlow for 2012 using factor of 0.30582 as follows:
Carlow 54,723+ [54,723][ 0.30582/100] = 54,890 = population estimate 2012
The overall rate at national level is unaffected by this revision.
Please see the effect of this change, if any, on the birth and death rates when applied to quarter 1 2015 below.

 

     Deaths     Births    
  old rate   new rate Difference   old rate  new rate  Difference
State   7.5  7.5 0.0  14.9 14.9  0.0
Leinster  6.9  6.8 0.0  15.7  15.7 0.0
Carlow 8.9   8.9 0.0  18.4  18.4

0.0

Dublin city

 9.7 9.6  0.0  15.3  15.3 0.0
South Dublin

 4.3

 4.3 0.0  16.5  16.5  0.0 
Fingal

 4.0

 4.0 0.0  18.9 18.8 -0.1
Dunlaoghaire Rathdown  9.0  8.9 0.0  15.0  15.0  0.0 
Kildare  4.9  4.8 -0.1  17.4  17.1  -0.3 
Kilkenny   6.9 6.9  0.0  13.0  13.0  0.0 
Laois   7.1 7.0  -0.1  14.8  14.6  -0.2 
Longford   7.8 7.6  -0.1  12.9  12.7  -0.2 
Louth  7.0 7.2  0.2  14.1  14.6  0.5 
Meath   5.1 5.0  -0.1  15.2  15.0 -0.2 
Offaly  7.5 7.4  -0.1  14.7  14.5  -0.2 
Westmeath  8.0 7.9  -0.1  15.1  14.9  -0.2 
Wexford  7.5 7.5  0.0  13.4  13.3  -0.1 
Wicklow  6.8 6.7  -0.1  16.0  15.8  -0.2 
Munster  8.2 8.2  0.0  14.3  14.3  0.0 
 Clare  8.3 8.3  0.1  14.3  14.4 0.1
Cork City   9.2 9.1  -0.1  12.0  11.9  -0.1 
Cork County  6.5 6.5  -0.1  16.0  15.9  -0.1 
Kerry  9.6 9.5  -0.1  12.3  12.2  -0.1 
Limerick City  11.9 12.0  0.1  15.2  15.3  0.1 
Limerick county  8.3 8.3  0.1  14.6  14.7  0.1 
North Tipperary  9.9 10.0  0.1  15.1  15.2  0.1 
South Tipperary   8.9 8.8  0.0  11.9  11.9  0.0 
Waterford City   7.3 7.3  0.0  15.1  15.0  -0.1 
Waterford County  8.1  8.1  0.0  13.5  13.4  -0.1 
Connaught   7.9 8.1  0.1  13.7  13.9  0.2
Galway City 6.0 6.1  0.1 14.4 14.6 0.2
Galway County 6.7  6.9  0.1 15.1  15.3  0.2 
Leitrim  10.6 11.0  0.3  14.0 14.4  0.4 
Mayo   8.8 8.9  0.1  11.8  12.0  0.2 
Rosocmmon  8.8 8.9  0.1  13.0 13.2 0.2 
Sligo   9.2 9.5  0.3  13.5  13.9  0.4 
Ulster (part of)   8.4 8.7  0.3  12.5  12.9  0.4 
Cavan   8.5 8.8  0.3  14.3  14.7  0.4 
Donegal   8.4 8.6  0.3  11.9  12.3  0.4
Monaghan  8.3 8.6  0.3  12.0  12.4  0.4 
             
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES             
Border  8.3  8.6  0.3  13.1  13.5  0.4 
Midland  7.6 7.5  -0.1  14.6  14.4  -0.2 
West   7.5 7.7  0.1  13.7  13.9  0.2 
Dublin   7.2 7.2  0.0  16.3  16.3  0.0 
Mid-East  5.4 5.3  -0.1   16.3 16.0 -0.3 
Mid-West  9.1 9.2  0.1  14.7  14.8  0.1 
South-East   7.8 7.8  0.0  13.8  13.7  -0.1 
South-West  7.7 7.6  -0.1  14.5  14.4  -0.1 

Rates per year per 1,000 Usual Resident estimated population

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