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CSO statistical release, 30 November 2016, 11am

Vital Statistics

Quarter 2 2016

                                    Quarter 2 2016Quarter 2 2015
   
Births16,21916,064
Deaths 7,6977,565
Marriages 5,7075,516
Natural increase8,5228,499

The numbers of births and deaths rise by 155 and 132 respectively compared to the same period in 2015.

Births, deaths and natural increase rates, 2006-2016 Quarter 2

There were 16,219 births in quarter 2 2016,  155 more births compared with the same period in 2015.   This corresponds to a birth rate of 13.9 per 1,000 population, the same as that recorded in quarter 2 2015.

There were 7,697 deaths in quarter 2 2016, an increase of 1.7% (or 132 deaths) from quarter 2 2015.  This equates to a death rate of 6.6 per 1,000 population, an increase of 0.1 from the same period in 2015.

There were 48 infant deaths registered giving an infant mortality rate of 3.0 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in quarter 2 2016 resulted in a natural increase of population of 8,522 persons.

Births

There were 8,286 male births and 7,933 female births in quarter 2 2016.  The 16,219 births represent an annual birth rate of 13.9 per thousand population.  This rate is the same as the corresponding quarter of 2015.  See tables 4 and 5.

Age of mothers

The average age of first time mothers was 30.8, up 0.1 years from the same period in the previous year.  The average age of mothers at maternity for births registered in quarter 2 2016 was 32.7 years, 0.2 higher than quarter 2 2015. The average age of first time mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.5 while the average age of  all mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 30.0 years.  In the same quarter in 2015, the average age of mothers having their first baby outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.2 years while it was 29.7 years for all mothers for births registered outside of marriage/civil partnership.  See tables 9 and 10.

Births and marriage/civil partnerships

In quarter 2 2016 there were 10,413 (64.2%) births registered as within marriage and of these 2 were within civil partnerships.

There were 5,806 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 35.8% of all births in quarter 2 2016.  The highest percentage of births outside marriage/civil partnership was in Waterford City at 49.0% and the lowest was in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown with 24.1%.  In the same quarter in 2015, there were 5,786 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 36.0% of all births.  See table 8.

Location of births

The highest number of births registered was in Dublin City with 1,780 (11.0% of total live births in the country) followed by Cork County with 1,430 (8.8%) registered births.   Leitrim had the lowest number with 105 (0.6%) registered births in quarter 2, 2016. The same pattern was reflected in quarter 2, 2015 when Dublin City accounted for 1,819 or 11.3% of births followed by Cork County with 1,449 (9.0%).  Leitrim had the lowest number, 83 births (0.5%), registered in quarter 2, 2015.  See table 8.

Nationality of mothers

Of the 16,219 births in quarter 2, 2016, there were 12,379 babies (76.3%) born to mothers of Irish nationality compared to 12,458 (77.6%) in quarter 2, 2015.  See table 11.

 

 

 

Birth order

A total of 5,898 births (36.4%) were to first time mothers in quarter 2 2016.  Second time mothers had 5,858 births (36.1%).  This accounted for a total of 72.5% of births.  See table 6 and fig 2.

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Birth Order Q2 2016 (%)
1st36.3647573833159
2nd36.1181330538258
3rd18.1145570010482
4th6.32591405142117
5th and over3.07663851038905

Deaths

There were 7,697 deaths registered in quarter 2 2016, of these 3,975 were male while 3,722 were female.  The quarter 2 2016 total is 1.7% higher than in the corresponding quarter of 2015 when 7,565 deaths were registered.  See table 12.

Infant and neonatal mortality

There were 48 infant deaths registered in quarter 2 2016 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.0 deaths per 1,000 live births, an increase of 0.9 deaths per 1,000 births in the same period in 2015.   Neonatal deaths are deaths of infants at ages under 4 weeks.  There were 36 neonatal deaths registered in quarter 2 2016, giving a neonatal mortality rate of 2.2 deaths per 1,000 live births, which was an increase of 0.3 from quarter 2 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
Q2 201632.2

Cause of death

Diseases of the Heart and Arteries:

Diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 2,400 deaths, or an annual rate of 2.1 per 1,000 population.  Of these, 1,197 were due to ischaemic heart disease and 471 to cerebrovascular disease.   See tables  2a, 2b, 13, 14 and fig. 4.

Malignant Cancers:

There were 2,255 deaths from malignant neoplasms.  This is equivalent to an annual rate of 1.9 per 1,000 population.

Lung Diseases:

Deaths from pneumonia numbered 289; chronic lower respiratory disease accounted for 438 deaths and 297 deaths resulted from other respiratory diseases. 

Accidents, suicides and other:

There were 273 deaths due to accidents, suicides and other external causes.  Accidents accounted for 65.2% (178) of these deaths while suicides accounted for 27.5% (75).  Of these 273 deaths, two thirds (66.7%) were male.  See table 15.

 

 

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Principle causes of death Q2 2016 (%)
malignant
neoplasms
29.3
circulatory
diseases
31.2
External
causes
3.5
respiratory
diseases
13.5
remainder22.5

 Age at death

The leading cause of death in quarter 2 2016 varied widely by age group.  Among young adults aged 15 to 44, external causes of death including accidents, suicide and other ranked first (101 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 6,296 deaths of persons aged 65 and over registered in quarter 2 2016.  This represents an annual death rate of 40.3 per 1,000 population aged 65 and over and represents a decrease of 0.4 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 46 days while the median (mid-point in data) was 19 days for quarter 2 2016.

 

 

Code Generator for HighCharts V1.1CancerHeartLung Accident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 157.205.82.984.1
15-4425.213.15.836.919
45-7444.3279.14.515.1
75 and over22.534.716.21.225.5

Natural Increase

The natural increase in the population (births minus deaths) for quarter 2 2016 was 8,522 .  This represents a rate of 7.3 per 1,000 population, the same as quarter 2 2015.  See tables 3, 4 and fig. 1.

Marriages/Civil Partnerships

The number of marriages registered during the quarter was 5,707 (provisional), of which 300 were same-sex marriages.  This is equivalent to an annual marriage rate of 4.9 per 1,000 population, 0.1 higher than the rate for 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.  There were no civil partnerships registered in quarter 2 2016.  There were 93 civil partnerships registered in the corresponding quarter of 2015.

Population

The estimated population (usual residence) in April 2016 was 4,673,700 .

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)
             
             
 Q2 2011Q2 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016
  % ofFertility % ofFertility % ofFertility % ofFertility
Age of motherNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrate
             
 < 20 years4022.211.62851.88.33181.99.32621.67.5
  20-24 years1,7489.546.41,3558.447.51,4138.649.61,3708.450.0
  25-29 years4,24723.190.73,07719.282.12,94017.878.52,86017.679.9
  30-34 years6,56735.7131.95,83636.3122.25,85035.5122.55,81835.9126.0
  35-39 years4,47824.498.44,51728.195.24,80129.1101.14,81329.799.2
  40-44 years8924.921.79415.921.21,0976.724.81,0226.322.9
  45+ years430.21.1520.31.3610.41.5740.51.8
  Not stated40.010.00.00.0
         
  Total18,381100.02.016,064100.01.916,480100.01.916,219100.01.9
             
             
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
Q2 20162,22528.92,40031.21,03912.12733.51,73022.57,697100.0
Q1 20162,35627.42,65730.91,26614.72773.22,05323.88,609100.0
Q2 20152,18728.92,30930.51,00113.23905.21,67822.27,565100.0
Q2 20112,19830.22,35132.392012.64346.01,37418.97,277100.0
Table 2b Deaths registered by cause of death, by age and region, Second 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 1482.8480.6
1 - 410.00.030.350.390.1
5 - 1430.10.010.12160.3120.2
15 - 2430.110.040.424990.5410.5
25 - 34170.830.130.34316100.6761.0
35 - 44492.2321.390.93412331.91572.0
45 - 541416.3813.4171.63914563.23344.3
55 - 6434215.22028.4535.13814895.17249.4
65 - 7458926.137015.414914.3341221812.61,36017.7
75 - 8469831.072530.235734.4321250329.12,31530.1
85 +41218.398641.144342.6271075343.52,62134.1
Total2,255100.02,400100.01039100.02731001,730100.07,697100.0
             
Males            
Under 1291.7290.4
1 - 440.240.1
5 - 1410.02120.150.1
15 - 2420.140.419730.2280.4
25 - 34100.410.020.2331220.1480.6
35 - 44200.9241.040.42911191.1961.2
45 - 54652.9632.680.83111372.12042.7
55 - 641777.81476.1292.82610583.44375.7
65 - 7433114.725010.4797.62071166.779610.3
75 - 8439017.343318.019618.915527716.01,31117.0
85 +2119.436215.118818.17324914.41,01713.2
Total1,20753.51,28053.351049.11826779646.03,97551.6
             
Females            
Under 1191.1190.2
1 - 410.030.310.150.1
5 - 1420.110.140.270.1
15 - 2410.010.00.05260.3130.2
25 - 3470.320.110.110480.5280.4
35 - 44291.380.350.552140.8610.8
45 - 54763.4180.890.983191.11301.7
55 - 641657.3552.3242.3124311.82873.7
65 - 7425811.41205.0706.71451025.95647.3
75 - 8430813.729212.216115.517622613.11,00413.0
85 +2018.962426.025524.520750429.11,60420.8
Total1,04846.51,12046.752950.9913393454.03,72248.4
             
Region            
Border28612.732713.613513.0291119111.096812.6
Midland60126.757323.925524.5301146827.11,92725.0
West1918.51958.1767.336131388.06368.3
Dublin2008.924410.211411.033121579.17489.7
Mid-East1366.01546.4686.51761206.94956.4
Mid-West26211.626911.212211.7441617710.287411.4
South-East36716.337915.816215.6602230017.31,26816.5
South-West2129.425910.810710.324917910.378110.1
Total2,255100.02,400100.01039100.02731001,730100.07,697100.0
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
20163,539 (186)716,4806,245 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
20165,707 (300)16,2195,898 5,80632.77,697 48366,2968,522
            
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
20154,857 (91)5615,5346,023 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
201522,116 (91)37665,90924,867 23,99032.5 29,952 20515124,33035,957
2016              
               
1 2011-2015 Marriage & Civil Partnership figures are final. Marriage & Civil Partnership data for 2016 is subject to revision. Marriage figures from Quarter 4 2015 onwards include same-sex marriages, the numbers of which are shown in brackets.
           
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
20164.913.936.435.8 6.63.02.240.37.3
          
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. Marriage and Civil Partnership rates for 2016 are subject to revision. Marriage rates for Quarter 4 2015 onwards are calculated using marriage figures that include same-sex marriages.
Table 5 Births registered, classified by area of residence of mother, April - June 2016
         
         
Area of residenceTotal Male Female  Rate1
    
        
         
STATE16,2198,2867,93313.9 
      
LEINSTER9,3174,7674,550 14.3 
       
Carlow1971128514.1 
Dublin City1,78089888213.2 
South Dublin1,09557352215.6 
Fingal1,27164562617.6 
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 70935435513.1 
Kildare84844540315.4 
Kilkenny28914314611.8 
Laois24911313611.9 
Longford152896314.9 
Louth45824021815.4 
Meath71235435814.6 
Offaly24513311212.3 
Westmeath34416418015.4 
Wexford49126222913.2 
Wicklow47724223513.3 
     
MUNSTER4,2182,1802,03813.4 
      
Clare37119217912.7 
Cork City37219317912.5 
Cork County1,43073569514.0 
Kerry43321921411.9 
Limerick City23112910216.5 
Limerick County 45722922813.7 
North Tipperary24614010613.9 
South Tipperary27314412912.0 
Waterford City145727312.2 
Waterford County26012713315.1 
     
CONNACHT1,73985588413.1 
      
Galway City26212713514.7 
Galway County62630731914.4 
Leitrim105505513.6 
Mayo39420119312.2 
Roscommon174898510.9 
Sligo178819711.4 
     
ULSTER (PART OF)94548446113.3 
      
Cavan26412513915.0 
Donegal46424821612.0 
Monaghan21711110614.8 
     
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:     
 
Border1,68685583113.6 
Midland990 499 49113.5 
West1,456 724 73213.3 
Dublin4,855 2,470 2,38514.6 
Mid-East2,037 1,041 99614.6 
Mid-West1,305 690 61513.9 
South-East1,655 860 79513.0 
South-West2,235 1,147 1,08813.2 
          
1 Births per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated usual residence 2016 population. 
Table 6 Births registered, classified by age of mother and previous number of liveborn children, April - June 2016
 
Age of mother at maternity                                              Previous number of liveborn children
Total012345 or moreNot stated
All ages16,2195,8985,8582,9381,026314185  
           
15 and under55  
161111  
1726233  
1879709  
19141117204  
           
Under 20262226324  
           
201811453312  
21201139539  
22257161741831  
2333919010927112  
24392221122291541  
           
20-241,370856391843171  
           
25414196141571523  
26475216173641552  
27533243181673093  
28638260247734783  
2980035928711126134  
           
25-292,8601,2741,0293721333715  
           
3091740533012537119  
311,086448410143502510  
321,163456411211532210  
331,333469513240752511  
341,319390563245871915  
           
30-345,8182,1682,22796430210255  
           
351,224343475279961912  
361,1972974353101033022  
371,011219386270982216  
38762157298206632612  
39619109218194592019  
           
35-394,8131,1251,8121,25941911781  
           
4042185146111442015  
4128154917242166  
421584147352753  
43992043191313  
44632112111045  
   
40-441,0222213392481364632  
   
45 and over7428287551  
   
Age not stated  
         
        
Table 7 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by age of mother, April - June 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 ages16,21910,4135,8063,541 64.235.821.8 
          
15 and under55 100.0 
1611111 100.09.1 
17262245 7.792.319.2 
1879136611 16.583.513.9 
191412112040 14.985.128.4 
          
Under 202623622657 13.786.321.8 
          
201813514649 19.380.727.1 
212013616567 17.982.133.3 
222574920876 19.180.929.6 
2333968271114 20.179.933.6 
2439275317161 19.180.941.1 
          
20-241,3702631,107467 19.280.834.1 
          
25414117297161 28.371.738.9 
26475156319166 32.867.234.9 
27533219314183 41.158.934.3 
28638310328220 48.651.434.5 
29800439361231 54.945.128.9 
          
25-292,8601,2411,619961 43.456.633.6 
          
30917564353260 61.538.528.4 
311,086769317225 70.829.220.7 
321,163867296202 74.525.517.4 
331,3331,008325233 75.624.417.5 
341,3191,038281211 78.721.316.0 
          
30-345,8184,2461,5721,131 73.027.019.4 
          
351,224961263197 78.521.516.1 
361,197944253192 78.921.116.0 
371,011803208144 79.420.614.2 
38762606156117 79.520.515.4 
3961948213798 77.922.115.8 
          
35-394,8133,7961,017748 78.921.115.5 
          
404213408161 80.819.214.5 
412812087355 74.026.019.6 
421581045433 65.834.220.9 
4399732614 73.726.314.1 
446351128 81.019.012.7 
     
40-441,022776246171 75.924.116.7 
     
45 and over7455196 74.325.78.1 
     
Age not stated  
         
  
Table 8 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership classified by area of residence of mother, April - June 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
STATE16,21910,4135,8063,541 64.235.821.8
         
LEINSTER9,3175,8893,4282,036 63.236.821.9
        
Carlow1971168156 58.941.128.4
Dublin City1,7801,051729382 59.041.021.5
South Dublin1,095645450243 58.941.122.2
Fingal1,271863408245 67.932.119.3
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 709538171115 75.924.116.2
Kildare848570278170 67.232.820.0
Kilkenny2892038653 70.229.818.3
Laois24914510470 58.241.828.1
Longford152975535 63.836.223.0
Louth458260198105 56.843.222.9
Meath712465247176 65.334.724.7
Offaly24514310261 58.441.624.9
Westmeath34422412084 65.134.924.4
Wexford491258233130 52.547.526.5
Wicklow477311166111 65.234.823.3
        
MUNSTER4,2182,6851,533939 63.736.322.3
        
Clare37123613591 63.636.424.5
Cork City37220117186 54.046.023.1
Cork County1,4301,002428293 70.129.920.5
Kerry43327615797 63.736.322.4
Limerick City23112111056 52.447.624.2
Limerick County 457305152100 66.733.321.9
North Tipperary2461598758 64.635.423.6
South Tipperary27314512870 53.146.925.6
Waterford City145747129 51.049.020.0
Waterford County2601669459 63.836.222.7
        
CONNACHT1,7391,226513354 70.529.520.4
        
Galway City2621818154 69.130.920.6
Galway County626454172117 72.527.518.7
Leitrim105772821 73.326.720.0
Mayo39427412081 69.530.520.6
Roscommon1741175745 67.232.825.9
Sligo1781235536 69.130.920.2
        
ULSTER (PART OF)945613332212 64.935.122.4
        
Cavan2641758958 66.333.722.0
Donegal464296168108 63.836.223.3
Monaghan2171427546 65.434.621.2
         
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
   
Border1686107361337463.636.422.2
Midland990609381250 61.538.525.3
West1,4561,026430297 70.529.520.4
Dublin4,8553,0971,758985 63.836.220.3
Mid-East2,0371,346691457 66.133.922.4
Mid-West1,305821484305 62.937.123.4
South-East1,655962693397 58.141.924.0
South-West2,2351,479756476 66.233.821.3
         
Table 9 Births registered, classified by area of residence and age of mother, April - June 2016
      
           
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2020-2425-2930-3435-3940 and overAge not statedAverage age of mother at maternity
          
        All births First births
           
STATE16,2192621,3702,8605,8184,8131,09632.730.8
           
LEINSTER9,3171667881,6773,3582,71661232.730.8
          
Carlow1979215070371031.128.4
Dublin City1,7803116334857953912032.531.2
South Dublin1,095251052153843056132.229.9
Fingal1,27118802094823899333.231.2
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 709333592552857434.733.4
Kildare84810591193692395233.131.6
Kilkenny2893265096942032.930.8
Laois2494294291681532.330.5
Longford152617305238931.729.8
Louth4586511031601142432.029.9
Meath71211521142662195033.030.4
Offaly2458285192541231.528.9
Westmeath34463482126762031.830.2
Wexford49120601161691052131.128.2
Wicklow477630891671543133.131.1
          
MUNSTER4,218673616861,4851,31930032.930.9
          
Clare371533651341072732.830.9
Cork City3721147571311032332.229.7
Cork County1,430138421251149511533.631.8
Kerry433532621571334433.431.6
Limerick City2311034537256630.728.1
Limerick County 457525601691643433.632.3
North Tipperary2464234587731432.530.4
South Tipperary2737335692751031.629.5
Waterford City145427314431830.928.5
Waterford County2603234588821932.930.3
          
CONNACHT1,7391712830263552113633.031.0
          
Galway City26242642100711932.630.9
Galway County626644912282114633.531.6
Leitrim10571538271833.930.4
Mayo394131741401183032.930.4
Roscommon174212407142732.330.4
Sligo178484058521632.831.8
          
ULSTER (PART OF)94512931953402574832.129.6
          
Cavan26442856100651131.929.6
Donegal464751951531312732.029.5
Monaghan2171144487611032.730.0
          
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:          
   
Border1,6862215935359645010632.330.0
Midland990241082053612365631.829.9
West1,4561311324753944210233.031.0
Dublin4,855773818311,7001,51834832.931.3
Mid-East2,0372714132280261213333.031.1
Mid-West1,305241152234624008132.730.8
South-East1,655461903485594248831.829.3
South-West2,2352916333179973118233.331.4
           
           
Table 10 Births registered outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence and age of mother, April - June 2016
          
          
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2525-2930-3435-3940 and overAge not statedAverage age of mother at maternity
         
        All birthsFirst births
          
STATE5,8061,3331,6191,5721,01726530.028.5
          
LEINSTER3,42878094993560216230.028.5
         
Carlow812630168127.725.1
Dublin City7291562061941314230.229.1
South Dublin450104127125821229.827.7
Fingal40875100128772831.129.4
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 171313245501332.131.7
Kildare278596497461230.429.4
Kilkenny8623282013229.126.6
Laois10428252721329.826.9
Longford5519101411128.728.0
Louth19850555232929.727.6
Meath247516762501730.528.5
Offaly10230312314428.925.9
Westmeath12034392416728.927.7
Wexford23366786123528.426.3
Wicklow16628574728630.329.3
         
MUNSTER1,5333554244062787030.028.5
         
Clare13533453221429.528.7
Cork City17151354931529.627.4
Cork County42882127108882330.529.2
Kerry157334243261330.729.5
Limerick City11029253221329.627.3
Limerick County 152253645361031.530.5
North Tipperary8721282511229.127.7
South Tipperary12834383320329.227.6
Waterford City7125201211328.826.5
Waterford County9422282713429.628.0
         
CONNACHT513107143150892430.228.7
         
Galway City8120152716330.128.9
Galway County17241435029930.328.8
Leitrim285866331.329.3
Mayo12022393320630.328.3
Roscommon57819209130.329.0
Sligo551119149229.329.0
         
ULSTER (PART OF)332911038148929.026.8
         
Cavan892731208328.327.4
Donegal16851483629428.926.2
Monaghan7513242511230.127.6
   
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
   
Border613157185153952329.427.4
Midland38111110588621529.127.1
West43091116130741930.228.7
Dublin1,7583664654923409530.529.1
Mid-East6911381882061243530.429.0
Mid-West484108134134891930.128.7
South-East693196222169881828.726.7
South-West7561662042001454130.328.8
          
Table 11 Births registered, classified by nationality of mother, marital status and age, April - June 2016
        
Nationality of motherTotal birthsBirths inside marriage/civil partnershipBirths outside marriage/civil partnershipAverage age of mother at maternity
 Number PercentageNumber PercentageNumber Percentage 
TOTAL16,219100.010,41364.25,80635.832.7
Ireland12,37976.37,95364.24,42635.833.1
United Kingdom3582.217448.618451.431.8
EU15 excl. Irl & UK3051.917758.012842.034.1
EU15 to EU 28 11,97312.21,18960.378439.731.1
Other 21,1927.391376.627923.431.7
Not stated120.1758.3541.734.1
        
        
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, April - June 2016
     
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
     
     
State7,6973,9753,7226.6
     
Leinster3,7571,9161,8415.8
Carlow9655416.9
Dublin City1,0204615597.6
South Dublin2911591324.2
Fingal2481261223.4
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 3681811876.8
Kildare2351311044.3
Kilkenny15893656.5
Laois12863656.1
Longford6739286.6
Louth199103966.7
Meath200106944.1
Offaly13172596.6
Westmeath16987827.6
Wexford2461371096.6
Wicklow201103985.6
    
Munster2,3901,2201,1707.6
Clare213116977.3
Cork City2581241348.7
Cork County6843663186.7
Kerry3261751518.9
Limerick City12558678.9
Limerick County 2501281227.5
North Tipperary16070909.0
South Tipperary16479857.2
Waterford City8538477.2
Waterford County12566597.3
    
Connacht1,0015524497.5
Galway City9443515.3
Galway County3061621447.0
Leitrim7443319.6
Mayo2571531047.9
Roscommon12467577.8
Sligo14684629.4
    
Ulster5492872627.7
Cavan14584618.2
Donegal3001461547.8
Monaghan10457477.1
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:    
Border9685174517.8
Midland4952612346.8
West7814253567.1
Dublin1,9279271,0005.8
Mid-East6363402964.6
Mid-West7483723768.0
South-East8744684066.9
South-West1,2686656037.5
1 Deaths per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on
 estimated 2016 Usual Residence population.
Table 13 Deaths registered by cause of death and county of residence of deceased, April - June 2016
Area of residenceTotal DeathsMalignant NeoplasmsDiseases of the Circulatory systemDiseases of the Respiratory systemExternal causesAll other causes
       
STATE7,6972,2552,4001,0392731,730
       
LEINSTER3,7571,1491,135510110853
Carlow96312812520
Dublin City1,02029932713818238
South Dublin291978231477
Fingal248866639453
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 36811998474100
Kildare2357370311546
Kilkenny158435128828
Laois128413517134
Longford67132512413
Louth199615739339
Meath2006457251143
Offaly131333716441
Westmeath169495723832
Wexford2468677321140
Wicklow2015468201049
      
MUNSTER2,390669736326113546
Clare213647137932
Cork City2587180291167
Cork County6842042058333159
Kerry3269294501674
Limerick City125293422535
Limerick County 2506681381055
North Tipperary160415817935
South Tipperary164455121938
Waterford City85212412721
Waterford County125363817430
      
CONNACHT1,00127034313731220
Galway City9430269722
Galway County306939939669
Leitrim7417329313
Mayo2576586391057
Roscommon124244820131
Sligo146415221428
      
ULSTER (PART OF)5491671866619111
Cavan145454717630
Donegal3009610736655
Monaghan104263213726
      
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:      
Border96828632713529191
Midland4951361546817120
West78121225910724179
Dublin1,92760157325530468
Mid-East6361911957636138
Mid-West74820024411433157
South-East87426226912244177
South-West1,26836737916260300
       
Table 14 Deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, April - June 2016
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeDeaths          over
Total deaths0A00-Y897,6974891241761573347241,3602,3152,621
                 
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B9910416110153239
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B906231
Meningococcal infection3A39211
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B2411
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B1922
Other infectious and parasitic9311110142838
   diseases
            
Neoplasms6C00-D482,31811331749143347600718436
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C972,2551331749141342589698412
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C14403368119
Oesophagus9C151172522334114
Stomach10C16842439232914
Colon11C181111612263630
Rectum and anus12C19-C211221824314315
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C2274610202315
Pancreas14C251241720383622
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C344837248516314262
Skin16C43474387178
Breast17C50183182429384835
Cervix uteri18C5322127822
Other parts of uterus19C54-C5536211968
Ovary20C567112711182210
Prostate21C61142212265151
Kidney22C6448171012144
Bladder23C67592392619
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C961771132523446434
Other malignant neoplasms315319122039828762
            
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D8919112366
                 
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E9018522457356367
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E141331315264849
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F99395112631103251
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic  
     psychosis)29F103111
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
                 
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H95384323423142354132144
Meningitis32G00-G0311
            
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I992,400133281202370725986
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I251,1971543129222373415
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I214838154282160176
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I5239611214233699211
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I6947113132963148214
Other diseases of circulatory system336221121491–5146
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J991,039314391753149357443
Influenza38J10-J111511121441
Pneumonia39J12-J192891224122566177
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J474382262282179145
of which: Asthma41J45-J461321334
Other diseases of the respiratory 297211451838108120
   system            
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K93251192529436876
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K281312424
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K74585161213102
Other diseases of the digestive18013915265670
   system
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous
  tissue45L00-L9920488
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal              
  system/connective tissue46M00-M99461151821
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M19201118
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99166114145195
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N2911012123659
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O9911
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P96262411
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q99381811245232
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q076111111
Circulatory system54Q20-Q281151221
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R99322321222
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9522
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R9983212
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y8927322443343938343227
Accidents59V01-X591781624122522242827
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V9933610162341
               Accidental falls 61W00-W1938112467107
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X49433998851
               Other accidents64647691319
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X8475171320131362
Homicide/assault64X85-Y095311
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34101131112
 All other external causes  5122
                 
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 15 Male deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, April - June 2016
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeMales          over
Total Male Deaths0A00-Y893,97529452848962044377961,3111,017
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B9949161571910
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90321
Meningococcal infection3A39211
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B2411
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B1922
Other infectious and parasitic41111561710
   diseases
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,24112102066180338403221
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,20712102065177331390211
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C1426326573
Oesophagus9C1581141625305
Stomach10C1647111614186
Colon11C1854148111713
Rectum and anus12C19-C217541421279
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C22443714146
Pancreas14C2560511141713
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C3427721746957839
Skin16C43281156123
Breast17C5011
Cervix uteri18C53
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55
Ovary20C56
Prostate21C61142212265151
Kidney22C64351768103
Bladder23C67421391613
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C96106121216264315
Other malignant neoplasms18911791221565032
            
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D898143
                 
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E901011346224124
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E1477315173120
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F991423175270
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F10211
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
                 
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H95177121111014326550
Meningitis32G00-G03
            
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I991,28012463147250433362
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I257321237101162249171
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I21288713335810572
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I52194111114256766
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I692111920347473
  Other diseases of circulatory system  1431612294352
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J9951042482979196188
Influenza38J10-J11101121221
Pneumonia39J12-J191231129123959
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J472232129428978
of which: Asthma41J45-J4662211
Other diseases of the respiratory 15412210236650
   system            
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K9312051823183422
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K281012124
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K74311109641
Other diseases of the digestive
   system793812112817
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L998233
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M99181188
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M19642
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99881283740
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N2968272831
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P9618171
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q991810112121
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q0711
Circulatory system54Q20-Q28431
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9915121119
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9511
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R994211
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y891822193329312620157
Accidents59V01-X59104121810201411127
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V99214814112
               Accidental falls 61W00-W19191243243
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X4928267553
               Other accidents365475564
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X8462161017101062
Homicide/assault64X85-Y095311
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y348112112
All other external causes3111
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 16 Female deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, April - June 2016
      Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeFemales          over
Total Female Deaths0A00-Y893,72219571328611302875641,0041,604
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B9955581329
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90321
Meningococcal infection3A39
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19
Other infectious and parasitic52581128
   diseases
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,077112172977167262315215
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,04812172976165258308201
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C14141346
Oesophagus9C15361168119
Stomach10C163713239118
Colon11C185724151917
Rectum and anus12C19-C2147141010166
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C223033699
Pancreas14C256412924199
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C342065739686423
Skin16C4319323155
Breast17C50182182429374835
Cervix uteri18C5322127822
Other parts of uterus19C54-C5536211968
Ovary20C567112711182210
Prostate21C61
Kidney22C64134441
Bladder23C67171106
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C967111137182119
Other malignant neoplasms126223818263730
            
Diseases of the blood and               
  blood-forming organs,              
  immunological disorders25D50-D8911112223
                 
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic              
  diseases26E00-E908421111132243
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E1456191729
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9925311231451181
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F1011
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
                 
Diseases of the nervous system and              
  the sense organs31G00-H952072231349226794
Meningitis32G00-G0311
            
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I991,1201281855120292624
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I25465362860124244
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I211951292455104
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I5220211391132145
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I6926012492974141
  Other diseases of circulatory system  1931259206294
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J99529311592470161255
Influenza38J10-J115122
Pneumonia39J12-J19166111231327118
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J472151413409067
of which: Asthma41J45-J4671123
Other diseases of the respiratory
   system14321238154270
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K931311476253454
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K2833
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K7427463761
Other diseases of the digestive
   system101113152853
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous              
  tissue45L00-L9912255
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal              
  system/connective tissue46M00-M992851013
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M1914176
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99781261455
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N294215828
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth              
  and puerperium50O00-O9911
            
Certain conditions originating in the               
  perinatal period151P00-P96871
            
Congenital malformations and              
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q992081143111
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q07511111
Circulatory system54Q20-Q2872221
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal              
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9917111113
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9511
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R994112
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y89915105812141720
Accidents59V01-X597446258131620
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V99122221221
               Accidental falls 61W00-W191913564
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X49151323321
               Other accidents28114715
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X841313333
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34211
All other external causes211
1 Stillbirths not included.  
Table 17 Infant and neonatal mortality by area of residence of deceased, April - June 2016
 Infant mortality Neonatal mortality
Area of residenceNumberRateNumberRate
      
STATE483.0 362.2
LEINSTER252.7 222.4
Carlow210.2 210.2
Dublin City52.8 42.2
South Dublin00.0 00.0
Fingal64.7 53.9
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 00.0 00.0
Kildare22.4 22.4
Kilkenny00.0 00.0
Laois00.0 00.0
Longford16.6 16.6
Louth12.2 12.2
Meath22.8 11.4
Offaly28.2 28.2
Westmeath00.0 00.0
Wexford24.1 24.1
Wicklow24.2 24.2
   
MUNSTER163.8 112.6
Clare38.1 25.4
Cork City12.7 00.0
Cork County42.8 32.1
Kerry24.6 12.3
Limerick City14.3 14.3
Limerick County 00.0 00.0
North Tipperary28.1 14.1
South Tipperary13.7 13.7
Waterford City00.0 00.0
Waterford County27.7 27.7
   
CONNACHT52.9 21.2
Galway City00.0 00.0
Galway County11.6 11.6
Leitrim00.0 00.0
Mayo25.1 12.5
Roscommon15.7 00.0
Sligo15.6 00.0
   
ULSTER (PART OF)22.1 11.1
Cavan13.8 13.8
Donegal12.2 00.0
Monaghan00.0 00.0
   
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:     
Border42.421.2
Midland33.033.0
West42.721.4
Dublin112.391.9
Mid-East62.952.5
Mid-West64.643.1
South-East74.274.2
South-West73.1 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.

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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