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CSO statistical release, 29 February 2016, 11am

Vital Statistics

Quarter 3 2015

                                    Quarter 3 2015Quarter 3 2014
   
Births17,12817,197
Deaths 6,8517,001
Marriages 8,2488,038
Natural increase10,27710,196

The number of births and deaths fall by 69 and 150 respectively compared to the same period in 2014.

FIG 1

There were 17,128 births in quarter 3 2015,  69 fewer births compared with the same period in 2014.   This corresponds to a birth rate of 14.8 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.1 from quarter 3 2014.

There were 6,851 deaths in quarter 3 2015, a decrease of 2.1% (or 150 deaths) from quarter 3 2014.  This equates to a death rate of 5.9 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.2 from the same period in 2014.

There were 52 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 3 2015 resulted in a natural increase of population of 10,277 persons.

Births

There were 8,834 male births and 8,294 female births in quarter 3 2015.  The 17,128 births represent an annual birth rate of 14.8 per thousand population.  This rate is 0.1 points less than the corresponding quarter of 2014.  See tables 4 and 5.

Age of mothers

The average age of first time mothers was 30.6, up 0.1 years from the same period in the previous year.  The average age of mothers at maternity for births registered in quarter 3 2015 was 32.4 years, 0.1 higher than quarter 3 2014. The average age of first time mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.0 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 also 28.0 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 3 2015 there were 10,843 (63.3%) births registered as within marriage and of these 6 were within civil partnerships.

There were 6,285 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 36.7% of all births in quarter 3 2015.  The highest percentage of births outside marriage/civil partnership was in Limerick City at 55.4% and the lowest was in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown with 23.7%.  In the same quarter in 2014, there were 6,239 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 36.3% of all births.  See table 8.

Location of births

The highest number of births registered was in Dublin City with 1,972 (11.5% of total live births in the country) followed by Cork County with 1,585 (9.3%) registered births.   Leitrim had the lowest number with 127 (0.7%) registered births in quarter 3, 2015. The same pattern was reflected in quarter 3, 2014 when Dublin City accounted for 2,042 or 11.9% of births followed by Cork County with 1,566 (9.1%).  Leitrim had the lowest number, 102 births (0.6%), registered in quarter 3, 2014.  See table 8.

Nationality of mothers

Of the 17,128 births in quarter 3, 2015, there were 13,308 babies (77.7%) born to mothers of Irish nationality compared to 13,382 (77.8%) in quarter 3, 2014.  See table 11.

 

 

 

Birth order

A total of 6,367 births (37.3%) were to first time mothers in quarter 3 2015.  Second time mothers had 6,003 births (35.1%).  This accounted for a total of 72.4% of births of stated parity.  See table 6 and fig 2.

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Birth Order Q3 2015 (%)
1st37.3
2nd35.1
3rd17.9
4th6.3
5th and over3.3

Deaths

There were 6,851 deaths registered in quarter 3 2015, of these 3,506 were male while 3,345 were female.  The quarter 3 2015 total is 2.1% lower than in the corresponding quarter of 2014 when 7,001 deaths were registered.  See table 12.

Infant and neonatal mortality

There were 52 infant deaths registered in quarter 3 2015 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.0 deaths per 1,000 live births, a decrease of 1.3 deaths per 1,000 births in the same period in 2014.   Neonatal deaths are deaths of infants at ages under 4 weeks.  There were 42 neonatal deaths registered in quarter 3 2015, giving a neonatal mortality rate of 2.5 deaths per 1,000 live births, which was a decrease of 0.2 from quarter 3 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

Cause of death

Diseases of the Heart and Arteries:

Diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 2,093 deaths, or an annual rate of 1.8 per 1,000 population.  Of these, 1,009 were due to ischaemic heart disease and 427 to cerebrovascular disease.   See tables  2, 13, 14 and fig. 4.

Malignant Cancers:

There were 2,099 deaths from malignant neoplasms.  This is equivalent to an annual rate of 1.8 per 1,000 population.

Lung Diseases:

Deaths from pneumonia numbered 249; chronic lower respiratory disease accounted for 335 deaths and 202 deaths resulted from other respiratory diseases. 

Accidents, suicides and other:

There were 369 deaths due to accidents, suicides and other external causes.  Accidents accounted for 62.3% (230) of these deaths while suicides accounted for 30.1% (111).  Of these 369 deaths, almost three quarters (71.3%) were male.

 

 

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Principle causes of death (%) Q3 2015
malignant
neoplasms
31
circulatory
diseases
31
External
causes
5
respiratory
diseases
11
remainder22

 Age at death

The leading cause of death in quarter 3 2015 varied widely by age group.  Among young adults aged 15 to 44, external causes of death including accidents, suicide and other ranked first (164 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 5,483 deaths of persons aged 65 and over registered in quarter 3 2015.  This represents an annual death rate of 36.2 per 1,000 population aged 65 and over and represents a decrease of 1.5 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 53 days while the median (mid-point in data) was 19 days for quarter 3 2015.

 

 

CancerHeartLung Accident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 159.203.95.381.6
15-4421.613.22.748.314.1
45-7447.823.97.45.615.2
75 and over22.735.914.51.825

Natural Increase

The natural increase in the population (births minus deaths) for quarter 3 2015 was 10,277.  This represents a rate of 8.9 per 1,000 population, 0.1 per thousand more than quarter 3 2014.  See tables 3, 4 and fig. 1.

 

Marriages/Civil Partnerships

The number of marriages registered during the quarter was 8,248 (provisional) equivalent to an annual marriage rate of 7.1 per 1,000 population, 0.1 per thousand more than quarter 3 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 third quarter of 2015 was 149 (provisional) which was 30 more than in quarter 3 2014.  The annual rate per 1,000 population was 0.13, which was 0.03 per thousand more 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)
             
             
 Q3 2010Q3 2014 Q2 2015Q3 2015
  % ofFertility % ofFertility % ofFertility % ofFertility
Age of motherNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrateNumbertotalrate
             
 < 20 years5162.715.43071.89.12851.88.33301.99.6
  20-24 years2,10011.059.01,5368.951.41,3558.447.51,5118.853.0
  25-29 years4,60324.091.73,33719.484.13,07719.282.13,23618.986.4
  30-34 years6,69834.9140.56,34936.9129.05,83636.3122.26,16036.0129.0
  35-39 years4,32822.699.44,62626.999.54,51728.195.24,84228.3102.0
  40-44 years8784.622.49775.722.49415.921.29875.822.3
  45+ years440.21.2650.41.7520.31.3620.41.6
  Not stated40.00.010.00.0
         
  Total19,171100.02.117,197100.02.016,064100.01.917,128100.02.0
             
             
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
Q3 2015 2,09930.62,09330.678811.53695.41,50221.96,851100.0
Q2 20152,18728.92,30930.51,00113.23905.21,67822.27,565100.0
Q3 20142,29732.82,05929.469810.04256.11,52221.77,001100.0
Q3 20102,03131.22,21033.966910.33996.11,20818.56,517100.0
Table 2b Deaths registered by cause of death, by age and region, Third 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 100.000.000.000.0523.5520.8
1 - 410.000.010.110.350.380.1
5 - 1460.300.020.330.850.3160.2
15 - 2470.310.010.13810.350.3520.8
25 - 34190.9120.620.35916.0151.01071.6
35 - 44462.2311.560.86718.2241.61742.5
45 - 541467.0783.7131.65113.8473.13354.9
55 - 6431615.11396.6324.14111.1966.46249.1
65 - 7460128.631515.111915.1338.919513.01,26318.4
75 - 8459428.359328.325732.6359.543529.01,91427.9
85 +36317.392444.135545.14111.162341.52,30633.7
Total2,099100.02,093100.0788100.0369100.01,502100.06,851100.0
       
Males      
Under 100.000.000.000.0211.4210.3
1 - 410.000.010.100.030.250.1
5 - 1450.200.010.130.850.3140.2
15 - 2450.200.000.0267.050.3360.5
25 - 34100.580.410.15013.6100.7791.2
35 - 44190.9221.130.45314.4191.31161.7
45 - 54753.6562.791.13810.3342.32123.1
55 - 641627.71105.3141.8287.6543.63685.4
65 - 7434116.222110.6658.2256.81046.975611.0
75 - 8432715.633416.014418.3236.220313.51,03115.0
85 +1688.033115.813316.9174.621914.686812.7
Total1,11353.01,08251.737147.126371.367745.13,50651.2
       
Females      
Under 100.000.000.000.0312.1310.5
1 - 400.000.000.010.320.130.0
5 - 1410.000.010.100.000.020.0
15 - 2420.110.010.1123.300.0160.2
25 - 3490.440.210.192.450.3280.4
35 - 44271.390.430.4143.850.3580.8
45 - 54713.4221.140.5133.5130.91231.8
55 - 641547.3291.4182.3133.5422.82563.7
65 - 7426012.4944.5546.982.2916.15077.4
75 - 8426712.725912.411314.3123.323215.488312.9
85 +1959.359328.322228.2246.540426.91,43821.0
Total98647.01,01148.341752.910628.782554.93,34548.8
       
Region      
Border24511.725712.39211.73810.317911.981111.8
Midland1266.01266.0476.0133.51218.14336.3
West22810.921010.08610.94813.01399.371110.4
Dublin55526.450324.020726.310729.041727.81,78926.1
Mid-East1828.71808.6739.3328.71248.35918.6
Mid-West1798.522810.9759.53910.61167.76379.3
South-East28013.325112.08110.34311.716811.282312.0
South-West30414.533816.112716.14913.323815.81,05615.4
Total2,099100.02,093100.0788100.0369100.01502100.06,851100.0
Table 3 Marriages, civil partnerships, births, deaths and natural increase
               
 Live Births Deaths2 
 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
20153,6658117,1836,456 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
20158,24814917,1286,367 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
2015            
            
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
2015              
12010-2014 Marriage & Civil partnership figures are final. 2015 Marriage & Civil partnership data is subject to revision
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
20153.20.0714.937.636.17.53.21.848.97.4
          
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
2015          
           
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
2015           
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 for 2015 are provisional.
Table 5 Births registered, classified by area of residence of mother, July - Sept. 2015
         
         
Area of residenceTotal Male Female  Rate1
    
        
         
STATE17,1288,8348,29414.8
      
LEINSTER9,7145,0284,686 15.1
      
Carlow1901127813.7
Dublin City1,97299997314.8
South Dublin1,08655653015.7
Fingal1,26968258717.8
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 69736932813.1
Kildare88646542116.3
Kilkenny32717115613.5
Laois30615814814.6
Longford151817014.8
Louth47024522515.8
Meath69634135514.5
Offaly28315013314.2
Westmeath34617117515.5
Wexford53627026614.5
Wicklow49925824114.1
     
MUNSTER4,5392,3462,19314.5
     
Clare40820320514.0
Cork City40621619013.8
Cork County1,58582775815.6
Kerry44423321112.3
Limerick City22212210015.8
Limerick County 49023625414.7
North Tipperary25413312114.3
South Tipperary31116414713.8
Waterford City170799114.5
Waterford County24913311614.5
     
CONNACHT1,88297091214.2
     
Galway City27714213515.7
Galway County65031133915.1
Leitrim127646316.5
Mayo43223220013.4
Roscommon2011208112.7
Sligo1951019412.5
     
ULSTER (PART OF)99349050314.0
     
Cavan29313116216.6
Donegal50025624412.9
Monaghan2001039713.6
     
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:     
 
Border1,78590088514.4
Midland1,086 560 52614.8
West1,560 805 75514.3
Dublin5,024 2,606 2,41815.4
Mid-East2,081 1,064 1,01715.1
Mid-West1,374 694 68014.5
South-East1,783 929 85414.1
South-West2,435 1,276 1,15914.5
         
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, July - Sept. 2015
 
Age of mother at maternity                                              Previous number of liveborn children
Total012345 or moreNot stated
All ages17,1286,3676,0033,0631,08233623542
         
15 and under77
162525
17565231
18827552
191601292821
         
Under 203302883651
         
202131654062
2127919169181
2227816690193
2334818311538732
24393213127391121
         
20-241,51191844112023522
         
25435208165471131
26544249189742255
276422722478526651
28712322245843711103
2990338331114150126
         
25-293,2361,4341,15743114637274
         
309423893441274018204
311,1724784201815817135
321,3095094782116726144
331,3684635542456322183
341,3694615152657830191
         
30-346,1602,3002,3111,0293061138417
         
351,29535749629310324202
361,1803124342959825133
379932323742501042310
387891742532158637195
395851301911477125174
         
35-394,8421,2051,7481,2004621347914
         
40434811301326413131
412696271684114112
4215832424521126
43861527191258
4440151452121
 
40-4498720528426914045404
 
45 and over6217269523
 
Age not stated
         
        
Table 7 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by age of mother, July - Sept. 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 ages17,12810,8436,2853,778 63.336.722.1
         
15 and under77 100.0
16251245 4.096.020.0
175665016 10.789.328.6
1882107214 12.287.817.1
191602513536 15.684.422.5
         
Under 203304228871 12.787.321.5
         
202134017351 18.881.223.9
212793624395 12.987.134.1
222786421487 23.077.031.3
2334867281126 19.380.736.2
2439380313165 20.479.642.0
         
20-241,5112871,224524 19.081.034.7
         
2543599336183 22.877.242.1
26544170374197 31.368.836.2
27642271371218 42.257.834.0
28712319393244 44.855.234.3
29903524379248 58.042.027.5
         
25-293,2361,3831,8531,090 42.757.333.7
         
30942595347241 63.236.825.6
311,172810362251 69.130.921.4
321,309951358268 72.727.320.5
331,3681,067301223 78.022.016.3
341,3691,078291214 78.721.315.6
         
30-346,1604,5011,6591,197 73.126.919.4
         
351,2951,026269202 79.220.815.6
361,180936244172 79.320.714.6
37993783210148 78.921.114.9
38789635154112 80.519.514.2
3958546012594 78.621.416.1
         
35-394,8423,8401,002728 79.320.715.0
         
404343389665 77.922.115.0
412692046537 75.824.213.8
421581184031 74.725.319.6
4386662013 76.723.315.1
4440271310 67.532.525.0
    
40-44987753234156 76.323.715.8
    
45 and over62372512 59.740.319.4
    
Age not stated 
         
  
Table 8 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership classified by area of residence of mother, July - Sept. 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
STATE17,12810,8436,2853,778 63.336.722.1
         
LEINSTER9,7146,0373,6772,161 62.137.922.2
        
Carlow1901088247 56.843.224.7
Dublin City1,9721,108864424 56.243.821.5
South Dublin1,086656430227 60.439.620.9
Fingal1,269827442309 65.234.824.3
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 69753216596 76.323.713.8
Kildare886618268177 69.830.220.0
Kilkenny32721411361 65.434.618.7
Laois30618911766 61.838.221.6
Longford151916036 60.339.723.8
Louth470265205123 56.443.626.2
Meath696460236153 66.133.922.0
Offaly28317510876 61.838.226.9
Westmeath346208138100 60.139.928.9
Wexford536285251148 53.246.827.6
Wicklow499301198118 60.339.723.6
        
MUNSTER4,5392,8821,6571,026 63.536.522.6
        
Clare40829811072 73.027.017.6
Cork City406207199102 51.049.025.1
Cork County1,5851,084501338 68.431.621.3
Kerry44429814694 67.132.921.2
Limerick City2229912356 44.655.425.2
Limerick County 490334156114 68.231.823.3
North Tipperary2541609461 63.037.024.0
South Tipperary31117114081 55.045.026.0
Waterford City170848639 49.450.622.9
Waterford County24914710269 59.041.027.7
        
CONNACHT1,8821,284598388 68.231.820.6
        
Galway City27717110674 61.738.326.7
Galway County650480170108 73.826.216.6
Leitrim127814632 63.836.225.2
Mayo43229413882 68.131.919.0
Roscommon2011396245 69.230.822.4
Sligo1951197647 61.039.024.1
        
ULSTER (PART OF)993640353203 64.535.520.4
        
Cavan29319310072 65.934.124.6
Donegal50032217886 64.435.617.2
Monaghan2001257545 62.537.522.5
         
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
   
Border1,7851,10568040561.938.122.7
Midland1,086663423278 61.039.025.6
West1,5601,084476309 69.530.519.8
Dublin5,0243,1231,9011,056 62.237.821.0
Mid-East2,0811,379702448 66.333.721.5
Mid-West1,374891483303 64.835.222.1
South-East1,7831,009774445 56.643.425.0
South-West2,4351,589846534 65.334.721.9
         
Table 9 Births registered, classified by area of residence and age of mother, July - Sept. 2015
           
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2020-2425-2930-3435-3940 and overAge not statedAverage age of mother at maternity
          
        All births First births
           
STATE17,1283301,5113,2366,1604,8421,04932.430.6
           
LEINSTER9,7141968731,8233,5182,71259232.430.6
          
Carlow1906133371561132.429.5
Dublin City1,9725421539765053612032.030.7
South Dublin1,086231122194142635531.829.7
Fingal1,26913922364883588232.831.3
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 6971127742662655434.032.0
Kildare88613661563232705832.931.2
Kilkenny32792446123982733.031.7
Laois30663366121681231.629.4
Longford151517375726931.428.6
Louth4701053931731202131.728.7
Meath69611401282652104232.931.0
Offaly2837277084781731.929.8
Westmeath34644371120911731.929.9
Wexford53617701161831232731.429.1
Wicklow499741811801504033.031.7
          
MUNSTER4,539903858681,5891,33127632.530.5
          
Clare4081126641341294433.331.5
Cork City4061448901301002431.530.3
Cork County1,585141062846054968032.931.2
Kerry444638731561482332.730.7
Limerick City2221642565645729.627.4
Limerick County 490537961761482832.830.4
North Tipperary2546175380801832.630.5
South Tipperary31182876107692331.929.6
Waterford City1705253654381231.329.8
Waterford County2495184091781732.829.7
          
CONNACHT1,8822515732167857212932.931.1
          
Galway City2775245289832432.731.3
Galway County650746902272354533.531.9
Leitrim12710304535732.430.4
Mayo432541831651063232.530.6
Roscommon2015173570621232.730.8
Sligo195319318251932.329.9
          
ULSTER (PART OF)99319962243752275231.929.6
          
Cavan29312676109631831.930.0
Donegal50013541031881142831.829.4
Monaghan200516457850632.029.7
          
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:          
   
Border1,785321783786754338931.929.4
Midland1,086221202443822635531.829.6
West1,5602212826055148611333.031.3
Dublin5,0241014469261,8181,42231132.430.8
Mid-East2,0813114736576863014032.931.3
Mid-West1,374381222694464029732.430.2
South-East1,7835017834762946211732.129.8
South-West2,4353419244789174412732.630.9
           
Table 10 Births registered outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence and age of mother, July - Sept. 2015
          
          
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2525-2930-3435-3940 and overAge not statedAverage age of mother at maternity
         
        All birthsFirst births
          
STATE6,2851,5121,8531,6591,00225929.628.0
          
LEINSTER3,6778891,06099358714829.628.0
         
Carlow8217252511429.926.9
Dublin City8642312532041492729.328.2
South Dublin430109123123611429.327.2
Fingal44278118142792530.729.5
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 165313847381131.029.0
Kildare268637373451429.928.3
Kilkenny11327273813829.929.1
Laois11735412610528.426.5
Longford601719192328.626.2
Louth20555566030429.026.5
Meath23641766943730.128.4
Offaly10826472014128.526.9
Westmeath13839413517629.228.0
Wexford251767758291128.826.6
Wicklow19844465446830.529.4
         
MUNSTER1,6573925174272685329.428.0
         
Clare110333422111029.027.5
Cork City199476045371029.628.2
Cork County501105157139861429.828.7
Kerry14633404129329.928.9
Limerick City12346382315127.325.8
Limerick County 15632494625429.827.1
North Tipperary9422371717128.827.1
South Tipperary14032473919329.427.9
Waterford City862326248528.927.9
Waterford County10219293121230.127.9
         
CONNACHT5981371651561023830.228.6
         
Galway City10623243318830.529.1
Galway County170394939321130.429.5
Leitrim46912157330.729.9
Mayo138334828191029.427.1
Roscommon6215171612230.028.0
Sligo7618152514430.627.3
         
ULSTER (PART OF)3539411183452029.427.2
         
Cavan10021352711629.828.2
Donegal178554935271229.426.8
Monaghan751827217228.826.9
   
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
   
Border680176194183963129.527.2
Midland423117148100431528.727.0
West476110138116813130.128.6
Dublin1,9014495325163277729.828.4
Mid-East7021481951961342930.128.6
Mid-West483133158108681628.826.8
South-East7741942312151013329.427.6
South-West8461852572251522729.828.6
          
Table 11 Births registered, classified by nationality of mother, marital status and age, July - Sept. 2015
        
Nationality of motherTotal birthsBirths inside marriage/civil partnershipBirths outside marriage/civil partnershipAverage age of mother at maternity
 Number PercentageNumber PercentageNumber Percentage 
TOTAL17,128100.010,84363.36,28536.732.4
Ireland13,30877.78,41663.24,89236.832.7
United Kingdom4302.524356.518743.531.9
EU15 excl. Irl & UK2821.615856.012444.034.2
EU15 to EU 28 *2,03811.91,20759.283140.830.8
Other1,0616.281476.724723.331.7
Not stated90.1555.6444.429.7
        
        
* Croatia included in EU 15 to EU 28 from q3 2013.
Table 12 Deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, July - September 2015
     
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
     
     
State6,8513,5063,3455.9
     
Leinster3,4761,7291,7475.4
Carlow9154376.6
Dublin City9834735107.4
South Dublin2761521244.0
Fingal2261071193.2
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 3041411635.7
Kildare2211081134.1
Kilkenny15571846.4
Laois11254585.3
Longford6842266.7
Louth182731096.1
Meath202113894.2
Offaly11957626.0
Westmeath13473616.0
Wexford2351261096.3
Wicklow16885834.7
    
Munster2,0351,0709656.5
Clare212114987.3
Cork City2541301248.6
Cork County5262862405.2
Kerry2761391377.6
Limerick City10950597.8
Limerick County 17794835.3
North Tipperary13973667.8
South Tipperary15881777.0
Waterford City9758398.2
Waterford County8745425.1
    
Connacht8964794176.8
Galway City8145364.6
Galway County2741391356.4
Leitrim7642349.8
Mayo2381261127.4
Roscommon11871477.4
Sligo10956537.0
    
Ulster4442282166.3
Cavan11561546.5
Donegal2491321176.4
Monaghan8035455.4
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:    
Border8113994126.5
Midland4332262075.9
West7113813306.5
Dublin1,7898739165.5
Mid-East5913062854.3
Mid-West6373313066.7
South-East8234353886.5
South-West1,0565555016.3
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, July - September 2015
Area of residenceTotal DeathsMalignant NeoplasmsDiseases of the Circulatory systemDiseases of the Respiratory systemExternal causesAll other causes
       
STATE6,8512,0992,0937883691,502
       
LEINSTER3,4761,0701,022393186805
Carlow91273261016
Dublin City98329028810663236
South Dublin2769469312062
Fingal2267752301651
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 304949440868
Kildare2216073281149
Kilkenny155505517825
Laois112273611533
Longford68192110216
Louth182585622442
Meath2027759221034
Offaly119383712032
Westmeath134423214640
Wexford2357270211260
Wicklow1684548231141
      
MUNSTER2,035614660239101421
Clare2125673231545
Cork City2547986241352
Cork County5261471647522118
Kerry2767888281468
Limerick City109343413622
Limerick County 1775063241129
North Tipperary139395815720
South Tipperary158604215635
Waterford City97402611317
Waterford County87312611415
      
CONNACHT89629026410655181
Galway City8130246813
Galway County2747975362262
Leitrim7627247216
Mayo2388473291042
Roscommon118353815822
Sligo109353013526
      
ULSTER (PART OF)444125147502795
Cavan115354011524
Donegal2497480301847
Monaghan8016279424
      
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:      
Border8112452579238179
Midland4331261264713121
West7112282108648139
Dublin1,789555503207107417
Mid-East5911821807332124
Mid-West6371792287539116
South-East8232802518143168
South-West1,05630433812749238
       
Table 14 Deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, July - September 2015
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeDeaths          over
Total deaths0A00-Y896,85152816521071743356241,2631,9142,306
                 
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B999011001253113333
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90100000010000
Meningococcal infection3A39201000000001
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24000000000000
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B191000001133110
Other infectious and parasitic
   diseases7710000110103232
            
Neoplasms6C00-D482,13901671946148317612608375
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C972,09901671946146316601594363
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C14390000011816112
Oesophagus9C15105000014919263115
Stomach10C167200000347271912
Colon11C189500001147243325
Rectum and anus12C19-C21117000032822313417
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C224600000041213116
Pancreas14C25134000002924453222
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C34473000135338615812661
Skin16C4341000001498127
Breast17C501550000271729403624
Cervix uteri18C531700012213260
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55350000001613123
Ovary20C566500000081219179
Prostate21C6113000000022295443
Kidney22C6451000000211101810
Bladder23C674700000016111910
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C961750001431216514840
Other malignant neoplasms30201643152637787557
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D892301000002587
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E9016211000367295560
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E1412000000146184744
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F993320000000417103208
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F10400000001030
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19000000000000
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H95326010365132853114103
Meningitis32G00-G03301000000110
            
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I992,0930001123178139315593924
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I251,00900004105488187283383
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I21444000025223377130175
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I52368000031110203788199
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I69427000018101750136205
Other diseases of circulatory system2890001424144186137
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J997880121261332119257355
Influenza38J10-J11200000000002
Pneumonia39J12-J19249001002361664157
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J4733500001331771125115
of which: Asthma41J45-J461800001112157
Other diseases of the respiratory             
   system20201111179326881
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K9323500111101638425769
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K281200100010415
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K74510001077151263
Other diseases of the digestive
   system172000013823265061
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L9918000000012411
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal              
  system/connective tissue46M00-M99540000030410928
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M191600000100447
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N9913500010005133581
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N299300010004112255
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99100001000000
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P9624240000000000
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q9941231403052021
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q07631101000000
Circulatory system54Q20-Q281270200030000
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9921300031012110
Sudden infant death syndrome56R95330000000000
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99600002101011
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y893690133859675141333541
Accidents59V01-X592300111829362624243041
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V994500196947441
               Accidental falls 61W00-W195500030044101519
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X49630003202188300
               Other accidents6701033610571121
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X841110001824262112730
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09700202300000
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y341900024244210
 All other external causes  200000001010
                 
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 15 Male deaths registered classified by cause and age group, July - September 2015
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeMales          over
Total Male Deaths0A00-Y893,5062151436791162123687561,031868
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99481000125251814
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90100000010000
Meningococcal infection3A39000000000000
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24000000000000
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19700001132000
Other infectious and parasitic
   diseases401000011051814
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,1300155101976162347331174
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,1130155101975162341327168
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C14310000011612101
Oesophagus9C157300000291517228
Stomach10C1640000001241995
Colon11C18550000103318219
Rectum and anus12C19-C217700002071721237
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C2230000000161283
Pancreas14C256300000241422156
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C342660001132145976731
Skin16C432600000027863
Breast17C50100000000100
Cervix uteri18C53000000000000
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55000000000000
Ovary20C56000000000000
Prostate21C6113000000022295443
Kidney22C6432000000287105
Bladder23C6731000000044167
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C9610400013279352621
Other malignant neoplasms1540153381422394019
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D891301000000345
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E908700000152153034
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E147000000132132526
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9911500000002104162
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F10200000001010
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19000000000000
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H95150010344713275734
Meningitis32G00-G03301000000110
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I991,082000082256110221334331
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I255990000364572139184150
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I212460000231727507968
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I521600000211614214561
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I69191000004414346471
  Other diseases of circulatory system  132000031110274149
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J9937101101391465144133
Influenza38J10-J11000000000000
Pneumonia39J12-J1912100100132104262
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J4715000000128326245
of which: Asthma41J45-J46800000011042
Other diseases of the respiratory             
   system10001001144234026
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K9312500110101323282524
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K28900100010313
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K7435000107671022
Other diseases of the digestive            
   system81000003616152219
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L99700000001114
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M991400000103235
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M19400000100111
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99590001000571927
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29380001000451117
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99000000000000
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P96990000000000
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q992281403032001
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q07411101000000
Circulatory system54Q20-Q28730200020000
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R991130002101013
Sudden infant death syndrome56R95330000000000
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99500002101010
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y892630032650533828252317
Accidents59V01-X591480011025281715171817
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V993200146725331
               Accidental falls 61W00-W1934000200437108
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X49430001171643200
               Other accidents3900032574558
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X8493000152121189630
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09600201300000
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y341500013134210
 All other external causes  100000000010
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 16 Female deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, July - September 2015
      Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeFemales          over
Total Female Deaths0A00-Y893,34531321628581232565078831,438
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99420100000161519
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90000000000000
Meningococcal infection3A39201000000001
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24000000000000
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19300000001110
Other infectious and parasitic            
   diseases370000000051418
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,009001292772155265277201
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C97986001292771154260267195
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C14800000002411
Oesophagus9C153200001204997
Stomach10C1632000002238107
Colon11C18400000011461216
Rectum and anus12C19-C214000001215101110
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C221600000036133
Pancreas14C2571000000510231716
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C342070000221241615930
Skin16C431500000122064
Breast17C501540000271729393624
Cervix uteri18C531700012213260
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55350000001613123
Ovary20C566500000081219179
Prostate21C61000000000000
Kidney22C641900000003385
Bladder23C671600000012733
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C967100001157162219
Other malignant neoplasms1480011071215393538
Diseases of the blood and               
  blood-forming organs,              
  immunological disorders25D50-D891000000002242
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic              
  diseases26E00-E907511000215142526
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E14500000001452218
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9921700000002762146
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F10200000000020
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19000000000000
Diseases of the nervous system and              
  the sense organs31G00-H95176000021615265769
Meningitis32G00-G03000000000000
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I991,011000149222994259593
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I254100000149164899233
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I21198000002562751107
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I52208000010461643138
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I69236000014631672134
  Other diseases of circulatory system  15700011134144588
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J9941700111341854113222
Influenza38J10-J11200000000002
Pneumonia39J12-J191280000010462295
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J4718500001219396370
of which: Asthma41J45-J461000001101115
Other diseases of the respiratory             
   system1020011003592855
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K93110000010315143245
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K28300000000102
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K741600000018241
Other diseases of the digestive            
   system9100001027112842
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous              
  tissue45L00-L991100000000137
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal              
  system/connective tissue46M00-M9940000002018623
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M191200000000336
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99760000000061654
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29550000000061138
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth              
  and puerperium50O00-O99100001000000
            
Certain conditions originating in the               
  perinatal period151P00-P9615150000000000
            
Congenital malformations and              
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q9919150000020020
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q07220000000000
Circulatory system54Q20-Q28540000010000
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal              
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R991000001000207
Sudden infant death syndrome56R95000000000000
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99100000000001
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y8910601012914131381224
Accidents59V01-X59820108489971224
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V991300050222110
               Accidental falls 61W00-W1921000100013511
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X492000023545100
               Other accidents28010011312613
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X841800033533100
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09100001000000
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34400011110000
 All other external causes  100000001000
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 17 Infant and neonatal mortality by area of residence of deceased, July - September 2015
 Infant mortality Neonatal mortality
Area of residenceNumberRateNumberRate
      
STATE523.0 422.5
LEINSTER363.7 293.0
Carlow15.3 15.3
Dublin City42.0 31.5
South Dublin65.5 65.5
Fingal53.9 32.4
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 22.9 22.9
Kildare22.3 11.1
Kilkenny13.1 13.1
Laois13.3 13.3
Longford16.6 16.6
Louth24.3 24.3
Meath22.9 22.9
Offaly13.5 13.5
Westmeath25.8 12.9
Wexford35.6 23.7
Wicklow36.0 24.0
   
MUNSTER61.3 51.1
Clare12.5 00.0
Cork City00.0 00.0
Cork County21.3 21.3
Kerry12.3 12.3
Limerick City00.0 00.0
Limerick County 12.0 12.0
North Tipperary13.9 13.9
South Tipperary00.0 00.0
Waterford City00.0 00.0
Waterford County00.0 00.0
   
CONNACHT73.7 52.7
Galway City13.6 13.6
Galway County23.1 23.1
Leitrim00.0 00.0
Mayo12.3 00.0
Roscommon15.0 00.0
Sligo210.3 210.3
   
ULSTER (PART OF)33.0 33.0
Cavan00.0 00.0
Donegal36.0 36.0
Monaghan00.0 00.0
   
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:     
Border73.973.9
Midland54.643.7
West53.231.9
Dublin173.4142.8
Mid-East73.452.4
Mid-West32.221.5
South-East52.842.2
South-West31.2 31.2
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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