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CSO statistical release, 31 May 2016, 11am

Vital Statistics Yearly Summary

2015

                    2015 2014
   
Births65,90967,462
Deaths 29,95229,095
Marriages 22,11622,045
Natural increase35,95738,367
 

Births fall while deaths rise in 2015

Fig. 1 Births, deaths and natural increase rates, 2005-2015
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There were 65,909 births in 2015,  1,553 fewer births compared with  2014.   This corresponds to a birth rate of 14.2 per 1,000 population, a decrease of  0.4 from 2014.

There were 29,952 deaths registered in 2015, an increase of 2.9% (or 857 deaths) from 2014.  This equates to a death rate of 6.5 per 1,000 population, a rise in rate of 0.2 in comparison with 2014.

There were 205 infant deaths registered giving an infant mortality rate of 3.1 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in 2015 resulted in a natural increase of population of 35,957 persons, 6.3% lower than the natural increase of 38,367 in 2014.  See tables 1a and 1b.

Births

There were 65,909 births registered in 2015,  33,619  male births and 32,290 female births in 2015, a decrease of 1,553 on 2014.  The 2015 total is 8.0% higher than in 2005 when 61,042 births were registered.   

The 65,909  births represent an annual birth rate of 14.2 per thousand population.  This rate is 0.4 per thousand population lower than in 2014.  See tables 1a, 1b and 3.

Fertility

The total period fertility rate, TPFR is derived from the age specific fertility rates in the current year.  It represents the projected number of children a woman would have if she experienced current age specific fertility rates while progressing from age 15-49 years.  A value of 2.1 is generally considered to be the level at which the population would replace itself in the long run, ignoring migration.

In 2015 the TPFR for Ireland was 1.9 which is below replacement level.  See table 2.

Age of Mothers

The average age of first time mothers in 2015 was 30.7 years, up 0.2 years from 2014. The average age of mothers at maternity for all births registered in 2015 was 32.5 years, 0.2 higher than 2014. The average age of first time mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.1 while the average age of all mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 29.6 years. In 2014, the average age of mothers having their first baby outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.0 years while it was 29.4 years for all mothers for births registered outside of marriage/civil partnership.  See tables 1a,1b, 7 and 8.

Births and marriage/civil partnerships

In 2015 there were 41,919 (63.6%) births registered as within marriage and of these 15 were within civil partnerships.

There were 23,990 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 36.4% of all births, an increase of 0.1 percentage points from 2014.  The highest percentage of births outside marriage/civil partnership was in Limerick City at 55.7% and the lowest was in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown with 24.0%.  See tables 1 and 6.

A total of 1,187 teenagers had babies in 2015, of these 42 were aged under 16.  Just over 53% of births outside marriage/civil partnership were to mothers under 30.  See Table 5.

Location of births

The highest number of births registered was in Dublin City with 7,557 (11.5% of total live births in the country) followed by Cork County with 6,057 (9.2%) registered births.   Leitrim had the lowest number with 414 (0.6%) registered births in 2015. The same pattern was reflected in 2014 when Dublin City accounted for 7,828 or 11.6% of births followed by Cork County with 6,009 (8.9%).  Leitrim had the lowest number, 403 births (or 0.6%), registered in 2014.  See tables 3, 6 and 7.

Nationality of mothers

Of the 65,909 births in 2015, there were 51,352 babies (77.9%) born to mothers of Irish nationality compared to 52,425 (77.7%) in 2014.  There were 11.6% of births to mothers of EU 15 to EU 28 nationality,  2.4% of mothers were of UK nationality, and 1.8% were of EU 15 nationality (excl Ireland and the UK).  Mothers of nationalities other than Ireland, UK and the EU accounted for 6.2% of total births registered.  There were 0.1% of mothers  where the nationality was not stated.  See table 9.

 

 

 

Birth Order

A total of 24,867 births (37.8%) were to first time mothers in 2015.  Second time mothers had 23,036 births (35.0%).  This accounted for a total of 72.8% of births of stated parity.  See table 4 and fig 2.

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Birth Order 2015 (%)
1st37.8
2nd35
3rd17.9
4th6.2
5th and over3.1

Deaths

There were 29,952 deaths registered in 2015, of these 15,150 were male while 14,802 were female.  The 2015 total is 2.9% higher than in 2014 when 29,095 deaths were registered.

Infant and neonatal mortality

There were 205 infant deaths registered in 2015 giving an infant mortality rate of 3.1 deaths per 1,000 live births, a decrease of 0.6 from 2014.   Neonatal deaths are deaths of infants at ages under 4 weeks.  There were 151 neonatal deaths registered in 2015, a neonatal mortality rate of 2.3 deaths per 1,000 live births, which was a decrease of 0.4 from 2014.  See tables 1a, 1b and 15, and fig 3.

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Under 1 year ratesinfantneonatal
20093.22.3
20103.82.5
20113.52.5
20123.52.7
20133.32.4
20143.72.7
20153.12.3

Cause of death

Diseases of the Heart and Arteries:

Diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 9,249 deaths, or an annual rate of 2.0 per 1,000 population.  Of these, 4,417 were due to ischaemic heart disease and 1,902 to cerebrovascular disease.   See tables  11 and 12, and fig. 4.

Malignant Cancers:

There were 8,783 deaths from malignant neoplasms.  This is equivalent to an annual rate of 1.9 per 1,000 population.  See tables 11 and 12, and fig. 4.

Lung Diseases:

Deaths from chronic lower respiratory disease numbered 1,656; pneumonia accounted for 1,157 deaths and 948 deaths resulted from other respiratory diseases.  See table 12.

Accidents, suicides and other:

There were 1,439 deaths due to accidents, suicides and other external causes.  Accidents accounted for 61.8% (889) of these deaths while suicides accounted for 31.3% (451).  Of these 1,439 deaths, 7 out of 10 (70.9%) were male.  See tables 12, 13, 14 and 16.

 

 

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Principle causes of death 2015 (%)
malignant
neoplasms
29
circulatory
diseases
31
External
causes
5
respiratory
diseases
13
remainder22

 Age at death

The leading cause of death in 2015 varied widely by age group.  Among young adults aged 15 to 44, external causes of death including accidents, suicide and other ranked first (594 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.  See table 12 and fig 5.

There were 24,330 deaths of persons aged 65 and over registered in 2015.  This represents an annual death rate of 40.1 per 1,000 population aged 65 and over and represents a rate increase of 0.4 when compared with 2014.  See tables 1a, 1b and fig. 5.

 

 

 

CancerHeartLung Accident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 158.511.77.581.4
15-4421.412.22.248.615.6
45-7446.624.485.615.4
75 and over21.835.715.81.625.2

The average (mean) time-lag between the date of death and the registration of death was 49 days while the median (mid-point in data) was 19 days in 2015.

Marriages/Civil Partnerships

The number of marriages registered in 2015 was 22,116, of which 91 were same-sex marriages.  This is equivalent to an annual marriage rate of 4.8 per 1,000 population, the same rate as in 2014.   See tables 1a and 1b.

Same-Sex marriage legislation came into effect on the 16th November 2015.

Civil Partnership legislation was introduced in Ireland on the 1st January,  2011.  The number of civil partnerships registered in 2015 was 376 which was 16 less than in 2014.  The annual rate per 1,000 population was 0.08, 0.01 less than the rate in 2014.  See tables 1a and 1b. 

Divorces

The number of divorces granted in 2014 by the Circuit Court and the High Court was 2,629.  Data for 2015 is not yet available.  This will be added to our publication as soon as it is available.   

See table 17 for 2014 data.

Population

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

 

Table 1a Marriages, civil partnerships, births, deaths and natural increase, by number 2005-2015
            
   Live Births2Deaths 
Year1Marriages number1Civil Partnerships numberTotal births numberFirst births number Births outside marriage/civil partnershipsAverage Age of mother at maternityTotal deaths numberInfant deaths numberNeo-natal deaths number deaths 65 & over numberNatural Increase births less deaths
            
200521,35561,04224,62119,52831.027,44124417721,49233,601
200622,08964,23726,11121,29531.027,47923716821,62036,758
200722,75670,62029,26923,17031.128,05022114921,82442,570
200822,18775,72431,66725,08131.128,19229020021,84747,532
200921,62774,92831,62724,74831.328,89824016922,23246,030
201020,59474,97631,12025,38031.527,56528219021,53647,411
201119,85553674,65029,44125,19031.828,99525819022,63145,655
201220,71342972,22527,93925,34431.928,84825019422,76843,377
201320,68033368,93026,11124,39332.130,01822816423,98038,912
201422,04539267,46225,63524,49032.329,09524918423,26938,367
201522,11637665,90924,86723,99032.529,95220515124,33035,957
            
1 Marriage and civil partnership figures are final. 2015 marriage figure includes 91 same-sex marriages.
2 See Background Notes for changes in methodology effective from 2007.
Table 1b Marriages, Civil partnerships, Births, Deaths and natural increase, by rate 2005-2015
           
 Live BirthsDeaths 
Year1Marriage rate1Civil Partnerships rate1Birth rate2First births percentage % Births Outside marriage/civil partnerships 1Death Rate3Infant Mortality rate4Neo-natal Mortality rate Deaths 65 & over rateNatural Increase
 
20055.214.840.532.06.64.02.946.88.1
20065.215.241.533.26.53.72.646.28.7
20075.216.141.932.86.43.12.146.39.7
20084.916.942.133.16.33.82.645.210.6
20094.816.542.433.06.43.22.344.610.2
20104.516.541.733.96.13.82.541.810.4
20114.30.116.339.633.76.33.52.542.610.0
20124.50.115.838.835.16.33.52.741.49.5
20134.50.115.038.035.46.53.32.442.28.5
20144.80.114.638.136.36.33.72.739.78.3
20154.80.114.237.836.46.53.12.340.17.8
           
1 Rates are calculated per 1,000 Usual Residence population figures.
2 First births divided by the total number of live births (excluding those with unstated parity), multiplied by 100.
3 Infant mortality is the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births.
4 Neonatal mortality is the number of neonatal (infants aged under 4 weeks) deaths per 1,000 live births.
Table 2 Births registered, classified by age of mother at maternity between 2013 and 2015 and their corresponding annual age specific (asfr) and total period fertility rates (tpfr)
                 
          
PeriodUnder 2020-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445 and overAge not statedAll ages
          
          
Number of live births
 
Quarter 1
20133791,6873,5826,4124,47696461217,563
20143391,5923,4826,5544,6441,0206817,699
20152991,4983,2056,2174,7961,10958117,183
         
Quarter 2         
20133251,5233,5806,2474,44892359217,107
20143101,4713,2376,0204,46693660216,502
20152851,3553,0775,8364,51794152116,064
         
Quarter 3         
20133701,6583,4916,5894,58498155117,729
20143071,5363,3376,3494,6269776517,197
20153301,5113,2366,1604,8429876217,128
         
Quarter 4         
20133071,5363,3076,1304,3058984816,531
20142971,4173,1435,9274,32889655116,064
20152731,3682,8855,6434,3729415215,534
 
Total         
20131,3816,40413,96025,37817,8133,766223568,930
20141,2536,01613,19924,85018,0643,829248367,462
20151,1875,73212,40323,85618,5273,978224265,909
          
 Live births per 1,000 relevant female population (ASFR)  TPFR
   
Quarter 1  
201311.348.580.6127.697.923.11.62.0
201410.250.284.0130.8101.323.81.72.0
20158.950.180.7126.3103.125.41.52.0
        
Quarter 2   
20139.848.086.3124.797.021.61.51.9
20149.249.281.5122.396.121.51.51.9
20158.347.582.1122.295.221.21.31.9
        
Quarter 3   
201311.152.384.2131.5100.022.91.42.0
20149.151.484.1129.099.522.41.72.0
20159.653.086.4129.0102.022.31.62.0
    
Quarter 4   
20139.248.479.7122.493.921.01.21.9
20148.847.479.2120.493.120.61.41.9
20158.048.077.0118.292.121.21.31.8
    
Total   
201310.450.584.2126.697.122.01.42.0
20149.350.383.1126.297.122.01.61.9
20158.750.382.8124.997.622.41.41.9
          
Table 3 Births registered, classified by area of residence of mother, 2015
        
        
Area of residenceTotal Male Female Rate1
   
        
        
STATE65,90933,61932,29014.2
      
LEINSTER37,82219,33118,491 14.7
    
Carlow82842740114.9
Dublin City7,5573,8273,73014.2
South Dublin4,3632,2152,14815.8
Fingal4,9492,5212,42817.4
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 2,8191,5041,31513.3
Kildare3,3911,7681,62315.6
Kilkenny1,21963958012.5
Laois1,18262056214.1
Longford56328927413.8
Louth1,81991690315.3
Meath2,7991,4051,39414.6
Offaly1,04052251813.1
Westmeath1,27463763714.3
Wexford1,9881,00997913.4
Wicklow2,0311,03299914.3
     
MUNSTER17,2158,8068,40913.7
   
Clare1,54278675613.2
Cork City1,49476572912.7
Cork County6,0573,1172,94014.9
Kerry1,70486284211.8
Limerick City81941840114.6
Limerick County 1,89195493714.1
North Tipperary1,03052350714.5
South Tipperary1,11356954412.3
Waterford City66935031914.2
Waterford County89646243413.1
     
CONNACHT7,0893,5973,49213.4
   
Galway City1,01351849514.3
Galway County2,5261,2291,29714.6
Leitrim41421020413.4
Mayo1,57782175612.3
Roscommon75139136011.8
Sligo80842838013.0
     
ULSTER (PART OF)3,7831,8851,89813.3
   
Cavan1,07051855215.2
Donegal1,89696293412.3
Monaghan81740541213.9
     
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:     
 
Border6,8243,4393,38513.8
Midland4,059 2,068 1,99113.8
West5,867 2,959 2,90813.5
Dublin19,688 10,067 9,62115.1
Mid-East8,221 4,205 4,01614.9
Mid-West5,282 2,681 2,60114.0
South-East6,713 3,456 3,25713.2
South-West9,255 4,744 4,51113.8
        
1 Births per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated usual residence 2015 population.  
Table 4 Births registered, classified by age of mother and previous number of liveborn children, 2015
 
Age of mother at maternity                                              Previous number of liveborn children
Total012345 or moreNot stated
All ages65,90924,86723,03611,7914,0701,22782692
         
15 and under42402
1672702
17187178711
18304276235
1958249082811
         
Under 201,1871,0541161421
         
207736031461761
2198068223954311
221,10069232865114
231,3327494161292873
241,547783531163491722
         
20-245,7323,5091,660428973053
         
251,737851604200651052
262,0749527172947919103
272,3941,07485430811328152
282,8871,3131,021367116372310
293,3111,4501,14249514553233
         
25-2912,4035,6404,3381,6645181477620
         
303,7121,6001,32050817365379
314,5961,9121,67167621666496
325,0282,0231,87376624577386
335,2901,9132,03589527797667
345,2301,7062,0741,00428884704
         
30-3423,8569,1548,9733,8491,19938926032
         
354,9391,3871,8991,12934694795
364,4521,1241,6451,15237698516
373,7808681,3611,01937889641
382,983644981826343105759
392,37349977166029782586
         
35-3918,5274,5226,6574,7861,74046832727
         
401,60734446846421167503
411,11524735627215147393
426651572101606937302
4338210411275432721
4420961714515791
  
40-443,9789131,2171,0164891851499
  
45 and over2247574342588
  
Age not stated211
         
Table 5 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by age of mother, 2015
        
Age of mother at maternity       
 Married/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried /non Civil partnership parents Married/Civil  Unmarried /non Civil partnership parents
     partnership parents  
Total TotalSame   TotalSame
   address   address
         
 Number Percentage
All ages65,90941,91923,99014,265 63.636.421.6
         
15 and under421414 2.497.69.5
167236910 4.295.813.9
171871417342 7.592.522.5
183043227267 10.589.522.0
1958279503129 13.686.422.2
         
Under 201,1871291,058252 10.989.121.2
         
20773118655205 15.384.726.5
21980141839334 14.485.634.1
221,100193907370 17.582.533.6
231,3322581,074507 19.480.638.1
241,5473251,222618 21.079.039.9
         
20-245,7321,0354,6972,034 18.181.935.5
         
251,7374391,298671 25.374.738.6
262,0746681,406789 32.267.838.0
272,3949911,403842 41.458.635.2
282,8871,3981,489919 48.451.631.8
293,3111,8601,451896 56.243.827.1
         
25-2912,4035,3567,0474,117 43.256.833.2
         
303,7122,3761,336897 64.036.024.2
314,5963,1981,398967 69.630.421.0
325,0283,7051,323963 73.726.319.2
335,2904,0801,210854 77.122.916.1
345,2304,1001,130810 78.421.615.5
         
30-3423,85617,4596,3974,491 73.226.818.8
         
354,9393,9281,011734 79.520.514.9
364,4523,539913643 79.520.514.4
373,7803,028752541 80.119.914.3
382,9832,411572407 80.819.213.6
392,3731,876497344 79.120.914.5
         
35-3918,52714,7823,7452,669 79.820.214.4
         
401,6071,225382271 76.223.816.9
411,115858257166 77.023.014.9
42665486179117 73.126.917.6
433822839967 74.125.917.5
442091515843 72.227.820.6
    
40-443,9783,003975664 75.524.516.7
    
45 and over2241547038 68.831.317.0
    
Age not stated211 50.050.0
         
Table 6 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership classified by area of residence of mother, 2015
               
 Total      
Area of residenceMarried/CivilUnmarried/non CivilMarried/Civil Unmarried /non Civil partnership parents
partnership parentspartnership parentspartnership parents 
   Total Same address TotalSame address
 NumberPercentage
STATE65,90941,91923,99014,26563.636.421.6
        
LEINSTER37,82223,58314,2398,27962.437.621.9
       
Carlow82848734120958.841.225.2
Dublin City7,5574,3263,2311,56957.242.820.8
South Dublin4,3632,5841,77992159.240.821.1
Fingal4,9493,2851,6641,10566.433.622.3
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 2,8192,14267742176.024.014.9
Kildare3,3912,2821,10968267.332.720.1
Kilkenny1,21977844125263.836.220.7
Laois1,18273644627762.337.723.4
Longford56334022315060.439.626.6
Louth1,8191,01680346855.944.125.7
Meath2,7991,86493560766.633.421.7
Offaly1,04063340727260.939.126.2
Westmeath1,27479448032362.337.725.4
Wexford1,9881,07291651853.946.126.1
Wicklow2,0311,24478750561.338.724.9
       
MUNSTER17,21510,9676,2483,79863.736.322.1
       
Clare1,5421,04150133567.532.521.7
Cork City1,49477272235751.748.323.9
Cork County6,0574,1801,8771,24669.031.020.6
Kerry1,7041,12957536866.333.721.6
Limerick City81936345619644.355.723.9
Limerick County 1,8911,30758439469.130.920.8
North Tipperary1,03067235824865.234.824.1
South Tipperary1,11363547826757.142.924.0
Waterford City66933233716949.650.425.3
Waterford County89653636021859.840.224.3
       
CONNACHT7,0894,9372,1521,42469.630.420.1
       
Galway City1,01368133222367.232.822.0
Galway County2,5261,85467245173.426.617.9
Leitrim4142871279369.330.722.5
Mayo1,5771,05851932567.132.920.6
Roscommon75153521616471.228.821.8
Sligo80852228616864.635.420.8
       
ULSTER (PART OF)3,7832,4321,35176464.335.720.2
       
Cavan1,07071935123167.232.821.6
Donegal1,8961,19070635762.837.218.8
Monaghan81752329417664.036.021.5
        
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
   
Border682442572567149362.437.621.9
Midland4,0592,5031,5561,02261.738.325.2
West5,8674,1281,7391,16370.429.619.8
Dublin19,68812,3377,3514,01662.737.320.4
Mid-East8,2215,3902,8311,79465.634.421.8
Mid-West5,2823,3831,8991,17364.036.022.2
South-East6,7133,8402,8731,63357.242.824.3
South-West9,2556,0813,1741,97165.734.321.3
        
Table 7 Births registered, classified by area of residence and age of mother, 2015
      
           
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2020-2425-2930-3435-3940 and overAge not statedAverage age of mother at maternity
          
        All births First births
           
STATE65,9091,1875,73212,40323,85618,5274,202232.530.7
           
LEINSTER37,8227043,3677,21613,61610,5262,392132.430.7
          
Carlow82816931742812263831.829.7
Dublin City7,5571657691,5312,5152,08549232.231.0
South Dublin4,363984119541,5871,08822531.929.9
Fingal4,949593379241,8891,42032032.831.3
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 2,819271063181,0691,02927034.232.6
Kildare3,391512685951,2651,01220032.730.8
Kilkenny1,21928971984383689032.830.8
Laois1,182181332354642805231.829.5
Longford56321871181971132730.928.2
Louth1,8193921739461644810531.729.2
Meath2,799401935111,06380818432.830.7
Offaly1,040261122293622535831.729.8
Westmeath1,274301372574423337532.029.9
Wexford1,9885325542468347010331.529.1
Wicklow2,03133152354745593153132.931.0
          
MUNSTER17,2153231,4513,1816,1784,9741,107132.630.6
          
Clare1,5423812726953446011432.730.6
Cork City1,494421793375023587631.530.0
Cork County6,057643869962,2871,93638833.131.3
Kerry1,7042711928664750412132.931.1
Limerick City819391432052391563730.228.1
Limerick County 1,8912514833971654012332.830.8
North Tipperary1,03029821903423087932.730.7
South Tipperary1,1132412024436528970132.029.6
Waterford City66916861452311563531.429.4
Waterford County89619611703152676432.830.3
          
CONNACHT7,089905541,1642,6182,16849533.031.3
          
Galway City1,01315921863652896632.531.2
Galway County2,5262716837090786019433.531.9
Leitrim414425741571262833.031.4
Mayo1,577211422706084379932.730.9
Roscommon75112641222712325032.931.0
Sligo80811631423102245832.830.7
          
ULSTER (PART OF)3,783703608421,44485920831.929.6
          
Cavan1,070141002354082486532.029.8
Donegal1,8963719342669843710531.929.6
Monaghan81719671813381743831.829.5
          
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:          
   
Border6,8241246651,4522,5271,65739932.029.8
Midland4,059954698391,46597921231.729.5
West5,867754669482,1511,81840933.031.4
Dublin19,6883491,6233,7277,0605,6221,30732.631.1
Mid-East8,2211246131,4603,0732,413537132.830.8
Mid-West5,2821315001,0031,8311,46435332.330.2
South-East6,7131567121,3552,3131,776400132.029.7
South-West9,2551336841,6193,4362,79858532.831.0
           
Table 8 Births registered outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence and age of mother, 2015
                   
          
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2525-2930-3435-3940 and overAge not statedAverage age of mother at maternity
       
        All birthsFirst births
          
STATE23,9905,7557,0476,3973,7451,045129.628.1
          
LEINSTER14,2393,4064,1623,7982,245627129.728.2
         
Carlow3419810280511028.927.1
Dublin City3,23179493781454314329.728.6
South Dublin1,7794145574862635929.427.6
Fingal1,6643004775192798930.529.5
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 6771101541901636031.630.4
Kildare1,1092753172841815229.627.9
Kilkenny441110122124661929.528.1
Laois446131142112481328.726.6
Longford22378566021828.326.1
Louth8032182501971162229.026.9
Meath9351922802661504730.128.2
Offaly40710714596451428.727.5
Westmeath480138140117652029.127.3
Wexford9162732682321123128.726.9
Wicklow78716821522114240130.328.8
         
MUNSTER6,2481,5041,8631,67396224629.527.9
         
Clare501142152119642428.827.4
Cork City7221832121951062629.327.8
Cork County1,8773905415393248330.128.7
Kerry5751211661531062930.128.9
Limerick City45615214098541228.126.3
Limerick County 584135173161932229.727.6
North Tipperary358961138357929.026.8
South Tipperary478128159118621128.927.2
Waterford City3378393104431429.328.0
Waterford County36074114103531629.827.8
         
CONNACHT2,15247959658438111230.228.7
         
Galway City3327578103631330.229.2
Galway County6721401911801263530.429.2
Leitrim12722373525830.930.3
Mayo519126146128893029.928.2
Roscommon216565854361229.927.7
Sligo286608684421429.927.7
         
ULSTER (PART OF)1,3513664263421576029.026.9
         
Cavan3518811484471829.427.4
Donegal706204215170823529.026.7
Monaghan29474978828728.726.8
   
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:   
   
Border2,56766679965834010429.227.1
Midland1,5564544833851795528.727.0
West17393974734653149030.128.8
Dublin7,3511,6182,1252,0091,24835130.028.8
Mid-East2,831635812771473139130.028.2
Mid-West1,8995255784612686729.027.1
South-East2,87376685876138710129.127.4
South-West3,17469491988753613830.028.5
          
Table 9 Births registered, classified by nationality of mother, marital status and age, 2015
        
Nationality of motherTotal birthsBirths inside marriage/civil partnershipBirths outside marriage/civil partnershipAverage age of mother at maternity
 Number PercentageNumber PercentageNumber Percentage 
TOTAL65,909100.041,91963.623,99036.432.5
Ireland51,35277.932,59763.518,75536.532.8
United Kingdom1,5642.485854.970645.132.1
EU15 excl. Irl & UK1,1751.866456.551143.534.0
EU15 to EU 28 17,65911.64,57759.83,08240.230.7
Other 24,1116.23,19077.692122.431.7
Not stated480.13368.81531.333.0
        
        
1 Croatia included in EU 15 to EU 28 from q3 2013.
2 Countries excluding Ireland, UK and EU.
Table 10 Deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, 2015
     
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
     
     
STATE29,95215,15014,8026.5
     
LEINSTER15,0857,4277,6585.9
Carlow4012211807.2
Dublin City4,3052,0002,3058.1
South Dublin1,1175495684.0
Fingal9935174763.5
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 1,4476557926.8
Kildare9054734324.2
Kilkenny6062983086.2
Laois4582242345.5
Longford3101651457.6
Louth8053874186.8
Meath8874714164.6
Offaly4972632346.2
Westmeath5822952876.5
Wexford9715054666.6
Wicklow8014043975.7
    
MUNSTER8,9474,6214,3267.1
Clare8624643987.4
Cork City1,0575365219.0
Cork County2,3731,2401,1335.8
Kerry1,1996025978.3
Limerick City5282722569.4
Limerick County 8654634026.5
North Tipperary5853042818.2
South Tipperary6763363407.5
Waterford City3641891757.7
Waterford County4382152236.4
    
CONNACHT3,8482,0271,8217.3
Galway City3501851654.9
Galway County1,1636145496.7
Leitrim2861611259.3
Mayo1,0275324958.0
Roscommon5332872468.4
Sligo4892482417.8
    
ULSTER (PART OF)2,0721,0759977.3
Cavan5192492707.4
Donegal1,1406125287.4
Monaghan4132141997.0
    
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:    
Border3,6521,8711,7817.4
Midland1,8479479006.3
West3,0731,6181,4557.1
Dublin7,8623,7214,1416.0
Mid-East2,5931,3481,2454.7
Mid-West2,8401,5031,3377.5
South-East3,4561,7641,6926.8
South-West4,6292,3782,2516.9
1 Deaths per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated 2015 Usual Residence population.
Table 11 Deaths registered by cause of death and county of residence of deceased, 2015
Area of residenceTotal DeathsMalignant NeoplasmsDiseases of the Circulatory systemDiseases of the Respiratory systemExternal causesAll other causes
       
STATE29,9528,7839,2493,7931,4396,688
       
LEINSTER15,0854,5264,4671,9056883,499
Carlow401129124502276
Dublin City4,3051,2311,2725291901,083
South Dublin1,11737629413071246
Fingal99332627710849233
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 1,44742245118135358
Kildare90528827111552179
Kilkenny6061662008436120
Laois4581371465718100
Longford3109589481761
Louth80522625610233188
Meath88729325912649160
Offaly4971501506715115
Westmeath5821641758423136
Wexford97129029311038240
Wicklow80123321011440204
      
MUNSTER8,9472,5612,8911,0954611,939
Clare86224728810443180
Cork City1,05731934010567226
Cork County2,373679759280127528
Kerry1,19932238415453286
Limerick City528152161962594
Limerick County 86522629013347169
North Tipperary5851592186425119
South Tipperary6762002017439162
Waterford City364124111321087
Waterford County438133139532588
      
CONNACHT3,8481,1441,216527189772
Galway City350123103402460
Galway County1,16333335017172237
Leitrim286899435662
Mayo1,02730833913942199
Roscommon5331421737730111
Sligo4891491576515103
      
ULSTER (PART OF)2,072552675266101478
Cavan5191421756122119
Donegal1,14031137114555258
Monaghan413991296024101
      
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:      
Border3,6521,0161,182468155831
Midland1,84754656025673412
West3,073906965427168607
Dublin7,8622,3552,2949483451,920
Mid-East2,593814740355141543
Mid-West2,840784957397140562
South-East3,4561,0421,068403170773
South-West4,6291,3201,4835392471,040
Table 12 Deaths registered classified by cause and age-group, 2015
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeDeaths          over
Total deaths0A00-Y8929,95220538521983876371,3412,7645,1958,64610,489
                 
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99366330237172639122144
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B901600000015145
Meningococcal infection3A39401020000001
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24900001142100
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B192100001446141
Other infectious and parasitic
   diseases31632001281336114137
            
Neoplasms6C00-D489,018171819621835781,3792,4452,7041,622
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C978,783171719611815691,3652,4002,6191,544
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C141790001241339514623
Oesophagus9C154050000110277111611763
Stomach10C1632100001915508010858
Colon11C18480000027235898169123
Rectum and anus12C19-C21515000078348814613993
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C222860010131744978835
Pancreas14C25532000007299015815989
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C341,858000161798328625556227
Skin16C431500000261622343931
Breast17C506940000123288140155153114
Cervix uteri18C5389000251620188155
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55135000001724443821
Ovary20C562600000042759746135
Prostate21C6151800000053091217175
Kidney22C642210000041532617237
Bladder23C67229000001614559063
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C9672001436164074203235138
Other malignant neoplasms1,191161212163689184304317214
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D8996021023710182627
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E90693430310102233108217283
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E14510000037142375166222
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F991,54200011163079474950
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F102500000138751
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19100000001000
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H951,554068923244991253536555
Meningitis32G00-G03601001001111
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I999,24920110311083056641,3022,6764,150
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I254,41700008491794167321,2751,758
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I211,950000032264144287586844
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I521,586201712244387155395860
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I691,90200005193891225584940
Other diseases of circulatory system1,34400036164570190422592
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J993,79302331014451645331,2251,794
Influenza38J10-J11320000000421016
Pneumonia39J12-J191,157002136163280274743
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J471,6560100341481311642600
of which: Asthma41J45-J46620100215351629
Other diseases of the respiratory             
   system9480112441547140299435
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K93956001253991142160262254
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K286200100144161620
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K7425300013285771503211
Other diseases of the digestive            
   system6410001210306794214223
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L99681000002452135
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M992121010052103553105
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M196400000101112130
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N9961000013232052184345
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N2943600013221841135234
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99100001000000
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P9689890000000000
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q9916388751861217973
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q071982204210000
Circulatory system54Q20-Q2849273201231451
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9910314204573281147
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9515132000000000
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R993210034732534
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y891,4392614143223228199172149128175
Accidents59V01-X598892511681181129296102110173
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V99159227252822152219134
               Accidental falls 61W00-W191950006231623304669
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X4923300123717027251510
               Other accidents30203314171734263850100
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X84451000669397905836101
Homicide/assault64X85-Y091901226511100
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y346800176141616620
 All other external causes  1200000001461
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 13 Male deaths registered classified by cause and age group, 2015
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeMales          over
Total Male Deaths0A00-Y8915,15011522341522674148291,6273,1194,7063,865
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B991762201261516166155
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B901100000014123
Meningococcal infection3A39100010000000
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24800001141100
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B191400001345010
Other infectious and parasitic            
   diseases14222000266145852
            
Neoplasms6C00-D484,77614121126822806961,4051,511748
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C974,65814111125812746871,3771,476711
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C141370001131132403514
Oesophagus9C152680000072454797826
Stomach10C16187000005831596321
Colon11C1827400002315366210155
Rectum and anus12C19-C213240000532860928947
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C221770000121025675517
Pancreas14C252910000051552968835
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C341,069000131162181381316114
Skin16C4388000004121627218
Breast17C50200000010100
Cervix uteri18C53000000000000
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55000000000000
Ovary20C56000000000000
Prostate21C6151800000053091217175
Kidney22C641410000031321414617
Bladder23C6716300000148387141
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C964070022512233712713663
Other malignant neoplasms61214978224310417616078
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D89440210022691111
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E90360210167151074116128
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E142830000361065892108
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9955200000151741210278
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F101700000126431
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19100000001000
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H95686032815162747133261174
Meningitis32G00-G03501000001111
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I994,654200722732255028751,5351,413
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I252,5580000537147335536839659
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I211080000021753123201376308
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I52690200511192964102192266
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I698290000192162133302301
  Other diseases of circulatory system  5770002582841104202187
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J991,8060122783189306646714
Influenza38J10-J111400000002147
Pneumonia39J12-J19479002133111351129266
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J478110000221144154332266
of which: Asthma41J45-J462300001031198
Other diseases of the respiratory
   system502010123930100181175
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K935100012223648910713290
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K28390010003412127
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K741650001217424237168
Other diseases of the digestive
   system30600010619435810475
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L9929000000132815
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M996200100216141721
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M191200000101352
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N9928100010111527102134
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29213000101114238093
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99000000000000
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P9650500000000000
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q99904434164812332
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q071131104110000
Circulatory system54Q20-Q2826132200121131
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R99541220336223714
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9513112000000000
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R992210023622231
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y891,02024111151781831521171048668
Accidents59V01-X595702385092846859677067
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V9911921416271410181593
               Accidental falls 61W00-W191090005221313212924
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X491650011852552010900
               Other accidents1770231111132518223240
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X8437500057768474443091
Homicide/assault64X85-Y091601225501000
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y345100165101013420
All other external causes800000000350
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 14 Female deaths registered classified by cause and age group, 2015
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 CODICD-10TotalUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
   CodeCodeFemales          over
Total Female Deaths0A00-Y8914,802901618461202235121,1372,0763,9406,624
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B99190110111210236189
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90500000001022
Meningococcal infection3A39301010000001
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24100000001000
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B19700000101131
Other infectious and parasitic            
   diseases17410001027225685
            
Neoplasms6C00-D484,2420368361012986831,0401,193874
 Malignant Neoplasms of the:-7C00-C974,1250368361002956781,0231,143833
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C14420000112711119
Oesophagus9C15137000013317373937
Stomach10C16134000014719214537
Colon11C18206000004822366868
Rectum and anus12C19-C21191000025628545046
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C22109001001719303318
Pancreas14C252410000021438627154
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C3478900003636147244240113
Skin16C43620000224671823
Breast17C506920000123287140154153114
Cervix uteri18C5389000251620188155
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55135000001724443821
Ovary20C562600000042759746135
Prostate21C61000000000000
Kidney22C6480000001211202620
Bladder23C676600000026171922
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C963130121141737769975
Other malignant neoplasms57902358144680128157136
Diseases of the blood and             
  blood-forming organs,            
  immunological disorders25D50-D89520000215491516
Endocrine, Nutritional and metabolic            
  diseases26E00-E9033322024372334101155
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E142270000014171774114
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9999000011011338264672
  Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic              
     psychosis)29F10800000012320
  Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19000000000000
Diseases of the nervous system and            
  the sense organs31G00-H958680361882244120275381
Meningitis32G00-G03100001000000
Diseases of the Circulatory System:-33I00-I994,5950013935801624271,1412,737
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I251,859000031232811964361,099
  of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I21870000015112186210536
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I52896001215142353203594
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I691,0730000410172992282639
  Other diseases of circulatory system  767000118172986220405
                 
Diseases of the Respiratory system37J00-J991,98701113614752275791080
Influenza38J10-J111800000002169
Pneumonia39J12-J1967800000351929145477
Chronic Lower respiratory disease40J40-J47845010012337157310334
of which: Asthma41J45-J4639010011224721
Other diseases of the respiratory
   system44600112161740118260
            
Diseases of the Digestive system42K00-K934460000316275353130164
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and            
   jejunum43K25-K2823000001104413
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K74880000111152913163
Other diseases of the digestive
   system335000024112436110148
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous            
  tissue45L00-L99391000001131320
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal            
  system/connective tissue46M00-M9915010000314213684
Rheumatoid arthritis and            
   osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M19520000000081628
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99329000031252582211
 Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29223000031141855141
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth            
  and puerperium50O00-O99100001000000
            
Certain conditions originating in the             
  perinatal period151P00-P9639390000000000
            
Congenital malformations and            
  chromosomal abnomalities52Q00-Q9973444102245641
Congenital malformations of the:-            
Nervous system53Q00-Q07851100100000
Circulatory system54Q20-Q2823141001110320
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal            
  findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9949200121105433
Sudden infant death syndrome56R95220000000000
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R991000011110303
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y8941902328454547554542107
Accidents59V01-X5931902318262824373540106
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V994001391854441
               Accidental falls 61W00-W198600010131091745
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X496800051915715610
               Other accidents12501036498161860
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X8476000917131614610
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09300001010100
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y341700011463200
All other external causes400000001111
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 15 Infant and neonatal mortality by area of residence of deceased, 2015
 Infant mortality Neonatal mortality
Area of residenceNumberRateNumberRate
      
STATE2053.1 1512.3
LEINSTER1123.0 842.2
Carlow33.6 33.6
Dublin City121.6 101.3
South Dublin153.4 112.5
Fingal173.4 81.6
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 93.2 72.5
Kildare51.5 30.9
Kilkenny43.3 43.3
Laois43.4 43.4
Longford35.3 35.3
Louth84.4 73.8
Meath51.8 51.8
Offaly76.7 76.7
Westmeath43.1 10.8
Wexford94.5 73.5
Wicklow73.4 42.0
   
MUNSTER472.7 352.0
Clare85.2 53.2
Cork City53.3 53.3
Cork County111.8 81.3
Kerry52.9 42.3
Limerick City44.9 22.4
Limerick County 94.8 73.7
North Tipperary21.9 21.9
South Tipperary10.9 10.9
Waterford City00.0 00.0
Waterford County22.2 11.1
   
CONNACHT283.9 223.1
Galway City22.0 22.0
Galway County124.8 104.0
Leitrim12.4 12.4
Mayo63.8 42.5
Roscommon34.0 11.3
Sligo45.0 45.0
   
ULSTER (PART OF)184.8 102.6
Cavan21.9 10.9
Donegal126.3 63.2
Monaghan44.9 33.7
   
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:     
Border314.5223.2
Midland184.4153.7
West233.9172.9
Dublin532.7361.8
Mid-East172.1121.5
Mid-West234.4163.0
South-East192.8162.4
South-West212.3 171.8
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.
Table 16 Suicides classified by county of residence of deceased, 20101, 20142 and 20152
  2015             
 Number of suicides Suicide rate3 all persons Suicide rate3 males Suicide rate3 females
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemale 201520142010 201520142010 201520142010
         
STATE45137576 9.710.010.9 16.416.117.9 3.23.93.9
                
LEINSTER20216537 7.98.99.9 13.114.216.3 2.83.73.7
Carlow550 9.019.912.8 18.014.425.5 0.025.50.0
Dublin City39318 7.37.710.0 11.912.314.0 2.93.46.1
South Dublin23185 8.37.86.8 13.311.512.3 3.64.41.5
Fingal14122 4.95.46.9 8.68.112.6 1.42.81.4
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 660 2.88.28.8 5.912.115.3 0.04.62.8
Kildare23212 10.611.88.6 19.622.713.4 1.80.93.8
Kilkenny14113 14.47.38.4 22.710.412.5 6.24.14.2
Laois532 6.07.322.3 7.19.739.2 4.84.95.0
Longford330 7.410.110.2 14.620.015.1 0.00.05.2
Louth752 5.98.813.8 8.613.021.3 3.34.86.5
Meath18153 9.49.65.4 15.815.09.7 3.14.31.1
Offaly660 7.510.319.6 15.120.726.1 0.00.013.1
Westmeath862 9.08.115.1 13.616.228.0 4.50.02.3
Wexford14104 9.516.311.0 13.728.919.4 5.34.02.7
Wicklow17134 12.06.511.0 18.811.719.2 5.51.42.9
               
MUNSTER15112922 12.011.112.7 20.818.520.9 3.53.84.5
Clare16133 13.715.36.9 22.229.012.1 5.11.71.7
Cork City11110 9.316.118.9 19.224.227.9 0.08.310.2
Cork County44368 10.89.111.0 18.015.917.0 3.92.55.0
Kerry20155 13.811.816.8 20.920.826.6 6.82.87.0
Limerick City981 16.023.014.3 28.828.829.0 3.517.30.0
Limerick County 17143 12.75.214.3 20.78.925.3 4.51.53.0
North Tipperary990 12.714.08.5 25.119.516.9 0.08.40.0
South Tipperary12102 13.310.014.7 22.315.624.7 4.44.54.5
Waterford City000 0.06.48.7 0.013.113.2 0.00.04.3
Waterford County13130 19.08.813.4 38.217.723.7 0.00.03.0
               
CONNACHT665511 12.511.813.1 20.820.021.6 4.23.74.5
Galway City981 12.711.17.0 23.314.411.6 2.78.02.7
Galway County30255 17.410.212.6 28.720.320.5 5.90.04.6
Leitrim330 9.79.318.8 19.418.430.8 0.00.06.4
Mayo972 7.013.713.9 10.821.424.6 3.16.13.1
Roscommon12111 18.915.415.6 34.327.624.8 3.23.16.3
Sligo312 4.810.713.9 3.315.421.8 6.36.16.2
               
ULSTER (PART OF)32266 11.311.17.1 18.415.412.2 4.26.72.1
Cavan972 12.712.29.6 19.818.816.2 5.75.52.8
Donegal16133 10.49.33.8 17.09.96.2 3.88.61.3
Monaghan761 11.914.613.2 20.525.922.8 3.43.33.3
               
REGIONAL AUTHORITIES:              
Border453510 9.110.410.3 14.215.016.7 4.05.83.9
Midland22184 7.58.717.7 12.316.128.9 2.71.46.4
West60519 13.812.212.5 23.420.820.9 4.13.64.1
Dublin826715 6.37.38.4 10.511.213.5 2.23.73.6
Mid-East58499 10.59.78.1 18.117.213.6 3.22.22.6
Mid-West51447 13.512.610.9 23.220.020.2 3.75.21.6
South-East58499 11.411.911.5 19.518.419.7 3.55.53.2
South-West756213 11.210.913.6 18.818.421.0 3.83.66.3
1 2010 deaths are by year of occurrence and are final figures.
2 2015 and 2014 deaths are by year of registration and are subject to future revision.
3 Deaths per year per 100,000 population. Rates based on Usual Residence population.
Table 17 Divorce, Judicial Separation and Nullity applications received and granted by the courts in the year ending December 2014
  Divorce applicationsJudicial Separation applicationsNullity applicationsCivil Partnership applications 
          
          
 CountyReceivedGrantedReceivedGrantedReceivedGrantedReceivedGranted
          
 
Total3,8312,6291,2716493517418
       
Circuit CourtCounty
       
Leinster        
        
CarlowCarlow48181031
DublinDublin1,4331,06545924912594
NaasKildare1497740194
Kilkenny Kilkenny51202415
PortlaoiseLaois604815131
LongfordLongford312496
DundalkLouth11076451624
TrimMeath1038629133
TullamoreOffaly6044169
MullingarWestmeath795821191
WexfordWexford1251132615
WicklowWicklow85564912113
       
Munster       
        
EnnisClare736541172111
CorkCork4423531431065612
TraleeKerry118663717122
LimerickLimerick161102471511
ClonmelTipperary125494018
WaterfordWaterford1015133121
      
Connacht       
      
GalwayGalway67124515
Carrick on ShannonLeitrim292261
CastlebarMayo9164231611
RoscommonRoscommon292312811
SligoSligo5123205
      
Ulster       
        
CavanCavan563022121
LetterkennyDonegal94342341
MonaghanMonaghan37241121
      
Total Circuit Court 3,8082,6031,2466233317418
High Court 232625262
Supreme Court 
          
      
Source: Courts Service
2014 data is the latest available.       
Table A Estimated Population classified by Sex and Age Group, 2010 - 20151
      thousands
 Persons in April of each year
Sex and Age Group 20102011220123201332014320153
       
Total Persons4,554.84,574.94,585.44,593.14,609.64,635.4
     0 - 4 years347.0356.0364.6365.7362.6360.9
     5 - 9 "314.6319.6324.8333.1341.9352.4
    10 - 14 "296.1301.0305.4308.9311.4316.1
    15 - 19 "289.4281.0275.7274.5279.1283.2
    20 - 24 "326.3298.6277.7258.8244.3233.5
    25 - 29 "381.6362.9341.2320.0305.0290.4
    30 - 34 "381.2393.4392.3387.5378.1363.9
    35 - 39 "359.7363.1364.3363.8366.6371.5
    40 - 44 "321.8329.3335.7342.8348.1351.8
    45 - 49 "300.9304.1308.1312.1314.9319.5
    50 - 54 "267.4273.7278.2283.1289.6295.8
    55 - 59 "239.6243.4248.0251.1255.3259.9
    60 - 64 "214.0217.1220.0223.6226.4230.7
    65 - 69 "163.5172.1181.5189.4196.3202.6
    70 - 74 "127.9130.1132.7138.2143.3149.4
    75 - 79 "99.1101.4103.6105.8108.3111.1
    80 - 84 "68.469.871.072.674.976.9
    85 years and over56.158.260.562.163.866.0
       
Total males2,262.22,270.52,269.62,273.82,279.72,289.5
     0 - 4 years177.6182.0186.0186.3184.6184.5
     5 - 9 "160.8163.5166.1169.9174.4179.0
    10 - 14 "152.1154.5156.4157.7159.0161.5
    15 - 19 "147.7143.7141.3141.3144.0146.1
    20 - 24 "160.1148.6138.6131.9124.7119.5
    25 - 29 "186.1175.1163.5154.1146.2140.6
    30 - 34 "189.8194.9191.3187.1181.2172.8
    35 - 39 "181.0181.9181.5180.4180.6181.6
    40 - 44 "162.2165.9168.5171.6173.6174.6
    45 - 49 "149.8151.3153.1155.5157.5159.6
    50 - 54 "133.7136.7138.2140.6143.5146.1
    55 - 59 "120.3121.8123.6124.8126.9128.9
    60 - 64 "107.6109.2110.0111.3112.5114.3
    65 - 69 "81.585.690.694.697.9100.4
    70 - 74 "61.862.964.467.270.073.0
    75 - 79 "45.146.347.648.850.251.9
    80 - 84 "27.328.329.430.632.033.1
    85 years and over17.718.419.420.121.022.2
       
Total females2,292.62,304.42,315.82,319.32,329.92,345.8
     0 - 4 years169.4174.1178.6179.4177.9176.4
     5 - 9 "153.8156.2158.7163.2167.4173.4
    10 - 14 "144.0146.6149.0151.1152.4154.6
    15 - 19 "141.7137.4134.4133.2135.1137.1
    20 - 24 "166.2149.9139.2126.9119.6114.0
    25 - 29 "195.6187.8177.7165.9158.8149.8
    30 - 34 "191.4198.5201.0200.4196.9191.0
    35 - 39 "178.7181.2182.9183.4186.0189.9
    40 - 44 "159.6163.4167.1171.1174.4177.2
    45 - 49 "151.1152.9155.0156.6157.4159.8
    50 - 54 "133.7137.1140.0142.5146.1149.7
    55 - 59 "119.3121.6124.3126.3128.4131.0
    60 - 64 "106.4107.9109.9112.3113.9116.4
    65 - 69 "82.086.590.994.998.4102.2
    70 - 74 "66.267.268.371.073.476.4
    75 - 79 "54.055.055.957.058.159.2
    80 - 84 "41.041.541.642.042.943.8
    85 years and over38.539.841.141.942.843.8
1 The population estimates for year ending April 2010 and later periods are based on the Usual Residence concept.
2 Census of Population
3 Preliminary
Table B - Deaths which were registered on the authority1 of the Superintendent Registrars in 2015, classified by principal groups of causes, sex and year of occurrence
       Year of occurrence     
Cause of Death 20132012201120102009200820072006200520042003Total
              
 
Total deathsM20425231683585351351
 F9627111486322152222
             
Malignant NeoplasmsM12245012201736
F6532201000928
            
Diseases of the Circulatory systemM197452013011658
F134342221102153
            
Diseases of the Respiratory systemM9021100011419
F5212010010517
            
External causesM14310843012203176
F51700010000160
            
All other causesM216512211202162
 F219464201011664
1 See definition in background notes - "issue of authority of the Superintendent Registrars".

Background Notes

Introduction

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

Methodology

All figures in this report are classified by year of registration.  The Yearly Summary publication is a summary of the 4 quarterly publications for the reference year.

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

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 behavioural 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/year 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 annual summary 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/years.  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 third 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 from when they had been registered, because of the delay involved in establishing a definite cause of death.

Issue of Authority for Registration:

Births and deaths (where no inquest has been held) which have not been registered within one year of their occurrence can be registered only on the authority of the Superintendent Registrars.  The tables in the main body of this report exclude such births and deaths.  The Appendix to the report contains an analysis of late death registrations in 2014 and of some deaths where an inquest has been held.  The number of such deaths registered in 2014 was 532..

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.

Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

The Marriage Act 2015 (No. 35/2015) effective from the 16th November 2015 (S.I. 504/2015) refers, allows parties of the same sex to marry.

Electronic Release

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