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Vital Statistics

Quarter 3 2018

                                    Quarter 3 2018Quarter 3 2017
   
Births15,42815,635
Deaths 7,1436,987
Marriages 7,4387,916
Natural increase8,2858,648

The number of births fell by 207 (1.3%) while deaths are up by 156 (2.2%) compared to the same period in 2017.

Births, Deaths and Natural increase 2012 - 2018
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There were 15,428 births in quarter 3 2018, 207 births or 1.3% less than the same period in 2017.  This corresponds to a birth rate of 12.7 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.3 from quarter 3 2017.

There were 7,143 deaths in quarter 3 2018, an increase of 2.2% (or 156 deaths) from quarter 3 2017.  This equates to a death rate of 5.9 per 1,000 population, an increase of 0.1 points from quarter 3 2017.

There were 45 infant deaths registered in quarter 3 2018 giving an infant mortality rate of 2.9 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in quarter 3 2018 resulted in a natural increase of population of 8,285 persons.

Births

There were 7,956 male births and 7,472 female births in quarter 3 2018.  The 15,428 births represent an annual birth rate of 12.7 per thousand population.  This rate is 0.3 lower than the corresponding quarter of 2017.  See tables 4 and 5.

Age of mothers

The average age of first time mothers was 31.1, up 0.2 years from the same period in the previous year.  The average age of all mothers at maternity for births registered in quarter 3 2018 was 32.9 years, also up 0.2 years from quarter 3 2017.  The average age of first time mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.8, while the average age of all mothers outside marriage/civil partnership was 30.3 years.  In the same quarter in 2017, the average age of mothers having their first baby outside marriage/civil partnership was 28.5 years while it was 30.1 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 2018 there were 9,617 (62.3%) births registered as within marriage, none of these were within civil partnership.

There were 5,811 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 37.7% of all births in quarter 3 2018.  The highest percentage of births outside marriage/civil partnership was in Limerick City at 57.3% and the lowest was in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown with 24.6%.  In the same quarter in 2017, there were 5,902 births registered as outside marriage/civil partnership accounting for 37.7% of all births.  See table 8.

Location of births

The highest number of births registered was in Dublin City with 1,709 (11.1% of total live births in the country) followed by Cork County with 1,406 (9.1%) registered births.   Leitrim had the lowest number with 103 (0.7%) registered births in quarter 3 2018.  The same pattern was reflected in quarter 3 2017 when Dublin City accounted for 1,810 or 11.6% of births followed by Cork County with 1,351 (8.6%).  Leitrim had the lowest number, 85 births (0.5%), registered in quarter 3 2017.  See table 8.

Area of residence of mother

From January 2018 onwards where births take place within the State and the mother is residing outside the State, the area of residence of the mother is recorded as outside the State.  Prior to quarter 1, 2018, cases where the mother was residing outside the State, the mother's area of residence was assigned to the location where the birth took place within the State. 

There were 10 babies born to mothers who were resident outside the Republic of Ireland in quarter 3 2018.  This accounts for 0.06% of total live births registered in the quarter.  See tables 5, 8, 9 and 10.

Nationality of mothers

Of the 15,428 births in quarter 3 2018, there were 11,848 babies (76.8%) born to mothers of Irish nationality compared to 12,071 (77.2%) in quarter 3 2017.  See table 11.

Birth order

A total of 5,794 births (37.6%) were to first time mothers in quarter 3 2018 while 5,390 (34.9%) were to second time mothers.  These accounted for a total of 72.5% of births of stated parity in quarter 3 2018.  See table 6 and figure 2.

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Birth Order Q3 2018 (%)
1st37.6
2nd34.9
3rd17.8
4th6.5
5th and over3.3

Deaths

There were 7,143 deaths registered in quarter 3 2018, of these 3,700 were male while 3,443 were female.  The quarter 3 2018 total is 2.2% more than in the corresponding quarter of 2017 when 6,987 deaths were registered.  See table 12.

Infant and neonatal mortality

There were 45 infant deaths registered in quarter 3 2018 giving an infant mortality rate of 2.9 deaths per 1,000 live births, a decrease of 0.2 points on that recorded in quarter 3 of 2017.  Neonatal deaths are deaths of infants at ages under 4 weeks.  There were 31 neonatal deaths registered in quarter 3 2018, giving a neonatal mortality rate of 2.0 deaths per 1,000 live births, which was a decrease of 0.6 from quarter 3 2017.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 3.

Under 1 yr ratesinfantneonatal
Q2 20152.11.9
Q3 201532.5
Q4 20154.13.1
Q1 20163.82.7
Q2 201632.2
Q3 20162.92.3
Q4 20163.32.4
Q1 20172.41.9
Q2 201732.4
Q3 20173.12.6
Q4 20172.71.9
Q1 20183.52.8
Q2 201832.2
Q3 20182.92

Cause of death

Diseases of the heart and arteries:

Diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 2,082 deaths, or an annual rate of 1.7 per 1,000 population.  Of these, 992 were due to ischaemic heart disease and 417 to cerebrovascular disease.  See tables 2a, 2b, 13, 14 and figure 4.

Malignant cancers:

There were 2,270 deaths from malignant neoplasms.  This is equivalent to an annual rate of 1.9 per 1,000 population.

Lung diseases:

Deaths from chronic lower respiratory disease numbered 358; pneumonia accounted for 224 deaths and 247 deaths resulted from all other respiratory diseases. 

Accidents, suicides and other:

There were 335 deaths due to accidents, suicides and other external causes.  Accidents accounted for 68.1% (228) of these deaths while suicides accounted for 29.0% (97).  Of these external cause deaths, 68.4% were male (229).

Dementia and Alzheimer's:

There are 2 new tables included since Quarter 1 2017 presenting data on deaths due to dementia and Alzheimer's.  In Quarter 3 2018 there were 374 deaths due to dementia of which 221 (or 59.1%) were female while there were 131 deaths due to Alzheimer's of which 87 (or 66.4%) were female.  See tables 18 and 19.

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Principle causes of death Q3 2018
Circulatory
diseases
29.1
External
causes
4.7
Respiratory
diseases
11.6
Remainder22.8
Malignant
neoplasms
31.8

Age at death

The leading cause of death in quarter 3 2018 varied widely by age group.  For those aged from 15 to 34 years, external causes of death including accidents, suicide and other ranked first (68 deaths).  Among individuals aged 35-74, neoplasms which includes cancer was the leading cause (1,179 deaths, 1,159 of these were cancer), while for those aged 75 and older, it was diseases of the heart and arteries (1,464 deaths).

There were 5,771 deaths of persons aged 65 and over registered in quarter 3 2018.  This represents an annual death rate of 34.3 per 1,000 population aged 65 and over and represents a decrease of 0.4 when compared with the corresponding quarter of 2017.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 5.

The average (mean) time-lag between the date of death and the registration of death was 52 days while the median (mid-point in data) was 18 days for quarter 3 2018.

Code Generator for HighCharts V1.1CancerHeartLung Accident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 157.81.63.11.685.9
15-3414.89.82.555.717.2
35-7445.723.97.97.015.5
75 and over24.633.114.1226.2
Code Generator for HighCharts V1.1CancerHeartLung Accident, suicide, homicide and undeterminedOther
Under 156.304.84.884.1
15-3414.89.82.555.717.2
35-7445.723.97.97.015.5
75 and over23.434.313.92.126.3

Natural Increase

The natural increase in the population (births minus deaths) for quarter 3 2018 was 8,285.  This represents a rate of 6.8 per 1,000 population, 0.4 less than quarter 3 2017.  See tables 3, 4 and figure 1.

Marriages

The number of marriages registered during the quarter was 7,438, of which 257 were same-sex marriages. This is equivalent to an annual marriage rate of 6.1 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.5 from quarter 3 2017.  See tables 3 and 4.

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

NUTS2 and NUTS3 Regional Authority areas - January 2018

From the 1st January 2018 an Amendment of the EU NUTS legislation came into effect.  This reflects the new regional assembly structure and the other changes to the Local Government Act for Tipperary North, Tipperary South and Limerick and Waterford City and Councils.  For the composition of the new Regions breakdown see background notes.

Population

The estimated population (usual residence) in April 2018 was 4,857,015.


From the 1st January 2018 the CSO is using new automated software called IRIS for selecting the underlying cause of death  code.  The coding system has been developed by the IRIS core group (currently Germany, Italy, France, Hungary and the United States) to code mortality data and is the preferred coding tool for European countries.  Please note that the underlying cause of death is still classified to the International Classification of Diseases, Version 10 (ICD 10).

Please see the attached Information Note regarding the background to IRIS and the effect of changing to this coding software.

Information Note - Implementation of IRIS Software for the Automated Coding of Deaths in Ireland (PDF 83KB)

Table 1 Births classified by age of mother at maternity by quarter, 2013, 2017 and 2018 and their corresponding annual age specific (asfr) and total period fertility rates (tpfr)
 Q3 2013 Q3 2017 Q2 2018 Q3 2018
  % of1Fertility  % of1Fertility  % ofFertility  % ofFertility
Age of motherNumbertotalrate Numbertotalrate Numbertotalrate Numbertotalrate
 < 20 years3702.110.7 2721.77.2 2371.56.1 2191.45.7
  20-24 years1,6589.447.8 1,3028.338.3 1,2818.336.1 1,2738.335.9
  25-29 years3,49119.783.6 2,77217.774.8 2,65017.272.7 2,69717.574.0
  30-34 years6,58937.2131.4 5,58235.7123.0 5,22033.9119.5 5,39134.9123.4
  35-39 years4,58425.999.6 4,71030.193.3 4,80531.293.7 4,72030.692.0
  40-44 years9815.523.1 9205.920.1 1,1387.424.4 1,0466.822.4
  45+ years550.31.4 770.51.8 880.62.1 820.51.9
  Not stated10.0  0.0 0.0 
  Total17,729100.02.0 15,635100.01.8 15,419100.01.8 15,428100.01.8
1Fertility rates for Q3 2013 has been revised, based on revised Census of Population usual residence population data
Table 2a Deaths registered by cause of death and by quarter, 2013, 2017 and 2018
 Malignant Cancers % of total Diseases of the heart and arteries% of total Lung diseases% of total Accidents, Suicides & Others% of total Other Causes% of total Total% of total
Q3 20182,27031.8 2,08229.1 82911.6 3354.7 1,62722.8 7,143100.0
Q2 20182,25529.72,16128.51,04013.72583.41,87824.77,592100.0
Q3 20172,18531.32,09029.981911.73244.61,56922.56,987100.0
Q3 20132,18831.3 2,26832.5 72410.4 3565.1 1,44720.7 6,983100.0
Table 2b Deaths registered by cause of death, by age and region, Third Quarter 2018
 Malignant Cancers % of totalDiseases of the heart and arteries% of totalLung diseases% of totalAccidents, Suicides & Others% of totalOther Causes% of totalTotal% of total
Persons            
Under 110.0442.7450.6
1 - 410.020.210.340.280.1
5 - 1440.270.4110.2
15 - 2430.140.210.1195.730.2300.4
25 - 34150.780.420.24914.6181.1921.3
35 - 44552.4261.220.25014.9322.01652.3
45 - 541426.3874.260.75717.0523.23444.8
55 - 6433714.81587.6495.94513.4885.46779.5
65 - 7462527.533416.014417.4257.522113.61,34918.9
75 - 8470030.860028.824529.64513.448930.12,07929.1
85 +38817.186441.537845.64413.166941.12,34332.8
Total2,270100.02,082100.0829100.0335100.01,627100.07,143100.0
             
Males            
Under 110.0191.2200.3
1 - 410.020.130.0
5 - 1430.130.260.1
15 - 2420.130.1175.120.1240.3
25 - 3440.240.210.13911.6100.6580.8
35 - 44251.1170.810.13811.3211.31021.4
45 - 54632.8713.440.54112.2332.02123.0
55 - 641908.41215.8313.7329.6593.64336.1
65 - 7434815.322610.9759.0164.81318.179611.1
75 - 8438817.137418.012615.2298.723914.71,15616.2
85 +1807.929414.116119.4175.123814.689012.5
Total1,20453.01,11153.439948.122968.475746.53,70051.8
             
Females            
Under 1251.5250.3
1 - 420.210.320.150.1
5 - 1410.040.250.1
15 - 2410.010.010.120.610.160.1
25 - 34110.540.210.1103.080.5340.5
35 - 44301.390.410.1123.6110.7630.9
45 - 54793.5160.820.2164.8191.21321.8
55 - 641476.5371.8182.2133.9291.82443.4
65 - 7427712.21085.2698.392.7905.55537.7
75 - 8431213.722610.911914.4164.825015.492312.9
85 +2089.257027.421726.2278.143126.51,45320.3
Total1,06647.097146.643051.910631.687053.53,44348.2
             
Region            
Border1998.821410.3647.73711.01569.66709.4
Midland1165.11185.7536.4133.9855.23855.4
West24010.624011.59611.6185.416410.175810.6
Dublin59926.455426.622126.76218.544427.31,88026.3
Mid-East28412.522010.610913.16720.020712.788712.4
Mid-West26611.720910.010512.73610.718111.179711.2
South-East2159.521110.1799.54112.21458.96919.7
South-West35115.531615.210212.36118.224515.11,07515.0
Total2,270100.02,082100.0829100.03351001,627100.07,143100.0
Table 3 Marriages, civil partnerships, births, deaths and natural increase
 Marriages1 Live Births Deaths 
 TotalOpposite-sexSame-sexCivil PartnershipsTotalFirstOutside marriage/civil partnershipsAverage Age TotalInfant 2Neonatal 365 & overNatural Increase
Quarter 1            
20133,3123,3125217,5636,7526,40632.18,34755366,7829,216
20143,6203,6206817,6996,8126,43932.38,11065566,6409,589
20153,5463,5467817,1836,4566,20232.58,60455317,1758,579
20163,5033,320183716,4806,2456,03732.78,60963457,1417,871
20173,4593,32913016,4876,1816,22932.89,06740327,7167,420
20183,3513,24510615,6596,0775,91932.99,27855447,8696,381
            
Quarter 2            
20135,2125,2127217,1076,3725,82432.27,64458386,2069,463
20145,4315,4319616,5026,1695,94932.37,19755415,7429,305
20155,5165,5169316,0646,0215,78632.57,56534306,1688,499
20165,6595,36929016,2195,8985,80632.77,69748366,2968,522
20175,5975,42217515,2225,7345,67532.87,31546375,9317,907
20185,4075,22618115,4195,9295,91232.97,59247346,2967,827
            
Quarter 3            
20137,5417,54112017,7296,6086,24332.16,98359465,52210,746
20148,0388,03811917,1976,4236,32932.37,00174465,52610,196
20158,1978,19714917,1286,3676,28532.46,85152425,48310,277
20168,3918,03835316,4586,2186,05632.67,12949385,7179,329
20177,9167,64427215,6355,9625,90232.76,98749415,6408,648
20187,4387,18125715,4285,7945,81132.97,14345315,7718,285
           
Quarter 4            
20134,6154,6158916,5316,3795,92032.27,04456445,4709,487
20144,9564,95610916,0646,2315,86332.36,78755415,3619,277
20154,8574,766915615,5346,0235,71732.56,93264485,5048,602
20165,0734,84323014,7405,6815,44932.96,95548365,6427,785
20175,0494,86718214,7095,6505,53432.9 7,11539285,7397,594
2018              
            
Total            
201320,68020,68033368,93026,11124,39332.1 30,01822816423,98038,912
201422,04522,04539267,46225,63524,58032.3 29,09524918423,26938,367
201522,11622,0259137665,90924,86723,99032.5 29,95220515124,33035,957
201622,62621,5701,056763,89724,04223,34832.7 30,39020815524,79633,507
201722,02121,26275962,05323,52723,34032.8 30,48417413825,02631,569
2018              
1 2013 to 2017 Marriage & Civil Partnership figures are final. Marriage data for 2018 is subject to revision.
2 Infant death: Death at ages under 1 year of live born infant.
3 Neonatal death: Death at ages under 4 weeks of live born infant.
Table 4 Annual marriage, civil partnership, birth, death and natural increase rates per 1,000 population1
 Marriages5 Live Births Deaths 
 TotalOpposite-sexSame-sexCivil Partnerships5Total% First births 2% Outside marriage/civil partnerships TotalInfant 3 MortalityNeo-natal4 Mortality65 & overNatural Increase
Quarter 1             
20132.90.0515.338.636.5 7.33.12.049.38.0
20143.10.0615.338.636.4 7.03.73.246.78.3
20153.10.0714.837.636.1 7.43.21.848.77.4
20163.02.80.20.0114.137.936.6 7.33.82.746.86.7
20172.92.80.113.937.537.8 7.72.41.949.06.3
20182.82.70.113.138.837.8 7.73.52.848.45.3
             
Quarter 2             
20134.50.0614.837.334.0 6.63.42.243.68.2
20144.70.0814.237.536.1 6.23.32.539.08.0
20154.70.0813.737.536.0 6.52.11.940.47.3
20164.84.50.213.736.435.8 6.53.02.240.07.2
20174.74.50.112.737.737.3 6.13.02.436.56.6
20184.54.30.10.012.738.538.3 6.33.02.237.26.4
             
Quarter 3             
20136.50.1015.437.435.2 6.13.32.638.89.3
20146.90.1014.837.536.8 6.04.32.737.58.8
20157.00.1314.637.336.7 5.83.02.535.98.8
20167.16.80.313.937.836.8 6.03.02.336.37.9
20176.66.40.213.038.137.7 5.83.12.634.77.2
20186.15.90.212.737.637.7 5.92.92.034.36.8
             
Quarter 4             
20134.00.0814.338.735.8 6.13.42.738.48.2
20144.30.0913.838.936.5 5.83.42.636.48.0
20154.14.10.10.0513.338.836.8 5.94.13.136.17.3
20164.34.10.212.438.537.0 5.93.32.435.86.6
20174.24.10.212.338.437.6 5.92.71.935.36.3
2018             
             
Total             
20134.50.0714.938.035.4 6.53.32.442.18.4
20144.70.0814.538.136.3 6.33.72.739.58.3
20154.74.70.00.0814.137.836.4 6.43.12.339.97.7
20164.84.60.20.0013.537.636.5 6.43.32.439.47.1
20174.64.40.212.937.937.6 6.42.82.238.56.6
2018             
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 2013 to 2017 Marriage & Civil Partnership rates are final. Marriage rates for 2018 are subject to revision.
Table 5 Births registered, classified by area of residence of mother, July - September 2018
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
State15,4287,9567,47212.7
     
Leinster8,8244,5804,24413.1
Carlow23311511816.1
Dublin City1,70988282712.3
South Dublin1,00952648317.6
Fingal1,17160756415.4
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 6623373259.4
Kildare77342135213.4
Kilkenny27113813310.7
Laois27114412712.4
Longford131706112.4
Louth44822921913.6
Meath71838433414.2
Offaly2261299711.2
Westmeath30915415513.6
Wexford44320923411.6
Wicklow45023521512.2
    
Munster3,9692,0271,94212.2
Clare33916117811.2
Cork City33816517311.0
Cork County1,40671868813.1
Kerry40021019010.8
Limerick City1921019113.2
Limerick County 41322518811.9
Tipperary50325125212.3
Waterford City171927914.2
Waterford County20710410311.8
    
Connacht1,64586178411.8
Galway City23410712712.5
Galway County59630728913.0
Leitrim103554812.6
Mayo3251781479.8
Roscommon179978210.8
Sligo2081179112.5
    
Ulster (Part of)98048549512.9
Cavan28114114014.5
Donegal47423024411.6
Monaghan22511411114.2
    
Regional Authorities:    
Border1,29165763412.8
Midland93749744012.4
West1,33468964511.7
Dublin4,5512,3522,19913.3
Mid-East2,3891,2691,12013.4
Mid-West1,44773870912.0
South-East1,32565866712.3
South-West2,1441,0931,05112.3
     
Mother Residing Outside the State1037
1 Births per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated usual residence 2018 population.
Table 6 Births registered, classified by age of mother and previous number of liveborn children, July - September 2018 
                                              Previous number of liveborn children 
Age of mother at maternityTotal012345 or moreNot stated
All ages15428579453902741996287220
         
15 and under88
1611101
1733321
18484071
191191011431
Under 202191912341
         
20190148357
2120114147103
22254149802041
23288145102281021
243401771183681
20-2412737603821012541
         
25402190145441661
264582091704917112
27545234185803169
285782651788138124
297143252379441116
25-29269712239153481434622
         
3084338329012034133
31101345534715933712
32114946842317264139
331200439448198732913
341186397461200792722
30-345391214219698492838959
         
351206364492233732222
361137309411283832922
37936212349253921416
38798184263222932313
39643145209175752217
35-39472012141724116641611090
         
4043384154117471714
412727278644279
42192495945191010
43107264519908
444261813311
40-4410462373542581203542
         
45 and over82272315836
Table 7 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by age of mother, July - September 2018
 NumberPercentage of total births
Age of mother at maternityTotalMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parentsMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents
TotalSame address TotalSame address
All ages15,4289,6175,8113,45862.337.722.4
        
15 and under8810.0100.012.5
161111039.190.927.3
173333039.190.99.1
18485431210.489.625.0
1911920992416.883.220.2
Under 20219291904313.286.819.6
        
20190221684911.688.425.8
21201381636918.981.134.3
22254372178614.685.433.9
23288572319619.880.233.3
243408425611024.775.332.4
20-241,2732381,03541018.781.332.2
        
2540211628612628.971.131.3
2645815030816332.867.235.6
2754520534017137.662.431.4
2857826131719245.254.833.2
2971437733720952.847.229.3
25-292,6971,1091,58886141.158.931.9
        
3084349434924358.641.428.8
311,01366335023565.434.623.2
321,14982432522571.728.319.6
331,20088331722873.626.419.0
341,18688929721375.025.018.0
30-345,3913,7531,6381,14469.630.421.2
        
351,20695125519078.921.115.8
361,13786327420775.924.118.2
3793673819814278.821.215.2
3879862317512978.121.916.2
3964347516812173.926.118.8
35-394,7203,6501,07078977.322.716.7
        
404333321018076.723.318.5
41272201714773.926.117.3
42192150423278.121.916.7
4310769382764.535.525.2
444229131169.031.026.2
40-441,04678126519774.725.318.8
        
45 and over8257251469.530.517.1
Table 8 Number and percentage of births registered within and outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence of mother, July - September 2018
 NumberPercentage of total births
Area of residenceTotalMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parentsMarried/Civil partnership parents  Unmarried/non-Civil partnership parents
TotalSame address TotalSame address
State1542896175811345862.337.722.4
        
Leinster8,8245,4143,4101,97961.438.622.4
Carlow2331311026956.243.829.6
Dublin City170995375637255.844.221.8
South Dublin100956144824855.644.424.6
Fingal117178338825966.933.122.1
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 6624991639875.424.614.8
Kildare77351625715366.833.219.8
Kilkenny2711641076460.539.523.6
Laois2711661056761.338.724.7
Longford13183482663.436.619.8
Louth4482561929657.142.921.4
Meath71845526315663.436.621.7
Offaly226132946158.441.627.0
Westmeath3091921176762.137.921.7
Wexford44325019312856.443.628.9
Wicklow45027317711560.739.325.6
       
Munster3,9692,4361,53393061.438.623.4
Clare3392221177665.534.522.4
Cork City3381751637351.848.221.6
Cork County140691848834165.334.724.3
Kerry40022018010855.045.027.0
Limerick City192821104942.757.325.5
Limerick County 4132851288269.031.019.9
Tipperary50331718611863.037.023.5
Waterford City17190813452.647.419.9
Waterford County207127804961.438.623.7
       
Connacht1,6451,15249332770.030.019.9
Galway City234162724669.230.819.7
Galway County59644515110174.725.316.9
Leitrim10369342367.033.022.3
Mayo3252171087766.833.223.7
Roscommon179126534070.429.622.3
Sligo208133754063.936.119.2
       
Ulster (Part of)98061136921862.337.722.2
Cavan2811791026563.736.323.1
Donegal47428319110359.740.321.7
Monaghan225149765066.233.822.2
        
Regional Authorities:       
Border1,29181347828163.037.021.8
Midland93757336422161.238.823.6
West1,33495038426471.228.819.8
Dublin4,5512,7961,75597761.438.621.5
Mid-East2,3891,50088952062.837.221.8
Mid-West1,44790654132562.637.422.5
South-East1,32576256334457.542.526.0
South-West2,1441,31383152261.238.824.3
        
Mother Residing Outside the State1046440.060.040.0
Table 9 Births registered, classified by area of residence and age of mother, July - September 2018
Average age of mother at maternity
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2020-2425-2930-3435-3940 and overAll births First births
State15,4282191,2732,6975,3914,7201,12832.931.1
          
Leinster8,8241286941,5873,1012,69861632.831.2
Carlow2336294677581731.929.5
Dublin City1,7093115631657450612632.631.2
South Dublin1,00918922193252956032.330.4
Fingal1,17110671964293907933.332.1
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 662427672252885134.533.2
Kildare77312471062972535833.331.5
Kilkenny2714155094852333.231.8
Laois27152149101781732.530.6
Longford1313151951321132.230.6
Louth448843931661122632.029.9
Meath7188501282692135032.830.9
Offaly2265285577461531.429.7
Westmeath30963262111762232.229.9
Wexford4436441031501192132.029.8
Wicklow450228781551474033.431.7
         
Munster3,969503666671,3651,21131032.931.0
Clare33963649121963132.831.4
Cork City33884554115952132.030.2
Cork County1,40699321350347411433.531.8
Kerry400437771261164033.131.1
Limerick City192331525938930.828.8
Limerick County 413633621551273033.031.0
Tipperary503552911511604432.930.4
Waterford City171625335444931.428.6
Waterford County2073143681611232.931.1
         
Connacht1,6452312125357952314633.331.7
Galway City2346183573752733.432.0
Galway County596537792052115933.932.3
Leitrim10326203433833.130.8
Mayo32552957117981932.631.1
Roscommon1793212072451832.830.9
Sligo2082104278611533.332.0
         
Ulster (Part of)98018901893452825632.430.2
Cavan2816245598811732.429.8
Donegal474951911581372832.230.3
Monaghan2253154389641132.730.5
         
Regional Authorities:         
Border1,291221062514573767932.630.6
Midland93719961853402326532.130.1
West1,3341910519146742912333.431.7
Dublin4,551633427981,5531,47931633.031.5
Mid-East2,3893016840588772517432.931.1
Mid-West1,4472015225448642111432.630.7
South-East1,325251272684563678232.330.2
South-West2,1442117534474468517533.231.4
          
Mother Residing Outside the State10211632.730.7
Table 10 Births registered outside marriage/civil partnership, classified by area of residence and age of mother, July - September 2018
Average age of mother at maternity
Area of residenceTotalUnder 2525-2930-3435-3940 and overAll birthsFirst births
State58111,2251,5881,6381,07029030.328.8
         
Leinster341067494298165815530.429.0
Carlow10232282415328.627.2
Dublin City7561572042111533130.329.1
South Dublin44895131123851430.028.1
Fingal38847106121862831.630.9
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 163262943511432.331.6
Kildare257476478581030.729.0
Kilkenny10717363414630.229.6
Laois10522312920330.028.6
Longford48139156530.027.1
Louth19245526327529.727.8
Meath263487679441630.428.5
Offaly942726279529.028.3
Westmeath11728383512429.126.6
Wexford19342645232329.627.3
Wicklow17728484746831.130.0
        
Munster15333624094122638730.128.6
Clare11733313114829.428.4
Cork City16347364528729.428.5
Cork County48895128147853330.729.4
Kerry180385539351330.528.8
Limerick City11030382515228.927.1
Limerick County 12832293625630.127.9
Tipperary186475244321129.928.1
Waterford City8126182213228.926.8
Waterford County8014222316530.929.1
        
Connacht49397129146873430.729.5
Galway City7214112119731.931.3
Galway County151273941321231.530.0
Leitrim3461285330.427.7
Mayo10824303514529.828.5
Roscommon531510187329.528.3
Sligo7511272310430.329.2
        
Ulster (Part of)3699010898591429.627.3
Cavan10226322414629.527.1
Donegal19150544833629.426.9
Monaghan7614222612230.228.4
  
Regional Authorities:
Border478107147129742129.827.7
Midland36490104106471729.527.7
West3848090115722730.829.7
Dublin17553254704983758730.729.5
Mid-East8891682402671753930.528.8
Mid-West541142150136862729.728.0
South-East563131168155901929.627.9
South-West8311802192311485330.429.1
         
Mother Residing Outside the State621331.829.3
Table 11 Births registered, classified by nationality of mother, marital status and age, July - September 2018
Total births Births inside marriage/civil partnership Births outside marriage/civil partnership Average age of mother at maternity
Nationality of motherNumber Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage  
TOTAL15,428100.0 9,61762.3 5,81137.7 32.9
Ireland11,84876.8 7,30061.6 4,54838.4 33.1
United Kingdom3312.1 17853.8 15346.2 32.2
EU15 excl. Irl & UK3152.0 18558.7 13041.3 34.6
EU15 to EU 28 11,69111.0 98158.0 71042.0 31.4
Other 21,2267.9 96478.6 26221.4 31.9
Not stated170.1 952.9 847.1 32.4
1 Croatia included in EU 15 to EU 28 from q3 2013.
2 Countries excluding Ireland, UK and the EU.
Table 12 Deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, July - September 2018
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemaleRate1
State7,1433,7003,4435.9
     
Leinster3,6361,8441,7925.4
Carlow7635415.2
Dublin City9494584916.9
South Dublin3421751676.0
Fingal2551311243.3
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 3341481864.7
Kildare243148954.2
Kilkenny15179726.0
Laois10357464.7
Longford6736316.4 
Louth2061011056.3
Meath2381351034.7
Offaly10453515.2
Westmeath11161504.9
Wexford2571361216.7
Wicklow200911095.4
     
Munster2,0791,0771,0026.4
Clare18291916.0
Cork City2321141187.5
Cork County5753022735.4
Kerry2681441247.2
Limerick City10856527.4
Limerick County 2311161156.6
Tipperary2761511256.7
Waterford City10046548.3
Waterford County10757506.1
     
Connacht9515164356.8
Galway City7537384.0
Galway County3071671406.7
Leitrim7640369.3
Mayo2581471117.8
Roscommon11865537.1
Sligo11760577.1
     
Ulster4772632146.3
Cavan10566395.4
Donegal2641341306.5
Monaghan10863456.8
     
Regional Authorities:    
Border6703633076.7
Midland3852071785.1
West7584163426.6
Dublin1,8809129685.5
Mid-East8874754125.0
Mid-West7974143836.6
South-East6913533386.4
South-West1,0755605156.1
1 Deaths per year per 1,000 population. Annual rates based on estimated 2018 Usual residence population.
Table 13 Deaths registered by cause of death and county of residence of deceased, July - September 2018
Area of residenceTotal DeathsMalignant NeoplasmsDiseases of the Circulatory systemDiseases of the Respiratory systemExternal causesAll other causes
State7,1432,2702,0828293351,627
       
Leinster3,6361,1561,039442162837
Carlow7629206219
Dublin City94929128810839223
South Dublin3421149937884
Fingal255886328769
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 33410610448868
Kildare2438272281843
Kilkenny151444724531
Laois103332713525
Longford6723169019
Louth2066346212452
Meath2387456342153
Offaly104293016722
Westmeath111314515119
Wexford2578480291351
Wicklow200654626459
      
Munster2,079675589227118470
Clare1825743311041
Cork City2326274231756
Cork County5751961664430139
Kerry2689376351450
Limerick City108412417719
Limerick County 231766926654
Tipperary2769273311367
Waterford City100322881121
Waterford County1072636121023
      
Connacht95129430811224213
Galway City7520299116
Galway County30710782411067
Leitrim76192910117
Mayo258768831657
Roscommon118374115124
Sligo11735396532
      
Ulster (part of)4771451464831107
Cavan105313312524
Donegal2648279271858
Monaghan10832349825
      
Regional Authorities:      
Border6701992146437156
Midland385116118531385
West7582402409618164
Dublin1,88059955422162444
Mid-East88728422010967207
Mid-West79726620910536181
South-East6912152117941145
South-West1,07535131610261245
Table 14 Deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, July - September 20181
    Age Group
Cause of Death65 COD CodeICD-10 CodeTotal DeathsUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
Total deaths0A00-Y897,1434581130921653446771,3492,0792,343
               
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B9947111361916
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B908134
Meningococcal infection3A39
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B1933
Other infectious and parasitic diseases3611151612
            
Neoplasms6C00-D482,3371431655145339640728406
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C972,2701431555142337625700388
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C145613122389
Oesophagus9C1512113817284519
Stomach10C1672567142812
Colon11C1810521417263619
Rectum and anus12C19-C2113314813453428
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C221013918282815
Pancreas14C2515611126534619
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C3447316179015615251
Skin16C43371541197
Breast17C501923153427374135
Cervix uteri18C5322234373
Other parts of uterus19C54-C5522131143
Ovary20C5668116192597
Prostate21C61131310255736
Kidney22C6453153131813
Bladder23C6757114172212
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C9617612424377236
Other malignant neoplasms29522491440698867
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders 25D50-D8919111466
             
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E901831244711286165
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E141202224174449
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F993851326105250
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F103111
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
               
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H953692327891661139122
Meningitis32G00-G03211
              
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I992,0821482687158334600864
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I25992394988194294355
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I2140334123087129138
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I5236412317204593183
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I6941716103259124185
Other diseases of circulatory system309123811183689141
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J998292122649144245378
Influenza38J09-J114121
Pneumonia39J12-J1922411482148141
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J4735822391118124
of which: Asthma41J45-J461012214
Other diseases of the respiratory system 2431111163179113
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K932562132231506870
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K281311353
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K746111013161461
Other diseases of the digestive system18212815335766
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L991932410
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M995315101819
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M1912426
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99129216133869
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29812692539
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
               
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P961818
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities52Q00-Q99442012367311
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q07422
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q28761
               
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R9938412213223
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9544
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R998122111
              
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y8933511949505745254544
Accidents59V01-X592281527293525184444
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V992213643311
               Accidental falls 61W00-W194315151714
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X498421720221553
               Other accidents79448652329
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X849714211920185
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09211
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y348111221
All other external causes  
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 15 Male deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, July - September 20181
  Age Group
Cause of Death65 COD CodeICD-10 CodeTotal MalesUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
Total Male Deaths0A00-Y893,700203624581022124337961,156890
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B991912475
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90211
Meningococcal infection3A39
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B1922
Other infectious and parasitic diseases151374
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,24613242565191359406190
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,20413242563190348388180
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C1442191868
Oesophagus9C15821381322269
Stomach10C16443557186
Colon11C18661131217248
Rectum and anus12C19-C2184348322215
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C225836151798
Pancreas14C258241829265
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C3426641054878328
Skin16C4323133754
Breast17C50211
Cervix uteri18C53
Other parts of uterus19C54-C55
Ovary20C56
Prostate21C61131310255736
Kidney22C64321437125
Bladder23C6741414158
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C969511410224116
Other malignant neoplasms1562226826434324
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders 25D50-D89321
              
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E90922227183427
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E14671113112624
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F9916011184793
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F103111
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
             
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H9517222146510357334
Meningitis32G00-G0311
            
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I991,1111341771121226374294
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I25608294374143202135
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction) I21254241127659253
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I521761121413325558
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I6919212621337059
Other diseases of circulatory system  1351114813184742
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J993991143175126161
Influenza38J09-J1111
Pneumonia39J12-J191071136122460
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J47178114466057
of which: Asthma41J45-J4611
Other diseases of the respiratory system11310174244
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K93133181922293024
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K28811321
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K74426111384
Other diseases of the digestive system831179182423
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L9993132
               
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M99234487
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M198323
            
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99562461727
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N29392451216
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
              
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P9688
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities52Q00-Q992210111441
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q0722
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q28431
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R99181221318
Sudden infant death syndrome56R95
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R99712211
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y892291739384132162917
Accidents59V01-X59140524192314102817
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V99163442111
               Accidental falls 61W00-W1925413107
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X49542161214523
               Other accidents4543564149
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X848212151716175
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09211
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y34511111
All other external causes  
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 16 Female deaths registered classified by cause of death and age group, July - September 20181
   Age Group
Cause of Death65 COD CodeICD-10 CodeTotal FemalesUnder 11-45-1415-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 and
Total Female Deaths0A00-Y893,4432555634631322445539231,453
            
Infectious and parasitic diseases:-1A00-B992811121211
Tuberculosis2A15-A19,B90633
Meningococcal infection3A39
AIDS (HIV Disease)4B20-B24
Viral Hepatitis5B15-B1911
Other infectious and parasitic diseases2111298
            
Neoplasms6C00-D481,09111123080148281322216
Malignant neoplasms of the:-7C00-C971,06611113079147277312208
Lip, oral cavity, pharynx8C00-C1414123521
Oesophagus9C1539461910
Stomach10C16282127106
Colon11C183911591211
Rectum and anus12C19-C21491145131213
Liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts13C22433311197
Pancreas14C2574178242014
Larynx and trachea/bronchus /lung15C32-C3420712736696923
Skin16C431421443
Breast17C501903153427364035
Cervix uteri18C5322234373
Other parts of uterus19C54-C5522131143
Ovary20C5668116192597
Prostate21C61
Kidney22C64211668
Bladder23C671611374
Lymph/haematopoietic tissue24C81-C9681114153120
Other malignant neoplasms13923614264543
            
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, immunological disorders25D50-D8916111256
            
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases26E00-E9091122254102738
Diabetes mellitus27E10-E1453111161825
            
Mental and behavioural disorders28F00-F992252858157
Alcohol abuse (including alcoholic psychosis)29F10
Drug dependence, toxicomania30F11-F16,F18-F19
              
Diseases of the nervous system and the sense organs31G00-H95197113246266688
Meningitis32G00-G0311
            
Diseases of the circulatory system:-33I00-I999711491637108226570
Ischaemic heart disease34I20-I2538416145192220
of which: (Acute myocardial infarction)I21149113223785
Other heart disease35I30-I33,I39-I5218811371338125
Cerebrovascular disease36I60-I6922544112654126
Other diseases of circulatory system  17412435184299
               
Diseases of the respiratory system37J00-J99430211121869119217
Influenza38J09-J113111
Pneumonia39J12-J191171292481
Chronic lower respiratory disease40J40-J4718019455867
of which: Asthma41J45-J46912114
Other diseases of the respiratory system 13011116143769
            
Diseases of the digestive system42K00-K931231539213846
Ulcer of stomach, duodenum and jejunum43K25-K28532
Chronic liver disease44K70,K73-K74191423621
Other diseases of the digestive system99116153343
            
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue45L00-L9910118
            
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective tissue46M00-M99301161012
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis47M05-M06,M15-M19413
              
Diseases of the genitourinary system48N00-N99731272142
Diseases of the kidney and ureter49N00-N2942241323
            
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium50O00-O99
              
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period1 51P00-P961010
            
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities52Q00-Q992210122331
Congenital malformations of the nervous system53Q00-Q0722
Congenital malformations of the circulatory system54Q20-Q2833
            
Symptoms, signs, abnormal findings, ill-defined causes55R00-R99204115
Sudden infant death syndrome56R9544
Unknown and unspecified causes57R96-R9911
            
External causes of injury and poisoning58V01-Y89106121012161391627
Accidents59V01-X59881310121181627
of which: Transport accidents60V01-V9961212
               Accidental falls 61W00-W191811277
               Accidental poisoning62X40-X4930188103
               Other accidents34131920
Suicide and intentional self harm63X60-X841526241
Homicide/assault64X85-Y09
Events of undetermined intent65Y10-Y343111
All other external causes  
1 Stillbirths not included.
Table 17 Infant and neonatal mortality by area of residence of deceased, July - September 2018
 Infant mortality 1 Neonatal mortality 2
Area of residenceNumberRate 3 NumberRate 3
State452.9 312.0
      
Leinster273.1 202.3
Carlow14.3 14.3
Dublin City42.3 21.2
South Dublin33.0 22.0
Fingal54.3 32.6
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 11.5 11.5
Kildare33.9 22.6
Kilkenny13.7 13.7
Laois 
Longford 
Louth 
Meath11.4 11.4
Offaly14.4 14.4
Westmeath13.2 13.2
Wexford49.0 36.8
Wicklow24.4 24.4
    
Munster123.0 82.0
Clare12.9 12.9
Cork City13.0 
Cork County42.8 32.1
Kerry25.0 25.0
Limerick City15.2 15.2
Limerick County 12.4 
Tipperary24.0 12.0
Waterford City 
Waterford County 
    
Connacht31.8 21.2
Galway City 
Galway County35.0 23.4
Leitrim 
Mayo 
Roscommon 
Sligo 
    
Ulster (part of)33.1 11.0
Cavan13.6 13.6
Donegal12.1 
Monaghan14.4 
    
Regional Authorities:     
Border32.310.8
Midland22.122.1
West32.221.5
Dublin132.981.8
Mid-East62.552.1
Mid-West53.532.1
South-East64.553.8
South-West73.3 52.3
1 Infant mortality rates: Deaths of infants under one year per 1,000 live births, classified by area of residence of mother.
2 Neonatal mortality rates: Deaths of infants under 28 days per 1,000 live births, classified by area of residence of mother.
3 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 18 Dementia 1 deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, July - September 2018
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemale
State374153221
    
Leinster20775132
Carlow211
Dublin City661947
South Dublin211011
Fingal14212
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 21516
Kildare1275
Kilkenny844
Laois633
Longford22
Louth1037
Meath1367
Offaly211
Westmeath413
Wexford954
Wicklow17611
    
Munster1075453
Clare1257
Cork City1376
Cork County321319
Kerry752
Limerick City541
Limerick County 1569
Tipperary1394
Waterford City422
Waterford County633
    
Connacht441628
Galway City211
Galway County15312
Leitrim211
Mayo1376
Roscommon532
Sligo716
    
Ulster1688
Cavan33
Donegal945
Monaghan413
    
Regional Authorities:   
Border251015
Midland1477
West351421
Dublin1223686
Mid-East522230
Mid-West452421
South-East291514
South-West522527
1 These figures do not include Lewy body dementia\disease (G31.8) or dementia in Picks disease ( F02.0)
Table 19 Alzheimer's deaths registered by county of residence of deceased, July - September 2018
Area of residenceTotalMaleFemale
State1314487
    
Leinster672443
Carlow11
Dublin City21714
South Dublin642
Fingal954
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 22
Kildare11
Kilkenny312
Laois33
Longford11
Louth835
Meath514
Offaly11
Westmeath
Wexford22
Wicklow413
    
Munster33825
Clare11
Cork City88
Cork County1055
Kerry22
Limerick City11
Limerick County 33
Tipperary624
Waterford City
Waterford County211
    
Connacht20713
Galway City22
Galway County716
Leitrim211
Mayo422
Roscommon11
Sligo422
    
Ulster1156
Cavan211
Donegal624
Monaghan321
    
Regional Authorities:   
Border1789
Midland55
West14410
Dublin381622
Mid-East18513
Mid-West1129
South-East844
South-West20515

Background Notes

Introduction

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

Methodology

All figures in this report are classified by quarter of registration and are provisional

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 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.

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

Births classified by area of residence of mother.

From January 2018 onwards where births take place within the State and the area of residence of the mother is outside the State, the area of residence of the mother is recorded as outside the State.  Prior to this births where the mother was residing outside the State were assigned to the location where the birth took place within the State.

NUTS2 and NUTS3 Regional Authority areas - January 2018

From the 1st January 2018 an Amendment of the EU NUTS legislation came into effect.  This reflects the new regional assembly structure and the other changes to the Local Government Act for Tipperary North, Tipperary South and Limerick and Waterford City and County Councils.  The composition of the new Regions breakdown is outlined below.

Up to December 2017 regional classifications were based on the NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units) classification used by Eurostat.  The NUTS3 regions corresponded to 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
  Monaghan     South Dublin
  Sligo      
      Mid-East Kildare
Midland Laois     Louth
  Longford     Meath
  Offaly     Wicklow
  Westmeath      
      Mid-West Clare
West Galway City     Limerick City and County
  Galway County     Tipperary
  Mayo      
  Roscommon   South-East Carlow
        Kilkenny
South West Cork City     Waterford City and County
  Cork County     Wexford
  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.

Civil Partnerships

Civil Partnership legislation was introduced in Ireland on the 1st January, 2011.  From 16th November 2015, when same-sex marriages legislation came into effect, same-sex couples no longer had the option to apply for a Civil Partnership.  However, couples that had given the required 3 months' notice of a Civil Partnership prior to 16th November 2015 were still entitled to have a Civil Partnership ceremony after that date.  

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.

Revision of rates

Rates for Births, Deaths and Marriages in quarter 4 2017 were revised for intercensal years 2012 to 2015 based on revised estimated usual residence population data.  Rates for 2016 have also been revised based on updated Census of Population usual residence population figures.  Rates for the quarter 2 was calculated using the relevant data in April 2018.

Usual Residence Population concept

For the purpose of this release the population concept of usual residence has been used, i.e. all persons usually resident and present in the State on census night, plus absent persons who are usually resident in Ireland, but are temporarily away from home and outside the State on Census night.  All persons are classified according to the region of their usual residence.

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.

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