Ireland - Deaths





Ireland: Deaths

Mnemonic DTH.IIRL
Unit #
Quarterly 0.56 %
Data 2018 Q4 7,103
2018 Q3 7,143

Series Information

Source Central Statistics Office (CSO)
Release Vital Statistics
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1960
End Date 12/31/2018

Ireland: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Births 2018 Q4 14,510 15,428 # Quarterly
Deaths 2018 Q4 7,103 7,143 # Quarterly
Population 2018 4,857 4,792 Ths. #, NSA Annual
Net Migration 2017 23,497 # Annual
Birth Rate 2015 14.1 14.6 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Death Rate 2015 6.5 # per Ths. pop. Annual

Release Information

For Ireland, intercensal estimates of demographic vital statistics (births, deaths, rates thereof), for NUTS 2 and 3 and more granular areas. Quarterly from 1960.

The source writes:

Annual intercensal estimates by sex and age. The intercensal estimates are based on the Census of Population which is carried out every five years, adjusted for births, deaths and estimated migration. The reference period is April of the year in question.

The definition used for measuring population is the usual residence.

The most recent census was held on 23 April 2006.

Six years retrospection is given for population classified by five-year age groups and sex. The population for the most recent year is broken down by sex and age group, by sex and age group and Regional Authority area (NUTS3). Immigrants are classified by sex, country of origin, nationality and age group for the most recent six years. Emigrants are classified similarly apart from nationality.

The source writes:

Live births

  • SURVEY NAME: Live Births Registration
  • SURVEY PURPOSE: To provide information on live births in Ireland. Used in calculating natural increase which contributes to the population estimates. Used in fertility analysis.
  • LEGISLATIVE BASIS: The data is collected under the Vital Statistics Act 1952 and Section 73 of the Civil Registration Act 2004.
  • PERIODICITY: Not applicable
  • TARGET POPULATION: All live births in Ireland.
  • SAMPLING FRAME: n/a
  • SURVEY SIZE: Approximately 60,000 births occur in Ireland each year.
  • PRINCIPAL VARIABLES COLLECTED: Birth weight, Gestational Age, Date of birth of infant, Date of birth of parents, Marital status of mother, Number of previous children, County of residence of mother, Multiplicity, Occupation of parents, Baby's forename.

Deaths

  • SURVEY NAME: Deaths Registration
  • SURVEY PURPOSE: To provide information on mortality in Ireland. Used in mortality analysis and life expectancy.
  • LEGISLATIVE BASIS: The data is collected under the Vital Statistics Act 1952 and Section 73 of the Civil Registration Act 2004.
  • PERIODICITY: Not applicable.
  • TARGET POPULATION: All deaths in Ireland.
  • SAMPLING FRAME: Not applicable
  • SURVEY SIZE: Approximately 30,000 deaths occur in Ireland each year.
  • PRINCIPAL VARIABLES COLLECTED: Date of death, Address of residence of deceased, Place of death, Cause of death, Occupation of deceased, Age of deceased, Sex of deceased, Marital Status of deceased.

The source writes:

The annual estimates for the period after the most recent Census are preliminary until the next Census takes place. When final data from this Census becomes available the intercensal estimates are revised and are then considered final.

Inter-censal population estimates are preliminary and may be subject to revision once the results of the next census become available. Preliminary estimates and subsequent revisions are clearly indicated.