Celebrate the wonderful Irish Mammy this Mother's Day 2019 with some amazing statistics from 2018
The Irish mammy is a beloved figure within Ireland, one that should be rightly celebrated on Mother's Day, March 31 for 2019.
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The Central Statistics Office (CSO) in Ireland has compiled their quarterly vital statistics which shed some light on the modern Irish mammy:
Number of births in Ireland:
The CSO reports that 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.
Ages of mothers in Ireland:
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.
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Location of births in Ireland:
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.
Birth order in Ireland:
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.
The nationality of mothers in Ireland:
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.
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* The sources of this information are taken from the CSO's Vital Statistics Third Quarter 2018 report that was published on March 15, 2019.
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