Registrar General Quarterly Tables 2022 Quarter 1

Date published: 25 May 2022

The Quarter 1 (January to March) 2022 Registrar General Quarterly Tables were published this morning at 9.30am.

Key Points

  • The statistics show a provisional total of 4,523 deaths registered in Q1 of 2022.  Of this total, 295 (6.5%) deaths had Covid-19 as the underlying cause. This compares with 1,151 (25.4%) deaths due to cancer, 415 (9.2%) deaths due to Ischaemic heart disease, and 441 (9.8%) due to respiratory diseases (excluding Covid-19 deaths).
  • There were 48 deaths due to suicide (including events of undetermined intent) registered in Quarter 1 2022. This figure cannot be interpreted as the number of suicides occurring during Quarter 1 2022, however, due to the time delay in such deaths being investigated by the Coroner and subsequently being registered.
  • It should be noted that suicide statistics for the years 2015 to 2020 were under review by NISRA and Coroners’ Service NI. The findings of this review, along with a revised time series of data for 2015 to 2020 will be released tomorrow, Thursday 26 May 2022. Quarterly data for those years will be revised in line with these findings and will be reflected in the Quarter 2 2022 release.
  • A total of 1,024 marriages were registered in Quarter 1 2022, and 9 civil partnerships. This compares with 676 marriages registered in Quarter 1 of 2021, and is more in line with pre Covid-19 numbers for the same period. Whereas civil partnership registrations for the same period each year shows a lot of variation, even pre-pandemic.
  • The number of births registered in Quarter 1 2022 was 5,451, which is continuing the slight downward trend observed before the pandemic.

Tables are available in Registrar General Quarterly Report.

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