Births, Deaths and Marriages

Statistics on vital events (including births, deaths and marriages).

The Vital Statistics Team provide statistics on vital events registered by the General Register Office (GRO) for Northern Ireland; these include birth, stillbirth, marriage and death registrations. These statistics are important in providing information to support the delivery of public services and are used by the European Union and United Nations for international comparisons.

Finalised Annual Statistics on all these registrations and more are available from the Registrar General Annual Report.

Further provisional statistics for more recent years are available from the Registrar General Quarterly Tables.

We are constantly trying to improve our service and would like to hear your feedback on how we are doing.  Have you time to complete our short User Survey?  Please note that this link will take you to an external site.

If you would like to receive notification of new publications being released by the team please send an email containing your contact details to demography@nisra.gov.uk

Our workplan for 2019/20 is available on our Vital Statistics documentation page.

Related statistics

User Requested Data

Vital events statistics are published in a number of releases each year. If however you require extra analysis that isn't already published, you can submit a request. Previous user requests are published here

 

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Vital Statistics Documentation

Quality and Information Documentation for Vital Statistics Outputs

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Adoptions and Re-Registrations

While Adoption registers are closed and therefore detailed information is not available, annual headline figures on adoptions and re-registrations of births are available in this section of the website.

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Births

This section contains Births statistics from 1887 onwards and Baby Names statistics from 1997 onwards for Northern Ireland.

Summary statistics for Births can be found here

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Cause of Death

NISRA are involved in the production of a number of other reports relating to specific causes of death. Information on Alcohol deaths, Drug-Related Deaths, Suicide, Excess Winter Mortality (EWM) and Healthcare-Associated Infections (HCAI) are available here.

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Civil Partnerships

The Civil Partnership Act came into force in December 2005, enabling same-sex couples to obtain legal recognition of their relationship.

Summary statistics for Civil Partnerships and Civil Partnership Dissolutions can be found here.

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Deaths

This section contains Death and Infant Death statistics from 1887 onwards for Northern Ireland, as well as Stillbirth statistics from 1974 onwards.  Life Expectancy figures are also available here.

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Divorces

Decree absolute data is provided to NISRA by the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service (NICTS).  Tables on the number of divorces granted each year in Northern Ireland are produced on an annual basis and are available in this section.

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Marriages

This section contains data on the number of Marriages celebrated from 1887 onwards.

Summary statistics for marriages can be found here.

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Registrar General Annual Report

The Annual Report of the Registrar General provides finalised detailed demographic statistics for Northern Ireland.

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Registrar General Quarterly Report

The Registrar General Quarterly tables provide provisional statistics on births, deaths, stillbirths, marriages and civil partnerships for each 3-month period in Northern Ireland.

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Contacts for Births, Deaths and Marriages

Births, Deaths and Marriages

Vital Statistics/Demographic Statistics 
Colby House
Stranmillis Court
BELFAST
BT9 5RR

Telephone: +44(0)28 9025 5156

Email: demography@nisra.gov.uk