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, marriage, divorce 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.

If you would like to receive notification of new publications being released by the team please send an email containing your contact details to

A copy of our workplan for 2017/18 is available here.

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User requested data

Our range of vital events statistics are published in a number of releases each year. In addition to these, you can request extra information from us on vital events topics of your choice.


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Adoptions and Re-Registrations

Summary statistics for adoptions can be found here.

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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. Links to these are provided below.

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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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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.


Summary statistics for Deaths can be found here.

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Summary statistics for divorces can be found here.

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Summary statistics for marriages can be found here.

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Registrar General Annual Report

The Annual Report of the Registrar General provides 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. Finalised data for each year can be found in the Registrar General Annual Report


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Most recent documents

Birth Statistics

08 November 2018

Death Statistics

08 November 2018

Marriage Statistics

08 November 2018

Divorce Statistics

08 November 2018

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Contacts for Births, Deaths and Marriages

Births, Deaths and Marriages

Vital Statistics/Demographic Statistics 
Colby House
Stranmillis Court

Telephone: +44(0)28 9025 5156