Registrar General Historical Reports

Registrar General Historical Reports

Please note: We are in the process of revising deaths data in light of the findings of the Review of Suicide Statistics which applies to the years 2015-2020. The annual cause of death data available in the 2020 and 2021 Registrar General Reports already reflect the initial findings which were published in May 2022, however they do not yet reflect the full findings that were published in November 2022. Revisions to individual historical RG tables (from 2015 onwards) will be rolled out in the coming months.

Users are urged to use the most recent release of the Registrar General Annual Reports where possible, which are reflective of most recent population estimates (including rebased populations) and latest quality assurance procedures.

Prior to 1st January, 1922, the Acts relating to Births, Deaths and Marriages, in Ireland were administered by the Registrar-General, Dublin, who annually submitted a report to Parliament.

The transfer to the Government of Northern Ireland of the functions formerly exercised by the Registrar General, Dublin, was effected on 1st January 1922 by Order in Council dated 9th November 1921.

Copies of the All Ireland annual reports from 1887 to 1921, and all the Annual Reports of the Registrar General Northern Ireland produced since 1922 are available from this website. The files are available in PDF format and to read these files you will need a copy of Abode Acrobat Reader 5.0 or greater. This can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website.

The file size has been specified beside the report name as some files are quite large in size and may take some time to download.