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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: -2°C

# Birth Rate

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China is now allowing couples to have three children - state media
The change is being made due to concerns over an ageing workforce and economic stagnation.
There were 1,041 teenagers who became mothers in Ireland last year
The number represents a 5% decline and the HSE has welcomed the trend.
By EU standards, Ireland is pumping out new babies
Ireland has the highest birth rate in the EU.
Islam is set to have as many followers as Christianity by 2060
Islam has 1.8 billion followers, but a Muslim baby boom is expected.
The Irish aren't making as many babies as they used to...
At present our birth rate isn’t high enough to replace our population. However, we’re also dying less and getting married more.
Irish people are having fewer babies, but still quite like getting married
The Fingal area of Dublin recorded the highest birth rate in the country with the lowest rate recorded in Mayo.
Ireland has highest birth rate of all 27 EU nations
New figures from the ESRI also show there were 1,217 sets of twins born last year, and 33 sets of triplets.
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Birth rate declines by 9 per cent as marriages increase
The figures from the Central Statistics Office also showed that 36.5 per cent of total births in January to March were to parents outside marriage.
Births and deaths are down but marriages are up in Q3 2012
The highest percentage of births outside marriage or civil partnership was in Limerick, while the lowest was in Galway.
Ireland retains highest birth rate of any EU country
An ESRI study shows a larger proportion of the Irish population having children than any other EU member state.
Birth rate falls, but Irish women remain Europe's most fertile
The average Irish woman will have 2.06 children in her childbearing years – more than anyone else in the European Union.
Young men around twice as likely to emigrate as women - report
An ESRI analysis of the Census 2011 data suggests that more than one in ten men aged in their 20s have left Ireland.
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Latest Eurostat yearbook shows how we compare to our EU neighbours across a range of issues from household expenses to marriage and divorce.
Ireland has one of highest birth and lowest death rates in EU
New demographic stats show Ireland has highest natural growth – as population of EU tops 502 million.
Ireland by numbers: The country's vital statistics
From births, to deaths, to unmarried parents – we look at the latest figures which make up the country.
Ireland has highest birth rate in the EU
The latest ESRI data also shows an increase in the age of women giving birth as well as an increase in the amount of births by caesarean section.
Ireland's population to jump to 6.5 million by 2060
Ireland is going to see a population boom of 46 per cent in the next 50 years according to the EU’s statistics office, and we’re all going to be living longer too.
Ireland has highest birth rate in the EU
Ireland has both the highest birth and lowest death rate in Europe – but it’s not all good news.