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Registrar General Northern Ireland Annual Report 2008


Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency (NISRA)

Subject Keywords: Demographic statistics for Northern Ireland
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Type: Report
Region: Northern Ireland

This report outlines the work of the General Register Office and presents detailed information on the demography of Northern Ireland. Detailed statistical tables are presented as a supplement to the report on the attached compact disc and on the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency website (

The number of births registered has risen in each of the last six years with the Northern Ireland birth rate now higher than many European countries. Last year whilst the number of deaths increased marginally, after allowing for the older population, the age-adjusted death rate fell. Vital statistics data have been added to this year with the publication of further information on healthcare associated infection and influenza related mortality. Migration has also become an increasingly important component of demographic change creating a more diverse society. Thus whilst last year over 90 per cent of births here were to British or Irish born mothers, the remaining birth registrations relate to mothers who were themselves born in over one hundred different countries from around the world. Chapter one of the report summarises the wide range of demographic statistics.

In the 2008 report, the second chapter looks at Trends in Cancer Mortality in Northern Ireland written by Dr Anna Gavin and Dr David Donnelly of the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry.



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Suggested citation:

Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency (NISRA). (2009) Registrar General Northern Ireland Annual Report 2008 [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 17th September 2019].


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