Increase In Number of Births Registered Last Year

CSO figures show there were over 58,443 in 2021.

The number of registered births in Ireland is down 21.7% since 2011.

That's despite an increase of 4.4% in the number of births registered last year.

CSO figures show there were 58,443 in 2021, up 2,484 on 2020.

The average age of first time mothers was 31.6 years last year, up slightly from 2020.

For all mothers the average age was 33.3 years.  

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