CSO Figures help paint a picture of life in Roscommon

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office today have helped paint a picture of the lives of Roscommon people during 2015.
Roscommon Births

751 Births were registered in the County in 2015 – 391 Boys and 360 Girls. Jack and Thomas were the most popular names for Boys born in the county, while Ella was the most popular Girls name. An infographic showing the most popular Baby names in the country can be viewed here

Nationally, the average age of mothers giving birth in 2015 was 32.5 years and almost two out of every five births were to first time mothers, whose average age was 30.7 years.

Roscommon Deaths

533 people died in the county last year; 287 Men and 246 Women.

Diseases of the Circulatory system (Heart and Arteries) was the most common cause of death (173). 142 people died from Cancer and 77 died from “Diseases of the Respiratory system” which includes Pneumonia. There were 128 deaths were due to accidents and “other External causes” and 12 people died by suicide.

The figure of 12 suicides, relative to the population of the county, shows a suicide rate of almost 19 per 1,000 – which, along with Waterford, is the highest rate in the country.

If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulties, details of local mental health services and supports can be found at and at

Nationally, there were 29,952 deaths registered in 2015, which is almost 9.2% higher than in 2005 when there were 27,441 deaths registered.

Roscommon Marriages

There were 244 Marriages registered in the county last year and 75% of Roscommon Brides married Grooms residing in the county.

The average age for Grooms in the county was 34.4 – which, along with Carlow, Donegal and Monaghan is the lowest in the country. While the average age from Brides was 32.5.

There were no civil partnerships registered in, Carlow, North Tipperary, Leitrim, Roscommon, Cavan or Monaghan.

Marriages in Roscommon

An interesting statistic showed that a large number of people from outside the county chose to get married here as 305 Marriages were celebrated in the County last year. The majority of the ceremonies were Catholic, while the next most popular option, Civil Marriages, stood at 49.


23 of the 29 Divorce Applications received by Roscommon Circuit Court were granted, 8 of the 12 Judicial Separations received were granted and the only Nullity application received was granted.