Latest stats show over 2,000 babies were born in Donegal in 2012

babyThere was almost twice as many births in Donegal as deaths in 2012.

The figures are contained in the CSO's vital statistics document for 2012.

In 2012 there were 2,068 babies were born in County Donegal.

1,400 of those were born withing a marriage or civil partnership. 667 or 32% of babies were born outside of a marriage or civil partnership.

The average age of woman in Donegal who had their first child outside a partnership or marriage in 2012 was 25.3 - inside a relationship the age was almost 32. 60 babies were born to woman under the age of 20.

Most babies were delivered in in the months of April, May and June.

There were 1,140 deaths in the county in 2012 - well over half of those where in the 75 and over age group.