October 20, 2021
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Kilkenny births and deaths: far more boys being born than girls

By COLIN BARTLEY

THERE are nearly three boys being born for every two girls in Kilkenny.

The figures were revealed by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in a new report published by the State body this week.

According to the CSO’s ‘Q1 Vital Statistics’ report, 28 more boys were born than girls in the first three months of this year.

There was a total of 298 babies born in Kilkenny city and county in the first quarter of the year, 162 of these were boys, while just 136 were girls, a difference of about 10%

The national figures show a much smaller difference, where new-born boys outnumber girls by just over 2%.

As a population as a whole, there are roughly 50,000 more males in Ireland than there are females according to the report.

 

 

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