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Births and Deaths: Year ended December 2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  17 February 2012
Key facts

In the December 2011 year:

  • 61,400 live births and 30,080 deaths were registered in New Zealand, resulting in a natural increase (live births minus deaths) of 31,320.
  • There were 2,490 fewer births and 1,640 more deaths compared with the December 2010 year.
  • The total fertility rate was 2.1 births per woman.
  • The infant mortality rate was 4.7 per 1,000 live births.

 Graph, Births, deaths, and natural increase, 1952 to 2011.

 
Geoff Bascand 17 February 2012
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0436

 

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