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Births and Deaths: Year ended December 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  19 February 2013
Key facts

In the December 2012 year:

  • 61,178 live births and 30,099 deaths were registered in New Zealand, resulting in a natural increase (live births minus deaths) of 31,079.
  • There were 225 fewer births and 17 more deaths compared with 2011.
  • The total fertility rate was 2.0 births per woman.
  • The infant mortality rate was 4.2 deaths per 1,000 live births.

 Graph, Births, deaths, and natural increase, 1952–2012.

 
Geoff Bascand 19 February 2013
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0436
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