Births and Deaths: Year ended June 2011

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  16 August 2011

Key facts

In the June 2011 year:

  • 62,660 live births and 29,320 deaths were registered in New Zealand, resulting in a natural increase (live births minus deaths) of 33,330.
  • There were 1,460 fewer births and 480 more deaths compared with the June 2010 year.
  • The total fertility rate was 2.1 births per woman.
  • The infant mortality rate was 4.90 per 1,000 live births.

According to the 2008–2010 abridged period life tables:

  • Life expectancy at birth was 82.7 for females and 78.8 years for males.
  Graph, Live births, 1991–2011.

Graph, Deaths, 1991–2011.
 
Geoff Bascand 16 August 2011
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