Births and Deaths: Year ended September 2012

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  20 November 2012
Media release  – 
Births still on downward trend

Key facts

In the September 2012 year:

  • 60,462 live births and 29,956 deaths were registered in New Zealand, resulting in a natural increase (live births minus deaths) of 30,506.
  • There were 1,799 fewer births and 249 more deaths compared with the September 2011 year.
  • The total fertility rate was 2.0 births per woman.
  • The infant mortality rate was 4.6 deaths per 1,000 live births.

 Graph, Births, deaths, and natural increase, September year, 1952 to 2012.

 
Geoff Bascand 20 November 2012
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0436