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Births and Deaths: December 2008 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  18 February 2009
Highlights
In the December 2008 year: 
  • There were 64,340 live births registered in New Zealand.
  • The birth rate was 2.2 births per woman.
  • Women aged 30–34 years had the highest fertility rate (126 births per 1,000 women).
  • The median age of women giving birth was 30 years.
  • The infant mortality rate was 5.0 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • There were 29,190 deaths registered.Births exceeded deaths by 35,160.
 Graph, Live Births.  Graph, Deaths.
 Dallas Welch (Mrs) 18 February 2009
 Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0436
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