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Births and Deaths: December 2009 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  22 February 2010
Key facts
  • Life expectancy at birth was 82.4 years for females and 78.4 years for males in 2007–09.

  • The gap between male and female life expectancy has narrowed from 6.4 years in 1975–77 to 4.0 years in 2007–09.

In the December 2009 year:

  • 62,540 live births were registered in New Zealand, down from 64,340 in the December 2008 year.

  • 28,960 deaths were registered.

  • Births exceeded deaths by 33,580.

  • The total fertility rate was 2.1.


 

 Graph, Live births, 1989–2009.

Graph, Deaths, 1989–2009.

 
Vince Galvin 22 February 2010
Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0436
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