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Births and Deaths: June 2008 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  18 August 2008
Highlights

In the June 2008 year:

  • There were 64,140 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 median age of women giving birth to their first child was 28 years.

  • The infant mortality rate was 5.4 deaths per 1,000 live births.

  • There were 28,690 deaths registered.

  • Births exceeded deaths by 35,460.
 

 

Graph, Live Births.

Graph, Deaths.

 
 
 Geoff Bascand 18 August 2008
 Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0436
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