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Births and Deaths: June 2009 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  17 August 2009
Highlights

In the June 2009 year:

  • 62,960 live births were registered in New Zealand, down from 64,140 in the June 2008 year.

  • The drop in live births was largely due to fewer births in the Auckland region.

  • The birth rate was 2.1 births per woman.

  • Women aged 30–34 years had the highest fertility rate (123 births per 1,000 women).

  • 28,960 deaths were registered.

  • The age-standardised death rate was 4.0 deaths per 1,000 mean estimated resident population.

  • The infant mortality rate was 4.6 deaths per 1,000 live births.

  • Births exceeded deaths by 34,000.
 
 

 Graph, Live births 1989-2009.

Graph, Deaths 1989-2009.

 
Geoff Bascand 17 August 2009
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0436
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