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Births and Deaths: March 2008 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  14 May 2008
Highlights

In the March 2008 year:

  • There were 63,250 live births registered in New Zealand.
  • The birth rate was 2.1 births per woman.
  • Women aged 30–34 years had the highest fertility rate (125 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 5.3 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • There were 28,300 deaths registered.
  • Births exceeded deaths by 34,960
 

 Graph, Live Births.
Graph, Deaths.

 
 Geoff Bascand 14 May 2008
 Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0436
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