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Births and Deaths: March 2010 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  17 May 2010
Key facts

In the March 2010 year:

  • 63,950 live births were registered in New Zealand, down from 64,160 in the March 2009 year.

  • The total fertility rate was 2.2 births per woman.

  • Women aged 30–34 years has the highest fertility rate (126 births per 1,000 women).

  • 28,840 deaths were registered, down from 29,150 in the March 2009 year.

  • The median age at death was 77 years for males and 83 years for females.

  • The infant mortality rate was 5.0 deaths per 1,000 live births.

  • Births exceeded deaths by 35,110.

 

 Graph, Live births, 1990–2010.

Graph, Deaths, 1990–2010.

 
Geoff Bascand 17 May 2010
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0436
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