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Births and Deaths: September 2009 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  17 November 2009
Highlights

In the September 2009 year:

  • 63,160 live births were registered in New Zealand, down from 64,540 in the September 2008 year.

  • The total fertility rate was 2.1 births per woman.

  • Women aged 30–34 years had the highest fertility rate (124 births per 1,000 women).

  • 28,680 deaths were registered, down from 29,130 in 2008.

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

  • The infant mortality rate was 4.5 deaths per 1,000 live births.

  • Births exceeded deaths by 34,480.
 
 

 Graph, Live births, 1989–2009.

Graph, Deaths, 1989–2009.

 
Geoff Bascand 17 November 2009
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0436
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