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Births and Deaths: September 2010 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  19 November 2010
Key facts

In the September 2010 year:

  • 63,730 live births were registered in New Zealand, up 570 from 63,160 in 2009.

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

  • The median age of women giving birth was 30 years.

  • The total fertility rate was 2.1 births per woman.

  • 28,790 deaths were registered.

  • The age-standardised death rate was 3.8 deaths per 1,000 mean estimated population, down from 4.8 in 2000.

  • The infant mortality rate was 5.2 deaths per 1,000 live births.

  • Births exceeded deaths by 34,940.

 

Graph, Live births, 1990–2010.  

Graph, Deaths, 1990–2010.

 
Geoff Bascand 19 November 2010
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0436
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