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Births and Deaths: Year ended December 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  19 February 2014
Key facts

In the December 2013 year:

  • 58,717 live births and 29,568 deaths were registered in New Zealand, resulting in a natural increase (live births minus deaths) of 29,149.
  • There were 2,461 fewer births and 531 fewer deaths compared with 2012.
  • The total fertility rate was 2.0 births per woman.
  • The infant mortality rate was 4.4 deaths per 1,000 live births.

 Graph, Births, deaths, and natural increase, 1952–2013.

 
Liz MacPherson 19 February 2014
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0436
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