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Births and Deaths: Year ended December 2014
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  18 February 2015
Key facts

In the December 2014 year:

  • 57,242 live births and 31,063 deaths were registered in New Zealand, resulting in a natural increase (live births minus deaths) of 26,179.
  • There were 1,475 fewer births and 1,495 more deaths compared with 2013.
  • The total fertility rate was 1.92 births per woman.
  • The infant mortality rate was 5.7 deaths per 1,000 live births.

 Graph, Births, deaths, and natural increase, 1952–2014.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0436
18 February 2015
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