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Births and Deaths: Year ended June 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  16 August 2012
Key facts

In the June 2012 year:

  • 61,031 live births and 29,846 deaths were registered in New Zealand, resulting in a natural increase (live births minus deaths) of 31,185.
  • There were 1,628 fewer births and 521 more deaths compared with the June 2011 year.
  • The total fertility rate was 2.0 births per woman.
  • The infant mortality rate was 4.7 deaths per 1,000 live births.

 Graph, Births, deaths and natural increase, 1952–2012.

 
Vince Galvin 16 August 2012
Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0436
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