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

In the March 2012 year:

  • 60,860 live births and 29,811 deaths were registered in New Zealand, resulting in a natural increase (live births minus deaths) of 31,049.
  • There were 2,323 fewer births and 705 more deaths compared with the March 2011 year.
  • The total fertility rate was 2.0 births per woman.
  • The infant mortality rate was 4.6 deaths per 1,000 live births.

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

 
Geoff Bascand 16 May 2012
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0436
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