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Births and Deaths: Year ended December 2015
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  17 February 2016
Key facts

In the December 2015 year:

  • 61,038 live births and 31,608 deaths were registered in New Zealand, resulting in a natural increase (live births minus deaths) of 29,430.
  • There were 3,796 more births and 545 more deaths compared with 2014.
  • The total fertility rate was 1.99 births per woman.
  • The infant mortality rate was 4.1 deaths per 1,000 live births.

 Graph, Births, deaths, and natural increase, 1962–2015.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0436
17 February 2016
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