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.
Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
17 February 2016