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Vital Statistics

Quarter 1 2020

                                    Quarter 1 2020Quarter 1 2019
   
Births14,37115,893
Deaths 8,6748,618
Marriages 2,8863,235
Natural increase5,6977,275

The number of births decreased by 1,522 (9.6%) while deaths increased by 56 (0.6%) compared to the same period in 2019.

Births Deaths and Natural Increase Quarter 1 2014 to 2020
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There were 14,371 births in quarter 1 2020, 1,522 births or 9.6% less than the same period in 2019.  This corresponds to a birth rate of 11.7 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 1.4 per thousand population from quarter 1 2019.

There were 8,674 deaths in quarter 1 2020, an increase of 0.6% (or 56 deaths) from quarter 1 2019.  This equates to a death rate of 7.0 per 1,000 population, a decrease of 0.1 points from quarter 1 2019.

There were 42 infant deaths registered in quarter 1 2020 giving an infant mortality rate of 2.9 per 1,000 live births.

The number of births less the number of deaths in quarter 1 2020 resulted in a natural increase of population of 5,697 persons.